IRTF Research Groups

Current Research Groups

These 10 Research Groups are currently chartered:

Crypto Forum Research Group
Global Access to the Internet for All Research Group
Human Rights Protocol Considerations Research Group
Internet Congestion Control Research Group
Information-Centric Networking Research Group
Network Function Virtualization Research Group
Network Management Research Group
Network Coding Research Group
Software-Defined Networking Research Group
Thing-to-Thing Research Group

New Proposed Research Groups

The IETF datatracker lists research groups that are under consideration for chartering on the bottom of the “chartering or re-chartering groups” page. Additionally, the IRTF wiki has a section on “pages for potential new IRTF activities” that may have additional information.

Concluded Research Groups

These 26 Research Groups were chartered in the past and have since concluded their activities:

AAA Architecture Research Group
Anti-Spam Research Group
Building Differentiated Services Research Group
Delay-Tolerant Networking Research Group
End Middle End Research Group
End-to-End Research Group
Group Security Research Group
Host Identity Protocol Research Group
Internet Digital Rights Management Research Group
Information Infrastructure Architecture Research Group
Internet Measurement Research Group
Interplanetary Internet Research Group
Internet Resource Discovery Research Group
IP Mobility Optimizations Research Group
Network Complexity Research Group
Namespace Research Group
Peer-to-Peer Research Group
Public Key Next-Generation Research Group
Privacy and Security Research Group
Reliable Multicast Research Group
Routing Research Group
Scalable Adaptive Multicast Research Group
Searchable Internet Resource Names Research Group
Services Management Research Group
Transport Modeling Research Group
Virtual Networks Research Group