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Meeting Agenda
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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