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Workshops                                           Spectrum – particularly the lack of it – is a major issue for 5G.
          Every year we organise a varied programme of workshops   We are helping to ensure compatibility between the different
          which bring communities together, provide opportunities for   uses which may occupy adjacent spectrum and looking
          us to share news of our work and its progress, and stimulate   for ways to improve spectral efficiency by using the latest
          new standardisation activities. Our workshops also provide   methodology and advanced techniques for sharing spectrum.
          a platform for researchers to share their results and to
          identify next steps for standardisation; they facilitate early   We are developing standards for monitoring and controlling
          consensus-building and fertilise our ongoing technical work.   power consumption in 5G networks, which will be a
                                                              significant factor in the viability of 5G both economically and
          In 2017-2018 we will run globally recognised annual events   environmentally.
          including the ETSI Security Week and our IoT Week. Other
          events include, in September, the fifth Quantum-Safe   Supporting the Development of the IoT
          Cryptography workshop, co-organised with the Institute for   As a partner in oneM2M, we are helping to produce the
          Quantum Computing in Toronto, Canada, and, in October, the  specifications to enable users to build platforms by which
          ETSI International User Conference on Advanced Automated   devices and services can be connected, regardless of the
          Testing (UCAAT). We will begin planning for the next ETSI   underlying technology used. In our own Smart Machine-to-
          Workshop on Intelligent Transport Systems, to take place in   Machine Communications committee (TC SmartM2M), we
          March 2018, and a workshop on Smart Body Area Networks,   are enabling connected devices to exchange information
          to be held early in 2018.                           through SAREF, our smart appliances reference ontology.
                                                              We are also looking at the needs of smart cities, wireless
                                                              industrial automation, CIM and eHealth, and we support
          Supporting the Development of New                   the IoT with specifications for Digital Enhanced Cordless
          Technologies                                        Telecommunications (DECT™) Ultra Low Energy and Low
                                                              Throughput Networks.
          Industry Specification Groups
          Our Industry Specification Groups (ISGs) will continue to
          shape our industry in 2017. ISGs provide a flexible platform   Open Source
          to bring together stakeholders, including non-members of   In 2017 we will continue to look into how we can benefit
          ETSI, and have proved highly successful.            from the use of Open Source approaches, methodologies
                                                              and frameworks in ETSI. We are exploring how we might
          We have recently established two new ISGs. Our ISG on   accelerate the development of new and innovative digital
          cross-cutting Context Information Management (ISG CIM) will   technologies by working across traditional borders, for
          develop technical reports and specifications for applications   example with Open Source communities and foundations.
          to update, manage and access context information. Our
          ISG on Experiential Networked Intelligence (ENI) will define   Our Centre for Testing and Interoperability will extend its
          a Cognitive Network Management architecture, using   use of Open Source-like software development approaches
          Artificial Intelligence techniques and context-aware policies   in the production of test specifications and platforms, and
          to adjust offered services based on changes in user needs,   we are developing the TDL Open Source Project (TOP) to
          environmental conditions and business goals.        provide our committees, our Secretariat and external parties
                                                              with an integrated Open Source toolset for Test Description
          Developing the Building Blocks for 5G               Language.
          We will continue to work to support the development of 5G,
          both as a partner in the Third Generation Partnership Project   Some of our ISGs are also exploring the use of Open Source.
          (3GPP™) as well as in our own committees.           For example, Open Source has a crucial role to play in
                                                              facilitating interoperability in software-intensive technologies
          A number of our activities, such as Network Functions   such as NFV, and, in parallel with standards development, ISG
          Virtualisation (NFV), Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC)   MEC is looking at making implementations of our Application
          and millimetre Wave Transmission, are expected to form   Programming Interfaces and functionality available as
          the building blocks for a 5G system and are considered key   software. Our Open Source MANO group (ETSI OSM) is
          components of the next generation of ICT platforms.  developing a software reference implementation for the ETSI
                                                              NFV Management and Orchestration, or MANO, according
                                                              to accepted Open Source working procedures and using a
                                                              software development platform which we host and manage.

                                                              Education on Standardisation
                                                              We are working on an EC-funded project on the design and
                                                              development of teaching materials for education on ICT
                                                              standardisation. The materials will include a comprehensive
                                                              set of slides, a text book and lecture notes. By the end of
                                                              the project in 2018, the plan is to be able to offer several
                                                              teaching modules to be integrated flexibly as part of curricula
                                                              for engineers, MBA students and law students.

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