Internet of Things Directorate (iotdir)

Directorate (with reviews) Name Internet of Things Directorate
Acronym iotdir
Area Internet Area (int)
State Active
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- IOTDir Wiki
Personnel Chairs Ari Keränen 
Ines Robles 
Samita Chakrabarti 
Suresh Krishnan 
Area Director Erik Kline 
Secretaries Ari Keränen 
Ines Robles 
Samita Chakrabarti 
Reviewers Alexander Pelov 
Alexey Melnikov 
Ari Keränen 
Benjamin Kaduk 
Brian Haberman 
Bruce Nordman 
Carles Gomez 
Carsten Bormann 
Charles Perkins 
Christian Amsüss 
Cullen Jennings 
Dan Romascanu 
Daniel Migault 
Dave Thaler 
David Waltermire 
Dominique Barthel 
Eliot Lear 
Emmanuel Baccelli 
Éric Vyncke 
Erik Kline 
Erik Nordmark 
Eve Schooler 
Francesca Palombini 
Geoffrey Mulligan 
Gonzalo Salgueiro 
Hannes Tschofenig 
Henk Birkholz 
Ines Robles 
Jaime Jimenez 
János Farkas 
Jason Livingood 
Jürgen Schönwälder 
Loganaden Velvindron 
Lou Berger 
Mališa Vučinić 
Marco Tiloca 
Matthias Kovatsch 
Michael Richardson 
Mohit Sethi 
Nancy Cam-Winget 
Niklas Widell 
Pascal Thubert 
Peter Van der Stok 
Rahul Jadhav 
Robert Sparks 
Roman Danyliw 
Russ Housley 
Samita Chakrabarti 
Shwetha Bhandari 
Stephen Farrell 
Suresh Krishnan 
Ted Lemon 
Terry Manderson 
Thomas Watteyne 
Toerless Eckert 
Wesley Eddy 
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The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to devices, that are often constrained in communication and computation capabilities, now becoming more commonly connected to the Internet, and various services that are built on top of the capabilities these devices jointly provide. It is expected that this development will usher in more machine-to-machine communication using the Internet with no human user actively involved.

Several working groups, spanning multiple areas within the IETF are developing protocols that are directly relevant to the IoT. In many cases, there is little or no organized coordination between these working groups.

In addition to internal IETF coordination, there is increasing need for communicating with other IoT standard organizations and alliances that are developing solutions. IoT is a very rapidly growing area of technology and connects with number of other emerging technologies. Many organizations outside IETF are not well aware of IoT work at IETF.

The IoT Directorate is an advisory group of experts selected by the Internet Area directors and the Directorate Chairs. The main purpose of the Directorate is coordination within IETF IoT groups and increasing IETF IoT standards visibility to external SDOs, alliances, and other organizations.