NIST IDtrust 2008 Wrap-up

The 7th annual NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) IDtrust Workshop, co-sponsored by the OASIS IDtrust Member Section (MS) was a great success. Over 170 attendees participated from various industries and academia worldwide. The event generated an enthusiastic response from attendees and stimulated a great deal of 'hallway' conversation.

Four OASIS Technical Committees (TCs) within the IDtrust Member Section made presentations: Enterprise Key Management Infrastructure (EKMI), PKI Adoption (PKIA), Extensible Resource Identifier (XRI) and Open Reputation Management Systems (ORMS). Also, Identity Protection Factor (IPF) was presented; this is potentially a new IDtrust MS TC. Another popular presentation was made by the OASIS eXtensible Access Control Mark-up Language (XACML) TC. To view complete programme go to:

A primary goal of the OASIS IDtrust MS is to foster support for existing technical work within the Member Section and to also explore opportunities to develop new technical work related to Identity and Trusted Infrastructures. The NIST IDtrust venue is the perfect place to solicit ideas and obtain feedback from industry experts and insiders. Work for next year's event has already been started; we look forward to another successful one.

June Leung, OASIS IDtrust Steering Committee Chair