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ITU standardization
sector overview and
working methods
Paolo Rosa
ITU
Head,
Workshops and Promotion Division
Telecommunication Standardization
Bureau
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Converged services, a desire
• Always on
• Anytime, anywhere and in any form
• Voice and multimedia
• Self service, intuitive
• Simple for the end user
• Secure, trusted and reliable
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Everyone, everytime and
everything is connected
Ecosystem of the
Internet of Things
Internet
Things
Human Body
2G mobile
Human Being
3G+ mobile
Satellite
xDSL
WiMAN
WiLAN
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Cable
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The role of ICT standards
development organizations
ACCREDITED
BODIES
Information
Technology
Telecommunication/ICTs
Global
Regional
National
Industry
Canada
FORA &
CONSORTIA
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ITU-T the place for standards
Universal
International
Freephone
Numbers
(800 numbers).
Ethernet
10 Mbit/s to 1 Gbit/s
solutions
Assignment of
International Country
Codes
Quality of Service endto-end performance for
Internet Protocol
networks
Next Generation
Network
pioneered
ADSL, VDSL and
Gbit/s optical
access to Internet
IMT-2000 core network
for GSM evolution to
UMTS/3-4G mobile
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Tariff & Accounting
Public Key
Security
Infrastructure
accessibility
Advanced Video
Coding for DVD
players, 3G phones
and videoconferencing
equipment
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ITU-T Membership
• Member States (voluntary financial contributions)
» ITU
191
• Sector Members (usual fee 31,500 CHF per annum)
» ITU-T
303
» ITU-R
» ITU-D
277
299
560
Total ITU-T
424
• Associates (10,600 CHF per annum)
» ITU-T
» ITU-R
» ITU-D
121
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7
155
Total: 715
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Why to participate?
ITU-T is different !
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Start work: 1 day / few weeks (2-4yrs)
Develop work: from weeks to 2-3 yrs (2-3 yrs)
Approve technical standards: 2 months (4 yrs)
Publish work: couple of days after approval (2-4 yrs)
Private sector & governments together
Truly global market driven and not-discriminatory
standards
Contribution driven and consensus decisions
Public, fast & transparent procedures
ITU Brand name
IPR Policy and copyright
ITU Conformance and Interoperability will come soon
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Dynamic Environment
• Looking towards technologies of the day after
• Organizing SG, WP and Rapporteurs meetings, workshops on standards
worldwide to involve more the experts from the regions also assisting
in the creation of Regional and FlagshipGroups
• Increase opportunities to create Focus Groups for very hot issues urged
by the market & new topics
• Establish GSI environment to provide opportunities to work on the same
subject encourage osmosis among the experts study groups
• Improve dissemination of information, communication and promotion,
adoption of specific e-tools: the “Lighthouse”, webinars, podcast, e-flash,
Youtube, press, events…
• Looking towards the standards of the future cooperating with Academia
and R&D institutions
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WTSA-08: Study Groups & Chairs
SG
Title
2
Operational aspects of service provision and telecommunications
management – Marie-Thérèse Alajouanine (France)
3
Tariff and accounting principles including related telecommunication
economic and policy issues – Mr Ki-Shik Park (Republic of Korea)
5
Protection against electromagnetic environment effects – Mr Ahmed
Zeddam (France)
9
Television and sound transmission and integrated broadband cable
networks – Mr Charles Sandbank (UK)
11
Signalling requirements, protocols and test specifications –
Mr Wei Feng (China)
12
Performance, QoS and QoE – Mr Charles A. Dvorak (USA)
13
Future networks including mobile and NGN –
Mr Chae-Sub Lee (Rep. of Korea)
15
Optical transport networks and access network infrastructures –
Mr Yoichi Maeda (Japan)
16
Multimedia coding, systems and applications – Mr Yushi Naito (Japan)
17
Security – Mr Arkadiy Kremer (Russia)
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Lead Study Groups – 1/2
• SG 2
– service definition, numbering and routing
– telecommunication for disaster relief/early warning
– telecommunication management
• SG 5
– electromagnetic compatibility and electromagnetic effects
• SG 9
– integrated broadband cable and television networks
• SG 11
– signalling and protocols
– intelligent networks
– test specifications
• SG 12
– Lead study group on quality of service and quality of
experience
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Lead Study Groups 2/2
• SG 13
– future networks and NGN
– mobility management and fixed-mobile convergence
• SG 15
– access network transport
– optical technology
– optical transport networks
• SG 16
– multimedia coding, systems and applications
– on ubiquitous applications ("e-everything", such as ehealth 0
– telecommunication/ICT accessibility for persons with
disabilities
• SG 17
– telecommunication security
– identity management (IdM)
– languages and description techniques
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Summarizing SGs issues
• Study Group structure, chairmanship: 10 study groups (plus
TSAG), 7 (8) new chairmen
• Strategic issues to be addressed, e.g.
