Internet2 members lead and participate in working groups, and development efforts in network infrastructure, network performance, middleware, applications, and security help members develop, share and implement common tools and approaches.
Internet2 also supports working and special interest groups (SIGs) and user communities focused on disciplines such as high-energy physics, radioastronomy, health sciences, and the performing arts that increasingly demand advanced networking for projects such as the Large Hadron Collider, e-VLBI, telemedicine and real-time remote musical instruction. Close connections to technical efforts help develop and ensure an understanding of how to meet the networking needs of these leading-edge user communities.
Working groups are an integral part of the Internet2 community. Internet2 development activities take place in working groups, and Internet2 staff provides support. Strong, functional working groups provide intellectual capital and shared will to develop solutions.
Working group goals may include:
- Establishing deliverables and meeting milestones
- Distributing workload among members
- Developing documents that chronicle the working group's progress
- Publishing or linking to appropriate documents on the Internet2 web site
- Ensuring that implementation deliverables are documented