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IETF 111 Live
The IETF 111 meeting is taking place online 26-30 July 2021 with select sessions streamed live.
IETF 111 starts Monday, 26 July and runs through Friday afternoon, 30 July. Sessions will run from 12:00-18:00 PDT (19:00-01:00 UTC) each day.Online
IETF 112 starts Saturday 06 November and runs through Friday afternoon, 12 November.Madrid
The Internet Architecture Board (IAB) held its first fully-online workshop in November 2019, just before the IETF 109 meeting, to discuss the network impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.23 Jul 2021
Presentations on research into network specification and verification and on low-latency video streaming will be featured during the Internet Research Task Force Open session of the IETF 111 Online meeting scheduled for 26-30 July.21 Jul 2021
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This document defines the core of the QUIC transport protocol. QUIC provides applications with flow-controlled streams for structured communication, low-latency connection establishment, and network…
Topics of interest
The IETF is working on standards for automated network management which, as the name implies, aims to improve and make more efficient management of networks as they continue to increase in size and complexity.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and connectivity to enable objects to exchange data with the manufacturer, operator, and/or other connected devices.
The development of new transport technologies in the IETF provides capabilities that improve the ability of Internet applications to send data over the Internet.
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