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Bridging the Standardization Gap
ICTs and Climate change
Telecom/ICT accessibility
Internet-related studies
Cybersecurity
• Identification of emerging technologies for standardization
– ITU-T Technology Watch function
– Increase academic participation
– Increased research institute participation
• Measures to increase participation
– Incentives for more sector members and associates
– Increase presence “of & with” academia and R&D institutions
– Support for higher participation from developing countries
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ITU-T’s Focus Group concept
(Recommendation A.7)
• Create forum-like entities as an “arms-length”
organization under ITU-T Study Group
• Goal:
– Encourage participation of non-members /
members of other organizations (forums) /
experts / individuals
• Organizational freedom to establish its own rules
– can keep own brand name and at the same
time benefit from ITU’s branding, have its
own deliverables
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Global Standard Initiative:
GSI
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“The day after”
ITU-T is ready !
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Technology Watch
• Technology Watch surveys the ICT
environment for new study topics
• Technology Watch Briefing Reports provide
an up-to-date assessment of promising new
technologies. Recent papers:
• Remote collaboration tools
• Ubiquitous Sensor Networks
• ICTs and Climate Change
• Telepresence
• High-performance video-conferencing
• Intelligent Transport Systems
• Distributed Computing: Utilities, Grids & Clouds
• Technology Watch Symposium:
• Networked robotics, Seoul July 2008
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Cooperation between
ITU-T and Universities
(the fuel to the future)
Given the knowledge that many new technologies find
life in the minds of the academic and research
communities, ITU is increasingly looking to attract more
involvement from the world’s universities and other
academic institutions
Following the Consultation meeting held in January 2007
an informal discussion group has been formed to discuss
ways to increase this cooperation with participation of ITU-T
and academia, which is open to all interested parties. To
participate in the discussion please join the mailing list by
sending a request to [email protected]
(see http://itu.int/ITU-T/uni)
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Kaleidoscope Conference
objectives
• Kaleidoscope mean: to address multidisciplinary aspects
related to the Future ICT world, including analysis of
regulatory and societal challenges : STAR TREK
• Increase the dialogue between academia and experts working
on the standardization of ICTs
• Identify visionary ideas on the future of NGN through a
kaleidoscopic view of communication habits for the future,
which can eventually lead to new topics for standardization
concerning:
– new services,
– how NGN will affect the marketplace for ICTs, and
– how society will be affected
• Highlight technologies, services and applications five
years and beyond that will capitalize on the NGN
infrastructure and lead to the ubiquitous network society in
which information can be accessed anywhere and anytime by
anyone and anything
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Participants
Number of organizations attending
Types of organization
Operators
15
12%
Participants
per type of organization
Participants per type
of organization
Others
5
4%
Academia
49
40%
Operators
35
16%
Industry
26
21%
Governments
19
16%
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R&D
8
7%
Industry
46
20%
Others
15
7%
Academia
66
29%
R&D
19
9%
Governments
42
19%
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Kaleidoscope-09
31/8 – 1/9 / 2009
Mar del Plata
Argentina
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ITU-T Working methods
Alternative approval process (AAP)
for ITU-T Recommendations
ITU-T A.8 (10/2008)
From WTSA and TSAG
• Study Groups and Questions (TSAG role)
• Written contributions submitted by
Members
• Discussion (FGs, Rapp, Regions, WP)
• Consideration of inputs from other SGs (LS)
or SDOs (recognized)
• Consideration of duplication of work,
inconsistencies, accessibility, emergency,
conformance and interoperability, Climate
change, IPR issues
• Text considered mature for approval
process by the SG and posted
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New/revision to Questions
Min: 1 month
Only very
exceptional
cases!!!
Min: 2 months
TSB distributes
Question to
Members (§7.1.3)
SG itself proposes
new or revised
Question (§7.1.4)
See §7.1.2 for
Question text
template
SG reviews and
agrees to submit
Question for
approval (§7.1.6)
Urgent
case?
(§7.1.8)
LS sent to TSAG
for endorsement or
suggested changes
(§7.1.7)
No
Yes
At lest four
members commit
themselves to
support the work
(§7.2.2)
Next TSAG meeting
Members submit
proposed
Questions (§7.1.1)
OK from TSB
Director, TSAG
chairman, other
SG chairs (§7.1.8)
TSAG reviews and
recommends
(§7.2.4)
LS sent to TSAG
for noting (§7.2.5)
Yes
(§7.2.3a)
Consensus at
SG? (§7.2.2)
No
(Res. 1, §7)
Director notifies
members of
approval
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(§7.2.3c)
Member States
replies (§7.2.3b)
Director requests
Member States’
approval (§7.2.3a)
SG requests
consultation of
Member States
(§7.2.3)
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Meeting documentation
• Contributions
or “COM-N” documents. (N=SG number)
Must be submitted at least 10 calendar days before
the meeting. The source can only be a (or a group of)
Member of the ITU-T.
