The 9th ETSI Workshop on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) will take place on 6-8 March 2018 and will kindly be hosted by the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy in the city of Berlin, Germany.

MINISTRYAt the end of 2014, the European Commission took the initiative to create a C-ITS deployment platform to bring together the different stakeholders to assist the introduction of Cooperative ITS in Europe. A report of the phase 2 of this platform has been completed in September 2017, together with the first versions of a European wide security framework , including a Common European Certification Policy. To support this work, ETSI has been updating the relevant specifications to fit the European wide security framework.
A the end of 2016, the European Commission issued a Commission Communication on C-ITS indicating the planned actions as well as recommendations on how to achieve European deployment of C-ITS.
In parallel of these activities to establish a European regulatory and policy framework, deployment activities have been started in several European countries, and the C-Roads platform has been established to coordinate the different European Member States' deployment activities.
At the same time, automated driving has received a lot of attention over the last year and the industry is preparing for the next steps towards this.

Objective of the event

In light of these exciting activities in 2017, this workshop will provide a status of the ongoing activities to facilitate the deployment of Cooperative ITS, not only in Europe but also around the globe.
This will be also the opportunity to get an insight into :

  • some of the challenges bringing the standardized technologies from paper into operational deployments, such as the regulatory aspects, the technical challenges and the testing aspects;
  • the work on hybrid solutions including cellular technology together with the short range C-ITS communication technology;
  • the next step moving from the initial Day 1 C-ITS services through the next phases of C-ITS towards higher and higher degrees of automation, including identifications of the technology and regulatory challenges as well as the need for standardization.

Target audience

This event is of particular interest to:

  • Decision makers for ITS infrastructure deployments
  • Road operators
  • Traffic and mobility manager,
  • Vehicle and Equipment manufacturers / suppliers
  • Service providers
  • Policy makers
  •  .../...

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy
Invalidenstr. 48
DE - 10115 Berlin

Tram stop: Invalidenpark (directly at BMWi)
Tram Line M5, M8, M10 to Hauptbahnhof

UBahn: Naturkundemuseum 
U-Bahn Line U6
Tram Line M5, M8, M10 to Hauptbahnhof

Station Hauptbahnhof  Invalidenpark
Tram Line M5 to Zingster Str.
Tram Line M8 to Ahrensfelde/Stadtgrenze
Tram Line M10 to S+U Warschauer Str.


11:30 Check-in/registration opens
12:00 Welcome coffee
13:00 Welcome Address & Opening Remarks
Ulrich Sandl, BMWi
13:15 - 17:15 SESSION 1: C-ITS Status Around the Globe
13:15 Preparation for C-ITS in Europe
Geert Van der Linden, DG MOVE, European Commission
13:45 C-ITS deployment in the US
William Whyte, OnBoard Security Inc.
14:15 ITS Radiocommunications in Japan – Progress report and future directions 
Tomoaki Ishii, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)
14:45 C-ITS in Taiwan
Huei-Ru Tseng, ITRI / TAICS
15:15 Coffee & Networking Break 
15:45 German part of the C-ITS Corridor
Christian Leitzke, Hessen Mobil
16:15 C-Roads: Coordination of European C-ITS deployments
Martin Böhm, AustriaTech
16:45 CEPT/ECC Activities on Intelligent Transport Systems
Thomas Weilacher, ECC/WGFM Chairman, Federal Network Agency Germany
Thomas Weber, ECC/WGFM SRDMG Chairman, European Communications Office

ETSI ITS Test Activity and future Plugtests events
Denis Filatov, ETSI Center for Testing and Interoperability (CTI)

