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[STDS-802-3-400G] IEEE 802 Nov 2017 Plenary Meeting


The IEEE P802.3bs 200GbE and 400 GbE Task Force will be meeting during the IEEE 802 Plenary Session (week of Nov 5, 2017) in Orlando, FL, USA.   Meeting details, hotel reservations and registration links may be found at the following URL:   Please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible.  


The Task Force will meet on Monday, Nov 6, 2017, starting at 1pm, pending the decision to do a fifth Sponsor Ballot Recirculation and subsequent results. 


If a meeting is held - the scope and agenda of the meeting would be to consider those comments submitted during the potential 5th Sponsor Ballot recirculation against D3.5. 


Anyone wishing to give a presentation in-scope of the meeting, please provide the following information (per Procedure for Presenters web page:

Name of presenter (including affiliation)

Title of presentation 

Length of time requested (this should include time for questions and answers

Brief description of topic 

Comment # to be addressed

Please note that a request for presentation must be made, even for presentations addressing comments submitted against Draft 3.5.  An indication that a presentation will be provided in the submitted comment is not sufficient.

Presentations should be kept to 20 minutes in duration, excluding time for questions and answers.  Requests for presentation time greater than 20 minutes will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and the requestor should contact the chair prior to making the request to justify the additional time.  As Chair, I reserve the right to introduce parties to each other in the interest of consensus building, if the two (or more) parties are planning a presentation on a similar topic.

The presentation request date is two Thursdays preceding the meeting.  For November, requests for presentation time shall be made to me at jdambrosia@xxxxxxxx and must be made by Thursday, Oct 26, 2017.  The presenter shall e-mail a PDF, soft-copy version of the presentation to me at jdambrosia@xxxxxxxx by Monday of the week preceding the meeting.  For the Nov 2017 Meeting, presentations must be submitted by Mon, Oct 30, 2017.  While deadline dates have been provided, in the interest of meeting planning, I will appreciate if individuals contact me as soon as possible with their presentation requests.

Please make sure that you use the noted email address above.  As a reminder, please make sure that all requests for presentations or submissions of presentation material have no restrictive notices at the bottom of the email.  All such emails will be refused and requests / presentations will not be acknowledged.  

All individuals submitting presentations should review the Procedures for Presenters Page:      

I would greatly appreciate presenters reviewing their own presentations to verify that they have followed the cited Presentation Style Guidelines.  Also, to support the web site search tool used by the IEEE P802.3 web site the 'Document Information' fields of the PDF file must be completed as follows: 

Title: Title of presentation 

Author: Name(s) of author(s) 

Subject: IEEE P802.3bs 200 GbE and 400GbE Task Force

As a reminder to the group, we are a contribution driven organization.   It should not be assumed by anyone that work will just get done without contributions to drive it.  Areas not moving forward will be brought to the attention of the Task Force for consideration on how to address.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Best Regards,

John D’Ambrosia

Chair, IEEE P802.3bs 200GbE and 400GbE Task Force

Tel:       717.256.1969

Email : jdambrosia@xxxxxxxx