Our November 2005 meeting was held at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada. As of this meeting, the 802.11 membership consists of 513 voting members.
These Ballots were initiated in the weeks preceding this meeting:
- Letter Ballot 78 of P802.11k-D3.0 was conducted October 3rd to November 12th, 2005. It passed with 295 approve, 75 disapprove, and 33 abstain, a 80% approval. There was an 78% return rate.
- Sponsor Ballot of P802.11REV-ma-D5.0 runs from October 21 through November 20, 2005.
- The working group approved conducting a working group letter ballot on P802.11r-D1.0, which will conclude before the January interim meeting.
Other WG activities:
The consolidated working group and task group minutes for this meeting are available here.
- 802.11e was published by the IEEE Standards Board on November 11, 2005. Awards were presented to 802.11e contributors during the 802.11 plenary session on Monday.
- The working group passed a motion to recommend the withdrawal of IEEE Trial Use Recommended Practice 802.11F and requests the LMSC Executive Committee to forward the withdrawal request to the IEEE-SA Standards Board.
- The PAR and Five Criteria for 802.11Y (Contention Based Protocols) were approved by ExCom.
- The ISO/IEC JTC1/SC6 study group, which deals with the WAPI fast track ballot in ISO, was extended until March 2006.
- Upcoming Interim meeting locations were discussed:
- January 15 - 20, 2006 : Hilton Waikoloa Village, Kona, Hawaii (Big Island) . Registration at the reduced rate ends on November 1, 2005.
- May 14 – 19, 2006 : Hyatt Regency in Jacksonville, FL.
- September 2006 is currently undecided. Potential locations are Brisbane or Melbourne, Australia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thailand, and India. There was a straw poll between Melbourne and India– Melbourne was the majority preference.
The reports for the individual task groups are linked below:
Project 802.11k, Radio Resource Measurement of Wireless LANs Project 802.11m, Maintenance PAR Project 802.11n, High Throughput Project 802.11p, Wireless Access in the Vehicular Environment
Project 802.11r, Fast Roaming Fast Handoff Project 802.11s, Mesh Networking
Project 802.11T, Wireless Performance Prediction Project 802.11u, Wireless Interworking With External Networks
Project 802.11v, Wireless Network Management Project 802.11w, Protected Management Frames
CBP SG (now 802.11y), Contention Based Protocol Study Group WNG, Wireless LAN Next Generation Standing Committee
The next meeting of 802.11 will take place January 15th-20th, 2006 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, Big Island, HI USA. -See IEEE 802.11 Meeting Plan for details.
USEFUL LINKS TO OTHER SITES:IEEE P802.11 WLANs RELATED
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