From Research To Standardization

On 10-11 May 2016 in its Headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, ETSI will organize a Workshop on the subject “From Research To Standardization” in the context of the H2020 program of the European Commission.


In the ICT domain, a massive research effort is currently ongoing in the context of the H2020 program of the European Commission. Numerous national funding efforts are under way in laboratories, at universities and in the industry across Europe and worldwide. These activities create a plethora of knowledge and know-how which can enable a whole new generation of technology and will pave the way for many years to come!

Standards activities can help bridging the gap between research and industrial development of products and services by facilitating the commercialization of research results. Depending on the maturity of a technology, there are various options – even though not always known to the research community – to transform ideas into an industrial consensus driving product development. The industrial and standards community, on the other hand, may be unaware of the wide range of technological advances and alternative solutions. Often, the link to the research community is lacking and the information flow on novel and promising technological trends is not as good as it could.

Objectives of the workshop

The workshop offers a great opportunity for both stakeholder communities to come together, to discuss and to identify common interest areas.

  • Industrial representatives will have first-hand access to state-of-the-art knowledge and get aware of future trends in an early stage.
  • Researchers will be able to present latest research results to industry, to jointly identify the components which are best suitable for standardization and product development activities and to agree on specific next steps.

The workshop will support researchers to disseminate and exploit their results through standardization. It serves as a platform for research consortia to inform about standardization plans and to address a wider community to find supporters and allies.

  • Researchers will get firsthand information from keynote speakers about the overall policy context and the relationships between research, standardization and innovation. A case study will be presented to serve as a model case.
  • Researchers will have the opportunity to make the standardization community aware of current technology trends and solutions. The ETSI community will help to drive the innovation work towards standards and broad industrial acceptance.
  • Academic research will receive feed-back and learn about industrial needs by direct interaction with experts form major industrial players. The researchers will learn about ongoing standardization work and pre-normative/co-normative research topics from the ETSI community point of view.
  • Industrial representatives and technology experts in general will have the opportunity to access first-hand information on upcoming technological trends. The work format will ensure enough time for personal interactions with the researchers.
  • The workshop will facilitate to identify next steps in order to drive technology innovation to standardization. Eventually, this may lead to contributions to ongoing ETSI work or the set-up of new standardization activities.

Who should attend?

This event is of particular interest to:

  • Researchers and standardizers
  • Research Institutes & Universities
  • Organisations and stakeholders involved in FP7 and H2020 related projects
  • SMEs and Start-Ups driving technology innovation
  • Chipset Manufacturers
  • Device and CPE Manufacturers
  • M2M/IoT Communication Component Manufacturers
  • Network Infrastructure Manufacturers
  • Network Operators
  • Service Providers

Progamme Committee

Chair: Markus Mueck, Senior Manager Standardisation, Intel, DE

  • Jorge Bonifacio, PT Portugal, PT
  • Hermann Brand, Director Innovation, ETSI, FR
  • Francisco Da Silva. Huawei, SE
  • Keith Dickerson, Climate Associates Limited, UK
  • Jahmshid Khun-Jush, Qualcomm, UK
  • Magnus Madfors, Ericsson, SE
  • Sebastiano Toffaletti, SBS, BE
  • Christoph Woeste, Federal Network Agency, DE


10 May

Agenda Tuesday 10 May 2016

08:00 Check-in
09:00 Welcome Address
Joergen Friis, ETSI Chief Service Officer
09:10 SESSION 1: SETTING THE SCENE – Vision, Policy & Standardization
Session Chair: Jamshid Khun-Jush, Qualcomm
09:10 5G PPP and AIOTI Standardization Activities
Thibaut Kleiner, DG Connect, Unit E1: Network Technologies
09:40 Keynote: 5G Technology to enable the Tactile Internet
Frank Fitzek, 5G Lab, Technical University Dresden
10:10 ETSI work programme
Hermann Brand, ETSI Director Innovation
10:30 Downstreaming research results into standardization: the success story of TC RRS
Markus Mueck, Intel
10:50 Coffee & Networking Break
Posters and Demos visits in the ETSI Lobby
11:20 SESSION 2: A selection of 5G Enablers
Session Chair: Francisco da Silva, Huawei
11:20 Complementary operator business models facilitating fast emergence of digitized society
Marja Matinmikko, University of Oulu, Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC)
11:40 Advanced modulation and random access techniques for 5G communication systems
Carles Antón-Haro, CTTC
12:00 Q&A
12:15 Quick overview of all demos and posters
Moderator: Markus Mueck, Intel
12.40 Networking Lunch
Posters and Demos visits in the ETSI Lobby
 14:15 SESSION 3: On Future Network Architecture
Session Chair: Hermann Brand, ETSI
14:15 Big Data Analytics for Caching in 5G Wireless Network
Ejder Bastug, CentraleSupélec
14:35 Designing a converged network operator with RINA: efficient support of any access technology and any application requirement with a single network infrastructure
Eduard Grasa, Fundació i2CAT
14:55 REDIRNET – Emergency Responder Data Interoperability Network
Nikolaos Matskanis, Cetic
15:15 Statically and Dynamically verifiable SLA metrics
Elena Giachino, University of Bologna (Italy)
15:35 Q&A
15:50 Coffee & Networking Break
Posters and Demos visits in the ETSI Lobby
16:20 Wrap Up Day 1: Birds of a Feather 
Moderator: Markus Mueck, Intel
  Expression of interest in standards related work like whitepaper development or potential Work Items from day one’s presentations
17:30 Networking cocktail


