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Suggested IETF 114 Sessions for Getting Familiar with New Topics

19 Jul 2022

This list of sessions at the IETF 114 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.

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More information about IETF 114 is available on the main meeting page. A complete agenda is available on the IETF Datatracker. Registration is still open, including one-day, remote, and student options.

SATURDAY, 23 July 2022

IETF Hackathon Kickoff
(separate free registration required)

Liberty A

The IETF Hackathon is an event where participants develop and test that their code can interoperate with others, or where new code is written, often to implement new IETF work. The kickoff meeting describes all the projects that will go on this week; they are also already listed on the Hackathon wiki. 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 code, help with testing or in many other ways.

SUNDAY, 24 July 2022


Internet Engineering and Planning Group (IEPG)
Philadelphia North
The IEPG, created by RFC 1690,  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 “A quick look at QUIC” and “IPv6 Extension Header (Performance and Diagnostic Metrics (PDM) Destination Option) Testing Across the Internet”.


Tutorial: Newcomers' Overview
Independence A/B
This tutorial is an introduction to the IETF's history, purpose, and processes.


IETF Hackathon Results Presentations
Liberty A
Hackathon participants brief the group about what they accomplished.


Welcome Reception
Liberty Ballroom C/D
Come by and meet some new people! Free snacks and drinks!


Liberty Ballroom B
See rapid-fire presentations about new standards work or new research topics, updates on cross-area IETF work and relevant technologies, and industry advances that could affect IETF participants.

MONDAY, 25 July 2022

10:00-12:00 Monday Session I

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

Stub Network Auto Configuration for IPv6 (SNAC) BOF
Freedom E/F
With the intention of forming an IETF working group, this Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) session will discuss issues related to stub networks, which are the networks that connect to infrastructure but do not provide transit routing, including:

  • How do we connect stub networks to infrastructure automatically?
  • How do we give devices on stub networks parity with devices on infrastructure network?
  • Do we provide global routing? If so, how, and with what constraints?

Crypto Forum Research Group (CFRG)
Liberty D

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.

13:30-14:30 Monday Session II

JSON Web Proofs (jwp) BOF
Independence A/B
The JOSE RFCs and JSON Web Tokens (JWT), have been widely adopted for identity use cases, including for the widely-deployed OpenID Connect protocol and STIR. Concurrent to the growth of adoption of these standards has been an increasing societal focus on privacy. Common privacy themes in identity solutions that intersect with JWT are user consent and minimal disclosure.

Transport Area Open Meeting
Liberty B
An update on what’s going on in the Transport Area. During this meeting the Area Directors will lead a discussion about how the IETF should change the way it handles standardization of congestion controls, possibly including a new working group dedicated to the topic.

15:00-17:00 Monday Session III

IRTF Open Meeting (irtfopen)
Liberty D
News and updates from the Internet Research Task Force, along with talks by recent Applied Networking Research Prize winners Tushar Swamy “Taurus: A Data Plane Architecture for Per-Packet ML" and Sam Kumar “Performant TCP for Low-Power Wireless Networks”

Source Address Validation in Intra-domain and Inter-domain Networks WG (savnet)
Freedom E/F
New WG chartered to define routing-protocol-independent architectures and procedures to accurately determine the valid incoming interfaces and perform source address validation..


Hackdemo Happy Hour
Liberty A

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


Newcomers' Dinner (Open to newcomers).
Horizons Ballroom
This dinner is a chance to meet other newcomers to IETF meetings Organized by Secretariat, please note that there is a $25 entrance fee as this is not an IETF funded event. More information is available on the IETF 114 Newcomers webpage.

TUESDAY,  26 July 2022

8:30-9:45 Tuesday

IETF Technology Deep Dive: QUIC
Liberty B
This session will will cover, in detail, the operational realities and technical nuances of QUIC, the new Internet transport technology.

10:00-12:00 Tuesday Session I

ACM/IRTF Applied Networking Research Workshop
Liberty B
The ACM/IRTF Applied Networking Research Workshop 2022 (ANRW’22) is an academic workshop that provides a forum for researchers, vendors, network operators, and the Internet standards community to present and discuss emerging results in applied networking research, and to find inspiration from topics and open problems discussed at the IETF. The workshop will consist of a mix of invited talks, submitted talks, and submitted short papers.

Security Dispatch/Security Area Open Meeting
Liberty D
Pitches for new security work are presented and receive community feedback on where in the IETF they could be done.

IETF 114 Host Speaker Series: The path to 10G at Comcast
Freedom E/F
Elad Nafshi leads the unified core and access network teams that drive innovation, reliability, scalability, and development across Comcast Cable's network capabilities as Executive Vice President, Chief Network Officer.

