Meeting Management

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General information

Types of users and rights

  • Administrators:

Administrators are ETSI staff. This group includes the TB support staff (Technical Officer, Support Co-ordinator) and the Meeting support staff.


  • Super-users:

They are the TB Officials (TB Chairman, Vice Chair, Secretary) and the Meeting contact(s).


  • Member users:

They are Full Member, Associate, Applicants, Councellor or ETSI. If you do not know whether you company is an ETSI member, you may contact the concerned TB staff team or Membership Care team (LINK OR EMAIL ADDRESS).


  • External Users:

External users are person not representing a Full Member, Associate, Applicants, Councellor or ETSI. They may have an EOL account (i.e ISG or Observers) or not (i.e TB Guest).


  • Meeting contacts:

The meeting contact is the person defined at the meeting creation (for example: Contact person in the Host company, Support Co-ordinator or Secretary of the concerned TB). This person must have an EOL account. The person shall receive notifications when actions are performed on presence recording (see Participants presence and status). The meeting contact can be changed anytime before, during and after the meeting.

Note: There can be more than one meeting contact per meeting.

EOL account

An EOL account is the ETSI OnLine login and password credentials that allow access to the ETSI portal features and document repository. The EOL account is composed of the person name and initials if necessary. The password may be changed at any time.


Meeting types

When creating a meeting, there are 14 meeting types available:

  • Ad-hoc
  • Chairmen's meeting
  • Extraordinary
  • Joint meeting
  • Ordinary
  • Plenary
  • Preparatory meeting
  • Rapporteur meeting
  • Resolution meeting
  • Start up meeting
  • Steering group
  • Task group
  • Workshop
  • Working group


Presences types

The presence of a participant can be either:

  • Present with remote participation if the person is connected via an online conference call tool (for example GoToMeeting).
  • Present with face to face participation if the person is physically attending the meeting.
  • Absent
  • Unknown

Meeting search/browsing

Search a meeting using the Advanced query

From the Meeting calendar portlet, click on the Advanced query link on the top left corner.

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This will open a new tab (or window depending on your browser settings) with the different criteria available to build your query/search.

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The following criteria can be defined and searched:

  • Meeting Identifier number (unique number composed of 5 digits).
  • Meeting reference (usually consists of the Body name followed by the # sign and the meeting number. i.e ERM#47).
  • Technical Body. You may select multiple Technical Bodies holding the CTRL and SHIFT keys while selecting.
  • Location of the meeting, either located in ETSI premises in Sophia Antipolis or in Other Cities.
  • Date range

A Clearall button.png button allow you to reset all the settings at once.

Note: Wildcards may not be used with this query search.


Results of the query may be presented in two formats, the Summarized List or the Detailed Report.

Summarized List view:

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Detailed Report view:

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This view contains more details such as the meeting category, the meeting duration and more information on the location.

Note: These view modes display up to 10 meeting on the screen. Click on the "Next page" button to display the rest of your query.

Export results of the query

It is possible to export and save the results into an Excel document (ASP format).

Click on the link "Export into an Excel Document" on the top of the list results.

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iCalendar reminder for the meeting

The iCalendar format is text based and contains basic information of the meeting and gives the ability to add an event to your personal agenda in one click


The iCal icon Ical icon.png can be found in three places:

  • From the meeting calendar portlet

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  • From the meeting details page

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  • From the list of meetings of the Meeting Calendar application

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Note: In this case, you have the ability to add an iCal reminder for one event or the whole query results list.

Meeting management

This feature is access restricted (flagged with a Padlock.png icon) to the ETSI staff and Technical Bodies Chairmen only.

The Meeting Management application is accessible here: http://webapp.etsi.org/MeetingManagement/

Create a new meeting

It is possible to create a meeting two different ways.

Note: This is open to TB Officials, Support Staff and will require an EOL.


  • From the Meeting Calendar portlet:

Click on the link "New Meeting".


