SmartCard Competence

Fraunhofer SIT provides applied expertise when it comes to smart card development, cryptography, security, standardization, and smart card operating system concepts.

SIT researchers collaborate on the design of innovative application concepts and novel chip card projects. Fraunhofer SIT is also an active member of the DIN standards committee NIA-01-17-04 on »Exchange protocols for chip cards«.

Fraunhofer SIT has organized the SIT SmartCard Workshop every year since 1991. The workshop is meanwhile one of Germany's most important events on the subject of chip cards. The 20th SIT-SmartCard Workshop will take place on 8 and 9 February, 2012.

Das Fraunhofer SIT ist die vom DIN akkreditierte »RID German National Authority« – die deutsche Registrierungsinstanz für kartenbezogene Kennungen. Darüber hinaus vergibt und registriert Fraunhofer SIT im Auftrag der TeleTrusT eindeutige Kennungen – so genannte Object Identifier – für Computer Security Objects, wie z.B. kryptographische Algorithmen, Hash-Funktionen und Zertifikats-Felder, die insbesondere in SmartCard-Anwendungen Verwendung finden.