This document describes the Governance arrangements for the International Timing & Sync Forum - ITSF. And identifies the key organisations involved in running the ITSF annual event.
The ITSF was conceived in 2000 by Charles Curry bringing together a group of industry experts to emulate (from a European perspective) the US Workshop on Synchronization in Telecommunications Systems (WSTS) held annually in Boulder, Colorado. The first ITSF workshop was held in March 2001 at The Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, London. Although originally conceived as an annual event - the severe recession in the telecom sector meant that the 2002 and 2003 workshops were cancelled. ITSF was held in London in 2004 and 2005 and was hosted by the Institution of Engineering and Technology at their Savoy Place HQ in London. ITSF06 was held in Prague and attracted 130 delegates. In 2007 the event was again hosted by the IET at their headquarters at Savoy Place, London and was attended by 135 delegates from 17 countries. In 2008 Avren Events was invited to organise the event and it was held in Munich with 125 delegates. In 2009 ITSF went to Rome with 130 delegates organised by Avren and in 2010 ITSF was held in Dublin again organised by Avren with 150 delegates from 22 different countries.