IRTF Update – July 2017

By: Chris Harris

Date: July 5, 2017

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Presented 27 March, 2017 at the IETF 98 Plenary

IETF 98 in Chicago marked the first meeting with newly appointed Chair Allison Mankin. During the meeting, seven chartered IRTF RGs held meetings:

  • Human Rights Protocol Considerations (HRPC)
  • Internet Congestion Control (ICCRG)
  • Information-Centric Networking (ICNRG)
  • Measurement and Analysis
    for Protocols (MAPRG)
  • Network Function Virtualization (NFVRG)
  • Network Management (NMRG)
  • Thing-to-Thing (T2TRG)

The following two RGs recently concluded: Software-Defined Neworking (SDNRG) and the Network Machine Learning (NMLRG) provisional group.

The IRTF Open Meeting received Applied Networking Research Prize presenta-tions from Yossi Gilad for the path-end validation extension to the Resource Public Key Infrastructure (RPKI), and Alistair King for a framework to enable efficient processing of large amounts of distributed and/or live Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) data.

The Applied Networking Research Workshop 2017 call for papers has closed The ANRW’17 is an academic workshop that provides a forum for researchers, vendors, network operators, and the Internet standards community to present and discuss emerging results in applied networking research. Sponsored by ACM SIGCOMM, the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) and the Internet Society (ISOC), the workshop will take place Saturday, 15 July 2017, in Prague, Czech Republic, the venue of IETF 99.

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