Media OPerationS
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Document Proposed charter Media OPerationS WG (mops)
Title Media OPerationS
Last updated 2019-10-08
State Start Chartering/Rechartering (Internal IESG/IAB Review) Initial chartering
WG State Proposed
IESG Responsible AD Éric Vyncke
Charter Edit AD Éric Vyncke
Telechat date On agenda of 2019-10-17 IESG telechat
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Charter
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Internet- and Internet-protocol-delivered media is widespread, leading to
significant technology development across industries not traditionally thought
of as Internet technology developers or operators, as well as considerable
quantities of traffic on local and transit networks. The focus of MOPS is on
identifying areas where existing protocols and/or networks are challenged by
these updated requirements.

MOPS will solicit input on operational issues and practices; existing and
proposed technologies related to the deployment, engineering, and operation
of media streaming and manipulation protocols and procedures in the global
Internet; and inter-domain and within-domain networking. In the context of 
this working group, media is considered to include the transport of video, 
audio, objects and any combination thereof, possibly non-sequentially. The 
scope is media and media protocols’ interactions with the network, but not 
the technologies of control protocols or media formats.

MOPS provides a venue for both video industry and Internet engineering 
experts to engage in discussion of video technology’s requirements of 
networking standards, as well as proposals for new uses of IP technology 
in video. Where new protocols are needed, MOPS will identify appropriate 
venues for their development.

The goals of MOPS include documenting existing protocol and operational issues 
with media on the Internet, and identifying requirements for potential IETF work.

To those ends, MOPS will:

1/ Solicit regular updates from other media technology developing
consortia/standards bodies working with IETF-developed protocols.

2/ Solicit input from network operators and users to identify operational
issues with media delivery in and across networks, and determine solutions or
workarounds to those issues.

3/ Solicit discussion and documentation of the issues and opportunities in
media acquisition and delivery, and of the resulting protocols and technologies
developed outside the IETF.

4/ Document operational requirements for media acquisition and delivery.

5/ Develop operational information to aid in operation of media technologies in
the global Internet.

These activities should document media operational experience, including global
Internet, inter-domain and within-domain operations.

In all cases of working with other organizations mentioned above, MOPS will 
work with existing liaison managers where the IETF has them, and informal 
connections with other organizations otherwise. If new formal liaison 
relationships are required, MOPS will work with the IAB to help establish them.

Media operational and deployment issues with specific protocols or technologies
(such as Applications, Transport Protocols, Routing Protocols, DNS or Sub-IP
Protocols) are the primary responsibility of the groups or areas responsible
for those protocols or technologies. However, the MOPS Working Group may
provide input to those areas/groups, as needed, and cooperate with those
areas/groups in reviewing solutions to MOPS operational and deployment problems.

There must be a continuing expression of interest for the Working Group to work
on a particular work item. If there is no longer sufficient interest in the
Working Group in a work item, the item may be removed from the list of Working
Group items.

Proposed milestones

Date Milestone
Nov 2020 Develop work items specific to media acquisition and delivery
Nov 2020 Last-call document on operational considerations for low latency streaming video applications
Nov 2020 Last-call document on edge network considerations for streaming media
Jul 2020 Revised draft operational considerations for low latency streaming video applications
Jul 2020 Revised draft of edge network operational considerations for streaming media
Jul 2020 Last-call document on Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) protocol reliance on IETF protocols (including explicit outreach to SMPTE)
Jul 2020 Last-call document on Streaming Video Alliance (SVA) reliance on IETF protocols (including explicit outreach to SVA)
Mar 2020 Draft documenting Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) protocol reliance on IETF protocols
Mar 2020 Draft documenting Streaming Video Alliance (SVA) reliance on IETF protocols
Feb 2020 Initial draft operational considerations for low latency streaming video applications
Feb 2020 Draft of edge network operational considerations for streaming media
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