DCON BOF, Monday, November 14, 2011, 1510-1610, room 3F Banquet
(Distributed Conferencing)
Chairs:  Simon Pietro Romano, Brian Rosen
Mailing list: dcon@ietf.org
Meetecho room: http://www.meetecho.com/ietf82/dcon
Reading list:
1. Requirements for Distributed Conferencing (http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-romano-dcon-requirements-09)
2. A Framework for Distributed Conferencing (http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-romano-dcon-framework-09)
3.  Requirements for the XCON-DCON Synchronization Protocol (http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-romano-dcon-xdsp-reqs-09)

BoF idea in a nutshell:

This BoF proposes the creation of a Working Group whose aim is to develop a standard solution for scalable conferencing over the Internet. The WG will define a standard suite of protocols for distributed conferencing and will draw inspiration from the work carried out in the XCON working group, which has defined a complete architecture for centralized conferencing.  DCON is based on the idea that a distributed conference can be setup by appropriately orchestrating the operation of a number of XCON focus elements, each in charge of managing a certain number of participants. Interaction between each participant and the corresponding conference focus will be entirely based on the standard XCON framework, whereas inter-focus interaction will be defined by this WG.

Agenda:
- Stage-setting:
15:10 Agenda bashing, blue sheets, scribe selection, and note well
- Architecture discussion:
15:15  Brief introduction about the problem space and scope limitations (speaker: Simon Romano)
15:30 DCON feasibility analysis: preliminary results from the field (speaker: Lorenzo Miniero)
-Charter review:
15:45 Clarifying questions on charter text
15:50 Discussion of scope,  deliverables, and timelines
16:00  Call for volunteers for specific work items
16:05  Charter hum