17:25 Networking Cocktail & End of day 1
09:00 - 13:00 SESSION 2: C-ITS Next Challenges
09:00 European framework for security 
Gerhard Menzel, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
09:30 New security challenges
Scott Cadzow, Cadzow Communications Consulting Ltd.
10:00 Privacy opinion on C-ITS - The Article 29 WP
Giuseppe D'Acquisto, Italian Data Protection Authority
10:30 Privacy considerations for C-ITS and the connected vehicle
Michael Kiometzis, The Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
11:00 Coffee & Networking Break 
11:30 C-ITS standards gap analysis - HTG7
Gianmarco Baldini, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
12:00 Hybrid communication
Paul Spaanderman, ETSI TC ITS WG2 Vice Chairman
12:30 STF 542: Definition of a pilot test for cooperation of agriculture equipment with oneM2M and C-ITS
Michelle Wetterwald, ETSI TC ITS WG3 Vice Chairman
13:00 Lunch & Networking Break
14:00 - 17:00 SESSION 3: Framing the Needs Towards Automated Driving
14:00 5G for Connected Cars: an EC Perspective
Bernard Barani, European Commission
14:30 5GCAR project 
Yunpeng Zang, Ericsson Eurolab
15:00 Synergy and Evolution – 5GAA’s Vision on V2X Communication for Road Safety and Automated Driving
Yunpeng Zang, Ericsson Eurolab
15:30 Coffee & Networking Break 
16:00 HIGHTS Project – High Precision Positioning for Cooperative-ITS
Jerome Haerri, Eurecom
16:30 Motorcycles in connected traffic - challenges and opportunities
Filip Sergeys, Honda Motor Europe Ltd.
17:00 End of day 2
09:00 - 13:00 SESSION 4: Towards Accident Free Automated driving
09:00 Facilities DCC for Heterogeneous V2X Services – Initial Evaluation and Perspectives
Jerome Haerri, Eurecom
09:30 Status of truck Platooning in Europe 
Katrin Sjöberg, Scania
10:00 Enabling & enhancing autonomous driving using 5G V2X communication
Shailesh Patil, Qualcomm Incorporated
10:30 Coffee & Networking Break 
11:00 Management for Electronic Traffic Regulations (METR)
Knut Evensen, Q-Free
11:30 Intelligent Maneuver Automation – cooperative hazard avoidance in realtime (IMAGinE)
Bernd Lehmann, Volkswagen AG
12:00 The role of the mobile operator in vehicle automation
Edwin Fischer, Deutsche Telekom AG
12:30 Maven Project
Michele Rondinone, Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center GmbH
13:00 End of the Workshop

baldiniGianmarco Baldini, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Gianmarco Baldini completed his degree in 1993 in Electronic Engineering from the University of Rome "La Sapienza" with specialization in Wireless Communications. He has worked as Senior Technical Architect and System Engineering Manager in Ericsson, Lucent Technologies, Hughes Network Systems and Finmeccanica (now Leonardo) before joining the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in 2007 as a Scientific Officer. His current research activities focus on Intelligent Transport Systems applications, Internet of Things, navigation, wireless communications, machine learning, security and privacy. He has been involved in road transportation applications and Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems since 2013, working closely with European standardization bodies, DG MOVE and DG CNECT.
He has co-authored more than 60 peer-review research papers.

BoehmMartin Böhm, AustriaTech
Martin Böhm works as Head of Unit “Technologies and Services for Mobility” at AustriaTech, a federal agency for technological measures. He is nominated expert for several European Platforms with regard to the implementation of the European ITS Directive. As General Secretary of the C-Roads Platform he is aiming at harmonised and interoperable deployment of C-ITS services across Europe. Furthermore he is chair of the BigData working group within the World Road Association PIARC. Martin Böhm is coordinator of several European projects in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems including research, development as well as deployment activities. Hereby the evolution of the mobility system based on general trends (e.g. Internet of Things, cooperative connected automated mobility) is one of his key interests. Martin’s main expertise is bringing research in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems and Services to real deployments.

