STA workshop Thursday 27th of October 2016

New era of e- ticketing – how to handle the transition?

Organised by: The Smart Ticketing Alliance, supported by UITP
Venue: UITP Headquarters Rue Sainte-Marie 6, Brussels

■ context

The Smart Ticketing Alliance is working closely with local, national and global bodies to develop the necessary policies, specifications and trust schemes to deliver ticketing interoperability across Europe and beyond. Smart Ticketing is part of the wider process of encouraging the use of seamless mobility on public transport when making “door-to-door” journeys. Smart Ticketing is intimately linked to journey planning, payment and real-time information.

The NFC-enabled mobile phone or device provides a unique new opportunity to service the customer. The Smart Ticketing Alliance is working closely with the Mobile Networks Operators Association (GSMA), the NFC Forum and handset specification and testing bodies to ensure these devices provide an opportunity to and support public transport mobility.

Major savings in the cost of operating smart schemes are expected to come through access to open standards. The Smart Ticketing Alliance is committed to ensuring standards and specifications used are open and freely available for all operators to use.

The Smart Ticketing Alliance was founded in 2015 by the national smart ticketing schemes of UK (ITSO), Germany (VdV e-Ticket Service Gmbh), Calypso Networks Association and AFIMB (L’Agence Française pour l’Information Multimodale et la Billettique). Welcome to this one-day workshop in Brussels!

John Verity
Chair, Smart Ticketing Alliance

Programme Thursday 27th of October
STA Workshop – Brussels

09:30-10:00 Registration and Coffee

10:00 Welcome – Introduction to the Workshop
Alain Flausch General Secretary, UITP
John Verity Chair Smart Ticketing Alliance

10:20 How far apart are the current NFC standards on Smartphones and PT validators?
John Verity Chair Smart Ticketing Alliance

10:40 What will it take to make NFC on smartphones work with PT validators?
The approach of three main NFC projects in Europe.

Optimos in Germany
Cord Bartels Optimos project

Wizway in France
Louis Brosse CEO Wizway

OV-chipkaart going mobile
Stefan van Someren Innovation Architect, Translink

11:20 Discussion on open questions on NFC. Q & A
Cross border travel with NFC phones?
NFC solutions with embedded secure elements?

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Certifying ticket equipment and ticket media for interoperability
The STA has established a certification scheme based on a group of several accredited certification bodies. Learn how your equipment can be certified.

STA certification process
Bernard Schwob STA certification working group chairman

CNA-PayCert, operational certification body since July 2016
Ludovic Verecque General manager, PayCert

Certification by VDV ETS
Sjef Janssen General manager, VDV ETS

Discussion Q & A

14:30 The door-to -door approach and its technical needs
Door-to-door project CTO
David Assouline Digital Officer, SNCF

Discussion Q & A

15:00 Coffee break

15:20 Open interfaces in ticketing and information
The Shift2Rail project aims at showcasing the future solution for reservation, booking, ticketing, payment and travel information for rail and PT; the IT2Railproject is a first step relying on open interfaces.
Laurent Laudinet System & software Architect Thales TCS/RCS

Discussion on open interfaces

16:00 Conclusion – final remarks

16:20 Networking

17:00 End of the meeting

Jarl Eliassen,
Jopine Martin,
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Thank you.

The Smart Ticketing Alliance is organised as an international non-profit association. Its founding members are ITSO, VDV-ETS, CNA and AFIMB. For more information: