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Subject: 15-day Public Review for Biometric Identity Assurance Services (BIAS) SOAP Profile Version 1.0

The Biometric Identity Assurance Services (BIAS) Integration TC [1] members have produced an updated Committee Specification Draft (CSD) and submitted this specification for 15-day public review:

Biometric Identity Assurance Services (BIAS) SOAP Profile Version 1.0
Committee Specification Draft 04 /Public Review Draft 03
03 August 2011

Specification Overview:
The BIAS SOAP Profile specifies XML encoded SOAP messages to exchange biometric data and perform biometric-based identity operations. These SOAP-based services enable an application to invoke biometric identity assurance operations remotely within a Services Oriented Architecture (SOA). BIAS is intended to provide a common, yet flexible, Web services interface that can be used within both closed and open SOA systems. The BIAS SOAP Profile is a companion document to ANSI INCITS 442-2010 - Biometric Identity Assurance Services.

TC Description:
The OASIS BIAS Integration TC complements the efforts of the InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS), www.incits.org, to provide the biometrics and security industries with a documented, open framework for deploying and invoking identity assurance capabilities that can be readily accessed as services. The OASIS BIAS Integration TC defines and describes methods and bindings by which the INCITS BIAS framework can be used within XML-based transactional Web services and service-oriented architectures.

Public Review Period:
The public review starts Tuesday, 27 September 2011 and ends Wednesday, 12 October 2011. The specification was previously submitted for a 15-day public review on 26 February 2011 [2]. This 15-day review is limited in scope to changes made from the previous review.

Changes are highlighted in the diff-marked PDF file [3].

This is an open invitation to comment. OASIS solicits feedback from potential users, developers and others, whether OASIS members or not, for the sake of improving the interoperability and quality of its technical work.

The prose specification document and related files are available here:

Editable source (Authoritative):



XML Schema:

ZIP distribution files (complete):
For your convenience, OASIS provides a complete package of the prose specification and related files in a ZIP distribution file. You can download the ZIP file here:


Additional information about the specification and the Biometric Identity Assurance Services (BIAS) Integration TC may be found at the TC's public home page located at:


Comments may be submitted to the TC by any person through the use of the OASIS TC Comment Facility which can be accessed via the button labeled "Send A Comment" at the top of the TC public home page, or directly at:


Feedback submitted by TC non-members for this work and for other work of this TC is publicly archived and can be viewed at:


All comments submitted to OASIS are subject to the OASIS Feedback License, which ensures that the feedback you provide carries the same obligations at least as the obligations of the TC members. In connection with this public review of Biometric Identity Assurance Services (BIAS) SOAP Profile Version 1.0, we call your attention to the OASIS IPR Policy [4] applicable especially [5] to the work of this technical committee. All members of the TC should be familiar with this document, which may create obligations regarding the disclosure and availability of a member's patent, copyright, trademark and license rights that read on an approved OASIS specification. OASIS invites any persons who know of any such claims to disclose these if they may be essential to the implementation of the above specification, so that notice of them may be posted to the notice page for this TC's work.

========== Additional references:

[1] Biometric Identity Assurance Services (BIAS) Integration TC

[2] Previous public review
45 day public review: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201102/msg00002.html
60 day public review: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/tc-announce/201001/msg00008.html

[3] Diff file

[4] http://www.oasis-open.org/who/intellectualproperty.php

[5] http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/bias/ipr.php
RF on Limited Terms

Best Regards,

Chet Ensign
Director of Standards Development and TC Administration
OASIS: Advancing open standards for the information society

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