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This will open the meeting creation form.

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Meeting information fields

  • Meeting contact: Click to enter the name of the meeting contact(s). It is possible to have more than one meeting contact. By default, it is the person creating the meeting.
  • Technical Body: Select an ETSI TB from the drop down list.
  • Title: Free text.
  • Sequence number: free text, it is a sequence number allocated by the Technical Body (i.e ERM#47, ESI#36, etc).
  • Generated meeting reference: unique and automatic number identifying the meeting.
  • TB, Seq and Title boxes: Preferences on how the meeting should appear on the portal (Identified by its meeting sequence and/or only the title for example).
  • Location: Tick either ETSI premises in Sophia Antipolis or in another city, then select the country in the drop down list. For ETSI, the country is set by default.
  • Start and end time of the meeting
  • Registration starting time: By default, time is set to 30 minutes before the starting of the meeting. (i.e: an update of the meeting start time field will cause an update of the Registration time field)
  • Time zone: Select the time zone from the drop down list.
  • Presence type allowed: Select from the drop down list between the 3 types of presence:
- Face to Face only
- Online only
- Face to Face and Online
  • Estimated number of participants: free text. This information is important for our Meeting Support team in order for them to size the need and provide the best options available.
  • URL for meeting information: Free text. You may provide the website address of the host or any other relevant information
  • Additional meeting information: Free text.

Meeting options fields

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  • Record own presence: Indicates if registered users have the rights to confirm their own presence information (see more information here)
  • Registration to external users: Indicates if the meeting is open to Member users only or if external users are allowed to register as well. By default, ETSI meetings are for Members only. See the ETSI Directives http://portal.etsi.org/Directives/home.asp
  • Email notification to participants: This configures which of the 3 groups may send email notifications to registered participants of the meeting. (Administrators, Super-Users, or registered users). Go to Types of users and rights for more information on types of users.
  • Open registration now: By default, the registration of the meeting is open right after its creation. It may be unticked to open the registration later on.
  • Chat Room: Tick/untick to enable to use of Chat room during the meeting.
  • Notifications to Meeting Contact(s): If ticked, Meeting Contact(s) will receive a notification whenever a user registers to the meeting.

NOTE: There is the possibility to save these options settings as a default options values for this group/TB. Tick the box "Save these values..."


Once you have filled all the necessary fields, click on Createmeeting button.png.


For meetings in ETSI premises:

You will have to complete a room reservation form. Roomrequest form.png

  • Important: Enter the number of estimated participants to the meeting.
The ETSI Meeting Support staff will look at the most suitable meeting based on the estimated number of participants. 
  • Check the meetings dates.
  • Enter any comments or special requests in the box provided (for delegates with special needs for example).


If you need more than one meeting room, click on “Request Another Room”;

Otherwise, click on “Save Request”.


For meetings outside ETSI premises:

The meeting creation will be done.

A screen will show the Meeting name with a link and the Meeting Identifier.

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From this screen, you may go back into the modification of the meeting, or go back to the Meeting Management menu.

Modify/Update a meeting

From the Meeting Management menu:

Click on the "Modify a Meeting" link.

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In the list of meetings, select the one you wish to modify and change the information accordingly.


From the Meeting details page:

Click on “Administration”, then “Update meeting” links

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Make the appropriate changes and click “Update Meeting”.



Cancel a meeting

From the Meeting Management menu:

Click on the "Cancel a Meeting" link.

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Select the meeting in the Meeting Calendar.


At the bottom of the screen, below the meeting details form, click the "Cancel Meeting" button.

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The system will show a confirmation screen as such:

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A cancelled meeting will be flagged with a red cross icon on the Meeting Calendar portlet, as such:

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The cancellation information also appears on the meeting details page:

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View the ETSI room allocation

This feature is available to Administrators and Super-Users only. See the different users’ types here: Types of users and rights.