(submitted at least 2 months before the meeting if
translation is required)
• Reports
Official records of SG, WP or rapporteur group
meetings. To be available shortly after the closure of
the meetings (Rec. A.1)
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Meeting documentation
• Temporary Documents
Submitted by a meeting ‘official’ (a member of
the SG management team, rapporteur, editor,
etc.) or TSB
Includes, for example:
– Reports of interim rapporteur group meetings or other
activities (workshop, seminar, etc.)
– Latest draft text for Recommendations
– Inputs from other SGs as “liaison statements”
– Inputs from other Standards Development
Organizations (SDOs), forums and consortia, also as
“liaison statements”
– Any group reports generated during a meeting
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Approval of Recommendations
• TAP – Traditional approval process
– DETERMINATION at a physical WP/SG meeting
– CONSULTATION of Member States by mail
– DECISION to approve is taken at next study
group meeting, about 9 months later
• AAP – Alternative approval process
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–
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CONSENT at a physical meeting
E-mail notification of AAP initiation
LAST CALL (and ADDITIONAL REVIEW) via web
If no substantive comments are submitted,
Recommendation is approved
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ITU-T A.8 – AAP
Process overview
Approved
LC
4 weeks
3 weeks
4
SG or
WP
meeting
()1
Edited Director's
text announcement
for LC and posting
()2
for LC
()3
(b)
AR
3 weeks
9
LC: Last Call
AR: Additional Review
Study group
chairman action
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(b)
Edited Director's
text announcement
for AR and posting
(8)
for AR
(10)
Text subject to
adjustment
Approved
Director's
SG
announcement Meeting
and posting
()6
()5
(b)
Approved
11
Director's
notification
and publication
(see Rec. A.11)
()12
Text
review
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ITU-T A.8 – Last call
• 4-week time period beginning with the Director of
TSB announcement
• Member States and Sector Members can comment
• According to Resolution 31, Associates can also comment
• TSB post the comments received
• Decision by the study group chairman, in
consultation with TSB
• No comments -> Approval
• Typographical comments -> Approval with typographical
changes
• Comments of substance
– -> Initiate the comments resolution
– -> Consider the comments at next study group meeting
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ITU-T A.8 – Comments
resolution
• Under the direction of the study group
chairman
• Accomplished by appropriate study group
experts
• Comments are addressed by
correspondence or at meetings
• New edited draft Recommendation is
prepared and provided to TSB
• Decision by the study group chairman, in
consultation with TSB
• -> Initiate additional review
• -> Consider approval at next study group meeting
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ITU-T A.8 – Additional review
• 3-week time period beginning with the
Director of TSB announcement
• Member States and Sector Members can
comment
• According to Resolution 31, Associates cannot
comment
• TSB post the comments received
• Decision by the study group chairman, in
consultation with TSB
• No comments -> Approval
• Typographical comments -> Approval
• Comments of substance -> consider approval at next
study group meeting
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ITU-T A.8 – Procedure at study
group meeting
• Intention to approve the Recommendation at study group
meeting is announced by the Director of TSB
• Study group review the draft text and associated comments
• Changes are made during the meeting based on comments,
contributions, temporary documents, including liaison
statements
• Changes should not have a major impact on the intent of the
Recommendation or depart from points of principle agreed at previous
WP or SG meeting
• The study group chairman, in consultation with the TSB considers
whether the changes are reasonable and the proposed text stable
• A Member State present can declare that the text has policy
and regulatory implications or there is a doubt
• Approval shall proceed under TAP (Resolution 1)
• Approval must be unopposed
• If unopposed agreement is not reached, Recommendation is approved
if no more than one Member State present opposes the decision
further to consultation with their Sector Members present
• If the Recommendation is not approved, the study group chairman,
after consultation with the parties concerned may proceed without
further consent to a next AAP
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ITU-T A.8 – Best practices
guidelines
• ITU-T has considerable experience in the
experimentation of AAP
• AAP has been very successful
• Some issues have arisen in relation with:
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–
–
transparency
consent
timelines for the AAP
who is allowed to comment
changing from AAP to TAP
the spirit of the LC and AR
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Best practices – Transparency
• AAP is handled in a transparent way
• Responsibilities of study groups and TSB are clearly
understood
• Optimize timing for actions such as:
– Early posting of draft text to be consented to allow members tu
comement well in advance with respect to the SG meeting
– Posting of consented text
– Posting of comments
– Timing for (LC / AR) comments evaluation
– Timing to review LC=>AR text (if needed)
– Timing to decision by the SG Chairman
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Best practices – Who is allowed to
comment
