A series of Knowledge sharing webinars are being organised as part of the India-EU Partnership Project on Collaboration for ICT Standardisation.

  • Webinar 11 (September 2018) - Testing framework for IoT Privacy

    Details of the eleventh webinar in this series is as follows:

    Topic: “Testing framework for IoT Privacy”

    Moderator: Dr. Mukesh Uppal, Director, Com First

    Moderator Bio: Dr Mahesh Uppal is the Director of Com First (India) a niche consultancy company based in Delhi. The company specializes in telecommunication and internet, policy, regulation and strategy.

    Dr Uppal was educated at Delhi Public School, St Stephens’ College, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and City University, London. He has carried out academic research in several major institutions in India and United Kingdom. These include the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, the University of Cambridge and the University of Sussex.

    Speaker: Udo Scalla, Head of Global Competence Center – IoT Privacy, TÜV Rheinland

    Speaker Bio: Udo brings a wealth of experience from management positions in large and medium enterprises.

    He held several Senior Positions at Deutsche Telekom AG and T-Systems. As a member of the board of Technisat (Consumer Electronic) he was responsible for R&D, strategy and sales.

    Speaker: Günter Martin, CTO COE Privacy TÜV Rheinland,

    Speaker Bio: Günter Martin is CTO in the “Global Center of Excellence – IoT-Privacy” at TÜV Rheinland. In this position, he is responsible for the development of certificates and other services in the field of IoT data protection and data security.

    Mr. Marin started his professional career with a major manufacturer of IT systems and then spent twenty years in various management roles at Deutsche Telekom AG and T-Systems. He served as a Vice President responsible for the development and marketing of e-business solutions. His professional background is in IT development and marketing. 2105 he founded CorDev GmbH, together with Udo Scalla.  CorDev became known in 2016 as the “Best German Start-up of the Smart Home Industry”, awarded by the Federal Ministry of Economics. The company received the award for its certificate for “Protected Privacy”

    The concept was subsequently further developed by CorDev together with TÜV Rheinland into a comprehensive service portfolio. Günter Martin has been a member of TÜV Rheinland since June 2017.

    Previously, Mr. Martin worked for twenty years in various management functions at Deutsche Telekom AG. In the E-Business division, he was vice president at Telekom AG, where he was responsible for the development and marketing of the Group’s e-business solutions. In 2015 he founded the CorDev GmbH together with Udo Scalla. CorDev became known in 2016 when it was named the Best Startup in the Industry by the German Smart Home Initiative in the Federal Ministry of Economics. CorDev received the award for its concept for privacy protection in the IoT environment.

    Schedule: September20th, 2018 
    2:30 PM – 3:30 PM IST

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  • Webinar 10 (February 2018) - Cloud standards and interoperability: Their importance and the road ahead.

    Details of the tenth webinar in this series is as follows:

    Topic: “Cloud standards and interoperability: Their importance and the road ahead.”

    Abstract: Cloud computing is one of the important revolutionary technological breakthroughs of modern times. The question however, is: have we fully tapped the potential of this technology? In this talk, we will talk about how standards and interoperability will take cloud computing to a different level. We shall also review the current state of the art in this area, together with future trends, including the work being done by PES University in this area.

    Moderator: Udayan Banerjee, Secretary in Cloud Computing Innovation Council of India (CCICI) and Adviser to Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI)

    Moderator Bio: Udayan Banerjee is an engineering graduate and has been working in Indian IT industry for about 40 years in different capacities. During this period, he has been associated with many global enterprises.

    He currently holds the position of Secretary in Cloud Computing Innovation Council of India (CCICI). He is also an Adviser to Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI)

    He has 4 patents to his name and has several publications in international journals and has been a speaker in many international conferences

    Speaker: Dinkar SitaramanProfessor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and Head, Center Present for Cloud Computing and Big Data, PES Uniersity

    Speaker Bio: Dr. Dinkar Sitaram completed his Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin Madison. His research interests include scheduling and sustainable resource allocation policies for hybrid clouds and cloud computing, as well as speech recognition and intelligent big data systems.

    He has authored 2 books – ‘Moving to the Cloud – Developing Apps in the New World of Cloud Computing’ published by American Elsevier; and ‘Multimedia Servers’ published by Morgan Kaufman. He has authored over 30 patents and 45 publications.

