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  • 1. Collective Letter 09_2753 4 December 2009 page 1 of 16 To: ETSI MEMBERS, OBSERVERS AND COUNSELLORS Subject: Call for Experts for Specialist Task Force UP (ETSI/MSG) on eCall Testing SA/ETSI/ENTR/000/2009-03 Dear Madam, Dear Sir, The EC/EFTA has agreed the ETSI proposal for Specialist Task Force (STF) UP on eCall Testing SA/ ETSI/ENTR/000/2009-03, according to the Terms of Reference in Annex C. We expect that the Grant Agreement should be signed before end 2009. In order to meet the time scale in the work plan, we are now circulating an advance Call for Experts, pending the signature of the EC/EFTA contract. The project time scale, the qualification required for the candidates and references for additional information are summarized in Annex A. You should note that, as indicated in the ToR, experts will be requested to provide part of the work as voluntary contribution, free of charge. The Team will be based at the ETSI Headquarters of Sophia Antipolis. The project will be organized either over long continuous periods or in sessions so that the experts can carry out their normal duties in their respective organisations. The sessions plan will be agreed during the Preparatory Meeting, to achieve the best compromise between the STF organization and the requirements of the experts and their Companies. Candidatures must be proposed by ETSI Members (including Observers and Associate). If experts with the required qualification are not directly employed by the ETSI Member, candidates from a non ETSI Member Company may be nominated, as indicated in Annex B. The questionnaire in Annex B duly completed and the Curriculum Vitae of the candidate, in English, must be sent in electronic form to the STF Support Unit Director alberto.berrini@etsi.org, before 14 January 2010. A short list of candidates will be set up in coordination with the TC MSG, as soon as possible after the deadline. These candidates will be invited to attend the Preparatory Meeting to set up the STF. The date for the Preparatory Meeting will be decided during MSG#21 (14-15 December). Yours faithfully, Dr. Walter Weigel Encl. ETSI Director General
  • 2. Collective Letter 09_2753 Page 2 of 16 ANNEX A1 PROJECT TIME SCALE AND QUALIFICATION REQUIRED Target date for the start of work: 15 February 2010 Expected duration: Final deliverables to be completed by end 2010 Total manpower required: 260 working days Voluntary contribution: In addition, experts must provide at least 60 working days free of charge, as voluntary contribution. Expected number of experts: 2 or 3 experts Note: The actual number of experts will be decided during the Preparatory Meeting, depending on the mix of skills in the actual applications received. Qualification required: • Knowledge of eCall requirements and standards • Knowledge of CEN PEOR Standard and HLAP Standard • Knowledge of 3GPP protocols, experience in protocol test development and TTCN. ANNEX A2 CONTACTS FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Mr. Esa Barck MSG Chairman E-mail: esa.barck@nsn.com Tel: +358 71 80 30 920 Mr. Alain Sultan ETSI Technical Officer E-mail: alain.sultan@etsi.org Tel: +33 4 9294 4271 Mr. Shicheng Hu ETSI CTI Senior Technical Expert E-mail: Shicheng.hu@etsi.org Tel: +33 4 9294 4369 Mr. Alberto Berrini ETSI STF Support Unit Director E-mail: alberto.berrini@etsi.org Tel: +33 4 9294 4264 Mrs. Pascale Georges STF Support Coordinator E-mail: pascale.georges@etsi.org Tel: +33 4 9294 4348 For further information see also: STF home page Terms and conditions for the participation of experts in ETSI STFs Letter of engagement (LoE)
  • 3. Collective Letter 09_2753 Page 3 of 16 Other Open Call for Experts STF working methods and practice Travelling to ETSI
  • 4. Collective Letter 09_2753 Page 4 of 16 ANNEX B Candidature for Specialist Task Force UP (ETSI/MSG) on eCall Testing SA/ETSI/ENTR/000/2009-03 (C.L.2753) Please return to alberto.berrini@etsi.org, together with the CV of the candidate, before 14 January 2010 Candidatures must be proposed by ETSI Members (including Observers and Associate Members). ETSI Members may propose candidates not directly employed by their Company or Organization. In this case, the contract will be made with the Company employing the candidate; the ETSI Member must provide the rationale for their support to the candidate and the candidature must be proposed by the Official Contact of the ETSI Member. ETSI can make contracts with registered Organizations and Companies but not with individuals. ETSI Member proposing the candidature: exact name, as registered in the ETSI membership list Person proposing the candidature: Title, First name, Last name Role *: e-mail: (mandatory) Note: the candidature must be proposed by the Official Contact of if the candidate is not