13:30-14:30 Tuesday Session II

IAB Open Meeting
Liberty C
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. 

15:00-17:00 Tuesday Session III

ACM/IRTF Applied Networking Research Workshop
Liberty B
The ACM/IRTF Applied Networking Research Workshop 2022 (ANRW’22) is an academic workshop that provides a forum for researchers, vendors, network operators, and the Internet standards community to present and discuss emerging results in applied networking research, and to find inspiration from topics and open problems discussed at the IETF. The workshop will consist of a mix of invited talks, submitted talks, and submitted short papers.

Multicast Source Routing over IPv6 (msr6) BOF
Liberty D
MSR6 focuses on source routing multicast based on native IPv6 (IPv6 and IPv6 extension headers), including Best Effort and Traffic Engineering solutions, to decouple multicast forwarding from per-flow state at intermediate nodes.

Secure Asset Transfer Protocol (satp) BOF
Independence A/B
The goal of Secure Asset Transfer (SATP) is to develop a standard protocol which operates between two gateways for the purpose of transferring digital assets between networks or systems. Each gateway represents one network or system, and the SAT protocol performs a unidirectional transfer of a digital asset from the origin network to a destination network. This session will discuss forming a working group to undertake this work.

WEDNESDAY, 27 July 2022

10:00-12:00 Wednesday Session I

Media Over QUIC (moq) BOF
Liberty B
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.

Global Access to the Internet for All Research Group (gaia)
Independence A/B
The GAIA research group considers Internet infrastructure development and deployment challenges, and new solutions for equitable network deployment.   

13:30-14:30 Wednesday Session II

General Area Dispatch
Liberty C
The GENDISPATCH working group is chartered to consider proposals for new work in the GEN area, including proposals for changes or improvements to the IETF process and process documents. GENDISPATCH is chartered to identify, or to help create, an appropriate venue for new work. GENDISPATCH will not consider any technical standardization work.

15:00-17:00 Wednesday Session III

Transfer dIGital cREdentialS Securely Working Group (tigress)
Philadelphia South 
There are many situations in which it is desirable to transfer a copy of a digital credential to another person. For example, a private car owner may want to provide access to their vehicle to a friend or a family member. A private homeowner may want to provide access to their home to their cat sitter. An individual staying at a hotel may want to transfer a copy of a hotel room key to their spouse. Today, no such standardized method exists in a cross-platform, credential type-agnostic capacity. This session, the first meeting of the working group, will discuss standardizing a protocol that will facilitate such credential transfers from one person's device to another person's device.

Multiplexed Application Substrate over QUIC Encryption (masque)
Philadelphia North
Having completed its UDP tunneling work, the working group will focus its attention on tunneling full IP packets over HTTP/3, which has several interesting requirements. While there is some background to this work, IETF 114 is a good entry point to the IP work. The second hour will present some new Internet-Drafts and discuss rechartering opportunities.


IETF Plenary
Liberty Ballroom C/D
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, 28 July 2022

10:00-12:00 Thursday Session I

Internet Area Working Group
Liberty B
Presentations on several IPv6-related Internet-Drafts, Internet addressing considerations, IANA Considerations and IETF Protocol and Documentation Usage, and other topics.

Information-Centric Networking Research Group (icnrg)
Freedom E/F
This is a joint session with the Computation in the Network Research Group (COINRG) and will cover research on evolving the Internet infrastructure to support named data as a core principle to support named data and named functions as core principles, and to explore how computation in the network can support such services".

Routing Area Working Group (rtgwg)
Liberty C
This session is a 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.

13:30-15:30 Thursday Session II

Human Rights Protocol Considerations (hrpc) Research Group
Freedom E/F
This Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) group examines if standards and protocols can enable, strengthen or threaten human rights.

Supply Chain Integrity, Transparency, and Trust (scitt) BOF
Liberty B
Concerns about the security of supply chains, including those for physical goods, services, and digital products, have been around for a long time. This work aims to improve supply chain security by making the actions of entities in that supply chain transparent and thereby accountable. This session follows up a virtual interim BOF session with the intention to form a working group to continue the work.

FRIDAY, 29 July 2022

10:00-12:00 Friday Session I

Operations and Management Area Working Group/OpsAREA
Independence A/B
Discussion of YANG, Intent Based Networking, packet captures, and some Internet of Things (IoT).  

12:30-14:30 Friday Session II

Measurement and Analysis for Protocols Research Group(maprg)
Liberty C
This IRTF group discusses recent research that measures what is actually happening on the Internet with IETF protocols.

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