Working Groups

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

Chief Information Security Officer

Sebastian Bader

Research Engineer

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

Aleksei Resetko

Partner Cybersecurity & Privacy
pwc AG

Monika Huber

Secure Operating Systems
Fraunhofer AISEC



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