Interactive Training Session for Project Officers in DG InfSo:

How can Project Officers benefit from the achievements & deliverables of the COPRAS project

Date: 15 February 2006;14.00 to 17.00

Venue: Brussels, 31 Avenue de Beaulieu, room 0/34 


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# Start Title presentation  Proposed speaker/moderator
1 14:00  Welcome & introduction  Mr. Peter Wintlev-Jensen, European Commission
14:10  The ICT standardization landscape – European and worldwide  Mr. John Ketchell, Director Pre-standards, CEN
14:30 Different ways and aspects of cooperation between research projects and standards organizations Mr. Scott Hansen, The Open Group 
14:50  An overview of COPRAS experiences & results, and how they help Project Officers in their work Mr. Bart Brusse, COPRAS Project Manager 
  15:15  Coffee break 
15:45  Analyzing contributions to standardization made by projects so far: conclusions for mapping standardization with IST research in the near future & recommendations for FP7 Prof. Tatiana Kovacikova, University of Zilena, Slovakia
16:10 The generic Guidelines platform: how COPRAS intends ensuring its main achievements will continue to support IST projects and Project officers in the (near) future Mr. Rigo Wenning, W3C
16:30  Discussion with Project Officers: evaluating the usefulness ofCOPRAS so far, and addressing how best to support projects and Project Officers in future Calls and Framework Programmes Mr. John Ketchell, Director Pre-standards, CEN 


About the speakers: 


John Ketchell was appointed Director of CEN's Information Society Standardization System (ISSS) on 1 July 1997, created as a focal point for standards-related activities in this area, including open Workshops reaching consensus on technologies and self-regulation issues.  Previously, he was responsible for external coordination activities within the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), where he was also responsible for the secretariat of a High-Level Task Force and subsequent arrangements concerning the reorganization of the Institute’s activities.  He was the Secretary to the European Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Standards Board (ICTSB) from its inception.  An economist and linguist, John's previous career was in the United Kingdom public administration, with a marked bias towards European Union matters, including the regulatory and standards aspects of radio communications. 


Scott Hansen, Director of European Projects at The Open Group, has over the last 10 years been project coordinator for several European Commission projects in the IST, DG-Enterprise, and EuropeAid programmes. Mr. Hansen coordinates the collaborative efforts towards standardisation amongst The Open Group’s members in Europe, as well as with many other European industrial organisations, standards bodies, and industry consortia. He has set-up and managed European groupings addressing a range of standardisation areas including system software, software process improvement, retail automation, and IT procurement. Prior to joining The Open Group, he held positions as Managing Director for the European subsidiaries of both European and US-based IT companies. Mr. Hansen holds degrees in computer science, business management and industrial engineering, and has more than 25 years experience working in both large multi-national organisations as well as smaller IT start-ups.


Bart Brusse is active as an independent consultant in digital media and ICT standards development since 2000. He has worked with operators in several European countries on the development of digital TV services, and carried out a number of projects focusing on further standardization in this area, together with organisations such as the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI),and the Digital Video Broadcasting project (DVB). Since 2004 he is managing COPRAS, the Cooperation Platform for Research and Standards, a support action project in the European 6th Framework Programme on behalf of CEN. Before he started his own company, ConTeSt consultancy, Bart Brusse worked in the cable industry for 8 years as Head of Strategy & Business Development and Head of Programming. He has a bachelors degree in sociology and a masters degree in mass communication.


Tatiana Kovacikova received her diploma in telecommunication engineering from the University of Transport and Communications (UTC) Zilina, Slovakia in 1984. Since 1988, she has been working at the University of Zilina, initially in the Department of Telecommunications, later in the Department of InfoCom Networks, Faculty of Management Science and Informatics. In 2004, she was appointed an Associate Professor. Her professional research interests include Next Generation Networks and services. In 2003, she got the SIEMENS award for the research in the field of IP telephony. She has been involved in several international EU funded projects. Since 2002, she has been working in the ETSI TC TISPAN as expert for the Next Generation Networks. She is author of 40 papers published in the proceedings from international conferences, 20 papers published in national and international journals, co-author of 5 text-books and co-author of several ETSI Technical Specifications and Reports


Rigo Wenning studied law at University of Saarbrücken and Université de Nancy II. Law studies were finished in 1995 with a full German law degree (Volljurist). After research activities at the Centre Juridique Franco-Allemand, the Institute for penal law and the Institute for Computing & Law of University Saarbrücken, he joined W3C in 1999. At W3C he is working as staff counsel and Privacy Activity Lead also responsible for liaisons to European Standardization(ICTSB). Rigo has expertise in a variety of areas ranging from computer security over DRM to privacy technologies to the legal implications of those technologies including copyright and other rights on intangible goods.

Bart Brusse, Rigo Wenning
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