• ITU-T A.8 says only Member States and
Sector Members can comment during LC
and AR
• ISO, IETF are Sector Members
• it is suggested that study group chairman
reviews the comments from A.4, A.5 and
A.6 other organizations, and feed them
informally in the process
• Resolution 31 allows Associates to
comment during LC (not AR) but they
cannot take part in the decision making
process
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Best practices – The “spirit” of the
LC and AR
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Not use LC/AR for the delaying or
preventing approval
Member participating in development of
Recs. should limit comments to
correcting errors/ambiguities, not negate
previously given consent
LC comments to address only new or
modified text
LC comments not to repeat material
already submitted prior to consent
Only note comments on scope and
objectives without technical proposals for
changes
Accept technical changes resulting from
fundamental change on scope or purpose
of Rec. if there is no objections from any
concerned experts
Comments should not only indicate
the reasons for not approving the
text but also the possible changes to
facilitate the approval
Focus on identification and correction of
technical errors. Not encourage
comments on style or editorial issues
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•
•
•
•
LC comments proposing changes to
clarify, improve the text or correct
errors should be introduced only if the
text is incorrect or inaccurate or incurs
significant risk of misinterpretation
Comments addressing someone else’s
comments should only be submitted
after the study group chairman decision
to enter the comment resolution
process
For AR comments, similar
considerations to LC comments apply
Additional Review is not meant as
another opportunity to submit LC
comments. AR comments to
address those parts agreed as
outcome of LC comment resolution
process
When comment resolution process fails
to produce an agreed text for additional
review, consideration at next study
group meeting may be based on LC text
or a revised text that may be prepared
in the meantime
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Summary
• ITU-T working methods are open and
transparent
• Much flexibility is available for the
development of Recommendations
• Consensus based-approval
• Timely development of Recommendations
to meet the telecommunication market
needs
• Maintenance of Recommendations (long
term relevance)
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Delegate’s view: tip of iceberg
Requests
Replies
SG Secretariat
TSB Mtg logistics
Meeting arrangements,
meeting rooms, badging,
visa, audio conferences, …
ITU Meeting logistics
Docs control,
Publication
EDH
IS
IT issues not related to
meeting documents:
web pages, IFAs,
remote collaboration, …
Posting reports, interface for
translation, final preparation of
ITU products (text, software), …
IS: Information Services Dept.
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Workflow for meeting documents
Doc received
Control
Review by
Counselor/
Engineer
•
•
•
•
•
Author
Paper
copy distribution
FTP
availability
Assistant
formats
document
Assistant
registers
doc (DPS)
FTP to EDH
Email to EDH
Email to Counselor, Assistant, Secretariat
Web submission form
Handed in (CD, USB key, etc)
Web site
availability
IS
Assistant
posts doc (DMS)
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Print shop
Common
services
Assistant sends
doc for paper
reproduction
TSB
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Thank you
Paolo ROSA
[email protected]
T.: +41 22 730 5235
F.: +41 22 730 5853
ITU/ Place des Nations
CH-1211 – Geneva 20
Switzerland
Head, Strategy, Workshops and Promotion Division
ITU - Telecommunication Standardization Bureau
Mr. Paolo Rosa graduated in physics the 1974 in Rome,
Italy worked in the R&D Inst. PT Ministry 1974 - 1996.
He worked on optical communications and represented
the Italian administration in national and international
standards organizations becoming expert and senior
advisor for the Italian Foreign Office, the UNDP and ITU
He is author of several papers
In 1997 he joined the ITU-T secretariat in Geneva as
Counselor for Study Groups 6 and SG 15.
Since 2005 he is the Head of the Workshop and Promotion
Division of the ITU-T in Geneva.
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ADDITIONAL SLIDES
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SG2
Study Group 2
Operational aspects of service provision and telecommunications
management
• Responsible for studies relating to:
• principles of service provision, definition and operational requirements of
service emulation;
• numbering, naming, addressing and identification requirements and
resource assignment including criteria and procedures for reservation,
assignment and reclamation;
• routing and interworking requirements;
• human factors;
• operational and management aspects of networks including network traffic
management, designations, and transport-related operations procedures;
• operational aspects of interworking between traditional telecommunication
networks and evolving networks;
• evaluation of feedback from operators, manufacturing companies and users
on different aspects of network operation;
• management of telecommunication services, networks, and equipment via
management systems, including support for next-generation networks
(NGN) and the application and evolution of the telecommunication
management network (TMN) framework;
• ensuring the consistency of the format and structure of IdM identifiers; and
• specifying interfaces to management systems to support the communication
of identity information within or between organizational domains.
