6th ETSI ITS Workshop

The 6th ETSI Workshop on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) took place on 12-13 February 2014 and was kindly hosted by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (DE) in the city of Berlin, Germany.

Introduction

MINISTRYITS is said to be happening in the year 2015, upon the completion of the Release 1 standardization package for Cooperative ITS and the completion of the associated European Commission Standardization Mandate M/453.
Although implementing Cooperative ITS is very important, it is essential to continue standardization activities.

The Release 2 standardization package is already being built. This package marks the next phase of standardization for Cooperative ITS. It aims at developing standards, based on functionalities which will be agreed and deployed by the stakeholders.

Release 2 should include the additional features needed to support the deployment of more complex use cases, enable a large installed base of Cooperative ITS, and support additional available networks as required by the various stakeholders. It also includes the improvement of existing standards when new use cases and applications render this necessary.

This continued ITS standardization effort is also supported by the European Commission Rolling Plan for ICT Standardization which emphasizes that it is necessary to ensure interoperability and continuity of the services among the different systems throughout Europe to take full advantage of the benefits resulting from Cooperative ITS. The existence of common European standards and technical specifications is paramount to ensure the interoperability of ITS services and applications as well as to accelerate their introduction and impact.

12 February

Session 1 Introduction and keynotes
Session chairman: Marco Annoni, Telecom Italia, Acting ETSI TC ITS Chairman
  ITS - Part of the connected world?
Dr. Ulrich SANDL, Standardization and Copyright Protection in the ICT (VIB5), Representative from Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (DE)
  Luis Jorge ROMERO, ETSI Director General
  Cooperative ITS: From research to implementation – relevance of standardization
Emilio DAVILA GONZALEZ, European Commission DG CONNECT
  ERTICO activities towards deployment of C-ITS
Hermann MEYER, ERTICO
10:00 Coffee Break 

 

SESSION 2 : INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS – SOME BITS FROM THE WORLD
Moderator: Marco ANNONI, Telecom Italia, ETSI TC ITS Acting Chairman

Cooperation and harmonization on the global scale is still required although it is recognized that priorities, topics and policies may vary from region to region. Find out who should cooperate with whom and on what. What are the priorities in the four corners of the world and what has been implemented there so far? How does this contribute to future standardization such as building Release 2?

10:30

The universal future-proof ITS station for Cooperative ITS - Results from CEN TC278 PT1601
Hans-Joachim FISCHER, ESF GmbH

10:50

US-EU V2V & V2I Message Standards collaboration and Future Work
Sue BAI, Honda R&D Detroit ATR Div
11:10 Harmonization of C-ITS standards: EU-us initiatives
Knut EVENSEN, Q-Free

11:30

ITS Radiocommunications Standards and Development in Japan
Ueno TAKAHIRO, MIC
11:50 Standardization of cooperative ITS-Dedicated Short Range Communications in China
Xianghui SONG, National Center of ITS Engineering & Technology (CN)

12:10

Reaching out for Homer Simpson
Bob WILLIAMS, ETSI STF 456
12:30 Networking lunch

 

SESSION 3 : CHECK CONFORMANCE AND GET INTEROPERABILITY
Moderator: Sebastian MÜLLER, Project Manager, ETSI

It is of utmost importance that devices and systems being the engines for Cooperative ITS will talk to each other. Interoperability is key for successful deployment in a multi-vendor environment. Learn about recent interoperability testing results, how tests are done and what is scheduled for the future.

14:00

How to ensure ITS success story by meaningful testing and certification programs?
Joern EDLICH, CETECOM

14:15

Realistic testing of operational radio communications from and to vehicles in virtual electromagnetic environments
Wim KOTTERMAN, Ilmenau University of Technology

14:30

Minimum performance testing for ITS C2C and C2X radio modems
Heinz MELLEIN, ROHDE & SCHWARZ GmbH & Co. KG

14:45

Lessons learnt from eCall for seamless deployment – conformance, performance and interoperability
Martin GRZEBELLUS, NavCert GmbH

15:00

ITS Applications Certification - Setting the testing bar at an achievable level
Theofanis VASSILIOU-GIOLES on behalf of Spirent

15:15

Questions and Answers

15:45 Coffee Break

 

SESSION 4 : WORDS TO SAY ON THE RADIO
Moderator: Christoph WÖSTE, Federal Network Agency (DE), ETSI TC ITS WG4 Chairman

Although many things have been standardized with regard to the usage of ITS-G5, the slice of spectrum being allocated to ITS, some fine-tuning is still required. Learn about how the usage of ITS-G5 looks like when implemented, discuss ideas aiming at further improving the efficient use of the ITS-G5 spectrum.

