1 September 2019
The IETF 105 meeting
took place earlier this summer in Montreal, Canada. As usual, a number of
IRTF activities co-located with that event, including the
ACM/IRTF Applied Networking Research
Workshop (ANRW) 2019, and meetings of all-but-one of the
IRTF research groups. We also made
two Applied Networking Research Prize
The ANRW 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.
This years workshop was chaired by Phillipa Gill (UMass Amherst) and
Jana Iyengar (Fastly). It received 26 submissions, of which 13 were
accepted, on topics in including QUIC, DNS and security, NTP, IPv6
neighbour discovery and autoconfiguration, network measurement and
privacy, and middleboxes and network functions. There were around 200
attendees, with a good mix of academics and industry participants.
All the papers
and recordings of the talks are available online and open access.
Next year, ANRW 2020 will be
held in Madrid, Spain, chaired by Mirja Kühlewind (Ericsson) and Roland
van Rijswijk-Deij (University of Twente), and co-located with the
IETF 108 meeting.
The ANRP is awarded for recent results in applied networking research
that are relevant for transitioning into shipping Internet products and
related standardization efforts. We made two awards at IETF 105, to
Neta Rozen Schiff for
her work on NTP security and to Taejoong Chung for his work on
Understanding the Role of Registrars in DNSSEC Deployment.
A post on the IETF blog
talks more about these awards, and links to recordings of the talks.
Last, but by no means least, 13 of the 14 IRTF research groups met in
person in Montreal.
Enhancements and Assessments Research Group completed its year
as a proposed research group, underwent a review with the IRTF chair
and IAB, and was enthusiastically promoted to a full research group.
Of the other two proposed research groups, the group on
in the Network held a very successful meeting, with a full agenda,
preceded by a P4 hackathon as part of the
Internet Proposed Research Group did not meet in Montreal, but
plan to alternate their meetings between IETF and related conferences.
Proceedings from these, and all the other research group meetings, are
available from the