WI Monitoring

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General description

This service displays information about the work programme of your chosen ETSI Body and/or its Sub-Groups, according to the selection you have previously made (see Body Selector).

The results displayed show:

  • Total number of work items (WIs) meeting your selected criteria in the form (for example) "33 WIs, on vote, displaying 1 to 30". If you have selected more than 1 option from the Select WI screen, you will be informed that you have made a multiple selection (e.g. "33 WIs, multiple selection, displaying 1 to 30"). In the event that there are greater than 30 WIs, you may select more WIs by using the "Previous" and "Next" buttons at the bottom of the service.
  • The Work item Reference number, together with the ETSI Document number (when available) are shown, e.g. "DTR/TM-00001 (ETR 307)". Clicking on the link associated with the WI reference leads to the detailed record in the work programme.

Note: Each WI normally leads to the production of a single document (deliverable). The WI reference is the identifier given to the deliverable at the start of its life. Once an ETSI Body approved document exists, the deliverable is then given an ETSI document number.

Notification icons for status

  • Changed WI : WI which Status has changed within the last 45 days.

Notification icons for state

  • WI New : New work item.
  • Changed work item : Changed work item.
  • Stopped work item : Stopped work item.
  • Finalized work item : Finalized work item.
  • Historical work item : Historical work item.
  • Transferred work item : Work item that has been Transferred.
  • Withdraw : Work item that has been Withdrawn.
  • The version number of the document is also shown.
  • The current status of the work item is displayed, together with the achieved date. Clicking on the link will lead to the schedule of the WI recorded in the work programme.
  • The access and/or download of an ETSI Standard is available () (see Download Service)

Selecting WIs

By clicking on "Select WI" at the bottom of the service, you are able to select various sets of WIs from the main stages in the ETSI Standards Making Process as described below.

Note: The default display (at initial log-on and before you have made any selection) is to show all WIs that are currently in progress (see below for more details on work in progress). This represents the work programme currently in force for the selected ETSI Body and/or Sub-Groups. (*)Indicates the presence of a cookie.

The obtainable results have been sorted into 3 main groups of queries, as described in sections 1 to 3 below. It is possible to construct queries that select items from 1, 2 or all of the 3 groups. For example select "On Vote" from the first group, "On Schedule" from the second group and "Stopped" from the third group and you will see all WIs on vote AND all WIs that are on schedule AND all stopped WIs. For this reason, multiple queries of this nature should be defined with care as it may be difficult to interpret the results. In general, it is not recommended that you mix queries from the 3 groups - instead the use of "Full search" is recommended.

Full Search

If you wish to carry out a detailed search for WIs that is not fulfilled by one of the pre-defined queries provided in this service, this link leads to the full ETSI Work Programme (EWP) application which allows you to develop refined queries, according to your needs.

  • Active WI(s) status information: this provides a set of reports, which can be viewed individually or together, for WIs which are currently being worked on by the TB or have been finalized and are still valid (Published & completed).
  • New Work Items: recently created WIs which are currently flagged as new in the ETSI work programme (EWP).

Drafting stage: WIs where a draft deliverable is being prepared and has not yet reached ETSI Body approval. ETSI Body approval stage: WIs undergoing approval in the ETSI Body. This includes both the WG approval stage (where it is used) and the ETSI Body approval stage.

  • Secretariat Processing: this encompasses two possible sets of deliverables. Firstly, all those which have been ETSI Bodies approved and received by the ETSI Secretariat for further processing prior to the next stage. Secondly, in the particular case of European Standards (ENs), those ENs being processed for Vote after completion of the Public Enquiry (and its ensuing resolution process).

on Public Enquiry: this applies to ENs only and refers to those ENs which have been sent on the Public Enquiry phase of the ETSI Two-step Approval Procedure (TAP).

  • On Resolution: for ENs which have completed their Public Enquiry and the comments received are currently being considered by the ETSI Bodies.
  • On Vote: this encompasses three possible sets of deliverables. Firstly, for ENs where the Public Enquiry and resolution phases of the ETSI TAP have been completed and the deliverables have been sent for Vote. Secondly, for ENs on the ETSI One-step approval procedure (OAP) which combines the Public Enquiry and Voting procedures into one phase. Finally, for ETSI Standards (ESs) and ETSI Guides (EGs) which are under Membership approval in the ETSI Member Voting system (MV).

