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1 1 Standards & Interoperability in ICT-related European Technology Platforms (ETPs) 23-24 October ETSI, Sophia Antipolis 90 participants 50+ input documents presented and discussed 6 Panel sessions

2 2 Conference objectives exchange views with industry, ETPs, policy makers and other pertinent players regarding standards and interoperability within the ETP context. explore common issues confronting Platforms relating to interoperability constraints. characterize common objectives and cooperation schemes. consider how to ensure strategic coordination. contribute to jointly addressing the technological challenges essential for Europe's competitiveness.

3 3 European Commission 7th Research Framework Programme (FP7) so far has 31 ETPs (ICT-related ETPs shown in red) Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies - EuMaT Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe - ACARE Advisory Council for Aeronautics Research in Europe Embedded Computing Systems - ARTEMIS Embedded Computing Systems European Construction Technology Platform - ECTP European Construction Technology Platform European Nanoelectronics Initiative Advisory Council - ENIAC European Nanoelectronics Initiative Advisory Council European Rail Research Advisory Council - ERRAC European Rail Research Advisory Council European Road Transport Research Advisory Council - ERTRAC European Road Transport Research Advisory Council European Space Technology Platform - ESTP European Space Technology Platform European Steel Technology Platform - ESTEP European Steel Technology Platform Food for Life - Food Food for Life Forest based sector Technology Platform - Forestry Forest based sector Technology Platform Future Manufacturing Technologies - MANUFUTURE Future Manufacturing Technologies Future Textiles and Clothing - FTC Future Textiles and Clothing European Technology Platforms (1)

4 4 Global Animal Health - GAH Global Animal Health Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Platform - HFP Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Platform Industrial Safety ETP - IndustrialSafety Industrial Safety ETP Innovative Medicines for Europe - IME Innovative Medicines for Europe Integral Satcom Initiative - ISI Integral Satcom Initiative Mobile and Wireless Communications - eMobility Mobile and Wireless Communications Nanotechnologies for Medical Applications - NanoMedicine Nanotechnologies for Medical Applications Networked and Electronic Media - NEM Networked and Electronic Media Networked European Software and Services Initiative - NESSI Networked European Software and Services Initiative Photonics21 - Photonics Photonics21 Photovoltaics - Photovoltaics Photovoltaics Plants for the Future - Plants Plants for the Future Robotics - EUROP Robotics Sustainable Chemistry - SusChem Sustainable Chemistry Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform - WSSTP Water Supply and Sanitation Technology Platform Waterborne ETP - Waterborne Waterborne ETP Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants – ZEP Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants Smart Systems Integration - EPoSS Smart Systems Integration European Technology Platforms (2)

5 5 ICT-related ETPs Directly related to ETSI: Mobile & wireless communications (e-Mobility) Networked and electronic media (NEM) Integral Satcom Initiative (ISI) Networked European software and services (NESSI) Less directly related: Embedded systems (ARTEMIS) Nanoelectronics (eNIAC) European space technology (ESTP) Road transport research advisory council (ERTRAC) European rail research advisory council (ERRAC) Advisory council for aeronautics research in Europe (ACARE) Smart Systems Integration (EPoSS)

6 6 Panel 1: Food chain > R&D > standards > products & services Moderator: Jacques Magen, Director International Affairs, Agency for Industrial Innovation Juha Saarnio - Head of Industrial Initiatives Nokia Research Joëlle Gauthier - Alcatel VP Research & Innovation, Paul Jenkins Head of Strategic Programmes BT Group Jean-Noël Patillon - Head of European Broadband Wireless Research Motorola Jean-Michel Dupont - Director Cooperative Programs Thomson Frederic Onado - VP Marketing & Sales Spidcom John Ketchell - Chair Copras Steering Group

7 7 Panel 1: Summary Standardization: Fora are still seen as quick & dirty – traditional standards bodies are seen as slow but reliable - successful Innovation will involve both models. "Lite" standards: find a "fast-track" path for research projects to push "lite" standards through ETSI and then perform a clean-up at the end of the line = action needed (ETSI ISGs ?). SMEs: standards are a necessary evil for small companies but they have limited resources – finding ways to support their participation is key to inject innovation into standardization pipes. Interop: Service industries don't need standards; they need interoperability – an increasing need for Interop activities? Users: SDOs like ETSI provide opportunities for user involvement. Users concerned over spam and personal data security. Interoperability of new technologies will be a problem for users (e.g. PLT). ETPs: a potential place to build alliances and to "network" within a particular technology + co-ordination role. IPRs: consensus on FRAND not Royalty-Free but confusion over the term "open standards" in the software area.

