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Internet Architecture Board


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.

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.

The Internet Architecture Board is pleased to announce the reappointment of Warren Kumari to a two-year term on the ICANN Technical Liaison Group.

The IAB extends its sincere thanks to Warren for his willingness to continue to serve in this role.

The IAB is currently seeking a new liaison manager to IEEE 802.1. Eric Gray served in this role for many years and recently retired; the IAB thanks him 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 IAB is seeking a volunteer to serve as IETF liaison manager to IEEE 802.1 to represent IETF views, as required. The IETF process for managing such relationships is detailed in RFCs 4052, 4053, and 4691. The IETF’s relationship with IEEE 802 is described in RFC 7241. It is preferred to have a liaison manager that participates in both the IETF and IEEE 802.1 activities, and is familiar with the processes of the organizations.  The liaison manager is expected to participate in regular coordination meetings between IETF and IEEE 802.

If you are interested, please reply to liaison-coordination@iab.org by 23:59 UTC on 2022-12-23, with a brief note that explains your interest, your background, availability to attend meetings, and whether you have any potential conflicts of interest.

The IAB is currently seeking a new liaison manager to 3GPP. Gonzalo Camarillo has served in this role for many years and is looking to step back; the IAB thanks him 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 IAB is seeking a volunteer to serve as IETF liaison manager to 3GPP to represent IETF views, as required. The IETF process for managing such relationships is detailed in RFCs 4052, 4053, and 4691. The IETF’s relationship with 3GPP is described in RFC 3113. It is preferred to have a liaison manager that participates in both the IETF and 3GPP activities, and is familiar with the processes of the organizations.  The liaison manager is expected to organize and participate in regular coordination meetings between IETF and 3GPP.

If you are interested, please reply to liaison-coordination@iab.org by 23:59 UTC on 2022-12-23, with a brief note that explains your interest, your background, availability to attend meetings, and whether you have any potential conflicts of interest.