Published & Completed: published covers all ETSI document types which have been adopted according to the appropriate procedures and therefore published. This includes ENs (TAP or OAP), ESs and EGs (MV) and Technical Specifications (TSs) and Technical Reports (TRs) adopted by the responsible ETSI Body.

  • Completed WIs: covers the special case of miscellaneous WIs (MI type) where the work has been completed. There is no deliverable type associated with an MI which usually relates to (e.g. a study item with no output document).
  • Work in progress: (or WIP) this shows all the WIs in all the stages above prior to Publication or Completion (specifically New WIs, Drafting stage, TB approval stage, Secretariat processing, on Public Enquiry, on Resolution and on Vote). It therefore represents the set of WIs upon which the ETSI Body is currently working, i.e. the work programme currently in force.
  • All active Work Items: this shows all the active WIs for the selected Body, which includes all WIs in all the above states, that is, WIP and Published and Completed. This can also be obtained by clicking on the "Select all" link. Note that Stopped, Withdrawn, Historical and Transferred WIs will not be displayed - these can be viewed using the queries identified in section 3 below.

A multiple selection (several tick boxes checked) can be cleared by clicking on the "Return to Default (WIP)" link.

Active WI(s) management reports

This provides a set of (mutually exclusive) management reports to either draw attention to WIs that require some action to be taken (Overdue, Candidate for stopping and Deadline notification) or shows WIs where some action will need to be taken in the future (On schedule and Under construction).

  • Overdue WIs: this shows the set of WIs for which the target date for the next milestone to be achieved is in the past (and is therefore overdue). The target dates require updating.

Note that overdue WIs deals with the requirement to re-plan unachieved milestones which (by definition) should be in the future and therefore does not include candidates for stopping, which deals with the time delay since the last achieved date (in the past). Candidates for stopping: any WI where the last milestone to be completed was achieved over 12 months ago and is therefore regarded as a candidate to be stopped, according to the ETSI Technical Working Procedures. The WIs should normally be stopped by the responsible technical Body.

  • On Schedule: the set of WIs where the target date for the next milestone to be achieved is in the future. This is the opposite of overdue WIs.
  • Deadline notification: serves as a reminder for WIs where the target date for the next milestone to be achieved is during the next 30 days and therefore may require attention by either the ETSI Body or the Secretariat.

Under construction: the purpose of flagging WIs as under construction is to prevent them from being reported under the categories Overdue, Candidate for Stopping or Deadline notification, since they do not yet form part of the WIP for the TB. They can be regarded as pending work and typical examples are:

    • WIs intended to be worked on by STFs where the resources are unlikely to be available for some time.
    • Testing WIs planned at the same time as the base standard but where work cannot begin until the base standard has been substantially finalized.
    • "Mirror" documents - e.g. where a TS and an ES have the same technical content but the ES is not processed until after the TS has been finalized.
  • WI(s) general information: this allows WIs for the selected Body to be viewed that have either never reached the publication or completion stage (stopped or transferred) or have been published but subsequently withdrawn or made historical. Only one of these categories can be selected at a time (since they are mutually exclusive).

Stopped WIs: when a WI is no longer of interest to the members of an ETSI Body (typically identified by a lack of contributions to its development), the ETSI Body may decide to stop the work. The WI then no longer forms part of the active work programme.

  • Withdrawn WIs: subsequent to publication, the ETSI Body may decide that it is appropriate to withdraw an ETSI document, usually because it has been superseded in some way (e.g. a new document). Following the appropriate approval procedure, the WIs are identified as Withdrawn (though they remain publicly available).
  • Historical WIs: historical documents are those identified by the ETSI Body as no longer of relevance but where there is insufficient interest or resources to carry out the necessary maintenance work implied by formally withdrawing the document.
  • Transferred WIs: it sometimes occurs that WIs are transferred to another ETSI Body due to organizational changes. When this is the case the source WI is identified as Transferred.
  • Stansdstill data: WIs of the type EN have standstill applied (according to ETSI Rules of Procedure, Article 13.3) and the dates of imposition or release (when appropriate) may be viewed.
  • Transposition data: WIs of the type EN are transposed into national standards (according to ETSI Rules of Procedure, Article 13.7) and details of the progress in each country may be viewed.