In the Meeting Management menu, click on the “View Room Allocation” link.

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The Room Allocation table is organized per week. By default, it will show the current week on 5 days business days (from Monday till Friday).

You may browse week by week with the buttons "Previous Week" and "Next Week".


The rooms are divided between the two ETSI buildings: the Main and the Einstein buildings.

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It will display the different room available in ETSI with the number of seats in brackets (i.e. the AMPHI IRIS room may contain 70 participants maximum).


It is possible to access the meeting details by clicking on the meeting name.


You may customize the search and view of the meeting room allocations:

Click on the "Selection By Date" button.

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  • Enter the date, the tool will display the corresponding week.
  • You may select whether to see rooms of the Main or both buildings.
  • Select if you want to see the 5 business days only or if you want to see the whole 7 days.

Click on "View" to run your query.

Reserve an ETSI meeting room

This feature is available to Administrators and Super-Users only. See the different users’ types here: Types of users and rights.


In the Meeting Management menu, click on the "Room Reservation" link.

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This will display the current and future meetings being held in ETSI premises only.

Click on the meeting for which you would like to request or modify the meeting room.

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  • Important: Enter the number of estimated participants to the meeting.
The ETSI Meeting Support staff will look at the most suitable meeting based on the estimated number of participants. 
  • Check the meetings dates.
  • Enter any comments or special requests in the box provided (for delegates with special needs for example).


If you need more than one meeting room, click on “Request Another Room”;

Otherwise, click on “Save Request”.

Meeting details

Each meeting has its own page with details such as location, timing, participants, etc.


Meeting details page

There are different ways to access the meeting details page.

From the Meeting Calendar Portlet, click on the meeting name.

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From the Meeting Calendar on the portal home page, click on the meeting name.

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You will see a new page (or window depending on your browser settings) as such:

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The following information is displayed:

  • Meeting identifier: unique 5 digit number.


  • Meeting contact: list of contact person(s) that shall manage the preparation of the meeting (registration, etc) and shall receive notifications.


  • Meeting reference: This is the title and/or sequence number identifying the meeting. (i.e "ERM#47", "AERO TS 102 842 drafting session", etc).
  • Note: it is possible to add the meeting to your mail client calendar. Simply click on the iCal icon [[File:(ICON TO ADD).



  • Starting & Ending dates: Displays the starting and ending dates and time of the meeting, as well as the time zone information.


  • Registration: Displays the time at which the registration on site should start (i.e: distribution of badges). By default, it is set to 30 minutes before the actual start of the meeting.


  • Location: Displays the city, zip code if any and country where the meeting is located. If the meeting is in ETSI premises, this field will also specify the ETSI building and meeting room name.


  • Additional information: This section is not mandatory. It may contain more information on the meeting, the location, a picture of the building or a map, GoToMeeting details, etc.


  • List of xx participants: Link to access the list of participants information. To access this information, the user needs an EOL account. Into brackets is the repartition between the Face-to-Face participants and the online participants (if applicable).


  • Host details: Link to the host website or relevant website address.


  • Meeting details and invitation: Click to download the meeting invitation.


  • Chat room: Link to access the chat room during the meeting, if enabled.


  • Administration: To modify the meeting details or manage the Contributions Settings. These features are reserved to Admistrators and Super-Users.


  • New contribution: Link to create a new contribution, automatically assigned to the said meeting. To access this information, the user needs an EOL account. The link is underlined when the Contributions Settings have been defined (otherwise, the text is greyed out).


  • List of xx contributions: Link to access the list of meeting contributions. This will re-direct you to the Contributions application For more information on the Contributions application, please refer to page: Contributions HelpFiles.
  • Document area (FTP): Link to the FTP document repository "Docbox". To access this information, the user needs an EOL account.


  • Meeting survey: Link to a quick survey to assess the participants’ satisfaction with the meeting. To access this information, the user needs an EOL account. For more information, go to: EOL account.


