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Colin Perkins
Pronouns: he/him

Colin Perkins is an Associate Professor at the University of Glasgow. His research interests are on transport protocols, and network protocol design, implementation, and specification. He’s been active in the IETF and IRTF since 1996, and has chaired the AVT, MMUSIC, and RMCAT groups in the IETF, and is the current chair of the IRTF. He received his BEng in Electronic Engineering in 1992, and his PhD in 1996, both from the University of York.


Role Group Email
Chair Internet Research Steering Group (irsg)
Chair IAB workshop on Environmental Impact of Internet Applications and Systems (eimpactws)
Chair IRTF Open Meeting (irtfopen)
Chair IRTF (irtf)
Chair ACM/IRTF Applied Networking Research Workshop (anrw)
Member IAB-ISOC Policy Coordination (iabisoc)
Member Evolvability, Deployability, & Maintainability (edm)
Member RFC Series Approval Board (rsab)
Reviewer Transport Area Review Team (tsvart)

External Resources

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Additional Web Page
GitHub Username csperkins
Additional Web Page

RFCs (38)

RFC Date Title Cited by
RFC 2198 Sep 1997 RTP Payload for Redundant Audio Data 44 RFCs
RFC 2354 Jun 1998 Options for Repair of Streaming Media 8 RFCs
RFC 2736 Dec 1999 Guidelines for Writers of RTP Payload Format Specifications 10 RFCs
RFC 2974 Oct 2000 Session Announcement Protocol 69 RFCs
RFC 3158 Aug 2001 RTP Testing Strategies
RFC 3259 May 2002 A Message Bus for Local Coordination
RFC 3497 Mar 2003 RTP Payload Format for Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) 292M Video 2 RFCs
RFC 4421 Feb 2006 RTP Payload Format for Uncompressed Video: Additional Colour Sampling Modes
RFC 4566 Jul 2006 SDP: Session Description Protocol 240 RFCs
RFC 5761 Apr 2010 Multiplexing RTP Data and Control Packets on a Single Port 32 RFCs
RFC 5762 Apr 2010 RTP and the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) 6 RFCs
RFC 5968 Sep 2010 Guidelines for Extending the RTP Control Protocol (RTCP) 3 RFCs
RFC 6051 Nov 2010 Rapid Synchronisation of RTP Flows 11 RFCs
RFC 6222 Apr 2011 Guidelines for Choosing RTP Control Protocol (RTCP) Canonical Names (CNAMEs) 4 RFCs
RFC 6336 Jul 2011 IANA Registry for Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE) Options 4 RFCs
RFC 6562 Mar 2012 Guidelines for the Use of Variable Bit Rate Audio with Secure RTP 13 RFCs
RFC 6679 Aug 2012 Explicit Congestion Notification (ECN) for RTP over UDP 22 RFCs
RFC 6773 Nov 2012 DCCP-UDP: A Datagram Congestion Control Protocol UDP Encapsulation for NAT Traversal 3 RFCs
RFC 7022 Sep 2013 Guidelines for Choosing RTP Control Protocol (RTCP) Canonical Names (CNAMEs) 13 RFCs
RFC 7198 Apr 2014 Duplicating RTP Streams 2 RFCs
RFC 7201 Apr 2014 Options for Securing RTP Sessions 32 RFCs
RFC 7202 Apr 2014 Securing the RTP Framework: Why RTP Does Not Mandate a Single Media Security Solution 19 RFCs
RFC 8015 Nov 2016 RTP Control Protocol (RTCP) Extended Report (XR) Block for Independent Reporting of Burst/Gap Discard Metrics 1 RFC
RFC 8083 Mar 2017 Multimedia Congestion Control: Circuit Breakers for Unicast RTP Sessions 17 RFCs
RFC 8108 Mar 2017 Sending Multiple RTP Streams in a Single RTP Session 11 RFCs
RFC 8834 Jan 2021 Media Transport and Use of RTP in WebRTC 13 RFCs
RFC 8860 Jan 2021 Sending Multiple Types of Media in a Single RTP Session 3 RFCs
RFC 8861 Jan 2021 Sending Multiple RTP Streams in a Single RTP Session: Grouping RTP Control Protocol (RTCP) Reception Statistics and Other Feedback 5 RFCs
RFC 8866 Jan 2021 SDP: Session Description Protocol 10 RFCs
RFC 8872 Jan 2021 Guidelines for Using the Multiplexing Features of RTP to Support Multiple Media Streams 5 RFCs
RFC 8888 Jan 2021 RTP Control Protocol (RTCP) Feedback for Congestion Control 6 RFCs
RFC 8922 Oct 2020 A Survey of the Interaction between Security Protocols and Transport Services 2 RFCs
RFC 9065 Jul 2021 Considerations around Transport Header Confidentiality, Network Operations, and the Evolution of Internet Transport Protocols 4 RFCs
RFC 9075 Jul 2021 Report from the IAB COVID-19 Network Impacts Workshop 2020 2 RFCs
RFC 9307 Sep 2022 Report from the IAB Workshop on Analyzing IETF Data (AID) 2021
RFC 9392 Apr 2023 Sending RTP Control Protocol (RTCP) Feedback for Congestion Control in Interactive Multimedia Conferences 1 RFC
RFC 9443 Jul 2023 Multiplexing Scheme Updates for QUIC
RFC 9547 Feb 2024 Report from the IAB Workshop on Environmental Impact of Internet Applications and Systems, 2022

Active Internet-Drafts (4)

Expired Internet-Drafts (54)

(Excluding replaced Internet-Drafts.)

Internet-Draft Activity