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SGs 3 and 5
Study Group 3
Tariff and accounting principles including related telecommunication
economic and policy issues
• Responsible, among others, for studies relating to tariff and accounting
matters (including costing methodologies) for international
telecommunication services and study of related telecommunication
economic, accounting and policy issues. To this end, Study Group 3 shall in
particular foster collaboration among its members with a view to the
establishment of rates at levels as low as possible consistent with an
efficient service and taking into account the necessity for maintaining
independent financial administration of telecommunication on a sound basis.
Study Group 5
Protection against electromagnetic environment effects
• Responsible for studies relating to protection of telecommunication networks
and equipment from interference and lightning.
• Also responsible for studies related to electromagnetic compatibility (EMC),
to safety and to health effects connected with electromagnetic fields
produced by telecommunication installations and devices, including cellular
phones.
• Responsible for studies on the existing copper network outside plant and
related indoor installations.
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SGs 9, 11 and 12
Study Group 9
Television and sound transmission and integrated broadband cable networks
• Responsible for studies relating to:
• use of telecommunication systems for contribution, primary distribution and secondary
distribution of television, sound programmes and related data services including
interactive services;
• use of cable and hybrid networks, primarily designed for television and sound
programme delivery to the home, as integrated broadband networks to also carry voice
or other time-critical services, video on demand, interactive services, etc.
Study Group 11
Signalling requirements, protocols and test specifications
• Responsible for studies relating to signalling requirements and protocols, including
those for IP-based networks, NGN, mobility, some multimedia related signalling
aspects, ad hoc networks (sensor networks, RFID, etc.), QoS, and internetwork
signalling for ATM, N-ISDN and PSTN networks. This also includes reference signalling
architectures and test specifications for NGN and emerging networks (e.g., USN).
Study Group 12
Performance, QoS and QoE
• Responsible for Recommendations on performance, quality of service (QoS) and quality
of experience (QoE) for the full spectrum of terminals, networks and services ranging
from speech over fixed circuit-based networks to multimedia applications over networks
that are mobile and packet based. Included in this scope are the operational aspects of
performance, QoS and QoE.
• A special focus is given to interoperability to ensure end-to-end users' satisfaction.
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SGs 13 and 15
Study Group 13
Future networks including mobile and NGN
• Responsible for studies relating to the requirements, architecture, evolution
and convergence of future networks. Also includes NGN project management
coordination across study groups and release planning, implementation
scenarios and deployment models, network and service capabilities,
interoperability, impact of IPv6, NGN mobility and network convergence,
public data network aspects and network aspects of IdM. Responsible for
studies relating to network aspects of mobile telecommunication networks,
including International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT), wireless Internet,
convergence of mobile and fixed networks, mobility management, mobile
multimedia network functions, internetworking, interoperability and
enhancements to existing ITU-T Recommendations on IMT.
Study Group 15
Optical transport networks and access network infrastructures
• Study Group 15 is responsible in ITU-T for the development of standards on
optical transport networks and access network infrastructures, systems,
equipment, optical fibres and cables, and their related installation,
maintenance, test, instrumentation and measurement techniques, and
control plane technologies to enable the evolution toward intelligent
transport networks. This encompasses the development of related standards
for the customer premises, access, metropolitan and long-haul sections of
communication networks.
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SGs 16 and 17
Study Group 16
Multimedia coding, systems and applications
• Responsible for studies relating to ubiquitous applications,
multimedia capabilities for services and applications for
existing and future networks, including NGN and beyond.
This encompasses accessibility, multimedia architectures,
terminals, protocols, signal processing, media coding and
systems (e.g. network signal processing equipment,
multipoint conference units, gateways, and gatekeepers).
Study Group 17
Security
• Responsible for studies relating to security including
cybersecurity, countering spam and identity management.
Also responsible for the application of open system
communications including directory and object identifiers,
and for technical languages, the method for their usage and
other issues related to the software aspects of
telecommunication systems.
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ITU-T Focus Groups
FS-VDSL: the first ITU-T FG (2002) agreed in Boulder
In operation
•
NGN Management
•
From/In/To Cars Communication
Concluded activities
•
Identity Management IdM => GSI
•
IPTV not only entertainment => GSI
•
NGN => GSI
•
Security Baseline for Network Operators
•
Open Communications Architecture Forum (OCAF)
•
…
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The Global Standards
Initiative Concept
Hot topics work is carried forward by ITU-T’s Global
Standards Initiative (GSI) environment, which
encompasses all the relevant study item work across
ITU-T Study Groups. It is implemented by colocated meetings of concerned Study Groups
and Rapporteur Groups to jointly progress the
work under the auspices of the GSI.
