|Document||Type||Approved BOF request|
|Responsible leadership||Andrew Alston|
|Send notices to||(None)|
NOTE: The decision to charter this working group has already been taken by the routing AD's - this BOF request serves as a placeholder in case the WG chartering process is not completed by 115 so that we have space on the Agenda for APN to meet at 115.
Name: Application-Aware Networking
Application-aware Networking (APN) Working Group will develop a framework to provide fine-granularity services within the APN domain.
- Status: WG Forming
- Responsible AD: Andrew Alston
- BOF proponents: Yingzhen Qu <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- BOF chairs: Melchior Aelmans / Donald Eastlake
- Number of people expected to attend: N/A
- Length of session (1 or 2 hours): 2 hours
- Conflicts (whole Areas and/or WGs)
- Chair Conflicts: Babel
- Technology Overlap: N/A
- Key Participant Conflict: Babel, Bess, Bier, MPLS, NVO3, PALS, SFC, Spring,
Information for IAB/IESG
This BOF request is a placeholder in case the working group formation process is not completed before 115. See below section for draft charter.
Links to the mailing list, draft charter if any, relevant Internet-Drafts, etc.
- Email List: email@example.com
- Email List Archive:
- Draft charter:
The Application-aware Networking (APN) Working Group will develop a framework to define fine-granularity services within the APN domain.
Applications have different network requirements in terms of bandwidth, latency, jitter, packet loss etc., and a desirable network should be able to provide fine-granularity services to guarantee different SLA requirements. The APN WG is chartered to produce a framework for these requirements. The framework needs to define these services and the expected outcomes.
The purpose of APN info is to achieve fast and reliable services, and the approach to determine APN info MUST NOT rely on knowledge of specific applications. Both security and privacy MUST be carefully considered in this framework.
The APN working group is being chartered as a limited working group to create the APN framework. Following the creation of the APN framework, the working group MUST be re-chartered before further work if required commences.
Date Deliverable and Milestone
Mar 2023 Working Group Adoption of Problem Statement and Use Cases
Mar 2023 Working Group Adoption of Framework draft
Nov 2023 Problem Statement and Use Cases document submit to IESG
Nov 2023 Framework document submit to IESG