Eggert, Lars | 27 Jul 11:23 2015

Preliminary IRTFOPEN minutes from IETF-93


thanks to Niels ten Oever and Mirja Kühlewind, our preliminary minutes from the Prague IRTFOPEN minutes
are up.

Please look them over and correct them, especially if you spoke at a microphone:

Eggert, Lars | 24 Jun 23:41 2015

IRTF & ISOC Workshop on Research and Applications of Internet Measurements (RAIM) in Cooperation with ACM SIGCOMM


to increase collaboration between industry and academia in the field of networking, the Internet
Research Task Force (IRTF) and the Internet Society (ISOC) in cooperation with ACM SIGCOMM are
organizing a workshop on Research and Applications of Internet Measurements (RAIM), scheduled for the
Saturday in between the 2015 ACM SIGCOMM Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) in Tokyo and the 94th
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) meeting in Yokohama.

Submission deadline:	Friday, August 7, 2015
Notifications:		Friday, August 28, 2015
Workshop date:		Saturday, October 31, 2015

Details and submission instructions at

Eggert, Lars | 24 Jun 18:35 2015

Prague IETF Guest Day

IETF Guest Day

To:  University Professors, Students and Local ISOC Chapter Members

Join the Internet's Leading Engineers in Prague! Experience first
hand the Internet standards process and meet the world's leading
Internet engineers, developers and researchers. We expect 1,200
attendees from more than 60 countries.

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) will convene July 19 - 24
for IETF 93 at the Prague Hilton and you are invited!

The IETF is the premiere international open-standards community and
is responsible for many of the Internet's most important standards,
including TCP/IP, e-mail, instant messaging, VoIP, 3G and IPv6.  Its
work is concerned with the evolution of the Internet's architecture
and its smooth operation.  To learn more see:

The IETF is unique from other standards groups in that it is a
volunteer organization, lead by individuals, not governments or
corporations.  The IETF's processes are open to all and decisions
are made on the basis of "rough consensus and running code."   If
you are doing research in networking or communications, this is one
event you don't want to miss.

The IETF meets three times a year face-to-face to progress its work
of Internet Standards development for the betterment of the Internet
and people worldwide.

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rfc-editor | 19 Jun 03:27 2015

RFC 7576 on General Gap Analysis for Autonomic Networking

A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

        RFC 7576

        Title:      General Gap Analysis for Autonomic Networking 
        Author:     S. Jiang, B. Carpenter, M. Behringer
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IRTF
        Date:       June 2015
        Mailbox:    jiangsheng <at>, 
                    brian.e.carpenter <at>, 
                    mbehring <at>
        Pages:      17
        Characters: 42472
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-irtf-nmrg-an-gap-analysis-06.txt



This document provides a problem statement and general gap analysis
for an IP-based Autonomic Network that is mainly based on distributed
network devices.  The document provides background by reviewing the
current status of autonomic aspects of IP networks and the extent to
which current network management depends on centralization and human
administrators.  Finally, the document outlines the general features
that are missing from current network abilities and are needed in the
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rfc-editor | 19 Jun 03:26 2015

RFC 7575 on Autonomic Networking: Definitions and Design Goals

A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

        RFC 7575

        Title:      Autonomic Networking: Definitions and Design Goals 
        Author:     M. Behringer, M. Pritikin,
                    S. Bjarnason, A. Clemm,
                    B. Carpenter, S. Jiang,
                    L. Ciavaglia
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IRTF
        Date:       June 2015
        Mailbox:    mbehring <at>, 
                    pritikin <at>, 
                    sbjarnas <at>,
                    alex <at>, 
                    brian.e.carpenter <at>, 
                    jiangsheng <at>, 
                    Laurent.Ciavaglia <at>
        Pages:      16
        Characters: 36838
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-irtf-nmrg-autonomic-network-definitions-07.txt



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rfc-editor | 13 May 23:14 2015

RFC 7539 on ChaCha20 and Poly1305 for IETF Protocols

A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

        RFC 7539

        Title:      ChaCha20 and Poly1305 for IETF 
        Author:     Y. Nir, A. Langley
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IRTF
        Date:       May 2015
        Mailbox:    ynir.ietf <at>, 
                    agl <at>
        Pages:      45
        Characters: 88173
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-irtf-cfrg-chacha20-poly1305-10.txt



This document defines the ChaCha20 stream cipher as well as the use
of the Poly1305 authenticator, both as stand-alone algorithms and as
a "combined mode", or Authenticated Encryption with Associated Data
(AEAD) algorithm.

