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StandarDays in 2017

on 20 and 21 April in Brussels

Newcomers will discover the world of European standardization and all participants will understand how standardization works. During StandarDays, you’ll receive a clear and structured overview of the European Standardization System and of our (CEN and CENELEC) products and processes, as well as the benefits of stakeholder involvement.

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Webinar – Radio Equipment Directive: How do ETSI’s Harmonised Standards assist?

On 27 APRIL 2017

Since 13 June 2016, European Union Member States applied new rules for placing radio equipment on the European market and putting them into service.

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ETSI Summit on 5G Network Infrastructure

On 6 APRIL 2017

Our industry is buzzing with excitement about 5G. We have read the requirements, both high-level and more detailed. We have pored over the numerous white papers. Standardization plans have been carefully set and work is already progressing.

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From research projects to standardization deliverables

On 10 April 2017

This Webinar will give an overview of the different standardization activities European research projects can undertake and explain how research results can feed the work programmes of Technical Committees or lead to the establishment of a Workshop Agreement.

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Cinema Mezzanine Plugfest 3


The adoption of the Digital Cinema projection has opened new opportunities for the distribution of films. The digitization of commercial film collections and film heritage is developing rapidly.

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NG112 Emergency Communications Plugtests #2


ETSI in cooperation with the European Emergency Number Association (EENA) is organizing the second emergency communications interoperability Plugtests™ event to be held in Europe with the support of ETSI SC EMTEL.

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India Smart Grid Week (ISGW) 2017

From 07 – 10 March 2017 at Manekshaw Center, New Delhi, India

India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) is pleased to announce India Smart Grid Week (ISGW) 2017 scheduled from 8 – 10 March, 2017 at Manekshaw Center,Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi, India. Third edition of ISGW is planned as a Conference cum Exhibition that will bring together India’s leading Electricity Utilities, Policy Makers, Regulators, Investors and world’s top-notch Smart Grid Experts and Researchers to discuss trends, share best practices and showcase next generation technologies and products in smart grid area

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Energy storage in the Energy Union: The standards we need

On 8 March 2017

Energy security and sustainability are key priorities in the process of transforming the energy systems across the EU. There is a need for flexibility and adaptability and new energy market designs reflecting the contribution of strengthened interconnections, of smarter energy grids, demand management and energy storage.

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Latest changes in Internal Regulations Parts 2 & 3

On 10 March 2017

The Internal Regulations lay down the official rules of the Standardization systems of CEN and CENELEC. Part 2 covers the common rules for Standards Work and Part 3 gives the principles and rules for the structure and drafting of CEN-CENELEC documents. In this Webinar we will go through the changes brought about by the new 2017 editions of these two Internal Regulations.

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Intellectual Property (IP) and standardization in Horizon 2020

On 14 March 2017

European IPR Helpdesk and CEN-CENELEC warmly invite you to join our networking event “IP and Coffee”.

This webinar aims to give you a basic understanding of:

  • how to properly deal with Intellectual Property (IP) issues and learn about common pitfalls and IP challenges in Horizon 2020
  • European standardization and how standardization can be addressed successfully in Horizon 2020 project proposals

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Stakeholder workshop on functional safety & cybersecurity

On 16 March 2017

Ensuring the safety and security of equipment, systems and data is now a vital challenge for all industry sectors because of digitization.

European industry stakeholders are facing real issues to safeguard the integrity and functional safety of their activities, including:

  • proliferation of different national market conditions;
  • bewildering choice of competitive cyber solutions;
  • selecting optimum standardization solutions for their specific needs, including international options.

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Document exchange & collaboration between TCs & CCMC

On 24 March 2017

In this webinar, we will explore the role of the CCMC Editor in Standards development. In particular we will cover the ways the Editors collaborate with Technical Bodies throughout the editing process. We look forward to hearing your feedback and welcome any suggestions you may have to improve our working relationships.

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From 23 JAN – 03 FEB 2017 at LEGANES (MADRID),SPAIN

ETSI Centre for Testing and Interoperability will be organizing its first NFV PlugtestsTM event on 23 January to 3 February 2017,hosted by 5TONIC Laboratory in Leganes, near Madrid, Spain.

