The Internet Architecture Board provides long-range technical direction for Internet development, ensuring the Internet continues to grow and evolve as a platform for global communication and innovation.
In its work, the IAB strives to:
- Ensure that the Internet is a trusted medium of communication that provides a solid technical foundation for privacy and security, especially in light of pervasive surveillance,
- Establish the technical direction for an Internet that will enable billions more people to connect, support the vision for an Internet of Things, and allow mobile networks to flourish, while keeping the core capabilities that have been a foundation of the Internet’s success, and
- Promote the technical evolution of an open Internet without special controls, especially those which hinder trust in the network.
On 19 May 2023, the Internet Architecture Board responded to the European Commission’s exploratory consultation on “The future of the electronic communications sector and its infrastructure.”
As previously announced, the IAB (on behalf of the IETF) has been asked to supply a member to the 2024 ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom). The candidates who have accepted their nominations are:
- Selby Abraham
- Ole Jacobsen
- John Levine
- Daniel Migault
- Anand Raje
- Pete Resnick
- Suzanne Woolf
The IAB is soliciting feedback on these candidates by 23:59 UTC on Tuesday, 2023-05-23. Please send your responses to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. If you would like your feedback to be anonymized, please indicate such in your response.
The IAB is pleased to announce the reappointment of Laura Thomson to the Internet Society Board of Trustees. Laura’s new three-year term will commence with the 2023 Annual General Meeting of the Internet Society in June. The IAB thanks Laura for taking on this role.
The IAB would also like to thank all those who volunteered to serve or who provided feedback during this process.
Read the full announcement from the Internet Society: “Final Results of the 2023 Internet Society Board of Trustees Elections, IETF Selection, and Board Appointee“
The IAB (on behalf of the IETF) has been asked to supply a member to the 2024 ICANN Nominating Committee (NomCom). Vittorio Bertola has filled this role for the IETF community for the past two years and cannot seek another term due to term limits; the IAB thanks him for his service.
The IAB would therefore like to ask the community for volunteers to serve on the ICANN NomCom. The IAB will appoint one person for a one-year term (renewable for one additional one-year term).
If you are interested in serving on the ICANN NomCom, please send a short e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com with your motivation and information concerning your familiarity with the IETF and ICANN. Alternatively, if you know of someone who may be a good fit for this position, please send the name and email address by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. The IAB is looking for a diverse pool of candidates. The deadline for nominations or volunteers is 23:59 UTC on Tuesday, 2023-05-02. Continue reading →
The IAB has uploaded its report for the IETF-116 meeting to the proceedings in the Datatracker.
In addition, I would like to highlight some recent/on-going activities: Continue reading →
Back in December, the IAB sent out a call for volunteers for a new IETF liaison manager to 3GPP. The IAB is pleased to announce that Charles Eckel has been selected as the new liaison manager to 3GPP.
Charles is taking over the role from Gonzalo Camarillo, who is stepping back after serving in this role for many years. The IAB thanks Gonzalo for his service.
3GPP specifications cover cellular telecommunications technologies, including radio access, core network and service capabilities, which provide a complete system description for mobile telecommunications. The 3GPP specifications also provide hooks for non-radio access to the core network, and for interworking with non-3GPP networks.
The IETF process for managing liaison relationships is detailed in RFCs 4052, 4053, and 4691. The IETF’s relationship with 3GPP is described in RFC 3113.
Back in December, the IAB sent out a call for volunteers for a new IETF liaison manager to IEEE 802.1. The IAB is pleased to announce that János Farkas has been selected as the new liaison manager to IEEE 802.1.
János is taking over the role from Eric Gray, who recently retired after serving in this role for many years. The IAB thanks Eric for his service.
The IEEE 802.1 Working Group is chartered to concern itself with and develop standards and recommended practices in the following areas: 802 LAN/MAN architecture, internetworking among 802 LANs, MANs and other wide area networks, 802 Security, 802 overall network management, and protocol layers above the MAC & LLC layers.
The IETF process for managing liaison relationships is detailed in RFCs 4052, 4053, and 4691. The IETF’s relationship with IEEE 802 is described in RFC 7241.
On 9 February 2023, the NomCom the announced the selection of the IAB slate whose terms will start at IETF 116 in March 2023.
The selected candidates for the IAB are:
- Dhruv Dhody
- Wes Hardaker
- Suresh Krishnan
- Alvaro Retana
- David Schinazi
- Christopher Wood
The IAB thanks outgoing members Jari Arkko, Deborah Brungard, Zhenbin Li, and Russ White for their service to the community on the IAB.
The resulting IAB for 2023-2024 will consist of:
- Dhruv Dhody, Huawei
- Lars Eggert, NetApp (as IETF Chair)
- Cullen Jennings, Cisco
- Wes Hardaker, USC/ISI
- Mallory Knodel, Center for Democracy and Technology
- Suresh Krishnan, Cisco
- Mirja Kühlewind, Ericsson
- Tommy Pauly, Apple
- Alvaro Retana, Futurewei
- David Schinazi, Google
- Christopher Wood, Cloudflare
- Qin Wu, Huawei
- Jiankang Yao 姚健康, CNNIC China Internet Network Information Center
The Internet Architecture Board is pleased to announce the reappointment of Colin Perkins as the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) Chair. This appointment is for a two-year term, beginning in March 2023 and ending in March 2025.
The IAB extends its sincere thanks to everyone in the community who provided feedback in this process, and to Colin for his willingness to continue to serve in this role.