The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Live!

IETF 93 took place 19-24 July 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic. Please see the IETF 93 Meeting page for more information.

Remote Participation

If you are unable to attend an IETF meeting in person, you can participate remotely by listening to audio streams and participating in Jabber chat rooms. Some sessions also make use of either the WebEx or MeetEcho conferencing services. For more information, please visit:

At IETF 93, all sessions were available over Meetecho. Please see the Meetecho page for information about how to view the archives of the sessions.

Additionally the following sessions were streamed live via that IETF's YouTube channel (over both IPv4 and IPv6):

These sessions were recorded for later viewing. Please see the links and embedded video streams below.

NOTE FOR VIEWERS IN GERMANY - Because Google restricts access to YouTube live streams in Germany, we arranged to also stream the sessions over the Internet Society's account (although the streams are IPv4 only). Links to the Livestream streams can be found below each of the embedded videos. This restriction applies only to live streams. Now that the event is over, viewers in Germany can also watch the YouTube sessions.

IETF 93 Wrap-Up Interview with IETF Chair Jari Arkko

At the conclusion of IETF 93, IETF Chair Jari Arkko was interviewed about the overall event. That interview is available at:

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IETF 93 Hackathon

A short video was created that illustrates some of what happened at the IETF 93 Hackathon on the weekend before the main IETF meeting started:

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IRTF open session (ANRP awards)

The meeting of the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) includes the Advanced Networking Research Prize (ANRP) Awards. View the IETF 93 agenda or the ANRP site at

Day: Monday, 20 July 2015
Time: 1300-1500
Room: Congress II

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Technical Plenary

The Technical Plenary took place on Tuesday, 21 July 2015, from 09:30-11:30 CEST. The agenda included:

1. Welcome

2. Reporting
  - IAB Chair
      - Appeal discussion (Ted Hardie)
  - IRTF Chair
  - RSE and RSOC Chair

3. Technical Topic: Vehicular Communications

  Vehicular communications systems, where networked vehicles and 
  roadside nodes provide safety warnings and traffic information, hold 
  the promise of increased safety and efficiency. Christoph Sommer, 
  Assistant Professor at the University of Paderborn, and William Whyte, 
  Chief Scientist at Security Innovation, will discuss the motivation, 
  evolution, trends, and challenges of vehicular networking. In addition 
  to the underlying networking technologies and protocols, the session 
  will cover issues of security and privacy related to vehicular 
  communications, and how those differ from other networking contexts.

  Christoph Sommer researches questions regarding traffic efficiency, 
  safety, and security aspects of Car-to-X communication in 
  heterogeneous environments. He is an Assistant Professor (AkadR a.Z.) 
  at the University of Paderborn, joining the Distributed Embedded 
  Systems Group in 2014. He received his Ph.D. degree in engineering 
  (Dr.-Ing., with distinction) and his M.Sc. degree in computer science 
  (Dipl.-Inf. Univ.) from the University of Erlangen in 2011 and 2006, 
  respectively. He authored the textbook Vehicular Networking, published 
  in 2014 by Cambridge University Press.

  William Whyte is Chief Scientist at Security Innovation. For the last 
  ten years he has been the technical editor of IEEE Standard 1609.2, 
  specifying communications security mechanisms for vehicle-to-vehicle 
  and other communications. This standard, and the associated security 
  management system that William has played a central role in defining, 
  are under consideration for mandatory inclusion in new-build vehicles 
  in the US. William has also been involved in the cryptographic 
  standards groups IEEE 1363 and ANSI X9F1, and has contributed to CFRG 
  and to the IETF TLS working group.

4. Message from the ITU Secretary General

5. Highlight: Coordinating Attack Response at Internet Scale (CARIS) 

6. IAB Open Mic

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Administrative Plenary

The Administrative Plenary took place on Thursday, 23 July 2015, from 09:00-11:30 CEST. The agenda included:

   1. Welcome
   2. Host presentation
   3. Reporting
      - IETF chair
      - IAOC chair and IAD
      - IETF Trust chair
      - NomCom chair
   4. IETF website revamp project
   5. Postel award announcement
   6. IAOC open mic
   7. IESG open mic

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Thursday Lunch Speaker Series

Day: Thursday, 23 July 2015
Time: 1200-1245
Room: Grand Hilton Ballroom

Topic: Recent Advances in Machine Learning and Their Application to Networking

Speaker:David Meyer, CTO and Chief Scientist at Brocade Communications

The recent progress of Machine Learning and Deep Learning in particular has been nothing short of spectacular. Machine learning applications now span wide variety of application spaces including perceptural tasks such as image search, object and scene recognition and captioning, voice and natural language recognition and generation, self-driving cars and automated assistants such as Siri, as well as various engineering, financial, medical and scientific applications.

More generally, cutting-edge startups, established technology companies and Universities are increasingly finding new, novel, and exciting ways to apply powerful machine learning tools such as neural networks to new and existing problems in many different industries.

The network domain, however, has been virtually untouched by all of this activity. This talk outlines recent advanced in Machine Learning with an eye towards network applications. In addition, he outlines a few "Machine Learning for DevOps" applications which are focused on next generation network automation.

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IPv6 Operations Working Group

The IPv6 Operations Working Group (v6OPS) met on Friday, 24 July 2015, from 9:00-11:30 CEST.

This session included two special presentations that are case studies of IPv6 deployment within Apple and within the Greek operator OTE.

The agenda includes:

  • Charter and work flow discussion
  • Presentations on IPv6 deployments and issues
    • Apple Deployment Plans and Experience - Stuart Cheshire, Apple
    • IPv6 Deployment at OTE - Yannis Nikolopoulos, OTE
  • New discussions
    • Host address availability recommendations Lorenzo Colitti, Vint Cerf, Stuart Cheshire, draft-colitti-v6ops-host-addr-availability
    • IP/ICMP Translation Algorithm (rfc6145bis), draft-bao-v6ops-rfc6145bis

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