Specialist Task Force 398:
Conformance and Interoperability Testing
Framework for ITS
Who we are:
Team Leader: François Fischer / FSCOM http://www.fscom.fr
Team Members: Hans-Joachim Fischer / ESF GmbH http://fischer-tech.info
Mathieu Morvan / KEREVAL http://www.kereval.com
Miguel Angel Reina Ortega / ETSI CTI http://www.etsi.org
Antonio Plaza Ortega / AT4 wireless http://www.at4wireless.com
What we do:
This STF is preparing intensive conformance and interoperability tests by
producing the draft of an ETSI Guide on "ITS Testing Framework". This activity
is of vital interest for ETSI. It is acknowledging the EU-US Joint Declaration
of Intent on Research Cooperation in Cooperative Systems (November 2009) and
prepares precise actions based on the new STANDARDISATION MANDATE ADDRESSED TO
CEN, CENELEC AND ETSI IN THE FIELD OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
TO SUPPORT THE INTEROPERABILITY OF CO-OPERATIVE SYSTEMS FOR INTELLIGENT
TRANSPORT IN THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY (October 2009).
The STF drafts an EG to be used as guidance for development of further
conformance and interoperability test specifications for ITS. It considers
applying the formal test language TTCN-3. The resulting ETSI guide will provide
generic guidelines as well as detailed test strategies, applying to conformance
and interoperability testing.
For more details, see our
Terms of Reference
Why we do it:
Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) is an important new business domain of
global, i.e. international, interest. A predecessor of ITS was Route Transport
and Traffic Telematics (RTTT), mainly conducted in Europe by CEN. ITS
communication standards are being developed since around the year 2000 at
ISO TC204 WG16, since
2007 at ETSI TC ITS. Since 2009 CEN TC278 WG16 and ISO TC204 WG18 are jointly
working on applications for co-operative ITS. Since 2004, the industry
initiative C2C-CC (car to car communication consortium), is working on the ITS
issues related to road safety and traffic efficiency.
From the very beginning, ISO TC204 WG16 understood the
special competence of ETSI related to testing, and thus asked
ETSI to develop test standards for the set of CALM ITS
communication standards. Actually, members of ISO TC204 WG16
pushed the foundation of the new TC ITS at ETSI.
How we do it:
The work of STF 398 is organized in common session, either at the ETSI
headquarter in Sophia Antipolis, or at premises of the team members, and in
homework sessions. Every team member has a well defined task. Results are
discussed in the team. The final result - as usual for standards - is based on
As the work of this STF is of global interest, liaisons to stakeholders, e.g.
C2C-CC, EU projects (CVIS,
COOPERS, ...) and
(CEN, ISO, IEEE) are maintained. STF 398 especially involves ISO TC204 WG16 in
the reporting and commenting loop, as 2/3 of all so far existing or identified
ITS standards subject to testing were developed at ISO. Missions to meetings of
ISO are arranged.
STF 398 is guided by the parent body ETSI TC ITS WG2 holding the work item for
the ETSI Guide
EG 202 798 to be drafted by this STF. TC ITS WG2 is chaired by "the chief
architect of ITS" Knut Evensen from Q-Free.
Time plan for the work:
Start of work: February 2010
Progress report and first draft EG: April 2010
First mission to ISO/CEN: April 2010
Final report and final draft EG: September 2010
Optional second mission to ISO: November 2010.
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