EP E2NA Working Procedures
The ETSI Project E2NA
Working Procedures are defined in this document. They address all the aspects
that regard the management and technical activities of the Project, leaving to
specific documents for each ETSI Technical Body part of the project to detail
the procedures needed for their internal activities. The aspects of the EP
activity that are already covered by ETSI Technical Working Procedures are in
general not addressed again here and reader should refer to those. In
particular, decisions, approvals and resolution of conflicts will be handled in
accordance to the general ETSI rules. Voting should be avoided and it is
recommended that decisions should be taken by consensus.
ETSI Project E2NA may use the concept of release. Specifications are grouped
into "Releases" where appropriate, i.e. when strong dependencies exist between
them. An end-to-end system can be instantiated based on the set of all
specifications which comprise a given Release. A new Release differs from the
previous Release by adding functionality introduced as a result of ongoing
standardization work within the project.
The criteria for use of the release mechanism will be determined as
needed by the EP E2NA plenary.
E2NA is initially composed of the following ETSI Technical Bodies:
Membership of E2NA is open to all ETSI full and associate members. Individuals
representing non-members and/or other institutions may be invited to attend E2NA
meetings (as observers) for a limited duration (three meetings or 6 months
whichever is the shortest) at the discretion of the chairman who will inform the
ETSI Secretariat in each case (TWP 1.4).
Anyone wishing to become a member of the E2NA should subscribe to the
main E2NA mailing list.
Role and Responsibility of the Plenary
E2NA has a Plenary Assembly (Plenary in the following). It is formally
responsible for the technical program, and is also in charge of the approval of
the proposals for new E2NA WI and its deliverables. Moreover it is responsible
for opening and
closing of WGs at EP level.
The Plenary shall be open
to ETSI members associated with all rights and obligations according to ETSI
The Plenary should delegate
technical work to the relevant member Technical Bodies (TB). When it meets, the
Plenary will receive reports from the member TBs and EP WG Chairs on the planned
actions, work progress, results, proposals and issues of their group, including
status of the work plan with an updated list of approved deliverables as well as
those in progress.
management, including dispute settlement within EP E2NA, is in the
responsibility of the Plenary.
The Plenary reports to OCG
in representation of the EP E2NA. Member TBs, keep their independency with
respect to their participation in OCG.
meetings and virtual by remote connection via electronic audio/video tools are
possible. Plenary meetings should be co-located as much as possible with
physical meetings of WGs.
The Management Group
includes the EP Chair and Vice-Chair, as well as the Chairs of all the member
TBs and EP WGs in the project. Each chair of a TB can appoint one additional
deputy to become member of the Management Group. Additional members of the
management group may be approved as needed by the management group, and the
management group may invite additional experts when required.
Management Group (MG) shall be responsible for management and coordination of
work in the EP WGs and in the member TBs. This includes the responsibility for
re-directing tasks within the different member TBs
and EP WGs,
depending on the needs of the project. Possible disputes between member
organizations will be resolved by the Management Group.
E2NA Working Groups
The EP E2NA has specialized Working Groups (WGs) that address technical work and
interact and coordinate with the member TBs. In particular the following WGs are
established at moment of the EP creation:
Requirements EP WG, in charge of providing technical/service requirements
derived from the Work Items of the EP E2NA’s Work Plan; where possible these
Requirements will be the detailed final expression of use cases from which they
Architecture EP WG, in charge of defining a common architecture to enable the
support of services defined by the Requirements group.
These groups, and possible new EP WGs that will need to be created in the future
in the EP, will work in a coordinated way with each other and with the member
TBs of the project. They will ensure the global consistency of the results
The EP WGs are expected to receive input by delegates having technical expertise
in the areas covered by the member TBs of EP E2NA, in a way to cover all those
areas. The delegates participating in the activities of the EP WGs could
therefore be delegates in one or more of the member organizations.
should review the working documents and coordinate work on “Requirements” and
“Architecture” on a regular basis.
Meetings dates and location
will be optimized to ensure adequate coordination between EP WGs and the member
Work rules for EP WGs
The meetings of the EP WGs shall be announced at least 30 days for formal
meetings and should be announced at least two weeks in advance for ad-hoc/rapporteurs’
meetings. Formal meetings are those where decisions are taken.
Documents should be available at least 5 calendar days before the meeting.
Chairs / Vice-Chairs and Membership of EP WGs
Chairs / Vice-Chairs of the
Plenary and Chairs of E2NA Working groups shall be appointed as per ETSI TWP
E2NA Working Groups may
also appoint Vice-Chairs following the same procedures.
Organisation of work within EP E2NA
management, including dispute settlement within EP-E2NA, is in the
responsibility of the Management Group.
Management of Work Items
A work item is owned
either by EP E2NA or a member TB.
When a NWI is proposed
within an EP WG or a member organization, the given group informs the plenary
with a recommendation on how the WI relates to the project. The proposing member
organization can adopt the WI and contextually start the related activities.
If all comments or issues
raised during the review period are resolved, then the recommendation is
accepted and the adoption of the WI is confirmed.
The EP plenary can
recommend the evaluation of synergies and common interests with other TBs in the
project and/or externally and propose a different adoption and ownership of the
presence of unresolved substantial objections against the WI received within the
review period the issue will be handled according to ETSI rules.
If a WI is part of the project and owned by a member TB, EP Plenary will decide
where the WI fits in the project plan. Member TBs will report on the progress of
the WI at each EP plenary.
The Requirements WG will
create Requirements deliverables (Stage 1).
The Architecture WG will
develop Architecture deliverables, based on the Requirements deliverables.
The Requirements and the
Architecture deliverables will be input to the various member organizations for
them to develop the detailed technical documents.
Approval of deliverables
The TB owning a work item
will approve the related deliverable.
When a work item is owned
and approved by a member TB, the TB will inform EP E2NA in advance of the
process/timings for the approval of the deliverable.