6TiSCH Operation Sublayer (6top) Protocol (6P)
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: The IESG <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, Pascal Thubert <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Protocol Action: '6TiSCH Operation Sublayer Protocol (6P)' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-6tisch-6top-protocol-12.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - '6TiSCH Operation Sublayer Protocol (6P)' (draft-ietf-6tisch-6top-protocol-12.txt) as Proposed Standard This document is the product of the IPv6 over the TSCH mode of IEEE 802.15.4e Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Suresh Krishnan and Terry Manderson. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-6tisch-6top-protocol/
Technical Summary This document defines the 6top Protocol (6P), which enables distributed scheduling in 6TiSCH networks. 6P allows neighbor nodes to add/delete TSCH cells to one another. 6P is part of the 6TiSCH Operation Sublayer (6top), the next higher layer to the IEEE Std 802.15.4 TSCH medium access control layer. The 6P layer is formed by the 6top Protocol defined in this document and 6top Scheduling Function(s). A 6top Scheduling Function (SF) decides when to add/ delete cells, and triggers 6P Transactions. This document lists the requirements for an SF, but leaves the definition of SFs out of scope. Working Group Summary This document was not controversial. The design was complex due to the need to save exchanges and yet provide transactional outcomes. The next generation of the work may be done at IEEE, e.g. within IEEE Std. 802.12 Document Quality This specification was implemented in openWSN and contiki. It was interop tested at the 6TiSCH F-interop in Prague: http://www.etsi.org/news-events/events/1197-6tisch-interop-prague-2017 Return from experimentation is implemented in the draft Personnel Pascal Thubert is the Document Shepherd. Suresh Krishnan is the Responsible Area Director.