JRC offers contract for study of identity management systems

July 18, 2002

Brussels, 17 July 2002

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) has announced a call for tenders for an identification and comparison study of identity management systems (IMS).

The aim of the study is to collect information on ongoing development trends of commercially available IMS, as well as those at the pilot stage, concentrating on those allowing for multi-purpose usage.

Data collected on these systems will first be presented in such a way as to allow comparisons of their main characteristics (for example, security/privacy requirements and mechanisms). The information comparing the various systems and architectures will then be presented in the form of a number of case studies illustrating IMS in use, its advantages and drawbacks.

The compiled results will be used to help define the framework conditions for a trusted infrastructure that will enable the reconciliation of the privacy and security requirements that have become necessary as the information society develops.

In addition, it is important throughout the exercise to identify and classify European research and technical development (RTD) capacity in this field so as to leverage common European efforts.

For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Directorate-General JRC - IPTS
Attn: Mrs Mercè Batet-Alcon
Inca Garcilaso
E-41092

Tel: +34-954-488391
Fax +34-954-488300
E-mail: Jrc-TendersIPTS@cec.eu.int

To see the tender text, please consult the following web address: http://ted.eur-op.eu.int/udl?REQUEST=Se ek-Deliver&LANGUAGE=en&DOCID=10682-2002

Remarks: The deadline for requesting tender documents is 12.08.2002. The deadline for submitting tender documents is 26.08.2002.

Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Communities at the reference below.

Document Reference: OJ No S 137-106821 of 17.07.2002

CORDIS RTD-NEWS/© European Communities, 2001

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