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Our Specialist Task Forces

Our groups sometimes need to accelerate the production of standards in strategic areas, when their development requires specific technical competences, and/or if the time scale cannot be achieved through the normal voluntary contribution of the delegates. To address this need, ETSI has created Specialist Task Forces (STFs). They can be proposed by ETSI members, through the committee they report to, or requested by the European Commission (EC) and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), which are also funding organizations.

Task force members are recruited through an open Call for Expertise, which is being sent to all ETSI members and available on our website. Applications may come from an ETSI member or an external organization, but need to be supported by an ETSI member. Once selected, the service providers enter into an agreement with ETSI and their remuneration is based upon the timely and qualitative achievement of milestones. The specification drafts they produce go through the normal approval process of their committee.

Join a Specialist Task Force

Non-ETSI Members are entitled to answer those Calls for Expertise, with the support of an ETSI Member (including Observers and Associate members). In this case, the proposal must be submitted by the Official Contact of the ETSI Member.

Call for Expertise Specialist Task Force STF DO (TC SmartM2M) on Artificial Intelligence for IoT Systems

Proposals must be submitted before 27 November 2019, using the WEB application on the ETSI Member Portal.

Call for Expertise Specialist Task Force STF DQ (TC ERM TGMARINE) on Development of a European Norm for the definition of a control interface for Digital Selective Calling automated procedures and alarms

Proposals must be submitted before 18 December 2019, using the WEB application on the ETSI Member Portal.