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Subject: RE: [pbd-se] FW: [members] Call for Participation: Classification of Everyday Living (COEL) TC

Having looked in more detail, they do actually seem to want to "do the right thing" with privacy, transparency, user control, etc.
I think the emphasis should be on: What relationship should we have with the new TC, if any?

Sent via my phone. Apologies for brevity - it's not easy writing on a moving planet.

-----Original Message-----
From: "Colin Wallis" <Colin.Wallis@dia.govt.nz>
Sent: ‎6/‎8/‎2015 21:07
To: "Peter F Brown" <peter@peterfbrown.com>
Cc: "pmrm@lists.oasis-open.org" <pmrm@lists.oasis-open.org>; "pbd-se@lists.oasis-open.org" <pbd-se@lists.oasis-open.org>
Subject: Re: [pbd-se] FW: [members] Call for Participation: Classification of Everyday Living (COEL) TC

Well, there's a case for standardisation, even for 'bad' behaviour. 
It makes it more predictable 😄.

Sent from my iPhone

On 9/06/2015, at 7:29 am, Peter F Brown <peter@peterfbrown.com> wrote:

Hi, you will all have seen this announcement too.
I’m not sure how I feel about this, as a privacy professional: as something facilitating bad behavior or an opportunity to do things right. I would like to think the latter but fear the former (which taken to a logical extreme, scares the bejeezus out of me).
Should we discuss how (and if) we can work with this new TC?
Peter F Brown
Independent Consultant

”Using Information Technologies to Empower and Transform”
200 S Barrington Ave., #49719
Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA
Tel: +1.310.694.2278
From: Chet Ensign [mailto:chet.ensign@oasis-open.org] 
Sent: 08 June, 2015 11:10
To: tc-announce@lists.oasis-open.org; members@lists.oasis-open.org; coel@lists.oasis-open.org
Cc: david.snelling@uk.fujitsu.com; <Adriano.Sergian@uk.fujitsu.com>; <Joss@activinsights.co.uk>; GENEActiv Activinsights; <matt@coelition.org>; Carol Geyer; Robin Cover; OASIS TAB
Subject: [members] Call for Participation: Classification of Everyday Living (COEL) TC
OASIS members & interested parties,
A new OASIS technical committee is being formed. The OASIS Classification of Everyday Living (COEL) Technical Committee (TC) has been proposed by the members of OASIS listed in the charter below. The TC name, statement of purpose, scope, list of deliverables, audience, IPR mode and language specified in this proposal will constitute the TC's official charter. Submissions of technology for consideration by the TC, and the beginning of technical discussions, may occur no sooner than the TC's first meeting.
The eligibility requirements for becoming a participant in the TC at the first meeting are:
(a) you must be an employee or designee of an OASIS member organization or an individual member of OASIS, and
(b) you must join the Technical Committee, which members may do by using the Roster "join group: link on the TC's web page at [a].
To be considered a voting member at the first meeting:
(a) you must join the Technical Committee at least 7 days prior to the first meeting (on or before 08 July 2015); and
(b) you must attend the first meeting of the TC, at the time and date fixed below (15 July 2015).
Participants also may join the TC at a later time. OASIS and the TC welcomes all interested parties.
Non-OASIS members who wish to participate may contact us about joining OASIS [b]. In addition, the public may access the information resources maintained for each TC: a mail list archive, document repository and public comments facility, which will be linked from the TC's public home page at [c].
Please feel free to forward this announcement to any other appropriate lists. OASIS is an open standards organization; we encourage your participation.

[a] https://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/coel/
[b] See http://www.oasis-open.org/join/ 
[c] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/coel/


