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Study Group 13 November 2013 Meeting in Kampala, Uganda

posted Nov 25, 2013, 3:14 AM by Patrick Poullie   [ updated Jul 21, 2014, 7:44 AM by Corinna Schmitt ]
A member of the UZH delegation (coordinator of SmartenIT) attended the ITU-T SG13 meeting in Kampala, Uganda to contribute to the development of ITU recommendation Y.FNsocioeconomic, which is aimed at “Socio-economic Assessment of Future Networks by Tussle Analysis”. The development of this document stems from efforts of the SESERV project, which initiated the development of the document within ITU-T’s Q21/13 in 2011. The document that is now developed within ITU-T’s Q16/13 addresses “Environmental and socio-economic sustainability in future networks and early realization of FN”.

The version of Y.FNsocioeconomic that was contributed by UZH to the meeting saw increased comprehensibility achieved by condensing of text. The proposed changes, which also included definitions and references, were well received by the meeting participants. In the course of the meeting, key parts of the document, such as title and scope, were improved. Due to these valuable changes, which were applied before and during the meeting, the document is expected to reach consensus mid of next year.

The next editorial iteration for Y.FNsocioecomic will happen during the SG13 Rapporteur meeting in February 2013. The UZH delegation will provide contributions to this iteration that are to be developed in the framework of SmartenIT´s socio-economic research facet and evaluates potential to channel technical SmartenIT research to ITU-T recommendations as well.