directly employed by the ETSI Member. Candidate: Title, First name, Last name e-mail: (mandatory) Nationality: (required for work permit procedure) Mobile phone: If the candidate is not directly employed by the ETSI Member, please indicate the Company with which the contract should be made, if the candidate is selected: Candidate Company name (contractor to ETSI): Availability of the candidate for the duration of this project (see ToR): indicate the availability of the candidate with respect to the requirements in the ToR, e.g. number of days per month, percentage of time, availability to work in sessions, over continuous periods or both, unavailability periods. Availability to work in ETSI premises: Please indicate whether there are limitations in the number of days (or percentage of time) the candidate can spend in the ETSI premises. Specific qualification of the candidate in relation with this project: Provide information to assess the qualification of the candidate with regard to the specific requirements of the project. In addition to the CV, this element plays an essential role in the pre-selection of candidates to invite to the Preparatory Meeting. Experience in standardization areas related to this project: Indicate the candidate’s standardization experience in ETSI and/or other organizations and, in particular, if he/she is actively involved in the work of the reference TB for this STF, its WGs or other related bodies. Motivation of the ETSI Member to propose this candidature: Indicate the motivation of the Member to contribute to this standardization area.
  • 5. Collective Letter 09_2753 Page 5 of 16 If the candidate is not employed directly by the ETSI Member, indicate the reason for nominating this candidate and outline the previous activities performed by the candidate and/or his/her Company in co-operation with or on behalf of the Member, the period of time and the nature of the relationship (employee, sub-contractor, partner, etc.). Remarks: Provide here any additional information to assess the qualification of the Candidate for this project or any special requirement of the Organization with respect to STF normal working methods.
  • 6. Collective Letter 09_2753 Page 6 of 16 ANNEX C ToR STF UP (TC SMG) Version: 0.2 Author: EC/EFTA – Date: 1 October 2009 Last updated by: Alberto Berrini – Date:23 November 2009 page 6 of 16 Terms of Reference for Specialist Task Force STF UP (TC SMG) on ”eCall Testing” - SA/ETSI/ENTR/000/2009-03 Document status Status of these ToR ETSI proposal accepted by EC/EFTA, ToR approved by ETSI Board. Work Items approved DTS/MSG-00eCall01-1, DTS/MSG-00eCall01-2, DTR/MSG-00eCall02 Part I – Policy relevance and expected market impact 1Policy relevance The Commission continues to identify the implementation of eCall as one of its highest ICT priorities. In the Communication i2010 – A European Information Society for Growth and Employment the Commission presents its strategy for the information society up to 2010. Part of this strategy is the “The Intelligent Car” Initiative, whose first building block is eCall, the pan-European in-vehicle emergency call. The Commission Communication of 17/09/2007, the First Intelligent Car Report, stated that European standardisation organisations ETSI and CEN should complete the standards needed for the roll-out of the pan-European eCall. In its report A6-0072/2006 on “Road safety: bringing eCall to citizens”, the European Parliament welcomed and gave clear support to the eCall initiative, encouraging Member States to join the eCall Memorandum of Understanding. The recently approved Communication from the Commission on an Action Plan for the Deployment of Intelligent Transport Systems in Europe (the ITS Action Plan) - COM(2008) 886 - identifies eCall as one of the priority areas for action. The Council conclusions on this Communication of 30 March 2009 considers as a priority the definition of the necessary measures to promote the harmonised introduction of an interoperable EU-wide eCall on the basis of co-operation and appropriate standardisation. The European Parliament Report on this Communication (A6-0227/2009) requests the preparation for the harmonised deployment and integration of the eCall application in all EU countries by 2010. The eCall Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by more than 80 organisations, including emergency services, automotive manufacturers (ACEA), telecommunications companies, and a majority of the EU Member States as well as three Associated European States, showing the unambiguous commitment of the stakeholders. In-vehicle emergency call private services have existed for a decade, but their penetration remains very low (less than 0.4%) It is expected that the availability of the pan-European eCall open platforms