16:15

Decentralized Congestion Control for ITS-G5
Dieter SMELY, KAPSCH (STF 469)

16:30

Coexistence between CEN DSRC and ITS-G5 - On the way to an implementation 
Marko JANDRISITS, ASFINAG

16:45

Feasibility and Implications of sharing Cooperative ITS spectrum with unlicensed devices in USA and Europe
John KENNEY, Toyota InfoTechnology Center (joint with TNO)

17:00 Service Announcement using WAVE Service Advertisement as a model
Anders HJELMARE & John MORING, Kapsch TrafficCom
17:15 Questions and Answers
17.45 Networking cocktail

13 February

SESSION 5 : DEPLOYING IPv6 in COOPERATIVE ITS
Moderator: Andreas FESTAG, NEC, ETSI TC ITS WG3 Chairman

No doubt, IPv6 is a promising protocol. How to unleash its full potential in the world of Cooperative ITS? Everybody and everything is going to be connected. Get an idea how the intra-connected and inter-connected world of Cooperative ITS looks like when using IPv6.

09:00 ITS station facilities communication support functions
Thierry ERNST, MinesParisTech
09:15

A novel end to end IPv6 architecture for cooperative ITS, deployed in FOTsis project and SCOREF
Bernadette VILLEFORCEIX, Orange Labs Network

09:30

Deployment and Interoperability of the FOTsis IPv6-Based Network Architecture
Antonio F. SKARMETA, University of Murcia

09:45 Migration of eCall transportation
Bob WILLIAMS,ETSI STF 456
10:00 Questions and Answers

10:30

Coffee Break

 

SESSION 6 : REQUIREMENTS OF ADVANCED SAFETY CRITICAL COOPERATIVE ITS
Moderator: Lan LIN, Hitachi, ETSI TC ITS WG1 acting chairman

Cooperative ITS are used for safety critical road transport applications. By now, these systems advice and warn the road users. What about pushing the limits and make them some kind of autonomous systems as well? What is required to make autonomous driving a reliable use case, for instance?

11:00

Medium Access Control for delay-sensitive platooning applications
Annette BOHM, Halmstad University

11:15 Cooperative cybercars: communication needs
Oyunchimeg SHAGDAR, INRIA
11:30

Quantifying network requirements for autonomous collision avoidance
Maziar NEKOVEE, Samsung UK

11:45 The Local Dynamic Map as a useful facility service
Paul SPAANDERMAN on behalf of Bart NETTEN, TNO
12:00

The globally applicable concept of a Local Dynamic Map - results from CEN TC278 PT1604
Andreas SCHALK, IPTE

12:15 Questions and Answers
12:45 Networking lunch

 

SESSION 7: INTELLIGENT INTEGRATED TRANSPORT SYSTEMS
Moderator: Hans-Joachim SCHADE, TSE Consult

Integrating existing data and systems to an interconnected network is one of the main objectives of ITS. Disseminating available information to users in a smart way is another objective. Learn about how standardization contributes to putting things together. Discuss how Intelligent Integrated Transport Systems such as Smart Cities benefit from existing standards and what else is needed on top.

14:00 Integrating ITS Security to the wider societal context of ITS
Scott CADZOW, C3L
14:15

A new approach for horizontal ITS solutions based on M2M communications and local intelligence distribution
Giovanni IOVINO, INTECS SpA

14:30 Is ITS Security ready for deployment?
Frank KARGL, PRESERVE PROJECT
14:45 Infrastructural Message Sets, In Vehicle Information (IVI), Signal Phase and Timing (SPaT), Topologies (MAP), Probe Data (PTD, PDM)
Paul SPAANDERMAN, TNO
15:00 Guidelines for EFC-applications on in-vehicle ITS-Stations (work carried out by project team PT136)
Jan KERSTEN, Trafficteq
15:15 Questions and Answers
15:45 Coffee Break
SESSION 8: SHORT HINTS ABOUT THE EVOLUTION OF THE ITS UNIVERSE
Moderator: Marco Annoni, Telecom Italia, Acting ETSI TC ITS Chairman

ITS is a very articulated ecosystem that includes many different transport modes and ICT solutions. In order to fully beneft from the technology evolution, ITS has to gradually interwork or integrate with many other domains (e.g. IoT, M2M, Smart Cities, ...etc.).

This panel discusses the possible steps, the stakeholders to be involved and the priorities that the global ITS standardization community should take into consideration in order to effectively provide a valuable enabler for the commercial deployment of ITS in the coming decades.

  Niels ANDERSEN, C2C-CC General Manager
Knut EVENSEN, Q-Free
François FISCHER, ERTICO
Anders HJELMARE, KAPSCH
Wolfgang HOEFS, European Commission
Steve SILL, US DOT
17:15 Close of the workshop

 

Biographies

ANNONIMarco Annoni, Telecom Italia, ETSI TC ITS Acting chairman
Senior Project Manager for the Telecom Italia "ITS and Infomobility" innovation programme and vice-chairman of ETSI TC ITS, he is the official Telecom Italia representative in the GSMA "mAutomotive Workstream", ERTICO ITS Europe and TTS Italia.
He joined TILAB in 1985, after getting a degree in Electronics Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino and was involved in international projects focused on OBP satellites (e.g. ESA "TST/SS-TDMA System", Motorola IRIDIUM® project). He managed the Telecom Italia participations to EC projects (e.g. VIRTUOUS, WINEGLASS, BRAHMS, SATIP6, SAFETUNNEL, GST, CVIS, eCoMove).
He currently leads the Telecom Italia innovation and standardization activities in the ITS domain, coordinates the Telecom Italia activity for the deployment of the public eCall Italian Pilot and the contribution to the EC Projects HeERO, MOBiNET, TEAM, COMPASS4D.

