HGI has announced an impressive line-up for its Venice Symposium, where leading industry alliances working on Smart Home solutions will discuss future directions of standardisation activities. The Symposium, to be held at TIM Future Centre in Venice, Italy on March 8 and 9, 2016, will explore important requirements for the Home Gateway, including IoT/ Smart Homefunctionality.

In addition to HGI, the industry’s leading alliances in the home IoT area will present their current work. These include: Broadband Forum, DECT Forum, Eclipse Smart Home, Eclipse Vorto, Energy@home, ETSI, oneM2M, Open Connectivity Foundation, OSGiAlliance, prpl Foundation, and ULE Alliance. There will be selected demonstrations presenting telco products, open source technologies or solutions from start-ups like THINKBOX BERLIN.

In Venice, HGI will also highlight new requirements on HG functions in areas such as hybrid wireless/ wireline access, in-home Wi-Fiservices, software modularity and hardware virtualisation techniques.

“Over a decade, HGI developed unequalled expertise in the documentation of the service provider’s requirements for Home Gateways”, said Luca Giacomello, chairman of the HGI Board of Directors. “The Venice Symposium will come after recent publication of many HGI specifications, and it provides an ideal opportunity to discuss these works and envisage opportunities for follow-ups. Operators, vendors, SDO representatives, industry professionals are welcome to attend and participate”.

The Symposium is free of charge to qualified industry professionals. To view the current agenda and registration information please see: http://www.homegateway.org/meetings/TP_44_Venice/44_index.asp