  • 7. Collective Letter 09_2753 Page 7 of 16 in all vehicles, including location and communication capabilities, as well as electronic control units, will foster the in-vehicle telematics market, and therefore the appearance of value-added public and private services based on the GNSS, processing and communication capabilities of the platform. The 2009 ICT Standardisation Work Programme invites the ESOs to address standardisation needs in the intelligent transport sector in particular, those arising from the i2010 Intelligent Car initiative and the ITS Action Plan. eCall is one of the highest priorities both within the Intelligent Car Initiatives and the ITS action plan. The Commission services priorities for ICT standardisation in 2009 highlights the eCall issue: “The ESOs are invited to submit proposals in this field taking into account the current status of the eCall systems”. This proposal is in response to this action. 2Rationale The pan-European in-vehicle emergency call, "eCall" is an emergency call generated either manually by the vehicle occupants or automatically via activation of in-vehicle sensors after an accident. When activated, the in-vehicle eCall device will establish an emergency call carrying both voice and data directly to the most appropriate Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). The voice call enables the vehicle occupants to communicate with the PSAP operator. At the same time, a Minimum Set of Data (MSD) will be sent to the PSAP operator receiving the voice call. It should also be noted that eCall does not generate revenue for Mobile Network Operators and hence EU financial support for this action is required in order to be able to meet the EC deadlines. The EC had requested that the necessary work, for standardization of the necessary interfaces, protocols and data messages for transmitting data and voice from the in-vehicle eCall terminal to the PSAP over GSM and UMTS networks, be initiated. ETSI TC MSG was tasked in ETSI to lead this activity. A kick-off meeting took place in May 2005, where a set of high level requirements were agreed. These were forwarded to 3GPP SA1 (Service requirements) who developed a detailed Technical Report (3GPP TR 22.967 "Transferring of emergency call data") and detailed requirements in TS 22.101 (Service Principles) in Release-8. eCall is based on Emergency Call (TS12) and uses an in-band modem to send the MSD from the vehicle to the PSAP. CEN has produced a standard for the MSD, EN 15722. CEN TC 278 WG15 is producing standards for Pan-European eCall Operating Requirements (PEOR) and eCall High Level Application Protocol (HLAP). CEN standards rely on ETSI standards for the in-band modem and Network Access Device (NAD). The NAD has an eCall only subscription which allows eCall operation only, although it may optionally have an eCall plus other services subscription. The NAD operates differently to a normal GSM/UMTS terminal. A test specification is needed for the NAD. The ETSI core specifications for eCall are advanced but a comprehensive set of test specifications is needed. The in-band modem is a signalling protocol to transfer data over the mobile voice channel. 3GPP SA4 specified an in-band modem technology to meet the requirements in ETSI TS 122 101 and the resulting in-band modem specifications are in ETSI TS 126 267 and ETSI TS 126 268. The in- band modem test specification will be in ETSI TS 126 269. eCall Certification was addressed by the CERTECS (Certification of Telematics Components, Systems and Services) subproject of the European GST Integrated Project funded by DG Information Society. CERTECS also acted as one of the working groups of the eCall Driving Group, which produced the final recommendations that are the basis of the eCall standardisation.
  • 8. Collective Letter 09_2753 Page 8 of 16 It is expected that, for placing NAD implementations on the EU market, the R&TTE Directive will apply and conformance with GSM/UMTS Harmonized Standards will be demonstrated. The conformance testing foreseen under this technical proposal is at least the following: 1. Test Specification for eCall “NAD”. The test specification will, for the most part, reference tests on Release-8 UE/ME and in-band modem. However, additional tests will be required. The following are examples of such additional tests (non-exhaustive list): o the NAD does not attempt to register on the network until making an eCall or test call, o the NAD remains registered on the GSM/UMTS network for a specified period following an eCall, o the NAD is capable of being triggered to make an e112 call by an in-vehicle system (IVS), as the NAD has no keypad, i.e. test the interface between NAD and IVS, o the NAD is capable of making a diagnostic call and sending data to a server, o if the NAD is LTE capable (e.g. for future proofing) the eCall is made on GSM or UMTS networks, o the SIM has capability for eCall only and eCall+3GPP subscriptions. 