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WRC-23

Programme

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ITU ETSI IEEE Joint SDOs Brainstorming Workshop on Testbeds Federations for 5G & Beyond: Interoperability, Standardization, Reference Model & APIs
 
Monday, 15 March 2021 (Day 1)


​14:00 - 14:15​
Opening Remarks

Convener: Denis Andreev​, Advisor of ITU-T SG11, TSB, ITU
14:15 - 14:25 ​Introduction to the Workshop Agenda / Brainstorming Session and Panel 

Convener
: Ranganai ChaparadzaSenior Altran CapGemini Technical & Technology Consultant, ​Vodafone and Tayeb Ben MeriemETSI TC INT AFI WG Chair & Senior Standardization Manager, Orange
14:25 - 15:55SESSION 1: Overview of Ongoing Related Activities in the Groups in ITU-T, ETSI and IEEE; and Presentation/Discussions on Reference Model and APIs for Testbeds Federations for 5G & Beyond and its Required Ecosystem.

Objectives: The session will focus on presenting the ongoing activities in ITU-T SG11, ETSI TC INT and IEEE INGR Testbeds WG that are of relevance to Testbeds for 5G & Beyond. The session then presents the ongoing work on standardizing a Reference Model for Testbeds Federations and associated APIs requirements. The session then discusses the Roles that various Stakeholders can play in the Ecosystem. Stakeholders such as SDOs/Fora, Research Communities, Researchers on 5G and Beyond, Industry Users of Testbeds, Testbeds Suppliers for 5G Testbeds and other Testbeds, CSPs (Communications Service Providers), Infrastructure Vendors/Suppliers for ICT and Verticals, Open Source & Open Hardware Projects, Regulators, and any other parties of interest.

Moderator: Giulio Maggiore, ETSI TC INT Chair, Telecom Italia
15:55 - 16:10
​Coffee Break ​​​​

16:10 - 16:25
16:25 - 17:40
SESSION 2: Technical Presentations on Trends in Testbeds for 5G & Beyond; Use Cases for Testbeds Federation; Emerging Hot Industry Requirements for Testbeds for AI Testing & Certifications and Open Networking Platform(s).

Objectives: The session will focus on Technical Presentations on Trends in Developments of Testbeds for 5G & Beyond; Use Cases for Testbeds Federation; and Emerging Hot Industry Requirements for Testbeds for AI (Artificial Intelligence) Testing & Certifications; Testing of Autonomic/Autonomous Networks (ANs); and need for a Multi-SDO/Fora “Standards Driven” Open Networking Platform(ONP) for Standards Driven Innovation, Multi-SDO/Fora Standards Harmonization, and Validation/Testing of Pre-Deployment Use Cases for 5G in combination with other Emerging Technologies. Apart from enabling Standards-Driven Innovations, the required ONP(s) is meant to help in achieving Industry Harmonization through Integration and Testing of Multi-SDOs/Fora Standards & Architectures. The ONP(s) would also help various Stakeholders in Validation/Testing of Pre-Deployment Technology Scenarios that emulate Telecom Operators and Enterprise Real-World Environments/Contexts and Use Cases that leverage integrated Multi-SDOs/Fora Standards, Network Architectures and the Instantiation of the Testbeds Federation Reference Model being standardized.

Moderator: Ivan Seskar, IEEE INGR Testbeds WG Chair​ and Chief Technologist, WINLAB, Rutgers University 
17:40 - 18:00
Open Q&A and Closing Remarks for Day 1

Objectives: This session offers an opportunity to the audience to ask any Questions of relevance and were not addressed in the Q&A minutes associated with each of the Presentations given in this Day-1. It also gives Closing Remarks for Day-1 and extends an invitation to the audience to join us again in Day-2.

Moderator: Giulio Maggiore​ETSI TC INT Chair, Telecom Italia and Ivan Seskar​IEEE INGR Testbeds WG Chair​ and Chief Technologist, WINLAB, Rutgers University 
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​Tuesday, 16 March 2021 (Day 2 )

14:00 - 14:10
​Short Briefing of Day 1
14:10 - 14:15
​Introduction to the Remainder Part of the Workshop Agenda / Brainstorming Session and Panel

Convener
: Ranganai ChaparadzaSenior Altran CapGemini Technical & Technology Consultant, ​Vodafone and Tayeb Ben MeriemETSI TC INT AFI WG Chair & Senior Standardization Manager, Orange.
14:15 - 15:35 SESSION 2: Technical Presentations on Trends in Testbeds for 5G & Beyond; Use Cases for Testbeds Federation; Emerging Hot Industry Requirements for Testbeds for AI Testing & Certifications and Open Networking Platform(s)

Objectives: The session will focus on Technical Presentations on Trends in Developments of Testbeds for 5G & Beyond; Use Cases for Testbeds Federation; and Emerging Hot Industry Requirements for Testbeds for AI (Artificial Intelligence) Testing & Certifications; Testing of Autonomic/Autonomous Networks (ANs); and need for a Multi-SDO/Fora “Standards Driven” Open Networking Platform(ONP) for Standards Driven Innovation, Multi-SDO/Fora Standards Harmonization, and Validation/Testing of Pre-Deployment Use Cases for 5G in combination with other Emerging Technologies. Apart from enabling Standards-Driven Innovations, the required ONP(s) is meant to help in achieving Industry Harmonization through Integration and Testing of Multi-SDOs/Fora Standards & Architectures. The ONP(s) would also help various Stakeholders in Validation/Testing of Pre-Deployment Technology Scenarios that emulate Telecom Operators and Enterprise Real-World Environments/Contexts and Use Cases that leverage integrated Multi-SDOs/Fora Standards, Network Architectures and the Instantiation of the Testbeds Federation Reference Model being standardized.

Moderator: Mohammad PatwaryProfessor of Telecommunications & Director of Centre for Future Networks & Autonomous Systems (CeFNAS), University of Wolverhampton & IEEE INGR Testbeds WG Chair 
15:35 - 15:45
Coffee Break
15:45 - 16:00
​Open Q&A
16:00 - 16:15

Reflections on Support Instruments for Implementing ONPs:
16:15 - 17:15

​SESSION 3: Panel Session & Open Discussions on the Roles the various Stakeholders can play in the Desired Ecosystem for Standards based Testbeds Development and Federations to be built by the collaborating SDOs/Fora


​​Moderators:Tayeb Ben Meriem, ETSI TC INT AFI WG Chair | Ranganai Chaparadza, Vodafone
Muslim Elkotob, Vodafone, | Ivan Seskar​, IEEE INGR Testbeds WG Chair​
All Panelists
The following are the list of ​topics for the discussions:
17:15 - 17:30Wrap-up Session

Objectives: This session will summarize the key issues and challenges highlighted during the event. It will also identify actions on how ITU-T, ETSI and IEEE should continue to find ways to collaborate in addressing the challenges through the desired Ecosystem and produce the Standards, while jointly engaging other SDOs/Fora to join the Ecosystem. The Session shall capture the Notes on the Feedback from the various Stakeholders regarding the roles and efforts they can make (moving forward) towards supporting the Standardization and Evolution of the Testbeds Federation Reference Model and its associated APIs. This will include Notes on the efforts the various Stakeholders can also make on the Instantiations of the Reference Model in Building Industry-Grade New Testbeds and/or Transformations of Existing Testbeds.

Moderator: Martin Brand​, A1 Telekom Austria


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