The IRTF Chair is responsible for ensuring that Research Groups produce coherent, coordinated, architecturally consistent and timely output as a contribution to the overall evolution of the Internet architecture. In addition to the detailed tasks related to Research Groups outlined below, the IRTF Chair may also from time to time arrange for topical workshops attended by the IRSG and perhaps other experts in the field.
Anyone interested in creating an IRTF Research Group must submit a charter for the proposed group to the IRTF Chair along with a list of proposed founding members. The formation of a Research Group requires a charter which is initially negotiated between a prospective Research Group Chair and the IRTF Chair. When the prospective Chair and the IRTF Chair are satisfied with the charter form and content, it becomes the basis for forming a Research Group.
Colin Perkins is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the School of Computing Science at the University of Glasgow. His research interests are on transport protocols for real-time and interactive multimedia, and on network protocol design, implementation, and specification. He’s been a participant in the IETF and IRTF since 1996, working primarily in the transport area where he co-chairs the RMCAT working group and is a past chair of the AVT and MMUSIC working groups, and in related IRTF research groups. He proposed and co-chaired the first Applied Networking Research Workshop (ANRW), and has been a long-term participant in the Applied Networking Research Prize (ANRP) awarding committee. He received his BEng in Electronic Engineering in 1992, and my PhD in 1996, both from the Department of Electronics at the University of York.