2. Analyse GSM/UMTS Harmonised Standards (EN 301 908) to identify if changes are required to demonstrate “NAD” compliance with applicable EU Directives. For example, new terminology may have to be introduced into the Harmonised Standards and environmental profile may need to be expanded. The RF conditions are not expected to be different. 3. New TTCN for Release-8 emergency call and call set-up test cases. For example, Bits 6 and 7 of service category information are set to “1” for manual or automatic eCall. The STF will work in cooperation with 3GPP RAN5 and 3GPP GERAN3. NOTE: The above are not expected to apply to normal UEs. The testing work under this ETSI technical proposal is NOT expected to include the following: • GPS/location technology and other information that provides information to be transmitted • Populating of the MSD • What triggers the eCall (airbag, sensors, manual) • Specialized Routing of eCall in Core Network (MSC) to eCall-equipped PSAPs The European Commission has set demanding time scales for the introduction of the eCall service. There is urgency in developing the tests as soon as the core specifications allow for it. The conformance specifications for 3GPP protocols and TTCN are normally not produced by the 3GPP TSGs, but by a dedicated task force (MCC TF160). The scope of MCC TF160 does not cover the EC/EFTA eCall related activities. A new, dedicated STF is the best approach to have the test specifications and tools produced in a timely manner. Otherwise, it is unclear if or when they will be available. This will hinder the eCall certification process and the overall availability of eCall as a service. The new STF will also serve as a Centre of Competence for eCall communications. 3Objective The objective of this proposed action is the production of conformance test specifications and tools for the in-vehicle telecommunications equipment of the eCall system, based on modified signalling procedures for GSM and UMTS and in-band modem technology. This proposal is related to the 2009
  • 9. Collective Letter 09_2753 Page 9 of 16 ICT Standardisation Work Programme in the area of Intelligent Transport, emergency communications. This action will result in a multi-part ETSI TS and an ETSI TR from ETSI TC MSG. The Test Specifications will be directly applicable for all vehicles for which an eCall system should be mandatory. The Test Specifications will be fully compatible with existing and proposed legislative pipeline EC Motor Vehicle legislation. Moreover, the Test Specifications will take into account the foreseeable evolution of vehicle construction technology over the next ten years. 4Market impact This work will ensure that eCall in-vehicle telecommunications products are not delayed, due to the need for to comply with EU Directives, or due to interoperability problems between different manufacturers. It is very unlikely that member contributions alone would result in the test specifications and tools needed in time for the Commission deadline for eCall deployment. Part II – Execution of the work 5Working method / approach The proposed approach is to establish an ETSI Specialist Task Force (STF) to deal with the conformance aspects of eCall specifications and to produce the conformance test and minimum requirements specifications. Expertise will be required in the areas of: • Knowledge of eCall requirements and standards • Knowledge of CEN PEOR Standard and HLAP Standard • Knowledge of 3GPP protocols, experience in protocol test development and TTCN. It is anticipated that 2 or 3 experts will be required for a minimum duration of 9 months. It is estimated that 260 man-days of expert resource will be required. ETSI will also provide 20 man-days of support from the ETSI Centre for Testing and Interoperability - CTI (the equivalent of 12 000 EUR). This contribution is outside the ETSI Operating Grant. However, the duration of the project as a whole from date of signature to presentation of a Final Report to the EC/EFTA should be regarded as a total duration of 15 months as the STF has to be selected and the output has then to be approved by the Technical Body, commented upon by stakeholders and published. The Final report also has to be prepared and provided to the EC/EFTA. 5.1Steering Group ETSI TC MSG will act as the Steering Group for this project. The chair of the TC MSG Group is Mr. Esa Barck (Nokia Siemens Networks). This proposed STF will coordinate with relevant 3GPP committee (including 3GPP TSG SA, 3GPP TSG SA WG4, 3GPP TSG RAN WG5, 3GPP TSG GERAN WG3) meetings. The STF will report to the Steering Group once-monthly (generally by email progress report but also with conference calls or physical meetings being held in conjunction with some MSG meetings).
