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Internet Society Panel @ IETF 82

Location: Taipei International Convention Center
Date: Tuesday, 15 November 2011
11:45 - 12:45 (local time)

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Beyond PUT, POST and GET: Application data routing carves its own path

Applications and services are how most people see the Internet -- and their "quality of experience" is directly related to their smooth functioning: flow of application data.

The Internet's underlying infrastructure for routing packets has proven eminently successful for supporting a broad range of such applications and services by connecting any and all endpoints, forwarding packets of data based on best effort, and overall optimized for general characteristics of flows. Applications and services are evolving well beyond simple client-server models, and feature their own metrics for efficiency and effectiveness of moving data.

General Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) evolved as a mechanism for getting application data closer to its use. Increasingly, access providers are looking to provide their own CDNs, and new work is looking at applications from the information routing perspective -- named data, information centric, or name oriented networking, to name a few.

This panel will survey these approaches and address the basic questions of:

  • How are they useful/what problems do they solve?
  • What are the lessons learned for general Internet infrastructure - are there general components that could or should be standardized?
  • How do these play with the network-level routing optimization techniques? Assumptions about the underlying network (e.g., IP address equated with geo location)
  • What are the implications for privacy, data ownership, interoperability?


Leslie Daigle

Leslie Daigle is the Chief Internet Technology Officer for the Internet Society. She has been actively involved in shaping the Internet's technical evolution for more than a dozen years. Her role with the Internet Society is to provide strategic leadership on important technical issues as they relate to ISOC's ongoing programs. She has worked with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) since 1995, and was an appointed member of the related Internet Architecture Board (IAB) from March 2000 to March 2008.


Aaron Falk

Aaron Falk is a Director of Business and Product Management for CDN Solutions at Verivue, a CDN technology startup. He guides product evolution for the Verivue OneVantage content delivery solution, working with network operators to understand their needs and setting development priorities. Prior to Verivue, Aaron was the Engineering Architect for the GENI Project, a virtual laboratory for exploring future Internets, and had led a variety of R&D efforts in satellite networks, sensor networks, and congestion control. Aaron has been active in the IETF for over 15 years, serving as chair of the Internet Research Task Force and several IETF transport area working groups, in addition to authoring RFC5241.

David Oran

David Oran is a Fellow at Cisco Systems. His technical interests lie in the areas of Internet multimedia, routing, and content networking. He was part of the original team that started Cisco's Voice-over-IP business in 1996 and helped grow it into a multi-billion dollar revenue stream. He is currently working on streaming high quality video over IP networks, and new methods of caching and massive scale data delivery. Prior to joining Cisco, Mr. Oran worked in the network architecture group at Digital Equipment, where he designed routing algorithms and a distributed directory system. Mr. Oran has led a number of industry standards efforts. He was a member of the Internet Architecture Board, co-chair of the Speech Services working group, and served a term as area director for Routing in the IETF. He was on the board of the SIP Forum from its inception through 2008. He also serves on the technical advisory boards of a number of venture-backed firms in the networking and telecommunication sectors.

Richard Woundy

Richard Woundy is VP of Platform Architecture in Comcast Cable. In this position, he is responsible for leading the platform architecture team on new product development initiatives. Richard previously managed efforts related to congestion management and IPv6 adoption, and was the lead architect for back office architecture and numerous data/voice/video and wireless initiatives. Richard arrived at Comcast via the acquisition of AT&T Broadband.

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