RE: IETF 107 and Corona Virus? - timezone

"Roni Even (A)" <> Sun, 16 February 2020 07:38 UTC

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Subject: RE: IETF 107 and Corona Virus? - timezone
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One issue to consider about having  an entirely virtual meeting is what are the implication on participants in different time zone.
Attending  few scattered session may not be a big issue but if one wants to attend many sessions it becomes a problem.

My personal experience when trying to attend a QUIC WG Interim meeting in Japan was very bad.

1. The meeting time for me was from 2:00AM till 10:00 AM. (9:00-17:00 in Japan) for three days.
2. I used the lunch break to try to catch some sleep, due to lack of enough time to sleep
3. Starting at 2:00 AM did not provide enough time to have a healthy night sleep before starting my daily attendance.
4. The recovery from the "jetlag" was much slower than when attending the meeting in person.

My conclusion was that I will try to avoid as much as I can this mode of participating from remote in a meeting that takes a couple of days in which I have to attend multiple sessions.
It is not healthy.

One other advantage of a f2f meeting is the "official" and non-official off line sessions/meetings that I find very productive while attending the IETF meeting

If a full virtual meeting will happen and use Vancouver time zone than daily meeting from 9-18 will be 19-4AM for me

Roni Even

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ietf [] On Behalf Of Andrew Alston
> Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2020 8:48 AM
> To:
> Subject: IETF 107 and Corona Virus?
> Hi All,
> I am just wondering if there are any thoughts on the status of the IETF 107
> meeting in light of the corona virus.
> Particularly in light of the fact that for safety reasons mobile world congress
> has been cancelled and we're seeing other events being cancelled in light of
> this as well.  Should it be considered a safe and responsible move to go
> ahead with this meeting or should we be looking at an entirely virtual
> meeting in light of the situation?
> Andrew