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[802SEC] Re: Preparation for November 802 News Bulletin




Forwarding for a non-subscriber

 -Bob
 

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Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2003 19:01:37 -0500
From: Brian Mathews <brian@linux-wlan.com>
Reply-To: brian@linux-wlan.com
Organization: AbsoluteValue Systems
To: Klerer Mark <M.Klerer@flarion.com>
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Subject: Re: Preparation for November 802 News Bulletin


Dear Mark,

Sorry for not getting this to you sooner.  I put it in the 802news 
html format.  I hope that's ok.

Brian


Klerer Mark wrote:
> 802 Leadership,
> 
>  
> 
> If you have not done so yet PLEASE send me your News Bulletin input. I 
> have only received input from 802.3, 802.15 and 802.16.
> 
>  
> 
> Thank you for your cooperation
> 
>  
> 
> Mark Klerer
> 
>  
> 
> --------------------------------
> 
>  
> 
> It's time to begin developing the November 2003 802 News Bulletin.
> 
>  
> 
> I know that we all have busy schedules and that the task of preparing 
> this input is non-trivial. However, I believe that the bulletin is well 
> worth the effort and urge you to prioritize this task. The bulletin is 
> an effective means of communicating with the media and industry. The 
> IEEE 802 News Bulletin (from Jan 2003-Sept 2003) has received - on 
> average - *30,000 hits per month*.
> 
>  
> 
> With this note, I would like to solicit your cooperation in getting this 
> activity underway by providing a preliminary draft of what your group 
> expects to accomplish at the November meeting to me by 31 October 2003.
> 
>  
> 
> To facilitate the editing task please note the following:
> 
>  
> 
>    1.      Try to follow the general format and style of the previous issue
> 
>      (http://standards.ieee.org/802news/802jul2003.html)
> 
>    2.      Try to succinctly communicate key accomplishments and milestones
> 
>      of your projects. Please include all accomplishments since the last
> 
>      bulletin.
> 
>    3.      Final updates to the material will be due 19 November 2003
> 
>  
> 
> I am confident that, with your cooperation, we will be able to continue 
> to have a timely and informative news bulletin that will allow 802 to 
> manage the messaging that we release to the press and larger community 
> interested in 802 activities and standards.
> 
>  
> 
> Thank you in advance for your timely cooperation.
> 
>  
> 
> Mark Klerer
> 
> m.klerer@flarion.com
> 
> +1 908-997-2069
> 
>  
> 


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			<P><A NAME="top"></A><FONT SIZE=2><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><A HREF="http://www.ieee802.org/";><B>The
			IEEE 802<FONT SIZE=1>&reg;</FONT> LAN/MAN Standards Committee</B></A>
			encompasses many evolving wired and wireless local and
			metropolitan area network technologies. Decisions made by the
			eight active IEEE 802 Standards Working Groups will shape
			communications for years to come. The Committee functions within
			the <A HREF="http://standards.ieee.org/";><B>Institute of
			Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association</B></A>
			(<B>IEEE-SA</B>), a leading international membership organization
			serving today's industries with a complete portfolio of standards
			programs.</FONT></FONT></P>
			<P><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT SIZE=2>Given
			the great interest in these groups and their actions, IEEE-SA has
			created this e-mail News Bulletin for the news media and other
			interested parties. This issue covers Working Group activities
			during the IEEE 802 Plenary Meeting, 9-14 March 2003 in Dallas,
			Texas, USA. Nearly 850 people from approximately 400 organizations
			attended. To go directly to the activities for a specific Working
			Group, click on a button below.</FONT></FONT></P>
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			<P><FONT SIZE=2><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><B>Note:</B>
			This Bulletin details the status of active IEEE 802 standards
			efforts. Each one follows a well-defined process from concept to
			completion. For an overview of how consensus standards are
			developed at the IEEE, see
			<A HREF="http://standards.ieee.org/resources/development/";>http://standards.ieee.org/resources/development/</A>.
