Skip to main content

Filter by topic and date

Filter by topic and date

Suggested IETF 119 Sessions for Getting Familiar with New Topics

26 Feb 2024

These IETF 119 meeting sessions will 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 who would like to get familiar with a new topic, there are many sessions at the IETF 119 Brisbane meeting that will include interesting discussions. A final agenda is available on the IETF Datatracker. Additional information about and links to session agendas will be added to this page as they are available. 

Registration for onsite and remote IETF 119 participation is still 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 IETF 119 is available.

Note: All times are in the Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) timezone (UTC +10 hours).

SATURDAY, 16 March 2024


IETF Hackathon Kickoff (separate free registration required)
Plaza Terrace Room
The IETF Hackathon is a two-day 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, 17 March 2024


Internet Engineering and Planning Group (IEPG)
Congress Hall 3
The IEPG 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
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 Terrace Room

IETF Hackathon participants brief the group about what they accomplished.


Technology Deep Dive: An introduction to the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) for protocol developers
Technology Deep Dives (TDD) provide insight into technologies which span multiple areas and to provide a focused exploration of a technology. TDDs are primarily designed to share information rather than to share problems. The TDD at IETF 119 provides protocol designers insight into a foundational Internet protocol, Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). A companion TDD session on Thursday evening will provide further detail about how BGP has, and may, evolve.


New Participants' Quick Connections
Plaza Terrace
The Quick Connections is a simple and effective way for new participants 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 119 meeting.


Welcome to Country and Welcome Reception
Plaza Ballroom
This is the official opening session of the IETF meeting week. Come by and meet some new people with free snacks and drinks.


HotRFC Lightning Talks
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, 18 March 2024

08:30-11:30 Monday Session I

Plaza Terrace Room
This is a new type of session that discusses proposals for new work in all IETF Areas, and aims to make a recommendation about the best venue in which to do the work. For IETF 119, this ALLDISPATCH session combines topics covered at DISPATCH, SECDISPATCH, and GENDISPATCH at previous IETF meetings. The session agenda provides further structure for the session. The work being discussed usually has low barriers to understanding and participation. No other sessions are scheduled at the same time.

13:00-15:00 Monday Session II

Workload Identity in Multi System Environments (wimse) BOF
The increasing prevalence of cloud computing and micro service architectures has led to the rise of complex software functions being built and deployed as workloads, where a workload is defined as a running instance of software executing for a specific purpose. This working group will focus on the unique identity and access management aspects of workloads at runtime and their execution context, particularly focusing on the propagation, representation, and processing of workload identities. The Workload Identity in Multi-Service Environments (wimse) working group is intended to address the challenges associated with implementing fine-grained, least privilege access control for workloads deployed across multiple service platforms, spanning both public and private clouds. Note: this effort may be chartered and meet as a working group at IETF 119.

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 second meeting of the working group.

Measurement and Analysis for Protocols Research Group (maprg)
Latest results from the research community measuring and understanding the behavior of the network. Useful for understanding aspects of what network traffic really looks like.

Network Management Operations (nmop)
Meeting for the first time at IETF 119, the Network Management Operations working group aims to solicit input from network operators to identify existing and anticipated operational issues arising from the near-term deployment of network management technologies, and to consider potential solutions or workarounds for those issues. Those operational issues may relate to deployments of existing network management technologies or the integration of related technologies for network management and telemetry.

15:30-17:00 Monday Session III

IRTF Open Meeting (irtfopen)
News and updates from the Internet Research Task Force, along with talks by recent Applied Networking Research Prize winner Dongqi Han, who will talk about the paper "Anomaly Detection in the Open World: Normality Shift Detection, Explanation, and Adaptation".

17:30-18:30 Monday Session IV

Routing Area Open Meeting (rtgarea)


Hackdemo Happy Hour
Ballroom Foyer
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 is required, and a US$15 fee will be charged. More information is available on the New Participants webpage.

TUESDAY,  19 March 2024

09:30-11:30 Tuesday Session I

New DNS Delegation (deleg) BoF
This working group-forming BoF will investigate how to extend the DNS delegations with additional information about the target nameservers, for example that they should be contacted using DNS-over TLS.

Routing Area Working Group (rtgwg)
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.

13:00-15:00 Tuesday Session II

Global Access to the Internet for All Research Group (GAIA)
The GAIA research group considers community networks and other techniques for bridging the digital divide and providing Internet access to the rest of the world.

