Internet congestion control crucially impacts network efficiency and user quality of experience (QoE). The Internet Congestion Control Research Group (ICCRG) is an IRTF group tasked with investigating innovative conceptual and practical aspects of Internet congestion control. The ICCRG brings together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry and strives to promote continued engagement by participants to facilitate an ongoing and lively discussion of congestion control research. Discussions in this group range from early, half-baked ideas that could benefit from feedback from the community to evaluations of widely-deployed congestion controllers and their impact on the Internet.
Topics of Interest:
The ICCRG’s primary focus is on the open Internet, broadly defined, though its interests extend to related network domains. In particular, topics of interest for the ICCRG include:
If you are working on something that you believe is in scope for ICCRG but are uncertain, please reach out to the chairs.
The ICCRG’s goal is to enhance our understanding of Internet congestion control and to support conceptual innovation. Hence, while ICCRG discussions might entail writing documents, these are not a required or expected outcome of the ICCRG. In particular, the ICCRG does not produce standards-track RFCs (although it can publish Experimental or Informational RFCs). The IETF is the appropriate venue for deployment-oriented documents concerning interoperability or standardization of implementation, where the ICCRG will coordinate with the IETF transport area as appropriate.
While oral presentations of ideas at ICCRG meetings and any subsequent discussions are the primary form of communicating ideas at the ICCRG, participants are encouraged to deposit artifacts, such as datasets, draft research papers, documents covering recent theoretical/empirical results on Internet congestion control, for review, discussion, or collaboration. These artifacts are not intended as replacements to Internet drafts and may be provided in any appropriate format.
The ICCRG will coordinate with other IRTF research groups, the IETF Transport Area, practitioners in industry, and the broader research community as appropriate.
Documents and meeting materials for the ICCRG can be found on the IETF datatracker.
Additional ICCRG information is available at https://wiki.ietf.org/group/iccrg.
The ICCRG was chartered on 2014-11-13.