ETSI publishes new work programme, keeping up the pace of ongoing activities

Sophia Antipolis, 22 June 2020

ETSI is pleased to release its 2020-2021 work programme.

In ETSI we are constantly exploring new ways to make the development of standards faster and more efficient. Our FORGE platform, for example, gives developers free access to open-source code produced by our members. And as we have already seen this year, the need for effective virtual collaboration between individuals and teams has never been keener.

At the start of 2020 we had little idea just how abruptly our own operational processes would shift. The devastating societal impact of the coronavirus has imposed profound challenges on every organization. As our own modus operandi evolves, so does the scope of ETSI’s standardization activities. This Work Programme highlights some of the technical areas attracting the attention of our members with new groups created, including new networking protocols (Non-IP networking), 5th generation fixed networks and the security of Artificial Intelligence-based systems. To help tackle the pandemic, we launched E4P, Europe for Privacy-Preserving Pandemic Protection, an Industry Specification Group initiated to develop specifications that will ensure the interoperability of Covid-19 tracing applications throughout Europe.

Our Work Programme covers as well radio technologies and systems, cybersecurity for consumer IoT devices and distributed ledgers. We have also developed specifications for the new generation of the smart secure platform which offers an open platform for multiple applications, physical interfaces and form factors to adapt to market needs, IoT and biometrics. Other key standards include a framework enabling multi-vendor ecosystem for industry and consumers specified by the Augmented Reality Framework ISG and two major specifications for emergency calls, Next Generation 112 and Advanced Mobile Location developed by our Emergency Communications committee.

To know more about the latest outputs and planned activities of our Technical Committees and Industry Specification Groups and keep up to date with new initiatives and specifications, read our online work programme here.