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  1. 1. ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31 /WG 4 Radio Frequency Identification for Item Management Number: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31/WG 4 N 0290 ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC31 Working Group 4 - Radio Frequency Identification for Item Management TITLE: Minutes of meeting of ISO/IEC JTC1 SC31/WG4 d.d. 2000-02-02/03 SOURCE: SC31/WG4 secretariat STATUS: Draft DISTRIBUTION: Members ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31/WG 4 Secretariat ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31 MEDIUM: E-mail NO. OF PAGES: 9 NOTES:
  2. 2. ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31 /WG 4 Radio Frequency Identification for Item Management Number: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31/WG 4 N 0290 Report of the fifth meeting of ISO/IEC JTC1/SC31 WG4 held in Phoenix AZ (USA), 2-3 February 2000 1. Opening of the meeting Mr H. Barthel, chairman of WG4, called the meeting to order and welcomed the delegates to Phoenix. 2. Roll Call of participants A roll call was held. The participants are listed in annex A. 3. Remarks by the chairman 3.1 Appointment of the drafting committee The meeting accepted the nomination of Mr. P. Georget, Mr. C. Harmon, Mr. J. Schuermann and Mr. L. Visser as members of the drafting committee for the meeting. 4 Adoption of agenda The draft agenda (N0227R1) was adopted with the following changes. • Agenda point 11a “Report of a meeting of the SET group” was added. • Documents were (re)allocated to agenda items as follows: 222 to item 5, 229, 231 and 261 to item 7, 262 to item 9 5 Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting The draft minutes of the previous meeting (N0220) were approved with the following change. Agenda point 9: The following point should be added to the list of decisions taken by WG4 as result of the report of SG3: • WG4 unanimously endorsed N0149 as Working Draft for Air Interface - 2,45GHz 6 Report from ISO/IEC JTC1/SC31 Mr. Barthel reported the following JTC1 and SC31 related items. • JTC1 has approved the addition of “biometrics” to the business plan of SC17. However, SC17 and SC31 have been asked to clarify potential areas of common interest in this activity; • There has been an informal meeting (29 November 1999) between of officers of SC31, SC17/WG4 and SC31/WG8, with the objective to foster the cooperation between the groups. The Memorandum of Understanding that will be proposed as a result of the meeting has not yet been completed. 7 Report of the ARP-rapporteur
  3. 3. ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31 /WG 4 Radio Frequency Identification for Item Management Number: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31/WG 4 N 0290 Mr. C. Harmon, representing Mr. T. Yoshioka, reported on the progress of the WG4/ARP work. The rapporteur group had a meeting on 1999-12-10 (San Diego; see N252) and will meet on 2000-04-13 (Tokyo, see N269). Highlights: • DTR 18001 “RFID for Item Management” has been progressed substantially (see N223). • The main items still to be included originate from a German study. This is expected to be achieved in the Tokyo meeting; after their incorporation the proposal is ready for PDTR ballot. WG4 decided that the version of DTR 18001 resulting from the Tokyo meeting should be submitted to PDTR ballot. See resolution 1. The meeting discussed the future of the ARP group after completion of TR18001. Opinions ranged from “discontinuation” to “ongoing assessment of application needs”. No decision was taken. 8 Report of SG1 Mr. R. Tillinger reported on the progress of WG4/SG1 (see N0270). SG1 had two meeting since the previous meeting of WG4 (Chicago and Frankfurt). Three meetings are planned prior to the next WG4 meeting. Highlights: • The study on the deployment of ASN.1 has been completed; as a result of this study SG1 recommends reorientation (and renaming) of 15961. This change has been discussed with and is agreed by WG2. • Work now focuses on the delivery of WD’s for (the reoriented) 15961 and 15962 by the next WG4 meeting. Three 3-day meetings have been planned to cope with the expected workload. • The possibility to make an ASN.1 engine to verify the specifications is investigated. • A problem has been identified for the “Identification of objects with multiple AI’s and DI’s”. This problem, which also exists in for bar codes, is addressed in combination with the AI and DI maintenance agencies. In the discussion the following points were raised/decided: • WG4 endorsed the request for the reorientation of 15961 with the proposed title and scope (resolution 2) • WG4 decided to appoint Mr. Chartier as project editor for the reoriented WI 15961 (resolution 3). • Mr. Williams observed that WG4 had not yet started to consider the Data Registry that is associated with the SG1 work. This registration has to be done under the ISO/IEC 11179 umbrella. In his experience the preparation of the registration takes considerable time. Mr. Williams advised SG1 to start soon with this task. He offered to submit a contribution. • The meeting reviewed an outline for 15962 and agreed that it should contain, amongst others, a normative annex with the ASN.1 module definition and an informative annex with an ASN.1 example. • WG4 confirmed its view that, whereas SG1 looks into the API-topic, it will not make an API standard. • Mr. Chartier noted the need to consider the implications of character repertoires on WI’s 15961 and 15962 and offered to submit a contribution on this subject. 9 Report of SG2 Mr. P. Georget, reported on the progress of WG4/SG2. See N273 for his report. SG2 had two meeting since the previous meeting of WG4 (Köln and Phoenix). The next meeting is planned for 2000-04-13 (see N281). Highlights: • SG2 recommends the split of WI 15963 in a technical part and a procedural part; • WD 15963-1 “Unique identification of RF tag - technical part” (N092) has been reviewed with WG2. WG2 has forwarded the proposal for registration as CD.
