[CESG] [EXTERNAL] Draft Agenda for CESG Meeting on 10th May

Burleigh, Scott C (312B) scott.c.burleigh at jpl.nasa.gov
Mon Apr 29 16:29:13 UTC 2019

Hi, Margherita.  I would like to propose two topics for discussion at the CESG meeting:

1.       A general principle articulated in section 2.1 of A02.1-Y-4 is:

WORKING GROUPS (WGs) that are chartered to produce specific standards on a
specific schedule and within specific resource envelopes, and then go out of business.

But that's not how we work now; working groups generally continue indefinitely (like the old Panels), adding new Projects as new tasks arise, and in part this is because the procedure for starting up a new working group is resource-intensive.  Should we simply abandon that organizational principle and revise the Yellow Book accordingly?  If not, is there some way to make the formation of new working groups faster and easier?

2.       In some cases, CCSDS chooses to adopt specifications developed elsewhere as CCSDS standards.  Those specifications are sometime published standards, but sometimes they are work in progress within other organizations (e.g., IETF).  What is the best way to attribute this imported work, to (a) ensure that the resulting standards are unambiguous in their references to elements of the source material and (b) minimize the chance of lawyers getting involved?  For example, should we define an additional type of Annex whose content is the entire source text that is being referenced?

One last minor point: the start time for agenda item 5 looks incorrect.


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Subject: [EXTERNAL] [CESG] Draft Agenda for CESG Meeting on 10th May

Dear All,
please find attached the draft Agenda for the CESG Meeting in Mountain View on Friday 10th May.

Please let me know if you have any item/topic to be escalated to CESG, or, in general, topics that need to be brought to the attention of CESG .
Also, if any further topic arises during the 4-days  technical meetings, please let me have your input as soon as possible, such that the topic can be added to the Agenda..
Kind regards,


Margherita di Giulio
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