Meeting invitation

Upload the meeting invitation and details

The meeting invitation can be uploaded at the meeting creation or later on.

To upload the meeting invitation at the meeting creation:

  • Click on the Invitation upload button.png button on the meeting meeting creation form.
  • Select the file on your computer. If not zipped already, the system will zip your file and upload automatically.

The name of the document will appear underneath the upload button. Invitation upload button with invite.png


To upload the meeting invitation after the meeting has been created:

  • Click on the Administration > Update Meeting link Administrationmeeting button.png on the meeting details page.
  • Click on the Invitation upload button.png button on the meeting creation form.
  • Select the file on your computer. If not zipped already, the system will zip your file and upload automatically.

The name of the document will appear underneath the upload button. Invitation upload button with invite.png


IMPORTANT: Information contained in the Additional Information box is NOT retrieved by the system. (such as a picture, map, room number, GoToMeeting details, etc.)

You MUST include this additional information in the meeting invitation; either in a separate file and zipped with the invite or in the invitation itself.


NOTE 1: You can overwrite the meeting invitation by following the same instructions above.


NOTE 2: To remove the meeting invitation completely, please contact the ETSI support staff.


Meeting contributions settings

This interface is used to define the meeting contributions settings and properties such as:

  • the contribution period (reservation date range to contribute to the meeting)
  • the handling of late contributions upload
  • the contribution numbering scheme


In order for the users to upload a contribution and assign to a given meeting, the settings and properties shall be set.


Access to the interface requires an EOL account and is accessible for Super-Users or Admin only.


Define the meeting contributions settings

The interface is accessible from the meeting details page.

  • Click on the Administration > Define Contributions Settings link Administrationmeeting button.png on the meeting details page.
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NOTE: The link is named "Define Contribution Settings" for meetings whose properties have not been defined yet. Once the parameters have been set, the link appears as "Meeting Contributions Settings".


  • A new screen appears with all the parameters.


General Contributions Settings

The following General parameters may be set:

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  • General Properties:
  • Reservation Start Date: Select the date for the start of the contribution reservation range.
Note: By default, it is set to start the current day and time.


  • Reservation End Date: Select the date for the end of the contribution reservation range.
Note: By default, it is set to finish one month after the end of the meeting.


  • Block upload outside reservation date range: Tick to enable this feature.


  • Late Contribution Threshold: Tick the "Enable" box to access this feature. It will allow to flag as "Late" any contribution reserved or uploaded after a defined date.
More information available on the Contributions application: Contributions HelpFiles.


Here below is a figure explaining the "contribution period".

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Flags are automatically calculated by the system.

If a Chairman decides to update the Late Contribution Threshold date and that contributions have already been reserved for this meeting then the system will re-calculate all the flags for the existing contributions. TB Officials and Support staff have the right to manually update the value of the flag by clicking on the flag icon


  • Red Flag: The contribution is “late”, If the TB official wish to turn off this “late” indication, he will click on the flag to turn it to white flag (Forced “not late”).
  • Green flag: The contribution has been put on time on the server.
  • White flag: The contribution flag has been forced to “not late”.

Note: To update the value of a flag for a given contribution, go to the contribution details window and click on the EDIT button, click on the flag to change its value from Late to Forced not late

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Contribution Numbering Settings

The following Contribution Numbering parameters may be set:

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  • Contribution Numbering Model:
  • Contribution Name Structure: The contribution numbering scheme is constructed as indicated below:
TBName(YY)XXXZZZ --> <CommunityId>(YY)<MeetingPrefix><contribSeqNb>


  • Meeting Prefix: Optional.
It is defined on a per TB and meeting basis. These 3 characters are alphanumeric.
It can either be used to reflect the Meeting reference in the contribution number; or to keep the yearly contributions numbering scheme.