  4. 4. ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31 /WG 4 Radio Frequency Identification for Item Management Number: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31/WG 4 N 0290 • There is a proposal for WD 15963-2 “Unique identification of RF tag - procedural part”(N217). This has been reviewed with WG2. In the discussion the following points were raised/decided: • WG4 decided to endorse the split of 15963 (see resolution 4) • Document N262 contains (amongst others) US comment on 15963-1. The comment relates to “the 64 bit length of the tag identifier” and to “the registration through ISO 7816-5”. The US does not want to delay the progression of 15963-1 and will submit the US position as part of the CD ballot comment. • Mr. Williams and Mr. Chartier observed that 15963-1 is a voluntary standard and that its applicability (including the length of the unique-tag-id) might be assessed for each frequency (i.e. for each part of WI 18000) independently. The chairman directed SG2 to review and respond to the US comment. Mrs. Hickman offered assistance of SG3 in addressing the US comments. 10 Report of SG3 Mrs. B. Hickman reported on the progress of WG4/SG3. For her report see N0274. SG3 had one meeting since the previous meeting of WG4 (San Diego, see N260). The next meeting is planned for 2000-03-28/29 (see N284). Highlights: • SG3 recommends the appointment of Mr. A. Watanabe as editor for 18000-1 • Mr. Greaves will resign as editor of part 2; suggestions for a new editor are invited; • The parameter tables which are common to all frequencies have been completed; • The 13.56MHz editor has been instructed to review the work of SC17 (13693-2 and -3) with the objective to avoid duplication; • Because the amount of work involved in the specification of 18000 exceeds the original expectations, the date for the availability of WD’s ready for progression to CD has been moved to 2000-12-25 for all parts; • SG3 recommends to ask an IP declaration from parties that have already submitted (RFID) technology to SG3 within 60 days after the publication of the IP proforma; • SG3 cooperates closely with SC31/WG3 on the subject of ‘air interface testing’. In the subsequent discussion the following points were raised/decided: • WG4 nominated Mr. A. Watanabe as editor of 18000-1 (resolution 5); • WG4 accepted the new planning dates of SG3 (resolution 6); • WG4 endorsed the IP declaration policy (resolution 7); • WG4 nominated Mr. Majdi as liaison representative to SC31/WG3 (resolution 8); • WG4 endorsed N275 as the ballot resolution comment on the NP18000-6 ballot result; (resolution 9). 11 Report of SG4 Mr. J. Schuermann reported on the progress of WG4/SG4. SG4 had one meeting since the previous meeting of WG4 (Phoenix, see N257 and N258). The next meeting is planned for 2000-09-25 (Singapore). Highlights: • SG4 discussed its objectives and reviewed the proposed terms of reference (N257). SG4 recommends approval of the Terms of Reference. • SG4 reviewed the proposed work plan. Because there was not sufficient time in the SG4 meeting to review the proposal completely, SG4 recommends to defer endorsement of the work plan till the next WG4 meeting. WG4 endorsed the proposed terms of reference with minor changes (See N257R1) Resolution 13.
