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ETSI , the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, produces globally applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, converged, broadcast and internet technologies. ETSI is officially recognized by the European Union as a European Standards Organization. The not-for-profit organization counts more than 700 ETSI member organizations drawn from 62 countries across 5 continents world-wide. Founded initially to serve European needs, ETSI has become highly respected as a producer of technical standards for worldwide use.

Facts Owner ETSI
Target Audience - Business
- Government
Assets - XML schemas
- ETSI Terms and Definitions Database (TEDDI)
Federation Benefits Expected Benefits - Increased visibility
- Increased efficiency in distributing standards
Mapping to ADMS Language English
Licence Intellectual Property Right (IPR) information available for standards

Interview with ETSI - Milan Zoric & Miguel Angel Reina Ortega

Joinup team: Which types of assets does ETSI have and which ones can be considered as semantic interoperability assets?

Milan Zoric: The main focus of ETSI is technical interoperability. However, in this context, XML is increasingly used by ETSI. The ETSI specifications cannot strictly be categorised to be either semantic or technical interoperability standards.

Miguel Angel Reina Ortega: Some examples of semantic assets that can be described with ADMS are the work on Electronic Signature Interoperability (ESI) (involving the XAdES signatures), the ETSI terms and definitions database (TEDDI) and the SOAP REM Profile which ETSI produced for SPOCS.

Joinup team: Which benefits do you see from joining the federation?

Milan Zoric: ETSI should spend more effort in raising visibility of its standards. By sharing semantic assets through the federation, even if it is only a very limited number, ETSI could increase its visibility. Also, ETSI currently sends a DVD-ROM with all its specifications to its members. In the future, we might consider just sending the description metadata, with links to the actual specifications.

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21 May 2012
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adms, ETSI, federation, semantic assets