ETSI Summit on Standardization and Open Source

  • 19 November 2015Add this to my calendar
  • There is no charge for this event
  • Sophia Antipolis, Franceexpand

The Best of Both Worlds

Working with the Open Source Community

How to get the best of both worlds? How can ETSI play a leading role in this context?


This Summit will bring together major players from the Standardization and in the Open Source industries, such as ETSI, OASIS, W3C, ECMA, Linux Foundation, ONF, OFE Open Forum Europe, OGF Open Grid Foundation, etc., to present their experiences and experiments, to discuss their relative roles and to learn how we can make the synergies work.

Who should attend?

This ETSI Summit is of particular interest to decision-makers in technology strategy or management in standardization, leaders in Open Source projects, Chief Technical Officers, professionals involved in strategic planning or product strategy, research and standards management.

The event is also of particular interest to public authorities, local, regional and national governments, European institutions and the European Commission, as well as the ICT industry at large, including equipment manufacturers, service providers and system integrators.

Reserve your place now – the ETSI Summit is free of charge but space is limited and places go quickly.

Purpose and Scope

Standardization appears to be at crossroads: are standards and standards bodies such as ETSI relevant in today’s world of ubiquitous and ever increasing Open Source products and projects?

ETSI believes the answer is a firm yes, even more so when the two work together. We see Standardization and Open Source as complementary and not just competing, as it is generally perceived.

Open Source is seen as bringing many advantages such as innovation, fast development and the involvement of a committed and innovative global community. On the other hand, Standards bring long-term stability, wide consensus and a cohesive view of large and complex systems, together with ensuring interoperability, confidence in products and services and offering economies of scale.


The Summit will have a free-flowing format to encourage debate and an exchange of views.
Presentations in the morning from leaders in the Open Source and Standards communities will focus on "Standardization and Open Source: A Changing Landscape". Views will be presented on the role of standardization in the context of Open Source and vice versa.
The afternoon will focus on practical experience and look at how the two communities can move forward "Standards and Open Source: Better Together?". It will feature presentations form Open Source Projects and key standardization activities such as NFV and M2M.
During the day, there will be two special presentations, one will provide an overview of licencing and IPR issues, the other will show practical steps ETSI is taking towards the introduction of Open Source in its Standards Making Process.
There will be two panel sessions comprising the speakers and invited panellists.


Time Topic
08:00 Check-in
08:30 Welcome: Luis Jorge Romero, ETSI Director-General
Summit Chair: Simon Hicks, ETSI General Assembly Chairman

Standardization and Open Source: A Changing Landscape
The goal of this session is to build a picture based on the views of the speakers of how open source relates to ongoing and, more importantly, future standardization.
Chair: Adrian Scrase, ETSI CTO

  • OASIS, Carol Cosgrove-Sacks
  • World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Rigo Wenning
  • European Computer Manufacturers Association (ECMA), Istvan Sebestyen
  • Open Forum Europe (OFE), Graham Taylor

Standardization and Open Source: A Changing Landscape continued ...

  • Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Joe Hildebrand
  • Open Grid Forum (OGF), Wolfgang Ziegler
  • Open Networking Forum (ONF), Fabian Schneider
  • European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Mathias Coinchon

Questions & Answers
Panel: Are the approaches competitive or complementary? Do they need each other or not? Can we continue in isolation or should we seek more co-operation? And what of issues such as interoperability and conformance?
Moderator: Adrian Scrase, ETSI CTO

  • OASIS, Carol Cosgrove-Sacks
  • W3C, Rigo Wenning
  • OFE, Graham Taylor
  • IETF, Joe Hildebrand
  • OGF, Wolfgang Ziegler
  • ONF, Fabian Schneider
  • EBU, Mathias Coinchon

Standardization and Open Source: Better Together?
This session will focus on tools and practical experiences of standards and OSS on product development and look at how the two communities can move forward together.
Chair: Emmanuel Darmois, ETSI OCG Chairman

  • ETSI Pilot Projects: Sebastian Mueller, ETSI CTI
  • Overview of IPR and License issues:
    FWPA Avocats Paris, Jean Baptiste Soufron

Afternoon Panel and discussion with the audience
Emmanuel Darmois, ETSI OCG Chairman