Secure Patterns for Internet CrEdentials (spice) BoF
Digital credentials based on IETF standards have use cases ranging from personal credentials, such as drivers licenses and vaccination proofs, to business-to-business or business-to-government applications. These use cases benefit from using CBOR encoding to achieve compactness and leveraging COSE’s cryptographic agility to achieve interoperability. There is a need to more clearly document verifiable credentials that utilize the issuer, holder, and verifier (three role) model across the work of various standards development organizations, including the  IETF, ISO, W3C, and others. The proposed SPICE WG would document digital credential formats based on existing IETF standards, and extend them to support stakeholders that are building compliance and automation systems based on industry adopted cryptography and protocols. This work would be coordinated closely with other working groups developing JSON-based credentials to ensure architectural alignment. 

15:30-16:30 Tuesday Session III

16:30-17:30 Tuesday Session IV

Post-Quantum Use In Protocols (pquip)

WEDNESDAY, 20 March 2024

09:30-11:30 Wednesday Session I

13:00-14:00 Wednesday Session II

IAB Open Meeting (iabopen)
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. Further, this session will feature a presentation by The Thread Group and their use of IETF protocols as well as an invited talk by Vanessa Teague on how the Online Safety Act and other laws could adversely affect encryption technologies and the security of the Internet.

15:00-16:30 Wednesday Session III

Research and Analysis of Standard-setting Processes Research Group (RASPRG)
The RASPRG aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, policy makers, standards users, and standards developers to study how the IETF, and other standards developing organizations, develop standards. This is not a tutorial on how the IETF works, rather for people looking to understand the latest research into Internet governance-related topics.


IETF Plenary
Plaza Terrace Room
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, 22 March 2024

09:30-11:30 Thursday Session I

Plaza Terrace Room
Network elements often rate shape video traffic. It is difficult for the end clients to understand what limits their video is being shaped to, and this results in poor quality user experience as the client attempts to discover and adapt to this rate. This is a non-working group forming BoF that will attempt to reach consensus on the goals and charter for a protocol that allows networks to securely communicate shaping preferences to clients.The initial focus will be communicating the maximum achievable bandwidth for sending video over QUIC.

Internet Congestion Control Research Group (ICCRG)
This group focuses on the latest advances in congestion control research, including new LEDBAT variants, a TCP congestion control evaluation suite, and low-latency congestion control for wireless multimedia.

13:00-15:00 Thursday Session II

Detecting Unwanted Location Trackers (dult)
Plaza Terrace Room
This session will be the first meeting of the working group chartered 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.

Congestion Control Working Group (ccwg)
This working group is close to completing its first deliverable, updating the requirements for new congestion controls to reflect the reality of how they are developed and deployed today. The Working Group will discuss the possibility of new work items related to congestion control algorithm standardization, and/or publishing new Best Common Practice RFCs.

Decentralization of the Internet Research Group (DINRG)
Research exploring the root causes of Internet centralization, including the impacts of the market economy, network architecture and protocol designs, and government regulation, and standardization.

15:30-17:00 Thursday Session III

Web and Internet Transport Area Open Meeting (witarea)
Plaza Terrace Room
Web and Internet Transport (WIT) is a new area formed from parts of the Transport and Application areas. Outgoing Transport Area Director Martin Duke will provide a brief introduction to the Transport Working Groups moving into WIT.


Technology Deep Dive: Extending BGP: Reviewing the past and exploring the future
Plaza Terrace Room

FRIDAY, 22 March 2024

09:30-11:30 Friday Session I

SRv6 Operations (srv6ops)
Plaza Terrace Room
The recent expansion in the deployment of SRv6 has brought to light several new operational challenges that necessitate in-depth exploration, such as the management of SRv6, its scalability, inter-domain interactions, interoperability, migration, and more. The aim of the proposed WG is to create a forum where network operators can exchange their experiences with SRv6 deployment and formulate best practices. The BoF session aims to pinpoint and delve into urgent operational issues encountered by those implementing SRv6 in their networks. The goal of the BoF is to assess whether there is community interest and support for the topics outlined in the draft charter.

13:00-14:30 Friday Session II

Security Area Open Meetings (saag)

15:30-17:00 Friday Session III


Farewell Reception
Plaza Terrace

Share this page