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TF-WebRTC concluded on 30 September 2016. The community decided to broaden the scope and re-charter into a Special Interest Group format.

=> SIG-Multimedia is the new forum for the real time communications and multimedia experts of the GÉANT Community.

GÉANT Task Froces (TFs) are established under the auspices of GÉANT in order to create an open forum where experts from its community exchange information, knowledge, ideas and best practices about specific technical or other areas of business relevant to the research and education networking community.

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The aims of this Task Force are

  • to investigate whether and how WebRTC based solutions and services can be used to enable large scale, easy-to-use, easy to integrate and low-cost use of real-time communication across institutional boundaries for all researchers, lecturers, administrative staff and students in European R&E.
  • to ensure the European NRENs are well positioned to realise the full potential of WebRTC technology for their community as the technology emerges in the years to come.
  • to foster the establishment of an NREN knowledge community as a recognised representative for the European R&E in relevant Web-RTC arenas.
  • to build competence, track national developments, collect use cases as well as demonstrate possibilities and identify possible challenges.
  • to imagine future WebRTC-based NREN services and infrastructural components that contribute to a smooth evolution of the real time communication infrastructure.
  • to liaise with the GN4 SA8 WebRTC Task as well as with commercial partners and industry led standardisation activities related to WebRTC by providing an open, public forum for gathering and exchanging wider aspects, knowledge and expertise.

The proposed activities are as follows


Forum for gathering expertise, exchanging and promoting ideas, experience and knowledge
related to WebRTC based solutions and services. Gather and organise the NREN community to be ready for the change in real time communication technology and enable them to meet the opportunities and challenges with the right and timely response. 

Led by: NIIF

WebRTC technology scouting and feature testinginvestigate and where possible test and validate the open source as well as vendor specific WebRTC developments and service deployment.


Liaison activitywith the potential GN4 SA8 WebRTC Task as well as the relevant commercial and industry partners; provide an open, public interface for the necessary technical contacts and standardisation liaisons.


The TF-WebRTC 1st Terms of Reference can be downloaded from here.

The former TERENA TF-WebRTC pages can be found at


TF-WebRTC has concluded.

1 October 2014 - 30 September  2016

The TF-WebRTC task force is chaired by

  • Mihály (Misi) Mészáros (NIIF/HUNGARNET)


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