[802SEC] FW: [New-work] WG Review: Routing Over Low power and Lossy networks (roll)
The following new work announcement from the IETF may be of interest to your WG members.
From: IESG Secretary [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2008 1:15 PM
Subject: [New-work] WG Review: Routing Over Low power and Lossy networks (roll)
A new IETF working group has been proposed in the Routing Area.
The IESG has not made any determination as yet. The following draft charter was submitted, and is provided for informational purposes only.
Please send your comments to the IESG mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 22nd.
Routing Over Low power and Lossy networks (roll) ==================================================
Current Status: Proposed Working Group
Routing Area Director(s):
Ross Callon <email@example.com>
David Ward <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Description of Working Group
Low power and Lossy networks (LLNs) are typically composed of many embedded devices with limited power, memory, and processing resources interconnected by a variety of links, such as IEEE 802.15.4, Bluetooth, Low Power WiFi. LLNs are transitioning to an end-to-end IP-based solution to avoid the problem of non-interoperable networks interconnected by protocol translation gateways and proxies. In addition, LLNs have specific
routing requirements that may not be met by existing routing protocols, such as OSPF, IS-IS, AODV and OLSR. For example path selection must be designed to take into consideration the specific power capabilities, attributes and functional characteristics of the links and nodes in the network.
There is a wide scope of application areas for LLNs, including industrial
monitoring, building automation (HVAC, lighting, access control, fire), connected home, healthcare, environmental monitoring, urban sensor networks sensor networks, assets tracking, refrigeration. The Working Group will only focus on routing solutions for a subset of these. It will focus on industrial, connected home/building and urban sensor networks and it will
determine the routing requirements for these scenarios.
The Working Group will provide an IPv6 only routing architectural framework for these application scenarios. Given the transition of this technology at this time it is believed that an IPv4 solution is not necessary. The framework will take into consideration various aspects including high reliability in
the presence of time varying loss characteristics and connectivity while permitting low-power operation with very modest memory and CPU pressure in
networks potentially comprising a very large number (several thousands) of
The Working Group will explore aspects of mobility within a single LLN (if any) in the routing requirement creation.
The Working Group will pay particular attention to routing security and manageability (e.g., self configuration) issues. It will also need to consider the transport characteristic the routing protocol messages will experience.
Mechanisms that protect an LLN from congestion collapse or that establish some degree of fairness between concurrent communication sessions are out of scope of the Working Group. It is expected that applications utilizing LLNs define appropriate mechanisms.
- Produce routing requirements documents for Industrial, Connected Home, Building and urban sensor networks. Each document will describe the use case and the associated routing protocol requirements. The documents will progress in collaboration with the 6lowpan Working Group (INT area).
- Survey the applicability of existing protocols to LLNs. The aim of this
document will be to analyze the scaling and characteristics of existing protocols and identify whether or not they meet the routing requirements of the applications identified above. Existing IGPs, MANET, NEMO, DTN routing protocols will be part of evaluation.
- Specification of routing metrics used in path calculation. This includes static and dynamic link/node attributes required for routing in LLNs.
- Provide an architectural framework for routing and path selection at Layer 3 (Routing for LLN Architecture) that addresses such issues as whether LLN routing protocols require a distributed and/or centralized path computation models, whether additional hierarchy is necessary and how it is applied.
will be considered with each approach, along with various trade-offs for maintaining low power operation, including the presence of non-trivial loss and networks with a very large number of nodes.
- Produce a routing security framework for routing in LLNs.
Goals And Milestones:
July 2008 Submit Routing requirements for Industrial applications to the IESG to be considered as an Informational RFC.
July 2008 Submit Routing requirements for Connected Home networks applications to the IESG to be considered as an Informational RFC.
July 2008 Submit Routing requirements for Building applications to the IESG to be considered as an Informational RFC.
July 2008 Submit Routing requirements for Urban networks applications to the IESG to be considered as an Informational RFC.
November 2008: Submit Routing metrics for LLNs document to the IESG to be
considered as a Proposed Standard.
February 2009: Submit Protocol Survey to the IESG to be considered as an Informational RFC.
April 2009: Submit Security Framework to the IESG to be considered as an Informational RFC
May 2009: Submit the Routing for LLNs Architecture document to the IESG as an Informational RFC.
June 2009: Recharter.
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