8 8 Panel 2: Radio networks & access, convergence, spectrum and EMC > cross ICT Platforms issues Moderator: Frank B.J. Leferink, University of Twente, Thales Werner Mohr, VP Research Alliances, Siemens Wsewolod Warzanskyj, Business Manager access systems, Telefónica R&D Giovanni Romano, Technology plan Standards & IPR, Telecom Italia Bruno Delepine, Customer Relation Manager CTO Partnerships iii(NXP), Competitiveness cluster SCS Robert Sarfati, Chair RT Technical Committee, ETSI

9 9 Panel 2: Summary (1) Spectrum availability: lack of new spectrum - unused spectrum owned by military & government but they won't give it up - potential for dynamic spectrum management (agile radio). Spectrum problems: sharing existing bands has political problems even when practical - growing "pollution" below 1GHz; UWB may raise noise floor. WAPECS: may mean the need to make generic spectrum mask harmonised standards not individual system standards. Electro-Magnetic Compatibility (EMC): is a major horizontal issue, transverse across many ETPs - co-ordination activities are desperately needed in order to avoid EMC problems.

10 10 Panel 2: Summary (2) Mobile radio: evolving very fast - increased complexity - global activities beyond 3G is going towards fragmentation - spectrum for beyond 3G may require infrastructure sharing. New networks: Fixed/Mobile convergence - value constellation is blurring - content, service & access may be in different hands - we need proxies services that allows different routing protocols to talk to each other - need for standards to achieve convergence and interoperability. Business model: high quality standards + spectrum at reasonable cost (regulators) + cheap terminals (mass market) – but to make money it needs to be used. Need for International consensus building at an early stage.

11 11 Panel 3: Standards and interoperability – Do they matter for ETPs? If so, how far can we/should we go? Moderator: Anthony Wiles, Protocol and Testing Competence Centre, ETSI Fiona Williams, Research Director Ericsson John Boggis, Head of Standards Vodafone Roman Kužnar, Director Sintesio Iskratel Brigitte Cardinaël, Head of cooperative Research Orange/France Telecom R&D David Kennedy, Eurescom Director Christian Rigal, Technical Manager Alcatel Alenia Space Standards Jochen Friedrich, EICTA Interoperability Task Force (IBM)

12 12 Panel 3: Summary Standards: are a must in order to get - team-building between partners - reliable return on investment - future-proof solutions. ETPs: don't write standards but need to help identify what should be standardized; not everything will need to be standardized. ETPs can build interest communities/co-ord groups (e.g. NESSI). IPRs: ETPs are co-ord/programme level - its the downstream projects that do the actual work and whose participants own any IPRs - action for ETPs to try and enforce, a FRAND IPR Policy on their related projects/consortiums. Synergy ETPs/SDOs: exchange of knowledge & expertise - early detection of standardization issues - early availability of draft specifications in the development phase = action needed. Interoperability: means proven Interworking. ETPs: should interop testing be done under ETPs or left to implementers ? ETPs only need be involved if existing organizations do not cover it adequately. Synergy ETPs/SDOs: linkage to testing and testbeds (e.g., ETSI PTCC, SINTESIO, etc.) and interoperability events (e.g., PLUGTESTs TM, etc.) - white-papers (EICTA & ETSI) – can provide feedback on validation/use of standards.

