Our March 2006 meeting was held at the Hyatt Regency Convention Center, Denver, CO, USA. As of this meeting, the 802.11 membership consists of 425 voting members.
These Ballots were started in the weeks preceding this meeting:
- Letter Ballot 80 conducted February 3-18, 2006, to ask the group to approve conducting a Letter Ballot on 802.11p-D1.0. It passed with 217 approve, 72 disapprove, and 56 abstain; a 75% approval. The return rate was 71%.
- Based on the passage of LB81, Letter Ballot 81 on P802.11p-D1.0 was opened March 2, 2006, and will run through April 11, 2006.
New Ballots were initiated from this meeting:
- The working group approved sending 802.11REV-ma draft 6.0 to sponsor recirculation ballot.
- The working group approved conducting a 40 day letter ballot on 802.11n draft 1.0.
- The working group approved conducting a 20 day recirculation letter ballot on 802.11r draft 2.0.
- The working group approved conducting a 15 day recirculation letter ballot on 802.11k D4.0.
Other WG activities:
The consolidated working group and task group minutes for this meeting are available here.
- The working group conducted elections for officers. All of the officers were re-elected.
- Minor revisions to the PARs for TGk, TGn, TGp, TGr, and TGs were approved. The change was to the base document that the amendment references. Previously, these PARs referenced a specific revision. The PARs base document will be changed to reference 802.11 only, since the revision process is ongoing. These PAR changes were approved in the working group and will be forward to ExCom and NesCom.
- The working group passed a motion to request extension of the PAR of Task Group K for an additional 4 years.
- The working group passed a motion to request extension of the SC6 Study Group through the July 2006 meeting.
- Upcoming Interim meeting locations were discussed:
- May 14 – 19, 2006: Hyatt Regency in Jacksonville, FL.
- September 17 - 21, 2004: Melbourne, Australia
- January 14-19 2007: Hilton London Metropole
- May 2007: Montreal, Canada
- September 2007: Hawaii, Hilton Waikoloa Village.
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 (soon to be 802.11y), Contention Based Protocol Study Group WNG, Wireless LAN Next Generation Standing Committee
The next meeting of 802.11 will take place March 5th-10th, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at CC Center, CO, USA. -See IEEE 802.11 Meeting Plan for details.
USEFUL LINKS TO OTHER SITES:IEEE P802.11 WLANs RELATED
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