cadzowScott Cadzow, Cadzow Communications Consulting Ltd.
Scott Cadzow has over the past 20 years or so become a recognised 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 technical bodies MTS and TISPAN, and has acted as an expert to a number of Specialist Task Forces in RRS, TETRA, TISPAN, HF, MTS, eHEALTH and AT-D. He has served as chairman of the ETSI ITS Security group and as vice-chairman of each of ETSI Project TETRA WG6 (Security), TETRA Security and Fraud Prevention Group (SFPG), and of the ETSI Lawful Interception group. Scott has contributed to reports from ENISA on network resilience, supply chain integrity and on measures to counter internet bullying. More recently Scott has been involved in a number of projects under the FP7/CIP/H2020 umbrella looking at security and privacy aspects of smart cities. This has led Scott to take a wider view at the whole interoperability conundrum and to address the need to look more deeply at the problems we will face with the IoT and dynamic self configuring equipment

Photo of Giuseppe D'AcquistoGiuseppe D’Acquisto, Italian Data Protection Authority
Giuseppe D’Acquisto is senior technology advisor for the Italian Data Protection Authority (the Garante). He is the national delegate within the Technology Subgroup of Working party art. 29 and the International Working Group on Data Protection in Telecommunications (the Berlin Group), being rapporteur in various opinions and working documents (e.g. anonymization techniques, Collaborative Intelligent Transport Systems). He has been member of the Europol supervisory body. He holds a degree in telecommunications and a PhD in computer science. He is the author of scientific articles and books on technical-regulatory topics (net and search neutrality, right to be forgotten, privacy by design).

EvensenKnut Evensen, Q-Free ASA
Knut Evensen is Chief Technologist of Q-Free ASA. Mr Evensen holds a MSc in  Telematics from the Norwegian Institute of Technology. He has been involved in ICT research and standardisation for more than 30 years, from both an industrial and public sector point of view. Mr Evensen has participated in European research from the first framework programme, with more than 20 projects in various positions such as Chief Architect and technical coordinator. He has an extensive career in standards where he holds active positions in CEN, ETSI, ISO and IEEE in the field of ITS architecture and communications. Knut Evensen is Co-chair of the EU-US Standards Harmonization working group on Intelligent Transport Systems He is also the chairman of the new Urban ITS standardisation initiative, where ICT standards in transport is seen as an essential tool to achieve more livable cities in the future.

FilatovDenis Filatov, ETSI Center for Testing and Interoperability (CTI)
Founder of his own company, Denis Filatov is acting as a security and testing expert in the domain of Intelligent Transport Systems. He graduated as a master in Saint Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation (SUAI), Russia. He was working mainly in the domain of system software development, telecommunications and navigation systems. Since 2012, he is deeply involved in ETSI testing activity, participated in multiple STF projects to develop abstract test suites for various ITS protocols with the focus to the security test suite. He also participated since 2014 in preparation and running of ETSI ITS Plugtests.
Being an active member of ETSI ITS WG5, he takes part in development of ETSI ITS security specifications. On behalf of Telecom ParisTech he participates as security expert in various European and French projects (C-Roads Platform, Scoop).

HaerriJérôme Härri, EURECOM
Jérôme Härri is Associate Professor with the Communication Systems Department, EURECOM, Sophia Antipolis, France, where he leads the Connected Automated Transport System (CATS) team in the Networked Systems group. Previously, he led the Traffic Telematics Junior Research Group of the Institute of Telematics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany. His research interests are related to wireless vehicular communication and networking, traffic flow modeling, positioning and localization, or control system optimization, in particular their mutual interactions in future ADAS and ITS. Jérôme has authored and coauthored over 70 international journal and conference papers, is involved in various national and European research projects related to connected vehicles, and actively contributes to various Standardization bodies. Jérôme Härri received the M.Sc. and the Dr. ès Sc. (PhD) degrees in telecommunication from the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland.

IshiiTomoaki Ishii, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)
 Mr. Tomoaki Ishii is an assistant manager in New-Generation Mobile Communications Office, 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.

