ISO/IEC 29197:2015 addresses
? fundamental requirements for planning and execution of environmental performance evaluations for biometric systems based on scenario and operational test methodologies,
? specifications to define, establish, and measure specific conditions to assess, including requirements for equipment,
? requirements for establishing a baseline performance in order to compare the influence of environmental parameters,
? a specification of the biometric evaluation including requirements for test population, test protocols, data to record, and test results, and
? procedures for carrying out the overall evaluation.
It does not
? determine which parameters should be analysed for a specific biometric modality (This is currently covered in ISO/IEC/TR 19795‑3.),
? specify requirements to perform a vulnerability analysis modifying environmental factors (This is covered by ISO/IEC 19792.),
? classify biometric systems upon performance against different environmental conditions, or
? specify requirements for determining the functional effects of environmental conditions on hardware components (such as corrosion, electrical interference, breakage, etc.) of biometric systems.