Networking Research

IRTF Update – July 2016

By: Lars Eggert

Date: July 6, 2016

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During IETF 95 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, seven out of the ten chartered Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) research groups (RGs) held meetings:

  • Crypto Forum (cfrg)
  • Human Rights Protocol Considerations (hrpc)
  • Internet Congestion Control (iccrg)
  • Information-Centric Networking (icnrg)
  • Network Function Virtualization (nfvrg)
  • Software Defined Networking (sdnrg)
  • Thing-to-Thing (t2trg)

In addition to the meetings of those already chartered research groups, the Proposed Measurement and Analysis for Protocols Research Group (maprg) and the Proposed Network Machine Learning Research Group (nmlrg) met.

At the IRTF Open Meeting at IETF 95, the first two of six winners of the 2016 Applied Networking Research Prizes (ANRP) presented their research. Roya Ensafi presented her examination on how the Chinese “great firewall” discovers hidden circumvention servers, and Zakir Durumeric presented an empirical analysis of email delivery security. 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 they have recently authored—or read!—for consideration for the award. Please see for details.

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