Dirk Kutscher

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I am trying to make the Internet work better – through research and engineering work. Here is my profile at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) where I am co-chairing two research groups at the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF), a sister organization of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).

IRTF Information-Centric Networking Research Group (ICNRG)

Information-Centric Networking is the general term for a networking approach that is based on accessing named data (instead of sending packets to addressable hosts) in the network. ICNRG is an international forum for promoting experimental research and the development of protocol specifications for ICN.

Decentralization of the Internet Research Group (DINRG)

Recent years have witnessed the consolidations of the Internet applications, services, as well as the infrastructure. The Decentralization of the Internet Research Group (DINRG) aims to provide for the research and engineering community, both an open forum to discuss the Internet centralization phenomena and associated potential threats, and a platform to facilitate the coordination of efforts in identifying the causes of observed consolidations and the mitigation solutions.

The Decentralization of the Internet Research Group (DINRG) has the following main objectives:

  • Investigation of the root causes of Internet centralization, and articulation of the impacts of the market economy, architecture and protocol designs, as well as government regulations;
  • Measurement of the Internet centralization and the consequential societal impacts;
  • Characterization and assessment of observed Internet centralization;
  • Development of a common terminology and understanding of (de-)centralization;
  • Interaction with the broader research community to explore new research topics and technical solutions for decentralized system and application development;
  • Documentation of the outcome from the above efforts via different means (e.g., research papers and RFCs) as inputs to the broader conversation around centralization; and
  • Facilitation of discussions between researchers, organizations and individuals involved in Internet standards and regulations.

Published RFCs

  • RFC 3259; May 2002; A Message Bus for Local Coordination
  • RFC 6920; Apr 2013; Naming Things with Hashes
  • RFC 7069; Nov 2013; DECoupled Application Data Enroute (DECADE)
  • RFC 7778; Mar 2016; Mobile Communication Congestion Exposure Scenario
  • RFC 7927; Jul 2016; Information-Centric Networking (ICN) Research Challenges
  • RFC 8763; Apr 2020; Deployment Considerations for Information-Centric Networking (ICN)
  • RFC 9556; Apr 2024; Internet of Things (IoT) Edge Challenges and Functions

Active Internet Drafts

Check my my profile at the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) for up to date information.

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October 4th, 2019 at 2:53 pm

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