• By Dhruv Dhody

Connection 2017 - Speaker Series: Carsten Bormann

I am sure most of you would have heard by now that IIESoc have been working behind the scenes for "Connections 2017" - a Pre-IETF 100 forum in bangalore on 8-9 Novemeber 2017, to get protocol developers, academicians and network operators together on the same platform to discuss the latest problems facing the internet and the solutions relevant to them. This is being done with a focus on India and Indian contributions to the Internet.

The event consists of a full-day Conference on 8th November 2017 and a Hackathon on 9th November 2017. There are 4 tracks for the event (both conference and hackathon) - Applications, Security, Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Internet of Things (IoT).

We have star studded lineup of International and Indian speakers such as Fred Baker (former chair of IETF), Paul Wouters, Syam Madanapalli, Elliot Lear, Carsten Bormann, Vishnu Pavan Beeram and many more.

This blog is part of the speaker series that introduces the various amazing speakers that are part of the event. Next in the series is Carsten Bormann.

Bio: Carsten Bormann received his Diploma in Computer Science in 1985 and his PhD in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) in 1990 from Technische Universität Berlin. Serving as a Honorarprofessor for Internet technology at the Universität Bremen, he is member of the board of its Center for Computing Technology (TZI); he is also a Visiting Professor at the Design department of the Universität der Künste in Berlin (Institute of Electronic Business).​

His research interests are in protocol and system architectures for computer-mediated communication between humans. He has been leading the IETF efforts on Integrated Services for Low-Bitrate Links (ISSLOW) and is co-chairing the Robust Header Compression WG (ROHC), which are a prerequisite to seamless Internet Multimedia Conferencing over low-speed links (wired and wireless), including Internet Telephony. From 2002 to 2004, he served as a founding chair of the mobility task force of TERENA, the European association of research networks. Most recently, he is co-chairing the IETF IPv6 over Low-Power Wireless Personal Area Networks WG (6LOWPAN).

Talk in the IoT Track: IoT Landscape in IETF

Interconnecting "things" with each other as well as the Internet is one of the most important technology trend. Carsten will first introduce the concept behind the internet of things and then give an overview of the various IoT related work that has been going on in the IETF in the recent past as well upcoming work.

Checkout other talks in IoT track at -

We also asked Carsten a few questions regarding his IETF contributions and involvement.

1. How did you get involved in the IETF? Was there a particular issue that led to your involvement? I had been working on and with Internet Technologies for about a decade, when IETF came to Europe (IETF 27, Amsterdam meeting). I immediately met the leading experts on the technologies I was working on at the time (media networking, but also low-speed serial communications). I have attended all but two of the IETF meetings since. 2. What are some of the most interesting changes or impacts you have seen at the IETF? IETF was still a relatively unknown, somewhat grass-roots organization when I joined in 1993. It has since become the accepted standards development organization for a range of technologies that define the Internet. A temporary bubble of attention around the year 2000 has subsided, and the attendance of the physical meetings has been nearly constant (a bit above 1000) for more than a decade. Recently, the organization has paid a lot more attention to the benefits that diversity of participation can have for the development of broadly applicable standards. 3. What is your opinion on the importance of the IETF in the Internet eco-system?

Vital. While the IETF does not cover the full stack (e.g., IEEE is important for the sub-networking layer, and other organizations such as W3C cover specific aspects of the application layer), it is supplying much of the glue that keeps the network working. 4. What technical / protocol changes do you see coming in the next few years?

The transition towards 128-bit Internet (also known as IPv6) is in very different stages in the different regions, and some of them still have the bulk of the deployment work ahead of them. The inclusion of more and more Things (as in “Internet of Things”) will accelerate this transition, and will cause its own set of changes. In particular, security will continue to improve, and protocols and systems that cannot be made usably secure will fade away.

Dont miss this oppurtunity to join us for the event. The tickets for the event are availaible at -

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