Adam Roach

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Adam Roach is an Area Director for the Applications and Real-Time (ART) area of the IETF. Adam has worked in the IETF since 1998 as a key contributor to to real-time communication technologies. He has authored 20 RFCs, including RFC 3265, which forms the basis of numerous core features of the SIP protocol. He has previously served as a chair for the XCON, SIPCORE, and NETVC working groups. Adam has also contributed to work in 3GPP and W3C.

Adam is currently a Principal Engineer at Mozilla. Prior to joining Mozilla, Adam worked in the Tekelec CTO Team, and was a partner at Estacado Systems.


rfc3265 Jul 2002 Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-Specific Event Notification
rfc3266 Jul 2002 Support for IPv6 in Session Description Protocol (SDP)
rfc3398 Dec 2002 Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) User Part (ISUP) to Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Mapping
rfc3485 Mar 2003 The Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and Session Description Protocol (SDP) Static Dictionary for Signaling Compression (SigComp)
rfc3578 Aug 2003 Mapping of Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) User Part (ISUP) Overlap Signalling to the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
rfc4077 May 2005 A Negative Acknowledgement Mechanism for Signaling Compression
rfc4662 Aug 2006 A Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Event Notification Extension for Resource Lists
rfc4896 Jun 2007 Signaling Compression (SigComp) Corrections and Clarifications
rfc4976 Sep 2007 Relay Extensions for the Message Sessions Relay Protocol (MSRP)
rfc5363 Oct 2008 Framework and Security Considerations for Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) URI-List Services
rfc5367 Oct 2008 Subscriptions to Request-Contained Resource Lists in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
rfc5989 Oct 2010 A SIP Event Package for Subscribing to Changes to an HTTP Resource
rfc6140 Mar 2011 Registration for Multiple Phone Numbers in the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
rfc6544 Mar 2012 TCP Candidates with Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE)
rfc6665 Jul 2012 SIP-Specific Event Notification
rfc6873 Feb 2013 Format for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Common Log Format (CLF)
rfc6878 Mar 2013 IANA Registry for the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) "Priority" Header Field
rfc7621 Aug 2015 A Clarification on the Use of Globally Routable User Agent URIs (GRUUs) in the SIP Event Notification Framework
rfc7647 Sep 2015 Clarifications for the Use of REFER with RFC 6665
rfc7742 Mar 2016 WebRTC Video Processing and Codec Requirements