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InCommon Technical Advisory Committee


The InCommon Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) supports InCommon’s mission “to create and support a common framework for trustworthy shared management of access to online resources.” It is an advisory body to the InCommon Steering Committee. It provides advice on InCommon’s operational processes and practices, strategies, capabilities, and roadmap to InCommon Steering and to InCommon Operations (OPS). The TAC meets biweekly throughout the year. Members serve three-year terms.

TAC Charter and Current Members

Charter - The InCommon TAC charter is available on the InCommon website.

Below is a list of current TAC members. There is also a page listing all current and past members.

MemberOrganizationTerm ends Dec. 31:
Mark Scheible, chairMCNC2018
Janemarie Duh, vice-chairLafayette College2018
Tom BartonUniversity of Chicago2017
Steve CarmodyBrown University2017
Eric GoodmanUniv. of Calif. Office of the Pres.2019
Mike GradyUnicon2019
Walter HoehnUniversity of Memphis2017
Jim JoklUniversity of Virginia2017
Kim MilfordREN-ISAC2018
Chris MisraUniversity of Mass. Amherst2017
Tom MitchellGENI2018
Keith WessellUniversity of Illinois2019
Albert WuUCLA2018

Current Work Items

  • 2017 Work Plan - Working Groups charters being drafted
    • Tentative Working Groups for 2017:
      • OIDC/OAuth - Phase 2
      • Basic Attributes for Collaboration and Federation
      • SP Onboarding
      • Federation Interoperability (Deployment Profile WG - Extended)
    • Draft Charters for all 2017 TAC-sponsored Working Groups are due June 1st
    • Charters will be posted on WG wikis and announced on the Technical-Discuss list for community feedback (late June)
    • A call for new Working Group members will go out in late June
  • Discovery 2.0 - Kickoff planned for TechEx 2017 in San Francisco
    • Sessions on the need for Discovery 2.0 (after metadata aggregates), A-CAMP session possibilities

TAC Chartered Working Groups & Final Reports

A list of current and recently concluded InCommon Working Groups (including TAC Chartered) is available on the wiki.

Meeting Minutes, Documents, White Papers

Public TAC Minutes (posted within two weeks of the meeting)

TAC Member Resources

Materials for TAC Members (private)


Technical Discussion List

New List! Follow discussions about technical issues or current trends or ask technical questions related to InCommon and global federation.

List: To subscribe, send email to with the Subject: subscribe technical-discuss

** Note, this list does not replace specific product support lists, so questions on specific products should continue to be posted to those lists (e.g. Shibboleth, Grouper, etc.).

Scheduled 2017 Meeting Dates

May 25

June 8

June 22

July 6

July 20

August 3

August 17

August 31

September 14

September 28

October 12

October 26

November 9

December 7

December 21

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