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SEMI Workshop Program

Slides IAB Workshop on Stack Evolution in a Middlebox Internet (semiws) Team
Title SEMI Workshop Program
Abstract SEMI Workshop Program
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Last updated 2023-02-10

The workshop will take place in the main building of the Swiss Federal 
Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, RŠmistrasse 101, room HG E 33.1.

This is a draft workshop program, subject to change through the end of 
the workshop.

# Monday 26 January

The goal for the first day is to bring everyone together for discussion 
in three broad areas: the larger picture of stack ossification 
(including the technical and economic context thereof), detailed effects 
of middlebox deployment on the problem, and transport layer details of 
the problem.

## 09:00 - 09:15: Welcome; workshop format and goals

## 09:15 - 10:00: Introduction round 

One minute per person based on the questionnaire sent out this week.

## 10:00 - 10:45: The Bigger Picture

What is the problem, how did we get here, and how can we get out?

## 10:45 - 11:15: Coffee break

## 11:15 - 12:45: The Bigger Picture: Discussion

## 12:45 - 14:15: Lunch

Monday's lunch will take place at FoodLab, ETH CAB (Old Chemistry 

## 14:15 - 15:30: The Role and Rule of Middleboxes

A discussion of the problem centered on the path: 

- what are the network- and service-observable impacts of middleboxes in 
the wild?
- how do these affect efforts to deploy new services? 

## 15:30 - 16:00: Coffee Break

## 16:00 - 17:45: Unbreaking Transport

A discussion of the problem centered on the transport, probably based on 
lightning talks around existing proposed solutions.

## 17:45 - 18:00 Close of Day 1

Wrapup of discussions, initial discussion of Day 2 agenda

## 19:30 - Social Dinner, sponsored by the Internet Society

Le Dezaley, Römergasse 7, Restricted menu due to the 
size of the group, choices available shortly.

#  Tuesday 27 January

The goal for the second day is to synthesize solutions and determine 
action items moving forward. The agenda here is more free-form, as we 
presume we'll better understand what we want to do with the second day 
after the first. The intention here is to do some initial design work, 
referring work as necessary to existing IETF WGs and IRTF RGs, 
potentially starting on charters for additional work that should be done 
in the IETF/IRTF.

## 9:00 - 9:15 Agenda Bash

Wherein we assign tasks to slots and generally invalidate the rest of 
the agenda.

## 9:15 - 10:45 Slot One 

## 10:45 - 11:00 Coffee Break

## 11:00 - 12:30 Slot Two 

## 13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

Lunch will take place in the Dozentenfoyer, ETH HG (Main Building).

## 14:30 - 15:30 Next steps, concluding remarks, and action items

Signing up people to get stuff done.

## 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee for Those Who Want It

## 16:00 - 18:00 Breakout

Starting to get said stuff done in smaller groups, for those who want 
to. Walking around in ZŸrich in the dark for those who don't.