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ITS Cooperative Mobility Services Event 6

From 06-10 FEBRUARY 2017 at MILPITAS, USA

ETSI, in partnership with ERTICO, are pleased to invite you to the Cooperative Mobility Services Plugtests™ event which will take place from 6th to 10th February 2017. This event will be hosted by Open Lab Alliance at the CETECOM Test Lab, Milpitas, US.

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Unleash the full potential of European Standards for the 21st century

On 7 February 2017 at Brussels, European Parliament, Member Salon

This event offers a unique opportunity for an open discussion on some key challenges for European Standardization included in the European Commission Communication like the need for a single coherent approach towards standardization from European Institutions in support of global competitiveness of European industry, including SMEs, and protection and welfare of citizens.

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IoT India Expo 2017

From 8 – 10 FEBRUARY 2017 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India

Internet of Things (IoT) will revolutionize, transform & create business opportunities for industries to become connected to an extent that has never been possible before. The Internet of Things is creating a new world, a quantifiable and measureable world, where people and businesses can manage their assets in better informed ways.

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Standardization for Services

On 9 December 2016

Understand the added value of service standardization and discover CEN Guide 15 on Service Standardization and how it can be used to help you define new projects and develop standards in the area of services.

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Smart Metering in Europe: standardization, exchange of experiences in roll-outs and the way forward

On 7 December 2016 at Brussels – CEN-CENELEC Meeting Centre

To achieve the ambitions regarding environment (CO2), energy efficiency and renewables, European Member States need to consolidate efforts to drive transformation of Europe’s utility networks to become smarter and efficient. Utility companies across Europe face the prospect of meeting the EU’s goal of replacing at least 80% of electricity meters with smart meters by 2020 wherever it is cost-effective to do so.

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The ETSI Seminar


The ETSI Seminar is run twice a year (June and December), to provide an intensive course on ETSI, its organization,structure,ways of working and related subjects.

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53 Shades of RE-D: Six months to go


Following on from the workshop 53 shades of RE-D: how to place compliant radio equipment on the European market on 4 November 2015,ETSI,RED CA and ADCO RED are pleased to announce the workshop “53 shades of RE-D: 6 months to go. How to place compliant radio equipment on the European market”.

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“Standardization for Smart Grids and Metering in China and India. State of play and perspectives”

On Friday,25th November 2016 at Brussels, CEN-CENELEC Meeting Centre

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CEN and CENELEC are taking the opportunity of the presence of both experts in Europe to organize a one-day workshop on “Standardization for Smart Grids and Metering in China and India. State of play and perspectives” Mr Dinesh CHAND SHARMA, in India (SESEI), can cater to your needs and boost your business in India? Some European stakeholders have already taken advantage from their support and benefited from their knowledge and network.


The development and deployment of Smart Grids in India are carried out through India Smart Grid Task Force (ISGTF) and India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF), which has been under the aegis of the Ministry of Power (MoP) for the past three years. Already 14 Smart Grid Pilots are rolled out in Indian states. A National Mission on Electric Mobility (NMEM) is also put in place with a target of 6-7 million Electric Vehicles. India has a dedicated ministry for New and Renewable Energy, which has put the Ambitious target of adding 175 GW of renewable generation capacity and 60 GW of wind power in it by 2022, launching the Grid Connected Rooftop and Small Solar Power Plants Programme. With all of this Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is also catching up on standardization work in the area of Smart Energy. BIS has already released AC direct connected watt-hour smart meter, data exchange protocol of smart meter and currently working on formulating standards for Panel Meter, transformer-operated smart meter, power system cyber security etc. During the workshop, Mr Dinesh CHAND SHARMA will share insights into the Indian Policy and Standardization landscapes around Smart Energy covering Grid Modernization efforts by the Government of India, Smart Grid Pilots, the role of renewables and the status of standards around LVDC, Smart Grid and Smart Metering.

