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ePassports EAC Conformity & Interoperability Tests
Prague, September 7th - 12th 2008

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ePassportsEAC Conformity & Interoperability Tests RESULTS


ePassports EAC Conformity & Interoperability Tests in Prague, September 7th - 12th 2008.

This prestigious event welcomed more than 500 delegates from all over the world (more than 35 countries). This event was attended by european and world specialists of the field, suppliers and state organisations representatives responsible for e-passports issuing, technical infrastructure implementation and preparation of electronic passports border control.
Tests was divided into 3 parts: Conformity test, Crossover test and EAC PKI test (more than 1400 ePassports has been tested) 35 world specialist have spoken at the conference about electronic travel documents, including the fields of security, data protection, cryptography and interoperability. Furthermore, the event included the exhibition (total 26 stands) of technical equipment and services and meetings of the European Commission scientific committees.






This event (shortly Prague Tests) will be held
under the auspices of:

  • European Commission
  • Brussels Interoperability Group
  • European Commission Joint Research Centre - Ispra

Organization of Prague Tests is provided under sponsorship of:

  • Ministry of Interior of the Czech Republic
  • Ministry of Interior of the French Republic and French secure documents agency
  • United Kingdom The Identity and Passport Service

The key target of Prague Tests is to allow European countries to verify the conformity of ePassports with fingerprint biometric data protected by extended access control (EAC). Related target is verification of the cross-over interoperability of various EAC inspection systems and ePassports.

In addition to conformity and cross-over interoperability tests will be organized first attempt to verify process interoperability of EAC PKI infrastructure (according to European Certification policy) for national border inspection systems, including official bilateral exchange of EAC certificates.

Non-European Countries issuing BAC ePassports only are obviously welcome to take part in the tests.

ePassport tests will take 5 days and will be split into following main activities:

  1. ePassports conformity tests (EAC and BAC)
  2. ePassports and inspection systems cross-over interoperability tests (EAC and BAC)
  3. EAC PKI process interoperability verification

Last day will be dedicated to the preliminary presentation of test results and workshop.

Prague Tests will also provide excellent opportunity to exchange expirience between countries and share work practice with outstanding experts.

Prague Tests venue will host following parallel accompanying activities:

  1. ePassports conference
  2. working sessions of the Brussels Interoperability Group and Article 6 Committee
  3. companies exhibition of equipment, technologies and services related to ePassports

Overview of important deadlines




Information for registered ePassport applicants

Each applicant have to bring to the registration place for each type of ePassport

15 ePassports for conformity testing
6 ePassports for crossover testing
2 ePassports for PKI testing

in case of participation in all 3 types of tests it is needed to have 23 ePassports prepared



Information for passport providers

Please, bring your passport packed in labeled parcels (see bellow) according to a type of passport and kind of the test.

Examples of the parcel labels:

1st parcel 2nd parcel 3rd parcel
Company 1 / Country 1 Company 1 / Country 1 Company 1 / Country 1
Cross-over test Conformity test PKI test
Type 1 / Type 2 Type 1 / Type2 / Type 3 / Type 4 Type 1

Remember that for each test the different number of passport is needed.

Conformity – 15 samples (of each type)
Crossover – 6 samples (of each type)
PKI – 2 samples

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Certificates for the cross over test available here

There is a set of passport certificates which were sent during the pre-registration process. Updated version will be available at the testing room on Monday morning before the crossover test start.

The registration will be completely closed 3.9.2008



The registration for Crossover laboratory will be closed 31/8



Registration for ePassport conformity optional tests has been stopped



The registration for EXHIBITION is closed.



NOTE: Certificates for registered ePassports should be sent by 22.8.2008.



Prague Tests will be venue for the BIG MEETING !!!



Following 5 laboratories has been accredited for Conformity Test:
JRC
secunet/CETECOM
HJP/TUViT/CETECOM
FIME
SOLIATIS



The PROGRAMME OF CONFERENCE is complete!!!



The registration for Conformity laboratory is closed.


Prague Tests will be venue for meeting of Article 6 Committee !!!


The part of Conference will be Testing results presentation:
- conformity tests results
- crossover tests results
- PKI tests results


AFTER BOOKING DEADLINE, THE HOTEL ACCOMODATION CANNOT BE GUARANTEED AND WILL BE CONFIRMED UPON AVAILABILITY. HOWEVER, EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO GET YOUR PREFERRED HOTEL BOOKING


Changed conditions of cross over tests

1.7.2008

On the basis of the experience from tests in Ispra, June 2008 we changed a bit conditions of cross over test. Please, read the information on the website.