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Re: Call for Participation, Workshop on Internet naming systems

2017-07-10 08:40:26

beside other things, the proposed dates collide with DNS OARC 27

Petr Špaček  @  CZ.NIC

On 29.6.2017 21:48, Börje Ohlman wrote:
Dear All,

The topic of this IAB workshop is very closely related to the research
area Information-centric Networking (ICN) which is addresses by the IRTF
ICNRG. We therefore think it is very unfortunate that the proposed dates
coincide with the major conference in the ICN field, ACM ICN-2017 which
takes place in Berlin, Germany September 26-28,
We are also planning an ICNRG interim meeting in Berlin September 29,
2017, as a followup to the
We would therefore ask you to consider some alternative dates for this
IAB workshop.

Best regards,
Dirk, Dave & Börje (IRTF ICNRG co-chairs)

On 22 Jun 2017, at 22:53, IAB Chair <iab-chair(_at_)iab(_dot_)org
<mailto:iab-chair(_at_)iab(_dot_)org>> wrote:

Call for Participation
IAB workshop on Explicit Internet Naming Systems

Internet namespaces rely on Internet connected systems sharing a
common set of assumptions on the scope, method of resolution, and
uniqueness of the names.    That set of assumption allowed the
creation of URIs and other systems which presumed that you could
authoritatively identify a service using an Internet name, a service
port, and a set of locally-significant path elements.  

There are now multiple challenges to maintaining that commonality of

  * Some naming systems wish to use URIs to identify both a service
    and the method of resolution used to map the name to a serving
    node.  Because there is no common facility for varying the
    resolution method in the URI structure, those naming systems must
    either mint new URI schemes for each resolution service or infer
    the resolution method from a reserved name or pattern.  Both
    methods are currently difficult and costly, and the effort thus
    scales poorly.
  * Users’ intentions to refer to specific names are now often
    expressed in voice input, gestures, and other methods which must
    be interpreted before being put into practice.  The systems which
    carry on that interpretation often infer which intent a user is
    expressing, and thus what name is meant, by contextual elements.
     Those systems are linked to existing systems who have no access
    to that context and which may thus return results or create
    security expectations for an unintended name.

  * Unicode allows for both combining characters and composed
    characters when local language communities have different
    practices.  When these do not have a single normalization, context
    is required to determine which to produce or assume in resolution.
     How can this context be maintained in Internet systems?

While any of these challenges could easily be the topic of a
stand-alone effort, this workshop seeks to explore whether there is a
common set of root problems in the explicitness of the resolution
context, heuristic derivation of intent, or language matching.   If
so, it seeks to identify promising areas for the development of new,
more explicit naming systems for the Internet.

We invite position papers on this topic to be submitted by July 28,
2017 to ename(_at_)iab(_dot_)org <mailto:ename(_at_)iab(_dot_)org>.    
Decisions on accepted
submissions will be made by August 11, 2017.

Proposed dates for the workshop are September 28th and 29th, 2017 and
the proposed location is in the Pacific North West of North America.
 Finalized logistics will be announced prior to the deadline for

Ted Hardie
for the IAB

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