  • Contribution Sequence numbering: IF the Meeting Prefix is defined THEN the numbering will start starts at 001 until the last contribution linked to this meeting is reserved and/or the reservation end date is reached.


Once set, click on the Define contributions settings button.png button.


A screen will confirm the settings that have entered.

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From this screen it is possible to go back into the properties by clicking on the Update contrib settings link.png link.


It is possible to see when the meeting contributions settings have been parametered: In the meeting calendar portlet, the little Meeting Contribute.png icon flags meetings for which the contribution is open.


Modify the meeting contributions settings

From the meeting details pages, click on "Meeting Contributions Seetings" link

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On the new screen click on the Update contrib settings link.png link to activate the fields that may be changed.

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See for more information on the different paramaters: General settings and Numbering settings.

Once the changes have been done, click on "Save Changes to Contribution Settings".


Contribution block reservation

Contribution block reservation is a feature that allows to pre-reserve a range of contributions for a meeting by re-using and copying titles, sources, etc. of existing contributions from previous meetings. This can be typically used when TB meetings have a recurring pattern for their first contributions (invitation, agenda, IPR call, Status of WPM, WG reports...).

To open the block reserve contributions screen, click on the link Reserve a block of contributions

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The system opens the block reserve screen:

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Select the source meeting from which you wish to retrieve the contributions. The system imports all contributions title from this meeting in the FROM and TO drop down menus. Select from these menus the range of contributions you wish to import and click on the ADD button.

The system imports all the titles in the Block reservation Range grid. Use the two arrows on the right hand side of the grid to re-arrange their order. You can update the title by clicking on a row to edit the content and update it.

Use the red cross to delete an entry.

NOTE: you can add as many as contributions as you want. You can select contributions from one to many meetings in a row.

Warning: Contributions of type New Work Item and drafts cannot be imported in the block reservation grid.

In the above example, the contribution numbering starts at number 4 as it was indicated in the meeting settings details screen to start at that number. You can indicate such information by entering your data in the following field:

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In case of joint meetings with TBa and TBb it is possible to contribute from both TBs, and hence the meeting will contain contributions from TBa and TBb. When importing contributions from past TBa meeting to the joint TBa and TBb meeting, the resulting block reserved contributions will have TBa identifiers and when importing contributions from past TBb meeting to the joint TBa-TBb meeting, the resulting block reserved contributions will have TBb identifiers.

Block reservation is not limited to the contribution reservation period, it can also be done before the meeting reservation period.

To validate the block reservation range, click on the Proceed to block reservation button.


Manage Meeting Allocations

To access the meeting allocation management features, go the meeting details, click on “Administration”, then “Meeting Contributions Settings” and then click on the link "Manage Allocations":

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Create a meeting allocation

To create a new meeting allocation, enter the allocation name and description (this field is optional) and click on the “Add New” button.

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NOTE: This way of entering allocations requires to create them one by one.


Export/Import Allocations

It is possible to export allocations from any past meeting in a text file and to import them in a future meeting. To import allocations from a previous meeting, click on the import allocation from file" and select the file from your PC. File format may be a .txt or .csv.

NOTE: For the csv file to be accepted by the system, do not use curly quotes, use straight quotes only.


To export allocations into a .txt file, click on "Export allocation to file" and save the document on your drive.


Registration

Register yourself to a meeting

You can register yourself directly from the Meeting Calendar portlet.

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The different registration information are:

    • Registered regblack.png: You are registered to the meeting, this meeting is now over.
    • Registered boldblue.png or Registered boldblueonline.png or Registered boldbluenoindication.png : You are registered to the meeting either for online or face-to-face participation. This meeting is current or in the future.
    • Notregistered regblack.png: You are not registered to this meeting. Registration for this meeting is not possible (the meeting is over, or registration is not open yet).
    • Notregistered boldred.png: Registration for this meeting is open.


Click on the "Not registered" link of the meeting.


