Terms of Reference of all TSAG Rapporteur Groups
TSAG Rapporteur Group on Strengthening Collaboration
1. This rapporteur group is established in accordance with Resolution 81 of the World Telecommunication Standards Assembly (Dubai, 2012) to examine existing methods and approaches to collaboration and/or cooperation with other standards organizations, with the view to encouraging ITU-T and other SDOs to work more collaboratively and/or cooperatively in a reciprocal manner based on mutual respect
2. The rapporteur group shall, through TSAG, establish and maintain a close relationship with the Review Committee in order to develop synergies with the objective of strengthening collaboration between ITU-T and other standards bodies.
3. Review the following base documents taking into account the relevant instructs of WTSA-12:
4. Review existing in place models for collaboration between ITU-T and other standards bodies and propose improvements to TSAG. Notably these are:
Recommendation ITU-T A.23 –
Guide for ITU-T and ISO/IEC JTC1 cooperation;
A Suppl. 3 –
IETF and ITU-T collaboration guidelines; and
WTSA-12 Resolution 7 –
Collaboration with the International Organization for Standardization and the International Electrotechnical Commission.
5. The meetings of the rapporteur group shall be paperless and shall make use of electronic working methods. If necessary, the rapporteur group may schedule a face to face meeting, which should be collocated back to back with Review Committee meetings.
, 6 June 2013] [
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TSAG sub-Rapporteur Group (of TSAG Rapporteur Group on “Strengthening Collaboration”) on Intra-ITU Collaboration and Coordination
1. This sub-rapporteur group on "Intra-ITU collaboration and coordination" is established in accordance with the decision of the first TSAG meeting held in Geneva, 4-7 June 2013 (Doc. TSAG – R 1) to examine existing methods and approaches to collaboration and/or cooperation with other sectors, with the view to encouraging ITU-T to work more collaboratively and/or cooperatively in a reciprocal manner based on mutual respect in accordance with Resolution 57 of the World Telecommunication Standards Assembly (Dubai, 2012).
2. The sub-rapporteur group shall, through TSAG, establish and maintain a close relationship with the RAG and TDAG in order to develop synergies with the objective of strengthening coordination and cooperation among the three ITU Sectors on matters of mutual interest.
3. Consideration of current situation with coordination activities between three Sectors, or, bilaterally, on subjects common to ITU T and either ITU R or ITU D.
4. Review of the following base documents in the area of intersectoral collaboration and coordination taking into account the relevant instructs of WTSA-12, if any:
WTSA-12 Resolution 57 –
Strengthening coordination and cooperation among the three ITU Sectors on matters of mutual interest;
WTSA-12 Resolution 1 –
Rules of procedure of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector
Recommendation ITU-T A.1 –
Work methods for study groups of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Sector;
5. The meetings of the sub-rapporteur group shall be paperless and shall make use of electronic working methods. If necessary, the sub-rapporteur group may schedule a face to face meeting, which should be collocated back to back with TSAG or the TSAG Rapporteur Group on Strengthening Collaboration meetings.
, 17-20 June 2014 ] [
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TSAG Rapporteur Group on Strategic and Operational Plan
Terms of Reference: o provide appropriate input for consideration of the Council Working Group for the elaboration of the draft strategic plan.
TSAG Report #1
, 4-7 June 2013 ] [
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TSAG Rapporteur Group on Working Methods
1. To solicit comments from all categories of members on the existing working methods (including electronic working methods but excluding collaboration and cooperation with other standards organizations).
2. To examine the existing working methods described in WTSA-12 Resolution 1 and in the relevant ITU-T A-series Recommendations (Organization of the work of ITU-T), especially the following Recommendations:
- Recommendation ITU-T A.1;
- Recommendation ITU-T A.7;
- Recommendation ITU-T A.8;
- Recommendation ITU-T A.13,
and propose to TSAG any changes (excluding collaboration and cooperation with other standards organizations) for the improvement of those working methods, with an eye towards presenting those proposals to WTSA-16.
