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IETF 113 Sessions for New Participants

    16 Mar 2022

    This list of sessions at the IETF 113 meeting are likely to include discussions and new proposals that are accessible to a broad range of Internet technologists whether they are new to the IETF or long-time participants.

    Even if you are not a long-time IETF participant—or if you are just looking to discover something new—there are many sessions scheduled during the IETF 113 meeting that will include topics and discussions of interest. A full agenda is available on the IETF Datatracker with links to join sessions remotely and more information about the groups. Check out the IETF 113 newcomers webpage for more information, and there's still time to register if you haven't already.

    Note: All times are Vienna, Austria (UTC + 1).

    SATURDAY, 19 March 2022

    10:30-11:00

    IETF Hackathon Kickoff
    (separate free registration required)
    Grand Klimt Hall 1/2

    The IETF Hackathon is an event where participants develop and test that their running code can interoperate with others, or where new open source code is written, often to implement new IETF work. The kickoff meeting describes all the projects that will go on this week. Feel free to join an existing team to add some more bugs! You do not need to bring code; you can simply join a topic of interest and contribute to existing open source, even if only testing.

    SUNDAY, 20 March 2022

    14:00-16:00

    IETF Hackathon Results Presentations
    (separate free registration required)
    Grand Klimt Hall 1/2

    Hackathon participants brief the group about what they accomplished.

    17:00-19:00

    Welcome Reception
    Grand Park Hall 1/2/3

    Come by and meet some new people!

    18:00-20:00

    IEPG
    Park Suite 9

    The IEPG is an informal gathering that meets on the Sunday prior to IETF meetings. The intended theme of these meetings is essentially one of operational relevance in some form or fashion - although the chairs will readily admit that they will run with an agenda of whatever is on offer at the time! Ideally it covers operational and deployment reports, descriptions of real world problems, etc. 

    This time we have presentations on IPv6 Extension Headers in the real world, BGPSEC, etc. 

    19:00-19:30

    HotRFC Lightning Talks
    Grand Park Hall 2

    HotRFC talks are short presentations of ideas, problem spaces, or proposals that IETFers should hear about, or possible  IETF or IRTF work. Presenters have 4 minutes to make their case for collaboration. Interested folks can continue the discussion after the session. Goals include encouraging brainstorming conversations, helping new work proposals find collaborators, raising awareness of relevant work going on elsewhere, and promoting Bar BOFs.

    MONDAY, 21 March 2022

    10:00-12:00
    Dispatch Working Group
    Grand Park Hall 3

    This meeting accepts proposals for new work in the Applications and Real Time Area and determines the best venue in which to do the work. The work usually has low barriers to understanding and participation.

    13:00-14:00

    Privacy Enhancements and Assessments Research Group
    Grand Park Hall 2

    Presentations and discussions on recent research on privacy enhancing systems, technologies, and protocols.

    14:30-16:30

    Routing Area Working Group
    Grand Park Hall 3

    Venue to discuss, evaluate, support, and develop proposals for new work in the Routing Area.  This WG also works on fast-reroute, YANG models, and other general routing topics.

    17:00-18:30

    Hackdemo Happy Hour
    Grand Klimt Hall 1

    A social gathering to highlight work accomplished during the preceding IETF Hackathon.

    19:00-20:30 

    Newcomers' Dinner
    Restaurant Lenz Overflow Room

    Open to newcomers. Note that pre-registration is required and a $25USD fee will be charged.

    TUESDAY,  22 March 2022

    08:45-09:45

    Systers Networking Event
    Restaurant Lenz Overflow Room

    IETF Systers is open to anyone identifying as a woman who is interested in the IETF. This event aims to connect people instead of machines.

    10:00-12:00

    Calendaring Extensions Working Group
    Park Suite 2

    The CALEXT working group is chartered to maintain and extend the specifications for formats and protocols related to calendaring and contacts within the IETF. The working group recently rechartered.

    Global Access to the Internet for All Research Group
    Park Suite 8

    The GAIA research group considers Internet infrastructure development and deployment challenges, and new solutions for equitable network deployment. 

    Computing-Aware Networking Birds-Of-a-Feather
    Grand Park Hall 1

    This Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) session aims at computing and network resource optimization by steering traffic to appropriate computing resources considering not only routing metric but also computing resource metric and service affiliation (using original resources even after clients move). The objective of the BOF is discussion of the problem space, prior to further work on solutions (although some solutions proposals do exist already).

    13:00-14:00

    Quantum Internet Research Group
    Grand Park Hall 1

    Use cases and programming models for internetworking quantum computers.

