Announcement, Meeting of the IEEE Standards Working Group P-1622
Voting Systems Electronic Data Interchange
October 24 - 25, 2011
Location: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
IEEE Standards Working Group P-1622 on Voting Systems Electronic Data Interchange will hold a two-day meeting in Gaithersburg MD, beginning October 24th at 9 AM until mid-afternoon on October 25th. The meeting will be held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg MD, Building 222, Room A314. The agenda for the meeting can be viewed at http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/1622/p1622_upcoming_meetings.html.
The purpose of the meeting is twofold: to present an overview and in-depth tutorial on the P-1622 draft Standard on Blank Ballot Distribution for Voting Systems, and to discuss next use cases proposed for development and to examine the aspects of OASIS Election Markup Language (EML) corresponding to these use cases. Other P-1622 working group business will be conducted at the meeting as well.
Manufacturers of election equipment and election officials are especially urged to attend this meeting, as their input is vital to the standardization process. The tutorial on the draft Standard on Blank Ballot Distribution for Voting Systems will be of interest to those manufacturers and U.S. States supporting the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) and the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act. The meeting will be of interest in general to those wishing to better understand the importance of a common data format for election systems and how to assist with this standardization effort.
If you have further questions regarding meeting details, please contact John Wack, 301-975-3411, john.wack[at]nist[dot]gov or Arthur Keller, 831-459-1485, ark[at]soe[dot]ucsc[dot]edu. There are security restrictions to the NIST campus, therefore please register in advance by emailing John Wack (john.wack[at]nist[dot]gov).
- Overview of the IEEE-SA process, Malia Zaman, IEEE
- Overview of draft standard for blank ballot distribution, John Wack, NIST
- Tutorial on EML schemas for draft standard for blank ballot distribution, David Webber, Oracle
- Discussion of CDF for election reporting, Paul Stenbjorn, Scytl, Inc.
- Common log syntax discussion, Paul Chichonski, NIST