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IRTF Research Group Guidelines and Procedures (RFC2014)

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Original Publication Date: 1996-Oct-01
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Document File: 10 page(s) / 25K

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Abstract

The Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) has responsibility for organizing groups to investigate research topics related to the Internet protocols, applications, and technology. IRTF activities are organized into Research Groups. This document describes the guidelines and procedures for formation and operation of IRTF Research Groups. It describes the relationship between IRTF participants, Research Groups, the Internet Research Steering Group (IRSG) and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB). The basic duties of IRTF participants, including the IRTF Chair, Research Group Chairs and IRSG members are defined.

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Network Working Group A. Weinrib

Request for Comments: 2014 Intel Corporation

BCP: 8 J. Postel

Category: Best Current Practice ISI

October 1996

IRTF Research Group Guidelines and Procedures

Status of this Memo

This document specifies an Internet Best Current Practices for the

Internet Community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

improvements. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

The Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) has responsibility for

organizing groups to investigate research topics related to the

Internet protocols, applications, and technology. IRTF activities are

organized into Research Groups. This document describes the

guidelines and procedures for formation and operation of IRTF

Research Groups. It describes the relationship between IRTF

participants, Research Groups, the Internet Research Steering Group

(IRSG) and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB). The basic duties

of IRTF participants, including the IRTF Chair, Research Group Chairs

and IRSG members are defined.

1. INTRODUCTION

This document defines guidelines and procedures for Internet Research

Task Force (IRTF) Research Groups. The IRTF focuses on longer term

research issues related to the Internet while the parallel

organization, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), focuses on

the shorter term issues of engineering and standards making.

The Internet is a loosely-organized international collaboration of

autonomous, interconnected networks; it supports host-to-host

communication through voluntary adherence to open protocols and

procedures defined by Internet Standards, a collection of which are

commonly known as "the TCP/IP protocol suite". Development and

review of potential Internet Standards from all sources is conducted

by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). The Internet

Standards Process is defined in [1].

The IRTF is a composed of a number of focused, long-term, small

Research Groups. These groups work on topics related to Internet

protocols, applications, architecture and technology. Research Groups

are expected to have the stable long term membership needed to

promote the development of research collaboration and teamwork in

exploring research issues. Participation is by individual

contributors, rather than by representatives of organizations.

The IRTF is managed by the IRTF Chair in consultation with the

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