    He was awarded the IBM Corporate Innovation Award. He has served as CTO of Novell Software, as CTO of Andiamo Systems and also as CTO of STSD (R&D Wing of HP, India) prior to joining PES University.

    Schedule: February 27th, 2018 
    2:30 PM – 3:30 PM IST

  • Webinar 9 (January 2018) - Global regulatory compliance requirements – Wireless / IoT

    Details of the ninth webinar in this series is as follows:

    Topic: “Global regulatory compliance requirements – Wireless / IoT”


    • Brief introduction on Wireless / IoT Services
    • Global Market Development w.r.t regulations ( With Few country case studies on the regulation , e.g. CE / FCC / IC )
    • Indian Market Development w.r.t regulations ( WPC , TEC , BIS etc.)
    • Future trends ( Smart Infrastructure , Smart City , Smart metering , Cellular etc.)

    Moderator: Mr. Ajay Kumar Mittal, Advisor standardisation in wireless and wireline systems, TSDSI

    Moderator Bio: Shri A.K.Mittal did his Graduation in Electronics and Communications Engineering in 1976 from Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. He also holds a Diploma in Management. He has a carrier of over  40 years  in the field of Telecommunications. While he started his carrier in R&D at Indian Telephone Industrie, Later after joining Department of Telecom (DoT),  Government of India he has worked in variety of domains like Satellite Communication,OFC, Mobile Networks, Switching Systems, Transmission Systems, Network Management, Licensing, Regulation, Standards, Testing and Certification etc. He has headed  the Telecom Engineering Centre(TEC),the technical arm of Department of Telecommunications. He has represented Government of India in various bilateral and multilateral international meetings.Currently he is associated with TSDSI as Advisor with special focus on standardisation in wireless and wireline systems.

    Speaker: G. Kalyan Varma, Vice President Business Stream Products – IMEA, TUV Rheinland (India) Pvt. Ltd.

    Speaker Bio: With 20+ years of industrial experience at different roles, Mr. Varma is now leading as a Vice President Global Business Field Electrical and Business Stream Products IMEA region (India, Middle East & Africa) at TUV Rheinland Group with business responsibilities in more 25 countries.  He is involved in testing and certification services in various positions for more than 17 years.  Right from the inception of TUV Rheinland’s testing and certification services, Mr. Varma has played a vital role in establishing these activities in India.  Under the strong strategic leadership of Mr. Varma, various labs and services of TUV Rheinland India have been established successfully, starting with the electrical safety lab, EMC, wireless and photovoltaic lab across India.  The labs have state-of-art technology of highest quality conforming to both national and international standards and carrying various prestigious accreditations such as FCC, CBTL, NABL, MNRE, BIS.  Mr. Varma himself is a qualified auditor and technical certifier.

    Schedule: January 23rd, 2018 
    2:30 PM – 3:30 PM IST

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  • Webinar 8 (December 2017) - Role of oneM2M and Global Platform for Smart City applications of IoT

    Details of the eighth webinar in this series is as follows:

    Topic: “Role of oneM2M and Global Platform for Smart City applications of IoT”

    Moderator: Mr. Vijay Madan, Advisor, TSDSI

    Speaker: François Ennesser, Chair Security Working Group, oneM2M

    Speaker Bio: Francois Ennesser has over 20 years of experience in the embedded systems and security industry and has been working on Machine‐to‐machine communication for nearly 10 years. Representing Gemalto in M2M standardization, he has been an active contributor in several organizations working on M2M and IoT security including GlobalPlatform and GSMA, and is chairing the Security Working Group of the oneM2M global standardization partnership, striving to anticipate the technical evolutions affecting trust, security and privacy along with the migration from business‐centric M2M use cases to consumer driven IoT applications. He also participated in several regulatory Expert Groups and mandate work initiated by the European Commission on the topics of smart metering and smart grids.

    Speaker:  Gil Bernabeu, Technical Director, GlobalPlatform

    Speaker Bio: Mr. Bernabeu was elected as GlobalPlatform’s Technical Director in 2005. His main role is to drive forward the development of GlobalPlatform Specifications to deploy secure services. Mr. Bernabeu also acts as GlobalPlatform’s central technical liaison point, coordinating the efforts of the organization’s technical committees and the GlobalPlatform Task Forces with external partners. In his role as certification secretariat within GlobalPlatform, he ensures that all elements of GlobalPlatform-based solutions are interoperable and offer backwards compatibility with previous technology releases. Prior to becoming GlobalPlatform Technical Director, Gil served GlobalPlatform as the Chair of the Systems Committee for over two years.

