Re: [tmrg] Folding TMRG into ICCRG

Michael Welzl <michawe@ifi.uio.no> Thu, 22 September 2011 13:52 UTC

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Subject: Re: [tmrg] Folding TMRG into ICCRG
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Fine with me (as long as noone's going to hold us liable if the test 
suite work gets stuck again.... I hope it won't  :-)  )

Cheers,
Michael


On 9/22/11 3:48 PM, Lars Eggert wrote:
> Hi,
>
> as discussed, sounds good to me. Please let me know when to make this change to the charter.
>
> Lars
>
>
> On 2011-9-14, at 5:57, 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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