Meeting Minutes of the 9th IEEE DC P2941 Working Group Plenary Meeting

The 9th AIM Working Group plenary meeting was held virtually on 23rd June 2022, and quorum reached.

IEEE Patent Policy: Call for Patents

The call for patents was issued; none raises or if any concerns were raised for consideration.

IEEE Copyright Policy

The copyright policy was presented. There were no questions or concerns.

IEEE Participant Behavior

The participant behavior policy was presented. There were no questions or concerns.

Approval of the Agenda

Motion to approve the meeting agenda. (Mover: Ms. Xiaoxu Luan; Second: Dr. Chao Yang). The agenda was unanimously approved as presented without objection.

2941: Standard for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Model Representation, Compression, Distribution and Management

The standard is published in March 2022.

2941.1: Standard for Operator Interfaces of Artificial Intelligence

The 1st round of ballot was open and will be closed on 1st July. 42% return ballots, which hasn’t met the requirement (75%).

2941.2: Standard for Application Programming Interface (API) of Deep Learning Inference Engine

The PAR was approved by NesCom on 15th June 2022. The chair of P2941.2, Mr. Xiaoguang Hu presented the architecture and requirements of the standard. The draft standard is planned in Dec. 2022.

Discussion of Next Step

The attendees discussed the future of 2941 Working Group. More standards are planned to be establish in near future, as listed:

2941.3-5: standards around AI models’ representation and compression

2941.6-8: standards around AI operators

2941.9-10: standards around AI inference engine

All members agreed that further discussion of the preliminary plan would take place at future meetings.

Approval of the establishment of CRG for 2941.1 standard

Motion to approve the establishment of CRG for 2941.1 standard (Mover: Ms. Xiaoxu Luan; Second: Dr. Chao Yang).

The CRG (Comment Resolution Group) for P2941.1 was established on this meeting. The scope of the CRG is to handle the comments received during the ballot of P2941.1.

The CRG is responsible to resolve the comments received at IEEE SA Ballot and report to the DCSC chair directly and the chair is authorized to respond to the balloters’ comments via a recirculation ballot(s).

The CRG members is listed below: Chao Yang, Ruibo Fan, Xiaoru Li.

The next meeting is tentatively scheduled at 15:00 (Beijing Time Zone, GMT 8:00am) in August 2022, online. Remote attendees can request to set up teleconference service at least one week ahead of the meeting.

The meeting closed at 15:35, June 23, 2022.

Annex 1:Agenda

Annex 2: Attendance List

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