11 May

Agenda Wednesday 11 May 2016

09:00 SESSION 4: The Policy & Standardization Ecosystem
Session Chair: Christoph Woeste, ETSI Board Vice Chairman, BMWi
09:00 Policies for ICT standardization for the Digital Single Market
Thomas Reibe, DG Connect, Unit F.2 : Innovation
09:30 The role of ETSI in identifying spectrum needs for future radio systems
Mike Sharpe, ETSI Director Spectrum and Equipment Regulation
10:00 Success Factors for downstreaming research results into CEN/CENELEC committees
Andreea Gulacsi, CEN/CENELEC
10:30 5G PPP From Research to Standardization
Olav Queseth, 5G-PPP workgroup pre-standardization, Ericsson
10:50 Coffee & Networking Break
Posters and Demos visits in the ETSI Lobby
11:20 SESSION 5: On Virtualization Techniques for 5G
Session Chair: Julie Duclercq, Intel
11:20 RAN-Transport Orchestration for 5G
Ahmad Rostami, Ericsson AB
11:40 C-RAN and the Virtualization path toward 5G system
Francesco Mauro, Telecom Italia Mobile (TIM)
12:00 Multi-domain orchestration of software defined infrastructures
Marco Di Girolamo, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
12:20 Standardization Roadmap for the 5G Integrated Fronthaul and Backhaul
Alain Mourad, 5G-PPP 5G-Crosshaul Project - INTERDIGITAL
12:40 Q&A
13.00 Networking Lunch
Posters and Demos visits in the ETSI Lobby
 14:30 Wrap up Day 2: Birds of a Feather
Moderator: Markus Mueck, Intel
  Expression of interest in standards related work like whitepaper development or potential Work Items from day two’s presentations
15:30 Event Take Away
  All session Chairs will present a summary of the key take away of their sessions and possible next steps in ETSI.


 We are pleased to welcome demonstrations at the ETSI workshop ‘From Research to Standardization’.

  • 5G V2X Communication Prototype with Reconfigurable Frame Structure and New Waveform
    Cao Hanwen, Huawei European Research Center, Munich
  • Demonstration of collaborative coexistence between IEEE 802.15.4e (TSCH) and IEEE 802.11 technologies
    Pieter Becue & Peter Ruckebusch, iMinds – Gent University
  • Multi-domain/technology Service Function Chain Orchestration based on SDN and NFV
    Robert Szabo, Ericsson Research
  • NFV modelling, composition and chaining in cloudified 5G systems
    Navid Nikaein, Eurecom 5GPPP
  • 5G NORMA - creating a future-proof E2E mobile network architecture for the 5G era
    Prof Banchs, 5G NORMA
  • Exploiting Infrastructure Capabilities to Dynamic Orchestrate NFV Services across Multiple Domains
    Fulvio Risso, Politecnico di Torino
  • Consistent Network Updates in Software Defined Networking
    Shukla Apoorv, TU Berlin
  • METIS Mobile and wireless communications Enablers for the Twenty-twenty Information Society-II – Visualization
    Olav Queseth, Ericsson / METIS-II

The set up for demonstrations will take place on Tuesday 10 May from 08:30 to 10:30. The dismantling of demonstration stands must take place at the latest on Wednesday 11 May from 15:30 to 16:30.

Each demonstration will be visible during all workshop breaks (morning/afternoon coffee breaks, lunch breaks).
Stands need to manned during those gatherings (see schedule according to workshop agenda (subject to change)).

  • Demonstrations will take place in the ETSI hall
  • Each stand measures ± 210cm wide*120cm deep
  • ETSI will provide a table and chair, free internet access (WiFi only) and electricity, poster display area
  • The pdf descriptions of demonstrations will be published, along with the workshop presentations on the event’s webpage, at the end of the workshop.


Some posters presentations will take place in the ETSI hall.

  • Providing self-adaptation rules in OVF
    CETIC, Jean-Christophe Deprez

  • 5G-PPP Project SESAME
    CREATE-NET, Cristina Costa

  • OpenAirInterface: 5G Software Alliance for democratizing wireless innovation
    Eurecom, Rohit Gupta

  • 60 GHz channel sounder
    SINTEF, Jan Erik Håkegård