The goals are:
•to address the market needs for standards and to produce
global standards
•to further strengthen the ITU-T’s leading role amongst the
other SDOs
•to keep visibility of the work spread between different
technical groups in ITU-T
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Other roles/groups/activities
• Lead study groups
(Res. 1, § 2.1.6)
Manage and coordinate ITU-T studies forming a defined
programme of work involving a number of SGs
• Focus groups
(Rec. A.7)
Work on well-defined topic and time-schedule for completion
Ex.: Focus Group on IP television (IPTV)
Focus Group on ICTs and climate change (ICT&CC)
Focus Group on Future networks (FN)
(Participation of non-member experts welcome)
• Standardization committee for
vocabulary (Res. 67)
set up to address the need for a harmonized understanding of
all terms and definitions used in standardization
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Other roles/groups/activities
• Workshops/Seminars
Cover the most important topics in modern telecommunication
technology and applications
Speakers are renowned telecommunication experts
Usually free of charge and open to public
• ITU-T special projects
Study on a major topic, involving multiple Questions from one or
several SGs:
e.g., NGN Project Management, ICT Security Standards Roadmap
• Technology watch
Technology Watch will survey the ICT environment, focusing on
new/emerging technologies and examining market trends in
order to capture new topics for standardization work
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Other roles/groups/activities
• Global standards initiative (GSI)
– Not a working entity but a name for the package of work
being conducted through collocated meetings of the
involved study groups and rapporteur groups under the
umbrella of a coordinated work plan managed by the JCA.
– IdM-GSI, NGN-GSI, IPTV-GSI
• Joint coordination activity (JCA)
– Tool for management of the work programme of ITU-T
when there is a need to address a broad subject covering
the area of competence of more than one study group. A
JCA may help to coordinate the planned work effort in
terms of subject matter, time-frames for meetings,
collocated meetings where necessary and publication
goals.
– Work continues to be conducted by the relevant study
groups and the results are subject to the normal approval
processes within each study group.
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Other roles/groups/activities
• Regional Groups
– Res. 54 of the World Telecommunication
Standardization Assembly (WTSA) resolves to
support the creation of regional groups in study
groups, in addition to those already existing in
Study Group 3.
– SG 2:
• RG - ARB Regional Group of SG2 in the ARAB Region
– SG 3: Tariff Group
•
•
•
•
Tariff
Tariff
Tariff
Tariff
Group
Group
Group
Group
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for
for
for
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Asia and Oceania
Latin America
Europe and Mediterranean Basin
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Other roles/groups/activities
• Flagship groups
– Program 4 of the Annex to Res. 44 concerns flagship groups for
bridging the standardization gap. This new type of group was
defined by WTSA in 2004.
– SG 2:
• Flagship Group on NNA (IPv6).
• Cooperation with universities
– Many new technologies find life in the minds of the academic and
research communities. ITU is increasingly looking to attract more
involvement from the world’s universities and other academic
institutions.
– Res.71, Admission of academia, universities and their associated
research establishments to participate in the work of ITU-T
• Strategic importance of increasing participation from academia and
R&D organizations
• ITU Council invited to consider reduced membership fees
• Find means within existing rules
– Kaleidoscope. Events aiming to increase the dialogue between
experts working on the standardization of ICTs and academia.
These forward looking events will also seek to identify new topics
for standardization. Yearly event.
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Innovations in NGN – Future Network and Services
An ITU-T Kaleidoscope Event Technically
co-sponsored by IEEE Communications Society
Geneva 12-13 May 2008
Track 1: NGN architecture evolution
Track 2: Application and services over the NGN
Track 3: Social, economic and policy issues in the
ubiquitous societies
Awards
Awards will be granted to selected
best papers, as judged by the
organizing and programme
committee. Details will be
announced later.
http://itu.int/ITU-T/uni/kaleidoscope.
[email protected]
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Best practices - Transparency
Event
Comment
received by
TSB during
LC or AR
Action
Responsi
bility
(see Note
1)
a) immediate publication at the SG website (TSB is
requested to implement a mechanism to draw the
attention of the users that comments have been
submitted)
TSB
b) confirmation of the reception to the commenter
(MS, SM and Associates)
TSB
Note 2: comments must only address those parts of
texts that were consented
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LC Comment
resolution
a) consideration of the comments received under the responsibility of the SG chairman
SG chairman
b) decision by the SG chairman in consultation with TSB based on assessment under a):
SG chairman
-option b1: all comments submitted are typographical, Rec approved [Status: A]
-option b2: some comments are of substance, comment resolution starts [Status: LJ]
Note 3: the TSB should prepare a table “Disposition of comments” to record the different
steps (same table format for all SGs)
TSB
c) communication of the decision including the rationale in case of option b2 to all
commenters and information on the decision posted at the SG website
TSB
d) in case of option b2, comment resolution is initiated under the direction of the SG
chairman. This is accomplished by study group experts involving the commenters with the
objective to reach an agreement on one of three options:
- option d1: agreement on a revised text
- option d2: comments cannot be resolved
- option d3: agreement to not change the LC text
SG chairman
e) decision by the SG chairman on option d1, d2 or d3
- in case of option d1, the text is posted for AR [Status: AR]
- in case of option d2, the LC text and all comments are sent to the next SG
meeting for resolution and possible approval [Status: SG]
- in case of option d3: the LC text is approved [Status: A]
SG chairman
TSB
TSB
f) communication of the decision e) to the commenters and information posted at SG
website. It includes the reasons for the decision.