On the new screen, select whether you will attend remotely or face-to-face (for meetings where allowed) and on click the “Confirm” button.


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For Online only or F2F only meetings, the registration is “one-click only” from the Meeting Calendar portlet.

A confirmation screen shows your registration has been taken into account. The representing company will show on the screen. If you wish to represent another organization, click on “sending an email”. Your email will be forwarded to the Meeting Contact.

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You will receive a confirmation email of your registration with the basic meeting information. From this email, you have the possibility to un-register by following the link provided.

You may also add the meeting to your calendar by clicking on the iCal icon Ical icon.png contained in the email.


Registration for non ETSI members

ETSI meetings are normally restricted to members. On the Technical Body Chairman's discretion, the meeting may be opened to Observers and non-members.

Please refer to clause 1.4 of the Technical Working Procedure of the ETSI Directives http://portal.etsi.org/Directives/home.asp.
The non-members must be recorded in the Guest database. 
TB Officials are invited to contact the concerned TB support staff with the non-members details. 

External users (see Types of users and rights) can register themselves to the meeting if the meeting be open to external participants.


Go to the Meeting Calendar Portlet and click on the "Not registered" link of the meeting:

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On the Registration screen, click on “Register Me” if you have an EOL account (ETSI OnLine Account).

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Select whether you will attend remotely or face-to-face (for meetings where allowed) and on click the “Confirm” button.


If you do not have an EOL account, click on the link “Request an EOL account” and fill out the form on the next page.

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You will receive a confirmation email of your registration with the basic meeting information. From this email, you have the possibility to un-register by following the link provided.

You may also add the meeting to your calendar by clicking on the iCal icon Ical icon.png contained in the email.

Unregister to a meeting

There two ways to cancel your registration to a meeting.

  • From the Meeting Calendar portlet, click on Registered boldblue.png or Registered boldblueonline.png or Registered boldbluenoindication.png
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NOTE: The process of unregistering in only one click. There is no confirmation action needed from you.

A screen will confirm that you are unregistered for the meeting

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  • From your registration confirmation email:

Click on the Cancel Registration link provided.


Register a participant to the meeting (for Super-Users)

A meeting contact or TB Official may register an ETSI member on his/her behalf.

On the meeting details page, click on the link “List of xx Participants”.

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A new screen shows the list of participants currently registered.

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Click on the “Actions” button, it will open a drop down list:

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Click on «Register a new user »

A new tab or window will open with an empty form.

Fill in the name and first name of the person. The system will check the database to see if that person is an ETSI member.

If so, select the name from the drop down list:

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If the user is not an ETSI member, complete the form entirely and click on the “Register” button.

A screen will confirm the registration of this participant.

NOTE: For non ETSI members participants, please send an email to the concerned TB Support staff to inform them of the registration and participation of this person.


Meeting participants management

In order to record the participants’ information, new features have been introduced such as the participant’s status and presence.

Participants' list

The list of participants to restricted to users with EOL account

To see the list of participants, go the meeting details pages and click on the “List of xx Participants”:

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A new screen displays the list of currently registered participants with their representing company (if applicable), their status and presence type.

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Participants presence and status

This describes how Users and Super-Users (see Types of users and rights) will be allowed to maintain the presence information via the meeting participant lists.

Presence Status: This information confirms the actual user participation to a meeting. It can either be:

  • P for “Present”
  • A for “Absent”
  • “Unknown”.

Presence Type: This information indicates whether the user attendance is (or will be):

  • ”Face to Face” (F2F)
  • ”Online” (remote online meeting tool such as GoToMeeting).

Administrators and Super-Users have the right to update the presence information (User presence status AND user presence type) of any registered users via the meeting participants list screen.

NOTE 1: ” Super Users can update the presence information only during the presence recording period. Administrators can update the presence information at any time


NOTE 2: The presence recording period is from meeting_start_day to (meeting_end_day + 7 days) .