			The <A HREF="#glossary">glossary</A> at the end of this bulletin
			can be of help in understanding many of the terms used below.</FONT></FONT></P>
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			<H3><BR><BR>
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			<P><A NAME="80211"></A><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT SIZE=2><IMG SRC="http://standards.ieee.org/802news/802.11.jpg"; NAME="Graphic31" ALIGN=BOTTOM WIDTH=408 HEIGHT=18 BORDER=0></FONT></FONT></P>
			<P><FONT SIZE=2><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><B><A HREF="http://www.ieee802.org/11/";>The
			IEEE 802.11" Working Group for Wireless LANs</A> </B>develops
			wireless communication standards comparable to wired-LAN Ethernet
			standards. It focuses on the interface among wireless clients and
			a base station or access point, as well as among wireless
			clients.&lt;<A HREF="http://www.ieee802.org/11/";>http://www.ieee802.org/11/</A>&gt;</FONT></FONT></P>
			<P><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT SIZE=2><IMG SRC="http://standards.ieee.org/802news/rtarrow2.gif"; NAME="Graphic14" ALIGN=BOTTOM WIDTH=22 HEIGHT=22 BORDER=0><B><FONT COLOR="#009933">Two
			New Study Groups formed and two extended<BR></FONT></B><FONT COLOR="#000000">Reflecting
			the continued worldwide interest in extending the IEEE 802.11
			wireless LAN standard into new areas, the Working Group requested
			and the Executive Committee approved formation of two new Study
			Groups, ESS Mesh Networking and Wireless Performance Prediction. 
			Also, the WAVE and  Fast Roaming Study Groups were approved for
			extension.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
			<P><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT SIZE=2><IMG SRC="http://standards.ieee.org/802news/rtarrow2.gif"; NAME="Graphic33" ALIGN=BOTTOM WIDTH=22 HEIGHT=22 BORDER=0><B><FONT COLOR="#009933">QoS
			Amendment Sent to another Working Group Recirculation Ballot<BR></FONT></B><FONT COLOR="#000000">TGe
			resolved comments from the recent working group letter ballot
			(LB59) and created a new draft version 6.0.  This new draft will
			be submitted for a Working Group recirculation letter ballot
			scheduled to complete by December 20, 2003.  Depending on the
			results, TGe will send it on for Sponsor Ballot or will prepare
			for another recirculation.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
			<P><FONT SIZE=2><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><IMG SRC="http://standards.ieee.org/802news/rtarrow2.gif"; NAME="Graphic34" ALIGN=BOTTOM WIDTH=22 HEIGHT=22 BORDER=0><B><FONT COLOR="#009933">Security
			group gains approval for Sponsor Ballot<BR></FONT></B><FONT COLOR="#000000">At
			the November meeting TGi completed their review and disposition of
			comments from their recent Working Group recirculation letter
			ballot and created a new draft 7.0.  The IEEE P802 Executive
			Committee then approved 802.11i to go to Sponsor Ballot. </FONT></FONT></FONT>
			</P>
			<P><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT SIZE=2><IMG SRC="http://standards.ieee.org/802news/rtarrow2.gif"; NAME="Graphic38" ALIGN=BOTTOM WIDTH=22 HEIGHT=22 BORDER=0><B><FONT COLOR="#009933">Japan
			4.9 GHz Amendment to be submitted for recirculation ballot<BR></FONT></B><FONT COLOR="#000000">Those
			active in TGj have found concensus on their unresolved issues and
			are moving forward.  At the Albuquerque meeting they reviewed
			proposals from Singapore meeting, adopted a new draft version 1.2,
			completed comment resolutions from the last letter ballot and
			obtained approval from the working group for a recirculation
			ballot.  At the next meeting the group will resolve any comments
			from the recirculation and prepare for a sponsor ballot.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
			<P><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT SIZE=2><IMG SRC="http://standards.ieee.org/802news/rtarrow2.gif"; NAME="Graphic39" ALIGN=BOTTOM WIDTH=22 HEIGHT=22 BORDER=0><B><FONT COLOR="#009933">Radio
