Internet of Things Directorate (iotdir)

Directorate (with reviews) Name Internet of Things Directorate
Acronym iotdir
Area Internet Area (int)
State Active
Additional URLs
- IOTDir Wiki
Personnel Chairs Ari Keränen
Éric Vyncke
Samita Chakrabarti
Suresh Krishnan
Area Director Éric Vyncke
Secretaries Ari Keränen
Samita Chakrabarti
Reviewers Alexander Pelov
Ari Keränen
Benjamin Kaduk
Bert Greevenbosch
Brian Haberman
Bruce Nordman
Carles Gomez
Carsten Bormann
Charles Perkins
Cullen Jennings
Dan Romascanu
Daniel Migault
Dave Thaler
David Waltermire
Dominique Barthel
Eliot Lear
Emmanuel Baccelli
Erik Nordmark
Eve Schooler
Francesca Palombini
Gabriel Montenegro
Geoffrey Mulligan
Gonzalo Salgueiro
Hannes Tschofenig
Henk Birkholz
Ines Robles
Jaime Jimenez
Jason Livingood
Jim Schaad
Jürgen Schönwälder
Mališa Vučinić
Matthias Kovatsch
Michael Teener
Michael Richardson
Mohit Sethi
Nancy Cam-Winget
Pascal Thubert
Peter Van der Stok
Ralph Droms
Robert Sparks
Roman Danyliw
Russ Housley
Samita Chakrabarti
Shwetha Bhandari
Stephen Farrell
Suresh Krishnan
Ted Lemon
Terry Manderson
Thomas Watteyne
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.