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Micro Common Data Format Specification

Published

Author(s)

Benjamin Long, John Dziurłaj

Abstract

This specification describes a data format for space-constrained environments, such as the placement of machine readable data on paper. The specification is responsive to a need for interoperability in several key voting system scenarios in which the use of other storage mechanisms are impractical or disallowed. The format's structure is described in prose and code examples.
Citation
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 1500-19
Report Number
1500-19

Keywords

Common data format (CDF), elections, Health Level Seven (HL7), serialization, Unified Markup Language (UML), voting, VVSG.

Citation

Long, B. and Dziurłaj, J. (2023), Micro Common Data Format Specification, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.1500-19, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=936144 (Accessed January 29, 2023)
Created January 23, 2023