  • 10. Collective Letter 09_2753 Page 10 of 16 5.2Coordination with other ETSI TBs 3GPP is the main group to maintain coordination with. The core specifications for the in-band modem are developed in 3GPP SA WG4. The modifications to specifications required for eCall have been done in 3GPP CT WG1 and 3GPP CT WG6. Test specifications will require coordination with 3GPP RAN WG5 and 3GPP GERAN WG3. 5.3Coordination with Other Bodies There is a need for collaboration with CEN TC278 WG15 (eSafety) in particular, to identify the operational and high level requirements for the tests in the eCall Operation Requirements Standard and High Level Application Protocol Standard. Meetings with these organizations will be required. Furthermore, as the final deliverables will be used by their stakeholders, there is a need to coordinate with the European eCall Implementation Group and eCall PSAP Expert Group. Information will also be provided to the eSafety Forum. There is a need for liaison with Automotive Industry Committees and Working Groups on EC Motor Vehicle legislation, 5.4Time records and reporting Both paid and voluntary time for the STF experts will be recorded in the ETSI TAM (Time Allocation Management) system. ETSI Progress Reports will be produced every three months for the ETSI STF management. A Final Report will be provided to the EC/EFTA as described in section 7.2 of this proposal. 6Performance indicators Performance indicators against this activity are described in the following sections. However, the main performance indicators will relate to an analysis of the: • Acceptance of new work items and technical proposals in ETSI/3GPP Technical Bodies • Cooperation of test equipment manufacturers in producing TTCN • Participation of eCall stakeholders in the standardization process • Acceptance of the results by the EC vehicle type-approval authorities 6.1Effectiveness Details of the number of participants involved in the project activities (at all levels including the Steering Group, TC MSG, 3GPP etc.). Details will also be provided on: • the number of meetings held in relation to this work: • the number of participants; • the number of presentations made on the activity; • an evaluation of any feedback received; • details of the level of acceptance achieved on the draft specifications after their presentation to TB meetings; • project progress in relation to the schedule specified in this application.
  • 11. Collective Letter 09_2753 Page 11 of 16 6.2Stakeholder engagement An analysis will be given of the balance of stakeholder representation in the project and the number of liaison activities performed (especially at the international level). 6.3Dissemination of results Information will be provided on the effectiveness of activities related to the dissemination of project deliverables and efforts made to raise industry awareness of the activity. This will include dissemination to the eSafety Forum and to the European eCall Implementation Platform and its stakeholders. 7Work plan, milestones and deliverables 7.1Work Plan The technical activity of this project will be carried out over a 6 to 8 month period with the duration of the agreement being set at 15 months with following tasks: Task 1: Establish STF project Recruit and establish the STF: technical experts will be recruited to participate in the STF following the ETSI procedures (launch of an ETSI Collective Letter to obtain candidates) and the allocation of resources and tasks will be agreed. Task 2: Start-up activities The technical work of the project will be initiated at the first meeting/session of the STF along with the development and agreement of a plan to provide the delivery required from this STF by this proposal. The date of start of the work will be determined by the signature of the grant agreement, the STF expert contracts and the progress in 3GPP Technical Specification Groups (TSGs). Task 3: Establish and maintain liaisons ETSI TC MSG will be the committee responsible for the monitoring and guidance of the STF. In addition, STF members will need to maintain close liaison with 3GPP SA WG4, 3GPP CT WG1 and other 3GPP WGs, the CEN TC278 WG15 (eSafety) and the European eCall Implementation Platform. Task 4: Determination of aspects to be tested The STF will agree the work to be done with ETSI TC MSG. The initial basis is in section 2 of this technical proposal. Task 4.1: Scope of NAD Test Specification The STF will perform a gap analysis on the GSM and UMTS test specifications, ETSI TS 151 010 and ETSI TS 134 123, in order that the missing eCall specific tests are known (for example those in section 2 of this proposal). The STF will examine the core specifications and liaise with the Technical Bodies owning those core specifications. The scope of the test specification and list of tests will be provided for approval by ETSI TC MSG. Task 4.2: Compliance with R&TTE Directive The STF will draft a report on what work is necessary to ensure that GSM and UMTS mobile station Harmonized Standards can be used to demonstrate compliance of the NAD with the R&TTE
