Re: [tmrg] Folding TMRG into ICCRG

Larry Dunn <dunn@umn.edu> Wed, 14 September 2011 12:37 UTC

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Lachlan,
Sounds sensible to me,
as long as there's a suitable glass-display-case at Swinburn
in which to enshrine your TMRG-chair-hat. ;-)

Larry
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On Sep 13, 2011, at 9:57 PM, Lachlan Andrew wrote:

> Greetings all,
> 
> To streamline operations, it has been proposed that the Traffic
> Modeling Research Group (TMRG) be absorbed into the Internet
> Congestion Control Research Group (ICCRG).  The goals of the two
> groups are closely aligned, and both groups could do with the extra
> activity.
> 
> The main current activity of the TMRG is the development by David
> Hayes at Swinburne of a TCP test suite, including an  ns2
> implementation.  This will continue unchanged if it is absorbed.
> 
> If anyone has opinions for or against this merger, please discuss it
> on the list.
> 
> 
> If people approve, the remaining task is to modify the ICCRG charter
> <http://irtf.org/iccrg> to include the tasks of the TMRG
> <http://irtf.org/tmrg>;.  That is helped by the fact that much of the
> TMRG charter lists what it is *not* chartered to do.  Most of the
> scope of TMRG could be incorporated into ICCRG by changing the ICCRG
> charter to replace
>    "It is difficult therefore to compare like with like."
> by
>    "It is difficult therefore to compare like with like.  One goal of
> the ICCRG is to improve our methods for evaluating transport
> protocols.  To this end, a set of simulation (or other) test suites
> will be developed."
> 
> This makes no mention of the earlier goal of "a survey of models used
> in simulations, analysis, and experiments for the evaluation of
> transport protocols".  I don't think anyone is pushing to write a
> survey, so I don't think that needs to be mentioned.
> 
> Cheers,
> Lachlan (TMRG chair)
> 
> --
> Lachlan Andrew  Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures (CAIA)
> Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
> <http://caia.swin.edu.au/cv/landrew>
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