Liaison statement
Liaison statement from JCA-IdM Co-conveners to IETF Security Area on initial meeting of JCA-IdM and IdM-GSI

State Posted
Submitted Date 2008-01-07
From Group ITU-T-SG-17
From Contact Xiaoya Yang
To Group SEC
To Contacts Scott Bradne
Response Contact
Technical Contact rcbrack@VERIZON.NET
Purpose For action
Deadline 2008-01-15 Action Taken
Attachments Initial Meetings of the Joint Coordination Activity for Identity Management (JCA IdM) and of the Global Standards Initiative for Identity Management (IdM-GSI)
The Telecommunication Standards Advisory Group (TSAG) which manages the overall
work of the ITU-T, at its December 2007 meeting, approved the creation of the
Joint Coordination Activity on Identity Management (JCA-IdM) together with a
Global Standards Initiative for Identity Management (IdM-GSI). The purpose of
the JCA-IdM is to coordinate the ITU-T Identity Management (IdM) work among
ITU-T Study Groups. Other SDOs, consortia and forums are invited to nominate
one or two representatives. The JCA-IdM will provide a report on its work to
the TSAG which next meets in July 2008. The IdM-GSI is a grouping of ITU-T
Study Group Rapporteur meetings working on IdM for telecommunications.

The membership of the JCA-IdM is composed of representatives from the ITU Study
Groups and invited representatives from recognized IdM external SDOs, consortia
and forums. It would be helpful if the ITU Study Groups and forums external to
the ITU could provide the co-Conveners the name, organization, telephone number
and email address for one or two individuals that can serve as a representative
to the JCA-IdM.

The first IdM-GSI event will occur on 18 and 21 January 2008 in Seoul, Korea,
and will involve Q.6/17 and Q.15/13. Representatives from interested external
SDOs, consortia and forums are invited to contact the Rapporteurs (Abbie
Barbir,; Igor Faynberg, if they
want to participate. The first JCA-IdM meeting will occur on 22 January 2008 at
the same venue. For those who will not be able to attend in person, the
following telecommunication bridge will be available from 9 am to 6 pm, Seoul
time (GMT +8):
        Telephone Number: +33 1 58 99 29 15
Please inform the co-Conveners of intended remote participation.
More details of these IdM related events in Seoul are found in TSB Circular
174, revision 1
( and
available on the JCA-IdM website at Other IdM GSI events are planned
during the 7 – 18 April 2008 SG 17 joint meeting with ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 6, and
during the 14 – 23 May NGN-GSI event. Both events will be held in Geneva.
Detailed meeting information (including final dates) will be available on the
IdM-GSI website at

Contributions to the first JCA-IdM meeting
For the first JCA-IdM meeting on 22 January, we request contributions/briefings
that describe: •     The IdM work that is occurring in your study
group/organization, to include objectives, scope, milestones and other
information that you believe would be useful to the JCA-IdM; •     Your views
on new IdM work items that could be undertaken by the ITU-T; •     What
material in the reports of the Focus Group on IdM (see Annex 3) are relevant to
your activities and should be pursued by your organization; and •     What is
your definition and scope of IdM. Please send contributions to the TSB
secretariat by electronic mail to by Sunday midnight, Geneva
time, 15 January 2008.