    Transport Area Open Meeting
    Park Suite 9

    An update on what’s going on in the Transport Area. The featured talk is about the continued relevance of SCTP now that QUIC is an IETF standard.

    14:30-16:30

    Internet Area Working Group
    Park Suite 8

    Many individual new submissions on important topics such as IP regional Internet blocking considerations or IPv4 policing at the IETF (i.e., should the IETF commit to maintain IPv4 forever). Another presentation on addressing gaps and issues with the current IPv6 addressing.

    IRTF Open Meeting
    Grand Park Hall 2

    News and updates from the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF), along with talks by recent Applied Networking Research Prize winners (“Solar Superstorms: planning for an Internet apocalypse” and “Unbiased experiments in congested networks”).

    Security Dispatch
    Grand Park Hall 3

    Pitches for new security work are presented and receive community feedback on where in the IETF they could be done.

    WEDNESDAY, 23 March 2022

    10:00-12:00

    Media Over QUIC Birds-of-a-Feather
    Grand Klimt Hall 2

    This Birds of a Feather (BOF) meeting will determine if there is enough agreement to pursue work on developing a media protocol to work directly over the new QUIC transport protocol.

    Human Rights Protocol Considerations Research Group
    Grand Park Hall 1

    Examines if standards and protocols can enable, strengthen or threaten human rights.

    Measurement and Analysis for Protocols Research Group
    Park Suite 9

    Recent research that measures what is actually happening on the Internet with IETF protocols.

    Routing Area Open Meeting
    Grand Park Hall 2

    Time to discuss the overall state of the Routing Area.  It typically includes updates from a handful of WGs and general discussions.

    13:00-14:00

    Media Type Maintenance Working Group
    Park Suite 2

    Media types and subtypes are used to identify particular payloads and their semantics as they are transported via application level protocols such as messaging (“email”) and the web (HTTP). This recently created working group is tasked with developing topics related to media types, starting with recommendations on how to handle registrations of future top-levels media types.

    14:30-16:30

    System for Cross-domain Identity Management Working Group
    Park Suite 8

    Oblivious HTTP Application Intermediation Working Group
    Grand Klimt Hall 2

    The Oblivious HTTP Application Intermediation (OHAI) working group will develop a protocol to improve privacy by allowing no single entity to know both the resource that was requested and the identity of the client that requested it. 

    17:00-19:00

    IETF Plenary
    Grand Park Hall 1-3

    The plenary is the one meeting addressed to the entire IETF community. There are leadership reports about the state of the IETF, as well as “open mic” sessions for community feedback on a broad range of topics.

    THURSDAY, 24 March 2022

    10:00-12:00

    Source Address Validation in Intra-domain and Inter-domain Networks Birds-of-a-Feather
    Grand Park Hall 1

    This Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) meeting will explore the gaps and potential solutions for validating an IP address outside of the access layer-2 network, i.e., going beyond DHCP and IPv6 NDP/SLAAC.

    Network Management Research Group
    Grand Klimt Hall 2

    This session will include discussions on Digital twin networks and AI for network management.

    Security Area Open Meeting
    Grand Park Hall 3

    Time to discuss the overall state of the Security Area.

    13:00-14:00

    Internet Architecture Board Open Meeting
    Park Suite 9

    In this session, the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) provides a more detailed update on their technical programs, workshops, and current work-in-process architectural guidance documents, and seeks community input. This time there is also a discussion about centralization, or actually maybe more about how to incentivize decentralization.

    Path Aware Networking Research Group
    Grand Klimt Hall 2

    Research in bringing path awareness to transport and application layer protocols.

    Software Updates for Internet of Things Working Group
    Grand Park Hall 2

    The SUIT Working Group has been just rechartered to start new work in this area.

    14:30-16:30

    Crypto Forum Research Group
    Grand Park Hall 3

    A forum for discussing and analyzing general cryptographic aspects of security protocols, and to offer guidance on the use of emerging mechanisms and new uses of existing mechanisms.

    Operations and Management Area Working Group
    Park Suite 9

    Discussion of YANG, Intent Based Networking, packet captures, and some IoT.  

    FRIDAY, 25 March 2022

    12:30-14:30

    Information-Centric Networking Research Group
    Park Suite 3

    Research on evolving the Internet infrastructure to support named data as a core principle.

    Privacy Preserving Measurement Working Group
    Grand Park Hall 1

    New working group about ways to collect client telemetry without revealing the user’s identity.


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