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Suggested IETF 117 Sessions for Getting Familiar with New Topics

7 Jul 2023

These IETF 117 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 117 meeting that will include interesting discussions. A full agenda is available on the IETF Datatracker. Additional links to session agendas will be added to this page as they are available. Check out the new participant webpage for more information about sessions specifically for new participants.

This post will be updated as more information for each session is available.

Note: All times are in the Pacific Daylight Time timezone (UTC -7 hours).

San Francisco panorama

SATURDAY, 22 July 2023


IETF Hackathon Kickoff (separate free registration required)
Plaza A-B
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 to squash some 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, 23 July 2023


Internet Engineering and Planning Group (IEPG)
Continental 4
The IEPG, created by RFC 1690, is an informal gathering that meets on the Sunday prior to IETF meetings. These meetings focus on 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, and descriptions of real world problems.

Tutorial: New Participants’ Overview
Golden Gate 7-8
This tutorial provides the key information you need to get started in the IETF, including its structure, processes, and resources. Check out the new participant webpage for more information.


Hackathon Results Presentations
Plaza A-B
Hackathon participants brief the group about what they accomplished.


New Participants' Quick Connections
California Room
The Quick Connections is a simple and effective way for you to be introduced to a variety of experienced IETF attendees — often working group (WG) chairs — who can help you get more involved in your areas of interest. Pre-registration is required and available on your attendee dashboard after you have registered for the IETF 117 meeting.


Welcome Reception
Continental 5-6
Come by and meet some new people! Free snacks and drinks!


HotRFC Lightning Talks
Continental 4
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, 24 July 2023

Applied Networking Research Workshop 2023 (ANRW ‘23)
Continental 6
The ACM/Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) Applied Networking Research Workshop (ANRW) provides a forum for researchers, vendors, network operators and the Internet standards community to present and discuss emerging results in applied networking research. ANRW ’23 is co-located with the IETF 117 meeting. A full-day program includes presentations on Internet of Things, Security and Privacy, Network Measurement, and DNS and BGP. ANRW registration is free with IETF 117 registration, though you must register separately, or ANRW-only registration is available.

09:30-11:30 Monday Session I

Continental 4
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.

13:00-15:00 Monday Session II

Continental 4
eBPF (which is no longer an acronym for anything), also commonly referred to as BPF, is a technology with origins in the Linux kernel that can run sandboxed programs in a privileged context such as the operating system kernel. This will be the first meeting of the working group.

More Instant Messaging Interoperability (mimi)
Golden Gate 7-8
The More Instant Messaging Interoperability (MIMI) working group is specifying the minimal set of mechanisms required to make modern Internet messaging services interoperable. 

15:30-17:00 Monday Session III

Media Over QUIC (moq)
Continental 5
This group is working on developing a media protocol to work directly over the new QUIC transport protocol.

15:30-17:00 Monday Session IV

Usable Formal Methods Proposed RG (ufmrg)
Continental 5
This research group aims to bring together the Internet protocol standards development community and the academic research community studying formal methods of protocol specification to share experience and ideas, and to promote the use of formal methods in IETF standards.


Hackdemo Happy Hour
Golden Gate 2-3
A social gathering to highlight work accomplished during the preceding IETF Hackathon.


New Participants’ Dinner (Open to new participants only)
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 New Participants webpage

TUESDAY,  25 July 2023

09:30-11:30 Tuesday Session I

Global Access to the Internet for All Research Group (gaia)
Continental 8-9
The GAIA research group considers Internet infrastructure development and deployment challenges, and new solutions for equitable network deployment.

Key Transparency (keytrans) BOF (cancelled)
Plaza A
Key Transparency (KT) is a safe, publicly-auditable way to distribute cryptographically-sensitive data like public keys. It builds on top of previous protocols, primarily Certificate Transparency, in ways that make it more suitable for the use-case of end-to-end encryption. Importantly, users can efficiently search a KT server for only the entries that are relevant to them and check that the server responded honestly. KT servers can also better preserve their users' privacy, by controlling when or if one user is allowed to learn another user's data. This effort aims to standardize a common protocol for Key Transparency, though a Working Group is not expected to be formed.

Secure Asset Transfer Protocol  (satp)
Continental 4
The Secure Asset Transfer (SATP) working group is developing 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.

13:00-14:30 Tuesday Session II

IAB Open Meeting
Continental 5
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.