    Schedule: December 5th, 2017 
    2:30 PM – 3:30 PM IST

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  • Webinar 7 (August 2017) - A Smart City IoT Testbed at IISc..

    Details of the seventh webinar in this series is as follows:

    Topic: “A Smart City IoT Testbed at IISc.”

    Abstract: We need to have public spaces created to enable experimentation, exploration and learning of new technologies and concepts related to smart cities. Towards that end, we will describe our ongoing work in creating such a space at IISc – around smart light poles. We will describe in detail our hardware, network and software architectures we are currently experimenting with.

    Speaker: Amrutur Bharadwaj, Professor in Indian institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore

    Speaker Bio: Bharadwaj Amrutur is a Professor in Indian institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore, where he also heads the Robert Bosch Center for Cyber-Physical Systems. His current research focuses on  complex systems engineering.

    Schedule: August 28th, 2017 
    2:30 PM – 3:30 PM IST

    Webinar Resources: A Smart City IoT Testbed at IISc (Presentation)

  • Webinar 6 (July 2017) - Vehicle Communications: An update on the current state of research and standards

    Details of the sixth webinar in this series is as follows:

    Topic: “Vehicle Communications: An update on the current state of research and standards”

    Abstract: Vehicle communications is one of the key enablers and the core backbone of intelligent transportation systems. While a smart transportation system may involve several network components, this talk shall concentrate on the access aspect of the communications in such a network. Communication links between entities among and in-between vehicles, pedestrians, infrastructure pose different challenges in terms of latency and reliability. This talk shall also look at the current state of research and standardization with respect to these different communication needs.

    Speaker: Dr. Punit Rathod, Sr. Wireless Technologist with the Next Generation and Standards Group of Intel

    Speaker Bio: Dr. Punit Rathod is a Sr. Wireless Technologist with the Next Generation and Standards Group of Intel where works on prototyping and pathfinding activities. Prior to this he worked at IIT Bombay representing the research group at 3GPP RAN2 groups. He has dabbled with entrepreneurship for a brief time in his start-up on emergency communications. He has done his PhD from IIT Bombay. He has been working in the wireless networking domain specifically on resource scheduling, network protocols, testbeds and performance analysis for more than a decade.

    Schedule: July 14th, 2017 
    2:30 PM – 3:30 PM IST

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  • Webinar 5 (June 2017) - Standardising and Integrating Smart Cities: A transport use case

    Details of the fifth webinar in this series is as follows:

    Topic: “Standardising and Integrating Smart Cities: A transport use case”

    Abstract: Smart city initiatives are mostly driven by single cities with large budgets. This trend typically demands new platforms and sensor deployments to define solutions that are eventually translated into better conditions for citizens. However, the problem with the current model is the large cost of “usually” bespoke solutions, which also tend to avoid using data from “legacy” systems and databases. InterDigital, in collaboration with 15 public and private partners across two consortiums, are using the international open standard, oneM2M, to tackle this problem and change the way smart cities are implemented. In the webinar, a group of experts will present and debate on the rationale for running field trials in the UK and their relevance to international markets. The main points for discussion will include:

    • Reduction of costs and generation of commercial opportunities for cities;
    • Creation of a framework for innovation;
    • Aggregation of new and old infrastructure and data;
    • Integration of multiple urban and rural regions; and
    • The provision of non-vendor lock-in solutions for authorities and other parties using transportation data initially.

    Speaker: Tim Gammons, Director at Arup for the Smart Mobility and ITS Business

    Speaker Bio: Tim Gammons is a Director at Arup with responsibility for the Smart Mobility and ITS Business.  He has more than 30 years’ experience in the transport and control systems for the movement of people and goods.  Tim worked in R & D, planning and implementation of transport solutions at several organisation, including Department of Transport (UK), Highways Agency and private sector.  Notable is his 15 years leading the delivery of some of the UK’s first ITS solutions for inter-urban highways and a period of two years in Bangkok as technical advisor to the Royal Thai Government.

