GSC-13 Opening/Plenary Summary Report Art Reilly, GSC-13 Chair Nicole Butler, ATIS Staff Submission Date:July 15, 2008
Meeting Overview • 96 attendees • 66 input documents • 9 PSO Presentations: • ARIB, ATIS, CCSA, ETSI, ISACC, ITU, TIA, TTA, TTC • Discussion occurred regarding how GSC work can help with convergence and how the GSC participants can work together towards a common goal • Regional coordination is critical to the success of global coordination • Resources need to be well directed in order to maximize the benefits to standards development • Presentation of IPR Working Group agenda • Ten (10) High Interest Subject panel sessions
Meeting Overview (2) • High Interest Subjects (Panel Sessions) • Continuing Cooperation on IMT Standardization (ARIB) • Emergency Communications (TIA) • Security and Lawful Interception (TIA) • Identity Management and Identification Systems (ITU) • Healthcare ICT (ISACC) • IPTV (ATIS) • Intelligent Transportation Systems (TIA) • IP Over Broadband Access in Support of Convergence (TTA) • ICT and the Environment (TTC) • ICT Management & Operations (CCSA) • Information Sharing Subjects • Fora and Consortia (TTA)
GSC-12 Plenary Overview • Presentations • Presentation of GSC-12 Plenary Status Report (GSC13-PLEN-45) • Summary • TTC was thanked for their presentation of this report • It was noted that there were 25 output resolutions from GSC-12 • Three new High Interest Subjects were recommended for GSC-13
Continuing Cooperation on IMT Standardization (ARIB) • Presentations • Contributions GSC13-PLEN-13, -17, -29R2, -41, -60, -63, -64R1; (-42 for information) • Summary • Updates to the GSC-12 Resolution on IMT Standardization were recommended in order to include the current activities of 3GPP, ITU-T WP 5D and other SDOs. • The continuation of the IMT Task Force was endorsed in order to continue the information exchange with other organizations. This endorsement was accepted and the IMT Task Force will continue. • PSO’s were requested to review their regional activities on IMT Standardization and report on progress to GSC-14. The importance of cooperation on these topics was emphasized. • Resolution • A drafting group was charged with revising the Resolution regarding Continuing Cooperation on IMT Standardization starting with the baseline text contained in GSC13-PLEN-07 and -18.
Emergency Communications (TIA) • Presentations • Contributions GSC13-PLEN-09, -35, -58, -66 • Summary • It was noted that all stakeholders need to be involved in Emergency Communications, not just traditional telecommunications providers. • It will be important to continue to proactively support public stakeholder needs, and common operating procedures are going to become increasingly important. • Emergency Communications continues to be a hot topic around the world as a political and regulatory matter as well as a standardization matter. • It will be important to include Emergency Communications considerations from the beginning of development processes. • Resolution • A drafting group was charged with revising the Resolution regarding Emergency Communications starting with the baseline text contained in GSC13-PLEN-05.
Security and Lawful Interception (TIA) • Presentations • Contributions GSC13-PLEN-23, -30R1, -36; (-57 for information) • Summary • It is a challenge to provide Lawful Interception capabilities that meet ever expanding regulatory requirements while meeting and maintaining market needs and feasibility. • It is important to deliver standards to satisfy aggressive regulatory mandate target dates such that reliable implementations can be deployed per the given target date. • There is a lot of commonality in the Security and Lawful Interception work across organizations. • It will be important to monitor where this work overlaps with Identity Management and Cybersecurity and their related Resolutions. • Resolution • It was noted that there is no current proposed Resolution for this topic.
Identity Management and Identification Systems (ITU) • Presentations • Contributions GSC13-PLEN-08, -12, -37; (-54 for information) • Summary • It was proposed that Object Identifiers (OID) could be used in order to enable globally interoperable ID systems. • Discussion occurred regarding the inclusion of “OID” in the revised Resolution, and participants discussed whether “OID” was one possible technology solution. However, it was suggested that other options for interoperability should be considered. • It was recommended that PSOs should support ITU-T in studying the possibility of a global harmonized identity schema. • Resolution • A drafting group was charged with revising the Resolution regarding Identity Management starting with the baseline text contained in GSC13-PLEN-04. They were also to address the resolution on Network Aspects of Identifications Systems.
Healthcare ICT (ISACC) • Presentations • Contributions GSC13-PLEN-22, -27; (-27a1 for information) • Summary • It was noted that the healthcare industry tends to be fragmented which only provided opportunity for relatively low levels of automation. • It was noted that successful solutions will need to span a broad range of industry segments and government agencies. • Resolution • There is no new proposed Resolution for this topic at this time. Resolution 6 from GSC-12, Healthcare ICT Standards, was reaffirmed.
