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<<NEW 2021-02-15>> Elections for two Vice Chairmen of SA WG6 will be held during SA WG6 meeting #42-bis-e, 12 to 20 April 2021 via the new 3GPP voting application tool. The elections page in the 3GPP website will be updated in parallel for the time being.

Terms of reference

The latest terms of reference were approved at SA#76 in document SP-170556.

The responsibility of SA WG6 includes the following:

1) Definition, evolution and maintenance of Stage 2 technical specification(s) for application layer functional elements and interfaces supporting critical communications and other applications (at the application layer), based on Stage 1 service requirements from SA1, including:

  • Relevant application architectural aspects (including both network and terminal aspects)
  • Definition of reference points for interactions between application functional elements
  • Allocation of application functions to particular subsystems and elements
  • Generating information flows between reference points within scope
  • Identification of application layer protocols
  • Necessary support for enabling interworking with non-3GPP applications
  • Identify and provide application level functional requirements to other 3GPP WGs, according to their expertise, where additional functionality needs to be specified that impacts existing architecture, reference points, interfaces, protocols or transport bearer capabilities provided by the 3GPP-based system (e.g. IMS, EPS, ProSe).

2) The application layer aspects in 1), with emphasis on the following:

  1. Applications related to critical communications (e.g. mission critical applications) and related verticals (e.g. railways)
  2. Other applications to support industry verticals
  3. Northbound and device Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for the above applications
  4. Common API framework to support 3GPP northbound API development efforts

3) Work with relevant groups from other SDOs to make use of expertise available to support the development of specifications under the responsibility of SA6.

Useful links and information

The following table is based on the standard template for WG information. Details will be added as soon as they are known.

About SA WG6 List of elected officials
Documents Meeting documents
  Work items
Meetings Next meeting information & previous meeting reports and documents
  Liaisons Statements
  Full SA WG6 meeting calendar
General info Email exploder lists
  Link to PCPS specifications from OMA


SA Working groups and Ad Hoc groups 
TSG SA Plenary  
TSG SA WG1 Services
TSG SA WG2 Architecture
TSG SA WG3 Security and Privacy
TSG SA WG4 Multimedia Codecs, Systems and Services
TSG SA WG5 Management, Orchestration and Charging
TSG SA WG6 Mission-critical applications
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