Francesca Palombini

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Francesca Palombini is a Senior Researcher at Ericsson Research in Stockholm, Sweden, where she has worked on infrastructure protocols for constrained node networks, with a focus on defining and standardizing security protocols for the Internet of Things. Francesca has served as co-chair of the Concise Binary Object Representation (CBOR), the Security Dispatch (Secdispatch) and the General Area Dispatch (Gendispatch) working groups, as well as part of the Internet of Things and Security Directorates. Francesca was selected as Applications and Real-Time (ART) Area Director in 2021.

Francesca has a background in embedded systems and software. She holds a Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden, and a Master of Science in Embedded Systems and Software from Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), Grenoble, France.


Area Director of ART Area Review Team (artart)
Area Director of Internet Engineering Steering Group (iesg)
Area Director of Web Packaging (wpack)
Area Director of WebTransport (webtrans)
Area Director of A Semantic Definition Format for Data and Interactions of Things (asdf)
Area Director of Oblivious HTTP (ohttp)
Area Director of Building Blocks for HTTP APIs (httpapi)
Area Director of JSON Path (jsonpath)
Area Director of Applications and Real-Time Area (art)
Area Director of HTTP (httpbis)
Area Director of Constrained RESTful Environments (core)
Area Director of Content Delivery Networks Interconnection (cdni)
Area Director of Concise Binary Object Representation Maintenance and Extensions (cbor)
Area Director of Calendaring Extensions (calext)
Area Director of Using TLS in Applications (uta)
Area Director of Dispatch (dispatch)
Chair of ART Area Review Team (artart)
Chair of Applications and Real-Time Area Open Meeting (artarea)
Reviewer in Security Area Directorate (secdir)
Reviewer in Internet of Things Directorate (iotdir)
Secretary of ART Area Review Team (artart)

External Resources

GitHub Username fpalombini
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RFCs (1)

rfc8613 Jul 2019 Object Security for Constrained RESTful Environments (OSCORE)
Cited by 6 RFCs