IPTV (ATIS) • Presentations • Contributions GSC13-PLEN-14, -21, -38, -51R1; -56 (-25 for information) • Summary • It is important to make global standards happen through collaboration, not competition among SDOa, and in today’s environment, national/regional standards need to be supersets of global standards. • Patents are expected to play an important role in the implementation of IPTV standards. • Contribution GSC13-PLEN-21, regarding IPTV patent issues, will also be addressed in the IPR Working Group. • It is important to continue to work cooperatively with external organizations, especially the ITU-T, on aligning efforts and work products. • Timely completion of deliverables to support early deployment of standardized IPTV is critical. • As new features and services are introduced using NGNs, more and more diverse players are active on the playing field and these efforts need to be coordinated. • Coordination will be important to all core concepts of IPTV; integration of fixed and mobile services will need to be addressed. • Resolution • The existing Resolution GSC12-07, IPTV Standards, was reaffirmed.
Intelligent Transportation Systems (TIA) • Presentations • Contributions GSC13-PLEN-16, -32, -49R1, -52 • Summary • Research is needed for the integration of wide-area technologies such as Global Navigation Satellite Systems and Cellular Communications Networks without relying on dedicated road-side infrastructure. • There are security, legal, and privacy issues that will need to be addressed for success. Convergence of standards activities will be key in addressing these issues. • Resolution • There is no plenary Resolution proposed to be addressed on Intelligent Transportation Systems.
IP Over Broadband Access in Support of Convergence (TTA) • Presentations • Contributions GSC13-PLEN-20; (-55 for information) • Summary • Activity has not begun on convergence in IP Over Broadband Access and the focus must now be shifted to cover convergence. • The use of IP should be encouraged, especially incorporating IPv6 into telecommunications services and operations such as NGN, USN and ITS. • There is a need to define the meaning of “seamless” in regards to convergence. • It is important to encourage PSOs to work together to stimulate the development of relevant standards. • Resolution • The existing Resolution GSC12-21, IP Over Broadband Accesses in Support of Convergence, was reaffirmed.
ICT and the Environment (TTC) • Presentations • Contributions GSC13-PLEN-03, -11R1, -19, -28, -39, -46R1, -53R1 • Summary • It was noted that current and future standards on ICT and the Environment need to incorporate concerns and feedback from electronics manufacturers, environmental groups, and electronics recyclers. • Standards are already playing a key role in ICT and environmental issues. • Data on metrics needs to be collected and this collected data needs to be managed and stored in a way that works globally. Use of international methodologies will be essential for development of standards. • There are no industry-wide operational policies, technical standards or performance matrices to consistently “quantify” conformity to, or levels of, being “Green.” • There is some caution needed with using the metrics provided by outside sources when they have not been fully validated. • Resolution • The following contributions were presented as baseline text for new proposed Resolutions: GSC13-PLEN-46R1, -06, and -48. Drafting groups were charged with continuing these drafting efforts.
ICT Management & Operations (CCSA) • Presentations • Contributions GSC13-PLEN-10, -24, -40 • Summary • Cultural barriers occur among PSOs and forums responsible for the management of communication and IT technologies and there is a need for a better understanding of the convergence of communication and IT technologies. • The importance of a single ICT Definition and complete ICT Management was emphasized. • Given limited and distributed resources, selecting essential standards gaps to work on with maximum industry/member benefit, and coordinating across the many forums is a challenge. • Resolution • A drafting group was charged with creating a Resolution regarding ICT Management and Operations starting with the baseline text contained in GSC13-PLEN-67.
Resolutions • Output Resolutions • Revision of Continuing Cooperation on IMT Standards - GSC-13/01 • Revision of Emergency Communications - GSC-13/02 • Revision of Network Aspects of Identification Systems - GSC-13/03 • Revision of Identity Management - GSC-13/04 • Reaffirmation of Healthcare ICT Standards - GSC-13/05 • Reaffirmation of IPTV Standards - GSC-13/06 • Reaffirmation of IP over Broadband Accesses in Support of Convergence - GSC-13/07 • New Resolution of ICT and the Environment - GSC-13/08 • New Resolution of ICT Management and Operations - GSC-13/09
Task Force Report • The GSC ITS Task Force Chair presented GSC13-PLEN-50 • Continued facilitation of collaboration in key areas (VSC, ASN, SSR) has occurred. • The need to avoid conflicting standards was noted. • The Task Force proposes that GSC-13 endorse the continuation of the ITS Task Force in order to: • Serve as a coordination point for global standardization activities and further the recommendations noted in its report to GSC-12. • Continue coordination efforts by holding a meeting between relevant groups to establish a common architecture and improve understanding of existing scopes of work. • The Task Force also requests the GSC PSOs: • Review their national/regional activities in each of the topic areas and report on progress at the next GSC meeting. • The continuation of this Task Force was approved, and Resolution items will be addressed in the GRSC. The Task Force will also provide a brief report to the closing plenary as needed.
Summary • The Chair noted that the multitude of contributions into GSC-13 is a symbol of the convergence in this group. • The Chair noted tremendous progress on technical areas across all the High Interest Subjects. • Participants were commended for their work on global standards. • Significant conversation occurred on the application of these global standards. • The Chair noted his thanks to all for their participation and cooperation. • The final agenda for this meeting, including all associated documents, is contained in GSC13-PLEN-01R3.