Welcome to IETF-87!

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In two weeks, we will have the IETF-87 meeting in Berlin!  The previous time IETF was in Germany was in August 1997 in Munich – that was too long ago and it is a pleasure to be back! 
 I’m looking forward to collaborating with many talented and enthusiastic people throughout the meeting week.  And I’m very happy that according to registration statistics we will have a large number of first time attendees with us this time – I wish you all warmly welcome to the IETF!

DENIC is the platinum sponsor for IETF 87. Deutsche Telekom, EURidDyn, ECO, and ADVA Optical Networking are also sponsoring IETF 87.   DENIC has also organized a social event at the German Museum of Technology (Deutsches Technikmuseum). I am looking forward to it.  Deutsche Telekom is sponsoring the network connectivity.  Many thanks to our sponsors; we could not have a quality meeting without your strong support.

Our fourth Bits-N-Bites event will take place on Thursday evening.  It includes exhibitor tables, free food, and free drink.  Attendance optional, but our previous visitors seemed to have fun! The Bits-N-Bites sponsors are A10 Networks, Dyn, Comcast, Nominum, IPSO Alliance, HuaweiICANNInternet Society and others are signing up.  Thanks for making this event possible!

The agenda for the meeting can be found from the meeting page. I am particularly excited about the many new work proposals we have this time. The week includes 12 Birds of a Feather (BoF) meetings:

  • STATUS: Using stacked tunnels for source routing. (Monday)
  • NSC: Chaining network services together. (Monday)
  • IPRBIS: IETF IPR rule updates. (Monday)
  • POSH: Running PKIX over Secure HTTP. (Monday)
  • STIR: Revisiting secure telephone identities. (Tuesday)
  • 6TSCH: Defining IPv6 over IEEE802.15.4e Timeslotted Channel Hopping media. (Tuesday)
  • DMARC: Trust-oriented layer for domain-based message authentication, reporting & conformance. (Tuesday)
  • AQM: Algorithms for active queue management and packet scheduling. (Tuesday)
  • DNSSDEXT: Extensions for DNS Serivice Discovery (DNS-SD). (Wednesday)
  • DICE: DTLS for constrained nodes. (Wednesday)
  • TCMTF: Tunneling compressed, multiplexed traffic flows. (Thursday)
  • 6LO: Extensions for running IPv6 over constrained links. (Thursday)

Be sure to follow the ones that might interest you! Also, on Monday evening in the technical plenary we will hear some experiences from defining the OPUS codec (RFC 6716).

I look forward to your participation this week, and seeing you also at IETF 88 in Vancouver, BC, Canada on November 3rd to 8th, 2013.

Jari Arkko, IETF Chair