  • ULE Alliance, Director of Business Development, Avi Barel
  • Java Community Process (JCP), Executive Committee, Don Deutsch
  • oneM2M Architecture Working Group Chairman , Nicolas Damour
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, Division Deputy Director, Stefan Geyersberger
  • Open Air Interface (OAI) Open Software Alliance (OSA), General Secretary, Raymond Knopp
  • ETSI ISG NFV, Vice Chair, Marie-Paule Odini
  • Open Mobile Alliance (OMA), Director of Technical Programs, Joaquin Prado
  • ETSI ISG NFV, Open Source Rapporteur, Frank Zdarsky

Conclusions & Next Steps (until 17:30)
Simon Hicks, ETSI General Assembly Chairman

17:30 Departure of ETSI Bus shuttle to Nice Airport


Avi BARELAvi Barel, ULE Alliance
Avi has over 30 years of broad high tech experience, ranging from software development, semiconductor, engineering and business management.
Avi joined the ULE Alliance in April 2013 as the Director of Business Development and actively leading the promotion of the ULE technology worldwide. Prior to ULE Alliance, at DSP Group, served as the Corporate Vice President of sales for 8 years. Before joining DSP Group established and managed Winbond subsidiary in Israel for 5 years, developing semiconductor products for speech processing and communication, managing team of 50+ engineers. At National Semiconductor held variety of engineering, engineering management and business management positions; involved in development and management of award winning, innovative projects.
Avi holds M.Sc. degree in Computer Science and B.Sc. degree in Mathematics and Physics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Mathias CoinchonMathias Coinchon, EBU
Mathias Coinchon, Senior Project Manager at EBU Media Technology&Innovation department. Mathias activities concentrate on the hybrid and digital radio, open source software in broadcasting, sustainability, A/V over IP.
Mathias is also vice-chairman of WorldDAB TC, secretary of RadioDNS (hybrid radio).
He has an M.Sc. degree in communication systems engineering from EPFL, Switzerland, and the Eurecom Institute in France. He developed his diploma thesis at BBC R&D on Digital Radio Mondiale.
Before joining the EBU, Mathias has been working for the Swiss broadcasting corporation (SRG-SSR/RSR) on networks and the re-launch of Digital Radio in Switzerland.


Carol Cosgrove-Sacks, Oasis
Carol is the Senior Advisor on International Standards Policy for OASIS, with whom she has worked since late 2005. She represents OASIS at international and European organizations, undertakes policy briefings on standards trends, and works to promote OASIS open standards for interoperability, especially in the public sector. She is a member of the EU Multi-Stakeholder Platform on ICT Standardization and previously represented OASIS on the EU ICT Standards Board and was a Member of the high level Expert Panel for the Review of the European Standardization System, EXPRESS.
In OASIS she works with Technical Committees to develop open standards and follows the evolving relationships with open source communities. She has also assisted with the organization of a wide range of workshops regarding open, interoperable ICT standards for emergency alerting and disasters, cloud computing and the IoT. 

Nicolas Damour, Sierra Wireless
Nicolas Damour is Senior Manager for Business and Innovation Development at Sierra Wireless. He holds a telecommunications engineering degree and a master degree in innovation management and has been working since 2000 in various European and North American countries in the IT and telecommunications industry. At Sierra Wireless, he is responsible for M2M standardization activities and for innovation projects with industry partners, strengthening Sierra Wireless' position as the global leader in M2M devices and cloud & connectivity services. He has been participating in the ETSI M2M (now SmartM2M) Technical Committee since 2010, regularly attends 3GPP and GSMA meetings and is also very active in oneM2M, as chairman of the oneM2M Architecture Working Group. He currently lives in Toulouse, France.

Emmanuel DarmoisEmmanuel Darmois, ETSI OCG Chairman
Emmanuel has over thirty years of experience in various positions in academics and in the ICT industry.
He has started as a Computer Science professor and researcher in Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems. For over 20 years, he has been working with Alcatel-Lucent in various positions in Research, R&D and operational business. ??In his last position there, he has been VP Standards: this is where he caught the 'standards virus' that turns any reasonable engineer into a standards propagandist.
He is ETSI Vice-Chairman of the Board, and chair of the Operational Coordination Group. He is very active Smart Grids (convener of the Methodology work group in the Smart Grids Coordination Group), Smart Cities, and Cloud Computing (he has been the coordinator within ETSI for the Cloud Standards Coordination initiative).
He is the co-founder and CEO of CommLedge. His current work includes the coordination of Cloud Standards Coordination Phase 2, on behalf of ETSI and the European Commission.

