IEEE P802.11 - TASK GROUP AQ - GROUP INFORMATION


Status of Project IEEE 802.11aq

Pre-Association Discovery (PAD)

Contents

TGaq Information Project Goals
Officers
Timeline
Working Documents
Meeting Information January 2013 - Vancouver
March 2013 - Orlando
May 2013 - Waikoloa
July 2013 - Geneva
September 2013 - Nanjing
November 2013 - Dallas
January 2014 - Los Angeles
March 2014 - Beijing
May 2014 - Hawaii
July 2014 - San Diego
September 2014 - Athens
November 2014 - San Antonio
January 2015 - Atlanta
March 2015 - Berlin
May 2015 - Vancouver
July 2015 - Waikoloa
September 2015 - Bangkok
November 2015 - Dallas
January 2016 - Atlanta
March 2016 - Macau
May 2016 - Waikoloa
July 2016 - San Diego
September 2016 - Warsaw
November 2016 - San Antonio
Background Pre-Association Discovery (PAD) Study Group

Project Goals (derived from PAR)

Project Scope

TGaq is expected to develop an amendment which defines modifications to the IEEE 802.11 standard, above the physical layer (PHY), to enable delivery of pre-association Service Discovery information by IEEE 802.11 stations (STAs).

Project Information

The WLAN environment is evolving and is no longer one where stations are merely looking for access to internet service. This creates opportunities to deliver new services, as the IEEE 802.11 standard needs to be enhanced to better advertise and describe these new services.

This amendment will provide mechanisms that assist in pre-association discovery of services by addressing the means to advertise their existence and enable delivery of information that describes them. This information about services is to be made available prior to association by stations operating on IEEE 802.11 wireless networks.

There are existing higher layer service discovery/description approaches (e.g. Universal Plug and Play - UPnP, Bonjour) as well as mechanisms to deliver information in pre-association states (e.g. just as Access Network Query Protocol - ANQP can be delivered over Generic Advertisment Service - GAS).

The group will evaluate advertising services that permit information about these services to be delivered using an approach that may avoid developing yet another service description scheme while leveraging the existing evolving schemes.


Officers

ChairStephen McCannBlackBerry
Vice ChairYunsong YangHuawei
Technical EditorLee ArmstrongUS DoT
Recording Secretary----

Working Documents

Use Case Analysis 11-13-0125r6 (July 2013)
Specification Framework 11-13-0300r1 (September 2013)
Open Issues 11-13-1182r0 (September 2013)
Task Group Formation Docs 11-12-1081r6 - Project Authorization Request (PAR)
11-12-1137r6 - Five Criteria (5C)

Timeline

ActivityTargetComment
PAR ApprovedNov 2012Accomplished
Initial TG MeetingMar 2013Accomplished
WG Initial Letter BallotMar 2015Accomplished
Recirc WG Letter BallotMar 2016Accomplished
Form Sponsor PoolJuly 2016Accomplished
Mandatory Draft ReviewJune 2016Accomplished
Initial Sponsor BallotSept 2016Accomplished
Recirc Sponsor BallotOct 2016 
Final WG/EC ApprovalMar 2017 
RevCom Standards Board ApprovalMar 2017 