			Resources Measurement Group nearing a complete draft <BR></FONT></B><FONT COLOR="#000000">At
			the Albuquerque meeting in November the Radio Resource Measurement
			group made considerable progress.  The group's accomplishments for
			the week included: MIBs approved, inclusion of 802.11h measurement
			mechanisms, SMT notifications approved, channel information in
			probe request, and PICS approved.  The major areas of work
			remaining are Signal Quality Measures and Protection of Action
			Frames.  These topics will be dealt with at between-meeting
			conference calls and during the next regular meeting.  The primary
			objective for the next meeting is specification document cleanup
			and issuing a draft for a Working Group letter ballot.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
			<P><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT SIZE=2><IMG SRC="http://standards.ieee.org/802news/rtarrow2.gif"; NAME="Graphic40" ALIGN=BOTTOM WIDTH=22 HEIGHT=22 BORDER=0><B><FONT COLOR="#009933">IEEE
			802.11m addresses interpretation request<BR></FONT></B><FONT COLOR="#000000">The
			Maintenance group handled an interpretation request regarding the
			intended usage of Key Mapping keys.  The interpretation was
			described in an output document to be sent through IEEE to the
			requestor.  Additionally, various individuals in attendance
			assumed responsibility to address items from the Maintenance Group
			Work Items list.  The group will review the status of those work
			items and address any new interpretation requests at the next
			meeting.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
			<P><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT SIZE=2><IMG SRC="http://standards.ieee.org/802news/rtarrow2.gif"; NAME="Graphic41" ALIGN=BOTTOM WIDTH=22 HEIGHT=22 BORDER=0><FONT COLOR="#009933"><B>New
			100Mbps Throughput Group completes Channel Model <BR></B><FONT COLOR="#000000">At
			the November Albuquerque meeting the High Throughput group
			continued laying the foundation for effective comparison of
			various proposals partly by using breakout Special Committees. 
			The Channel Model Special Committee completed its work by
			producing the official 802.11n model and was dissolved.  The
			Functional Requirements and Comparison Criteria (FRCC) Special
			Committee was formed.  A draft Usage Models document was issued. 
			At the next meeting the group expects to adopt an updated Usage
			Models document and also Functional Requirements and Comparison
			Criteria documents.  At that point the comparison benchmarks are
			will be in place and the group's agreed-upon selection procedure
			calls for issuance of a call for proposals.</FONT></FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
			<P><FONT COLOR="#000000"><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT SIZE=2><IMG SRC="http://standards.ieee.org/802news/rtarrow2.gif"; NAME="Graphic17" ALIGN=BOTTOM WIDTH=22 HEIGHT=22 BORDER=0><B><FONT COLOR="#009933">Publicity
			Committee addresses external communications <BR></FONT></B>The
			IEEE 802.11/802.15 Publicity Joint Standing Committee received
			reports from industry groups such as Wi-Fi Alliance, WiMedia
			Alliance, and Bluetooth SIG.  A proposal for an IP pool was
			presented by Via Licensing.  Also, external communication
			regarding international standards issues and references to IEEE
			802.11 in public white papers was discussed.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
			<P><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT SIZE=2><IMG SRC="http://standards.ieee.org/802news/rtarrow2.gif"; NAME="Graphic42" ALIGN=BOTTOM WIDTH=22 HEIGHT=22 BORDER=0><B><FONT COLOR="#009933">Next-Generation
			Group proposes new study groups<BR></FONT></B><FONT COLOR="#000000">The
			Wireless Next Generation Standing Committee continues to operate
