Online, Austria
  13 Oct 2020 - 16 Oct 2020


The objective of this technical meeting is to continue the process of completing the IDC Validation and Acceptance Test Plan (VATP). The focus for this particular meeting will be on reviewing the changes that were introduced following the June 2019 meeting and to continue improving the content of the individual tests. A summary of the outcome from this meeting will be presented to WGB-56.

Participant profile:

The meeting is aimed towards scientists, engineers and other persons who have technical expertise in one of the four IMS technologies, the functions of the IDC and in performance monitoring and testing. The participants are expected to provide their technical input to the VATP and related activities such as the 2021 experiment.

States Signatories are expected to nominate experts who will provide substantive inputs to these topics for discussion.

Information will be available on the Expert Communication System ECS prior to the meeting. Experts are expected to review and evaluate the latest version of the VATP and all other related material.

The Provisional Technical Secretariat may solicit presentations from participants on the topics of the meeting.

Further details:

Language: English
Application Deadline: 31 Aug 2020 00:00 GMT
Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 Jul 2020 00:00 GMT

Application Procedures for Abstracts submission

Applicants are invited to submit an abstract relevant to the objectives of the meeting at the time of registration via the registration platform before 31 July 2020.

Deadline for Registration

Applicants are invited to register on before 31 August 2020.


Power-Point presentations shall not exceed 15 minutes.


The following agenda is draft and may be subjected to changes prior to the technical meeting. A detailed agenda will be posted on the ECS prior to the technical meeting.

    Day 1:

    1. Introduction;

    2. Review of the VATP purpose, structure and evolution of the documentation;

    3. Presentations and discussion of the results from the previous experiments (emphasis on the most recent results);

    4. Summary of the evaluation of Experiment 4;

    5. Review of draft assessment of experiments 1- 4;

    Day 2:

    6. Expert presentations, discussion and feedback;

    7. Presentation and discussion related to the challenges encountered during the previous experiments and how these will be overcome in the future;

    8. Review of verification methods, acceptance criteria and metrics for the validation tests planned for the 2021 Experiment;

    Day 3:

    9. Review of verification methods, acceptance criteria and metrics for the validation tests planned for 2021 Experiment (cont.);

    10. Review of the latest draft of the VATP document;

    Day 4:

    11. Review of the latest draft of the VATP document (cont.);

    12. Plan for future experiments;

    13. Meeting outcomes and action items;

Expert contributions are sought for each topic of the agenda. These contributions should focus on specific, concrete suggestions to the VATP that will help the PTS and WGB achieve positive outcomes from these activities. Supporting documents will be posted on the ECS prior to the meeting.

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