IRTF Update

By: Lars Eggert

Date: July 6, 2015

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During IETF 92 in Dallas, six out of the nine chartered Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) research groups (RGs) held meetings:

  • Crypto Forum (CFRG)
  • Internet Congestion Control (ICCRG)
  • Information-Centric Networking (ICNRG)
  • Network Function Virtualization (NFVRG)
  • Network Coding (NWCRG)
  • Software-Defined Networking (SDNRG)

In addition to the meetings of those already-chartered research groups, a proposed research group on Human Rights Protocol Considerations Research (HRPC) held its first public meeting. A second proposed Thing-to-Thing research group related to Internet-of-Things networking held a longer kickoff meeting on the weekend before the IETF.

Since IETF 91, one new RFC was published on the IRTF RFC Stream by the Crypto Forum RG: RFC 7539 on ChaCha20 and Poly1305 for IETF Protocols.

At the IRTF Open Meeting at IETF 92, the first winner of the Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) of 2015 presented his research. Aaron Gember-Jacobson presented a design for a control plane for network function virtualization (NFV) and showed the results of a performance evaluation.

The nominations period for the 2016 Applied Network Research Prize (ANRP) awards is open now and will close on 31 October 2015. The ANRP is awarded for recent results in applied networking research that are relevant for transitioning into shipping Internet products and related standardization efforts. Everyone is encouraged to nominate relevant scientific papers that they have recently authored or read for consideration. Please see for details.

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