Objectives of the workshop
receive first-hand intelligence about the latest standardization developments in the field of Smart Grids and Smart Metering in India
benchmark these developments with European activities in these domains, in the presence of prominent experts from the CEN and CENELEC networks
express your potential needs and concerns regarding smart grids and smart metering standardization in India, to trigger future actions in the context of the SESEI projects
ask any question you may have to Mr Dinesh Chand SHARMA (SESEI), and get precious insights into the articulation between standards and market access in India

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ETSI Security Week

The 2016 ETSI Security Week will take place in Sophia Antipolis, France on 13-17 June 2016.

Now in its second year, the ETSI security week will consist of an IoT Security Workshop running from Monday 13 to Wednesday 15 June 2016 followed by theETSI Technical Committee CYBER plenary meeting taking place from 15 to 17 June 2016 and the hosted AIOTI Workshop on 16 June.

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The ETSI Seminar

From 20-21 June 2016 at SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, FRANCE

The ETSI Seminar is run twice a year (June and December), to provide an intensive course on ETSI, its organization, structure, ways of working and related subjects. It is targeted at those who are new to ETSI or those who need to develop a deeper understanding of how to work effectively in ETSI.

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How European standardization experts in China and India support European industry

At Brussels, CEN-CENELEC Meeting Centre on 24 June 2016

Programme: draft programme is now available (pdf format)

Find out how the seconded European standardization experts in China and India (SESEC and SESEI) support European industries. The seconded European standardization experts: Mrs Betty XU, in China (SESEC) and Mr Dinesh CHAND SHARMA, in India (SESEI) will offer you privileged insights into the current Chinese and Indian policy and standardization landscapes. Through concrete case studies, where they have played a key role, you will learn how they support European industries and stakeholders’ interests in China and India and understand the value they offer. The workshop will also provide a platform for feedback and guidance on future orientation of these projects.

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Standards for digital transformation – New challenges for a new environment

At The Hotel – Brussels, Belgium, on 29 June 2016

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Digital is set to revolutionize the world. Industries and enterprises have always adapted to changes in the market. But digital transformation presents a new set of challenges that require novel approaches to integrate new technologies including internet of things, cloud computing, cybersecurity and big data. Engage and learn how senior level executives are making the digital shift in the energymanufacturing and transport sectors.

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Small Cell LTE Plugfest 2016

From 27 June to 08 July 2016, hosted by the Telecom Italia Lab in Naples, Italy.

The Small Cell Forum, in partnership with ETSI, is organizing the Small Cell LTE Plugfest 2016 from 27 June to 08 July 2016, hosted by the Telecom Italia Lab in Naples, Italy. The 4th Small Cell LTE Plugfest will offer on-site and remote test sessions where vendors will be able to assess the level of interoperability of their implementations and verify the correct interpretation of 3GPP and other base specifications.

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How the European Standardization Experts in India support European Industries

CEN and CENELEC are taking the opportunity of the presence of both experts in Europe to organize a one-day workshop on: “How the European Standardization Experts in China and India support European Industries” under the Chairmanship of Mr Wim DE KESEL, CENELEC Vice-President Policy on Friday 24 June 2016 at 09.00 in the CEN-CENELEC Meeting Centre, Avenue Marnix 17, 1000 Brussels

6TiSCH Plugtests – 17-19 July 2015

ETSI is organising the 1st (IPv6 over the Timeslotted Channel Hopping mode of IEEE 802.15.4e) Plugtests™ in Prague, Czech Republic from 17 to 19 July 2015 with the support of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) 6TiSCH Working Group and the H2020 Festival project. This event will be co-located with the 93rd IETF meeting (20 – 24 July 2015). The 6TiSCH Plugtests™ event will focus on assessing the interoperability of different implementations based on the draft-ietf-6tisch-minimal specification.

