Following the IMT-2020 developing process “Submission/Reception of the RIT and SRIT proposals and acknowledgement of receipt” in accordance with Document IMT-2020/2(Rev.1), ITU-R Working Party (WP) 5D started evaluation process for Independent Evaluation Groups (IEGs) from its 31st meeting in Oct. 2018, in conjunction with the ongoing IMT-2020 development under Step 3 of the IMT-2020 process.
At the 32nd meeting of WP 5D in July 2019, the Step 3 of the IMT-2020 developing process “Submission/Reception of the RIT and SRIT proposals and acknowledgement of receipt” will end in accordance with Document IMT-2020/2(Rev.1). In this context, all the submissions from proponents will be finalized at the 32nd meeting of WP 5D. In addition, WP 5D will acknowledge the completed submission(s) based on the materials provided by the proponents at the same meeting.
ITU-R WP 5D will hold a workshop on IMT-2020 focusing on the evaluation of the candidate terrestrial radio interfaces in conjunction with the 33rd meeting in December 2019, in which interim evaluation reports are expected. This will facilitate the possibility on the IEGs to understand the details of the proposed candidate technologies, and to interact with WP 5D and other IEGs participating in the ITU-R evaluation process on IMT‑2020. This workshop is a continuation of the previous workshop on IMT-2020 held in 2017, Munich, which addressed the process, requirements, and evaluation criteria for IMT-2020 as well as views from proponents on the developments on IMT-2020 radio interface(s) and IEGs activities.
The objectives of the workshop are as follows;
– to promote information sharing on IMT-2020;
– to facilitate dialog among ITU-R WP 5D, the proponents and the evaluation groups; and in particular;
- to review the final submissions of the proposed RIT/SRIT for IMT-2020;
- to review the evaluation results reported by the IEGs at this stage;
- to demonstrate the WP 5D template which will be used to summarise evaluation results for each IEG, etc.;
- to present the details of the proposed RIT/SRIT including self-evaluation results and detailed evaluation method by RIT/SRIT Proponents;
- to introduce the evaluation activities and further plan by IEGs, and to share the information relating to the evaluation; and
- to review WRC-19 outcome and the implication on IMT-2020 evaluation and further development.
3. Draft Program of the Workshop
|Opening remarks by the Chairman of WP 5D|
|Welcome remarks by the Host of the 33rd WP 5D meeting|
|Presentations by ITU-R|
|Presentation by WP 5D (e.g., introduction to IMT-2020 evaluation process, status of submissions, status of evaluation and related information, etc.)|
|Presentations by IMT-2020 RIT/SRIT proponents|
|Presentations by IMT-2020 RIT/SRIT proponents (e.g. the introduction of technical characteristics according to final submission, the self-evaluation results and detailed evaluation method, and submission templates, etc.) [Editor’s note: This session could be divided into sub-sessions considering technology groups, each of which consists of technically identical proposals]|
|Q & A for each proponent in Session 2|
|Presentations by registered independent evaluation groups|
|Presentations by the registered independent evaluation groups (e.g. evaluation activities of RIT/SRIT, initial independent evaluation results, useful experiences, tools, and future plans, etc.)|
|Presentation from each IEG
[Editor’s note: to consider the possibility of panel discussion etc. to facilitate the exchange of information on evaluation parameters among IEGs.]
|Q & A for each IEG in Session 3|
|Wrap up and Closing|
Note 1: The program and time schedule are subject to change.
Note 2: The program of sessions 2 and 3 would be based on number of requests for presentation from the interested bodies.
The workshop information will be appropriately communicated and/or updated on the WP 5D webpage (https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-R/study-groups/rsg5/rwp5d/imt-2020/Pages/submission-eval.aspx).