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Suggested IETF 115 Sessions for Getting Familiar with New Topics

24 Oct 2022

These IETF 115 meeting sessions are likely to include discussions and proposals that are accessible to a broad range of Internet technologists whether they are new to the IETF or long-time participants.

If you are a new IETF participant, or if you are an experienced participant that would like to get familiar with a new topic, there are many sessions at the IETF 115 meeting that will include interesting discussions. Registration for IETF 115 is still open, with full agenda is available on the IETF Datatracker.

Additional information and links to session agendas will be added to this page as they are available.

Check out the IETF 115 new participant webpage for more information and the IETF Live page for IETF 115 sessions streamed on the IETF YouTube channel.

Note: All times are in the UK timezone (UTC).

SATURDAY, 5 November 2022

IETF Hackathon Kickoff (separate free registration required)
Admiral 1

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 recent 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, or suggest your own project! 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, 6 November 2022

Internet Engineering and Planning Group (IEPG)
Mezzanine 10-11

The IEPG, created by RFC1690,  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: New Participants’ Overview
Richmond 2

This tutorial is an introduction to the IETF's history, purpose, and processes.

Hackathon Results Presentations
Admiral 1
Hackathon participants brief the group about what they accomplished.

Welcome Reception
Kensington 2

Come by and meet some new people! Free snacks and drinks!

Kensington 1

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, 7 November 2022

Technology Deep Dive on QUIC: Part 1
Kensington 1

The IETF Technology Deep Dive covering QUIC will take place over two sessions at the IETF 115 meeting. First, Lucas Pardue will give a technical introduction to QUIC: what it is, what it isn’t, and why it’s important.

10:00-12:00 Monday Session I

Kensington 1
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.

Crypto Forum Research Group (cfrg)
Richmond 4

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.

13:00-14:00 Monday Session II

Global Access to the Internet for All Research Group (gaia)
Richmond 1

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

RADIUS Extensions Reanimated (radextra) BOF
Mezzanine 1-4

The Radextra BoF is a session to re-open a Working Group for the Radius protocol to do some maintenance on the protocol - mostly focused on updating its cryptographic use.

15:00-17:00 Monday Session III

Computing Aware Networking (can) BOF
Richmond 4

Many service providers have been exploring distributed computing techniques to achieve better service response time and optimized energy consumption. The term "Computing-Aware Networking" (CAN) has been coined for this kind of network with dynamic sharing of edge compute resources. This BOF will consider typical scenarios for CAN and a possible scope of work within the IETF to address related issues.


Hackdemo Happy Hour
Admiral 1

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


New Participants' Dinner (Open to new participants only).
Tyburn Kitchen Semi Private

This dinner is a chance to meet other newcomers to IETF meetings Organized by Secretariat, please note that pre-registration and a US$15 fee will be charged. More information is available on the IETF 115 New Participants webpage.

TUESDAY,  8 November 2022

Technology Deep Dive on QUIC: Part 2
Kensington 1

The IETF Technology Deep Dive covering QUIC will take place over two sessions at the IETF 115 meeting. During this second session, Martin Thomson will explore the layering of QUIC and its relationship with TLS, and the details of what an encrypted transport is and how it works.

09:30-11:30 Tuesday Session I

13:00-14:30 Tuesday Session II

Information-Centric Networking Research Group (icnrg)
Mezzanine 10-11

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".

15:00-16:00 Tuesday Session III

General Area Dispatch (gendispatch)
Kensington 2

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.

16:30-17:30 Tuesday Session IV

IAB Open Meeting (iabopen)
Kensington 2

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.

WEDNESDAY, 9 November 2022

09:30-11:30 Wednesday Session I

More Instant Messaging Interoperability (mimi) BOF
Kensington 1


IRTF Open Meeting (irtfopen)
Kensington 2

News and updates from the Internet Research Task Force, along with talks by recent Applied Networking Research Prize winners: 

  • Gautam Akiwate for his work on the risks of domain hijacking due to registrar practices.
  • Corinne Cath for her ethnographic work on the IETF’s distinct organizational culture and how its ‘rough’ edges limit the ability of human rights’ advocates to get their concerns included in technical discussions.
  • Daniel Wagner for his work on DDoS attack detection and mitigation.

Operations and Management Area Working Group/OpsAREA
Mezzanine 10-11

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

Multiplexed Application Substrate over QUIC Encryption (MASQUE)
Richmond 3

The working group will attempt to complete its work on tunneling full IP packets over HTTP/3, and then discuss potential work items for rechartering.

13:00-14:00 Wednesday Session II

Internet Area Working Group
Richmond 2
To be updated when the agenda is known.

15:00-16:30 Wednesday Session III

Routing Area Working Group (rtgwg)

Richmond 4

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.


IETF Plenary
Kensington Suite

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, 10 November 2022

09:30-11:30 Thursday Session I

Media Over QUIC (moq)
Richmond 4

This group is working on developing a media protocol to work directly over the new QUIC transport protocol.

Time Variant Routing (tvr) BOF
Kensington 1

The purpose of this BOF is to explore use cases that support the development of a common set of definitions, attributes, behaviors, and algorithms necessary to evaluate routing and forwarding decisions in the presence of planned loss and resumption of network connectivity.  Use cases involve non-terrestrial networks and energy efficiency.

Supply Chain Integrity, Transparency, and Trust (scitt
Richmond 2

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. 

13:00-15:00 Thursday Session II

Measurement and Analysis for Protocols Research Group (maprg)
Richmond 4

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

Secure Asset Transfer Protocol (satp) BOF
Kensington 1

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.

15:30-16:30 Thursday Session III

17:00-18:00 Thursday Session IV

Transfer dIGital cREdentialS Securely Working Group (tigress)
Richmond 3

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. 

Security Dispatch (secdispatch)
Kensington 1

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

FRIDAY, 11 November 2022

09:30-11:30 Friday Session I

Human Rights Protocol Considerations (hrpc)
Richmond 1

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

Source Address Validation in Intra-domain and Inter-domain Networks WG (savnet)
Richmond 4

New WG chartered to define routing-protocol-independent architectures and procedures to accurately determine the valid incoming interfaces and perform source address validation.

12:00-13:30 Friday Session II

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