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Network Performance Measurement

From Alissa's email proposal:

Although network performance measurement has been a topic of research, 
standardization, and development for decades, recent efforts to create 
national, regional, and global access network measurement testbeds and 
frameworks are drawing renewed interest. These efforts seek to provide 
consistent measurements of fine-grained performance metrics such as 
packet loss, delay, and throughput, as well as higher order tests to 
capture quality of experience with respect to specific applications and 
services. Some standardized metrics and tests exist, including those 
developed in the IPPM WG, but a unified framework for observing and 
reporting the quality metrics that define users’ experiences across 
different networks has yet to be developed. This plenary will explore 
the approaches, results, and challenges involved with existing 
performance measurement efforts from around the world with an eye 
towards understanding the potential role for standardization broadly and 
IETF/IRTF activity specifically.