Donald DeutschDonald R. Deutsch, Oracle
Don Deutsch is Vice President, Chief Standards Officer, for Oracle in Redwood Shores, CA. He is responsible for coordinating Oracle's participation in technical standards and consortia forums across all business units and geographies.
Having served in many varied leadership positions in consortia as well as formal standards setting forums during his 30+ year career in the IT industry, today Don:
• Chairs ISO/IEC JTC 1 SC 38, Cloud Computing and Distributed Platforms;
• Leads the US engagement in JTC 1 SC 32, Data Management and Interchange, and its Database Language SQL standardization activities;
• Serves as Vice Chair of the INCITS Executive Board, the US interface to ISO/IEC JTC 1; and
• Co-chairs the W3C Patent and Standards Interest Group;
In addition, Don Is a Director on the Board of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and a member of the Executive Committee for the Java Community Process (JCP).

Stefan Geyersberger

Stefan Geyersberger, Fraunhofer IIS
Stefan has more than 15 years experience in various business and licensing positions in the field of Audio and Multimedia technologies at Fraunhofer IIS. In his current position as Deputy Director for the Audio and Multimedia Division he is responsible for prosecution as well as licensing of the Institute's audio patent portfolio for open standards based technologies like MP3, AAC, EVS and MPEG-H that are currently implemented in more than 7 Billion devices worldwide.

He joined Fraunhofer IIS in 1996 as an engineer for DSP Implementations of MP3 and had several other positions since then, including Business Development and Software Licensing in the field of Audio and Multimedia.
Since 2001 Stefan represents the Institute's audio patent portfolio in various patent pools, many of them he significantly contributed to set up, the most well known one being the AAC patent pool that is run by VIA Licensing.

Simon HicksSimon Hicks – Chairman of the ETSI General Assembly
Simon Hicks is the Chairman of the ETSI General Assembly. He is the Principal ICT Technologist in the Digital Economy Unit of the UK Administration - Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and is the first government official to be Chairman of the General Assembly. He is responsible for the industry policy development for standards and technology activity in ICT, electronic communications and cyber security. He is the UK representative to the European Commission Multi-Stakeholder Platform for ICT standards and is active in a range of ICT standards and technology work
Simon is a Chartered Engineer and began his civil service career in the UK defence ministry. He led a team designing and installing radio systems for the air force. He joined the trade and industry ministry in 2002 and has been involved in ICT standards work since then, including membership of the ETSI board. Outside of work Simon is an active member of his church and enjoys walking the family dogs
Simon will be President of the European Standards Organisations Joint President’s Group in 2016.

Joe HildebrandJoe Hildebrand, IETF
Joe Hildebrand is a Cisco Distinguished Engineer in the Corporate Strategic Innovation Group, which builds corporate-scale technology strategies for Cisco. Previously, he ran architecture for WebEx, was the CTO at Jabber Inc., was the Chief Architect at a custom software development company, built battlefield messaging systems, and engineered robots and their control systems for safety-critical applications. Joe serves on the Internet Architecture Board, has co-chaired several IETF working groups (including XMPP, HyBi, and webpush), serves on the RFC Series Oversight Committee (RSOC), and has a deep interest in protocols designed for use by typical application developers. He participates in several open source projects, particularly those that implement network protocols. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1992.

Raymond KnoppRaymond Knopp, OpenAirInterface Software Alliance
Raymond Knopp is professor in the Mobile Communications Department at EURECOM. He received the B.Eng. (Honours) and the M.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, in 1992 and 1993, respectively. From 1993-1997 he was a research assistant in the Mobile Communications Department at EURECOM and obtained the PhD degree in Communication Systems from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne. From 1997-2000 he was a research associate in the Mobile Communications Laboratory (LCM) of the Communication Systems Department of EPFL. His current research and teaching interests are in the area of digital communications, software radio architectures, and implementation aspects of signal processing systems and real-time wireless networking protocols. He has a long experience in managing both fundamental and experimental research projects in wireless communications at an international level.
He is currently also General Secretary of the OpenAirInterface Software Alliance for 5G. The Alliance aims to bridge the gap between cutting-edge theoretical advances in wireless communications and practical designs as well as provide a common and open-source framework between industry and academia for prototyping 5G radio-access networks.

Sebastian MUELLERSebastian Mueller, ETSI Centre for Testing and Interoperability
Sebastian Mueller 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 Small Cells 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.

