IEEE P802.11 TGbc - ENHANCED BROADCAST SERVICES (eBCS) TASK GROUP (TG) - MEETING UPDATE


Status of IEEE 802.11 Enhanced Broadcast Services Task Group

Marc Emmelmann, Chair

Hitoshi Morioka & Stephen McCann, Vice Chairs

Xiaofei Wang, Recording Secretary

Carol Ansley, Technical Editor


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Background

Goals

May 2019

March 2019

January 2019

December 2018

November 2018

September 2018

July 2018

May 2018

March 2018


Background

Enhanced Broadcast Services

Enhanced Broadcast Services (eBCS) 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. The IEEE Standards Board approved the project in December 2018; as a result a new task group (TGbc) was created within IEEE 802.11.

The new task group is named IEEE 802.11 TGbc (Enhanced Broadcast Services).


Goals

The goal of the Enhanced Broadcast Services Task Group (IEEE 802.11 TGbc) is to draft a new amendment to the IEEE 802.11 standard.

The amendment specifies modifications to the IEEE 802.11 medium access control (MAC) specifications that enable enhanced transmission and reception of broadcast data both in an infrastructure BSS where there is an association between the transmitter and the receiver(s) and in cases where there is no association between transmitter(s) and receiver(s).

The amendment introduces origin authenticity protection for broadcast data frames.

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.


May 2019

The IEEE 802.11 TGbc met in Atlanta, GA, from May 13-15, 2019.

Main documents

Achievements

The TGbc met three times during this week.
The group discussed the following items.

Carol Ansley has been assigned as the TGbc Technical Editor.

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.

July 2019 plans


March 2019

The IEEE 802.11 TGbc met in Vancouver, BC, Canada, from March 12-13, 2019.

Main documents

Achievements

The TGbc met two times during this week.
The group discussed the following items.

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.

March 2019 plans


January 2019

The IEEE 802.11 TGbc met in St. Louis, MO, from January 14-18, 2019.

Main documents

Achievements

The TGbc met three times during this week.
The group discussed the following items.

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.

March 2019 plans


December 2018

The IEEE Standards Board approved in December 2018 the project authorization request. As a result, a new task group is created within IEEE 802.11 working per PAR on Enhanced Broadcasting Services (eBCS). The new task group is doneted as IEEE 802.11 TGbc (enhanced broadcast services) and will conduct its first meeting during the January face-to-face meeting of IEEE 802.11.


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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