In December 2012 the ITU-T held the World Conference on Telecommunication (WCIT) in Dubai. WCIT-12 focused on the update of the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs), which were previously updated in 1988. At IETF 86 Sally Shipman Wentworth presented a session on WCIT. The agenda is available here, and a recording of the session is available here.
The IAB has approved publication of “RFC Series Format Requirements and Future Development” as an Informational RFC within the IAB stream.
The IAB has approved publication of “Architectural Considerations on Application Features in the DNS” as an Informational RFC within the IAB stream.
The IAB has approved publication of “Issues in Identifier Comparison for Security Purposes” as an Informational RFC within the IAB stream.
The IAB has selected the topic for the IETF 86 Technical Plenary: The End of Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS). The speaker will be Dr. Henning Schulzrinne, Chief Technology Officer of the FCC. A recording is available here; to provide additional information on POTS transition worldwide, the IAB has established a Wiki.
This is a call for nominations for a liaison to represent the IETF on the ICANN Board of Directors. Please send nominations for the liaison position (which normally serves a two year term) to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 18, 2013. The current liaison, Thomas Narten, is retiring from the position after 8 years of distinguished service.
This year, the IAB will select one person for an ISOC Board of trustees term ending in mid-2016. Nominations (including self-nominations) should be sent to email@example.com by March 9, 2013. Please include e-mail contact details with the nomination. The incumbent is Bob Hinden.
The IAB has issued an IETF-wide Call for Comment on ‘RFC Series Format Development’. The document is being considered for publication as an Informational RFC within the IAB stream. The Call for Comment lasts until March 1, 2013. Please send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org, or submit them via TRAC.
The IAB has adopted “Report from the IAB/IRTF Workshop on Congestion Control for Interactive Real-Time Communication” as a work item. Comments may be submitted via TRAC.
The IAB has approved publication of “Principles for Unicode Code Point Inclusion in Labels in the DNS” as an Informational RFC within the IAB stream.