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Latest revision as of 18:18, 18 September 2019

Scheduled Topics

The following topics have been scheduled for tech plenaries.

IETF 106 Singapore (November 2019)

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IETF 107 Vancouver (March 2020)

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Topics suggested in post-IETF 105 questionnaire feedback

Architectural problems

 More prospective analysis of where technology is going and where we'd like to see it going
 Network consolidation and internet architecture
 the hourglass revisited
 Why all function is creeping into the application layer
 Tussle and internet economics
 Impact of new layer 2 and wireless technologies on traditional IETF assumptions about layer 2
 the death of transit
 Impact of AI on protocol design



Security and privacy

 "Controllable security" ("How can we balance contradiction between service providers, network administrators, and end users?"
 Internet threat model
 Tor and onion routing

Applied/practical issues

 Implementation practice
 DNS operations challenges
 Operations failures
 Status of the rtcweb rollout, http/2, and QUIC
 DNS anycast
 DNS server attacks
 Enterprise use of SDN
 PCIe Bus
 Multi-access edge computing and its impact on metro networks
 Network monitoring
 5G and vehicular networking


 Current hot topics
 Citizen technology
 Any more controversial content

Current Ideas Queue

The following ideas are current:


See Jari's blog post on the subject. Lee has notes on a few potential speakers. We've already spoken to Geoff Huston on this subject. We haven't come up with something coherent to say here; the next step in a workshop, the report out from which might involve a plenary.

Decentralized Internet

Partially related to consolidation, an introduction to current work in decentralization of Internet infrastructure. Melinda to identify possible speakers and invite them for tech talks.

Straws and Camels

At IETF 101, there was an active topic of discussion in DNSOP how successful protocols get overloaded; this could be expanded into a general topic on the lifecycle of protocol ecosystems.

Next step: Suzanne developing the concept.

Snowden +N years

Review how the IETF has done on the problem of pervasive surveillance since RFC7258, and look forward to the next challenges in the space. Alissa as IETF privacy expert; externals (Allison to schedule tech chat with Dierdre Mulligan)

Future of Remote Participation in the IETF

Look forward to technical developments in remote participation technologies, and foster a discussion about how this affects how we work. (Since the IESG runs the meeting program, this seems like one to discuss in close cooperation with the IESG)

The Web PKI: What we've learned

Wrap-up of recent developments/improvements in the web PKI -- how we got to the messy place, and why it's not as bad as it used to be.

Speakers: TBD

Next step: wait for it to get even more better.

Privacy update

Corinne Cath suggested the following speakers:


BGP 30th Anniversary

  • Alissa pointed out that this summer is the 30th anniversary of the publication of BPG. Kirk Lougheed? (Also, June 2019 is the 20th anniversary of the publication of HTTP 1.1)

Past Ideas

These ideas were in an older version of this queue, and have "timed out" or were otherwise not acted upon, but are kept here in list form, as a reminder that we've considered them:

  • Challenges to HTTPS Adoption in Media Websites
  • IoT and Augmented Reality / Overview of IETF IoT Topics
  • Naming and Privacy / Hostname Practice Considered Harmful
  • The Cryptographic Lens (watch the YouTube video)
  • Data Driven Security
  • The Internet and Futurism
  • Hub of All Things
  • The Lack of Low Justice in the Internet