Dear EC members,
The below email requests the establishment of
a Joint Working Group between IEEE 1073 and 802. I am passing the request
to you for consideration. I encourage the 802.11WG and 802.15WG to address
the request during their meetings this week. It is too late to meet the
request for a call for participation this week--but at least the concept
can be presented to the groups and prelimiary feedback obtained.
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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, November 12, 2004 2:03
Subject: Request to Form a JWG between
802 and ISO/IEEE X73
We talked about a year ago or so about
the need for coordination and dialogue between 802 groups and the IEEE 1073 /
ISO TC215 medical device communication groups ("X73" for short), especially in
the areas of wireless communication and coexistence.
Since that time,
the RF wireless working group within X73 has been very busy with strong
participation from OEMs (led by Motorola), medical device manufacturers (GE,
Philips, ...), regulatory(FDA), and health care providers. During the
discussions, though, it has become increasingly clear that we need to pull in
experts from various 802 committees to help resolve issues and make sure that
(a) the standards in place meet the requirements from our use cases; (b)
in-development standards also meet our needs ... e.g., .11e for QoS; and (c)
that we properly profile comm stacks using 802 standards.
We would like
to explore the creation of a joint working group (e.g., 802X73 JWG) that would
provide the context for liaison and collaborative activities between the two
groups, with an initial focus on 802.11 profiles, esp. security and
To that end and given the upcoming meetings:
1) Could this
be added as an agenda item for the Executive Committee next week (Monday /
Friday) to discuss a resolution about the formation of such a JWG?
Could we issue a Call for Participation sometime next week to the attendees in
general? (perhaps during an 802.11 / .15 plenary and via list
3) We would like to schedule an initial conference call for
those interested the first week of December
4) For the first 802.11
based project of the JWG, we would like to have more substantive discussions
during the wireless WG meetings in Monterey this January and possibly during
our WG meetings in Orlando the week later. We are currently talking with
Stuart Kerry in this regard.
We realize you are VERY busy right now
with the meetings in San Antonio, but appreciate your timely attention to this
Chair, ISO TC 215 WG 2.1 Health
Informatics - Messaging & Communication - Devices
Chair, IEEE 1073
Point-of-Care Medical Device Communication Standards