			as a forum for presentations and discussion about forward-looking
			topics which, in some cases, become new Study Groups.  At the
			Albuquerque meeting the group was very busy addressing proposals
			for new Study Groups (ESS Mesh Networking and Wireless Performance
			Prediction) and also getting updates from groups like the MMAC in
			Japan, the Radio Regulatory group, an update on Security
			maintenance.  The group heard several presentations regarding
			Wireless Performance Prediction including approaches to testing,
			RF Performance Testing, Simulating Field Performance and
			Addressing End User Issues.  The group also reviewed a
			presentation given to the FCC regarding the 4.9 GHz Petition, a
			presentation on Managed 802.11 Devices, and 3 presentations on
			Wireless Interworking. </FONT></FONT></FONT>
			</P>
			<P STYLE="margin-bottom: 0cm"><FONT COLOR="#000000"><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT SIZE=2><IMG SRC="http://standards.ieee.org/802news/rtarrow2.gif"; NAME="Graphic15" ALIGN=BOTTOM WIDTH=22 HEIGHT=22 BORDER=0><B><FONT COLOR="#009933">Fast
			Roaming Study Group updates PAR document <BR></FONT></B>The Fast
			Roaming Study Group continues to work on its Project Authorization
			Request (PAR) and 5 Criteria for becoming a Working Group.  The
			group created new updates of these documents for review and
			expects to finalize them at the next meeting.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
			<P STYLE="margin-bottom: 0cm"><BR>
			</P>
			<P><FONT COLOR="#000000"><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT SIZE=2><IMG SRC="http://standards.ieee.org/802news/rtarrow2.gif"; NAME="Graphic16" ALIGN=BOTTOM WIDTH=22 HEIGHT=22 BORDER=0><B><FONT COLOR="#009933">Vehicular
			group seeks to become official Working Group  <BR></FONT></B>The
			Wireless Access for the Vehicular Environment (WAVE) Study Group
			received presentations which helped explain the relationship
			between WAVE and some of the related DSRC program groups (ASTM,
			ISO, IEEE P1609 &amp; P1556 WGs).  The bulk of the meeting was
			spent working on the Project Authorization Request (PAR) and 5
			Criteria documents needed for the Study Group to become a Working
			Group.</FONT></FONT></FONT></P>
			<P><FONT SIZE=2><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">For
			additional details on these items, contact Stuart Kerry, IEEE
			802.11 Chair, at <A HREF="mailto:stuart.kerry@philips.com";>stuart.kerry@philips.com</A>
			</FONT></FONT>
			</P>
			<P><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT SIZE=2><B>Upcoming
			IEEE 802.11 Meetings:<BR></B>* 11-16 January 2004 -- IEEE 802.11
			interim meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia in conjunction with
			meetings of the other 802 wireless groups<BR>* 14-19 March 2004 --
			IEEE Plenary Meeting in Orlando, FL, USA</FONT></FONT></P>
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			<P ALIGN=LEFT><A NAME="glossary"></A><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT SIZE=2><B>Informal
			Glossary of IEEE 802 Terms</B></FONT></FONT></P>
			<UL>
				<LI><P ALIGN=LEFT STYLE="margin-bottom: 0cm"><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT SIZE=2>Ballot:
				A formal electronic voting process in which both votes and
				comments are collected. By addressing the comments, the document
				is improved. Revisions are then subject to one or more
				recirculation ballots until a level of approval is reached. </FONT></FONT>
				</P>
				<LI><P ALIGN=LEFT STYLE="margin-bottom: 0cm"><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT SIZE=2>IEEE
				802 Plenary Meeting: A week-long meeting, held each March, July
				and November, involving the Sponsor Executive Committee and all
				active Working Groups </FONT></FONT>
				</P>
				<LI><P ALIGN=LEFT STYLE="margin-bottom: 0cm"><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT SIZE=2>IEEE-SA
				Standards Board: Governing body of IEEE-SA standards development.
