Just returning from a very busy week at the IETF-78 in Maastricht, Netherlands:

 

http://www.ietf.org/meeting/78/index.html

 

One of the greatest IETF milestones celebrated at IETF-78 Maastricht, was DNSSEC signing of the root zone see also:

 

http://trac.tools.ietf.org/area/sec/trac/wiki/DNSSEC/Contributors

 

I had participated at a Bar Birds of a Feather session [Bar BoF] on cloud computing.  With over 110 individuals interested in the discussion it would be difficult at best to classify the meeting as a Bar BoF.  

 

The discussions focused on problem framing; potential applicability of IETF-based protocols, and development of IETF-based protocols therein.

 

I would expect more discussion on the related IETF mailer at :

clouds.ietf.org, as we prepare for IETF-79 to be held in Beijing:

 

http://www.ietf.org/meeting/upcoming.html

 

By the way, the ITU-T Focus Group Cloud Computing meeting will be held September 2-6:

 

http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/focusgroups/cloud/

 

Switching gears a bit, to the Internet of Things [IoT], my colleague JP Vasseur along with Adam Dunkels have just published a book on the topic entitled,

 

Interconnecting Smart Objects with IP

The Next Internet

 

http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/bookdescription.cws_home/722912/description#description

 

IoT traverses several key adjacencies such as Smart and Connected Community Smart Grid; Smart Automobile and so on.

 

Research continues to develop in wearable computing and in skinput technology  e.g.

 

http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1753326.1753394&coll=GUIDE&dl=ACM&type=series&idx=SERIES260&part=series&WantType=Proceedings&title=CHI

 

 

Stay tuned!