The ITU Radiocommunication Bureau has the pleasure to invite your Administration or organization to attend the ITU World Radiocommunication Seminar 2014 (WRS-14), to be held at ITU Headquarters in
Geneva, from 8 to 12 December 2014
The ITU organizes World Radiocommunication Seminars (WRS) on a biennial basis, in complement to the cycle of Regional Radiocommunication Seminars (RRS). WRS deal with the use of the radio-frequency spectrum and the satellite orbits, and, in particular, with the application of the provisions of the ITU Radio Regulations.
WRS-14 sessions will be organized in two parts, as described here below.
Plenary Sessions (8-9 December 2014)
The first two days will cover the basic concepts related to Spectrum Management both at worldwide and regional levels, as well as the procedures associated to the management of the Master International Frequency Register. These will be followed by the review of:
- the modifications to the Radio Regulations adopted by the last World Radio Conference (WRC-12),
- the Agenda of WRC-15.
The programme will also cover the current regulatory framework for the international frequency management and the ITU-R Recommendations and tools regarding the use of spectrum for both terrestrial and space services, including basic training on ICT Tools developed by ITU for frequency notifications and for the technical examinations.
Workshops (10-12 December 2014)
Workshops will be held during the remaining three days, enabling participants to prepare their own schedule, based on their interest, alternating between space and terrestrial services and between lectures and practical sessions. These workshops will allow the participants to get hands-on experience with ITU notification procedures as well as with the software and electronic publications made available by the Radiocommunication Bureau to the Member States and to the ITU-R Sector Members.
The lectures and discussions during the Seminar will be held in the six official languages of the ITU (Arabic, Chinese English, French, Russian, and Spanish) with simultaneous interpretation facilities. The workshops will be held in separate groups in accordance with the language requirements and available facilities.
WRS-14 will be conducted in a “paperless” environment, i.e. seminar proceedings will be available on the website. Given the amount of the expected practical work during the workshops, participants are invited to bring their laptops, taking into consideration the set of minimal specifications detailed on the section: Information
Member States, ITU-R Sector Members, Associates and Academia are invited to attend. Participation to the seminar is free of charge for their representatives.
Advance Registration for this event is mandatory and will be carried out exclusively online, through ITU-R Designated Focal Point (DFP); advance online registration will start on 8 September 2014. The list of DFPs for ITU-R Activities, including the Seminar, is available at Section: Information.
On-site badging and registration will take place at the main entrance of the ITU Montbrillant building (2 rue de Varembé, 1202, Geneva) from 08h00 on 8 and 9 December 2014. Please note that the confirmation of registration sent to each participant by e-mail should be presented, together with photo identification, in order to receive an event participant badge.