The Internet Engineering Task Force is an open, global, volunteer organization that develops, evolves and promotes Internet standards and the Internet's smooth operation. More than 1,200 people from 57 countries participated in the IETF meeting in Dallas in 2015.
A team from Elon University's Imagining the Internet Center conducted interviews at IETF's 92nd meeting to gather opinions about Internet trends and evolution, identify issues and provide a record of what people thought at the time about the likely future. This page holds links leading to video survey pages including hundreds of video clips from interviews with 83 IETF attendees asked four questions:
The IETF mission includes: identifying and proposing solutions to the pressing operational and technical problems in the Internet; specifying the development or usage of protocols and the near-term architecture to solve technical problems; facilitating technology transfer fom the Internet Research Task Force to the wider Internet community; and providing a forum for the exhange of relevant information within the Internet community between vendors, researchers, agency contractors and network engineers.
The IETF publishes a document series containing technical and organizational notes known as RFCs or Request for Comments. The basic definition of the IETF standards process is contained in the RFCs. An overview of many process documents is available in The IETF Process: An Informal Guide.
Meeting minutes, working group charters (including information about the working group mailing lists), and general information on current IETF activities are available on the IETF Web site at https://www.ietf.org. To go directly to archived video of the technical plenary click here: https://youtu.be/xHjGh2EN48s
The Imagining the Internet Interview Team