IETF Statistics

Distribution of WGs to Areas

“Document Stats -- What is Going on in the IETF?”


There are 116 WGs and 7 areas, an average of 16.57 WGs/area.

areas and wgs


  • Operations and Management has 14 (12.07%) working groups.
  • Internet has 16 (13.79%) working groups.
  • Applications and Real-Time has 29 (25.00%) working groups.
  • Security has 20 (17.24%) working groups.
  • Transport has 12 (10.34%) working groups.
  • General has 2 (1.72%) working groups.
  • Routing has 23 (19.83%) working groups.

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This is a part of a statistics report generated by authorstats on 13/11, 2018.

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