Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carsten Bormann
Carsten Bormann received his PhD in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) in 1990 from Technische Universität Berlin. Serving as a Honorarprofessor for Internet technology at the Universität Bremen, he is member of the board of its Center for Computing and Communications Technology (TZI).
His research interests are in protocol design and system architectures for networking. He led the IETF efforts on Integrated Services for Low-Bitrate Links (ISSLOW) and co-chaired the Robust Header Compression WG (ROHC), enabling Multimedia Networking over low-speed links (wired and wireless), including Internet Telephony, and the IPv6 over Low-Power Wireless Personal Area Networks WG (6LoWPAN). Most recently, he is co-chairing the IETF WG for Constrained RESTful Environments (CoRE). He has authored and co-authored 29 Internet RFCs, which are in turn cited 220 times in other RFCs.
Ten years of standardizing the Internet of Things
Microcontrollers have enabled adding processing and communication to many physical objects, but the result is not a simple copy of a general purpose computing environment. Bringing these objects into the Internet requires attention to their specific constraints. Since 2005, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has been shaping Internet protocols towards the special requirements of such constrained devices. Looking at a decade of standardization, what have we achieved, and what still needs to be completed to arrive at a true Internet of Things?