ANDERSENNiels Peter Skov Andersen, Car-2-Car Communication Consortium
Mr Niels Peter Skov Andersen is General Manager for the Car-2-Car Communication Consortium and has 25 years background in standardization. Before joining the Car-2-Car Communication Niels Peter Skov Andersen has long experience in taking new technologies through standardization to operational systems, as well as global coordination of standards. He was an industry participant in standardization of GSM phase 1, part of ETSI project team responsible for GSM phase 2, Chairing the ETSI SMG2 – ETSI's lead GSM radio group - through the elaboration of GPRS, EDGE and 3G. When the successful global partnership project 3GPP for mobile standardization between ARIB, TTC, TTA, ATIS, CCSA and ETSI was created, Niels Peter Skov Andersen was elected the first chairman of the TSG SA a position he held for 6 years. In addition when the remaining GSM work was transferred to 3GPP, he in addition was elected chairman for the TSG GERAN the group responsible for maintenance and evolution of the GSM based radio network. In addition to he has been a member of the ETSI Board for the last 9 years and also for a 3 year period been member of the Board of directors the Open Mobile Alliance.

arndtMartin Arndt, ETSI
Mr Martin Arndt joined ETSI in 2006 as Technical Officer. He is with the department "ETSI Operations" and takes care of Intelligent Transport Systems and Broadband Wireless Access. Prior to joining ETSI Martin Arndt spent seven years with AIRDATA, a network operator based in Germany specialized in operating Wireless Local Loop networks. There he mainly dealt with activities on Research and Development and was responsible for the Compliance Management, i.e. standardization and regulatory affairs. Prior to joining AIRDATA he spent some time with a classic Internet Service Provider. Martin ARNDT holds a degree in communications engineering from the University of Applied Sciences, Esslingen, Germany.

BaiSue Bai, Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
Sue Bai is a principal engineer in the Automobile Technology Research department at Honda R&D Americas, Inc. Her current responsibilities are research on advanced vehicle active safety systems and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) using communications. She is currently the co-chair-woman of the SAE DSRC Vehicle Safety Technical Committee, leading the development of the vehicle-to-vehicle & vehicle-to-infrastructure safety related message and data standardization effort. She is also leading the DSRC message and application performance requirements standards harmonization & coordination effort among U.S., Asia and European standards organizations.

BohmAnnette Böhm, Halmstad University
Annette Böhm received her BSc in Information and Communication Technology and MSc in Computer Systems Engineering from Halmstad University, Sweden, in 2003 and 2004, respectively, where she recently completed her PhD in Information Technology with a thesis on delay-sensitive wireless communication for cooperative driving applications.

cadzowScott Cadzow, Cadzow Communications Consulting ltd
Scott Cadzow has over the past 20 years become a recognized standards development expert, primarily for security standards, in a number of International Standards Development Organisations including ETSI, ITU-T and ISO. In ETSI Scott is or has been the rapporteur for the TETRA security specifications, the suite of guidance documents for effective security standards development (covering Common Criteria, Risk analysis, and security requirements engineering) In MTS and TISPAN, and has acted as an expert to a number of Specialist Task Forces in TETRA, TISPAN, HF, MTS, eHEALTH and AT-D. He is chairman of the ETSI ITS Security group and also its counterpart in ISO TC204.16, formerly vice-chairman of ETSI Project TETRA WG6 (Security) and the TETRA Security and Fraud Prevention Group (SFPG), and also formerly vice-chairman of the ETSI Lawful Interception group. Scott has also contributed to reports from ENISA on network resilience and on measures to counter internet bullying.

DAVILAGONZALEZEmilio DAVILA GONZALES, European Commission, DG CONNECT
Emilio Dávila works for the European Commission as policy officer in the Unit "Innovation" within Directorate General for Communication Networks, Contents and Technology (CONNECT). He is in charge of coordinating ICT standardisation strategies. Before we worked for the years as Project Officer in the Unit "ICT for Transport" following up research projects related to Intelligent Transport Systems and the ITS Action Plan actions, in particular regarding co-operative systems and electromobility. He was also involved in standardisation and legal and privacy implications of co-operative systems, in particular in the definition of the Mandate M/453. Emilio Dávila was also responsible for the eCall initiative, for he was granted with the iMobility Award in the policy category in 2012. Prior to this, he worked within Directorate General for Research in the programme supporting SMEs participation in the RTD Community Framework Programme. Before joining the European Commission, Emilio Dávila set up and directed the liaison office in Brussels of the Spanish Association for New Technologies, AENTEC.
Emilio graduated as Telecommunication Engineer in the Polytechnic University of Madrid and holds a Degree in Law from the Spanish Open University

