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 Friday, November 09, 2012

In the run-up to WTSA-12, The Assembly discusses the importance of WTSA with Malcolm Johnson, Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH3HFlDCh0M&feature=share&list=PL61A87AA21E1C14E4

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Friday, November 09, 2012 11:45:35 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

WTSA-12 will host three side events to feature e-health standards,innovation and network resilience. In addition a “showcasing event” will exhibit state-of-the-art products meeting ITU-T standards.

“e-Health”, 21 November, will build on ITU-T’s new collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) in advancing the rollout of international e-health and telemedicine standards to overcome current interoperability concerns.

“ICT Innovations”, 22 November, will draw on the findings of ITU-T’s Focus Group on “Bridging the Gap: from Innovation to Standards” (FG Innovation), discussing the reciprocal relationship between innovation and standardization, and means for international standards to capture the best of innovations rooted in developing countries.

“Disaster Relief Systems, Network Resilience and Recovery”, 23 November, will offer expert opinion on measures to bolster the resilience of critical communications infrastructures in the face of natural disasters. The event will contribute its findings to ITU-T’s Focus Group on “Disaster Relief Systems, Network Resilience and Recovery” (FG-DR&NRR), a group established primarily to distill lessons learnt from the Great East Japan Earthquake.

More information on these events and an online registration form here

In addition the opening day of WTSA-12 will feature an interactive workshop introducing activities undertaken by the ITU-T, its membership and secretariat to engage with universities and research institutes. A registration form for this event can be found here

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Friday, November 09, 2012 10:29:51 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

The Assembly will report live on the events and outcomes of WTSA-12 in Dubai, UAE, 20-29 November. Updated daily with highlights from Dubai, the Assembly will keep WTSA-12’s participants and those not able to attend in tune with the progress of the conference.

The blog is up and running, introducing WTSA-12 in an interview with Malcolm Johnson, Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau (TSB). Also featured are key facts and figures, the Global StandardsSymposium (GSS-12), and four side events to discuss academia’s participation in ITU-T; e-Health; ICT Innovations, and Disaster Relief Systems, Network Resilience and Recovery.

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Friday, November 09, 2012 10:25:15 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Thursday, November 08, 2012
The opening day of WTSA-12 will feature an interactive workshop introducing activities undertaken by the ITU-T, its membership and secretariat to engage with universities and research institutes.
 
The academic event will highlight the importance of standards and participation of academics in ICT standardization. Related initiatives including academia membership, ITU’s academic conference Kaleidoscope and  standards education campaigns will be presented and discussed. Some ITU academic members will showcase how they engage in the ITU standards making process.
 
ITU members and non-members, in particular representatives of universities and R&D labs are invited to participate in the event.
 
The event will take place from 12:00 to 14:00 on 20 November 2012. A registration form is available here.

This post originally from The Assembly a blog covering WTSA12

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Thursday, November 08, 2012 9:47:44 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

The Global Standards Symposium (GSS) will take place one day prior to WTSA-12, on 19 November 2012 – in the same venue. The GSS is a one-day event where ministers, regulators, heads of other international, regional and major national standards bodies, and industry from the different regions of the world will discuss global ICT standards challenges.
 
GSS 2012, the second of its kind, will  focus on the intersection of the ICT sector with other sectors such as healthcare, utilities, and transport. A detailed draft programme is now posted on the GSS website.
 
The GSS Chairman, H.E. Mr Nasser Bin Abood Al Falasi (Chief Government Relations & Communications Officer, Etisalat Group) will present the symposium’s conclusions to the first Plenary meeting of the WTSA.
 
The event is open to the interested public – register here.

"This post originally from The Assembly a blog covering WTSA12"

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Thursday, November 08, 2012 9:36:13 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Monday, November 05, 2012

Focus Group on M2M Service Layer, 13 - 15 November 2012, San Jose, California

Announcement

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Monday, November 05, 2012 3:25:20 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Friday, November 02, 2012

11th Meeting of the Focus Group CarCOM, Aachen, Germany, 12-13 November 2012

Invitation Letter

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Friday, November 02, 2012 2:34:02 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

Joint Workshop on Remote Participation reality and principles, Diplo Foundation and Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability, 8 November 2012, Baku, Azerbaijan

ITU-T and Accessibility

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Friday, November 02, 2012 2:30:37 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
5th Meeting of the Dynamic Coalition on Internet and Climate Change (DCICC), 8 November 2012, Baku, Azerbaijan
 
More info here

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Friday, November 02, 2012 11:59:19 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 

All information about remote participation is available at http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/remote-participation and is being updated till the day of the Forum.

Click here for real time captioning for this meeting

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Friday, November 02, 2012 11:54:29 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
ITU Forum on Conformance and Interoperability for the Arab and African regions 5 - 7 November 2012,  Tunis (Tunisia)
 
 
Invitation letter: English - Français - Arabic
 

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Friday, November 02, 2012 11:48:41 AM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     | 
 Monday, October 22, 2012

A two-day tutorial in Gyeonggi, Korea, 30-31 October, will arm ICT experts in the region with the skills necessary to perform the roles of Rapporteur or Editor in the standardization work of ITU-T.
 
The event is sponsored by the Korean government and ITU-T and will be hosted by the Korea ITU Committee. The tutorial will be delivered by Gary Fishman, former Chair of the ITU-T Telecommunication Standardization Advisory Group (TSAG). Watch a video interview with him here.

Rapporteurs are responsible for coordinating standardization work undertaken within a particular “Question” of an ITU-T Study Group. A “Question” refers to a specific area of study and a Rapporteur will oversee work on multiple standards within that subject area, while at the same time liaising with other Questions and Study Groups to ensure that suites of complementary standards are produced in a coordinated manner. An Editor coordinates the construction of particular standard (ITU-T Recommendation); incorporating and consolidating contributions to a standard, and liaising with other Editors, Questions and Study Groups as appropriate.
 
The upcoming tutorial is part of ITU-T’s ongoing efforts to increase the efficiency and harmonization of the work performed by ITU-T Study Groups. The tutorialwill address, inter alia:

  • Leadership within working groups;
  • Role, authority and responsibility of Rapporteurs and Editors;
  • ITU basic texts as they relate to Rapporteurs and Editors;
  • Approval procedures for Recommendations, annexes, handbooks, etc.

Visit the event’s webpage here

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Monday, October 22, 2012 1:59:08 PM (W. Europe Standard Time, UTC+01:00)  #     |