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The DISPATCH WG in the ART area is chartered to review new work in the ART area. Based on mailing list discussion, if there is sufficient interest, willingness to contribute and WG consensus, new work items are dispatched in various ways depending upon the scope and applicability of the work. Mailing list discussions should focus on the problem statement, objectives and deliverables in the form of a proposed charter. Note, that not all new work items are required to be discussed in the DISPATCH WG - exceptions are items that clearly fit within the chart of an existing WG (in this case those WG chairs should be contacted) and in the case of topics that would clearly require an official Bof (in which case the ADs should be contacted).

The following summarizes the current dispatchment options:

  • New work item in DISPATCH WG for registrations only
  • New work item in currently chartered WG
  • New WG
  • IETF official BoF - typically for work items that are of broad interest and potential impact within the ART area and across areas.
  • Individual/AD sponsored - for items limited in scope and applicability

IETF-103 Deadlines

  • September 21, 2018. Cutoff date for IETF BoF submissions.
  • September 28, 2018. Cutoff date to notify the chairs/DISPATCH WG of plans to submit a proposal.
  • October 5, 2018. Cutoff for charter proposals (i.e., problem statement and proposed deliverables) for topics posted to the DISPATCH WG mailing list.
  • October 12, 2018. Announcement of topics that have been dispatched for IETF-103.
  • October 22, 2018. Draft submission deadline.

A complete list of deadlines for IETF-103 is available here:

Working with Deadlines

  • If you make the deadlines, you go to the front of the list for agenda time.
  • If you miss the deadlines, you go behind "Any Other Business" in terms of priority.
  • Please start draft names with: draft-name-dispatch-


The following summarizes the work items that have been dispatched or are in the process of being dispatched. Please note that this is *not* a complete summary of the topics discussed in DISPATCH, but rather the items that have been put forth for discussion at the meetings and/or agreed to be progressed. The status of the work items still underway is periodically posted to the DISPATCH WG mailing list. Please note that up-to-date charters are available on the DISPATCH or topic specific mailing list (s).

IETF-102 topics

IETF-101 topics

IETF-100 topics

IETF-99 topics

IETF-98 topics

IETF-97 topics

IETF-96 topics

IETF-95 topics


IETF-94 topics


IETF-93 topics


  • GEOJson: GEOJSON WG chartered.
  • FFV1/Matroska: Proposed CELLAR WG.
  • Selection of Language for Internet Media (SLIM): SLIM WG chartered.

IETF-92 topics


  • GEOJson: see IETF-93

IETF-91 topics

IETF-90 topics

  • Webpush: WEBPUSH WG chartered.
  • SIP URI Inter Operator Traffic Leg (IOTL) parameter: AD sponsored. Published as RFC 7549

IETF-89 topics

IETF-88 topics

IETF-87 topics

No topics dispatched. See mailing list for some of the topics that were proposed:

IETF-86 topics

  • SIP/XMPP: STOX WG chartered
  • Logging: General support for adopting this work. Dispatched to INSIPID WG.
    • Related documents:
      • draft-dawes-dispatch-logme-reqs

IETF-85 topics

  • Indicating Fax over IP Capability in SIP: AD sponsored. Published as RFC 6913

IETF-84 topics

  • Combined Use of SIP and XMPP (CUSAX): AD sponsored. Published as RFC 7081

IETF-83 topics

  • SIP Traversal Required for Applications to Work (STRAW): STRAW WG chartered.

  • Telephone-Related Queries (TERQ): See IETF-85.

IETF-82 topics

IETF-81 topics

  • Session-ID: INSIPID WG chartered.

  • BFCP for UDP: BFCPBIS WG chartered.
  • SIP Action Referral: This work item was dispatched to SPLICES WG for discussion for IETF-80 (and was also discussed there at IETF-81). However, the scope seems to be broader, thus after a discussion on the RAI area list, the ADs moved the topic back to DISPATCH. See Remote Device, Call Control @ IETF-82.

IETF-80 topics

  • Reason header in responses: AD sponsored. Published as RFC 6432
  • RTCWEB: RTCWEB WG chartered.
  • VIPR: VIPR WG chartered.
  • SIP Action Referral: See IETF-81.
  • SIP Interconnect guidelines: No interest in chartering this work.

IETF-79 topics

  • DTMF Info: No WG interest in this work.
  • Telepresence: CLUE WG chartered.
  • BFCP for UDP: See IETF-81

IETF-78 topics

  • Session-ID: See IETF-81
  • Telepresence: See IETF-79
  • VIPR: See IETF-80
  • TEL URI WG proposal: No interest in adopting this work as is. The recommendation is to go back to the general problem and describe the use cases such that an optimal solution can be developed.

IETF-77 topics

IETF-76 topics

  • Session Recording: SIPREC WG chartered.
  • Domain Registration: MARTINI WG chartered (completed deliverables, closed March 9th, 2011)
  • Disaggregated Media: SPLICES WG chartered.
  • Alert-URNs: SALUD WG chartered.
  • Reason in Response: see IETF-80.
  • SIP Overload: SOC WG chartered.

IETF-75 topics

  • Sound level indicator (for conferences): Work item added to AVT WG charter.
  • Codec: CODEC WG chartered.
  • Common Log Format: SIPCLF WG chartered.
  • Call Control User-to-User Information: CUSS WG chartered.
  • Profile datasets (related to SIP configuration - from SIPPING WG): Work item removed from DISPATCH WG charter due to lack of interest.
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