Marie-Paule OdiniMarie-Paule Odini, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), Vice-chair of ETSI NFV ISG
Marie-Paule Odini is a seasoned HPE executive, bring over 25 years of telecom experience. She has deep expertise in both the networking and IT environments, NFV, SDN and M2M/IoT.
Marie-Paule is Distinguished Technologist for CMS, Communication and Media Solution organization, focused on customer innovation and emerging trends in the communication industry. She leads the technology discussions for NFV (Network Function Virtualization), M2M, Analytics, Cloud. She seats on ETSI, ATIS, IEEE and other standard bodies. She is Vice-chairman of ETSI NFV ISG, seats on the Technical Steering Committee, is a Vice Chair of TST working group (testing, interoperability and Opensource), rapporteur of SDN work item, and Vice Chair in IEEE SDN. She participates in European Commission SDN-NFV task force, and is also active on M2M & IoT, within ETSI and OneM2M, rapporteur of TG28 low throughput network work items, working with new players such as Sigfox or LORA technologies. She holds a few patents and is also a frequent industry speaker and editor in professional magazines and blogs, incl HPE Telecom IQ.

Joaquin PradoJoaquin Prado, Open Mobile Alliance
Joaquin Prado is the Director of Technical Programs at Open Mobile Alliance. Prior to joining OMA, Joaquin worked for Vodafone UK where he planned, defined, developed and implemented new products and services. In OMA, Joaquin is responsible for formalizing a series of program improvements across the organization. These programs range from lowering the cost of running the OMA Work Program to bringing in new tools and technologies, e.g. GitHub, XML Validation tools, etc. Joaquin is also responsible for the preparation and execution of OMA TestFests.

Adrian ScraseAdrian Scrase, ETSI
Adrian Scrase played a central role in the creation of the "3rd Generation Partnership Project" (3GPP) and is responsible for the operations of the 3GPP Project Co-ordination Group. He heads 3GPPs' Mobile Competence Centre (MCC) which is an International team of 20 experts who provide comprehensive support to the Project.
He was also principally involved in the formation of the recently created "oneM2M" Partnership Project and oversees ETSI's support to that initiative.
He is CTO within ETSI with operational responsibility for all of ETSI's standards production activities. He has more than 30 years experience in the telecommunications field, which includes 25 years of experience in standardization.

Fabien SCHNEIDER Fabian Schneider, ONF
Fabian Schneider is a Senior Researcher at NEC Laboratories Europe (situated in Heidelberg, Germany). As a company NEC was active in OpenFlow® Standard development and SDN from the very roots, providing one of the first OpenFlow® compliant switches. Fabian's research targets network and cloud management. In particular he is working on finding the right abstractions for controlling networks and on improving scalability and performance of SDN solutions. He is active in the ONF since 2012, participating in various working groups and projects including SDN architecture, intent & northbound interfaces (NBI), OpenFlow protocol development and hybrid considerations. Fabian is currently Deputy Area Director of the Services Area in the ONF, which encompasses most of the above topics. Earlier he was chair and vice-chair of the Architecture working group. Fabian was driving the creation of the Northbound-Interfaces WG.
Prior to joining NEC in Jan 2012, Fabian spent 12 years researching, administrating and designing computer networks, focusing mainly on network measurement and monitoring in his scientific career. While earning his Ph.D., Fabian worked at DT Labs in Berlin where he developed broadband access network measurement solutions and studied user behavior on the Internet. During his PostDoc at Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, Fabian worked on home network monitoring and network performance evaluation of virtualized systems. Fabian holds a Ph.D. in computer science from TU Berlin, Germany and a Diplom (german M.Sc equivalent) from TU München, Germany.

Istvan SebestyenIstván Sebestyén, ECMA International
Dr. István Sebestyén has been since 2007 the Secretary General of Ecma International in Geneva, Switzerland. Previously he has been working on standards one of the Directors of Standardization at Siemens in Munich, Germany. In the ITU-T (former CCITT) between 1987 and 2000 he has been Rapporteur responsible for the development of picture coding standards, such as JPEG and JBIG, later Working Party Chair and Study Group Vice Chairman of ITU-T SG16 (Multimedia). In ISO TC97 and later ISO/IEC JTC1 he has been one of the first members of JPEG, MPEG and SC29. In ETSI he has been the leader of PT22 dealing with Videotex Photographic mode and member of TC1 and TC10 groups. Between 2001 and 2006 he has been President of the International Multimedia Conferencing Consortium (IMTC).