EDLICHJörn Edlich, Cetecom GmbH, Essen
Jörn Edlich works as Senior Business Development Manager for the CETECOM group. He is responsible for the Connected Car business including Car2X. Jörn has a strong telecommunications background including e-mobility charging communication, network optimization, security analysis and IP architectures.
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ErnstDr. Thierry Ernst, MinesParisTech
Dr. Thierry Ernst works at Mines ParisTech as Cooperative ITS projects manager. He holds a PhD in computer networks (Inria, supported by Motorola Labs) and is specialized in Internet communications in mobile environments. He worked for 4 years on a non-tenure researcher position at Keio University (InternetCar team within Jun Murai Laboratory) where he set up and led the Nautilus6 Working Group within the WIDE organization. Devoted to transfer his research results to the industry, he launched and chaired the « Network Mobility » (NEMO) Working Group at the IETF and later set up and chaired the MonAmi6 Working Group.
He then returned to Inria where he worked in the IMARA research team (autonomous vehicles) for 5 years. There, his research work on IPv6 mobility has led him to focus his attention to Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (Cooperative ITS). As such, he participated to several European and national projects related to ITS (CVIS, Anemone, MobiSeND, SANDRA, DriveC2X, SCORE@F). He setup and coordinated the FP7 GeoNet project on IPv6 GeoNetworking (IPv6 multicast distribution of messages to vehicles located in a geographic area) and the FP7 ITSSv6 project (IPv6 stack for ITS stations).
Working in the CAOR robotic lab at Mines ParisTech since 2010, he currently heads the LaRAcom research and development team within LaRA (La Route Automatisée - The automated road), a Joint Research Unit established between Mines ParisTech (CAOR robotic lab) and Inria (IMARA). The LaRAcom teams is developing since 2006 an efficient communication system applied to road transportation of goods and people. The communication system allows the exchange of information between vehicles, the roadside infrastructure, nomadic devices and servers located in the Internet over a combination of access technologies, including vehicular WiFi (11p) and cellular. The communication system based on standard IETF Internet technologies (IPv6, mobility, security, multicasting, service discovery) and ISO, CEN and ETSI ITS standards is now implemented and deployed on the fleet of vehicles from Mines ParisTech.
He is also heavily involved in Cooperative ITS standardization activities (ITS station reference architecture set of standards) at ISO TC204 (CALM), CEN TC278 WG16 / ISO TC204 WG18 (Cooperative ITS) and ETSI TC ITS where he leads a number of work items. He is member of the French national delegation in these groups. In addition to his activities in Cooperative ITS, he chairs G6, a French association aiming at promoting the deployment of IPv6.

EVENSENKnut Evensen, Q-Free ASA
Mr. Evensen has been involved in European ITS R&D projects and ITS standardization efforts since 1988, and is the manager for this field in Q-Free. Knut Evensen holds several positions in ISO, IEEE, and CEN related to the development of Cooperative ITS standards. In ETSI he is the chairman of WG2 - Architecture and Cross-layer management. He was the chief architect in the European ITS R&D project CVIS (Cooperative Vehicle-Infrastructure Systems), and is currently responsible for the standardisation efforts in iMobility Support (www.icarsupport.org) looking to harmonize the global standardisation efforts in Cooperative ITS.

festagAndreas Festag, NEC Laboratories Europe/Technical University Dresden, ETSI TC ITS WG3 Chairman
Dr. Andreas Festag is standardization expert at NEC Laboratories Europe and research group leader at Technical University Dresden. His research is concerned with wireless and mobile communication, with a focus on vehicular communication and ITS. Dr. Festag actively contributes to the CAR-2-CAR Communication Consortium and to ITS standardization. He serves as chairman of ETSI Technical Committee ITS WG3.

fischerFrancois Fischer, ERTICO
Francois Fischer worked as senior developer at Siemens, where he developed conformance test solutions for certification test laboratories. At this position, he also actively contributed to the development and the deployment of the first Siemens TTCN test language compiler.
He funded FSCOM and leaded project related to validation and conformance testing. He contributed through different projects to standardization activities as well the WiMAX Forum certification. He participated to CEN and ETSI projects dealing withthe ITS standardization and conformance testing.
In 2011, he joined ERTICO – ITS Europe. As Senior Project Manager, he is leading the DRIVE-C2X Sub Project coordinating Field Operational Testing, performed at different test sites in Europe. Francois Fischer is also leading the activities related to Standardization, Testing and Compliancy assessment at ERTICO. Therefore he provides guidance and support to EC funded project like HeERO (eCall), iMobilitySupport, COMeSaefety2 and Compass4D.