TSB
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AR comment
resolution
A) consideration of the comments received under the responsibility of the SG chair
SG chairman
B) decision by the SG chair in consultation with TSB based on assessment under A):
-option B1: all comments submitted are typographical, Rec. approved
[Status: A]
-option B2: some comments are of substance: LC and AR text and all
comments are sent to the next SG meeting for resolution and proposal [Status: SG]
SG chairman
C) communication of the decision B) to the commenters and information posted at SG
website. It includes the reasons for the decision.
TSB
Note 1: Generally ‘TSB’ means the Counsellor responsible for the relevant SG
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Best practices – Notes to the
timelines
Finalized text of Recommendation must be handed to TSB (as one file) by the
end of the SG/WP consent meeting.
The time, for TSB work, between points (2) - (3), (9) - (10) and (11b) - (5) is
1 week.
The “consent” to submit a Recommendation under the AAP process for
approval should be reached only for Recommendations that are “REALLY”
sufficiently mature.
Texts showing only draft “Contents” or “Index”, e.g. leaving further work to be
done at Rapporteur meeting level, should not be adopted.
When, exceptionally, there is the need for further “editorial” work (after the
consent date), the edited text for posting (LC comments period, item (2) of
figure should be available to TSB no later than 1 month and a half after the
“consent” date.
In exceptional cases where it is necessary to apply also the AR period, the
edited text for AR period comments has to be available to TSB no later than 9
weeks after the deadline of point (4). (5 weeks needed for comment resolution
(1) and preparation of the new edited text, period (7) of figure
In case that a Recommendation needs, after the consent date, an “extended”
time, longer than 1 month and a half, to be “editorially” revised for approval at
any stage (LC, AR or next SG meeting), taking into account the timing shown
in figure above the following should be noted:
– The latest date for a text available to TSB, at point (2), should be 8 weeks maximum.
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Best practices – Notes to the
timelines
Finalized text of Recommendation must be handed to TSB (as one file) by the
end of the SG/WP consent meeting.
The time, for TSB work, between points (2) - (3), (9) - (10) and (11b) - (5) is
1 week.
The “consent” to submit a Recommendation under the AAP process for
approval should be reached only for Recommendations that are “REALLY”
sufficiently mature.
Texts showing only draft “Contents” or “Index”, e.g. leaving further work to be
done at Rapporteur meeting level, should not be adopted.
When, exceptionally, there is the need for further “editorial” work (after the
consent date), the edited text for posting (LC comments period, item (2) of
figure should be available to TSB no later than 1 month and a half after the
“consent” date.
In exceptional cases where it is necessary to apply also the AR period, the
edited text for AR period comments has to be available to TSB no later than 9
weeks after the deadline of point (4). (5 weeks needed for comment resolution
(1) and preparation of the new edited text, period (7) of figure
In case that a Recommendation needs, after the consent date, an “extended”
time, longer than 1 month and a half, to be “editorially” revised for approval at
any stage (LC, AR or next SG meeting), taking into account the timing shown
in figure above the following should be noted:
– The latest date for a text available to TSB, at point (2), should be 8 weeks maximum.
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Best practices – Changing AAP to
TAP
• This caused considerable discussion in
some study groups
• The debate has been over the process
for notifying the request for
reconsideration
• See companion presentation
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Best practices – Timelines for the
AAP
Approved
LC
4 weeks
(a)
4
SG or
WP
meeting
(1)
Edited
Director's
text announcement
for LC and posting
(2)
for LC
(3)
3 weeks
(b)
(c)
Comment
resolution
(7)
(a)
AR
3 weeks
9 (b)
Director's
Edited
announcement
text
for AR and posting
for AR
(8)
(10)
4 weeks(1)
5 weeks
9 weeks
2 weeks(1)
Approved
Director's
SG
announcement
meeting
and posting
(6)
(5)
(b)
Approved
11
(a)
Director's
notification
and publication
(12)
2 weeks(1)
12 weeks
TG120490-00
LC: Last call
AR: Additional review
(1)
Time for Chairman to decide on the course of action
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Development of
Recommendations
• Responsibility for a Recommendation
resides within a Question
• The rapporteur for the Question is
responsible for leading the work on the
assigned draft Recommendations
• If the workload is significant, associate
rapporteurs and/or editors can be
appointed
• All work in progress is recorded and the
work programme updated as necessary
• The work programme is available on the
ITU-T website
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Development of
Recommendations
• The work is driven by contributions from
the membership
• When necessary, assistance, comment may
be requested from experts in other SGs or
external standardization organization
(liaison statement)
• The liaison mechanism also helps for
avoiding duplication of work
• If required, a coordination structure can be
established (e.g., JCAs)
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Development of
Recommendations
• Other sources for progressing
Recommendations
– Focus group deliverables
– Standards from other SDOs, received via liaison
statements
– Results from relevant workshops
– Guidance from coordination / advisory groups
(i.e., JCAs, TSAG)
• Tools
– Work programme, project management,
definitions and abbreviations database, Questions
e-mail exploders, discussion board, FTP for
documentation exchange, e-meetings, face-toface meetings
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Development of
Recommendations
• Face-to-face meetings. The experts in a
Question work area can meet at a study
group meeting (basically every 8-9 months),
at a working party meeting (may be
organized in between study group meetings)
or at interim rapporteur group meetings.
