2nd AS4 Communication Protocol Workshop

Dear Sir or Madam,

The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) is pleased to invite you to the AS4 communication protocol workshop in Brussels on October 20th 2015 from 10:30am untill 4pm.

The workshop will cover an update on the topic of AS4 Communication Protocol including updates made this year on the AS4 Usage Profile, Certificate Exchange Management and Implementation Date, reminder of the Proof of Concept carried out in 2014, an Overview of vendors in the market, Members’ presentations on their implementation and Vendors’ presentations on their products.

During the workshop, stakeholders will have the opportunity to participate actively, express their views, raise questions, give presentations and take part in discussion panels.  This will be an interactive workshop for all stakeholders to discuss implementation issues and to gain experiences.

Please also check your agenda to plan your participation and involvement for the upcoming WS. The Agenda can be found in the Agenda Area.
We hope to see you soon and are looking forward to a fruitful discussion.  ENTSOG remains at your disposal for any further queries you might have.

Parties that want to give a presentation are requested to inform us by October 1st and to deliver the presentations by 12th of October.

In order to indicate your participation in person to the workshop please confirm your participation through the Registration Area. The deadline for registration is 5pm (CET) on Monday 12th October 2015.

If you are unable to join the event in-person, the Workshop will be webcasted live. To register for the live webcast, please fill in the registration form in the Webcast Area by 5pm (CET) on Monday 12th October 2015.

Pre-reading materials including the updated AS4 Usage Profile documents can be found on the ENTSOG website.

In case you have any further question please contact Jackie Manning Jackie.manning@entsog.eu  or Jef de Keyser jef.dekeyser@entsog.eu


Yours sincerely,


Vittorio Musazzi                                                                      Hendrik Pollex


Please note all sections (other than the Welcome) will allow time for open discussion

INT0716-15 20151020 AS4 Workshop Agenda Vr0 1a.pdf







Opening (ENTSOG)

  • Welcome/Introduction/History/Structure of Event
  • Objectives

10:30 - 10:45





Update on AS4 (Part 1)

  • Implementation Date (ENTSOG)
  • Reminder of POC (ENTSOG)
  • Progress this year (ENTSOG)
    • Updated Usage Profile
  • Questions and Answers (All)

10:45 – 11:45








Coffee Break

11:45 – 12:00





Update on AS4 (Part 2)

  • Certificate Exchange Management (Consultant/ENTSOG)
  • Overview of Vendors in the Market (Consultant)
  • Other AS4 Implementations
  • Questions and Answers (All)

12:00 – 12:45






12:45 – 13:45





Vendor Presentations

  • Questions and Answers (All)

13:45 – 14:45





Coffee Break

14:45– 15:00





Members Presentations on AS4 Implementations

  • Questions and Answers (All)

15:00 – 15:45





Closing Remarks (ENTSOG)

15:45 – 16:00


ENTSO-E Office in Brussels, Ground Floor
Avenue de Cortenbergh 100,
1000 Brussels