This document does not introduce any new crypto, but is meant to
serve as a stable reference and an implementation guide.  It is a
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Eggert, Lars | 5 May 12:54 2015

Call for Nominations: 2016 Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP)

                     CALL FOR NOMINATIONS:



***     Submit nominations for the 2016 award period of the      ***
***  Applied Networking Research Prize until October 31, 2015!   ***
***                                                              ***
***    (Please share this announcement with your colleagues.)    ***

The Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) is awarded for recent
results in applied networking research that are relevant for
transitioning into shipping Internet products and related
standardization efforts. Researchers with relevant, recent results
are encouraged to apply for this prize, which will offer them the
opportunity to present and discuss their work with the engineers,
network operators, policy makers and scientists that participate in
the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and its research arm, the
Internet Research Task Force (IRTF). Third-party nominations for this
prize are also encouraged. The goal of the Applied Networking
Research Prize is to recognize the best new ideas in networking, and
bring them to the IETF and IRTF especially in cases where they would
not otherwise see much exposure or discussion.

The Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) consists of:

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Eggert, Lars | 21 Apr 14:12 2015

Applied Networking Research Prize 2015 presentations at IETF-93


we are extremely pleased to report that for the 2015 award period of
the Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP), 33 eligible nominations
were received. Each submission was reviewed by 3-5 members of the
selection committee according to a diverse set of criteria, including
scientific excellence and substance, timeliness, relevance, and
potential impact on the Internet.

Based on this review, five submissions are awarded an Applied
Networking Research Prize in 2015. Two prize winners will present
their work at the IRTF Open Meeting during IETF-93 in Prague,
Czech Republic. The ANRPs for IETF-93 go to:

*** Haya Shulman *** for analyzing the deficiencies of DNS privacy

    Haya Shulman. Pretty Bad Privacy: Pitfalls of DNS Encryption.
    ACM Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES),
    Scottsdale, AZ, USA, November 3, 2014.

*** João Luís Sobrinho *** for designing a route-aggregation technique
that allows filtering while respecting routing policies:

    João Luís Sobrinho, Laurent Vanbever, Franck Le and Jennifer
    Rexford. Distributed Route Aggregation on the Global Network.
    Proc. ACM CoNEXT, Sydney, Australia, December 2-5, 2014.

The call for ANRP nominations for the 2016 awards cycle will open in
the summer of 2015. Read more about the ANRP at
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Eggert, Lars | 9 Apr 17:26 2015

ACM SIGCOMM 2015 Call for Industrial demos

I don't normally forward CFPs, but since the IETF wants to attract more academics, and SIGCOMM wants to
attract more industry, this seems of interest.



ACM SIGCOMM 2015 Call for Industrial demos

The industrial demo session at SIGCOMM 2014 in Chicago had a great turnout and
positive feedback, so it returns for SIGCOMM 2015. The industrial demo session
showcases demos from industry in the area of networking, networked systems, and
networked applications. The objective of this session is to bring together
industry and academia around demos of innovative and cutting-edge networking

Why present industrial demos at SIGCOMM?

SIGCOMM is the flagship annual conference of the ACM Special Interest Group on
Data Communication (SIGCOMM) on the applications, technologies, architectures,
and protocols for computer communication. The conference is single-track and
features a high-quality technical program with significant opportunities for
technical and social interactions. SIGCOMM is the premier conference in its
field and typically attracts over 600 attendees (scientists, engineers,
educators, and students). An industrial demo is an opportunity for companies to
show industrial leadership. Presenting edge industrial technology will attract
top academics to work on problems that are relevant to industry and help push
forward the frontier of industrial knowledge. The industrial demo session is
also a great recruiting opportunity. SIGCOMM attracts students from the most
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rfc-editor | 13 Mar 21:10 2015

RFC 7476 on Information-Centric Networking: Baseline Scenarios

A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.

        RFC 7476

        Title:      Information-Centric Networking: Baseline Scenarios 
        Author:     K. Pentikousis, Ed.,
                    B. Ohlman, D. Corujo,
                    G. Boggia, G. Tyson,
                    E. Davies, A. Molinaro,
                    S. Eum
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IRTF
        Date:       March 2015
        Mailbox:    k.pentikousis <at>, 
                    Borje.Ohlman <at>, 
                    dcorujo <at>, 
                    g.boggia <at>, 
                    gareth.tyson <at>, 
                    davieseb <at>, 
                    antonella.molinaro <at>,
                    suyong <at>
        Pages:      45
        Characters: 120235
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-irtf-icnrg-scenarios-03.txt


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Eggert, Lars | 20 Jan 10:17 2015

NFVRG formally chartered


I've formally chartered the NFVRG as an IRTF RG. The charter page is now live at

The NFVRG is chaired by Diego Lopez (diego.r.lopez <at> and Ramki Krishnan
(ramk <at> Dilip Krishnaswamy (dilip <at>, who provided important support during the
ramp-up phase will continue to act as group secretary.