3. To propose to TSAG a draft set of best practices for handling remote participation to ITU T meetings, taking into account PP10 Resolution 167 and the relevant decisions of the ITU Council, and liaising if necessary with RAG and TDAG.
4. The rapporteur group shall operate in English.
5. The meetings of the rapporteur group shall be paperless and shall make use of electronic working methods.
6. The rapporteur group will normally not meet at the same time as another rapporteur group.
7. The rapporteur group shall meet during TSAG and, if necessary, shall schedule additional meetings between TSAG meetings. Those additional meetings should normally be held electronically. If necessary, the rapporteur group may schedule a face to face meeting which shall not exceed three working days and which should be collocated back to back with Review Committee meetings or other Rapporteur group meetings as much as possible.
, 17-20 June 2014] [Back to top
TSAG Rapporteur Group on Work Programme and Study Group Structure
The TSAG Rapporteur Group on work programme and study group structure is tasked to develop the detailed study group structure for the 2017-2020 study period. Based on the inputs from the study groups and proposals from the membership, and based on the restructuring principles developed by RevCom, the Rapporteur Group develops a report and proposal(s) to be submitted by TSAG to WTSA-16 on study group responsibilities, mandates and allocation of work to be defined in WTSA Resolution 2. The Rapporteur Group also develops a draft text of WTSA Resolution 2.
, 2-5 June 2015 ] [Back to top
TSAG Rapporteur Group on Standardization Strategy
In order to address the need for a strategic coordination function under the ITU-T, a function of standardization strategy is established as follows:
a. The creation of a Rapporteur Group of TSAG, to be named the "Rapporteur Group on Standardization Strategy" (RG-SS)
Terms of Reference
b. The new TSAG RG-SS should attract intensive industry participation in order to take account of latest technical trends and market needs.
c. CTO meetings could assist the RG-SS group in addressing strategic issues for the ITU-T Sector, and bring into the debates the views from the industry, as industry is the main component of ITU-T activities in the technical work. In practice, RG-SS could analyse the industry and markets trends, recommend future standardization directions and propose in accordance new topics for ITU-T, having in mind the need for cooperation with other SDOs and the scarce resources of ITU-T and its members.
d. RG-SS could liaise with relevant groups in other SDOs, as appropriate, inter alia to identify their relevant work.
e. RG-SS should meet frequently enough to address the rapid technological and market developments.
f. Discussions in RG-SS on procedural matters should be minimized.
g. RG-SS discussions should be focused on the substance of potential standardization topics.
h. This group should solicit and consider a wide range of inputs including, but not limited to, consultations, invited experts, etc., in order to address industry needs and emerging strategic topics.
The terms of reference for this Rapporteur Group are as follows, keeping in mind the objectives of the ITU-T Strategic Plan (Resolution 71, Busan, 2014):
a. Advise TSAG and SGs on standardisation strategies for the Sector by identifying the main technological trends, and market, economic and policy needs in the ITU-T's fields of activity. This may include, for example, conducting informal gap analysis, industry consultations and market enquiries, taking into account input and feedback from relevant groups inside ITU-T (such as the CTO group and Technology Watch) and outside ITU-T.
b. Develop standardization strategies to take account of the main technical trends, and market, economic and policy needs.
c. Identify possible topics and issues for consideration in ITU-T from the standardisation strategies.
d. To provide input via TSAG to relevant groups and assist, as appropriate, in the development of long-term strategic plans for the Sector.
e. RG-SS is open to participation from all ITU-T members. At the discretion of the Rapporteur, individual experts may be invited to join the meetings.
f. The TSB Director is invited to play an active advisory role in the RG, and in particular to provide the output of Technology Watch as instructed by WTSA Res. 66 (rev. Dubai, 2012) and of the chief technology officer (CTO) meetings that he organises in accordance with WTSA Res. 68 (Rev. Dubai, 2012).
g. RG-SS shall use e-meetings and/or collocate with existing meetings as much as possible.
TSAG Report #7
, 1-5 February 2016 ] [Back to top