Internet Architecture Board


Call for Feedback on the current IRTF Chair

As part of its oversight responsibility for the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF), the IAB is soliciting comments from the community on the performance of the IRTF Chair, Colin Perkins. Colin has been serving in the IRTF Chair position since March 2019.

RFC 2850 includes a paragraph about the selection of the IRTF Chair. It says:

3.3 Selection of the IRTF chair

The IAB shall have the authority to appoint the chair of the Internet
Research Task Force (IRTF) for a two-year renewable term, and to
remove him or her. The IRTF chair shall be responsible for the
management and organization of the IRTF according to [BCP 8].

Please send your remarks in confidence to and

The IAB would appreciate receiving comments by 23:59 UTC on Wednesday, 2020-11-11, as the IAB will begin the next steps in the oversight process shortly after IETF 109.

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