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Working Groups

As described in the ONNX governance, Working Groups (WGs) are temporary groups formed to address issues that cross SIG boundaries. Working Groups have a have a clear goal measured through specific deliverables and disband after the goal is achieved. Working groups do not own artifacts long term; they create specifications, recommendations, and/or code implementations for submission to the relevant SIGs for approval and acceptance.

Proposing a new working group

New Working Groups are created when there is sufficient interest in a topic area and someone volunteers to be the chair for the group and submits a proposal to the steering committee. The chair facilitates the discussion and helps synthesize proposals and decisions.

Joining a working group

Working Groups have most of their discussions on Slack. If you are interested in participating, please join the discussion in the respective Slack channels. Details about any upcoming meetings will also be shared in the Slack channel. Working Group artifacts can be found in the working-groups repository.

You can find the schedule of meetings on the LF AI wiki

Active working groups

Working Group Objectives
Release Improve the release process for ONNX
Training Expand ONNX to support training as well as inference

Completed working groups

Working Group Objectives Status
Control Flow and Loops Enable dynamic control structures to enable advanced models for NLP, speech, and video/image processing Completed - If, Loop, and Scan operators were added in ONNX 1.3 release.
Quantization Enhance ONNX to support quantized data types and operators on a variety of runtimes and hardware devices Completed - added in ONNX 1.5 release.
Foundation Identify and evaluate non-profit foundation options for the ONNX consortium. Execute on best option. Completed - ONNX joined LF AI in November 2019

Inactive working groups

Working Group Objectives Status
Testing/Compliance Create tools, tests and APIs to ensure models and backends comply with the ONNX specification became part of the ArchInfra SIG for now
Edge/Mobile Enable deployment of ONNX models to edge platforms by identifying the ONNX operators that must be supported by mobile and IoT runtimes, defining tool chain requirements, and contributing to ONNX compatibility tests Stopped as of January 2020
Data Pipelines Define new operators for processing the data that goes in and comes out No recent activity