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Francesca Palombini

Francesca Palombini is a Senior Researcher at Ericsson Research in Stockholm, Sweden, where she has worked on infrastructure protocols for constrained node networks, with a focus on defining and standardizing security protocols for the Internet of Things. Francesca has served as co-chair of the Concise Binary Object Representation (CBOR), the Security Dispatch (Secdispatch) and the General Area Dispatch (Gendispatch) working groups, as well as part of the Internet of Things and Security Directorates. Francesca was selected as Applications and Real-Time (ART) Area Director in 2021.

Francesca has a background in embedded systems and software. She holds a Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden, and a Master of Science in Embedded Systems and Software from Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), Grenoble, France.


Role Group Email
Area Director ART Area Review Team (artart)
Area Director Internet Engineering Steering Group (iesg)
Area Director Web Packaging (wpack)
Area Director WebTransport (webtrans)
Area Director A Semantic Definition Format for Data and Interactions of Things (asdf)
Area Director Building Blocks for HTTP APIs (httpapi)
Area Director JSON Path (jsonpath)
Area Director Applications and Real-Time Area (art)
Area Director Serialising Extended Data About Times and Events (sedate)
Area Director Secure Credential Transfer (secret)
Area Director Using TLS in Applications (uta)
Area Director Constrained RESTful Environments (core)
Area Director Oblivious HTTP Application Intermediation (ohai)
Area Director Content Delivery Networks Interconnection (cdni)
Area Director Concise Binary Object Representation Maintenance and Extensions (cbor)
Area Director Calendaring Extensions (calext)
Area Director Dispatch (dispatch)
Area Director HTTP (httpbis)
Chair ART Area Review Team (artart)
Chair Applications and Real-Time Area Open Meeting (artarea)
Reviewer Internet of Things Directorate (iotdir)
Reviewer Security Area Directorate (secdir)

External Resources

Name Value
GitHub Username fpalombini
GitLab Username fpalombini

RFCs (1)

RFC Date Title Cited by
RFC 8613 Jul 2019 Object Security for Constrained RESTful Environments (OSCORE) 10 RFCs

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