Update your presence status (for Users)

Note: this is only possible if the option “Allow users to record their own presence” is activated. 

There are two ways for the user to update his/her presence status.

  • From the meeting details page:

To update your presence type and/or status, go to the meeting details page.

Click on the “List of xx Participants”:

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A new screen displays the list of currently registered participants. Tick your name and click on the button Actions.png and select “Update presence to”.

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Select the appropriate presence type and status. The screen will refresh with the new information.


  • From the link received in the “Presence confirmation request” email:

Follow the link on the email and refer to instructions listed above.


Update a participant's presence status and type (for Super-Users)

Super-Users and Administrators (see Types of users and rights) have the right to update other users’ presence information .They are even allowed to update the information of multiple users at a time.

  • From the meeting details page:

Click on the “List of xx Participants”:

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A new screen displays the list of currently registered participants. Tick the name of the person (NOTE: it is possible to update multiple users at once) and click on the button Actions.png and select “Update presence to”.

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Select the appropriate presence type and status. The screen will refresh with the new information.

NOTE: Super-Users and Administrators can force the presence type to a value that is not allowed in that meeting. For example, the Chairman can mark a participant with Online presence even if the meeting is Face to Face only.


Request presence confirmation to participants (for Super-Users)

During the presence recording period, Super-Users and Administrators can request the meeting participants whose presence is “Unknown” to confirm their presence status via an automatic email.

NOTE: The presence recording period is from meeting_start_day to (meeting_end_day + 7 days) .

The email will be sent out to meeting participants whose presence is “Unknown”. Other participants will not receive the email.
  • From the meeting details page:

Click on the “List of xx Participants” :

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A new screen displays the list of currently registered participants. Click on the button Actions.png and select “Send presence confirmation request” .

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A pop-up window will display important information.

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There is a box to enter a short note if necessary.

When ready, click on “Send Now”.


Send emails to meeting participants

In some cases, a meeting organizer, a TB official, a host, or a meeting participant may need to send rapidly some information targeting all or some of the registered participants to a meeting.

It could be to inform of the meeting cancellation, or change of meeting room, start time, GoToMeeting URL, etc. Also, an email can be useful to notify new documents (i.e presentations, draft report, etc.) only to the actual participants rather than the whole Technical Body mailing list.


  • The feature is may be enable at the meeting creation and updated later on via the meeting details page.
NOTE: It is possible to disable this feature per meeting, and also as a TB preference.


  • The list of authorised senders can be configured.


  • This feature is available before the meeting and 7 days after the end of the meeting.


Define the authorized sender(s)

  • At the meeting creation:

In meeting creation form, in the Additional meeting options section:

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Choose the authorized senders from:

  • Administrators (TB support staff)
  • Super-Users (Meeting Contact(s) and TB Officials)
  • Registered participants to the meeting

You have the possibility to set this setting as the TB preference for future meetings.

Tick “Save these values as default options for this group”.


  • After the meeting has been created:

Go to the meeting details page and click on the link Administration > Update Meeting.

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Scroll down to the Additional meeting options section and follow the explanations given above.


How to send an email to the meeting participants

In the meeting details page, click on “List of xx Participants”:

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A new screen displays the list of currently registered participants.

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Select the participants you would like to send the email to; or tick the box under the “Actions” button to select them all.


Click on the “Actions” button and go to “Send a-email”.

A pop-up window will open to write the email subject and body.

NOTE: By default, the BCC option is enabled. (“Hide list of recipients”).



Other features

Meeting survey

A short survey via Survey Monkey is available to all ETSI meeting participants in order to assess their satisfaction with the meeting and the ability to submit comments or suggestions.

The survey composed of 10 questions is aimed at assisting better the ETSI members and improving the support of future meetings.

Access the survey after meeting

On the meeting details page, click on the link “Meeting Survey”:

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A new tab or window will open (depending on your browser settings) with the questionnaire.