13 13 Panel 4: Convergence: The must haves - Software interoperability, profiles, building blocks, architectures and middleware Moderator: Günter Böckle, Principal Consultant, Siemens AG, NESSI Steering Committee member Laila Gide, Director EU R&D Programme Co-Chair ARTEMIS SRA Hans Van der Veer, Chair ETSI/IOP group Dave Penkler, Chief Technologist Open Call, HP Jochen Friedrich, Program Manager ICT Standardization, EIC, IBM Eric Schutz, Vice President, External Technology Coordination, ST Microelectronics. Alexander Roth, Corporate Technology Siemens, Chair Artemis Sub-WG Standards & Regulation

14 14 Panel 4: Summary (1) ETSI Interoperability: is the ability of equipment from different manufacturers (or different systems) to communicate together on the same infrastructure, or another while roaming (TISPAN) ETSI: addresses Technical interoperability and where appropriate Syntactical interoperability. Can offer many services at standards- level (via Competence Centres) and interop-level (via Workshops & Plugtests TM events). Middleware: seems to be a common theme across many ETPs – an enabler for content delivery and services. Profiles: means different things to different people - maintenance of technical profiling is important; complex when profiling across multiple standards sources.

15 15 Panel 4: Summary (2) Some people want "open everything" (open architectures,...interfaces,...standards,...source code,! ETSI IPR Policy: no change to FRAND basis – encouragement of generic declaration & early disclosure – encouragement of voluntary ex ante disclosure of licensing terms & conditions. ETPs: should use the standards bodies to promote their output, there is no competition only the need to co-operate and build the future together. Standards: as a way to bridge gap between R&D and deployment.

16 16 Panel 5: International co- operation/global markets and EU competitiveness: how to ensure win- win partnership through standards Moderator: Roger Torrenti, CEO Homega Research, member of the NEM steering board Hu Wang, Senior Manager Wireless research department, Huawei Laurent Manteau, Cooperative R&D Manager, Gemalto Francois Escher, Director Government relations, EMEA, Freescale Rigo Wenning, Legal counsel, W3C Ulrich Sandl, Head of Division Standardization and Copyright Protection in the ICT, Federal Ministry of Economics & Technology Konstantinos Karachalios, European and International Affairs, European Patent Office

17 17 Panel 5: Summary Good examples: Successful coordination & cooperation (GSM, W-CDMA, cdma2000, TD-SCDMA ) Strong cooperation under EU research framework. Today's significant trends (challenges): increasing convergence of ICT-technologies emergence of industrial consortia and new players timing discrepancy between R&D programs, product life cycles and elaboration – the world is moving faster & faster Enhance Europes competitiveness by means of Investing in new and novel innovation technologies Improve efficiency and effectiveness of cooperation in research Developing medium/long term visions Encouraging openness and cooperation with/at a global level evolving interoperability R&D and standards ETPs: as a catalyst/enabler for R&D project output to lead to future standard proposals, when appropriate! ETPs: as a way to promote collaboration between R&D and SDOs.

18 18 Panel 6: From R&D to competitiveness: the way forward Moderator: Elly Plooij-van Gorsel, Senior Counsel at Blueprint Partners, Former MEP Laila Gide, Director EU R&D Programme Co-Chair ARTEMIS SRA, Thales Frederic Gittler, vice Chairman of the NESSI Steering Committee, HP Labs Bastien Affeltranger, ETP Management Board, ETP Industrial Safety Tom Bo Clausen, Unit Embedded Systems, EC DG INFSO Waldemar, Kütt, ETPs Unit, EC DG Research Francisco Da Silva, Chairman of the ETSI Board, Portugal Telecom

19 19 Panel 6: Summary Need more certainty as to licensing of IPR in R&D projects – FRAND versus Royalty-Free, "open source"; but there's no single answer ! More money for European R&D and less "red-tape". Support growth of existing SMEs by educating entrepreneurs and facilitating access to R&D projects and venture capital. Need to help structure the academic research and education community. Increase contact between EU R&D platforms and national implementation programmes but keep standards activity at EU- level. As soon as the activities have got a real chance to go to the market, the case is ripe for standardisation activity; maybe "Lite" standardization, maybe "normal standardisation as appropriate! Use ETPs to improve linkage to standardization – include standardization in ETP "Roadmaps". please don't forget the Human Factor in the final product!

20 20 A thought to take-away with you.....We are good at putting the euros into research but how do we change the research back into euros ! "Elly Plooij-van Gorsel" Have a safe trip home.

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