Post-Quantum Use In Protocols (pquip)
Plaza B
As Cryptographically Relevant Quantum Computers (CRQC) are increasingly contemplated, this working group provides a standing venue to discuss post-quantum cryptography (PQC) transition issues, operational and engineering, and experiences to date relevant to work in the IETF. The working group (WG) will also provide a venue of last resort to discuss PQC-related issues in IETF protocols that have no associated maintenance WGs.

15:00-16:00 Tuesday Session III

General Area Dispatch
Continental 5
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.

Internet Area Working Group
Plaza A
To be updated when the agenda is known.

Congestion Control Working Group (ccwg)
Plaza B
The Congestion Control Working Group, meeting for the first time, will analyze some of the impediments to congestion control work occurring in the IETF and can generalize transports from TCP to all of the relevant transport protocols. This will inform a revision of RFC 5033 that encourages IETF review of congestion control proposals and standardization of mature congestion control algorithms.

16:30-17:30 Tuesday Session IV

Security Dispatch
Continental 6
Pitches for new security work are presented and receive community feedback on where in the IETF they could be done. 

Machine Learning for Audio Coding (mlcodec)
Golden Gate 7-8
The MLCODEC working group is looking at updating the existing Opus codec to benefit from recent advances without breaking compatibility with RFC 6716. Goals include: Improving: the robustness to packet loss of Opus through efficient
redundancy transmission, the speech coding quality at low bitrates, and the music coding quality at low bitrates.

WEDNESDAY, 26 July 2023

09:30-11:30 Wednesday Session I

13:00-15:00 Wednesday Session II

Operations and Management Area Working Group/OpsAREA
Plaza B
Discussion of YANG, Intent Based Networking, packet captures, and some IoT.  

Human Rights Protocol Considerations (hrpc)
Continental 5
This research group aims to explore the relations between Internet architecture and human rights, and to discuss how human rights and public interest policy are considered in the development of the Internet. 

15:30-17:00 Wednesday Session III

Routing Area Open Meeting (rtgarea)
Plaza B
To be updated when the agenda is known.


IETF Plenary
Continental 4-5-6
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, 27 July 2023

09:30-11:30 Thursday Session I

Detecting Unwanted Location Trackers (dult) BoF
Continental 5
This session will discuss a recent proposal to establish best practices and protocols for accessory manufacturers whose products have built-in location-tracking capabilities.  By following these requirements and recommendations, a location-tracking accessory will be compatible with unwanted tracking detection and alerts on mobile platforms. This is an important capability for improving the privacy and safety of individuals in the circumstance that those accessories are used to track their location without their knowledge or consent.


Host Speaker Series: “Nephio: Cloud Native Automation” presented by NOKIA
Continental 5

Mr.Wim Henderickx, Head of Technology and Architecture at Nokia, will discuss how the novel concepts of Configuration-as-Data (CaD) are used in the Nephio project to allow distributed, collaborative editing of application configuration, and enable automation and rapid app delivery. The talk will demonstrate how these techniques can help decouple the configuration process within an organization, giving different departments control over their parts of the config, including independent management and automation of the parts they own. The presentation will also show how to use the open source Nephio tools to dramatically simplify and improve the app delivery process.

13:00-14:30 Thursday Session II

Network Inventory Yang (ivy)
Continental 8-9
This working group is meeting for the first time to  to provide a venue for discussion of inventory YANG models from across IETF Areas under a common umbrella to facilitate distribution of the work, clarify the scope of each model, and minimize overlap between them. The Working Group may also dispatch some inventory work towards Working Groups in the Operations and Management Area as well as other Areas, if appropriate.

Source Address Validation in Intra-domain and Inter-domain Networks WG (savnet)
Continental 4
A relatively new WG chartered to define routing-protocol-independent architectures and procedures to accurately determine the valid incoming interfaces and perform source address validation.

15:00-16:00 Thursday Session III

IRTF Open Meeting (irtfopen)
Continental 6
News and updates from the Internet Research Task Force, along with talks by recent Applied Networking Research Prize winners.

Security Area Open Meeting (saag)
Continental 5
To be updated when the agenda is known.

17:00-18:00 Thursday Session IV

FRIDAY, 28 July 2023

09:30-11:30 Friday Session I

Measurement and Analysis for Protocols Research Group (maprg)
Continental 6
Recent research that measures what is actually happening on the Internet with IETF protocols.   

12:00-13:30 Friday Session II

Routing Area Working Group (rtgwg)
Continental 6
This session is a venue to discuss, evaluate, support, and develop proposals for new work in the Routing Area. This working group also works on fast-reroute, YANG models, and other general routing topics.

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