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

Submission date 2008-01-07
From ITU-T SG 17 (Xiaoya Yang)
To IETF Security Area (Scott Bradne)
Cc rcbrack@VERIZON.NET,,
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

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
•	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.