Ben Campbell

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Ben Campbell is an Area Director for the Applications and Real-Time (ART) area of the IETF. He previously served as a chair for the DART, XMPP, and SIMPLE working groups. Ben has worked in the IETF since 2000, primarily focused on real-time communication protocols. He co-authored several RFCs in the area, including RFC 3428 and RFC 4975. Previously he has been a member of the CTO teams at Oracle Communication and Tekelec, and was a founding partner at Estacado Systems. When not reading internet-drafts, Ben enjoys sailing and middle-eastern percussion.


Area Director of Internationalization Directorate (i18ndir)
Area Director of Privacy Enhanced RTP Conferencing (perc)
Area Director of Diameter Maintenance and Extensions (dime)
Area Director of Metric Blocks for use with RTCP's Extended Report Framework (xrblock)
Area Director of Applications and Real-Time Area (art)
Area Director of SDP Directorate (sdpdir)
Area Director of Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ice)
Area Director of Codec Encoding for LossLess Archiving and Realtime transmission (cellar)
Area Director of SIP Best-practice Recommendations Against Network Dangers to privacY (sipbrandy)
Area Director of Applications and Real-Time Area Open Meeting (artarea)
Area Director of Internet Engineering Steering Group (iesg)
Area Director of Audio/Video Transport Core Maintenance (avtcore)
Area Director of Audio/Video Transport Payloads (payload)
Area Director of Session Initiation Protocol Core (sipcore)
Area Director of Multiparty Multimedia Session Control (mmusic)
Chair of Applications and Real-Time Area Open Meeting (artarea)
Chair of ART Area Review Team (artart)
Chair of Dispatch (dispatch)
Member of The Tools Team (tools)
Secretary of ART Area Review Team (artart)


rfc3087 Apr 2001 Control of Service Context using SIP Request-URI
rfc3428 Dec 2002 Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Extension for Instant Messaging
rfc3824 Jun 2004 Using E.164 numbers with the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)
rfc4662 Aug 2006 A Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Event Notification Extension for Resource Lists
rfc4975 Sep 2007 The Message Session Relay Protocol (MSRP)
rfc7068 Nov 2013 Diameter Overload Control Requirements
rfc7683 Oct 2015 Diameter Overload Indication Conveyance
rfc7957 Aug 2016 DISPATCH-Style Working Groups and the SIP Change Process