    His professional interests focus on mobility measures to influence travel behaviour, and his current projects include creating an open market place for data and travel services, through the oneTRANSPORT Internet of Things (IoT) platform in support of connected and autonomous vehicles.  He also works on Smart Motorways Programmes in England, Scotland and Australia and has been involved in the planning and development of E-payment systems for public transport, private vehicles and parking management in cities.

    He is Chair of the IET’s Transport Sector Executive and he also serves as Honorary Secretary for ITS-UKs Smart Environment Interest Group.

    Speaker: Dr Rafael CepedaSenior Manager, InterDigital Europe Ltd.

    Speaker Bio: Dr Rafael Cepeda is leading the Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart City activities for the InterDigital’s European office in London. Rafael holds an MBA and an MSc in Financial Management from the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), and a PhD and MSc degrees in Communication Systems & Signal Processing, both from The University of Bristol. He joined InterDigital from British Sky Broadcasting plc (BSkyB), where he led research on future wireless technologies. Before this position, he was a Principal Research Engineer at Toshiba Research Europe Ltd. His more than 16 years of professional activities have conducted to several publications and granted patents. Rafael is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Senior Member of the IEEE, and a Sainsbury Management Fellow.

    Speaker: Mr Trevor Brennan, Strategy & Programme Manager, East Herts & Broxbourne, Hertfordshire County Council

    Speaker Bio: Trevor is owner and director of Mode Split, which is a specialist sustainability and transport consultancy. He is an experienced programme and people manager, with a 19-year career record of delivering sustainable transport schemes both within the public and private sector. Currently, Trevor is working at Hertfordshire County Council and is the sponsor for oneTRANSPORT which is the county’s smart transport programme.

    Speaker: Ms Katie Parnell, Principal Bid Management Officer, Innovation and Research, Localities, Policies and Programmes, Oxfordshire County Council

    Speaker Bio: Following an undergraduate degree in Human Sciences at Oxford University and an Environmental Management and Technology Masters degree at Oxford Brookes University, I have been working in local government in the transport sector in a variety of roles for coming up to 10 years now. Prior to my current role, I spent a number of years on sustainable travel and transport behaviour change programmes of various kinds. I currently work within Oxfordshire County Council’s Innovation and Research team, as Principal Bid Management Officer, overseeing innovative projects around transport data and its use, for which we have secured funding, including managing Oxfordshire’s role within the oneTRANSPORT initiative.

    Schedule: June 9th, 2017 
    2:30 PM – 3:30 PM IST

    Webinar Resources: Standardising and Integrating Smart Cities: A transport use case (Presentation)

  • Webinar 4 (May 2017) - Full Duplex Wireless Communications

    Details of the fourth webinar in this series is as follows:

    Topic: “Full Duplex Wireless Communications”

    Abstract: Full-duplex communication (FDC) is a very elegant and lucrative technique for doubling the data rate of a wireless system for the same bandwidth. While most current communication devices (cell phones, wireless routers) appear full-duplex, they are indeed half-duplex systems. In current devices, the transmit and the receive data is separated either in time or frequency. However, in a ”real” full-duplex communication system the transmitter sends and receives information in the same time and frequency band thus effectively doubling the data rate. Self-interference is a major impediment in full-duplex systems. In this  talk, we will look at the current techniques and the state-of-art for self-interference cancellation.

    Speaker: Mr. Radhakrishna Ganti, Assistant Professor at the IIT Madras

    Speaker Bio: Radha Krishna Ganti is an Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India. He was a Postdoctoral researcher in the Wireless Networking and Communications Group at UT Austin from 2009-11. He received his B. Tech. and M. Tech. in EE from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and a Masters in Applied Mathematics and a Ph.D. in EE from the University of Notre Dame in 2009. His doctoral work focused on the spatial analysis of interference networks using tools from stochastic geometry. He is a co-author of the monograph Interference in Large Wireless Networks (NOW Publishers, 2008). He received the 2014 IEEE Stephen O. Rice Prize, and the 2014 IEEE Leonard G. Abraham Prize and the 2015 IEEE Communications society young author best paper award. He was also awarded the 2016-2017 Institute Research and Development Award (IRDA) by IIT Madras.

