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Re: [HOME_NETWORK_TF] New TF on Home Networking - Call for Participants

From: Marie-Jose Montpetit <mariejo@MIT.EDU>
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 09:06:35 -0400
Cc: Marie-Jose Montpetit <mariejo@mit.edu>, public-web-and-tv@w3.org
Message-Id: <642BA9F9-34C2-4F8C-AEB6-F1DBB83F2C7C@mit.edu>
To: Giuseppe Pascale <giuseppep@opera.com>
We are interested as it relates to our work on collaborative networking and social video viewing.

Marie-Josť Montpetit, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Research Laboratory of Electronics
Network Coding and Reliable Communications
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

On Mar 21, 2011, at 8:55 AM, Vuorimaa Petri wrote:

> Hello,
> Aalto University would also be interested in this activity, especially, on declarative approaches as described by Jean-Claude below.
> Yours,
> Petri Vuorimaa
> Department of Media Technology
> Aalto University
> On 18.3.2011, at 18:18, Jean-Claude Dufourd wrote:
>> We are very interested in working further in this area and participating in a such TF.
>> In particular, in line with my presentation in Berlin, we would be in favor of considering declarative approaches to discovery, services, control, etc.
>> We can already contribute our open source implementation extending W3C widgets with discovery and service protocol capabilities to the evaluation work of such a TF.
>> Best regards
>> JC 
>> On 17/3/11 23:58 , Giuseppe Pascale wrote:
>>> Dear all,
>>> during the last Web & TV workshop in Berlin, device and content discovery
>>> and control in the home network was identified as a prerequisite for most multiple
>>> screen scenarios and some of the participants expressed interested in outlining requirements
>>> and make a gap analysis with currently available technologies in order to
>>> identify areas where some specification effort may be needed.
>>> In order to handle this discussion, we are issuing a call for participants
>>> for a Task Force on Home Network Content Discovery and Control.
>>> Since this is the first TF created in the IG, below you will find 
>>> more information about what a TF is and how it works (in the context of
>>> the Web & TV IG).
>>> Information below are tailored for this particular TF but in the next
>>> weeks a more generic and extended version of the same information will be
>>> published on the IG wiki and/or home page.
>>> We apologize if we didn't manage yet to finalize and publish all information 
>>> and tools but we are working on it and they will be available soon.
>>> If you have any comment/question on this CfP feel free to reply to this email.
>>> Home Network TF (of the Web & TV IG)
>>> ------------------------------------
>>> * How to join the TF
>>> The TF is open to all members of the Web & TV IG.
>>> Proceedings of the TF will be public so will be
>>> also available e.g. to the subscribers of the
>>> Web & TV Mailing list.
>>> Note though that some actions may require to be an official
>>> member of the IG (i.e. a w3c member); one example is editing
>>> the requirement document produced by the IG (see below)
>>> In order to be able to evaluate the interest among IG participants,
>>> interested parties are required to send a simple statement of
>>> interest (in form of a short reply to this email).
>>> * Goals and deliverables of the TF
>>> In a first phase, the goal of the TF will be to identify usecases
>>> for device and content discovery and control in the home network,
>>> gaps in the existing technologies to address these usecases and
>>> requirements that specifications need to address in order to cover such
>>> gaps.
>>> Another goal for this first phase is also to identify
>>> - if the requirements can be addressed by one ore more existing W3C WGs, OR
>>> - if a new WG is required, OR
>>> - if the work is out of scope for W3C
>>> Deliverables for this first phase are a requirement document that an
>>> existing or new group can use to begin the specification work.
>>> In a (optional) second phase, the TF can be used to monitor and
>>> provide feedbacks or new inputs to the WG working on the specification.
>>> * How is the TF work organized?
>>> - Wiki
>>> In order to enable collaborative work, the TF will use the web & TV wiki.
>>> The wiki will be used both to maintain the requirement document draft and 
>>> to keep information about any other relevant discussion raised.
>>> All IG participants (i.e. w3c members) have write access to the wiki.
>>> We may consider having one or more editors to avoid confusion.
>>> - Phone calls
>>> If/when needed, the TF can schedule regular phone calls in order to 
>>> discuss relevant topics. Frequency of the phone calls 
>>> is a decision for TF participants to make.
>>> - Email discussion
>>> For email discussion, the general Web & TV IG mailing list will be used.
>>> In order to make easy to identify the mail related to the TF
>>> (and allow people to filter email they are not interested to)
>>> each mail thread MUST contain the tag [HOME_NETWORK_TF]
>>> * Relevant links
>>> Wiki: http://www.w3.org/2011/webtv/wiki/Main_Page
>>> IG Home: http://www.w3.org/2011/webtv/
>>> P.S. attached to this mail an initial draft of a requirement document.
>>> This is just intended as a starting point for our discussion.
>>> Thanks to Bob Lund and Clarke Stevens for providing this initial contribution.
>>> Best Regards,
>>> Giuseppe Pascale on Behalf of the Web & TV IG co-chairs
>>> -- 
>>> Giuseppe Pascale
>>> TV & Connected Devices
>>> Opera Software - Sweden
>> -- 
>> JC Dufourd
>> Directeur d'Etudes/Professor
>> Groupe Multimedia/Multimedia Group
>> Traitement du Signal et Images/Signal and Image Processing
>> Telecom ParisTech, 37-39 rue Dareau, 75014 Paris, France 
>> Tel: +33145817733 - Mob: +33677843843 - Fax: +33145817144
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