FISHER HJHans-Joachim Fischer, Managing Director, ESF GmbH, Germany
Dr. Fischer was born in Reutlingen / Germany on 20. May 1956. He studied Electrical Engineering at the University in Stuttgart and made his PHD at the University of Kaiserslautern with a thesis on digital spread spectrum technology. He was employed at Standard Electric Lorenz and at Telefunken / EADS. In 1997 he founded ESF GmbH, where he is managing director. ESF GmbH provides engineering services and independent consultancy with a major focus on ITS. Since 20 years he holds official positions in working groups of CEN, ETSI and ISO on communications and applications for ITS, he is editor of a large number of ITS standards from CEN, ETSI and ISO, and he contributes to standardization at IEEE. He was member of the EU/US Task Force Harmonization Work Groups 1 & 3. He is leader of CEN TC278 PT1601 (C-ITS application management) and member of CEN TC278 PT1604 (Local Dynamic Map), both funded by the EC under mandate M/453. He is leader of ETSI STF 455 implementing and validating a test suite for ITS communication standards from ISO (CALM). He is actively working on the harmonization of IEEE WAVE and ISO FAST protocols.
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HjelmareAnders Hjelmare, KAPSCH
Anders Hjelmare is Kapsch’s Senior Expert for V2X Standardization and Strategy.
He has an electronics engineering background and has been with Kapsch TrafficCom AB since the company was founded more than 20 years ago. He has been working with various aspects of ITS in many internationally oriented technical positions.
Over the years he has been heavily involved in European DSRC and ITS standardisation and he has also been the editor of a number of DSRC standards.

IovinoGiovanni Iovino, Intecs, s.p.a.
Giovanni Iovino works as software designer and software developer for Intecs s.p.a. He is responsible of the design and implementation of the architecture and of the data distribution system for the "Intelligent Cooperative Sensing for Improved traffic efficiency" (ICSI) FP7 European ITS research project. He worked also in the earlier Intecs team for the BETaaS (Building the Environment for the Things as a Service) European FP7 project which has a strong connection with the ETSI M2M standard. He is also following the activities in the Energy@Home association, a no-profit association that aims at developing & promoting technologies and services for energy efficiency in the home based upon device to device communication. For Intecs he works for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) projects and follows the CORE CoAP standardization progress.

JandrisitsMarko Jandrisits, ASFINAG
Marko Jandrisits is with ASFINAG, the Austrian road operator of the high level road network. He is delegted to ASECAP, European Association of operators of toll road infrastructures, where he is chairing the permanent working group on ITS. Mr. Jandrisits has a long experience in the field of road ITS and has contributed to work in EasyWay, the eCall impementation plattform, field operational tests on cooperative ITS etc. He is co-chair of the Amsterdam Group on behalf of ASECAP and within ASFINAG he is leading the Expert Group on Cooperative Systems.

KarglFrank Kargl, PRESERVE Project
Frank Kargl holds the chair of Distributed Systems at University of Ulm, as well as a part-time professor position in the SCS group at the University of Twente. His research interests include dynamic and cooperative distributed systems and their security and privacy with a special focus on cooperative intelligent transportation systems. In this area, he participated in a number of projects, like SeVeCom and PRECIOSA. Currently, Frank Kargl is coordinator of the on-going PRESERVE project that aims to make security and privacy in V2X a reality for the upcoming ITS deployment. He co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and is actively contributing to the cooperative ITS community through participation in bodies like the C2C-CC and as co-chair of events like ACM WiSec, IEEE WiVeC, or IEEE VNC. 

KerstenJan Kersten, Trafficteq, Project Team PT136
Jan Kersten holds a diploma in electrical engineering. Since 1993 he has been working in ITS - mainly in the area of Electronic Fee Collection (EFC) - in different roles and positions in market leading companies. During his professional career he gained experiences in concepts, architecture, design and implementation of devices and systems in large-scale commercial EFC projects of different technologies. He is also familiar with business processes, operational and commercial aspects in the EFC services area. Jan Kersten has been working as a technical consultant for 7 years now.
Over the last 15 years he contributed to several European funded research projects and international standardization. Currently he is actively involved in the work of CEN/TC 278 WG1. Jan Kersten is project team leader of the Project Team PT136 “Guidelines for EFC applications based on in-vehicle ITS Stations”.

KottermanWim Kotterman, Ilmenau University of Technology
Dr. Wim Kotterman worked on mobile radio channel modelling (including coverage prediction) at Dr. Neherlabs in the Netherlands from 1987 to 2000 and at the Centre for personal Communications at Aalborg University in Denmark from 2000 to 2004. From this university, he also received his Ph.D. in 2004. Then, he joined the Institute of Information Technology at Ilmenau University of Technology in Germany.
His present interests are analysis, modelling, and synthesis of radio channels and Over-the-Air testing (OTA).
Dr. Wim Kotterman participated in the European COST Actions 207, 231, 259, 273, 2100, and IC1004. In the latter COST action, he co-chairs the Topical Working Group on MIMO OTA.

LINLan Lin, Hitachi,
ETSI TC ITS WG1 Chairman

Ms. Lin got her Master degree at Civil Engineering School (Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees) in France and joined Hitachi Europe (ICT lab in Sophia Antipolis) shortly after. She is senior researcher on Intelligent Transport System. She has been involved in R&D projects in the field of ITS, vehicular communications, smart mobility and smart city such as iTETRIS, COVEL, SCOREF, PREDIVE C2X, DRIVE C2X, eCo-FEV, AutoNet etc. She is currently chair of ETSI TC ITS WG1 and rapporteur of several Work Items of the WG 1 (application and user requirements), as well as co-chair of European Car to Car Communication Consortium (C2C-CC) application working group (WG).

