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 Monday, November 21, 2011

ITU is organizing a two-day Workshop on Digital Signage in Tokyo, Japan, 13-14 December 2011.

Digital signage, also the topic of an upcoming ITU-T Technology Watch Report, is defined as a, “network of digital displays that are centrally managed and addressable for targeted information, entertainment, merchandising and advertisement.” User interaction can trigger content adaption, and the level of this interaction will develop alongside location information and environmental sensor technology.

The workshop will provide a comprehensive introduction to digital signage technology, how it is currently being applied, and how it is likely to expand in the future. Particular emphasis will be placed on how standards are to play a key role in ensuring this technology meets its potential.

The proprietary nature of current digital signage solutions restricts the integration of applications across different networks or vendors.

Interoperable standards are thus crucial to the development of this industry. The great value it will unlock for its providers and users can only be achieved through the expansion of large-scale digital signage networks, and standardization is the means to ensure this expansion occurs as
cost-effectively and as rapidly as possible.

For detailed event information, please consult  http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/worksem/iptv/201112/index.html. Remote participation is available and encouraged; enter the room by following this link, http://itu.adobeconnect.com/itudigitalsignage/.


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Monday, November 21, 2011 2:58:45 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
Focus Group on Car Communication (FG CarCOM), 8 - 9 December 2011, Braunschweig, Germany

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Monday, November 21, 2011 11:01:46 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
IPR AHG: Ad Hoc Group on IPR meeting: Geneva Switzerland,  6 - 7 December 2011

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TSB Director's Ad Hoc Group on IPR

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Monday, November 21, 2011 10:56:54 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
Meeting of Study Group 15, Geneva Switzerland, 5 - 16 December 2011

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Collective Letter 8

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Monday, November 21, 2011 10:51:03 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Monday, November 14, 2011

Ahead of IETF’s 82nd meeting Malcolm Johnson, Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB) has issued a statement underlining ITU’s commitment to a collegial working environment for ICT standards.
 
"Wherever appropriate, ITU will continue to reference the deliverables of other standards bodies rather than duplicating their work, and as far as possible we try to avoid the development of competing standards. By doing so we can best serve the needs of the international ICT community."
 
The statement underlines ITU core principles on cooperation detailed in ITU-T’s strategic plan (contained in Resolution 71 (Rev. Guadalajara 2010)) : “Cooperation and collaboration with other standardization bodies and relevant consortia and fora are key to avoiding duplication of work and achieving efficient use of resources, as well as incorporating expertise from outside ITU.”
 
Full details on generic procedures for including references to documents of other organizations in ITU-T Recommendations can be found in ITU-T Recommendation A.5.
 
Consequently Mr Johnson and Mr Russ Housley, Chair of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) have agreed that MPLS, including MPLS-TP, is defined exclusively in the standards-track RFCs. The ITU-T will reference the IETF RFCs for MPLS-TP from its Recommendations providing there is consensus that they meet the needs of its members. By mutual agreement some other specific aspects, including the equipment model and protocol-neutral management information model (G.8121-series, G.8151, G.8152), developed in ITU-T are considered part of MPLS-TP.
 

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Monday, November 14, 2011 9:24:09 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Ninth Meeting of Joint Coordination Activity on ICT & Climate Change  (JCA-ICT&CC), 23 November 2011, Geneva, Switzerland

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Tuesday, November 08, 2011 10:35:00 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Thursday, November 03, 2011
Tutorial for Rapporteurs and Editors, Geneva, Switzerland, 28-29 November 2011

Convening Letter (TSB Circular 233)

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Thursday, November 03, 2011 4:59:12 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
Third Metting of Joint Coordination Activity on Internet of Things (JCA-IoT), Geneva, 28 - 29 November 2011

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JCA-IoT

 

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Thursday, November 03, 2011 4:51:49 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
Meeting of Joint Coordination Activity on Accessibility and Human Factors (JCA-AHF) , Geneva, Switzerland, 24 November 2011

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JCA-AHF

 

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Thursday, November 03, 2011 4:48:30 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

Meeting of Study Group 16, Geneva, Switzerland, 21 November - 02 December 2011

Collective Letter 7

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Study Group 16


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Thursday, November 03, 2011 4:44:57 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
Internet Protocol Television Global Standards Initiative, IPTV-GSI Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, 21 - 25 November 2011

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Circular 220

IPTV-GSI

 

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Thursday, November 03, 2011 4:41:16 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
Meeting of Study Group 9, Geneva, 21 - 25 November 2011

Collective Letter 7

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Study Group 9


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Thursday, November 03, 2011 4:34:22 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
Internet of Things Global Standards Initiative (IoT-GSI) - Third event Geneva, 21 - 25 November 2011

Convening letter (TSB Circular 221)

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Internet of Things Global Standards Initiative (IoT-GSI)


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Thursday, November 03, 2011 4:29:17 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Tuesday, November 01, 2011

ITU-T’s Study Group 13 has consented new standards underpinning central elements of Future Networks (FNs); multiple virtual networks enabling a wide range of network services, and energy saving capabilities superior to those offered by traditional network technologies.
 
Future Networks (FNs) will provide revolutionary capabilities, facilities and services which will be difficult to support using existing network technologies. The number and range of network-based services is expected to explode in the near future, and a single network architecture will struggle to satisfy the requirements unique to each of these new services. Forming multiple physical networks will demand large outlays of capital for their installation, operation and maintenance. FNs thus need to realize diverse services through the creation of heterogenous network architectures overlaying a common physical network.

The new standards are Recommendation ITU-T Y.3011, “Framework of Network Virtualization for Future Networks”, and Recommendation ITU-T Y.3021, “Framework of Energy Saving for Future Networks.”

Recommendation Y.3011 provides a framework of network virtualization technology, a means allowing multiple virtual networks called Logically Isolated Network Partitions (LINPs) to coexist in a single physical network. Network Virtualization will create isolated, flexible networks supporting a broad range of network architectures and services. Their isolation will allow the satisfaction of services’ unique requirements, but also presents the opportunity to create experimental networks or test-beds where developers, providers and users can design and evaluate new services. The flexibility of these virtual networks is another key feature of Y.3011’s design, allowing the reconfiguration of networks to reflect the evolving characteristics of FN services and applications as they mature.

Environmental awareness is one of the fundamental objectives of FNs and energy-saving technologies form a crucial part of their development. Through their creation of network architectures for smart energy grids and ubiquitous sensor networks, FNs will do much to improve the energy efficiency of other non-ICT industry sectors. Their proliferation will however also increase the volume of energy demanded by FNs themselves. Y.3021 thus provides a framework to minimize the energy consumption of network facilities such as routers, switches and servers, as well as a method to manage the total energy consumption of FNs at all stages of their lifecycle.

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Tuesday, November 01, 2011 2:47:30 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     |