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Charter

IPv6 over Networks of Resource-constrained Nodes (6lo)
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 Charter

 Current Status: Active

 Chairs:
     Carles Gomez 
     Shwetha Bhandari 

 Internet Area Directors:
     Erik Kline 
     Éric Vyncke 

 Internet Area Advisor:
     Erik Kline 

 Mailing Lists:
     General Discussion: 6lo@ietf.org
     To Subscribe:       https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/6lo
     Archive:            https://mailarchive.ietf.org/arch/browse/6lo/

Description of Working Group:

  6lo focuses on the work that facilitates IPv6 connectivity over 
  constrained node networks with the characteristics of:
  * limited power, memory and processing resources
  * hard upper bounds on state, code space and processing cycles
  * optimization of energy and network bandwidth usage
  * lack of some layer 2 services like complete device connectivity and
    broadcast/multicast
  
  Specifically, 6lo will work on:
  
  1. IPv6-over-foo adaptation layer specifications using 6LoWPAN 
  technologies (RFC4944, RFC6282, RFC6775) for link layer technologies of 
  interest in constrained node networks
  
  2. Information and data models (e.g., MIB modules) for these
  adaptation layers for basic monitoring and troubleshooting.
  
  3. Specifications, such as low-complexity header compression, that are
  applicable to more than one adaptation layer specification
  
  4. Maintenance and informational documents required for the existing 
  IETF specifications in this space.
  
  Only specifications targeting constrained node networks are in scope. 
  6lo will work closely with the 6man working group, which will continue 
  to work on IP-over-foo documents outside the constrained node network 
  space and will continue to be the focal point for IPv6 maintenance.  For 
  adaptation layer specifications that do not have implications on IPv6 
  architecture, 6man will be notified about 6lo's working group last call. 
  Specifications that might have such an impact (e.g., by using IPv6 
  addresses in a specific way or by introducing new ND options or by 
  exposing to IPv6 a link model different from either Ethernet or 6lowpan) 
  will be closely coordinated with 6man, and/or specific parts will be 
  fanned out to 6man documents. Beyond 6man, 6lo will also coordinate with 
  LWIG and INTAREA.
  
  6lo works on small, focused pieces of work, but does not take on larger
  cross-layer efforts. The working group will continue to reuse existing 
  protocols and mechanisms whenever reasonable and possible.
  
  Security and management work that is not specific to the link layers 
  being worked on is out of scope. Work related to routing is out of 
  scope. 6lo will coordinate closely with the working groups in other 
  areas that focus on constrained node networks, such as ROLL (RTG) and 
  CoRE (APP).

Goals and Milestones:
  Mar 2015 - WG LC for draft-ietf-6lo-dect-ule
  Mar 2015 - WG last call for draft-ietf-6lo-6lobac
  Apr 2015 - WG adoption call for 6lo security related draft
  Done     - WG decision on adoption for draft-bormann-6lo-ghc
  Done     - WG decision on adoption for draft-brandt-6man-lowpanz
  Done     - WG decision on adoption for draft-ietf-6man-6lobac
  Done     - WG decision on adoption for draft-schoenw-6lo-lowpan-mib
  Done     - WG decision on adoption of draft-mariager-6lowpan-v6over-dect-ule
  Done     - WG LC for draft-ietf-6lo-btle
  Done     - WG adoption call for draft-hong-6lo-ipv6-over-nfc 

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