MELLEINHeinz Mellein, Rohde & Schwarz
Heinz Mellein received his diploma in communications engineering at the Technical University of Karlsruhe, Germany. He joined Rohde & Schwarz in 1990 and was involved in radio communication testing ever since. He was member of the startup team that designed and developed the very first GSM system simulator for type approval purposes, later project manager and technology trainer for GSM, UMTS, WiMAX and LTE. During this time he co-authored a comprehensive book about UMTS test & measurements. Today, as a technology manager, he is evaluating new radio technologies and markets with respect to their test & measurement needs. With respect to C-ITS he is contributing to ETSI TC ITS WG#4 and the C2C-CC.

MeyerDr. Hermann Meyer
Dr. Hermann Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, ERTICO – ITS Europe
Hermann Meyer works at ERTICO – ITS Europe, a Public-Private Partnership initiative to support the development and deployment of ITS in Europe. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the ITS World Congress, Co-Chair of the iMobility Forum and a member of the Coordination Committee of the Network of National ITS Associations.
Prior to joining ERTICO, he represented the interests of the Volkswagen Group in the EU institutions in Brussels as Head of the Government Relations Office. He joined Volkswagen in 1995 serving as Manager in the “Sustainability Strategy” Department and as Head of the “Technology and Science” Department in the Government Relations Offices in Bonn and Berlin. He was seconded in 1996/1997 to the Principal Policy Department in the German Federal Ministry of Transport and from 2003 to 2006 to the European Car Manufacturing Association (ACEA) as Director of Environmental Policies. Between 2001 and 2003, he headed the “Vehicle Technologies” Working Group of the “Sustainable Mobility 2030” Initiative of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

MoringJohn Moring
John Moring is an independent consultant based in California. Since 2004, he has contributed to the IEEE P1609 Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE) working group, where he serves as Vice Chair and standards editor. In 2013, he co-authored EU/US Task Force Harmonization Work Group reports exploring commonalities across international ITS standards. His 30 years of experience ranges from integrated circuits to international networks; he holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Southern California.

MUELLERSebastian Mueller, ETSI
Sebastian Mueller is staff member of ETSI, based in Sophia Antipolis, France.
He has more than 14 years of testing consulting experience with over 10 years in international projects working in Europe, US and China.
He is project manager at the Centre for Testing and Interoperability (ETSI CTI) and his tasks include providing testing expertise to ETSI Technical Bodies and leadership for test specification development, as well as technical coordination of interoperability events. His focus lies on testing activities for Intelligent Transport Systems, LTE SmallCells and Machine-to-Machine technologies.
Prior to his position at ETSI, Sebastian was a consultant with FSCOM responsible for developing test systems for various operators in the telecom industry. He has also given classes on the TTCN-3 testing language.
He received his MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany in 1998.

NEKOVEEMaziar Nekovee, Samsung Electronics R&D Institute UK (SRUK)
Dr Maziar Nekovee is a Chief Engineer at Samsung Electronics R&D Institute UK (SRUK) where he leads Samsung’s European research in next generation mobile communication networks (5G). Prior to joining Samsung he was with British Telecom (BT) where he pioneered and led research in cognitive radio, white space and WiFi technologies with applications to broadband wireless access and M2M/ITS. Maziar has a PhD in theoretical and computational physics and a first degree and MSc. in electrical engineering (cum laude) both obtained in the Netherlands. He has published over 80 peer-reviewed papers, two books and has several patents. His current research focuses on research and standardization of core wireless technologies for 5G.

Bart Netten, TNO
Bart Netten is a senior researcher in Cooperative ITS since 2000 when he joined TNO. He participated in various national and international projects, e.g. SUMMITS, SPITS, GCDC, CONTRAST, CityMobil, SAFESPOT, PreDRIVE-C2X, DRIVE-C2X, eCoMOVE, and MOBINET. His specialisation is in road side based applications and facilities, FOT data analysis & technical evaluation, and incident detection. He cooperated in the development of the concept of the LDM in SAFESPOT, developed LDMs on the DITCM test site, and is active in the standardisation of the LDM in ETSI and CEN.

romeroLuis Jorge Romero, ETSI
Luis Jorge Romero, Director General of ETSI, has more than 20-years experience in the telecommunications sector. Previously he has held diverse Director positions in Spain, Morocco and Mexico, predominantly with Telefonica. As Global Director for International Roaming and Standards, and Director of Innovation and Standards, he oversaw Telefonica's participation in global standardization activities, and participated directly in the work of the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance and in the GSM Association (GSMA). Before joining ETSI in July 2011, he held the position of Director General of Innosoft and was also a partner and board member of Madrid-based Innology Ventures.

