IEEE P802.11 TGbc - ENHANCED BROADCAST SERVICES (eBCS) TASK GROUP (TG) - MEETING UPDATE


Status of IEEE 802.11 Enhanced Broadcast Services Task Group

Marc Emmelmann, Chair

Hitoshi Morioka & Stephen McCann, Vice Chairs

Xiaofei Wang, Recording Secretary

Carol Ansley, Technical Editor


Page Contents

Background

Goals

July 2021 virtual plenary

May 2021 virtual interim

March 2021 virtual plenary

January 2021 virtual interim

November 2020 virtual plenary

September 2020 virtual interim

July 2020 virtual plenary

Teleconferences from 11 Feb. to 7 Jul.

January 2020

November 2019

September 2019

July 2019

May 2019

March 2019

January 2019

December 2018

November 2018

September 2018

July 2018

May 2018

March 2018


Background

Enhanced Broadcast Services

Enhanced Broadcast Services (eBCS) is a new initiative within the IEEE 802.11 working group that will consider broadcast service enhancements within an 802.11-based network. The initiative started as a Technical Interest Group (TIG) in the March 2018 meeting and was afterwards transformed into a Study Group (SG) chartered to create a PAR and CSD document in order to start a new amendment project to the IEEE 802.11 standard. The IEEE Standards Board approved the project in December 2018; as a result a new task group (TGbc) was created within IEEE 802.11.

The new task group is named IEEE 802.11 TGbc (Enhanced Broadcast Services).


Goals

The goal of the Enhanced Broadcast Services Task Group (IEEE 802.11 TGbc) is to draft a new amendment to the IEEE 802.11 standard.

The amendment specifies modifications to the IEEE 802.11 medium access control (MAC) specifications that enable enhanced transmission and reception of broadcast data both in an infrastructure BSS where there is an association between the transmitter and the receiver(s) and in cases where there is no association between transmitter(s) and receiver(s).

The amendment introduces origin authenticity protection for broadcast data frames.

In addition to enancing traditional broadcasting services directed from an access point (AP) towards several non-AP stations (STA), the BCS TIG/SG discussed use cases in which non-AP STAs employs broadcasting to disseminate information, e.g. in an IoT environment, to other STAs so that any of the receiving STAs may act as a access to the Internet.


July 2021 virtual plenary

The TGbc had four telecenferences during May 2021 virtual plenary session.

Main documents

Achievements

Teleconferences

The TGbc scheduled weekly teleconferences before the September Interim.


May 2021 virtual interim

The TGbc had four telecenferences during May 2021 virtual plenary session.

Main documents

Achievements

Teleconferences

The TGbc scheduled weekly teleconferences before the July Plenary.


March 2021 virtual plenary

The TGbc had four telecenferences during March 2021 virtual plenary session.

Main documents

Achievements

Teleconferences

The TGbc scheduled weekly teleconferences before the May Interim.


January 2021 virtual interim

The TGbc had four telecenferences during January 2021 virtual interim session.

Main documents

Achievements

The group received 643 comments on D1.0.

Teleconferences

The TGbc scheduled weekly teleconferences before the March plenary.


November 2020 virtual plenary

The TGbc had three telecenferences during November 2020 virtual plenary session.

Main documents

Achievements

The group agreed the following items.

Teleconferences

The TGbc scheduled weekly teleconferences before the January Interim.


September 2020 virtual interim

The TGbc had four telecenferences during September 2019 virtual interim session.

Main documents

Achievements

The group agreed the following items.

Teleconferences

The TGbc scheduled weekly teleconferences before the November Plenary.


July 2020 virtual plenary

The TGbc had one telecenference during July 2020 virtual plenary session.

Main documents

Achievements

The group agreed the following items.

Teleconferences

The TGbc scheduled the following teleconferences before the September Interim.


Teleconferences between January 2020 and July 2020

March 2020 and May 2020 sessions were cancelled. The TGbc had teleconferences between January Interim and July Plenary. The minutes follows:


January 2020

The IEEE 802.11 TGbc met in Irvine, California, from January 13-16, 2020.

Main documents

Achievements

The TGbc met four times during this week. The group discussed the following items.

Teleconferences

The TGbc scheduled the following teleconferences before the next face-to-face meeting:

Additional telcos may be scheduled with a 10-day notice.

March 2020 plans


November 2019

The IEEE 802.11 TGbc met in Waikoloa, Hawaii, from November 11-14, 2019.

Main documents

Achievements

The TGbc met four times during this week. The group discussed the following items.

Teleconferences

The TGbc scheduled the following teleconferences before the next face-to-face meeting:

Additional telcos may be scheduled with a 10-day notice.

January 2020 plans


September 2019

The IEEE 802.11 TGbc met in Hanoi, Vietnam, from September 16-19, 2019.

