Working Groups & task forces

Who creates the global standard for IDS? You do!

Our working groups are IDSA members collaborating on the standards and characteristics for international data spaces. Join us!

Working groups are the driving force

When you join IDSA, you can become an active participant in working groups that are:

Establishing the IDS’s general framework and reference architecture model (Architecture)

Developing certification requirements and strategies (Certification)

Architecture Working Group

The Architecture working group aims to develop a business, security, data & service and software architecture. It’s also responsible for standardizing the main software component the IDS Connector as well as embracing existing standards and corresponding initiatives. Finally, the Architecture group is incubating the IDSA Developers Community to help IDSA architecture and technologies mature and foster their acceptance.


  • Modifying the IDS-RAM so that IDS can be used across industries
  • Verifying the different elements of the reference architecture as the basis for the IDS ecosystem
  • Implementing and testing sprint releases within user companies
  • Standardizing the IDS Connector and other components that will enable IDS to deliver on its value proposition

Who should join?

  • IT Architecture development and analysis experts
  • Colleagues who know about their company’s IT infrastructure, software and systems
  • Experts in developing software, apps or other components

Heads of the working group

Andreas Teuscher

Co-chair of the Working Group Architecture

Peter Koen

Co-chair of the Working Group Architecture

Arian Firouzbakhsh

Arian Firouzbakhsh

Co-chair of the Working Group Architecture

Certification Working Group

The IDSA Certification working group creates and maintains the IDSA certification process as an important aspect of building trust among participants in data spaces. This includes certifying operational environments and core components, defining roles and developing evaluation methods used during certification.

Who should join?

  • Experts in certification processes

  • Colleagues who know about certification activities in your company

  • Colleagues who are interested in International Data Spaces certification

Heads of the working group

Monika Kamhuber

Fraunhofer AISEC
Co-chair of the Working Group Certification

Javier Bores

SQS-Software Quality Systems, S.A
Co-chair of the Working Group Certification

Rule Book Working Group

The IDSA Rule Book working group creates and maintains the IDSA Rule Book. The IDSA Rule Book covers all aspects relevant for ensuring secure, fair and trustworthy cross-organizational data sharing – both within sector-specific data spaces and across data spaces of different industries. 

Heads of the working group

Marko Turpeinen

1001 lakes | Aalto University
Co-chair of the Working Group Rule Book

Peter Koen

Co-chair of the Working Group Rule Book

Olaf-Gerd Gemein

Co-chair of the Working Group Rule Book

Task Force Legal Framework

Legal aspects are crucial in ensuring innovation and safeguarding sovereignty within data spaces. The Task Force Legal has been established by IDSA to discuss and align legal issues with other initiatives, strengthening IDSA’s internal and external positioning on legal matters.

The Task Force Legal has two areas of activity: public voice and tasks and solutions. Public voice involves external communication with stakeholders, providing input to regulatory proposals and proactive impulses on legal issues. Tasks and solutions support working groups and projects, finding answers to general regulatory questions and specific contractual issues.

Moderator of the task force

Dr. Söntje Julia Hilberg

LL.M. | Lawyer | IT | Data Privacy
Moderator of the Task Force Legal



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