  • 12. Collective Letter 09_2753 Page 12 of 16 Directive. A Work Item will be prepared in cooperation with ETSI member companies for ETSI TC MSG and ETSI TC ERM for necessary changes to EN 301 908. Task 5: Production of test specification and eCall Test Suites The STF will produce drafts for approval by ETSI TC MSG. Task 5.1: NAD test specification The STF will produce a draft of a new Test Specification for a NAD. It will describe in detail the tests identified in task 4.1. Task 5.2: Compliance with R&TTE Directive The STF will produce change requests in accordance with task 4.2 and write a Technical Report which will serve as a guide to eCall Stakeholders on achieving compliance of NAD with the R&TTE Directive. Task 5.3: Protocol testing The STF will produce the Test Suites in TTCN and define the test model, the interface to system simulator and all necessary test parameters for the eCall specific protocol changes in Release-8. Task 6: Presentation of Drafts to TC MSG and 3GPP Intermediate results will be presented to TC MSG. TC MSG will have dedicated meetings to follow the work of the STF approximately every 3 months. Task 7: Final report The Final report to the EC/EFTA is to be produced once the Deliverables are completed, adopted and published by ETSI. Task 8: Dissemination of Results Presentation of results to TC MSG, 3GPP, CEN TC278 WG15 and the European eCall Implementation Platform and the eSafety Forum. Through the latter, the technical specifications will be able to be disseminated to all eCall stakeholders, PSAPs and vehicle manufacturers in particular. Intermediate results will also be made openly available via download from a dedicated STF page on the ETSI web site. 7.2Milestones The following table shows the milestones. The due date for each milestone is given as the number of weeks into the project, from the date of signature bearing in mind that recruitment of the experts and the first working session can take at least 6 to 8 weeks. In the table below, S is equivalent to the date of signature of the grant agreement by the EC. The performance indicator is the maximum acceptable delay in achievement of each milestone and associated contractual deliverables. Milestone Description Week Performance Due M0 Start of work S+8 M1 Determination of what work is necessary S+14 2 weeks M2 Early deliverable D1 available to SG (and MSG and S+18 2 weeks 3GPP) for review M3 Early deliverable D2 available to SG (and MSG and S+18 2 weeks
  • 13. Collective Letter 09_2753 Page 13 of 16 3GPP) for review M4 Interim deliverable D1 available to SG (and MSG and S+26 3GPP) for review M5 S+26 M6 Interim deliverable D2 available to SG (and MSG and S+26 3GPP) for review M7 Final deliverable D1 available to SG (and MSG and S+34 4 weeks 3GPP) for approval M8 Final deliverable D2 available to SG (and MSG and S+34 4 weeks 3GPP) for approval M19 Final deliverable D3 available to SG (and MSG and S+34 4 weeks 3GPP) for approval M10 Final dissemination of results, approved Deliverables, S+44 21 weeks publication, closure NOTE: The intention is to complete the majority of the technical work within a 6 to 8 month intensive period due to the challenging timescales of eCall implementation. However, the duration of the agreement is 15 months to allow for the recruitment of experts, the approval processes, and performance variables. M9 has a large performance variable to take into account a period for the eCall stakeholders to accept the deliverables and procedures for formal approval and publication of ETSI Deliverables. 7.3Deliverables The output of this action will be an Interim and Final Report to the EC/EFTA, as well as 3 technical deliverables. The Interim Report will provide a status report of the activities performed up to the date of the report along with the latest draft of the ETSI deliverable(s) available at that time. The Interim Report will be provided 6 months after the date of signature of the grant agreement. The Final Report (scheduled for the end of the action) will be provided along with the ETSI publication version of ETSI Deliverables, as well as dissemination material such as presentational slides. The technical deliverables are: • D1. ETSI TS xxx xxx -1 (DTS/MSG-00eCall01-1): eCall Network Access Device (NAD) conformance specification. Part 1: Protocol test specification" • D2. ETSI Technical Report (DTR/MSG-00eCall02): Guidelines on applicability of GSM and UMTS mobile station harmonized standards to eCall Network Access Device (NAD) • D3. ETSI TS xxx xxx-2 (DTS/MSG-00eCall01-2): "eCall Network Access Device (NAD) conformance specification, Part 2: Test Suites 7.4Base standards Here's the list of the Standards applicable to eCall (all approved): • 3GPP TS 22.101 (ETSI TS 122 101): eCall requirements for data transmission • 3GPP TS 24.008 (ETSI TS 124 008): eCall discriminator table
