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  • IETF 117 Highlights

    IETF 117 is a few weeks behind us and Dhruv Dhody, IAB Member and liaison to the IESG, took the opportunity to report on a few highlights and some impressions.

    • Dhruv DhodyIAB Member and liaison to the IESG
    21 Aug 2023
  • Proposed response to meeting venue consultations and the complex issues raised

    The IETF Administration LLC recently sought feedback from the community on the possibility of holding an IETF Meeting in the cities of Beijing, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur and Shenzhen, with received feedback including views that were well expressed and well argued but strongly conflicting. The IETF LLC has considered this feedback in-depth and now seeks community feedback on its proposed response.

    • Jay DaleyIETF Executive Director
    21 Aug 2023
  • Applied Networking Research Workshop 2023 Review

    More than 250 participants gathered online and in person for ANRW 2023, the academic workshop that provides a forum for researchers, vendors, network operators, and the Internet standards community to present and discuss emerging results in applied networking research.

    • Maria ApostolakiANRW Program co-chair
    • Francis YanANRW Program co-chair
    16 Aug 2023
  • IETF 117 post-meeting survey

    IETF 117 San Francisco was held 22-28 July 2023 and the results of the post-meeting survey are now available on a web-based interactive dashboard.

    • Jay DaleyIETF Executive Director
    11 Aug 2023
  • Catching up on IETF 117

    Recordings are now available for sessions held during the IETF 117 meeting and the IETF Hackathon, where more than 1500 participants gathered in San Francisco and online 22-28 July 2023.

      31 Jul 2023

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    Submit Birds of a Feather session proposals for IETF 118

      16 Aug 2023

      Now's the time to submit Birds of a Feather session (BOFs) ideas for the IETF 118 meeting 4-10 November 2023, with proposals due by 8 September.

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      BOFs are just one of a number of ways of bringing ideas for new work to the attention of the IETF community. While BOFs are usually held at IETF meetings, requests to hold a BOF must be made significantly in advance of the meeting. Preliminary proposals for Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) sessions for the upcoming IETF 118 Prague meeting are due by 8 September 2023.

      If a proposal needs further work, the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) and Internet Architecture Board (IAB) will work with BOF proponents on revisions, but the initial proposal needs to be received by 8 September 2023.

      Further details about BOFs, and instructions for submitting proposals via the IETF Datatracker are available.

      RFC 5434, "Considerations for Having a Successful Birds-of-a-Feather Session" has additional important information.

      BOFs are just one of a number of ways of bringing new work into the IETF. If you are considering a BOF request but you are unsure whether to submit it, please ask the IESG now by sending an email to, or speak to an individual Area Director about your idea.

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