Main documents

Achievements

The TGbc met three times during this week. The group discussed the following items.

Teleconferences

The TGbc scheduled the following teleconferences before the next face-to-face meeting:

Additional telcos may be scheduled with a 10-day notice.

November 2019 plans


July 2019

The IEEE 802.11 TGbc met in Vienna, Austria, from July 16-18, 2019.

Main documents

Achievements

The TGbc met three times during this week. The group discussed the following items.

Teleconferences

The TGbc scheduled the following teleconferences before the next face-to-face meeting:

Additional telcos may be scheduled with a 10-day notice.

September 2019 plans


May 2019

The IEEE 802.11 TGbc met in Atlanta, GA, from May 13-15, 2019.

Main documents

Achievements

The TGbc met three times during this week. The group discussed the following items.

Carol Ansley has been assigned as the TGbc Technical Editor.

Teleconferences

The TGbc scheduled the following teleconferences before the next face-to-face meeting:

Additional telcos may be scheduled with a 10-day notice.

July 2019 plans


March 2019

The IEEE 802.11 TGbc met in Vancouver, BC, Canada, from March 12-13, 2019.

Main documents

Achievements

The TGbc met two times during this week. The group discussed the following items.

Teleconferences

The TGbc scheduled the following teleconferences before the next face-to-face meeting:

Additional telcos may be scheduled with a 10-day notice.

March 2019 plans


January 2019

The IEEE 802.11 TGbc met in St. Louis, MO, from January 14-18, 2019.

Main documents

Achievements

The TGbc met three times during this week. The group discussed the following items.

Teleconferences

The TGbc scheduled the following teleconferences before the next face-to-face meeting:

Additional telcos may be scheduled with a 10-day notice.

March 2019 plans


December 2018

The IEEE Standards Board approved in December 2018 the project authorization request. As a result, a new task group is created within IEEE 802.11 working per PAR on Enhanced Broadcasting Services (eBCS). The new task group is doneted as IEEE 802.11 TGbc (enhanced broadcast services) and will conduct its first meeting during the January face-to-face meeting of IEEE 802.11.


November 2018

The Broadcasting Service (BCS) group met as a study group (SG) in Bangkok, Thailand, from November 11-15, 2018.

Main documents

Achievements

The BCS SG met one time during this week. The group discussed to refine PAR and CSD documents accoring to the comments and got consensus about these documents.

Teleconferences

The BCS SG scheduled the following teleconferences before the next face-to-face meeting:

Additional telcos may be scheduled with a 10-day notice.

January 2019 plans


September 2018

The Broadcasting Service (BCS) group met as a study group (SG) in Waikoloa, Hawaii, from September 10-14, 2018.

Main documents

Achievements

The BCS SG met two times during this week. The group discussed PAR and CSD documents and got consensus about these documents. The project name has been changed to enhanced Broadcast Service (eBCS).

Teleconferences

The BCS SG scheduled no teleconferences before the next face-to-face meeting:

November 2018 plans


July 2018

The Broadcasting Service (BCS) group met as a study group (SG) in San Diego, California, from July 9-13, 2018.

Main documents

Achievements

The BCS SG met three times during this week.

The group discussed PAR and CSD documents and got consensus about these documents.

The project name has been changed to Enhanced Broadcast Service (EBS).

Teleconferences

The BCS SG scheduled the following teleconferences before the next face-to-face meeting:

Additional telcos may be scheduled with a 10-day notice.

September 2018 plans


May 2018

The Broadcasting Service (BCS) group met as a study group (SG) in Warsaw, Poland, from May 7-11, 2018.

Main documents

Achievements

The BCS TIG met twice during this week. The group received furhter presentations on BCS use cases namely

and discussed an intial proposed PAR and initial proposed CSD document. The group concluded the week by summarizing and discussing the BCS problem statement.

Besides, the group conducted Vice Chair elections and confimed the chair's appointment of the BCS editor position.

Teleconferences

The BCS TIG scheduled the following teleconferences before the next face-to-face meeting:

Additional telcos may be scheduled with a 10-day notice.

July 2018 plans


March 2018

The Broadcasting Service (BCS) group met as a technical interest group (TIG) in Chicago, IL, USA, from March 5-9, 2018.

Main documents

Achievements

The BCS TIG met twice during this week. The group discussed 8 submissions focusing on

The group jointly addressed specific items, which should be detailed in upcoming submissions. An updated call for submissions was correspondingly issued. Besides technical discussions, the group agreed fill two vice chair positions during the next face-to-face meeting. A call for nominations was sent to the 802.11 email reflector.

Teleconferences

The BCS TIG scheduled two teleconferences before the next face-to-face meeting:

Additional telcos may be scheduled with a 10-day notice.

May 2018 plans


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