sandlDr. Ulrich Sandl
Dr. Ulrich Sandl, born 17th of June 1957 in Berlin, lawyer, has been working with the federal ministry of economics and technology since October 1989. In May 1995 Dr. Sandl started to look into principal questions of the information technologies there and in September 1998 he was appointed head of the department ”Social Impacts of Information Technology, IT-Security” (”Dialog mit gesellschaftlichen Gruppen, IT-Sicherheit”). In October 2005 Dr. Sandl got the mandate to build up a new department in the ministry, responsible for “Standardisation and Copyright Protection in the ICT”.
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SCHADEHans-Joachim Schade, Transportation Sustainability Environment Consulting (TSE Consulting) Munich.
Hans-Joachim Schade has more than 15 years experience in the ICT-, automotive- and transport telematics industries.
Mr. Schade is member of standardization groups on national, European and world wide level concerning the standardization of Co-operative ITS Systems (C-ITS), and took over the CEN responsibility for the execution of the Standardization Mandate to support the interoperability of C-ITS in the European Community. He is convenor of the C-ITS standardization related working groups at CEN TC 278 ITS and ISO TC 204 ITS.
Mr. Schade is member of the EU-U.S. Task Force, active since February 2010, and based on the EU-U.S. joint declaration of intent on research cooperation in C-ITS. Mr. Schade has a university degree in 1972 in mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Berlin.

SchalkAndreas P. Schalk, Schalk & Schalk OG
Andreas founded the iPTE – Schalk & Schalk OG in 2010 together with Elisabeth Schalk and is acting as CEO. Before that, he was employed at EFKON AG in Austria, managing the “Applied Research” (2000-2008) and the Business Line “Traffic Telematics and Cooperative ITS” (2007-2010).
Andreas studied “High Frequency and Communications Engineering” in Graz/Austria and has now 40 years of experience in R&D, business development and consultancy in communications and C-ITS. He holds numerous national and international patents. Andreas is a member of the EU-US-JP “ITS Harmonization Task Force” the high-level ITS steering board led by the EC and the US-DoT. He is also vice chair of the Committee 220 (Austrian Institute of Standards), an active Member of CEN (TC278) and ISO (TC204).
Andreas held many presentations all over the world and was invited to Japan (SAE-J), Malaysia (Gov.), Thailand (Gov.), Philippines (Gov.) Singapore (LTA) and Spain (ITS-Spain). He was also appointed as EC representative at the TRB in Washington/DC and the ITS-China in Beijing.
Andreas has been awarded for his research work several times, including the Styrian High-Tech Award in 2004 and 2005 and the Austrian State Innovation Award in 2006.

ShagdarOyunchimeg Shagdar, Inria
Oyunchimeg Shagdar is a researcher at IMARA team, at Inria, France. She received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D., degrees on Information Science and Control Engineering in Japan, in 2002, 2004, and 2009, respectively. Before joining Inria, she was with Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International, Japan. Her research interest includes vehicular communications, channel modeling, medium access control, resource allocation, routing, forwarding for wireless networks. She contributed to the standardization activities of the IEEE 802.11s for mesh networking, and the Japanese ITS Info-Communications Forum.

SillSteve Sill, United States Department of Transportation, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, Intelligent Transportation Systems Joint Program Office (ITS-JPO)
Steve Sill is currently the program manager for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Architecture and Standards at the United States Department of Transportation’s ITS Joint Program Office (ITS-JPO). He is responsible for the US National ITS and connected vehicle (cooperative ITS) architectures along with the ITS Standards and International Standards Harmonization Programs. Prior experience includes connected vehicle as well as passenger rail and public transit technology development, logistics engineering for the US Navy and work as a flight instructor. He has earned both an engineering degree and a Master of Business Administration. Mr. Sill is licensed as a Professional Engineer (PE), is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds US commercial pilot and flight instructor certificates.

SkarmetaAntonio F. Gómez-Skarmeta, University of Murcia
Antonio F. Gómez-Skarmeta received the M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Granada and B.S. (Hons.) and the Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Murcia Spain. Since 2009 he is Full Professor at the same department and University. He has worked on different research projects in the national and international area, like Euro6IX, Enable or GEN6 in the IPv6 area and ITS project like ITSSv6 and FOTsis. He is associate editor of the IEEE SMC-Part B and reviewer of several international journals.

smelyDieter Smely, KAPSCH
Dieter Smely is an active member of all ETSI TC ITS work groups, ETSI STF expert, and IEEE SA member. Since 2003 he is responsible for standardisation and conformance testing at Kapsch Trafficcom AG in Vienna, Austria. In the New Technology department he also acts as scientific adviser in several research projects. He received a degree in electrical engineering in 1997 from the Vienna University of Technology, Austria, and was assistant professor at the Department of Measurement and Circuit Design there.

SpaandermanIng. Paulus Teun (Paul) Spaanderman, TNO
Ing. Paulus Teun (Paul) Spaanderman has an extensive experience in product innovation and development in Phone, PC and Portable Audio Consumer, Car-Entertainment and Safety and Hearing aid markets. He was Innovation manager at NXP semiconductors when joining the field of Cooperative ITS in 2009. He is CEO of PaulsConsultancy and is Business Consultant at TNO in the Netherlands. He is currently active for Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) in the Netherlands, Car2Car-Communication Consortium, and Toyota ICT USA. He is member of the Amsterdam Group, the European Corridor Project the Car2Car-CC profiling team and was IP integration manager of the European FP7 call project MOBiNET. His wide experience in standardization started in 1997 as member of the USB Version 1 specification team. He is ETSI TC ITS member sins 2010, currently Vice Chair of WG3, Special Task Force leader of STF448, specialist of STF468. Is specialist at ISO 240#18/CEN278#16 sins 2012, for Probe Data, In Vehicle Signage and SPAT and MAP message sets. He contributes to the EC Mandate on the 5GHz WAS/RLAN coexistence effort and related harmonization effort with the USA.

