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Re: [802SEC] January 2008 Pacific Rim Interim-response needed


I appreciate your effort on this. I'll do my best to answer, but my  
answer is not firm.

In general, I think that Sydney would be a fine location for 802.16,  
as there is a lot of Australian interest in applying our standard and  
we have never met there. So, if we were to join an joint interim, I  
suspect that Sydney would be a popular choice.

On the other hand, our interims are selected based on proposals from  
members. I have already been informed by two members of their  
(uncommitted) intent to propose to host the January 2008 session.

I can't offer an explicit answer without checking with the WG. And,  
while I can't guarantee the result, my guess is that the members  
would prefer a member-hosted event.

Our schedule says that we will finalize the site selection for that  
session in March 2007. We might be able to adjust that schedule.

Sorry I can't give you a definite commitment. If you need to begin  
planning, I think it would make sense to assume that 802.16 will not  
participate. However, if there is space available when the WG makes a  
decision, I would like to give the WG a chance to consider it.

Thanks again,


On Nov 18, 2006, at 09:16 AM, Bob Heile wrote:

> EC Colleagues
> Given that we did not have an opportunity to complete the  
> discussion at Friday's meeting, I need you to get back to me (no  
> later than close of business Nov 28) with answers to the following  
> two questions.  If I do not hear from you, I will assume the answer  
> is no.  You can assume that Pacific Rim locations will be at least  
> as expensive as London in terms of registration fees if not more  
> so. Room rates should be substantially less and more on a par with  
> US locations.  Every effort will be made to keep costs down.
> 1.  Would you bring your WG to an interim in Sydney in Jan 2008?
> 2.  If you answer to the first question is no, would a location  
> elsewhere in the Pacific Rim change your answer?
> Based on the number of yes responses to the first question, I will  
> see if it possible to put together a workable session with the  
> interested groups for review.
> Bob
> Bob Heile, Ph.D
> Chairman, ZigBee Alliance
> Chair, IEEE 802.15 Working Group on Wireless Personal Area Networks
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