WG Action: Formed Media OPerationS (mops)
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A new IETF WG has been formed in the Operations and Management Area. For additional information, please contact the Area Directors or the WG Chair. Media OPerationS (mops) ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Current status: Proposed WG Chairs: Leslie Daigle <email@example.com> Assigned Area Director: Éric Vyncke <firstname.lastname@example.org> Operations and Management Area Directors: Warren Kumari <email@example.com> Ignas Bagdonas <firstname.lastname@example.org> Technical advisors: Warren Kumari <email@example.com> Mailing list: Address: firstname.lastname@example.org To subscribe: https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/mops Archive: https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/browse/mops/ Group page: https://datatracker.ietf.org/group/mops/ Charter: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/charter-ietf-mops/ Internet-wide and within-domain IP-delivered media is widespread, leading to significant technology development across industries not traditionally thought of as Internet technology developers or operators, as well as considerable quantities of traffic on local and transit networks. The focus of MOPS is on identifying areas where existing protocols and/or networks are challenged by updated requirements. MOPS will solicit input on media-related operational issues and practices; existing and proposed technologies related to the deployment, engineering, and operation of media streaming and manipulation protocols and procedures in the global Internet (inter-domain) and within-domain networking. In the context of this working group, media is considered to include the transport of video, audio, objects and any combination thereof, possibly non-sequentially. The scope is media and media protocols’ interactions with the network, but not the technologies of control protocols or media formats. MOPS provides a venue for both video industry and Internet engineering experts to engage in discussion of video technology’s requirements of networking standards, as well as proposals for new uses of IP technology in video. Where new protocols are needed, MOPS will help identify candidate venues for their development. The goals of MOPS include documenting existing protocol and operational issues with media on the Internet, and identifying requirements for potential IETF work. The general process of elaboration through documentation will be for issues to be identified (on the mailing list) and presentations made at WG meetings. When topics merit more coherent documentation, MOPS will adopt working group documents to capture the information in Internet-Drafts. If the working group consensus is that the material of the Internet-Draft is generally useful for archival purposes, the WG will seek publication of the work items as RFCs. At any point — from early discussion of topics, through later documentation stages — MOPS may identify a more appropriate WG for the matter and/or document, and dispatch it. With that in mind, MOPS will: 1/ Solicit regular updates from other media technology developing consortia/standards bodies working with IETF-developed protocols. 2/ Solicit input from network operators and users to identify operational issues with media delivery in and across networks, and determine solutions or workarounds to those issues. 3/ Solicit discussion and documentation of the issues and opportunities in media acquisition and delivery, and of the resulting protocols and technologies developed outside the IETF. 4/ Document operational requirements for media acquisition (for example, from cameras and recording devices) and delivery. 5/ Develop operational information to aid in operation of media technologies in the global Internet. These activities should document media operational experience, including global Internet, inter-domain and within-domain operations. In all cases of working with other organizations mentioned above, MOPS will work with existing liaison managers where the IETF has them, and informal connections with other organizations otherwise. If new formal liaison relationships are required, MOPS will work with the IAB to help establish them. Media operational and deployment issues with specific protocols or technologies (such as Applications, Transport Protocols, Routing Protocols, DNS or Sub-IP Protocols) remain the responsibility of the groups or areas responsible for those protocols or technologies. However, the MOPS Working Group may provide input to those areas/groups, as needed, and cooperate with those areas/groups in reviewing solutions to MOPS operational and deployment problems. There must be a continuing expression of interest for the Working Group to work on a particular work item. If there is no longer sufficient interest in the Working Group in a work item, the item may be removed from the list of Working Group items. The IESG is establishing this working group on an experimental basis and intends to review it, for rechartering to continue or else closure, in 2 years. Milestones: Feb 2020 - Draft of edge network operational considerations for streaming media Feb 2020 - Initial draft operational considerations for low latency streaming video applications Mar 2020 - Draft documenting Streaming Video Alliance (SVA) reliance on IETF protocols Mar 2020 - Draft documenting Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) protocol reliance on IETF protocols Jul 2020 - Last-call document on Streaming Video Alliance (SVA) reliance on IETF protocols (including explicit outreach to SVA) Jul 2020 - Last-call document on Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) protocol reliance on IETF protocols (including explicit outreach to SMPTE) Jul 2020 - Revised draft of edge network operational considerations for streaming media Jul 2020 - Revised draft operational considerations for low latency streaming video applications Nov 2020 - Last-call document on edge network considerations for streaming media Nov 2020 - Last-call document on operational considerations for low latency streaming video applications Nov 2020 - Develop work items specific to media acquisition and delivery Nov 2021 - IESG to decide whether continue, re-charter or close MOPS WG