Web Real-Time Communications Working Group

Mission

As defined in its charter, the mission of the Web Real-Time Communications Working Group, created in May 2011, is to define client-side APIs to enable Real-Time Communications in Web browsers.

Roadmap

The current roadmap of the group is delayed compared to the proposed schedule in the charter. The updated schedule (where agreed) is detailed below.

Specification Internal draft TR Working draft Stable draft (Last Call) Implementors feedback (CR) Standard (Rec) Test Suite Notes
WebRTC 1.0: Real-time Communication Between Browsers Repository, Issues, Editors draft
Commits and issues on WebRTC spec
Feb 10 2015 Working Draft N/A (Process 2014) Q4 2015? Repository, Test suite
Media Capture and Streams (getUserMedia) Repository, Issues, Editors draft
Commits and issues on Media Capture and Streams spec
Feb 12 2015 Working Draft Q1 2015 Q2 2015? Repository, Test suite Part of Media Capture Task Force
MediaStream Recording Repository, Editors draft
Commits and issues on MediaStream Recording spec
27 Jan 2015 N/A (Process 2014) Part of Media Capture Task Force
MediaStream Image Capture Repository, Issues, Editors draft
Commits and issues on MediaStream Image Capture spec
27 Jan 2015 N/A (Process 2014) Part of Media Capture Task Force
Media Capture Depth Stream Extensions Repository, Issues, Editors draft
Commits and issues on Media Capture Depth Stream spec
29 Jan 2015 N/A (Process 2014) Part of Media Capture Task Force
Media Capture from DOM Elements Repository, Issues, Editors draft
Commits and issues on Media Capture from DOM Elements spec
19 Feb 2015 N/A (Process 2014) Part of Media Capture Task Force
Audio output devices API Repository, issues, Editors draft
Commits and issues on Audio Output Devices API spec
Feb 10 2015 N/A (Process 2014) Part of Media Capture Task Force
Identifiers for WebRTC's Statistics API Repository, Editors draft
Commits and issues on Identifiers for WebRTC statistics spec
6 Feb 2015 N/A (Process 2014)
Screen Capture Repository, issues, Editors draft
Commits and issues on Screen Capture spec
10 Feb 2015 N/A (Process 2014) Part of Media Capture Task Force

MediaStream Capture Scenarios

(as part of the Media Capture Task Force)

This non-normative document will end as a Working Group Note.

Documents and Logistics

The Web Real-Time Communications Working Group's wiki documents ongoing works, draft documents and other working materials and logistics information.

Participate

If you are employed by a W3C Member and want to join this group, please ask your Advisory Committee Representative to nominate you to the group as explained in the relevant instructions.

If you are not employed by W3C Member and have specific expertise to bring to this group, the said instructions explain how to get Invited Expert status.

See the list of current participants.

Communications

The main communication channel for this group is the publicly archived mailing-list <public-webrtc@w3.org>.

We track open bugs on our specs using the WebRTC Working product on the W3C Bugzilla.

The joint Media Capture Task Force with the Device APIs Working Group, working on the definition of the getUserMedia() API, uses the publicly archived mailing list <public-media-capture@w3.org>.

Member-confidential messages and logistical discussions can be addressed to the member-only archived mailing-list <member-webrtc@w3.org>.

Useful Documents

Some documents of interest to participants in the Working Group:

Meetings

The group meets once every 2-3 week on the phone. Please check the mailing-list for logistics information.

The next F2F meeting will be on Thursday-Friday Oct 30-31 2014 during W3C TPAC week.

Minutes: May 21 2014 F2F, May 20 2014 F2F, Apr 28 2014, Dec 19 2013, Nov 12 2013 F2F, Nov 11 2013 F2F, Sep 3 2013, June 5 2013 (Promises), Feb 7 2013 F2F, Jan 10 2013, Dec 13 2012, Oct 30 2012 F2F, Oct 29 2012 F2F, Sep 17 2012, Aug 28 2012, June 11 2012 F2F, April 10 teleconf (draft), March 13 2012 teleconf, Feb 1 2012 F2F, 15 Dec 2011 teleconf, Nov 1 2011 F2F, Oct 31 2011 F2F, Oct 5 2011 teleconf, Aug 31 2011 teleconf, July 23 2011 F2F, July 12 2011 teleconf, May 19 2011 teleconf

The calls of the Media Capture task force are logged on the task force home page.

Past F2F in Shenzhen, China and Seattle, USA (Nov 11-12 2013)

Minutes November 11 Minutes November 12

Past F2F in Bedford, MA, USA (Feb 7 2013)

The group held its sixth F2F meeting on February 7 in Bedford, MA, USA, combined with a F2F meeting of the Media Capture Task Force and an interim meeting of the IETF RTCWeb and MMusic Working Groups: agenda, minutes.

Past F2F in Lyon, France (October 29-30 2012)

The group held its fifth F2F meeting on October 29-30 2012 in Lyon, France as part of TPAC: agenda, minutes day 1, minutes day 2.

Past F2F in Stockholm, Sweden (June 11 2012)

The group held its fourth F2F meeting on June 11 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden: agenda, minutes.

Past F2F in Mountain View, USA (Feb 1st 2012)

The group held its third F2F meeting on February 1st 2012 in Mountain View, USA: agenda, minutes.

Past F2F in Santa Clara, USA (Oct/Nov 2011)

The group held its second F2F meeting on Monday 31 October and Tuesday 1 November 2011 in Santa Clara, USA, during W3C TPAC 2011: agenda, Minutes day 1/2 and Minutes day 2/2, summary.

Past F2F in Quebec City, Canada (July 2011)

The group held its first F2F meeting on Saturday 23 July 2011, in Quebec City (Quebec City Convention Centre), Canada, co-located with the IETF 81 Meeting: agenda, minutes.

Patent Policy

This group operates under the W3C Patent Policy — see its Patent Policy status for more details.