• SG and WP meetings are decisional (SG/WP
can agree a Recommendation enter the
approval process). However, only a SG
meeting can decide on the final approval of a
Recommendation
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Development of
Recommendations
• SG and WP meetings benefit from the support of the
ITU/TSB. Generally organized in Geneva. However,
upon invitation by Members the meeting may be
held outside of Geneva (e.g., January 2008, SG 11,
13 and 19 held in Seoul, Korea). They are officially
announced (Collective-letters) by the ITU/TSB
• Rapporteurs are responsible for the organization of
interim rapporteur group meetings or activities,
including for the logistics, e-meetings,.. The date
and venue of these meetings are shown on the
relevant SG web page
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AAP procedure for
Technical Recommendations
3 weeks
Draft
Recommendation
input
AR
SG
yes
Comment
Resolution
SG/WP
Meeting
LC
Comments
Received?
no
Recommendation
Approved
Consent
4 weeks
84.6% approved directly after LC,
12.6% approved after going through AR
1.8% went back to SG meeting
LC = Last Call: “ four weeks”
SG = Study Group
AR = Additional Review: “ three weeks”
WP = Working Party
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Approval of Recommendations
TAP
SG or WP
“DETERMINES”
Member State
SG “DECIDES”
“CONSULTATION”
by mail
Approved
~10 months
Post to
web
<10 weeks (average)
AAP
SG or WP
“CONSENTS”
(2 times max)
Post
to Web
Commen
t
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SG “DECIDES”
SG: Study Group
WP: Working Party
N
Post to
web
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Meeting documentation
• Related documentation
– Circulars:
Information of general interest
•
•
•
•
Annual ITU-T meetings schedule
Announcement of Workshops
Announcement of GSI events
Announcement of Approval and deletion of Recommendations and
Questions
• Questionnaires
– Collective-letters:
SG/WP meeting
Invitation to a specific
• with agenda, meeting plan, etc.
– AAP Announcements:
Information on
Recommendations under AAP process
• posted on 1st and 16th of every month (e-version only)
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Meeting documentation
WHO can contribute?
Any ITU-T member 1) may submit 2)
contributions using the Templates,
preferably electronically
HOW?
- e-mail to SG xx [email protected]
- Automated document submission system
-FTP drop box via the web (requires TIES account)
1)
and ITU-T Associate
2) Please consult your home organization for
national approval processes
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Approval of Recommendations
• Sequence of AAP events
Approved
LC
4 weeks
SG or
WP
meeting
(1)
Edited
text
for LC
(2)
(a)
3 weeks Approved
4
(b)
Director's
announcement (c)
(7)
and posting
for LC
Comment
resolution
(3)
LC: Last Call
AR: Additional Review
Director's
SG
announcement Meeting
and posting
(6)
AR
(5)
(a)
(b)
3 weeks
Approved
9
11
(b)
(a)
Edited Director's
Director's
notification
announcement
text
for AR and posting
and publication
for AR
(8)
(see Rec. A.11)
(10)
(12)
(Rec. A.8, Fig. 1)
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Approval of Recommendations
• TAP or AAP
• A Question is developing Recommendations
that are a priori identified as relevant to an
approval process (AAP or TAP)
• A text having policy/regulatory implications
will follow the TAP
• The pre-determined approval process track
for a Recommendation may be changed
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Approval of Recommendations
• Other SG deliverables
• Normative – approved by TAP or AAP
– Amendments (e.g., Annexes to
Recommendations)
– Corrigenda to Recommendations
• Non-normative – agreed by consensus at
a SG (or WP, for Supplement)
–
–
–
–
Amendments (e.g., Appendices)
Supplements
Implementers’ Guides
Handbooks, Manuals, …
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