PWG February 2020 Face-to-Face Meeting - Summary
February 17, 2020

The PWG held its February 2020 Virtual Face-to-Face Meeting on February 5-6, 2020 via WebEx teleconferences. Representatives from Canon, Google, High North, HP Inc., Kyocera, Lakeside Robotics, Lexmark, Ricoh, TIC, TCS and Xerox attended the meetings. Attendees reviewed work in progress, including drafts of a number of in-progress specifications, and discussed liaisons with partner groups. Here is a summary of the proceedings.

PWG Plenary

As in previous PWG Face to Face events, the PWG Chair presented the Plenary. We reviewed the overall state of the PWG, its programs and initiatives, and briefly discussed upcoming face-to-face meeting scheduling. We noted that there are now 412 printers certified under the PWG's IPP Everywhere™ Self Certification program, with more certifications believed to be in progress from multiple vendors. We discussed the PWG Steering Committee's activities and initiatives, including its 2020 goals, the status of Process 4.0, PR efforts, recently approved documents, process document updates, the website migration initiative, and "toolset" alternatives for producing specifications. Each active PWG workgroup (IDS Workgroup and IPP Workgroup) summarized their current status. Finally, we reviewed the status of our partners' work in Trusted Computing Group (TCG), IETF, Linux Foundation OpenPrinting Workgroup, Mopria Alliance and 3MF Consortium.

Complete minutes are available here: https://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/general/minutes/pwg-plenary-minutes-20200205.htm

Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) Workgroup

On the first day, Ira McDonald (IPP WG Co-Chair) and Mike Sweet (IPP WG Secretary) surveyed the status of current IPP Workgroup works in progress, noting that IPP Transaction-Based Printing Extensions v1.1 and IPP Label Printing Extensions v1.0 are both in IPP WG Last Call, ending on February 13, 2020. We then briefly reviewed the status of IPP Everywhere™ and IPP Everywhere Self Certification, noting that a beta release of the IPP Everywhere Self Certification Test Suite 1.0 Update 4 was recently announced and made available, and encouraged attendees to test this in the next two weeks. After a break, we discussed the status of IPP Production Printing Extensions v2.0. Following that, we began a review of the latest draft of IPP Driverless Printing Extensions v2.0, that had received a number of updates. That review didn't complete, so the group committed to reviewing it further the next day. We finished the day discussing Job Accounting with IPP v1.0.

On the second day, after the IDS Workgroup session, the IPP Workgroup sessions started with a review of IPP Encrypted Jobs and Documents v1.0. We then resumed our review of IPP Driverless Printing Extensions v2.0, still not completing a full review but making substantive progress, and committed to conclude the review of this revision in the next IPP WG teleconference. After a much needed break, Paul Tykodi (IPP WG Co-Chair and lead PWG 3D Printing Liaison) led a discussion on the status of the PWG's 3D Printing related liaisons and outreach efforts, noting that we were in the process of establishing a liaison with ITC TC171 and some upcoming engagements with ACI and presentations at Drupa 2020. We concluded the IPP WG sessions with next steps.

Complete minutes are available here: https://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/ipp/minutes/ippv2-f2f-minutes-20200205.pdf

Imaging Device Security (IDS) Workgroup

At the start of the second day, Alan Sukert (outgoing PWG Vice-Chair and IDS WG Chair) led the IDS Workgroup status and progress discussion. We went through the minutes of the HCD Technical Community (TC) Conference Calls held recently, including the status of the initiative to approve generation of an HCD international TC (iTC) and some thoughts on what the content of HCD collaborative Protection Profile (cPP) v1.0 should include. Our hope is that the vote will be done before the CCUF Workshop Mar 15-17 in Burlington MA. Ira then went through his slides on TLS 1.2 and TLS 1.3 that are part of the meeting slides. Ira then led us through the changes made in the PDF rev version of the 1/20/2020 draft of the PWG Hardcopy Device Security Guidelines v1.0. Alan indicated that he is retiring from Xerox on April 1st so this is his last IDS Face-to-Face Meeting, and the other attendees thanked him for his efforts. We wrapped up with next steps.

Complete minutes are available here: https://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/ids/minutes/ids-f2f-minutes-20200206.pdf

Next PWG Face-to-Face Meeting

The next PWG Face-to-Face meeting will be May 5-7, 2020 at the Lexmark headquarters in Lexington, KY. Please check the PWG Meetings page for updates on plans for upcoming meetings.