Internet Research Task Force


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Internet Research Task Force

(IRTF) The IRTF is chartered by the Internet Architecture Board to consider long-term Internet issues from a theoretical point of view. It has Research Groups, similar to Internet Engineering Task Force Working Groups, which are each tasked to discuss different research topics. Multi-cast audio/video conferencing and privacy enhanced mail are samples of IRTF output.

Internet Research Task Force

(www.irtf.org) An organization of working groups involved in researching future Internet technologies. The IRTF is managed by the IRTF Chair in conjunction with the Internet Research Steering Group (IRSG). The IRTF Chair is appointed by the Internet Architecture Board (IAB). When the technologies are deemed ready for development, they are transferred to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). See Internet Engineering Task Force.
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In the first phase of the project, BBN successfully organized information into bundles (a concept developed by the DTNRG, an Internet Research Task Force Working Group) rather than packets.
It also supports IETF management groups such as the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG), and the associated Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) -- all of which support the IETF's mission to develop specifications for Internet protocols and technologies essential for the ongoing evolution of the Internet.
Kent served as a member of the Internet Architecture Board (1983-1994), and chaired the Privacy and Security Research Group of the Internet Research Task Force (1985-1998), both now under the auspices of the Internet Society.
Session presenters include Ray Everett-Church, a well-known anti-spam speaker, attorney and activist who is Chief Privacy Officer of ePrivacy Group; David Crocker, a principal with Brandenburg Internetworking, who has authored Internet standards for over 30 years; John Levine, chair of the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) group on anti-spam; Brian Huseman, a spam litigator for the FTC; Roger Grimes, well-known security author and lecturer; Carl Hutzler, Director of Anti-Spam Operations, AOL; and Laura Atkins, president of SpamCon, a consumer anti-spam organization.

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