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ANSI/NIST-ITL Standard Workshops Homepage

ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 Update:2015 Standards Update Workshop

February 21, 2023 - virtual only EST

NIST would like to welcome your participation in the upcoming ANSI/NIST-ITL Standard Update Workshop.  This event is open to all biometric subject matter experts (SMEs), biometric system developers and integrators from government, academia, and industry alike, who wish to participate in the update of the existing document.  We welcome, along with registration, and completion of the Canvassee application, suggestions and topics of interest to be included in the agenda for discussion and consideration for the update or next iteration of the ANSI/NIST-ITL Standard.

Thank you for your expertise and input!

ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 Update:2015 Kickoff Meeting

October 30 - 31, 2014 held at NIST

The ANSI/NIST-ITL Kickoff Meeting was held on Oct 31st is to discuss changes and/or corrections for the updated 2015 standard. One key feature of this update will be the use of NIEM 3.0 for XML encoding of the standard. Currently NIEM 2.1 is used for ANSI/NIST-ITL schemas.

There was also a Mobile ID Best Practices Recommendations Kickoff Meeting on October 30, 2014 to discuss changes for creating a new and updated version of the Mobile ID BPR. The BPR has not been updated in several years and needs to be brought up to date.

ANSI/NIST-ITL Standard 2011 Update:2013 Workshop

held at NIST on January 28-30, 2013

The workshop will provide an opportunity to review current developments on

ANSI/NIST-ITL Standard 2011 Workshop II

held at NIST on March 1-3, 2011 

Based upon the results of this workshop, the editor developed a draft version of the updated standard that was circulated to the canvassees. A team developed the XML schema. Updated drafts of the standard were circulated among the canvassees and an initial vote was conducted. In order to resolve comments from the canvassees, a re-ballot with a new draft was conducted. In order to resolve one last area of differences, a second reballot was conducted (ending on November 9, 2011) which resulted in unanimous approval of this version of the standard.

ANSI/NIST-ITL Standard 2011 Workshop I

held at NIST July 27-29, 2010  

This workshop was designed to get input from the canvassees and other interested parties in the proposed content for a revision to the ANSI/NIST-ITL standard.

 XML & MobileID Workshop

held at NIST Sept 18-19, 2007

The workshop was held to progress the XML version of the standard as well as to develop procedures for use with mobile identification.

Overview of XML standard


 Workshop II for 2007 Version

held at NIST on December 5-6, 2005

This workshop was designed to get input from the canvassees and other interested parties in the proposed content for a revision to the ANSI/NIST-ITL standard.



Workshop I for 2007 Version

held at NIST on April 26-28, 2005

This workshop was convened to chart the future of the ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2000 fingerprint data exchange standard.




Summary of 1998 Workshop


Application Profiles
Canvass Method
Standard References

Current Standard:

ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011:Update 2015 NIST Special Publication 500-290e3 Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint, Facial & Other Biometric Information

National Information Exchange Model (NIEM):

Technical Documents



Created June 9, 2016, Updated February 21, 2023