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The IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee develops and maintains networking standards and recommended practices for local, metropolitan, and other area networks, using an open and accredited process, and advocates them on a global basis. The most widely used standards are for Ethernet, Bridging and Virtual Bridged LANs Wireless LAN, Wireless PAN, Wireless MAN, Wireless Coexistence, Media Independent Handover Services, and Wireless RAN. An individual Working Group provides the focus for each area.

IEEE 802 July 2014 Plenary Announcement

Emerging Applications Birds-of-a-Feather

Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 6:30pm to 9:00pm

On the evening of Wednesday, July 16, of the IEEE 802 July 2014 Plenary week, a Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) session will be held for all attendees to gather and discuss Emerging Applications that may leverage or impact the overall IEEE 802 community.  The format of the BOF will be short presentations from a selected panel to seed the discussion on how Emerging Applications may affect, leverage, or utilize technology based on the IEEE 802 family of standards. 

Attendees should plan to gather at 6:30pm for light hors d’oeuvres and a drink prior to the start of the BOF Panel at 7pm.       

Proposals on Emerging Application topics are invited.    Potential topics include, but are not limited to: Internet of Things, Vehicular Networking, Industrial Networking, Changing Existing Application Spaces, etc.  Please submit your proposed topic via the Topic Proposal Submission Form.

Questions should be directed to Pat Thaler (  or John D’Ambrosia ( 

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