Good morning, ladies and gentlemen.
Welcome to Geneva for the fourth SG15 meeting of the 2009-2012 study period.
I am Yoichi Maeda of the TTC in Japan.
I am very glad to be here again with you today.
Is the interpretation working for everyone? Good.
Before I open the first meeting, I would like to check the channels for interpretation.
CH1: English ? thank you.
CH2: French ? merci.
CH3: Spanish ? gracias.
CH4: Russian ? spacibo. * 「スパシーバ」と発音する
CH5: Chinese ? xie xie.
CH6: Arabic ? shukran.
It looks like the channels are OK and so let’s start.
Does the WiFi access have any problems? - No? Good.
As I informed you in the Collective Letter, SG15 has taken a step towards working in a fully electronic environment and therefore this meeting will be a paperless meeting.
I would like to remind you that a limited number of laptops are available from the ITU Helpdesk for the period of the meeting for those who require one.
Printers are available in the cyber cafes in the 2nd basement of the ITU Tower building for delegates who wish to print documents.
I believe that in addition to the clear ecological benefits of paperless meetings, such meetings will also improve efficiency and productivity.
In this SG15 meeting, we have more than 350 pre-registered participants and we have received 407 Contributions.
This is a record number of contributions for any Study Group in this study period.
I would like to express my sincere thanks for your continued support for SG15 activities.
In particular, I would like to thank you for your support of the 12 day submission deadline for your contributions prior to the SG opening.
All contributions were uploaded on the ITU-T website the Monday before the start of the SG15 opening.
Before we start the plenary discussion, I am honored to welcome Malcolm Johnson, the Director of TSB to deliver his opening remarks to you. Malcolm, you have the floor.
* 大臣などの来賓を紹介する場合に、Mr. や Ms. の代わりに His Excellency/Her Excellency を用いる。
Thank you very much Malcolm for your kind words and for your informative opening address.
I would like to express my appreciation for your continuous support, management and strong leadership of our standardization activities.
I would now like to ask everyone who is participating in an SG15 meeting for the first time to raise their hands.
I will be holding a special tutorial session for beginners during the lunch break and I hope you will try to attend.
Next I would like to introduce our SG15 management members to you including the SG vice-chairmen and WP chairmen and their secretaries.
If you have any questions about this meeting, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
I would now like to ask you to look at document TD 363 for Plenary.
This document provides a revised meeting agenda to replace the draft in TSB Collective Letter 6/15 and lists the relevant input documents to be reviewed in this meeting.
I hope all of you have already downloaded the documents from the ITU-T website.
Are there any problems with the documents? I hope I see none.
As the first item of TD 363 in this Plenary, I would like to have your approval of this meeting agenda.
Items 1 to 11 will be dealt with in this opening plenary without interpretation, and items 11 to 17 will be handled in the closing plenary on the second Friday with interpretation.
There are many TDs to be reviewed in the item 4.2 on the TSAG meeting.
The relevant TD numbers for SG15 are indicated in TD364.
In Item 4.5, I would like to ask you to add TD209 (GEN) and TD415 (PLEN) on the ITU-T Manuals which support the bridging of standardization gap issues.
Are there any comments about my proposed agenda? - I see none. The agenda is approved. Thank you very much.
I will do my best to assist you to progress your work in this study group.
As usual, I would like to ask you to show your kind cooperation so that we can conclude this opening plenary within the first quarter of today.
Item 3 of TD363 provides the meeting objectives for this SG15 meeting.
Please see ANNEX 1 on Page 3 of TD 363.
Are there any comments or proposals of other objectives? - I see none.
Now I would like to move on to Item 4 which is the reports on interim activities since June 2010.
Item 4.1. The meeting reports of the last SG15 meeting have been submitted as COM15 ?R11, R12, R13 and R14, and the report of the WP1 interim meeting in November in Geneva has been submitted as COM15-R15.
I have not received any comments on them. So I would like to ask you to approve the meeting reports for the basis of our discussions.
Are there any comments on the reports? I see none. The SG15 meeting reports and the WP1 interim meeting report are approved.
I would like to move to the next item.
Next is Item 4.3 of TD363 on Status report on the interim activities since June of 2010.
As you can see in TD365 for PLEN, all the reports of the interim meetings are provided in the TD including those of some teleconferences.
Please review the reports in detail in the relevant WPs and Questions.
As the last item in the interim activity report, I would like to ask you to take TD369 for PLEN which is the list of Recommendations which were approved in the AAP process after the last meeting.
All Recommendations except for one G.9980 were approved.
Thank you very much Editors and Rapporteurs for all your efforts to produce these Recommendations.
According to Recommendation A.8 on AAP, one draft Recommendation, which is G.9980, will be submitted for approval by this study group meeting in accordance with clause 5 in Recommendation A.8.
I would like to ask the meeting to find final resolutions to obtain SG approval in the agenda Item 13 in the SG15 closing plenary on 25th of February.
Are there any questions about the SG approval process? - I see none.
Next is Item 6. TD293 for PLEN is the list of your contributions.
Are there any requests to change the document allocation?
For more details of their allocation, please clarify them in each WP.
Next is Item 7, TD368 for PLEN which is the initial list of candidates for SG Approval, and Approval in the closing plenary.
We expect to have 53 Recommendations for Consent and 6 Documents for Agreement, and, in addition, we will also have 1 Recommendation for SG approval.
So we have a very tough schedule ahead of us because we have to complete the final drafting of so many texts.
I hope your meetings will be as productive as usual.
The next item is Item 8 which is the list of incoming Liaison Statements which you can find in TD366 for PLEN.
I would like to ask you to review the Liaisons in your respective WPs and Questions.
Are there any comments? - I see none.
Next is Item 9, our meeting work plan in ANNEX 2 to TD363 for PLEN.
We made some changes to the work plan in Collective Letter 6.
Please check the latest work plan on the web and on the TV monitor.
We will have two evening sessions on Wednesday in the first week and on Tuesday in the second week.
Are there any comments? - I see none.
I think we have now reviewed all the documents for this opening plenary.
Are there any questions or other issues to be discussed here? I see none.
I therefore would like to conclude this opening plenary by saying that if you have any questions that require my input or actions, please visit or contact my office.
I hope that you will have fruitful meetings in your WPs and I look forward to seeing you all again at 9:30 on the morning of 25th of February at the closing plenary.
This meeting is now adjourned.