National Summit on Smart Cities- India 2015 – 11th September 2015

Shangri-La, New Delhi: Bharat Exhibitions has taken the lead in bringing together the stakeholders to discuss the roadmap to implement the Honourable Prime Minister’s vision in developing 100 Smart Cities in India. This premium business event – National Summit on 100 Smart Cities India 2015 is scheduled to take place on 11th September 2015 at Shangri-La, New Delhi. The event will focus on the various aspects of a smart city including urban development, power, energy, transport, technology, green building, network & communication technology, etc. The one day summit is being endorsed by CEN, CENELEC and ETSI.

oneM2M Interop – 14-16 September 2015

ETSI and TTA are pleased to announce the first oneM2M Interop event that will be held from the 14 to 16 September in the ETSI premises, in Sophia Antipolis, France. This event will be co-located with the oneM2M Technical Plenary #19 meeting (07-11 September 2015).

The purpose of this event is to verify the primitive’s interoperability as defined in the oneM2M standards and to check end-to-end functionality on oneM2M interfaces Mca (Application Entity – Common Service Entity) and Mcc (Common Service Entity – Common Service Entity).

3rd ETSI/IQC Workshop on Quantum-Safe Cryptography – 5-7 October 2015

This 3rd ETSI/IQC workshop on Quantum-Safe Cryptograph, aims at verifying on the one hand some of the ideas arisen in various discussions on the ETSI QSC White Paper and in particular to identify further development in the area of QSC as well as its practical application. Here the most recent requirements from industry and administrations, but also potential solutions stemming from the most recent research will be presented during this workshop.

Standards and Regulations – 09 October 2015

Legislation is mandatory, set by public bodies and is accompanied by sanctions for non-compliance. As market-based tools, on the other hand, standards are developed for and by all interested parties, their use is voluntary and they are taken up when the market needs them. This webinar will explain how standards can support regulation, what are the specificities of the links between standards and regulation at European level.

ETSI NFV PoC ZONE 2015 @ SDN & OpenFlow World Congress – 13-16 October 2015

Following the great success of the first ETSI NFV PoC ZONE during SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in 2014, ETSI has partnered again with Layer123 and is pleased to announce its second edition during the next SDN & OpenFlow World Congress, taking place on 13-16 October 2015 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The ETSI NFV PoC ZONE is an area within the World Congress Exhibition dedicated to the demonstration of Network Function Virtualisation Proofs of Concept (NFV PoCs) accepted by ETSI NFV ISG.

Workshop on Telecommunication Quality beyond 2015 – 21-22 October 2015

ETSI TC STQ is organising a workshop on “Telecommunication Quality beyond 2015″. The event, hosted by A1 Telekom Austria, will take place in Vienna, Austria, on 21-22 October 2015. TC STQ is responsible for standardization relating to terminals and networks for speech and media quality, end-to-end single media and multimedia transmission performance, Quality of Service (QoS) parameters for networks and services and Quality of Experience (QoE) descriptors and methods.

This workshop on “Telecommunication Quality beyond 2015″ aims at connecting experts working in this area and providing them the opportunity to present their work and share their experiences.

2nd Indo-European Dialogue on ICT Standards & Emerging Technologies – 4 November 2015

The event will present the audience with an overview of the major key ETSI standardization work areas and in parallel set the scene on what is being achieved in India on those specific areas. The agenda will take us through the latest standardization developments in the areas of Machine to Machine (M2M), Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), future mobile technologies (5G) just to name a few. The detailed discussions, sharing of knowledge and best practices between the ETSI/European ICT experts and the Indian ICT community will create synergies and open new venues for collaboration to happen.

Indo-European Dialogue on ICT Standards & Emerging Technologies – 4th November 2015

