Research : Improving Protocol Standards
The EPSRC-funded project EP/R04144X/1 ("Improving Protocol Standards for a more Trustworthy Internet") aims to make the Internet's infrastructure and applications more robust by improving the engineering processes the IETF uses to build protocol standards.
I'm at IETF 103 in Bangkok this week, along with Stephen McQuistin, where we'll be discussing how to bring more structured and machine readable features to IETF specifications, exploring the attitudes of participants to such formalisms, and trying to understand the barriers to adoption. If you're at the IETF meeting, and interested in these topics, please come and talk to me or to Stephen.
I gave a talk at Loughborough University last week, entitled “Parsing Protocol Standards, Parsing Standard Protocols”, and will repeat it as a Systems Section seminar in Glasgow later today. The talk introduces some of the work we're doing in my EPSRC project on Improving Protocol Standards for a more Trustworthy Internet.
I'm seeking a postdoctoral research associate to work on the EPSRC-funded project "Improving Protocol Standards for a more Trustworthy Internet". The position involves working with the IETF and research community, to develop semi-formal tools and methods for specifying protocol standards, along with tools to support their use in the IETF community. The goal is to improve the quality of Internet protocol standards.
I'm pleased that the EPSRC has agreed to support our work on "Improving Protocol Standards for a more Trustworthy Internet". This is a two year project, funded under the Engineering for a Prosperous Nation call, that aims to make the Internet more robust by improving the way in which the underlying protocol standards are developed. Stephen McQuistin will join the project as a Research Assistant, and I expect to advertise for a further RA position shortly.
This work is supported by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council under grant EP/R04144X/1.