				The Standards Board interacts with IEEE 802 primarily through the
				approval of Project Authorization Requests (to create new
				projects) and through the approval of standards (to conclude
				projects and authorize the publication of the output as an IEEE
				Standard). </FONT></FONT>
				</P>
				<LI><P ALIGN=LEFT STYLE="margin-bottom: 0cm"><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT SIZE=2>Interim
				Meeting: A meeting of a WG, TG, TF, or SG, typically held about
				midway between 802 Plenary Meetings. </FONT></FONT>
				</P>
				<LI><P ALIGN=LEFT STYLE="margin-bottom: 0cm"><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT SIZE=2>LAN/MAN
				Standards Committee (LMSC): The formal name of IEEE 802. </FONT></FONT>
				</P>
				<LI><P ALIGN=LEFT STYLE="margin-bottom: 0cm"><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT SIZE=2>Project
				Authorization Request (PAR): A detailed request for the creation
				of a new project. A PAR is developed by a WG or SG. If the SEC
				chooses to forward the PAR to the IEEE-SA Standards Board
				(through the New Standards Committee [NesCom]), it may be
				formally approved there as a new standards project. </FONT></FONT>
				</P>
				<LI><P ALIGN=LEFT STYLE="margin-bottom: 0cm"><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT SIZE=2>Recirculation
				Ballot: A formal electronic voting process in which changes made
				in response to a previous ballot are reviewed by the voters. </FONT></FONT>
				</P>
				<LI><P ALIGN=LEFT STYLE="margin-bottom: 0cm"><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT SIZE=2>Review
				Committee (RevCom): A committee of the IEEE-SA Standards Board
				assigned to review proposed standards and make a recommendation
				to the IEEE-SA Standards Board regarding their approval.
				Prospective standards may be forwarded to RevCom only with the
				approval of the SEC, which reviews them to ensure they have
				satisfactorily completed Sponsor Ballot requirements.</FONT></FONT></P>
				<LI><P ALIGN=LEFT STYLE="margin-bottom: 0cm"><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT SIZE=2>Sponsor
				Ballot: A formal electronic ballot conducted by the IEEE-SA
				Balloting Center on behalf of the Sponsor Ballot Group, which
				comprises the voters. Voters are those who have indicated
				interest in the draft and volunteered to participate. Working
				Group membership is not required.</FONT></FONT></P>
				<LI><P ALIGN=LEFT STYLE="margin-bottom: 0cm"><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT SIZE=2>Sponsor
				Executive Committee (SEC): The committee that oversees the
				operation of the LMSC and its subgroups. </FONT></FONT>
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				<LI><P ALIGN=LEFT STYLE="margin-bottom: 0cm"><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT SIZE=2>Study
				Group (SG): A temporary group assigned to investigate new topics,
				generally to develop a PAR. A Working Group Study Group (WGSG)
				reports to an existing WG. An Executive Committee Study Group
				(ECSG) reports to the SEC. </FONT></FONT>
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				<LI><P ALIGN=LEFT STYLE="margin-bottom: 0cm"><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT SIZE=2>Task
				Group (TG) or Task Force (TF): A subgroup of a Working Group that
				is assigned by the WG to lead the development of standards
				project. </FONT></FONT>
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				<LI><P ALIGN=LEFT STYLE="margin-bottom: 0cm"><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT SIZE=2>Working
				Group (WG): The group assigned to develop one or more standards
				projects. </FONT></FONT>
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				<LI><P ALIGN=LEFT><FONT FACE="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><FONT SIZE=2>Working
				Group Ballot: A formal electronic ballot conducted by a Working
				Group. The most common type of WG ballot concerns the decision to
				submit a draft standard for Sponsor Ballot. In the ballot
				process, both votes and comments are collected. By addressing the
				comments, the document is improved. IEEE 802 mandates that WG
				Ballot be satisfactory completed before the initiation of a
				Sponsor Ballot, which requires SEC approval.</FONT></FONT></P>
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