IEEE P802.11 - BROADCAST SERVICES (BCS) TECHNICAL INTEREST GROUP (TIG) - MEETING UPDATE


Status of IEEE 802.11 Broadcast Services Study Group

Marc Emmelmann, Chair

Hitoshi Morioka & Stephen McCann, Vice Chairs

Xiaofei Wang, Recording Secretary


Page Contents

Background

Goals

November 2018

September 2018

July 2018

May 2018

March 2018


Background

broadcast service enhancements

Broadcast Services (BCS) is a new initiative within the IEEE 802.11 working group that will consider broadcast service enhancements within an 802.11-based network. The initiative started as a Technical Interest Group (TIG) in the March 2018 meeting and was afterwards transformed into a Study Group (SG) chartered to create a PAR and CSD document in order to start a new amendment project to the IEEE 802.11 standard.

In addition to enancing traditional broadcasting services directed from an access point (AP) towards several non-AP stations (STA), the BCS TIG/SG discussed use cases in which non-AP STAs employs broadcasting to disseminate information, e.g. in an IoT environment, to other STAs so that any of the receiving STAs may act as a access to the Internet.


Goals

The goal of the Broadcast Services Study Group (BCS SG) is to initiate a new amendment project to the IEEE 802.11 standard to provide a common, one-way secured information transfer between stations (STAs) that are not associated with each other, e.g. via enahnced broadcasting services, in a generic and standardized manner.

It is felt that this will increase the user experience when using 802.11 within home, enterprise, and public access markets, and will enable new markets in the IoT domain.


November 2018

The Broadcasting Service (BCS) group met as a study group (SG) in Bangkok, Thailand, from November 11--15, 2018.

Main documents

Achievements

The BCS SG met one time during this week.
The group discussed to refine PAR and CSD documents accoring to the comments and got consensus about these documents.

Teleconferences

The BCS SG scheduled the following teleconferences before the next face-to-face meeting:

Additional telcos may be scheduled with a 10-day notice.

January 2019 plans


September 2018

The Broadcasting Service (BCS) group met as a study group (SG) in Waikoloa, Hawaii, from September 10--14, 2018.

Main documents

Achievements

The BCS SG met two times during this week.
The group discussed PAR and CSD documents and got consensus about these documents.
The project name has been changed to enhanced Broadcast Service (eBCS).

Teleconferences

The BCS SG scheduled no teleconferences before the next face-to-face meeting:

November 2018 plans


July 2018

The Broadcasting Service (BCS) group met as a study group (SG) in San Diego, California, from July 9--13, 2018.

Main documents

Achievements

The BCS SG met three times during this week.

The group discussed PAR and CSD documents and got consensus about these documents.

The project name has been changed to Enhanced Broadcast Service (EBS).

Teleconferences

The BCS SG scheduled the following teleconferences before the next face-to-face meeting:

Additional telcos may be scheduled with a 10-day notice.

September 2018 plans


May 2018

The Broadcasting Service (BCS) group met as a study group (SG) in Warsaw, Poland, from May 7--11, 2018.

Main documents

Achievements

The BCS TIG met twice during this week. The group received furhter presentations on BCS use cases namely

and discussed an intial proposed PAR and initial proposed CSD document. The group concluded the week by summarizing and discussing the BCS problem statement.

Besides, the group conducted Vice Chair elections and confimed the chair's appointment of the BCS editor position.

Teleconferences

The BCS TIG scheduled the following teleconferences before the next face-to-face meeting:

Additional telcos may be scheduled with a 10-day notice.

July 2018 plans


March 2018

The Broadcasting Service (BCS) group met as a technical interest group (TIG) in Chicago, IL, USA, from March 5--9, 2018.

Main documents

Achievements

The BCS TIG met twice during this week. The group discussed 8 submissions focusing on

The group jointly addressed specific items, which should be detailed in upcoming submissions. An updated call for submissions was correspondingly issued. Besides technical discussions, the group agreed fill two vice chair positions during the next face-to-face meeting. A call for nominations was sent to the 802.11 email reflector.

Teleconferences

The BCS TIG scheduled two teleconferences before the next face-to-face meeting:

Additional telcos may be scheduled with a 10-day notice.

May 2018 plans


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