|Partnership and External Cooperation
|Informal Forum Summit (San
Francisco, USA, 24-25 July 2003) Final Output Document
||INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATION UNION
ITU-T 2003 INFORMAL FORUM SUMMIT
San Francisco, 23-25 July 2003
A. Summit Mission Statement
B. Ongoing Cooperative Activities
- Foster collaboration among represented organizations to increase the collective value
of the multiple information and communication technologies that the Summit delegates represent.
- Coordinate efforts to establish a more accessible global network that enhances world-scale
- Drive collective value by:
a. Accelerating standardization
b. Sharing best practices
c. Leveraging economies
d. Improving interoperability
The delegates agree to:
C. Example Areas of Interest to Look for Overlap and Synergies (in alphabetic order)
- Document existing policies and establish new policies and procedures (as needed)
to exchange ideas, insights, best practices and benchmarks between their fora.
- Develop means for ongoing communication among the fora to increase connectivity,
interoperability and the adaptability of networks while striving to
improve network-related technologies.
- Deepen and expand the culture of cooperation through which delegates and their
fora seek to coordinate, empower and advance their common interests.
- Provide a network of information or metadata on standards efforts and IPR
policies and disclosures to diminish duplicative activities, eventually including
a free and easily searchable system of shared databases.
- Provide a preliminary set of issues to consider regarding IPR policies,
including trademarks, copyrights, and patents.
- Enhance the “ITU-T and Forums” web page so that it becomes a focal point
for issues and contributions of vital relevance to fora, including a
“high priority top 10” issues list.
- Standardize on “a subject line identifier” for communications between
delegates, such as the prefix [IFS] to highlight inter-forum communications.
- Respond in a timely fashion to all e-mails identified with the designated subject prefix [IFS].
- Establish a facility for communication and tracking of issues
between delegates, prioritized by interest level.
- Identify additional areas requiring cooperative activities.
- Participate in the development of generic ITU-T/Forum collaboration guidelines.
- AAA++ (Authentication, Authorization and Accounting)
- Verification, validation, certification, time stamping
- Billing & Accounting
- Common Messaging Capabilities (cross industry)
- Adaptability aspects of standards development
- Ad Hoc Networking
- Always Best Connected
- Artificial Intelligence
- ATM / MPLS Interworking
- Span multiple service providers
- Augmented Reality
- Common access – cellular (universal cell phone) single device usable anywhere in the world Convergence / Next Generation Networks
- Digital Rights Management / Digital Goods and Services Distribution
- Embedded Computing
- End-to-end QoS – span multiple service providers
- Intelligent Transportation Systems
- Linguistic User Interface
- Location for Emergency Services
- Metro Ethernet, Ethernet/MPLS Interworking, Ethernet over Transport
- Operation and Business Support Systems (OSS/ BSS) Modularization
- Security / Privacy
- Sensor Nets / Sensor Webs
- Encoding MetaData for
- Homeland Security Application
- Software Defined Radio (SDR) / Cognitive Radios
- Ultra Wide Band (UWB)
- Unified Services (wireless, land line, …) (composite delivered by different methods)
- Web Services