  • 14. Collective Letter 09_2753 Page 14 of 16 Dedicated TS on eCall: • 3GPP TS 26.267 (ETSI TS 126 267): eCall Data Transfer - General Description • 3GPP TS 26.268 (ETSI TS 126 268): eCall Data Transfer - ANSI-C Reference Code • 3GPP TS 26.269 (ETSI TS 122 169): eCall Data Transfer - Conformance Test • 3GPP TR 26.969 (ETSI TR 126 969): eCall Data Transfer - Characterisation Report There are other specifications, developed by CEN, which have also been approved. There remaining problem with the impossibility for the PSAP to distinguish an eCall from a plain 112 call if the PSAP was not upgraded to detect the eCall flag was solved by CT WGs. The MSC call now continue the call on two different numbers: one for eCalls, one for plain 112 calls, so that the PSAP has now the possibility to distinguish which type of emergency call it receives, even without detecting the flag. The Change Request has been submitted to be endorsed by 3GPP at the CT Plenary meeting, in December. Part III – Financial part 8Financial provisions in the EC/EFTA contract 8.1Total action costs The total action costs estimated for this action amounts to 305 000 EUR. The total eligible costs will cover 161 000 EUR from the EC/EFTA (152 950 EUR from EC = 95%) where 156 000 EUR will be made up of 260 man-days of expert resource plus 5 000 EUR for travels. A further 20 man-days (12 000 EUR) will be provided by the experts of the ETSI Centre for Testing and Interoperability (CTI). There will also be an in-kind contribution amounting to 132 000 EUR (the equivalent of 220 man- days). 60 man-days (equivalent to 36 000 EUR) of the 220 man-days of in-kind contribution will be provided by ETSI member companies as STF expert contributions (as measured by the ETSI TAM application). The EC/EFTA contribution is estimated at 52.8% of the total action costs. EC - ETSI Contributions Person-days Rate (€/day) Total € % EC 260 600 156 000 Travel 5 000 Total EC Contribution 260 161 000 52.8% Partner Contribution (ETSI CTI) 20 600 12 000 3.93% Total Eligible Costs 173 000 Voluntary expert contribution (in-kind) 60 600 36 000 Contributions in-kind 160 600 96 000 Total ETSI in-kind Contribution 220 132 000 43.28% TOTAL 500 305 000 100%
  • 15. Collective Letter 09_2753 Page 15 of 16 8.2Expert Manpower Total cost for manpower resources: 260 working days at 600 € per day: € 156 000. Number of experts required: Up to 3 experts for a total of 260 man-days. 8.3Travel costs Total estimated cost for travelling: 5 000 €, including travelling costs to: • 3 TC MSG meetings (European) • If necessary, to certain 3GPP WG meetings and others such as CEN TC 278 WG 15. It is anticipated that these will be European travels but should any international travels become necessary then the EC will be informed to obtain agreement (e.g. 3 GPP meetings are often non-European). 8.4Equipment necessary to implement the action N/A. 8.5Cost of consumables and supplies necessary to implement the action N/A. 8.6Other costs and services necessary to implement the action 20 man-days (12 000 EUR) will be provided by the experts of the ETSI Centre for Testing and Interoperability (CTI). It should be noted that this contribution from ETSI is not covered by the ETSI operating Grant as these experts, although staff members, are specifically excluded from the financial element covered in the Operating Grant. This ETSI contribution in real costs is equivalent to 3.93% of the total action cost. 8.7Subcontracting to external organizations None. 8.8Contribution in kind The in-kind contribution is indicated in the relevant estimated financial budget and will follow the provisions of Article II.15.5 of the Framework Partnership Agreement between ETSI and the European Commission signed on 04 February 2009. An in-kind contribution amounting to 132 000 EUR (the equivalent of 220 man-days) will be provided as an element of the co-financing of this action. At least 160 man-days of this element will be recorded through signatures to specifically provided attendance sheets identifying the type of meeting; the company/organisation represented and email details. 60 man-days (36 000 EUR) of this in-kind contribution total will be provided by ETSI member companies as STF expert contributions (as measured by the ETSI TAM application). These voluntary contributions will be recorded separately within the time recording application under a specific code that is different to that for the EC/EFTA funded manpower resource. The remainder (160 man-days – equivalent to 96 000 EUR) will be justified by signed attendance sheets by participants in the planned activity. Signatures at TB and reference body meetings will be valued at three times the one day signed for. Signatures from other standards body meetings, workshops, consultations, etc will be solely for the eligible day or half-day.
  • 16. Collective Letter 09_2753 Page 16 of 16 The total cost of funding via in kind contribution is 132 000 € (43.28% of the total action cost). 9Document history Version Date Author Status Comments 0.0 01 Oct 09 EC/EFTA ETSI proposal SA/ETSI/ENTR/000/2009-03 0.1 07 Nov 09 A. Berrini Reviewed as ToR for Board approval. 0.2 23 Nov 09 A. Berrini Board Base standards added in §7.4. A. Sultan approved Board AbC 04-Dec-09