[Standards] vMeet - IETF meeting support

Salvatore Loreto salvatore.loreto at ericsson.com
Wed May 13 11:53:35 UTC 2009

xmpp in my opinion would be good for all the messaging, Slide Sharing 
and White boarding part the point 2: Floor Control;
IETF XCON wg ( http://tools.ietf.org/wg/xcon/ ) has defined RFC 4582 
"The Binary Floor Control Protocol (BFCP)"
to control the Floor.


//Dave Cridland wrote:
> Folks,
> There's been, for a few weeks now, a discussion in the IETF about 
> providing a good framework for IETF meetings - mostly "interim" 
> meetings, which are meetings of around 30 people.
> The idea is to find product and/or technology to do these effectively.
> This is *not* a new protocol development team, this is purely 
> infrastructure, but I'm sending this to Standards@ as well as jdev@ to 
> get a better audience - if the vMeet people were given the suggestion 
> of "download FooClient" this would be a fine response, and actually 
> preferable to "Implement XEP-9945". Still, I'd prefer, personally, to 
> have some open standards, as well as implementation.
> The IETF has, for some time, used XEP-0045 to handle the text-based 
> conferencing. The interesting question to me is whether we could get a 
> few additional features relatively easily deployed in support of what 
> they need.
> It looks like:
> 1) Multiway VOIP (with mixers).
> 2) Floor control, of some form. (Probably only affecting VOIP). This 
> is basically to emulate the "queue at the microphone", and the concept 
> of a "chair" (ie, "chairman") and various "presenters", in serial.
> 3) Slide sharing. I'm actually seriously thinking that what they need 
> is the simple ability to have a file sharing thing going on, then say 
> what page of the PDF is "currently shown".
> 4) Whiteboarding. Although it pains me to even mention the word, given 
> what seems to happen every time the subject is raised.
> Does anyone have anything that does all this already?
> Dave.

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