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.
The IAB is responsible for selecting an individual to serve a 3-year term on the ISOC Board of Trustees. The procedure is described in RFC3677. The candidates who accepted their nominations are:
- Richard Barnes
- Hago Dafalla
- Russ Housley
- Samuel Weiler
The IAB is requesting feedback on these candidates by Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Please send your response to email@example.com. If you would like your feedback to be anonymized, please indicate such in your response. The IAB expects to finalize its selection on or before March 6, 2019.
The IESG will confirm the candidates by March 27, 2019 and the appointees will begin serving as new board of trustees members at the ISOC Annual General meeting in July 2019.
The IAB recently requested nominations for IRTF Chair.
Following the call for nominations, which ran from 29 October 2018 through through 10 December 2018, the IAB contacted each person that was nominated, asking them to accept or reject their nomination. At this point, six people have indicated a willingness to serve. They are:
- Stephen Farrell
- Brian Haberman
- Wes Hardaker
- Dirk Kutscher
- Marie-Jose Montpetit
- Colin Perkins
The IAB is actively soliciting comments on these people and their ability to serve as IRTF Chair. Please send your remarks in confidence about any or all candidates to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by 15 January 2019. We thank you in advance for your help.
The IAB recently requested nominations to the ICANN Technical Liaison Group (TLG). We have a number of candidates, and we are soliciting comment from the community on these candidates.
The following candidates have put their names forward:
- Fred Baker
- Warren Kumari
- Paul Wouters
Please send your remarks in confidence about any or all candidates to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by Wednesday, 19 December 2018. We thank you in advance for your help.
The Internet Society (ISOC) provides organizational and financial support for the IETF. As part of the arrangements between ISOC and the IETF, the IETF is called upon to name 4 Trustees to its Board (BoT), with staggered 3-year terms.
This year, the IAB will select one person for a term beginning in mid-2019 and ending in mid-2022.
A description of the IAB’s process for selecting the Trustee each year can be found in RFC 3677, with this year’s timeline as follows:
- Tuesday, November 13, 2018 : Open nomination period
- Tuesday, January 8, 2019 : Close of the nomination period
- Wednesday, January 9, 2019 – Wednesday, February 13, 2019 : Community feedback period
- No later than March 6, 2019: IAB selection delivered to IESG for
- No later than March 27, 2019 : Delivery of final confirmed selection to the ISOC Elections Committee for announcement with the rest of the new ISOC BoT slate.
Here is the IAB report to the community about our activities, submitted so that you can prepare topics you might want to discuss during the upcoming open mic time. Of course, if you have issues you want to discuss by email, feel free to send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org (our public discussion list) or email@example.com (to reach just the IAB).
The IAB has a few chartered roles. It confirms the appointments to the IESG, performs standards process oversight, and handles appeals. It also performs architectural oversight (including appointing the IRTF Chair), appoints the RFC series editor and oversight committee, manages the IETF’s relationship with IANA, and handles liaisons and appointments both to ISOC and to other organizations.
Here’s what the IAB has been doing since our last report; more detail on many of the topics is available at https://www.iab.org. Continue reading
As part of its oversight responsibility for the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF), the IAB is responsible for selecting the IRTF Chair.
The current IRTF Chair, Allison Mankin, has indicated that she plans to step down from this position in March 2019.
The IAB is currently soliciting nominations for the IRTF Chair, for a term beginning at IETF 104 in March 2019 and ending at IETF 110 in March 2021.
The IRTF Chair position is split between two areas of responsibility: day to day administrative coordination of the IRSG, and strategic vision for the future of the IRTF. A description of the IRTF Chair role can be found in RFC 7827, “The Role of the IRTF Chair.”
The time commitment for the IRTF Chair averages about 25% of the time in normal work weeks, and full-time for about 6 weeks a year during the Applied Networking Research Workshop, the review period for the Applied Networking Research Prize, the IETF meetings, and IAB retreats.
- Monday, 29 October 2018: Open of nominations period
- Monday, 10 December 2018: Close of nomination period
- Tuesday, 15 January 2019: Deadline for community input on candidates
- February 2019: IAB selection of incoming IRTF Chair announced to the community
- Week of 23 March 2019: IRTF Chair term begins (IETF 104)
Nominations (including self-nominations) should be sent to the IAB Executive Administrative Manager at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Please include e-mail contact details with the nomination. Continue reading
The IAB Plenary Planning Program is expanding our membership and is soliciting volunteers. Our goal with this expansion is to be able to share the workload more broadly and to widen the areas of interest among our members. If you are interested in joining, please send email to email@example.com, by Friday, November 16, 2018.
We work by having monthly teleconferences, with additional communication via email. Ideas for potential tech plenaries may come from anywhere, but the plenary program members will help to filter these, identify themes, and help guide and curate content.
Please feel free to reach out for more information.
On behalf of the IETF, the IAB names two technical experts to the ICANN Technical Liaison Group (TLG).
The ICANN Bylaws (Section 13.2) ask the IAB, ITU-T, ETSI, and W3C to each provide two technical experts. The technical experts are expected to be “familiar with the technical standards issues that are relevant to ICANN’s activities. These 8 experts shall be available as necessary to determine, through an exchange of e-mail messages, where to direct a technical question from ICANN when ICANN does not ask a specific TLG organization directly.” All TLG participants are also members of ICANN’s Technical Experts Group which confers with the ICANN Board at ICANN meetings.
The ICANN bylaws can be found at http://www.icann.org/en/about/governance/bylaws.
The current experts are Paul Wouters (term ends 2019) and Tim Wicinski (term ends 2020). Paul has indicated that he is willing to serve again.
The IAB is asking the community for volunteers to serve a two-year term on the ICANN TLG. If you are interested, please send a short email message to firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to email@example.com with your motivation and information concerning your familiarity with the IETF and ICANN as well as the other standards organizations represented on the TLG. The deadline for volunteering is Tuesday, 20 November 2018. Continue reading
The IAB has published RFC 8477: Report from the Internet of Things (IoT) Semantic Interoperability (IOTSI) Workshop 2016.
Abstract: This document provides a summary of the “Workshop on Internet of Things (IoT) Semantic Interoperability (IOTSI)”, which took place in Santa Clara, California March 17-18, 2016. The main goal of the workshop was to foster a discussion on the different approaches used by companies and Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs) to accomplish interoperability at the application layer. This report summarizes the discussions and lists recommendations to the standards community. The views and positions in this report are those of the workshop participants and do not necessarily reflect those of the authors or the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), which organized the workshop. Note that this document is a report on the proceedings of the workshop. The views and positions documented in this report are those of the workshop participants and do not necessarily reflect IAB views and positions.