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Requirements for Local Conference Control

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (mmusic WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Charles E. Perkins , Joerg Ott , Dirk Kutscher
Last updated 1999-12-28
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Stream WG state WG Document
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IESG IESG state Expired
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In a variety of conferencing scenarios, a local communication channel is desirable for conference-related information exchange between co- located but otherwise independent application entities, for example those taking part in application sessions that belong to the same conference. In loosely coupled conferences such a mechanism allows for coordination of applications entities to e.g. implement synchronization between media streams or to configure entities without user interaction. It can also be used to implement tightly coupled conferences enabling a conference controller to enforce conference wide control within a end system. This document defines application scenarios and requirements for a coordination infrastructure that provides local coordination within a conferencing end system. This document is intended for discussion in the Multiparty Multimedia Session Control (MMUSIC) working group of the Internet Engineering Task Force. Comments are solicited and should be addressed to the working group's mailing list at and/or the authors.


Charles E. Perkins
Joerg Ott
Dirk Kutscher

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