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Study Group Leadership Assembly

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Budapest, 9-10 September 2019

The second Study Group Leadership Assembly brought together Chairmen, Vice-Chairmen, Working Party leaders and Rapporteurs of the ITU-T study groups and focus groups to discuss technical matters of growing strategic relevance to ITU standardization, and to identify opportunities for collaboration.

Topics were introduced by experts participating in ITU-T study groups and focus groups. The talks proposed topic-specific questions to guide the discussions of the assembly. A summary of these talks and associated discussions was made available to TSAG and all ITU-T study groups and focus groups.

The invitation-only event was held in conjunction with ITU Telecom World in Budapest, Hungary.

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Agenda and presentation material

​​9 September 2019

Moderator: Bilel Jamoussi (ITU/TSB)

Welcome of participants, setting the scene and objectives (Chaesub Lee, Director, ITU/TSB)
​Session 1: Multimedia coding, systems and applications – “AI-enabled multimedia systems for health and vehicles”​
Moderator: Noah Luo (Huawei, China) 
ITU/TSB Lead: Stefano Polidori

Challenges in vehicle domain service for automated driving and connected vehicles (Kaname Tokita, Honda, Japan) (Slid​es​)

AI for autonomous and assisted driving (Bryn Balcombe, Roborace, United Kingdom) (Slid​es​)

Considerations on FG-AI4H (Shan XU, CAICT, China) (Slid​es​)

AI and machine learning for health (Marc Lecoultre, ML Lab, Switzerland) (Slid​es​)

Future outlook on vehicular gateway and ITS standardization (Fernando Masami Matsubara, Mitsubishi Electric, Japan)

Discussion of issues and opportunities for collaboration
​Coffee break
​Session 2: IMT-2020/5G systems - “Transport, slicing, FMC”​
Moderator: Bilel Jamoussi (ITU/TSB) 
ITU/TSB Lead: Hiroshi Ota

Transport SDN to support 5G (Scott Mansfield, Ericsson, Canada) (Slid​es​)

Emerging challenges and new research directions: A perspective from Network 2030 (Richard Li, Futurewei, United States) (Slid​es​)

Arising issues on migration to IMT-2020 (Charles Chike Asadu, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria; presented by Elliot Kabalo​, ZICTA, Zambia) (Slid​es​)

Discussion of issues and opportunities for collaboration
Draft summary

​10 September 2019​​

​Session 3: IMT-2020/5G systems - “Machine learning, management and orchestration, operational issues”
Moderator: Leo Lehmann (BAKOM, Switzerland)
ITU/TSB Lead: Tatiana Kurakova

Data processing and management in future networks (Gyu Myoung Lee, KAIST, Korea (Rep. of)) (Slid​es​)
Considerations for standardization of 5G intelligent operation and management (Yanchuan Wang, China Telecom, China) (Slid​es​)
Orchestration aspects: ML for 5G (Vishnu Ram, Consultant, India) (Slid​es​)
Future of slicing and ML - Cognitive high-precision slicing (Kiran Makhijani, Futurewei, United States) (Slid​es​)

Discussion of issues and opportunities for collaboration
Draft summary
​Coffee break
​Session 4: Numbering, addressing and identification​
Moderator: Phil Rushton, DCMS, United Kingdom
ITU/TSB Lead: Jie Zhang

Numbering, naming, addressing and identification (Phil Rushton, DCMS, United Kingdom) (Slid​es​)

Emerging trends and issues in identity management (Miho Naganuma, NEC, Japan, on behalf of Abbie Barbir, Aetna, United States) (Slid​es​)

Distributed ENUM networking for interconnection (Xiaojie Zhu, China Telecom, China) (Slid​es​)

​Discussion of issues and opportunities for collaboration
Lunch break​
​Session 5: Security, privacy and trust​
Moderator and ITU/TSB Lead: Xiaoya Yang

Cybersecurity trends (Arnaud Taddei, Symantec, United States) (Slid​es​)

5G security strategies (Heung Youl Youm, Soonchunhyang University, Korea (Rep. of)) (Slid​es​)

SS7 security related issues (Xiaojie Zhu, China Telecom, China) (Slid​es​)

Trust in data and AI (Gyu Myoung Lee, KAIST, Korea (Rep. of)) (Slid​es​)

Cybersecurity threat intelligence (Bret Jordan, Chairman of STIX and TAXII subcommittees of OASIS CTI Group) (Slid​es​)​

Discussion of issues and opportunities for collaboration​
​Coffee break
​Summary, key takeaways, closing

Adoption of SGLA summary record (Bilel Jamoussi, ITU/TSB)
Executive summary (Adopted by SGLA)

Closing remarks​ (Chaesub Lee, Director, ITU/TSB)