Vienna, VIC
  04 Sep 2023 - 05 Sep 2023


The PTS is leading the IDC SHI Reengineering project since 2014 with the goal of creating modernized, open-source software for SHI processing, and improving maintainability and extensibility to the system. Starting 2019, the project entered the Implementation phase and is currently under active development.

The aim of this Alpha Tester Group (ATG) is to enhance the engagement of the NDC community towards the IDC Reengineering project. It allows low-barrier access for State Signatories and NDCs to the current state of the reengineered system.

The role of the ATG participants is to validate the results of the system and provide feedback to the system design and usability.

Current ATG activities are planned for biennial 2022-2023. Participants already selected in 2022 for this biennial do not need to reapply. New candidates will be accepted to fill open positions in 2023.

The objectives of the Technical Meetings prior to a testing session are to:

  • present the scope of the testing session,
  • provide the status of development,
  • guide the testers on the discovery of the newly developed features,
  • enable ATG members to run testing scripts and adapt them to different test cases.

The ATG project is funded by the European Union in the context of the EU Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/901 of 29 June 2020.

Further details:

Language: English
Application Deadline: 04 Jun 2023 23:59 GMT

Financial Information

Applicable to PTS-funded participants only:

In accordance with the Staff regulations and rules and Administrative Directives, the PTS will provide the following:

  • A Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) that is sufficient to cover the related expenses during the technical meeting;
  • The PTS travel agent will reserve, issue and forward the flight ticket to the participants for the most direct and economic route;
  • Funded participants are not allowed to purchase their own tickets unless, under exceptional circumstances, they are authorized to do so and only if this proves to be most cost-effective option for the PTS;
  • The PTS will book a hotel and cover the costs for the accommodation and technical meeting participants will receive their remaining DSA upon arrival in Vienna; and
  • Health insurance will be provided that covers the duration of the technical meeting.

Requirement: Scanned passport copies.

Participants should apply for visas, if needed, at the corresponding Embassy upon receipt of an Acceptance Note Verbale from the PTS, in order to ensure timely processing. The PTS will provide personal invitations to visa applicants.

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