Keynote at IEEE LATINCOM '2020

20 November 2020

In my role as IRTF chair, I gave a keynote at the IEEE Latin-American Conference on Communications on 20 November 2020, entitled "At the intersection of research and standards: an introduction to the IRTF”.

The network research community and the engineers that design, build, and operate the Internet infrastructure can often seem to inhabit different worlds. Some view academic research as being out of touch with real problems; others can view the concerns of implementers and operators as details unworthy of detailed study. In this talk I’ll argue that both communities benefit from increased interaction and cooperation, and highlight some of the benefits that come from working at the intersection of research and standards. I’ll introduce the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF), and highlight some opportunities the IRTF provides for researchers to increase the impact of their work by engaging with, learning from, and influencing the Internet standards community.

The slides are available.