KiometzisMichael Kiometzis, The Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Michael Kiometzis has been associated with the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information as senior advisor since 2013.  He is part of the Applied Telematics and Informatics unit, which is mainly occupied with government advisory on data protection issues with Smart Technologies and e-Government. Michael was involved in the German smart metering legislation process as advisor on data protection and is presently participating in different working groups at national level on automated and connected driving which includes the participation in the dialogue between the national data protection authorities with German car manufacturers. After Michael received a PhD in physics, he worked in the software development branch for several years, before he became a civil servant at the Federal Ministry of the Interior in 2002, where he was occupied with digitalisation-related subjects in different positions.

LehmannBernd Lehmann, Volkswagen AG
Bernd Lehmann works for the Volkswagen Group Research on V2X applications for Day 2 and beyond. Currently he is involved in the funded research project IMAGinE with the focus on Collective Perception and Maneuver Coordination. He is active in the Car-2-Car Communication Consortium and is the rapporteur for the technical specification of the Maneuver Coordination Service within ETSI.


leitzkeChristian Leitzke, Hessen Mobil
• 2006: TU Dresden, Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, Institute of Traffic Telematics
• 2007: 2013 Scientific staff at University of Kassel, Department of Traffic Engineering and Transport Logistics, 2012 doctorate to Dr.-Ing.
• since 2013: Project Engineer at Hessen Mobil - Road and Traffic Management and responsible for cooperative systems


ShaileshPatilShailesh Patil, Qualcomm Incorporated
Shailesh Patilis a Principal Engineer/Manager at Qualcomm Incorporated. There he leads the C-V2X (Cellular V2X) research and 3GPP standardization group. Previously, he led the standardization of device to device communication in 3GPP LTE. This was for the very first time that device to device communication was standardized in any cellular standard. He has  43 granted patents and more than 80 pending patent applications. Shailesh Patil received his Masters and Ph.D. from University of Texas at Austin in 2004 and 2006 respectively.”

RondinoneMichele Rondinone, Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center GmbH
Michele Rondinoneis a Telecommunication Engineer from the University of Bologna (Italy) and PhD in Industrial and Telecommunication Technologies from the UMH University of Elche (Spain). After 5 years of academic research on wireless sensor networks at the RWTH Aachen University (Germany) and vehicular networks at the UMH, he is from 2014 with HMETC - Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center (Germany). At HMETC, he is involved in the European Car2X activities of Hyundai. Initially, his focus was on preparation for Car2X Day1 system deployment with management of development and innovation projects and collaboration in Car2X infrastructure (pre-) deployment initiatives. Currently, he is involved in research on Day2 and beyond Car2X including support for automated driving. These activities include internal as well as EU funded R&D projects (H2020 MAVEN and TransAID). He also contributes to international Car2X specification in ETSI ITS and the Car2Car Communication Consortium, where he chairs the Working Group Roadmap.

SergeysFilip Sergeys, Honda Motor Europe Ltd.
Filip Sergeys enjoys working for Honda with responsibilities in the areas of Governmental Relations, and International Regulations. He works for the Honda Motor Europe Ltd. Aalst Office, based near Brussels in Belgium and is responsible for the relationships with the European institutions on topics of ITS and Mobility. Filip mainly manages Connected and Automated Driving issues of relevance to the Honda business. This involves coordination towards and involvement into representative organisations of ACEA, ACEM, Car2Car, ERTICO, OICA. In the area of connectivity, Filip represents Honda into the Car2Car Communications Consortium, with a focus on motorcycle V2X, and also acts as an interface towards the Connected Motorcycle Consortium, of which Honda is a founding member.

sjobergkKatrin Sjöberg, Scania
Katrin Sjöberg has been working in the field of V2X communication for over a decade both in standardization as  well as in the research domain. She earned her PhD in Signals and Systems from Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) in 2013 by defending her thesis “Medium access control in vehicular ad hoc networks”. Currently, she holds a position as senior research engineer at Scania in Sweden and her research interests range from channel modeling to applications for wireless systems in general and for V2X in particular 

TsengHuei-Ru Tseng, Industrial Technology Research Institute, ITRI / TAICS
 Dr. Huei-Ru Tseng is a deputy manager at Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan. Since August 2010, she has worked in Division for Telematics and Vehicular Control System of Information and Communications Research Laboratories (ICL) in Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) where she is responsible for C-ITS projects and has involved with international standardization activities. Her research interests include vehicular security communication systems and protocols, and Intelligent Transportation System. She is actively involved in international standardization activities at ETSI TC ITS as WG5 Security Working Group Vice Chairman and is also cooperating with Taiwan Association of Information and Communication Standards (TAICS) as IoV Communication Technologies Working Group Chairman in IoV and Automated Driving Technical Committee.

