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NomCom 2018-2019 FINAL Call for Volunteers
June 15, 2018

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June 15, 2018
NomCom 2018-2019 FINAL Call for Volunteers
One final call for volunteers!

The NomCom 2018 schedule shows Monday, June 18, 2018 at 23:59 UTC as the deadline for volunteering.  After that a list of the validated volunteers will be announced and a one week challenge period will begin.  More information on the schedule is on the NomCom 2018 page:

The IETF NomCom appoints folks to fill the open slots on the IAOC, the IAB, and the IESG.

Ten voting members for the NomCom are selected in a verifiably random way from a pool of volunteers. The more volunteers, the better chance we have of choosing a random yet representative cross section of the IETF population.

The details of the operation of the NomCom can be found in BCP 10 (consists of RFC 7437 as updated by RFC 8318), and RFC 3797 details the selection algorithm.

Volunteers must have attended 3 of the past 5 IETF meetings.  As specified in RFC 7437, that means three out of the five past meetings up to the time this email announcement goes out to start the solicitation of volunteers. The five meetings out of which you must have attended *three* are:

Any three of the following meetings:
IETF 97 (Seoul)
IETF 98 (Chicago)
IETF 99 (Prague)
IETF 100 (Singapore)
IETF 101 (London)

Keep in mind that eligibility is based on in person attendance. You can check your eligibility at:

There are currently 177 volunteers that have been verified as eligible this year. If you qualify (and haven't yet volunteered), please volunteer. Before you decide to volunteer, please remember that anyone appointed to this NomCom will not be considered as a candidate for any of the positions that the 2018 - 2019 NomCom is responsible for filling.

The list of people and posts whose terms end with the March 2019 IETF meeting, and thus the positions for which this NomCom is responsible, are:


    Lou Berger*


    Jari Arkko
    Gabriel Montenegro
    Mark Nottingham
    Robert Sparks
    Jeff Tantsura
    Suzanne Woolf


    Ben Campbell, ART
    Alissa Cooper, GEN (This is the IETF Chair Position)
    Terry Manderson, INT
    Warren Kumari, OPS
    Deborah Brungard, RTG
    Alvaro Retana, RTG
    Eric Rescorla, SEC
    Spencer Dawkins, TSV

*- have indicated that they do not intend to accept a renomination. This information is always up to date on

All appointments are for 2 years. The ART and Routing areas have 3 ADs and the General area has 1; all other areas have 2 ADs. Thus, all areas (that have more than one AD) have at least one continuing AD.

The primary activity for this NomCom will begin in July 2018 and should be completed in January 2019.  The NomCom will have regularly scheduled conference calls to ensure progress. There will be activities to collect requirements from the community, review candidate questionnaires, review feedback from community members about candidates, and talk to candidates.

While being a NomCom member does require some time commitment it is also a very rewarding experience.

As a member of the NomCom it is very important that you be able to attend IETF 103 (Bangkok) to conduct interviews. Being at IETF 102 (Montreal) is useful for orientation.  Being at IETF 104 (Prague) is not essential.

Please volunteer by sending me an email before 23:59 UTC June 18, 2018, as follows:

To: nomcom-chair-2018 at ietf dot org
Subject: NomCom 2018-19 Volunteer

Please include the following information in the email body:

Your Full Name: __________
    // as you write it on the IETF registration form

Current Primary Affiliation:
    // Typically what goes in the Company field
    // in the IETF Registration Form

Emails: _______________
   // All email addresses used to register for the past 5 IETF meetings
   // Preferred email address first

Telephone: _______________________
    // For confirmation if selected

You should expect an email response from me within 5 business days stating whether or not you are qualified.  If you don't receive this response, please re-send your email with the tag "RESEND"" added to the subject line.

If you are not yet sure if you would like to volunteer, please consider that NomCom members play a very important role in shaping the leadership of the IETF.  Questions by email or voice are welcome. Volunteering for the NomCom is a great way to contribute to the IETF!

You can find a detailed timeline on the NomCom web site at:

Thank you!

Scott Mansfield
scott dot mansfield at ericsson dot com
nomcom-chair-2018 at ietf dot org