ETSI Symposium on Achieving Interoperability - Best Practices in Standardization

  • 6 December 2017Add this to my calendar
  • There is no charge for this event
  • C-DOT Campus, Bengaluru, INDIAexpand

ETSI in cooperation with C-DOT, TEC, TSDSI, and COAI is organizing this symposium on Achieving Interoperability. The event is focused on the promotion of best practices in standardization and the awareness of the importance of validation and testing.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that registration for this event is closed, as the maximum room capacity has been reached. Please contact  [email protected] for more information

In a world of converging yet diverse technologies, complex ICT systems must communicate and interwork on all levels – this is interoperability. Standards need to be designed and validated to ensure that products and services complying with them do, indeed achieve interoperability. The trend towards a globally interconnected world, demonstrated by the huge growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), Machine-to-Machine Communication (M2M), Cloud-based technologies such as Virtual networks and Multi-access Computing as well as Open Source – a critical driver for change and the catalyst for digital transformation - brings its own challenges for standardization, interoperability and testing experts.

Join senior technical officials from C-DOT, COAI, ETSI, TEC, TSDSI and their members to learn and discuss the challenges of standardization and their relation to interoperability and testing.

Attendees to this symposium will learn how ‘Standardization Best Practices’ can:

  • produce standards of high quality
  • support the incubation of new eco-systems
  • reduce costs to market
  • create economies of scales
  • include Open Source contributions in the Standards Making Process
  • be relevant to certification

A special focus will be provided on how to

  • run Interoperability events
  • manage Conformance Testing projects

Who should attend?

ETSI in cooperation with Indian stakeholders is organizing this event for anyone who uses or writes standards or is involved in testing standard-based products as an aid to the understanding of how ‘Standardization Best Practices’ can help to address challenges and improve the quality of standards, and bring business value to the organization. The event will be of particular interest to standardization experts across the ICT community, telecom equipment manufacturers, network operators, solution providers for M2M, NFV, MEC, 5G, as well as testing and certification practitioners.

Programme Committee

  • Mr. Dinesh Chand Sharma, Director Standards and Public Policy, SESEI
  • Mr. Anthony Wiles, Director, ETSI Centre for Testing and Interoperability (CTI)
  • Mr. Sebastian Müller, Project Manager, ETSI CTI
  • Mr. Saurav Arora, MCPTT Plugtests Manager, ETSI
  • Sh. K. Hanumanth Rao, DDG R, TEC (SR)
  • Dr. Y.V.S Lakshmi, Head-IPR & Marketing, C-DOT
  • Sh. K. Anjaneyalu, CAO, C-DOT
  • Mr. Edwin Vishal Kerketta, Senior Research Engineer, C-DOT
  • Sh. A.K.Mittal , Advisor, TSDSI
  • Sh. Vijay Madan, Advisor, TSDSI
  • Mr. Vikram Tiwathiya, Deputy Director General, COAI
  • Mr. Vertika Srivastava, COAI

The event will be moderated by: Dinesh Chand Sharma, Director Standards and Public Policy, SESEI

09:30-10:00 Check-in/registration

Welcome address

  • Ms Pamela Kumar, DG, Telecommunications Standards Development Society India (TSDSI)
  • Shri. Vipin Tyagi, Executive Director, Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT)
  • Shri. Lav Gupta, Sr DDG, Telecommunication Engineering Center (TEC)
  • Mr. Vikram Tiwathia, Deputy Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI)
  • Mr. Klaus Pendl, First Counsellor – ICT, Delegation of the European Union to India
  • Mr. Anthony Wiles, CTI Director, ETSI
10:40-11:30 SESSION A: Introduction to standardization, validation, testing and interoperability
  This session will set the scene of the symposium and introduce the new initiatives, challenges of standardization, Validation, Testing and Interoperability.

Challenges of standardization
Mr. A.K.Mittal and Mr Vijay Madan, Technical Advisors, TSDSI

 10:55 New initiatives around testing and validation
Mr. Ashutosh Pandey, DDG Radio, TEC
 11:10 Standards, testing and validation
Mr. Anthony Wiles, CTI Director, ETSI
11:30-12:00 Coffee & Networking Break 
12:00-13:10 SESSION B: ETSI/3GPP standardisation, validation and testing activities
  This session will give insights in the 3GPP testing activities, explain how Plugtests are run and provide an update of the latest 5G standardization activities

RAN5 - Testing and GCF Certification
Mr. Abdul Rasheed Mohammed, Chairman GCF CAG, Senior System Researcher, Motorola Mobility

12:20 MCPTT Plugtests event
Mr. Saurav Arora, MCPTT Plugtests Manager , ETSI
12:35 Update on 3GPP 5G standardization activities
Mr. Saurav Arora, MCPTT Plugtests Manager, ETSI
12:45 Update on TSDSI 5G standardization activities
Mr. Satish Jamadagni Chair, SG1, TSDSI and Vice President in the Network Planning and Engineering division of Reliance Jio
13:00 Questions & Answers
13:10-14:10 Lunch & Networking Break 
14:10-14:50 SESSION C: Testimonies from tool vendors
  This session will provide an opportunity to experience the latest testing tools and learn how they are being deployed for ETSI/3GPP/oneM2M certification
14:10 Mr. Marsh D'Souza, Marketing Manager, Anritsu UK
14:20  Mr. Mohmedsaeed Mombasawala, General Manager (Applications) and Mr. Sumodh Cherian, Keysight
14:30 Mr. Ramarao Anil, Head, R&D (Bangalore) & AE Support Wirelesscom & MNT, Rohde & Schwarz
14:40 Mr. Pavan Ramesh, Spirent Communications
14.50–16.00 SESSION D: oneM2M validation and testing activities
  This session will describe the M2M/IoT Policy initiatives, implementation, challenges in deployment and how oneM2M build a developer and testing community
14:50 Update on oneM2M/IoT Policy and Implementation
Shri Sushil Kumar, DDG – IOT, TEC
15:05 oneM2M and IoT
Shri Aurindam Bhattacharya, Group Leader M2M and CSG, C-DOT
15:25 oneM2M conformance framework, developer tutorials and Plugtests
Mr. Sebastian Muller, Project Manager, ETSI
15:50 Questions & Answers
16:00-16:30 Coffee & Networking Break 
16:30-17:30 SESSION E: NFV/MEC implementation, validation and testing activities
  This session will look in detail at the ETSI Remote Labs, the NFV Plugtests Ppogramme and ETSI’s tooling for API development.

NFV, MEC Introduction
Mr. Dhruv Dhody, Senior System Architect, Huawei

16:45 API dev via ETSI FORGE, NFV Plugtests programme, OSM Remote Labs
Mr. Sebastian Muller, Project Manager, ETSI
17:25 Questions & Answers
17:30 Wrap-up and Conclusions
Presented by ETSI
18:00 Close of the event

The speakers biographies are available Here


The event will take place at:

C-DOT Campus
Electronic City Phase-I
Hosur Road
Bengaluru -560100, Karnataka

Travel, local transports

  • Bengaluru is the IT hub of India. It is extremely well-connected by regular flights from Delhi, Mumbai and most other important cities in India and also has international carriers flowing in and out of the Bengaluru International Airport, which is located about 40 kilometers from the main city. A taxi from the airport would take about 45 minutes to reach the city.
  •  Local taxis are easily available in Bengaluru, you can book, OLA, UBER, MEGA Cabs etc.

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