WeberThomas Weber, European Communications Office
Thomas joined the European Communications Office of the CEPT in 2010 as expert for spectrum management and is the chairman of the WG FM Maintenance Group on Short Range Devices (SRD/MG). He is also responsible for the frequency management project teams in the WGFM dealing with spectrum monitoring, PMR/PAMR, satellite services, direct-air-to-ground communications and the European Common Allocations Table.
Before that, he worked for the Federal Network Agency in Germany in 2001-2010 and was the chairman of several ETSI standardization groups dealing with ITS, PMR, DMR, GSM-R and UWB as well as the chairman for the DIN/DKE German National standardization committee on radio devices. He also worked several years for several satellite operators and in the industry in satellite communications. He holds a degree in Communications Engineering acquired at the University of Applied Sciences in Dieburg, Germany.

WeilacherThomas Weilacher, Federal Network Agency Germany
Thomas Weilacher has been working in the field of telecommunications since he finalised the study on electronic engineering. Since 1992 he has been working with the German regulatory authority (now "Federal Network Agency", BNetzA). Until 1995 he had been working in the area of licensing and monitoring in a regional office. From 1996 until now he has been involved in international frequency management issues, by working in the headquarters in Mainz. His tasks include the participation in meetings of ECC groups, Radio Spectrum Committee and ITU-R working parties as a member of the German delegation. He was also acting as Vice Chairman of ECC Working Group FM from 2008 to the beginning of 2014 and has become chairman of WG FM in March 2014.

WetterwaldMichelle Wetterwald, ETSI TC ITS WG3 Vice Chairman
Dr Michelle Wetterwald graduated engineer from Telecom Bretagne and doctor from Telecom ParisTech, France. She is the Networking and Mobile Systems expert at Netellany in Sophia Antipolis, South of France. Her domain of interest is the connectivity of mobile devices in wireless networks and the design and standardization of C-ITS and IoT, in partnership with FBConsulting, LU. She is also working as part time lecturer in Engineering schools in Sophia and Paris, H2020 technical expert for the EU Commission, and contributes to technical analysis projects for ETSI STF and SMEs. Previous years saw her coordinate at local and Work Package levels eight European and French collaborative projects. She is author and co-author of 6 patents on early WLAN systems and 50+ papers on advanced wireless networking mechanisms. She is a Senior Member of the IEEE. She is currently leading STF542 for the definition of a pilot Test plan interfacing oneM2M platform with Agriculture machines and standards.

whyteWilliam Whyte, OnBoard Security Inc.
William Whyte is responsible for the strategy and research behind the OnBoard Security's activities in vehicular communications, security and cryptographic research. He is chair of the IEEE 1363 Working Group for new standards in public key cryptography and has served as technical editor of two published IEEE standards, IEEE Std 1363.1-2008 and IEEE Std 1609.2-2006, as well as the ASC X9 standard X9.98. He has been active in the area of connected vehicle security since 2003. William holds a PhD from Oxford University on Statistical Mechanics of Neural Networks and a B.A. from Trinity College.

YZANGunpeng Zang, Ericsson Eurolab
Dr.-Ing. Yunpeng Zang is a senior researcher at Ericsson Eurolab, Germany. His research interests include Intelligent Transport System (ITS), vehicular communication technologies, and radio communication protocol design and performance evaluation. He is currently involved in Ericsson’s research and standardization activities on V2X communication. He received his PhD degree (Dr.-Ing.) from RWTH Aachen University, Germany.


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