OASIS Classification of Everyday Living (COEL) Technical Committee Charter
The charter for this TC is as follows.
(1)(a) TC Name
OASIS Classification of Everyday Living (COEL) Technical Committee
(1)(b) Statement of Purpose
The purpose of the COEL TC is to create the standards necessary for the successful formation and growth of a business ecosystem aimed at providing personalised services. 
Personalised services, such as those that emerge from loyalty card schemes or branded wearable devices, form a large and growing market. However, these solutions exist only as narrow, vertically-integrated propositions. As such, information exchange between various domains is hampered and the cost of creating complete vertical solutions restricts uptake to large players, excluding the small to medium enterprise market and the public sector (where personalised services could offer the greatest human value). All these solutions share one thing, the need to understand what we do as humans and what we might do next. This behavioural aspect of personalised services is at the core of the COEL TC aims.
Any system or device that collects data for the provision of personalised services is likely to be handling information that individuals would classify as personal or sensitive. The objective of the COEL TC in this domain will be to create transparent technical frameworks that respects the data of individuals, can be trusted by individuals and are compatible with the needs of regulators in a wide range of jurisdictions.
Building the infrastructure for these services requires many distinct capabilities, including capture of behavioural data, a comprehensive framework for describing behaviour, secure transmission and storage of this data, maintenance of a separation between this data and directly identifying personal information, the development of complex data analytics to interpret the data, and imaginative strategies to deliver value to both business and the end user through personalised service offerings. Standards and best practices are required to address each of these so that an ecosystem can function in which each actor focuses on their strengths providing value to the rest of the ecosystem.
The COEL TC will develop and publish the standards necessary to realise an ecosystem for personalised services. The specific projects targeted by this TC are:
* development of a taxonomy of human activity (the Classification of Everyday Living), 
* a format and protocol for the representation, transmission, storage and referencing of individual instances of human behaviour (called Behavioural Atoms) and their associated context, 
* an ecosystem architecture delineating the roles and responsibilities of ecosystem players, and 
* a set of technical requirements for implementing this architecture.
In an ecosystem of this type, business-to-business interactions can be defined and conducted to share data in appropriate ways about personal behaviours (such as consumer brand consumption).  The source of this model for a business-to-business ecosystem of this kind is Coelition <coelition.org> (see the Contributions referenced below). Within such an ecosystem, participants could agree to share and/or license consumer-facing brand and behaviour instance data (Behavioural Atoms). A complete specification for the necessary processes for such an ecosystem may include defining intermediary roles, the patterns for interactions among participants, and methods for determining compliance with these specifications.
(1)(c) Scope
The COEL TC will develop the documentation, in the form of OASIS specifications, necessary for operating the Coelition ecosystem from the technical and process perspectives. A complete description of the Coelition concept can be found here [1] and on the Coelition website [2]. The deliverables described in the next section address the following three specific domains, which are within the scope of this TC: A model, a process and a protocol.
Classification Model:  The TC will develop a classification of everyday living. The aim is to produce an agreed taxonomy of things that people do. The hierarchical structure of the taxonomy will provide decreasing granularity of activity with depth in the hierarchy. For example, at the highest level a person might ‘Travel’. As the activity becomes more completely described, the granularity decreases and we have ‘Travelling by land’, then by ‘Car’, and finally by ‘Sports car’. The TC will also document the guidelines used to develop this taxonomy, e.g. that each level should be complete and mutually exclusive, or what the finest granularity of activity should encompass. The normative representations, and any serializations, of the classification model will be determined by the TC.
Process Architecture: The TC will describe the architecture of this business ecosystem. This will include descriptions of the business-to-business actors in a conforming ecosystem, and their respective roles. The architecture will include a privacy model that specifies how actors follow certain technical requirements in order to ensure that individual privacy is adequately protected. These technical requirements will be documented by the TC and should be detailed enough to facilitate audit or accreditation. 
Protocols: In terms of technical protocols, the TC will describe protocols for those interactions among components of an ecosystem that are mandatory in order to comply with and sustain the process architecture. The expected protocols are described under "Deliverables" below. It is intended that the TC and its deliverables only describe what is absolutely required for the ecosystem to function, as the aim is to leave as much scope for innovation and business differentiation as possible. 
The manifesto chapter of “Data to Life” [1] is available as a description of the envisioned human behaviour data ecosystem architecture and guidelines. 
The following are specifically out of scope:
* The TC will not develop or provide branding or promotional content.
* The TC will not develop or provide consumer-facing aspects of an ecosystem; its deliverables are intended to specify business-to-business data exchanges and sharing arrangements.
* The TC will not develop or provide legal advice.
* The TC will not make specific recommendations on compliance with laws or regulations in different countries or regions.
* The TC will not address issues related to how Behavioural Atoms are technically detected and measured. For example, the protocol will structure how information about sleep or sleep quality is described and shared, but it will not specify how a wearables device detects or measures sleep quality.
* The TC will not address the types of complex queries that are likely to be performed against a store of Behavioural Atom data.
* The TC will not certify implementations of any standards.
(1)(d) Deliverables
The following deliverables will be produced by the COEL TC. Each is expected to be a separate document, although some may be divided further or refactored by the TC to facilitate development. The order listed is expected to be the order of development, although work is likely to proceed in parallel and the TC may determine which projects are completed at what time.
1) The COEL Model: the Coelition's contributed model (see below) is described as a four-level taxonomy, with nested levels describing everyday human activities in increasing detail. This deliverable is intended to be capable of representing and meaningfully classifying any and all routine human behaviours. It also will include guidelines for creating classifications itself, e.g. completeness, mutual exclusivity, and the granularity of each level. 
2) The Behavioural Atom Form

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