    Schedule: May 16th, 2017 
    2:30 PM – 3:30 PM IST

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  • Webinar 3 (April 2017) - Information Centric Networking (ICN) - The future of Internet

    Details of the third webinar in this series is as follows:

    Topic: Information Centric Networking (ICN) – The future of Internet

    Abstract: Information Centric Networking (ICN) has been proposed as an alternate architecture for the Internet. This is motivated by the change in pattern of data access over the Internet. ICN advocates the name based content centric approach of data access rather than the host centric approach of current Internet. This requires several changes in the Internet architecture while providing panacea for various long term challenges such as multi-casting, security, mobility etc. ICN has also been considered as one of the enabling technology for 5G along with mmWave, SDN etc. IETF has dedicated Research Group (ICNRG) [] for ICN with many actively contributing members including Xerox, CISCO, Huawei, TCS etc.

    Speaker: Mr. Samar Shailendra, TCS Research & Innovation, Tata Consultancy Services

    Speaker Bio: Dr. Samar has obtained his M.Tech and Ph.D. from IIT Delhi and IIT Guwahati respectively. He is currently working as Scientist at TCS Research. He is serving as the Vice-Chair of M2M working Group of Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI). He is also the visiting faculty at IIIT Bangalore. He has more than 13 years of industry and academic experience. He is a senior member of IEEE, ComSoc and also the member of ACM. He has published several papers in various peer reviewed international Journals and Conferences and filed several patents. His main areas of research interest include SDN, ICN, M2M/IoT, Wireless MAC, QoS and multipath protocols.

    Schedule: April 7th, 2017 
    2:30 PM – 3:30 PM IST

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  • Webinar 2 (March 2017) - oneM2M Architecture and Basic Principles Overview

    Details of the second webinar in this series is as follows:

    Topic: “oneM2M Architecture and Basic Principles Overview

    Speaker: Mr. Xavier Piednoir, Technical Officer in charge of the Smart Card Platform in ETSI

    Speaker Bio: Xavier is the Technical Officer in charge of the Smart Card Platform in ETSI since 2007. In addition to supporting ETSI TC SCP, he also provides support to the 3GPP CT6 working group, in charge of the 3GPP UICC applications (mostly (U)SIM and ISIM applications). Xavier also has a hands-on experience of R&D and standardisation processes as he previously spent 6 years in France Telecom’s R&D division where he was a smart card expert providing support and internal consulting for both local and international mobile operations (Orange global). In addition, he was involved in the work carried on the NFC and mobile ticketing topics.

    Xavier has been involved in ETSI TC SCP and 3GPP CT6 as a delegate since 2003 and was elected chairman of the ETSI TC SCP Requirements working group, a position he held until moving to ETSI.

    Xavier holds a Master Degree in Computer Science from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Caen with a special focus on Smart Card and Network Security.

    Schedule: March 10th, 2017 
    2:30 PM – 3:30 PM IST

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  • Webinar 1 (February 2017) - Mobile Broadband Communications for Public Protection/Safety and Disaster Relief: a 5G Perspective


    Details of the first webinar in this series is as follows:

    Topic: Mobile Broadband Communications for Public Protection/Safety and Disaster Relief: a 5G Perspective

    Abstract: Requirements of a system used for emergency communications for public safety differ from those used for commercial wireless communications. Aspects like reliability, redundancy and security for an emergency communication system are more stringent than those for commercial wireless communication systems.Traditionally, such challenges were fulfilled by technologies like TETRA, P25 and such, primarily using narrowband voice communication. The evolution and maturity of present day wireless communications systems (read as Long Term Evolution or LTE), has now made it possible to equip the emergency service providers with access to not just voice but streaming broadband video as well. This presentation will take a look at the evolution of the present day wireless communication systems for emergency communication and try to show where we are headed in our near future.

    Speaker: Mr. Nishant Shah, Senior Project Manager, National Centre of Excellence in Technology in Internal Security – IIT Bombay [Member, TSDSI]

    Speaker Bio: Nishant Shah is currently working at National Center of Excellence in Technology for Internal Security (NCETIS), as Senior Project Manager. NCETIS has been setup under Govt. of India’s flagship “Digital India” program and is targeted towards developing indigenous technology and achieving self sufficiency in the broad areas of Electronics System Design and Manufacturing for the strategic sector of internal security. Nishant has a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from Mumbai University and a Masters Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Colorado, Boulder.

    Schedule: February 10th, 2017 
    2:30 PM – 3:30 PM IST

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