The technical work within ITS is carried out in working groups, where experts meet to discuss the standard development and suggestions from members as well as aspects that should be covered by a standard. The national vote on European and harmonized European standards is done in a specific working group.
WORKING GROUP STANDARDS APPROVAL
Working Group Standards Approval is responsible for the national voting on European standards for ICT, cyber security, accessibility and energy consumption. The group consists of small and medium-sized enterprises, big market players, governmental organisations and other organisations with Swedish interests. Every year the group handles some hundred standards, some of which are harmonised standards for the Radio Equipment Directive. Members participating in the working group get the latest information on requirements for future radio communication systems, cyber security, energy consumption and the development of the European standardisation system. Being an active member provides you with the possibility to influence the ongoing work and the capability to develop products and services for the European Common Market.
WORKING GROUP NETWORKING INTERWORKING
Working Group Networking Interworking's goal is to ensure functional requirements within and between public communication networks, as well as between the public communication networks and emergency centers for emergency communication where European or international standards / technical specifications are lacking or provide too many alternatives to chose. The members of the group mainly consist of network operators and other actors in ICT such as manufacturers, consultants and government agencies. The group develops technical specifications (Application Guides) and, if necessary, also develops Swedish standards. The group carries out feasibility studies in new technology areas where the results sometimes form the basis for PTS regulations but which are also used in industry agreements and / or interconnection agreements between operators.
WORKING GROUP HUMAN FACTORS
Working Group Human Factors’ main task is to provide input to the development of the accessability standard EN 301 549 (Accessibility requirements for ICT products and services). The standard specifies the functional accessibility requirements applicable to ICT products and services, together with a description of the test procedures and evaluation methodology for each accessibility requirement in a form that is suitable for use in public procurement within Europe. EN 301 549 is a harmonised standard in Europe. Manufacturers, other economic operators or conformity assessment bodies can use harmonised standards to demonstrate that products, services or processes comply with relevant EU legislation. The European Accessability Act (EAA) will most likely also refer to the standard which is a task for this working group to provide input on. The working group is also providing input regarding Human Factors of Emerging Technologies such as AI and Internet of Things to the standardisation work done within ETSI. As a member of ITS Working Group Human Factors it is possible to suggest other areas within the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) where standardisation activities would make a positive difference from a Human Factors perspective.
WORKING GROUP CYBER SECURITY
Arbetsgruppen bevakar framtagandet av standarder inom ETSI TC Cyber, WG QSC (Quantum-Safe Cryptography) och ETSI TC ESI (Electronic Signatures and Infrastructures). Gruppen diskuterar krav från de olika intressenter och samlar Svenska synpunkter för gemensam input. Eftersom cybersäkerhet är en viktig aspekt i olika sektorer sammanförar gruppen små och stora organisationer, myndigheter och företag med svensk anknytning.
WORKING GROUP MULTI STAKEHOLDER PLATFORM
Working Group Multi Stakeholder Platform discusses the input documents to the Multi Stakeholder Platform with the aim to develop Swedish positions. The Multi Stakeholder Platform is composed of representatives of national authorities from EU Member States & EFTA countries, by the European and international ICT standardisation bodies, and by stakeholder organisations that represent industry, small and medium-sized enterprises and consumers.