TERENA Networking Conference 2001    

Session 1B

Update on IETF, IRTF, ISOC and ICANN
Chair: Karel Veitsch, TERENA

The future architecture and governance of the Internet are steered by a number of worldwide organisations. The Internet Society is a professional membership society addressing issues that confront the future of the Internet, and is the organisational home for among others the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). The IETF is a large open international community of engineers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture. It is the principal body engaged in the development of new Internet standard specifications. The Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) promotes research of importance to the evolution of the future Internet. It is composed of a number of small research groups, which work on topics related to Internet protocols, applications, architecture and technology. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the non-profit organisation that was formed to assume responsibility for the IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management and root server management functions previously performed under US government contract by IANA and other entities.

This session will present an update on the activities of these four important bodies in the past year.

1B1   ICANN: Internet Governance
         Stefano Trumpy, CNR, Italy
         Slides (PowerPoint 34kb)

1B2   The IRTF: Promoting Research for the Evolution
         of the Future Internet

         Cees de Laat, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
          Abstract and Profile - Slides (PowerPoint - 41kb)

1B3   Update on the Internet Society
         Stefano Trumpy, Vice President for Policy of the ISOC
         Advisory Council, CNR,Italy
         Abstract and Profile - Slides (PowerPoint - 34kb)

1B4   The Internet Engineering Task Force
         Harald Alvestrand, IETF Chair, Cisco Systems, Norway
         Slides (PowerPoint - 310kb)



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