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SG5 Last Meeting Executive Summary

Executive Summary of the ITU-T Study Group 5 Meeting (Lima, 2-13 December 2013)

 

Statistics

 

Participants:  174 - The final list of participants is available in TD [460-GEN].
Contributions: 130
TDs (not counting the revisions): 276
Incoming liaison statements: 54
Outgoing liaison statements: 28

 

Main discussions and results

 
Question 12/5 "Guides and terminology on environment and climate change" - Summary contained in  TD [467-GEN (Rev1)].
 

TSB Director was asked to inform Council 2014 that ITU-T Study Group 5 is of the opinion that the definition proposed by the Correspondence Group on the Elaboration of a Working Definition of the Term “ICT” is in conflict with SG5 mandate as per WTSA Resolution 2. The exclusion of services and also applications may have an impact on the environmental assessment of telecommunications. SG5 is therefore of the opinion that the proposed definition is not yet mature enough to be endorsed by Council 2014.

 

Meeting Reports:

 

The report of Working Party 1/5 can be found in TD [444-GEN (Rev2)].
The report of Working Party 2/5 can be found in TD [446-GEN (Rev3)].
The report of Working Party 3/5 can be found in TD [440-GEN (Rev3)].

 

Working Party 1/5 – Damage prevention and safety

 
Working Party 1 made significant progress on its Work Programme and achieved the following key outcomes:
 
 
 
Consented Recommendations
 
 
Agreed Informative Text
 
 
New Work Items
 

 

Working Party 2/5 – Electromagnetic field: emission, immunity and human exposure

Working Party 2 made significant progress in the electromagnetic field emission, immunity and human exposure portfolio during the meeting and achieved the following key outcomes:

Consented Recommendation

Agreed Informative Texts

Work in progress

Working Party 3/5 – ICT and climate change 

Working Party 3 made significant progress on its Work Programme and achieved the following key outcomes:

Approved Recommendation
Consented Recommendations

E-waste management and reduction
Climate Change Adaptation
Energy Efficiency
Efficient Power Feeding Solution

Agreed Informative Texts

 
TD [364-GEN (Rev3)]​                                                                             Technical Paper on "Network Infrastructure Best Practices"
TD [378-GEN (Rev1)]​Technical Paper on “Experimental studies on plates and ducts installed at equipment inlets and outlets
TD [379-GEN (Rev2)]​Technical Paper on “Rationale for minimum data set for evaluating energy efficiency and for controlling data centre equipment in view of power saving
TD [380-GEN (Rev1)]​Technical Paper on “Potential for primary energy savings in TLC/ICT centres through free cooling
TD [381-GEN (Rev1)]​Technical Paper on “Verification test and feasibility study of energy and space efficient cooling systems for data centres with high density ICT devices
TD [382-GEN (Rev1)]​Technical Paper on “Validation test of a data centre cooling method using renewable energy in a cold region
TD [383-GEN (Rev1)]
Technical Paper on “Verification experiments related to increase of efficiency of air-conditioning and control technologies at a data centre
​TD [384-GEN (Rev1)] ​Technical Paper on “Case study of reduction of air-conditioning energy by optical fiber based thermometry
TD [316-GEN (Rev2)]​Supplement 1 to ITU-T L.1410 – Case studies
TD [335-GEN (Rev3)]
Supplement 1 to ITU-T L.1430 – Guidance on practical application of ITU-T L.1430 to a Real-time Navigation Service

 New Activities - the meeting approved the commencement of nine new work items.

Dates of next SG5 meeting and interim Working Party meetings

The next meeting of ITU-T SG 5 is tentatively scheduled in November-December 2014.
A WP3 together with ETSI EE meeting will take place from 19-23 May 2014, in Geneva Switzerland.
A WP1 and WP2 meeting will take place from 23-29 July 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland.
 

Rapporteur group meetings (including e-meetings)

Please click here for the complete list of planned meetings.  

 

Reports of the Regional Groups

The report of the Regional Group of SG5 for Africa (SG5 RG-AFR) can be found in TD [465-GEN]and TD [254-GEN].
The report of the Regional Group of SG5 for the Arab Region (SG5 RG-ARB) can be found in TD [334-GEN].
The report of the Regional Group of SG5 for the Americas (SG5 RG-LAC) can be found in TD [274-GEN (Rev1)] and TD [271-GEN].
The report of the Regional Group of SG5 for the Asia and the Pacific (SG5 RG-AP) can be found in TD [451-GEN].
 

Results in terms of Recommendations and Other Publications

Please click here to see the meeting results concerning the Recommendations.

Updates in the SG 5 Management Team and Rapporteurs

Peter Ulanga (Tanzania) has been appointed as Associate Rapporteur of Question 15/5.
Click here for the complete list of the newly appointed SG 5 Rapporteurs and Associate Rapporteurs.
Click here for the complete list of newly appointed SG 5 management team.
  

Joint Coordination Activity on ICT & CC (JCA ICT & CC)

The thirteenth meeting of the JCA ICT&CC took place on 5 December 2013 and was dedicated to "Facilitating coordination with SDOs and regional organizations in the area of ICT and Climate Change ".
The documents and the presentations of the meeting can be found here.
The summary of meeting can be found in TD [361-GEN].
The next of the JCA ICT & CC will be held in conjunction with the next SG5 meeting.
 

Focus group on Smart Sustainable Cities

The third meeting of the FG SSC took place on 6 December 2013. A summary of the meeting is contained in TD [363-GEN]. SG5 agreed to extend the mandate of FG SSC until May 2015. The next meeting of the Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities will take place in Geneva, on 5-6 March 2014.
Information on the Focus Group on “Smart Sustainable Cities” (FG-SSC) and on the management team can be found here.

Focus group on Smart Water Management

The first meeting of the FG SWM took place on 10 December 2013. A summary of the meeting is contained in TD [454-GEN (Rev1)]. The next meeting of the Focus Group on Smart Water Management will take place in Geneva, on 3-4 March 2014.
Information on the Focus Group on “Smart Water Management” (FG-SWM) and on the management team can be found here.
 

Workshop on Smart Sustainable Cities

A Workshop on Smart Sustainable Cities in Latin America was held on 5 December 2013. Rapid urbanization has placed immense pressure on the existing city infrastructures to provide a high quality of life to all city inhabitants. As a result, the concept of smart sustainable cities has emerged as the remedy to this unsustainable development with Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) expected to play a key role. This workshop discussed how to define smart sustainable cities and the discourse that commonly associated with it. This workshop also looked at the role ICTs play in shaping smart sustainable cities from the ICT industry perspective.
Programme and presentations can be found here.
 

Workshop on "With Information and Communication Technologies (ICT's) everywhere - How safe is EMF in Latin America?"

A workshop on EMF and ICT’s was held back to back with the ITU-T Study Group 5 meeting and events in Lima.  This workshop brought together leading specialists in the field, from top policy-makers to engineers, designers, planners, government officials, regulators, standards experts and other related stakeholders, and provided an overview on EMF issues with a focus on Latin America. The workshop heard from Government and industry representatives on the implementation and importance in Latin America of EMF monitoring using Recommendation ITU-T K.83.  
Programme and presentations can be found here.
 

 
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