Internet Measurement Research Group (IMRG)



There is considerable network measurement work being conducted within the Internet community – both in standards bodies (e.g., IETF IPPM WG) and in various research labs. The goal of the Internet Measurement Research Group (IMRG) is to provide a venue to:

  1. provide a forum for discussion of Internet measurement research issues,
  2. aid in the coordination of various research projects,
  3. assess new measurement techniques, and
  4. increase interactions between operators, developers of measurement tools and techniques, and researchers who analyze and model Internet dynamics.

The scope includes all kinds of network measurement (active techniques, passive monitoring, end-point probing, in-network methods, network layer, transport layer, application layer, etc.). The RG will both attempt to design new measurement techniques and analyze measurements of the network taken. The following represent examples of the types of projects that the RG might undertake:


The RG will provide:


The RG operates in an open fashion (meetings & mailing list). In some cases, closed “design teams” may be used to accomplish work items that would significantly benefit from a smaller group of people, or work items that cannot be accomplished in an open group (e.g., due to data sharing issues). The status of any closed activities the RG undertakes shall be reported to the entire RG periodically.


Meetings will be held 2-3 times a year – sometimes co-located with other events (e.g., IETF meetings, conferences, etc.) and sometimes independently.


The IMRG Chair is Mark Allman.

Web Site

The IMRG web site is at


This Research Group has concluded and is no longer active.

The charter and other information on this page is provided as a record of history. Email addresses and links may no longer function.

For inquiries about this former Research Group, please email