Definition of an Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) Document Stream
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Internet Research Task Force (IRTF)                              A. Falk
Request for Comments: 5743                                          IRTF
Category: Informational                                    December 2009
ISSN: 2070-1721

  Definition of an Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) Document Stream

Abstract

   This memo defines the publication stream for RFCs from the Internet
   Research Task Force.  Most documents undergoing this process will
   come from IRTF Research Groups, and it is expected that they will be
   published as Informational or Experimental RFCs by the RFC Editor.

Status of this Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Research Task Force
   (IRTF).  The IRTF publishes the results of Internet-related research
   and development activities.  These results might not be suitable for
   deployment.  Documents approved for publication by the IRSG are not a
   candidate for any level of Internet Standard; see Section 2 of RFC
   5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5743.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
   2.  Approval Process  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
     2.1.  Research Group Preparation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
     2.2.  IRSG Review and Approval  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
     2.3.  IESG Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
     2.4.  RFC Editor Handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
   3.  Rules for Submission and Use of Material  . . . . . . . . . . . 5
     3.1.  Procedures Requested of the IETF Trust  . . . . . . . . . . 6
     3.2.  Patent and Trademark Rules for the IRTF Stream  . . . . . . 6
   4.  IAB Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
   6.  Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
   7.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
   Appendix A.  Internet Research Steering Group membership  . . . . . 9

1.  Introduction

   From time to time the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) [RFC2014]
   will wish to publish a document in the Internet RFC series.  This
   memo defines the steps required to publish a document in the IRTF RFC
   stream.  Document streams are described in Section 5 of [RFC4844].
   Most documents undergoing this process will come from IRTF Research
   Groups and it is expected that they will be published as
   Informational or Experimental RFCs by the RFC Editor.

   The IRTF RFC stream provides an avenue for research groups to publish
   their findings with an IRTF label.  Pre-publication editorial review
   by the Internet Research Steering Group (IRSG) increases the
   readability of documents and ensures proper caveats (described in
   Section 2.1) are applied.

   The IRTF RFC approval process may be summarized as:

   o  The Research Group (RG) performs a thorough technical and
      editorial review of the document and agrees it should be
      published.

   o  The Internet Research Steering Group (IRSG) reviews the document
      and approves it for publication.

   o  The Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG) reviews the
      document to assure that there are no conflicts with current or
      expected standardization activities.

   o  The document is submitted to the RFC Editor for publication.

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   This document has been updated based on over a year of experience and
   processing of roughly a dozen documents.  The IRTF concludes that
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