The 10th ETSI Workshop on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) will take place on 4 – 6 March 2019 at ETSI premises in Sophia Antipolis, France.


At the end of 2014, the EC 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 first versions of a European wide security framework, including a Common European Certification Policy. A delegated Act for C-ITS is currently in preparation, to allow C-ITS deployment in 2019. To support this work, ETSI has been updating the relevant specifications to fit the European wide security framework.

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 automated driving.

Objectives of the event

With these exciting activities in 2018, 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. The event will also be 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 solution 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 standardisation.

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 maker,
  • .../...


The ETSI ITS Workshop is scheduled to start on Monday 4 March 2019 at 13:00 and end on Wednesday 6 March at 13:00.

  • Monday 4 March
  • 12:45


  • 13:30

    Opening Remarks
    Niels Peter Skov Andersen, ETSI TC ITS Chairman

  • 13:45


  • 13.45

    Preparation for C-ITS in Europe
    Guus van de Shouw, EC DG MOVE

  • 14.30

    C-ITS deployment in the US
    Steve Sill - U.S. Department of Transportation

  • 15.00

    C-ITS in Japan
    Koji Hara, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan

  • 15.30

    Networking Coffee

  • 16.00

    C-ITS in China
    Philippe Reininger, Huawei Technologies

  • 16.30

    C-Roads – Preparing the Infrastructure for the Deployment of C-ITS Services
    Martin Böhm, AustriaTech

  • 17.00

    Preparation for World Radiocommunication Conference 2019
    Sam Oyama, ARIB

  • 17.30

    CEPT/ECC Spectrum Activities on ITS
    Andrew Gowans, Ofcom

  • 18.00

    End of Day 1 Networking Cocktail

  • Tuesday 5 March
  • 09:00


  • 09.00

    Progress on European Credential Management System
    Gerhard Menzel, European Commission, Joint Research Center

  • 09.30

    FAQ regarding Data Protection in C-ITS
    Niels Peter Skov Andersen, General Manager, CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium

  • 10.00

    Study for Data Privacy Impact Assessment of the Cooperative Awareness Basic Service
    Bruno Lalande, Renault

  • 10:30

    Networking Coffee

  • 11.00

    Results from the ITS Security Plugtests Event
    Denis Filatov, EURL Filatov DV

  • 11.30

    Misbehavior Detection in C-ITS: the SCA project approach
    Arnaud Kaiser, SystemX

  • 12.00

    Security and Privacy Issues Arising from ITS Integration with Smart Infrastructure (smartCity, smartHighway, smartPort …)
    Scott Cadzow, Cadzow Communications

  • 12:30

    Networking Lunch

  • 14.00


  • 14:00

    Position and Timing
    Paul Spaanderman, InnoMo

  • 14.30

    Survey on CAM statistics
    Kees Moerman, NXP Semiconductor

  • 15.00

    Updates on C-V2X Standardization in ETSI and C-V2X Deployments Globally
    James Misener, Qualcomm

  • 15:30

    Networking Coffee

  • 16.00

    Roadmap and Progress for the Implementation of C-ITS Services at the Port of Livorno
    Paolo Pagano, CNIT

  • 16.30

    Use Cases for 3GPP Based V2X and Combined Solutions
    Michael Gundlach, Nokia Germany

  • 17:00

    Close of Day 2

  • Wednesday 6 March
  • 09:00


  • 09.00

    Activities of the Corridors on 5G and Connected and Automated Mobility and Future Developments in the Field
    Gabor Bartha, EC DG CONNECT

  • 9.30

    5GNetMobil Project on Tactile Connected Driving
    Maciej Muehleisen, Ericsson

  • 10.00

    The ENSEMBLE project – multibrand truck platooning
    Katrin Sjöberg, Scania CV AB

  • 10:30

    Realizing the potential of 5G NR C-V2X
    Shailesh Patil, Qualcomm

  • 11.00

    Coffee and Networking Break

  • 11.30

    Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) Applied to ITS
    Leonardo Gomes Baltar, Intel Deutschland GmbH

  • 12.00

    Next Generation Vehicular Networks: IEEE802.11bd 
    Kees Moerman, NXP Semiconductor

  • 12.30

    Deep Learning-aided Resource Orchestration for Vehicular Safety Communication
    Jérôme Härri, EURECOM

  • 13.00

    Future Activities in the Domain ITS Standardization
    Niels Peter Skov Andersen, ETSI TC ITS Chairman

  • 13:15

    Final Networking Lunch


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06560 Valbonne - Sophia Antipolis

Tel: +33 4 92 94 42 00

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ETSI STF 565 Vulnerable Road Users ((VRUs) Input Collection - 6 March 2019 - 14.30 
Amphitheatre Athena
Led by ETSI STF 565
Participation is open to all upon separate registration.

Context: Technological developments and research activities in ITS have primarily focused on motorised transport to improve safety and environmental impacts by advancing equipment of vehicles and infrastructure. The uptake of ITS applications has assisted in the decrease of road traffic fatalities, particularly amongst passenger car occupants. However, Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs) have not enjoyed the same decrease in fatalities. Together, they account for 68% of the fatalities in urban areas (CARE, 2009). Motorcyclists account for 16% of fatalities, which is much higher than their contribution to traffic. In the context of Cooperative-ITS (C-ITS) systems, VRUs have to be taken into account and therefore interoperability between vehicle-based and portable safety devices is of paramount importance to improve the overall safety and decrease the fatalities in both urban and non-urban areas. There is therefore the need to develop VRU related specifications in order to allow the deployment of VRU safety applications.

ETSI has recently created a Specialist Task Force (STF 565) with the objective to write "Specifications for the definition of the cooperative ITS Vulnerable Road Users (VRU) service". This group of experts, funded by the European Commission / EFTA and supported by ETSI, is commissioned to produce a consistent set of specifications, providing a) the description of the VRU system and use cases, b) the specification of VRU-related requirements, and functional architecture of the VRU system, and c) the specification of the VRU awareness basic service.  

Objective of the meeting: The STF has the task to collect and take into account the results from relevant projects and organizations on VRU use cases and system architecture during its first weeks of activity. This meeting will help collect these inputs from previous works and share valuable opinions from interested stakeholders.

Target audience: This event is of particular interest to all parties interested in the standardisation of VRU basic service from:

  • relevant research projects at national and European level,
  • other committees,
  • industrial organizations,
  • manufacturers, etc. (open to non-ETSI members).

Format: The meeting will be organised as an informal discussion between the participants based on the following planning:

  • presentation by STF565 of its objectives and work plan
  • presentation by participants of slides and/or documents to be shared as input to the STF team about relevant activities, including but not limited to VRU system description, VRU use cases, VRU system architecture, VRU system interactions with other road entities, etc.
  • final discussion on main challenges to be addressed by the STF team.
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