Agenda IETF102: nmrg

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Meeting Agenda

NMRG 48th meeting
IETF 102, Montreal, Canada

* Session 1
  Thursday, July 19th, Afternoon session I, 13:30 – 15:30 (2 hours)
  Room: Duluth

  Agenda: TBA.

* Session 2
  Thursday, July 19th, Afternoon session III, 18:10 – 19:10 (1 hour)
  Room: Duluth

  IRTF Special Meeting on AI/ML in Networking

In the last few years and especially in the last few months, the use of
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in networking went from a nice
future application to an almost must have. Diverse networking operations from
trend detection in traffic monitoring, beam assignment in 5G, congestion
control and intent-based networking have identified AI as a means to improve
their overall performance under more and more dynamic conditions. One may also
imagine how AI can impact the very design of networks and protocols, or else
how to solve networking problems in original ways using novel and
network-specific artificial intelligence techniques. Several special issues and
conferences have already been organized under these themes and the community
wanting to use these new tools is rapidly expanding. In addition to these,
network architects and designers are also considering the impact of the use of
AI/ML on the network themselves. For example: AI in vehicles generates very
large data sets that need to be sent to the cloud for analysis or to rely on
fog/edge computing. Traffic engineering also requires analyzing very large
amounts of real-time information that then needs to be sent back to the network
nodes for updates and new features. And the application landscape is rapidly
expanding each with its own requirements on the network.

The meeting wants to bring together the IETF and IRTF community that has
interests and stakes in the development of both AI/ML based tools and on the
networks that will support them. While we are targeting an open discussion we
already have some presentations planned and you are all welcome to submit a
request before Friday, July 13th so we can finalize the agenda.

Hoping to see you in Montreal!

Marie-José & Laurent