If you recall the Paris meeting, we did try a different mixture
of session lengths, and it caused quite some scheduling problems.
I'd have to dig out some old email for the details, but it
was definitely a problem. So after Paris, we stuck to the late
dinner schedule, but went back to a more traditional mixture of
I certainly wouldn't recommend mixing two experimental changes,
after that experience.
On 2008-07-18 11:57, Olafur Gudmundsson wrote:
At 17:33 17/07/2008, IETF Chair wrote:
The IESG is considering an experiment for IETF 73 in Minneapolis, and
we would like community comments before we proceed. Face-to-face
meeting time is very precious, especially with about 120 IETF WGs
competing for meeting slots. Several WGs are not able to get as much
meeting time as they need to progress their work. As an experiment,
we are considering adding two Friday afternoon one-hour meeting slots.
The proposed Friday schedule would be:
0900-1130 Morning Session I
1300-1400 Afternoon Session I
1415-1515 Afternoon Session II
Please share your thoughts about this proposed experiment. The
proposed experiment will be discussed on the IETF Didcussion mail
How about addressing the problem by creating 1.5 hour slots?
The Dublin schedule has 117 meetings slots scheduled,
24 are 60 minutes
47 are 120 minutes
8 are 130 minutes
38 are 150 minutes
Number of working groups ask for 2 hour slots because they think
1 hour is not sufficient.
For example by scheduling Monday as 4 x 90 minutes slots instead of the
2 x 120 + 1 x 130 we gain 8 meeting slots.
One observation, some of the 60 minute slots and Friday morning slot
have less than 8 meetings in parallel.
IMHO adding 2 sets of 60 minute slot on Friday will not help.
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