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Today! Evolution of end-to-end: why the Internet is not like any other network – ISOC Briefing Panel at IETF 89

Today at IETF 89 in London, we’re holding our traditional Internet Society Briefing Panel where we discuss a topic that is relevant to IETF attendees but somewhat beyond the normal realm of discussion in the standards-setting process. This time, the topic is “Evolution of end-to-end: why the Internet is not like any other network.”

The session required pre-registration, which is full, but the good news is we’ll be livestreaming the hour-long event here.

Date: Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Time: 11:45 am-12:45 pm UTC

Join moderator Leslie Daigle (Internet Society) and panelists Fred Baker, Harald Alvestrand, and Andrew Sullivan. From the session abstract:

“In 2004, the IAB published RFC3724, “Future of End-to-End.”  The document reviews the important aspects of “smart endpoints, dumb network,” and articulates some perspectives on how Internet engineering was evolving to address those key aspects. Ten years later, evolution has continued — and the Internet’s deployment and evolution are taking new directions in the face of growing awareness of the threat of pervasive monitoring of network traffic. How do we define the end-to-end principle today and is it still an important piece of ensuring a robust, reliable and trusted Internet in 2020?
Each of three panelists will present their predictions for the state of one of the three facets (network, endpoints, infrastructure/middle) in 2020, followed by questions and interactive discussion.

We’ll be live tweeting the session via our @ISOCtech Twitter handle, so be sure to join us in person in London, tune into the webcast, or follow along on Twitter for what is sure to be a lively and engaging discussion.