TAKAHIROTakahiro Ueno, MIC Japan
Mr. Takahiro Ueno is Deputy Director of Land Mobile Communications Radio Department, Telecommunications Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Japan.
He is responsible for radio spectrum policy and R&D projects in the field of ITS in MIC, cooperating with Japanese standardization organizations such as Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB) and ITS Info-Communications Forum.
MIC cooperates with other relevant ministries and stakeholders, and promotes ITS in Japan.
Before moving to the current position, Mr.Ueno was chief, ITS Policy and Program Office, Road Bureau, Ministry of Land Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), Japan.

VassiliouTheofanis Vassiliou-Gioles, CEO Testing Technologies
Mr. Theofanis Vassiliou-Gioles, co-founder and CEO of Testing Technologies since 2000, began his professional career at the Fraunhofer Research Institute FOKUS. For a period of more than 6 years he was involved in projects for several test device vendors and in the standardization of conformance test suites for the ATM technology.
After gaining experience with the implementation of TTCN based test systems he became senior expert in testing and was subsequently assigned as Deputy Chief of Competence Centre for Testing, Interoperability and Performance.
Mr. Vassiliou-Gioles is involved in several standardization groups at ETSI, e.g. the TTCN-3 working group. He has published a number of papers on the application of TTCN-3 at various international conferences. He holds a Master in Electrical Engineering from Technical University Berlin.

VilleforceixBernadette Villeforceix, Orange Labs Network
Bernadette Villeforceix received the Ph D degree in optical and microwave communications from the University of Limoges, France in may 1981. Expert in satellite communications and senior architect in innovative IP mobility networks for transportation, she was in charge of technical studies for the design and development of the internet access solution currently deployed in SNCF TGVs. Orange delegate in DVB standardization bodies, she was involved in several FOTs demonstrating multimedia services supported by broadcast and unicast access technologies (DVB RCS, DVB S2 and DVB SH). Her current research interests include ITS vehicular communications and network mobility architectures. Within cooperative systems, she is in charge of architecture studies lead for the cooperation of cellular and vehicular networks and the management of V2V and V2I communications. She was involved in SCOREF project, is currently project manager for on board connectivity in transport domain, for FOTsis project and Orange delegate in ETSI TC ITS.

Williams

Bob Williams, PhD FCMA CGMA FIoD, Group Senior Consultant CSI, UK
Bob Williams has been involved in automatic identification technologies since 1982; wireless communications for identification since 1984; and Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) since 1991.
Past Chairman of ETSI ERM TG37 (Intelligent Transport Systems), and first vice-chairman of ETSI TC-ITS, having been instrumental in its creation. He was part of the pioneering core group that conceived the CALM concept in 2000. He was UK Head of Delegation to ISO TC204 from 1993 – 2009, and Convenor of ISO TC204 WG1/CEN TC278 WG13 (system architecture) 1991-2008, Convenor of ISO TC204 WG16.1 CALM Media from 2000 -2008, and was the Chairman of ITU-T APSC TELEMOV from 2003-2008. He is currently Convenor of CEN TC278 WG15, eSafety, which is developing application standards for eCall; and involved in ISO TC204 WG7 (Freight and Fleet) leading work on telematics applications for commercial vehicles. He is a member of CEN PT1602/3 (C-ITS roles and Responsibilities) and a member of ETSI STF 456 (eCall Migration).
He is/has been the editor/joint editor for more than 60 ISO and CEN Standards deliverables. He is the Author of ‘The Future of Automatic Product Identification (PIRA) 2003; Understanding Bar Coding (PIRA 2003); Automatic Identification Systems (PIRA) 2004; and very relevantly for the focus of his current work, author of ‘ Intelligent Transport System Standards’ (Artech House) 2008.
He is the author of 4 novels under the pen name Bob Berridge (www.dalecraig,co.uk), including ‘The CAR’ a techno-political novel about a competition to develop a new form of technology to power vehicles.

Christoph WoesteChristoph Wöste, Federal Network Agency, Germany
ETSI TC ITS WG 4 Chairman
Christoph Wöste is working for the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) in Germany. He was involved in the area of international Spectrum Engineering from 1993 to 2010 and participated in several ITU-R and CEPT groups. He chaired the CEPT Working Group SE from 2004 – 2010. Today he is Head of Section "Technical Regulation Mobile Radio Services". Since October 2010 he is chairing Working Group 4 of ETSI TC ITS.

SongxianghuiSong Xianghui, National Center of National Center of ITS Engineering & Technology, China
Song Xianghui, chief engineer of National Center of ITS Engineering & Technology, China. The associate researcher of the Research Institute of Highway Ministry of Transport.Mainly engaged in the technology and application system, standards, product research in Dedicated Short Range Communication, data interaction between road and vehicle and Cooperative Vehicle-infrastructure System.