Christofer J. McGinnis,
Conformance testing measures whether an implementation faithfully implements the technical requirements defined in a standard. Conformance testing provides developers, users, and purchasers with increased levels of confidence in product quality and increases the probability of successful interoperability. The Computer Security Division within the Information Technology Laboratory of NIST (NIST/ITL CSD) developed a conformance testing methodology framework for ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 Update: 2013, Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint, Facial & Other Biometric Information (AN-2013). This testing methodology framework defines the test assertions implemented within NIST/ITL CSDs conformance test tool, which is designed to test implementations of AN-2013 transactions and promotes biometrics conformity assessment efforts. This initial document includes comprehensive tables of AN-2013 requirements and test assertions for transaction-wide requirements, and Record Type 1 (which is required for all transactions). The tables of requirements and assertions indicate which assertions apply to the traditional encoding format, the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM)-compliant encoding format, or both encoding formats. The testing methodology framework defines and makes use of specific test assertion syntax which clearly defines the assertions associated with each requirement.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 500-304
ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 Update: 2013, biometrics, conformance testing, data interchange, encoding, NIEM-compliant, encoding, traditional, test assertions, test methodology framework