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stds-802-16: 802.16 Meeting #0: May 10-12 in Boulder

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802.16 MEETING #0: MAY 10-12, 1999, BOULDER, COLORADO, USA
The IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access (including the System Requirements and Coexistence Task Groups) will meet on May 10-12, 1999 in Boulder, Colorado, USA. For full details, see <http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/802/16/meetings/mtg00>. To register, see <http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/802/16/meetings/mtg00/reg.html>. Please note the April cut-off date for hotel room reservations.

A Final Agenda will be forthcoming.

The primary goals of this meeting are: 
(1) To write a Project Authorization Request to authorize a standardization effort on Broadband Wireless Access system coexistence (Coexistence Task Group)
(2) to complete a draft System Requirements document that will form the backdrop of an interoperability specification (System Requirements Task Group)
(3) To agree on a framework of Working Group rules

According to 802 rules <http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/802/11_98_LMSC_rules.pdf>, "All persons participating in the initial meeting of the Working Group become voting members of the Working Group." In the interpretation of this rule, the initial meeting of 802.16 shall be Meeting #1, which takes place July 6-8 as part of the July 5-9 IEEE 802 Plenary Meeting in Montreal <http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/802/meeting>. The May 10-12 meeting has been designated Meeting #0 to recognize that it is not an official voting meeting; all votes taken at this meeting will need to be affirmed at Meeting #1.

The meeting times are:
-May 10: 1 pm - 5 pm (late start to allow Monday morning travel to Boulder)
-May 11: 8 am - 5 pm
-May 12: 8 am - 5 pm

Regal Harvest House
1345 28th St.
Boulder, CO  80302-6899 USA
+1-303-443-3850 (tel)
+1-303-443-1480 (fax)

See details at <http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/802/16/meetings/mtg00>.

A single registration form is used for both meeting registration and hotel room reservations. The form is available at: <http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/802/16/meetings/mtg00/reg.html>.

Please submit the registration form to the hotel by April 16. Beyond that cut-off date, the hotel will no longer hold rooms in our name. If space is available, the hotel will continue to offer the negotiated group rates. However, since May 14 is the start of graduation weekend at the University of Colorado at Boulder, you should reserve your room soon.

The $50 registration fee will go directly to the hotel to cover the costs of continental breakfasts and breaks as well as audio-visual equipment. (The actual costs will probably be higher than $50, but the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society has agreed to cover some expenses.) Please register for the meeting as soon as you know your plans. Early registration will help us plan the meeting space.

Roger Marks <mailto:marks@nist.gov>           
National Institute of Standards and Technology     Boulder, CO
phone: 1-303-497-3037  fax: 1-303-497-7828  <http://magpie.boulder.nist.gov>