November 2016 - San Antonio

Main Documents

Final Agenda 11-16-1316r6
Closing Report 11-16-1534r1

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

Teleconferences

January 2017 plans


September 2016 - Warsaw

Main Documents

Final Agenda 11-16-1083r2
Closing Report 11-16-1268r0

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

Teleconferences

November 2016 plans


July 2016 - San Diego

Main Documents

Final Agenda 11-16-0792r6
Closing Report 11-16-1047r0

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

Teleconferences

September 2016 plans


May 2016 - Waikoloa

Main Documents

Final Agenda 11-16-0515r5
Closing Report 11-16-0737r1

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

Teleconferences

July 2016 plans


March 2016 - Macau

Main Documents

Final Agenda 11-16-0217r7
Closing Report 11-16-0462r0

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

Teleconferences

May 2016 plans


January 2016 - Atlanta

Main Documents

Final Agenda 11-15-1515r6
Closing Report 11-16-0178r0

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

Teleconferences

March 2016 plans


November 2015 - Dallas

Main Documents

Final Agenda 11-15-1230r6
Closing Report 11-15-1450r0

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

Teleconferences

January 2016 plans


September 2015 - Bangkok

Main Documents

Final Agenda 11-15-0972r4
Closing Report 11-15-1178r0

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

Teleconference

November 2015 plans


July 2015 - Waikoloa

Main Documents

Final Agenda 11-15-0723r9
Closing Report 11-15-0945r0

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

Teleconferences

September 2015 plans


May 2015 - Vancouver

Main Documents

Final Agenda 11-15-0491r8
Closing Report 11-15-0660r1

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

5 Teleconferences

July 2015 plans


March 2015 - Berlin

Main Documents

Final Agenda 11-15-0233r6
Closing Report 11-15-0456r0

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

5 Teleconferences

May 2015 plans


January 2015 - Atlanta

Main Documents

Final Agenda 11-14-1586r6
Closing Report 11-15-0189r0

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

Teleconference: Tuesday 17th February 2015, 12:00 ET (noon)

March 2015 plans


November 2014 - San Antonio

Main Documents

Final Agenda 11-14-1325r5
Closing Report 11-14-1532r0

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

Teleconference: Tuesday 9th December 2014, 12:00 ET (noon)

January 2015 plans


September 2014 - Athens

Main Documents

Final Agenda 11-14-1031r5
Closing Report 11-14-1300r0

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

Teleconference: Tuesday 7th October 2014, 12:00 ET (noon)

November 2014 plans


July 2014 - San Diego

Main Documents

Final Agenda 11-14-0734r4
Closing Report 11-14-0968r0

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

Teleconference: Tuesday 26th August 2014, 10:00 ET

September 2014 plans


May 2014 - Hawaii

Main Documents

Final Agenda 11-14-0480r4
Closing Report 11-14-0686r0

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

Teleconference: Tuesday 8th July 2014, 10:00 ET

July 2014 plans


March 2014 - Beijing

Main Documents

Final Agenda 11-14-0216r5
Closing Report 11-14-0447r0

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

May 2014 plans


January 2014 - Los Angeles

Main Documents

Final Agenda 11-14-0012r4
Closing Report 11-14-0171r0

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

March 2014 plans


November 2013 - Dallas

Main Documents

Final Agenda 11-13-1266r4
Closing Report 11-13-1428r1

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

January 2014 plans


September 2013 - Nanjing

Main Documents

Final Agenda 11-13-1020r4
Closing Report 11-13-1229r1

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

November 2013 plans


July 2013 - Geneva

Main Documents

Final Agenda 11-13-0682r4
Closing Report 11-13-0917r0

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

September 2013 plans


May 2013 - Waikoloa

Main Documents

Final Agenda 11-13-0452r4
Closing Report 11-13-0618r0

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

July 2013 plans


March 2013 - Orlando

Main Documents

Final Agenda 11-13-0256r3
Meeting Minutes 11-13-0389r0
Closing Report 11-13-0370r0

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

May 2013 plans


January 2013 - Vancouver

Main Documents

Final Agenda 11-12-1455r4
Meeting Minutes 11-13-0100r0
Closing Report 11-13-0154r0

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

March 2013 plans


IEEE P802.11 - Pre-Association Discovery (PAD) Study Group


Contents

PAD SG
Group Information
Background
Goals
PAD SG
Meeting Information
November 2012
September 2012
July 2012
May 2012
March 2012
January 2012

Background

Pre-Association Discovery is a study group within the IEEE 802.11 working group that will address the problem of how a Station - STA (e.g. a Mobile Device) discovers the availability of services within the network to which another STA (e.g. an Access Point) is connected.

During the July 2012 meeting, the group decided to change its name from Infrastructure Service Discovery (ISD) to Pre-Association Discovery (PAD).


Goals

The goal of this IEEE 802.11 study group is to produce an amendment to the IEEE 802.11 standard to allow a common approach to allow IEEE 802.11 STAs to discover services within external networks in a generic and standardized manner.

It is felt that this will not only help users within home, enterprise and public access markets, but also assist manufacturers and operators to provide common components and services for IEEE 802.11 customers.


November 2012

Main documents

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

January 2013 plans


September 2012

Main documents

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

November 2012 plans


July 2012

Main documents

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

September 2012 plans


May 2012

Main documents

Thank you to Dwight Smith for helping out as Secretary this week

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

July 2012 plans


March 2012

Main documents

Thank you to Dwight Smith for helping out as Secretary this week

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

May 2012 plans


January 2012

Main documents

Achievements

The main achievements of this meeting were

March 2012 plans


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