  5. 5. ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31 /WG 4 Radio Frequency Identification for Item Management Number: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31/WG 4 N 0290 11a Report on the SET user group initiative Mr. Williams reported on an initiative taken by the SET group. See N272 for his report. SET is a group of large organizations with a strong interest in the use of RFID for their business practice. The group will organize two workshops (USA 4th May; Europe 26th May) in order to: (1) give insight in the RFID capabilities emerging in the near future, (2) review the requirements that RFID should meet before it will be used for the basic business processes of these large organizations; (3) create awareness for standardization work on RFID. Parties interested to attend, should contact Mr. Williams. The meeting welcomed the initiative and invited Mr. Williams to report to future WG4 meetings on the progress of this project (Resolution 14). 12 Member contributions Mr. Tan Jin Soon reported on the development of the Regulatory Policy on Spectrum Management in Singapore. See N271 for his report. 13 Reports from liaison organizations 13.1 SC31/WG2 Mr. van Trier reported the progress of the work of WG2. WG2 has reviewed the reorientation of 15961 and supports the new direction of the work and the allocation of the work item to WG4. WG2 has endorsed the progression of 15963-1 to CD ballot. The next meeting will be in Singapore on 2000-09-26/27. 13.2 SC31/WG3 Mr. Majdi reported on the progress of the work in SC31/WG3. WG3 has two new work items proposals on RFID conformance: • RFID device conformance test methods (see SC31/N626) • RFID tag and interrogator performance test methods (see SC31/N625) There has been a meeting of WG3 and members of WG4 on 1999-10-18 to discuss conformity assessment for RFID tags and equipment. Because the technology for such assessment is not yet mature, there are various opinions on the approach to be followed. For a report of the meeting see N214. Standardization of conformance for RFID will be done by WG3 with technical input from WG4. 13.3 SC17/WG8 Mr. J. Schuermann reported on the progress in SC17/WG8. See WG4/N0264 for his report. 13.4 ISO TC204 - Transport information and control systems Mr. Williams reported on the progress in ISO TC204. Highlights: • ISO 204 plans to base its air interface (5.8 GHz) on the work done in CEN 278/WG9. In the view of Mr. Williams this air interface is also appropriate for the air interface of SC31/WG4 for 5.8GHz; • Data registration for the transport information application has been started; • IEEE has published standards for “Quality management control facilities” for Traffic Control applications (IEEE 1488 and IEEE 1489). 13.5 CENELEC TC 211 - Electromagnetic fields in the human environment
  6. 6. ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31 /WG 4 Radio Frequency Identification for Item Management Number: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31/WG 4 N 0290 Mr Hulshof reported on the history and the work in CENELEC TC 211. He emphasized that by 2000-04-08 manufacturers of “RF emitting equipment” have to declare conformity to the safely regulations for the European market. For the prENV see N238, for the liaison report see N277. 13.6 CEN/TC225 - Bar coding Mr. Chartier reported on the progress of CEN/TC225. Highlights: • In its recent meeting TC 225 endorsed the policy that the existing CEN standards for bar code symbologies, bar code equipment and data structures will be replaced by the similar SC31 standards, when available. • TC 225 considers to expand its scope to align with the scope of SC31. 13.7 Universal Postal Union Mr. Williams reported on the RFID developments in the UPU. Highlights: • The UPU has draft standards (status 0) for 2,45 GHz and 5.8 GHz, and awaits the equivalent SC31 standards for alignment. The timely availability of the SC31 standards is important for the ability to implement alignment. 13.8 EAN international Mr. Barthel reported on the activities in EAN international. Highlights: • EAN and UCC have jointly published a white paper on RFID – see N 276; • RFID is seen as a complementary tool for automatic identification applications, not as a replacement of existing AI technologies. • Detailed work on the data content of tags is seen as the next activity; a project team has been installed. • An initiative has been taken to obtain the view of users on the commercial application of RFID (the “Global Commerce initiative”). 13.7 AIM Mr. S. Halliday reported on the activities for RFID in AIM. AIM has a variety of RFID projects, including: • An RFID news letter with some 1500 readers; • A portfolio of case studies; • A user guide for the selection of RFID technology; • The development of a standard for “smart labels”; • A study of the issues associated with RFID at various frequencies (the report will be submitted to WG4/SG3). 13.10 ETSI/RP08 Mr. Schuermann informed the meeting on developments relating to Directives and Regulations and the SC31 reports to ETSI/RP08 (see N263). Mr. Moeller objected to the SC31 “SRD band allocation” policy as submitted to ETSI RP08. These are not compatible with the TETRA plans. Mr. Moeller presented the Danish view on this subject (see N0280). In this presentation he made the following statement: TETRA is a powerful multi-function radio standard that provide a comprehensive tool kit from which system planners may choose in order to satisfy their requirements. The TETRA suite of radio specifications provide a radio capability encompassing trunked, non-trunked and direct terminal to terminal / system to system communication with a range of facilities including e.g. voice, circuit mode data, short data messages, packet mode data services, direct IP-Connectivity, pro-active priority and full encryption. TETRA supports an especially wide range of supplementary services, many of which are
