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Applied Networking Research Prize presentations at IETF 112

The latest ANRP presentations will cover research on routing protocols, the effects of third-party service dependencies, and censorship on the Internet at the IRTF Open session during the IETF 112 Online meeting.

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    IETF 112 Online 

    The IETF 112 plenary will be held on 3 November, with working group and other sessions starting on Monday, 8 November 2021 and running through Friday, 12 November 2021. Sessions will from 12:00-18:00 UTC each day.

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    IETF 113 Bangkok 

    IETF 113 starts Saturday 19 March and runs through Friday afternoon, 25 March.

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  • Applied Networking Research Prize presentations at IETF 112 

    The Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) open session at the IETF 112 online meeting will feature presentations on research into routing protocols, the effects of third-party service dependencies, and censorship on the Internet. IETF 112 is scheduled for November 8 to 12.

    27 Oct 2021
  • Fresh perspectives from IETF Administration LLC Board 

    Two members of the IETF Administration LLC Board of Directors bring deep expertise and experience from outside the realm of developing technical standards, providing perspectives about the factors and priorities important to advancing the community’s work and IETF mission more broadly.

    27 Sep 2021
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