Requirements for Remote Participation Services for the IETF
draft-ietf-genarea-rps-reqs-03

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Network Working Group                                         P. Hoffman
Internet-Draft                                            VPN Consortium
Intended status: Informational                             March 9, 2012
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      Requirements for  Remote Participation Services for the IETF
                     draft-ietf-genarea-rps-reqs-03

Abstract

   The IETF has provided some tools for remote participation in its
   activities for many years, and some IETF participants have also used
   their own tools when they felt the need arise.  The IETF now wishes
   to support enhanced remote participation that is as seamless as
   possible, approaching the quality of direct physical attendance for
   the various roles, including chair, presenter and simple attendee.
   Before deploying the new tools and services needed for this enhanced
   remote participation, the requirements for such tools and services
   must be defined.  This document is meant to be that definition.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
     1.1.  About This Document  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  5
   2.  Scenarios Required to be Supported . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7
   3.  Interactions with Current RPS Tools Used by the IETF . . . . .  8
     3.1.  Technologies Currently Used at Regular IETF Meetings . . .  8
     3.2.  Locating the Meeting Information . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
       3.2.1.  Audio  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
       3.2.2.  Instant Messaging  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
       3.2.3.  Slides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
     3.3.  Remote Participation at IETF Meetings  . . . . . . . . . . 10
       3.3.1.  Remotely Speaking at the Mic . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
       3.3.2.  Remotely Presenting  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
       3.3.3.  Floor Control  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
     3.4.  Remote Participation at IETF Interim WG Meetings . . . . . 14
       3.4.1.  Face-to-Face Interim Meetings  . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
       3.4.2.  Virtual Interim Meetings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
   4.  Requirements for Supporting Remote Participation in
       Regular IETF Meetings  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     4.1.  Registration for Remote Participation  . . . . . . . . . . 17
     4.2.  Audio  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
       4.2.1.  IM-to-Mic Relay of Comments from Remote
               Participants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
       4.2.2.  Audio from Remote Participants to the Room . . . . . . 19
     4.3.  Video  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
       4.3.1.  Video from the Room to Remote Participants . . . . . . 21
       4.3.2.  Video from Remote Participants to the Room . . . . . . 22
     4.4.  Instant Messaging  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
     4.5.  Slide Presentations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
     4.6.  Slide Distribution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
     4.7.  Shared Document Editing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
     4.8.  Archiving  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
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