  7. 7. ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31 /WG 4 Radio Frequency Identification for Item Management Number: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31/WG 4 N 0290 exclusive to TETRA. The TETRA platform and standards can also fully support, in a relative economically way, the designing and implementation of a “Public Licensee GSM-Look-like Mobile Telephony Systems”, even containing more than all the services and functionality’s which the GSM / GPRS operators and the market require to day and in the future. Therefore many Mobile Telephone operators and their traditional equipment and system suppliers are, in the beginning of the ETSI work with the TETRA technology, driving the TETRA standardization into this system-direction. It seem to be in order to get a quick and easy access to a relative inexpensive system implementation of a more modern packet couple digital mobile radio technology which better can serve there professional customers need for a fast and quick set-up of secure packet couple data transmission. This “temporary direction” in the ETSI TETRA-standardization process can, ”very easy”, confuse many people, which do not understand or have time fore the examination of the development of modern digital wireless technologies, especially fore the needs of fix or mobile data-transmission capacity to an RFID-Solution. Mr. Moeller also objected to the procedure followed for the adoption of the SC31 policy and its dissemination outside SC31 before being reviewed. WG4 discussed this subject and agreed on a policy for the UHF-frequency band; see resolution 11. WG4 noted the resignation of Mr. Greaves as liaison representative to ETSI TC ERM RP08 and decided to appoint Mr. Harmon and Mr. Schuermann as liaison representatives; see resolution 12. Mr. Barthel thanked Mr. Greaves for the good cooperation that has been established with the ETSI group and his efforts in liaising between the two groups. 13.11 ITU-R The ITU-R report was included in the reporting under item 11.10. 13.12 ISO TC104 Freight containers Mr. Harmon reported on the progress of RFID work in ISO TC 104. Highlights: • TC 104 has published ISO 10374; this standard defines a dual band system with read only tags for tracking of freight containers; • TC 104 plans to work on standards allowing read/write tags; • Liaison between TC104 and SC31 will be initiated. 14 Vocabulary Mr. C. Harmon reported. Highlights: • N253 has been circulated for comment. The definitions of “modulation index” and “decibels “ where amended by the meeting. With these changes the document was endorsed by WG4. See resolution 15. • WG4 reviewed and endorsed the vocabulary proposals in N256. See resolution 16. 15 Future meeting schedule By kind invitation the following dates and places for WG4 meetings could be established: 6th meeting of WG4: 27 (afternoon) and 28 September 2000 - Singapore 7th meeting of WG4: 7 and 8 March 2001 – Sweden
  8. 8. ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31 /WG 4 Radio Frequency Identification for Item Management Number: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31/WG 4 N 0290 8th meeting of WG4: 3 and 4 September 2001 – Japan. The WG4/SG chairmen were requested to plan and publish the meeting dates of their subgroups 1 year ahead. 16 Miscellaneous 16.1 Ad hoc group on Selection criteria Mr. Halliday reported. The group has progressed the issues discussed in the previous meetings; however, the group has not yet finished its work. The group expects to circulate its findings before the next meeting. 16.2 IP declaration Mr. Barthel introduced the draft IP declaration (see N247). The meeting endorsed the proposal and decided that the declaration, together with an letter introducing the objectives of the declaration should be published. See resolution 7. 17 Resolutions and Closure The meeting voted on the resolutions, see N0278. The chairman expressed on behalf of WG4 his appreciation for the excellent organization, and closed the meeting.
  9. 9. ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31 /WG 4 Radio Frequency Identification for Item Management Number: ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 31/WG 4 N 0290 Attendance of the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC31 WG4 meeting - Edinburgh, 1999-09-15/16 Ove Bardenfleth Nielsen Denmark Xavier Barras France Henri Barthel WG4 chairman Alain Berthon France Clyde Camp US Paul Chartier CEN TC225 Pierre Georget France John Greaves US Michael Guillory US Alan Haberman SC31 chairman Steve Halliday AIM international Craig Harmon US Marsha Harmon US Barba Hichman US Jacques Hulshof Netherlands Kazuo Kobashi Japan Saïd Majdi US Anthony Mignogna US Jens Moeller Denmark Hap Patterson US Richard Rees UK Bruce Roesner UK Josef Schuermann Germany Tan Jin Soon Singapore Ron Tillinger US Marcel van Trier Netherlands Chris Turner UK Louis Visser WG4 secretary Atsushi Watanabe Japan P. Webb IPC/UPU Bob Williams UPU