  1. In view of the resounding success and positive feedback of its first event held on 13-14 March 2014 in India, ETSI organized the 2nd edition of the “Indo-European dialogue on ICT standards & Emerging Technologies”, on November 4th 2015 in New Delhi. The event was organized under the scope of Project SESEI for bridging the ICT Indo European dialogue and in particular for bringing forward and promoting ETSI’s work and ongoing activities within the Indian standardization community and its actors. The event was held back to back with the 2nd EU-INDIA Co-Operation on ICT Standards Project ( workshop which took place on the 5thNov
  2. ETSI once again brought together technical experts from its community and Indian stakeholders for sharing and learning from each other. Strengthening the existing dialogue further in key ICT standardization areas and by hearing from the Indian perspective, their specific requirements and specifications which will help us bridging the two regions even more and create a true long lasting Indo-European dialogue and relationship. This event represented another opportunity to provide stakeholders with an update of present and future ETSI standardization activities and to trigger dialogue with Indian stakeholders for assessing where potential standardization gaps can be bridged and where new venues for collaboration can be established. In summary, maintaining this dialogue strengthens 1) ETSI’s image in India as the privileged ICT SDO to collaborate with, 2) the creation of new venues for collaboration and 3) the relations with local partners and members.
  3. Event Programme and side meetings: the topics identified for this 2nd dialogue were consistent and in-line with key ongoing ICT trends and policy initiatives/needs for India and Europe. Event was inaugurated by H.E. Tomasz Kozlowski, Ambassador designate and Head of Delegation of the European Union to India, and Shri Rakesh Garg, IAS, Chairman TC & Secretary (T), DOT, Ministry of Communications & IT, Govt. of India along with Mr. Luis Jorge Romero, Director General – European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), Mr. Rajan Mathews, Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), Dr. Asok Chatterjee, Director General, Telecom Standards Development Society India (TSDSI), Prof Sandip S Inamdar, Chairman, R&D Committee, Global ICT Standardisation Forum for India (GISFI) and Mr. T.V. Ramachandran, Chairman Telecom Sector Council, European Business Group. The conference presented the audience with an overview of the following themes while covering the European and Indian perspectives:
    1. Smart City enablers (Internet of Things, Smart Appliances and Machine to Machine)
    2. 5G enablers (Network Functions Virtualization, Spectrum choices for the future and Mobile Edge Computing)
    3. Societal enablers (Cyber Security, Lawful Intercept, 3GPP/Telecom Security and Privacy & Trust)

    Presentations are available here:

  4. The conference was attended by over 210 participants, representing the gamut of Indian ICT stakeholders i.e. Indian Standardization Bodies, senior officials from Ministry of Communications and IT, BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards), Telecom, SP/NLD (Internet Service Provider/National Long Distance) Operator community, IT and Telecom Equipment Vendors, Telecom, Industry Association and Academicians associated with standards and Technology.

    The European representation consisted of ETSI delegation, EU & EFTA Country Embassies representation / concerned officials and Delegation of the European Union to India.
  5. SESEI Role: SESEI has been closely following the progress of standards development activities in India, including challenges and issues of the ICT sector. SESEI along with ETSI identified a suitable timelines to schedule conference to present the most recent standardization work and new technologies being worked at ETSI including Security work at 3GPP. SESEI maintained dialogue with ETSI and the Indian ICT Community to identify topics, themes and issues to be taken up during this two day conference and workshop. In coordination of ETSI, identified topics, sub-topics, Indian speakers, extending invitation to Indian speakers and personally ensuring their availability. Defined the progamme flow, background papers for each session and played the role of master of entire activities, ceremonies during the Conference and Workshop.
  6. The event was highly successful and appreciated amongst both Indian and European ICT Communities, Ministry of Communications & IT, Vendors and operator community equally. Topics, themes, selection of speakers, flow of the event received positive comments and observation from delegates as well as speakers. Above all, the event was a constructive and positive milestone towards re-affirming the dialogue between Europe and India on ICT Standards and ETSI’s image in India.
  7. Take-aways & Follow-up for SESEI/ETSI: The event provided an opportunity not only to present ETSI’s standards activities but was also instrumental for understanding where India stands in these different areas presented and what are the Indian requirements. The summarization of the event and follow-up action items emerging post the discussions held at the event are;
    1. Working together is the right way forward, Project SESEI is instrumental connecting the two regions SDOs and associated activities
    2. Security is essential, let’s work and address it together
    3. Work on Standards through TSDSI has progressed well: continue positioning India in the global space by participation, and contribution and working together.
    4. ICT sector needs global standards and India, being the 2nd largest market for the ICT sector, needs to position itself as a global player
    5. Topics such as 5G, NFV/SDN, M2M/IoT, Mobile Edge Computing etc. are the topics of mutual interest and cooperation shall continue through Project SESEI and other existing agreements in place.