TTCN-3 has evolved in 2016: ETSI published an updated version of the standard edition in summer. The new STF 514 has already worked on improvements/parts and new extension packages for the TTCN-3 edition 2017. ETSI members may access the latest drafts via the ETSI TC MTS portal (e.g. RES/MTS-201873 -1 T3ed491 (ES 201 873-1)).
The biggest highlights for the TTCN-3 community are the efforts using TTCN-3 in the IoT/M2M domain due to the creation and maintenance of a new oneM2M conformance test suite developed by oneM2M partners. Several new companies got in touch with these test suite and TTCN-3. Moreover this test suite has been successfully applied during the oneM2M interop plugfest in Korea (May 2016) and Kobe (Nov/Dec 2016). This test suite will be further developed in 2017 with support by a new ETSI STF (currently in preparation).
In 2016 you may have also observed the “regular” progress around TTCN-3: Professional extension and updates of the worldwide most relevant TTCN-3 test suites for UMTS/LTE, significant new test suites by ETSI around IMS Core Network and Interoperability Testing (Diameter Conformance testing for Cx/Dx and Rf/Ro interfaces). Please have a look to the full list of relevant TTCN-3 ETSI publications in 2016.
The TTCN-3 team at FOKUS Buisiness unit SQC wish you Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!