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Workshop on IMT-2020 terrestrial radio interfaces evaluation (10 to 11 December 2019, Geneva, Switzerland)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​1.  Background

Following the IMT-2020 developing process “Submission/Reception of the RIT and SRIT proposals and acknowledgement of receipt” in accordance with Document IMT-2020/2(Rev.2)​, ITU-R Working Party (WP) 5D started the evaluation process for Independent Evaluation Groups (IEGs) as of its 31st meeting in Oct. 2018, in conjunction with the ongoing IMT-2020 development under Step 3 and Step 4 of the IMT-2020 process.​

Working Party 5D has received, at its July 2019 meeting, several candidate technology submissions for IMT-2020 from six proponents, under Step 3 of the IMT-2020 developing process. ​

WP 5D will hold a workshop on IMT-2020, focusing on the evaluation of the candidate terrestrial radio interfaces at its 33rd meeting taking place December 2019 in Geneva, at which interim evaluation reports are expected. This will help the IEGs understand the details of the proposed candidate technologies, and interact amongst themselves as well as other WP 5D participants. This workshop is a continuation of the previous one on IMT-2020 held in 2017, Munich, which addressed the process, requirements, and evaluation criteria for IMT-2020 as well as views from proponents on the developments of IMT-2020 radio interfaces and activities of the IEGs.

2.  ​Objectives

The objectives of the workshop are as follows;

  • ​​​​to promote information sharing on IMT-2020;​
  • to facilitate dialogue within ITU-R WP 5D and amongst the proponents as well as the evaluation groups; and in particular;

​​• to review the final submissions of the proposed RITs/SRITs for IMT-2020; 

• to review the evaluation results reported by the IEGs at this stage; 

• to review the WP 5D template which will be used to summarise evaluation results for each IEG; 

• to present the details of the proposed RITs/SRITs including self-evaluation results and detailed evaluation methods by the proponents; 

• to introduce the evaluation activities and future plans of the IEGs,; and 

• to review the outcome WRC-19 and its implication on IMT-2020 evaluations and further development. 

3.  ​Program

Draft Program of the Workshop

December 10

Opening remarks by convenor
Session 1 Presentations by IMT-2020 RIT/SRIT proponents​
​Presentations by IMT-2020 RIT/SRIT proponents (the introduction of technical characteristics according to final submission, the self-evaluation results and detailed evaluation method, and submission templates, etc.)​ ​
11:20-11:35 3GPP Proponent​

​12:15-12:30Q & A for Session 1
​Lunch Break
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​Session 2 Presentations by registered independent evaluation groups​
​Presentations by the registered independent evaluation groups (evaluation activities of RIT/SRIT, interim evaluation progress, useful experiences, tools, and future plans, etc.)​
5G Infrastructure Association
ATIS WTS​C IMT-2020 Evaluation Group​
14:40-15:00ChEG Chinese Evaluation Group​
Canadian Evaluation Group
15:50-16:10​​Wireless World Research Forum​
​Telecom Centres of Excellence, India
The Fifth Generation Mobile Communications Promotion Forum, Japan
TTA 5G Technology Evaluation Special Project Group
Trans-Pacific Evaluation Group

2-10​​​ 18:00-18:20 5G India Forum
December 11​

​​Session 3​​Joint Workshop/SWG Evaluation/SWG Coordination Session
​Focus on detailed interim evaluation reports and WP 5D/IEG/Proponent Q&A (No program is provided. Agenda of SWG Evaluation/SWG Coordination will be provided based on the input contributions of interim evaluation reports) ​
Wrap up and Closing​

Note 1: The program and time schedule are subject to change.​

Note 2: The program of sessions 1 and 2 would be based on number of requests for presentation from the interested bodies.​

Note 3: For planning purposes: Session 1 presentations are anticipated to be ~ 10 mins each as the submission details have already been received by WP 5D and the IEGs. Session 2 presentations are anticipated to be ~ 20 mins each. Session 1 and Session 2 will have separate Q & A sessions outside of the presentation time slots.  Individual presentation slot time may be extended/allocated as the program evolves as indicated in Note 2 and the deadlines in Section 7 above.

4.  Schedule

The workshop will run from the 10th to 11th of December 2019 in conjunction with the 33rd meeting of WP 5D. Please refer to Attachment 2 for the anticipated high level time plan of the workshop and the WP 5D meeting.

In addition, in the course of meeting #33, the IEGs and proponents may wish to participate in the discussions in certain sessions of Working Party 5D meeting on Thursday and Friday.​

5.  Participants

WP 5D delegates, representatives from the proponents of the RITs/SRITs and representatives of the registered independent evaluation groups.​

6.  Workshop convener​

The convener of the workshop is Mr. Yoshino HONDA, Contact details are in Section 11.

7.  Critical deadlines

​The following deadlines are established to facilitate the arrangements of the workshop programme and to permit the convener to finalize the workshop organization and time allocations to the speakers.

8.  ​Language
The workshop will be conducted in English only.​ 

9.  Registration  

9.1  ​​Participants Registered for the WP 5D Meeting

A separate registration for the workshop is not required for participants who registered for the 33rd meeting of WP 5D.

9.2  ​​Participants not Registered for the WP 5D Meeting​

Participants not registered for the WP 5D Meeting (i.e. non-members of ITU-R / Study Group 5) must separately register for the workshop before 3 December 2019.

​The registration form (included in Section 11) may also be found here (

Additionally, participants specifically from RIT/SRIT proponents or registered Independent Evaluation Groups who register for the workshop will be able to join the WP 5D meeting #33 as invited guests in the related sessions, in accordance with the provisions of Resolution ITU-R 9-5.

​10.  Additional information​
The workshop information will be appropriately communicated and/or updated on the WP 5D webpage (https://www.itu​.int/en/ITU-R/study-groups/rsg5/rwp5d/imt-2020/Pages/submission-eval.aspx​).​


11.  Contact & Registration Form​

​Workshop​​​​​​​ Conv​ener: ​

​Mr. Yoshino Honda​


​Counsellor, ITU-R SG 5:​​

Mr. Sergio Buonomo

Email: sergio.buonomo​

Registration form (for non-members of ITU-R / Study Group 5):  ​ 

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​12.  Conclusions​
Summary Record​ of ITU-R Workshop on IMT-2020 Terrestrial Radio Interfaces Evaluation​​​: ​​ Workshop_conclusions.pdf​​