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

From: Jean-Claude Dufourd <jean-claude.dufourd@telecom-paristech.fr>
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2011 17:18:01 +0100
Message-ID: <4D8385B9.2070203@telecom-paristech.fr>
To: Giuseppe Pascale <giuseppep@opera.com>
CC: "public-web-and-tv@w3.org" <public-web-and-tv@w3.org>
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

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
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