Jean-Baptiste SoufronJean-Baptiste Soufron, FWPA Avocats
Currently working at FWPA Avocats, Jean-Baptiste Soufron is a Lawyer and an expert on the digital industry. He was the Senior Advisor on Digital Economy at the cabinet of the French Minister of Industry, the General Secretary of the French National Digital Council, the Director of the Think Tank of Cap Digital, and a teacher at Sciences-Po Paris. A specialist of Free Software, Open Standards and Open Culture issues, he was the Chief Legal Officer of the Wikimedia Foundation, a member of the GPLv3 expert commission, he worked on the French translation of the Creative Commons licenses, and he was the translator of The Future of Ideas - the book of Lawrence Lessig. He’s also regularly featured in the press and has been a host on French radio France Culture.

Graham TaylorGraham Taylor, OpenForum Europe (OFE)
Graham Taylor is Chief Executive of OpenForum Europe (OFE) which is an independent, not-for-profit organisation and is supported by national partners across Europe, major IT suppliers, SMEs, user and consumer organisations. OFE focuses on delivering an open, competitive ICT market, and has been a leading voice for openness (including open standards and open source). OFE also hosts a think tank, OpenForum Academy (OFA), providing a link with academia and a network of 40+ OFA Fellows, representing some of the strongest individual contributors worldwide.
A regular speaker at international conferences on the impact of new technologies and market innovation he has some 30 years of experience in the ICT industry, and previously was a Director at ICL, now part of Fujitsu. During this time he was Managing Director of their global Smartcard business, their Software Business Manager, and headed up The Solution Centre, its services led business for delivering major projects.

Rigo WenningRigo Wenning, W3C
Rigo Wenning is the Legal counsel of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) working out of the European host, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) where he is also heading the legal department. Rigo represents W3C in the European Commission's Multistakeholder Platform for Standardization. He is the Technical Coordinator of a Web Security Research Project called STREWS and also involved in the Big Data Europe Project.

Frank ZdarskyFrank Zdarsky, Red Hat, ETSI NFV Open Source Rapporteur
Frank Zdarsky is a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, responsible for the NFV and SDN technology and standards strategy. Frank has been active in the ETSI ISG on Network Functions Virtualization and the Open Platform for NFV open source project from their beginnings. He received the ETSI NFV Excellence Award for his contributions and is currently leading ETSI NFV's open source work item.
Prior to Red Hat, Frank was the head of NEC's European mobile network research and lead several successful pan-European research consortia and internal projects on radio access, backhaul and mobile core networks, service delivery platforms, and carrier cloud. He contributed to 3GPP SA2 (System Architecture) and SA5 (Telecom
Management) Technical Specification Groups and received NEC's Standardization Best-Practice Award and the Business Contribution Award for his work on management systems.
Frank holds a Dr.-Ing. degree in computer science and a joint master's equivalent (Dipl. Wirtsch.-Ing.) in business administration and electrical engineering. He has published over 30 research papers, journal articles and book chapters and holds several patents.

Wolfgang ZieglerWolfgang Ziegler, OGF
Wolfgang Ziegler is a Senior Researcher at Fraunhofer Institute SCAI with more than 30 years of experience in different positions and fields of applied research. He is head of the Grid and Cloud Middleware Research Group of the Bioinformatics Department of SCAI and has a long record in Cloud research and development as well as research and development regarding machine processible Service Level Agreements and software licencing technologies for distributed environments. He was a member of the working group on SLA management of the Telemanagement Forum, contributed in the ETSI Cloud Standardisation Coordination phase 1 task force and is a member of the ETSI Special Task Force for the Cloud Standardisation Coordination Phase 2 project funded by the European Commission. He has a long record in standardisation activities, e.g. in the Open Grid Forum since its beginning. He is a co-chair of the Open Grid Forum working group responsible for the WS-Agreement and WS-Agreement Negotiation specifications. Moreover, he is area director for applications of the Open Grid Forum and since mid of 2015 Vice President of Community of the Open Grid Forum. Through his research group on Grid and Cloud middleware and his work in the Open Grid Forum he has profound knowledge of Open Source approaches, especially with a focus on Cloud Computing like, e.g. OpenNebula, OpenStack. He is founder and owner of z-rands.