AFNOR

AFNOR

Profile

AFNOR is a Non Profit Association under the French law and a national member of the European recognized standardisation organization CEN. AFNOR has undertaken the responsibility of various CEN Technical Committees and CEN Workshops or Focus Groups including the one on biometric (acting until 2009) which delivered several recommendations for European Standardisation. AFNOR is responsible for the secretariat of CEN TC 224 "Personal identification, electronic signature and cards and their related systems and operations" which is the most strategic European committee in the field of personal Identification and Authentication. AFNOR is also responsible for the secretariat of the European Coordination Group CG eSign between CEN/CENELEC and ETSI, which aimed to coordinate standardisation actions in support of CEN/M460 electronic signature standardisation mandate. On biometric, AFNOR is responsible for CEN TC 224 WG 18 secretariat. The organization has experience in supporting R&D projects for pre-standardisation actions. In the past, AFNOR contributed to the FP 7 Support Action CRESCENDO and coordinated the work package on standards, which aimed to establish a strategy to links Research in the field of societal security with standardisation. AFNOR was also responsible for standardisation of results of FP6 projects such as OASIS FP6 which developed exchange format and dictionary for interoperability of Information System for Disaster and Emergency Management. The CWA resulting of that pre-standardisation action was submitted successfully to international standardisation after the project ended.

Role in the project

AFNOR will concentrate its effort on WP6. This organisation will participate to the strategy definition T6.1 and more specifically contribute to establish the standardisation landscape and establish a pro and con matrix to help to analyse how an initiative in the field of breeder documents may be supported by standardisation. In, a second step T6.2, AFNOR will undertake appropriate standardisation tasks with regards to its responsibilities at European level – as TC 224 (and WG) secretariat, as well as for certain actions at CEN member level (according CEN rules for submission of new work items proposal that require initialization through a CEN member).