Talk at AFRICOMM 2020
2 December 2020
I gave a talk at EAI AFRICOMM - 12th EAI International Conference on e‐Infrastructure and e‐Services for Developing Countries on 2 December 2020, as part of a pre-conference event on academia and open Internet standards.
My talk was entitled "At the intersection of research and standards: an introduction to the IRTF”. I argued that the research and standards communities both benefit from increased interaction and cooperation, and highlighted some of the benefits that come from working at the intersection of research and standards. I introduced the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF), and emphasised some opportunities the IRTF provides for researchers to increase the visibility and impact of their work by engaging with, learning from, and influencing the Internet standards community.