The purpose of the TC-37 is to increase awareness and interest in networking and to encourage I&M Society members to apply their skills and extend their knowledge of networking-related problems in I&M application field. TC-37 promotes the international cooperation and integration of researchers belonging to the IMS with ones coming from other areas of the telecommunication and information technologies. In particular, enforces are made for highlighting the important contribution of a metrological approach inside different areas of networking, looking also to emerging fields as IoT, Software Defined Radio, Software Defined Networks, Coexistence and interference problems in wireless networks, to cite a few. To these aims, TC-37 is in touch with several other bodies in the networking world, as IP Performance Metrics working group of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the SIGMETRICS special interest group of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).
The main fields of expertise include Measurement for networking (Methods and Techniques for Network Performance assessment, QoE and QoS in computer networks, Traffic and Protocol Analysis, In service testing), Networking for measurements (WSN design, implementation and performance assessment, Indoor positioning, Synchronization issues, Vehicular networks, Cognitive radio), Measurements for security in networks (Anomaly and intrusion detection, Application Level Trust and Security, Wireless and Mobile Network Security, Coexistence and interference problems in sensor networks).
The TC organizes special sessions at I2MTC, joins in the sponsorship of specific conferences, organizes tutorial sessions, etc, as well as it is involved in the organization of the biennial IEEE Workshop on Measurement and Networking.
As for the standardization activity, the TC-37 supports Working Groups involved in the development of standards sponsored or co-sponsored by IMS.
The TC-37 has links with other I&M technical committees, e.g., TC-13 Wireless and Telecommunications in Measurements and TC-36 Industrial Inspection.