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Terms of Reference for ETSI Project Smart Card  Platform (TC SCP) Technical Working Group (TC SCP TEC)

Approved at SCP#18

1. Responsibilities

The main responsibilities of TC SCP  TEC are:

  • Implementation of TC SCP requirements specifications.
  • Technical Expertise on UICC, servers and related services.
  • Maintainance of existing TC SCP Technical Specifications and Reports.

2. Tasks

The main tasks of TC SCP TEC are:

  • Implementation of the TC SCP requirements and enhancements.
  • Overall coherence, maintenance and timely and expeditious evolution of the specifications for the UICC platform.
  • To propose to TC SCP REQ enhancements or new services to be implemented in the UICC.
  • To ensure consistency of Technical Specification and Reports with the specifications of other bodies such as 3GPP, 3GPP2 and GlobalPlatform.

3. Organisation

TC SCP TEC meets at least once prior to each TC SCP Plenary meeting. Splinter groups are set up to discuss the various topics depending on the tasks identified by the WG Plenary. During a meeting, the WG meets in plenary sessions to give guidance to the splinter groups and discuss and finalise their output. The specification work should be done as much as possible in the regular WG meetings. Electronic work to advance topics and documents for the discussion in a WG meeting is encouraged. However some ad hoc session might be organised in some cases such as:

  • When there is an exceptionally high amount of work needed to accomplish an agreed target.
  • When specific expertise is required.
  • When there is a need for a joint session with another group.

4. Liaisons

To facilitate its work, TC SCP TEC shall identify relevant bodies and ask the TC SCP Plenary for the agreement to set up direct liaison to these bodies.

Formal liaison should be established with bodies referencing TC SCP specifications in order to facilitate the work on specifications dependence/consistency.

In some cases, informal liaison is handled by delegates attending international standardisation meetings and forums, for example ISO/IEC SC17 and the Java Card Forum.