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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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StandarDays,25 & 26 March 2014, CEN-CENELEC Management Centre, Avenue Marnix 17, 1000 Brussels

StandarDays give a clear and structured overview of the European Standardization System, of the CEN and CENELEC products and processes, as well as the benefits of involvement to potential stakeholders..

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Sector Forum Energy Management,03 April 2014, CEN-CENELEC Management Centre, Avenue Marnix 17, 1000 Brussels

Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency was adopted in October 2012. The Directive establishes a common framework of measures in order to ensure the achievement of the EU’s 2020 energy efficiency target of 20% and paves the way for further energy efficiency improvements beyond that date.

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Guest Lecture at Amity Instt. of Telecom Engg. & Management, Amity University on M2M Communication, 21st March 2014











SESEI was invited to give a guest lecture on M2M at Amity Institute of Telecom Engg. & Management, Amity University. Audiences were being comprised of Professors, B.Tech and MBA students from Telecom and IT.
SESEI took this opportunity to present a) What are standards & why are they important? b)M2M background c) ETSI M2M => Smart M2M and d) oneM2M Partnership Project. Presentation was followed by an interactive Q&A from the audiences.

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India-European dialogue on ICT standards & Emerging Technologies”, to be held on 13 March 2014 at Le Meridien, New Delhi and a focused half –day Workshop on “Security and Energy Efficiency” on 14th March 2014











With the aim to bring forward the critical issues and challenges being faced by the industry and apprise all about the future technologies on the anvil, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), along with its Seconded European Standards Expert in India (SESEI), Industry, Association and Administration is organizing a Conference on “Indo-European Dialogue on ICT Standards & Emerging Technologies”, on 13 March 2014 at Le Meridien, New Delhi and a focused half-day Workshop on “Security and Energy Efficiency” on 14th March 2014.

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PTCIF Annual Conference: Challenges in Telecom: ‘Network and IT Security Management’ 21st February 2014










SESEI was invited to be a keynote speaker at the PTCIF organized event themed ‘Challenges in Telecom’ held on 21 February 2014, New Delhi. SESEI addressed the gathering on the growing need of securing ICT systems. The key points of his address are;

- In a world where mobile connectivity and digital communication have become part of our everyday life, privacy, data protection and cybersecurity issues becomes extremely essential.

- ETSI has developed a unique expertise in standardizing secure communication technologies, building in encryption techniques and fraud prevention mechanisms.

- ETSI’s standardization activities cover a broad spectrum of security issues, from lawful interception (LI) to algorithms, from electronic signatures to smart cards, and they relate to every aspect of ICT. In addition, ETSI is working towards the establishment of effective telecommunications systems to protect citizens in an emergency and on security issues in Next Generation Networks, Machine to Machine, Intelligent Transport Systems and Quantum Cryptography among others.

Business Session on European Standards, Policy & Regulations for Indian Exports at FIEO: 17-02-2014











SESEI was invited by the FIEO (Federation of Indian Export Organizations) to give a talk and make a presentation on the European Standards, Policy & Regulations for Indian Exporters. SESEI as key speaker at the session covered European Standards, Policy & Regulations and through this presentation provided a comprehensive view of the European Standards, policy and legislation. Also used this opportunity for clarifying issues concerning regulatory and policy environment and the Trade barriers. SESEI plans to maintain a continuous dialogue with FIEO for such activities in future.

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India m2m forum 2014, 14th February 2014











SESEI was invited to participate as a speaker in the panel discussion/session on ‘Standards Development for M2M’ during the event of India M2M Forum 2014 as organized by

This event gave an opportunity to present before the gathering “Importance of standards in M2M” and the need to have globally harmonized open standards in M2M.

SESEI discussed and presented the latest standardization work being developed at ETSI, and in the oneM2M partnership project. SESEI also urged the Indian standardization community and Ministry to join OneM2M as soon as possible for actively participate in this global M2M development initiative. SESEI will continue to work towards spreading information and awareness on ETSI’s M2M standards.

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9th ETSI Security Workshop”, Sophia Antipolis, France 15 – 16 January 2014

This annual ETSI Security Workshop has built a reputation of being a premier event on Security. It brings together the latest from those developing International Standards and security experts to discuss recent developments, share knowledge, identify gaps and co-ordinate on future actions and work areas.

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6th ETSI ITS Workshop, Berlin, Germany, 12-13 February 2014

The 6th ETSI Workshop on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) is scheduled for 12-13 February 2014. The event, kindly hosted by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (DE) will take place in the city of Berlin, Germany.

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India Visit of Mr. Joachim Koss, ETSI Board Member, 5th – 7th December 2013

India Visit of Mr. Joachim Koss, ETSI Board Member, 5th – 7th December 2013










On the occasion of India Telecom 2013, an annual event hosted by the Ministry of Communications & IT and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry [FICCI] from 5th to 7th December 2013, Mr. Joachim Koss, Director Standardization M2M, Gemalto & ETSI Board Member was invited to present and deliberate ETSI view and work in the field of standardization during the session on “M2M Standardization , Smart Cities and Internet of Things”.

On 5th December 2013, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, inaugurated the “India Telecom 2013”, at Vigyaan Bhavan, New Delhi. This year the theme of the show was “From Internet of People to Internet of Things”. Mr. Koss along with SESEI attended the inaugural ceremony, which provided Mr. Koss an opportunity to meet with many Government and Industry representatives associated with M2M and ICT. Following up the inaugural session, the conference kick started with Mr. Joachim Koss participation in the Session I panel: “Realizing the benefits of M2M, Smart Cities and The Internet of Things”. The session was chaired by Mr. M.F. Farooqui, Secretary, Department of Telecommunications, Government of india (GoI) and moderated by Mr. R M Agarwal, DDG (NT), Department of Telecommunications. Mr. Koss gave an update on ETSI’s M2M activities and the recent establishment of the OneM2M Partnership Project, an initiative supported worldwide by different regional standardization communities and presented an overview of its work program. Session had a good deliberation around the list of questions/clarification compiled by Department of Telecom after reviewing the feedback/response submitted by Industry towards the open consultation Questionnaire – M2M communication in India of DoT, launched in September 2013. Mr. Koss also attended the Session II on “Enabling policy framework for next phase of telecom revolution” and found the deliberation between the Policy maker, academia and Industry association extremely interesting.

On 6th December 2013, SESEI arranged a meeting with Mr. R. M. Agarwal, DDG (NT), Department of Telecommunications, GoI to have detailed discussions on the M2M Standards and to assess how India could participate in global initiatives such as the oneM2M project. Mr. Koss further highlighted the progress made by oneM2M project and advised DoT to study all the work done by this oneM2M project and wait for the closure of M2M Architecture expected to be released by Mid of next year. During this meeting Project SESEI was also introduced highlighting ETSI’s local presence in India as SESEI and updated the participants on its progress made. Meeting was attended by Director (NT), DoT, DDG (S&D) from Telecommunication Engineering Center (TEC) with their team members responsible and working on this subject of M2M in India. A lot of queries raised and answered by both Mr. Koss and Mr. Sharma. SESEI assured all its support on this subject being available locally. Meeting ended with a very positive note from DDG (NT).

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