ENI Release 3 underway

The ENI#21 meeting was online only as many countries were returning and still affected by travel restrictions or delegates not allowed to travel, and took place on 7-10 March 2022.

  • 20 Industry Specification Group (ISG) members present
  • 82 documents were handled

Let’s remind that the ISG is open to ETSI members and non-ETSI members alike. The different players in the value chain are welcome to join the ISG effort, contribute to the development of these key specifications and demonstrate Proofs of Concepts (PoCs). To join, please contact: isgsupport@etsi.org

The ETSI ENI Industry Specification Group was created in February 2017, today members come from operators, vendors and research institutes all over the world.

The meeting was productive and achieved progress. The report ETSI GR ENI 012 Reactive In-situ Flow Information Telemetry was published during ENI#21.

An open area is approved, where all stable drafts and previously published deliverables are available.

Work in progress to be addressed in Release 3

Release 3 has started by continuing the work on the following nine Work Items:

  • ENI 001 Use Cases to be progressed in release 3 to be published as V3.2.1
  • ENI 002 Requirements to be progressed in release 3 to be published as V3.2.1
  • ENI 004 Terminology is on ISG mailing list review
  • ENI 005 System Architecture is approved and an initial draft available it will be published as V3.1.1
  • ENI 009 Data Mechanisms to be progressed in release 3 timeframe to be published as V1.2.1
  • ENI 010 Evaluation Method for Autonomicity to be progressed in release 3 timeframe to be published as V1.2.1
  • ENI 012 Reactive In-situ Flow Information Telemetry the 1st publication in Release 3
  • ENI 013 Intent Policy Model Gap analysis to be progressed in Release 3
  • ENI 015 Processing and Management of Intent Policy to be progressed in Release 3
  • ENI 019 ENI Models to be progressed in Release 3
  • ENI 030 Transformer Architecture for Policy Translation to be progressed in Release 3 as V3.1.1
  • ENI 031 Construction and application of fault maintenance network knowledge graphs not started yet to be progressed in Release 3 as V3.1.1

ETSI ISG ENI Release 2 is complete

ENI Release 2 is described be the set of reports Specifications and PoCs described here.

Experiential Networked Intelligence (ENI) Release 2 specifications and reports published in the release 2 timeframe include:

  • ENI 001 Use Cases published as V3.1.1
  • ENI 002 Requirements published as V3.1.1
  • ENI 004 Terminology published as V2.2.1
  • ENI 005 System Architecture published as V2.1.1
  • ENI 008 Intent Aware Network Autonomicity published as V1.1.1
  • ENI 009 Data Mechanisms published as V1.1.1
  • ENI 010 Evaluation of categories for AI application to Networks published as V1.1.1
  • ENI 016 Functional Concepts for Modular System Operation published as V2.1.1
  • ENI 017 Overview of Prominent Control Loop Architectures published as V2.1.1
  • ENI 018 Artificial Intelligence Mechanisms for Modular Systems published as V2.1.1

All of the Release 2 work and a Release 2 blog was published after ENI#20 December 2021.

New Proof of Concepts

A final report of PoC (#14) was received. As an overview, the PoC addresses a situation where a mobile network operator, owning and operating NFV Infrastructure at the Core or at the Edge, needs to find ways to run NFV and Edge workloads in the most resource-efficient manner, while always maintaining Service-Level Objectives ("intents").


  • Automatic & intent-based discovery of resource allocations for workloads on NFVI servers
  • Dynamic adaptation of resource allocations to accommodate runtime changes
  • Minimization of resources allocated to each workload to reduce energy footprint
  • Safe and dense colocation of workloads to further improve energy footprint
  • Minimization of time needed to discover optimal resource allocations

A new PoC (#15) on Polymorphic Intelligent Network has been launched. As the current network mainly faces several challenges, such as rigid network structure, simple IP bearing, and difficulty in dealing with unknown threats, the goal of this PoC project is to realize polymorphic presentation of addressing and routing, and provide feasible design strategy for operators to automatically deploy network according to different types of business and application scenarios.

The PoC descriptions and presentations are available on the public ETSI ENI WiKi Pages (ENI Wiki). The Wiki pages are revised with the latest reports and demos.

Progress reports were accepted from PoCs 13, 14 & 15, whereas PoCs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 are competed, see ENI Wiki. Further new PoC proposals are invited according to the process outlined in ENI 006 V2.1.1. A New PoC#15 is in Review.

White Paper

A 2nd ENI White Paper expressing the strategy for the future of the ENI work is approved and published authored by a team of ENI members.

The ISG is working on ENI Release 3.

Next plenary meeting

The next ENI plenary meeting (ENI#22) is planned to take place from 20-23 June 2022 and it may be hybrid, face-to-face in ETSI Premises or remote – to be decided on the availability of people to travel.

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