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Joint ITU-GISFI Workshop on Bridging the Standardization Gap: Sustainable Rural Communications
Bangalore, India, 17-18 December 2012
Contact: tsbworkshops@itu.int

Day 1, Monday, 17 December

THEME: SUSTAINABLE RURAL COMMUNICATIONS​
​08:00 - 09:00 ​Registration
​09:00 - 10:30

​Opening ITU/GISFI Conference and 11th GISFI Standardization Meeting

Welcome:   Gilbert Millicent Nathan, PR Director, Huawei, India

Introduction:

International Guest: Akio Motai, President of YRP R&D PC, Japan

Keynote Speaker: A Sethuraman, Executive Director, Huawei, Telecommunications India

Inaugural Speaker: Shri R. K. Arnold, Member, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India 

Chief Guest: Shri I.S.N. Prasad, Principal Secretary to Government, Dept. of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka

Wrap-up & Vote of Thanks: T.R. Dua, Vice Chairman, GISFI [ Biography ]

​10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
​11:00 - 12:30

​​Session 1: Sustainable Broadband Communications

Due to an increasing political awareness of the importance of ICT for development, not least due to the explosive expansion of the mobile phone networks, rural areas are getting more attention also regarding broadband infrastructure. This session will examine the main challenges faced by telcos to bring broadband to rural areas and discuss what is meant by the concept of sustainable broadband communications. The example of India will be examined.

Moderator: Debu Nayak, HUAWEI, India [ Biography ]

​12:35 - 12:55 ​Special Talk: Shri N K Goyal, Chairman, Computer and Communication Manufacturer Association of India (CMAI) on Demystifying Rural Communication: Much Talk Less Achieved [ Presentation ]
​​12:55 - 14:00 Lunch
​14:00 - 16:00

Session 2: Sustainable Broadband Communications: International Perspective

Moderator: Anand R. Prasad, NEC, Japan

​16:00 - 16:30 ​Coffee break
​16:30 - 18:00

Session 3: Tutorial on ITU Activities on ICT, Environment and Climate Change

Moderator: Ahmed Zeddam, Chairman ITU-T Study Group 5 : Environment and Climate Change

This session will discuss the standardization work which is taking place in ITU in the area of ICT, environment and climate change.

​18:00 - 18:30

​Summary of Key Points Discussed

Speaker: Highlights and Way Forward, Kiritkumar Lathia, CTIF, Denmark
[ Biography | Presentation ]

​19:30 - 23:00 Cocktail Reception + Gala Dinner HOSTED BY Huawei, Chief Guest: Mr Thomas Lee, HUAWEI, China

Day 2, Tuesday, 18 December

THEME: SUSTAINABLE RURAL COMMUNICATIONS​
​08:30 - 09:00 ​Inaugural Speaker:  Broadband for Masses – way forward, Dr. Surendra Pal, President (IETE) & Former Associate Director, ISRO.
​09:00 - 11:00

​Session 4: Bridging the Standardization Gap and Standards Education

The objective of this session is to present ITU-T’s programme on Bridging the Standardization Gap and examine the role that academia can play in standards education and bridging the standardization gap.

Moderator: Balamuralidhar P., TCS, India

​11:00 - 11:30 ​Coffee break
​11:30 - 12:30

Session 5: Standardization Challenges for Indian Indigenous companies

The objective is to give a view on what standardization challenges are being faced by Indian-based ICT companies and how to strengthen their impact.

Moderator: P. K. Garg, Member, Radio Regulations Board, ITU; Former Wireless Advisor, Government of India, Spectrum requirement for broadband

12:30 - 13:00​ Special Talk: Sustainable Rural Communication Through Broadband, Shri Anil Kaushal, Sr. DDG, Telecommunication Engineering Centre, Department of ​Telecommunications, Government of India [ Presentation ]
​ 13:00 - 13:30 ​Conclusions:  Ramjee Prasad [ Biography ]
​13:30 - 14:30 ​Lunch
THEME: GISFI Standardization Series meeting #11
​14:30 - 15:45

Session 1: GISFI Standardization Series Discussions
Topic: Security and Privacy

Chair: Anand R. Prasad, NEC
Vice Chair: Debu Nayak, Huawei [ Biography ]
Secretary: Balwant Sharma, BIT, Noida

​15:45 - 16:15 ​Coffee break
​16:15 - 17:30

​Session 1: Standardization Series Discussions
Topic: Security and Privacy (contd.)

​17:30 - 20:00

Session 2: Standardization Series Discussions
Topic: Cloud Service Oriented Network (CSeON)

Chair: Parag Pruthi, NIKSUN
Vice Chair: Niranth Amogh, Huawei

​20:00 Dinner hosted by Huawei

Day 3, 19 December 2012

THEME: GISFI Standardization Series meeting #11
​09:00 - 10:00

Session 3: GISFI Standardization Series Discussions
Topic: Green ICT

Chair: Arvind Mathur, CISCO
Vice Chair: Basavaraj Hooli, Individual member
Special Contribution: Ahmed Zeddam, Chairman ITU-T Study Group 5 [ Biography ]

​10:00 - 10:30 ​Coffee break
​10:30 - 12:00

Session 3: GISFI Standardization Series Discussions
Topic: Green ICT (contd.)

​12:00 - 13:00 ​Lunch
​13:00 - 15:30

Session 4: Standardisation Series Discussions
Topic: Internet of Things

Chair: Balamuralidhar P., TCS
Vice Chair: Mini Vasudevan, Ericsson

​15:30 - 16:00 ​Coffee break
​16:00 - 18:30

Session 5: Standardization Series Discussions
Topic: Special Interest Group

Chair: Debu Nayak, HUAWEI [ Biography ]
Vice Chair: Ashutosh Dutta, NIKSUN and Ajay Ranjan Mishra, Bridging the Gap: From Innovations to Standards [ Presentation ]

​19:30 - 23:00 Dinner hosted by Huawei

Day 4, Thursday, 20 December

THEME: GISFI Standardization Series meeting #11
​09:00 - 11:00

Session 6: Standardization Series Discussions
Topic: Future Radio Network

Chair: Rakesh Agrawal, VNL
Vice Chair: Mini Vasudevan, Ericsson

​11:00 - 11:30 ​Coffee break
​11:30 - 13:30

​Session 7: Standardization Series Discussions
Topic: Spectrum

Chair:  Pawan K. Garg, Member, Radio Regulations Board, ITU; Former Wireless  Advisor, Government of India
Vice Chair: Tilak Raj Dua, GISFI
Secretary: Sanjay Kumar, BIT Mesra

​13:30 - 14:00

​Closing Plenary: Krishna Sirohi

Conclusions and Action Points
Ramjee Prasad and Tilak Raj Dua, GISFI
[ Biography: Prasad | Biography: Dua ]

​14:00 - 15:00 ​Lunch