Hannes Tschofenig

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Nov
11
2011

IAB Technical Plenary on ‘Interconnecting Smart Objects with the Internet’

I was put in charge for putting the next IAB technical plenary for IETF#82 together.

Here is the announcement text:

The desire to connect almost anything to the Internet is greater than ever. There are many reasons for incorporating IP into every day devices and for some they may be driven by lower cost, the need to interwork with other Internet applications, the quality of the protocol specifications, or simply the availability of source code. As IP meets constrained devices new use cases and requirements are being raised and several working groups have standards developing efforts ongoing, such as the CORE, the 6LOWPAN, and the ROLL working groups. Of course, all IETF activities are equally applicable to constrained devices.

To learn more about architectural challenges the Internet Architecture Board held a workshop on ‘Interconnecting Smart Objects with the Internet’ in Prague in advance to the IETF#80 meeting and published a report soon afterwards, available at http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-iab-smart-object-workshop

The report illustrates some of the challenges the industry is facing in an attempt to improve interoperability in areas where IP has not been used before. This technical plenary is devoted to the topic of smart objects and will summarize the workshop and solicit feedback from the wider IETF community.  Jari Arkko will summarize the workshop report and Hannes Tschofenig will moderate the panel discussion where Fred Baker, Zach Shelby, Carsten Bormann, and Robert Assimiti will share their views with the community.

We are looking forward to an interesting discussion and please read http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-iab-smart-object-workshop as you prepare for the IETF meeting.

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