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[802.3_B10K] IEEE 802.3 Beyond 10km Optical PHYs Study Group - Jan 2018 Interim Meeting Announcement

Title: IEEE 802.3 Beyond 10km Optical PHYs Study Group - Jan 2018 Interim Meeting Announcement

Dear Study Group,

The IEEE 802.3 Beyond 10km Optical PHYs Study Group will be meeting Wednesday, January 24 (1 pm to 8 pm) and Thursday, January 25 (8 am to noon) during the IEEE 802.3 Interim Session being held in Geneva, CH (week of Jan 22, 2018). Please consider this when making your travel arrangements.  Meeting information may be found at You are strongly encouraged to pre-register for the meeting.  Please note that the registration desk in the ITU opens at 08h00 Monday morning for badge pickup, and that there is no badge pick-up on Sunday.


The motion chartering the formation of the Study Group is as follows

?       Move that the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group authorizes the formation of a study group to develop a Project Authorization Request (PAR) and Criteria for Standards Development (CSD) responses for “Beyond 10 km Optical PHYs for 50 Gb/s, 100 Gb/s, 200 Gb/s, and 400 Gb/s Ethernet”

Therefore, the agenda for the meeting will be the study of Beyond 10 km Optical PHYs for 50 Gb/s, 100 Gb/s, 200 Gb/s, and 400 Gb/s Ethernet.  Presentations on the following areas are recommended:


Anyone wishing to present, please provide the following information (per Procedure for Presenters web page:   


Name of presenter

Title of presentation

Length of time requested (this should include time for questions and answers)

Brief description of topic


Presentations should be kept to 20 minutes in duration, excluding time for questions and answers.  Requests for presentation time greater than 20 minutes will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and the requestor should contact the chair prior to making the request to justify the additional time.  Furthermore, I encourage individuals to use the Study Group reflector to reach out to others in the spirit of consensus building.  As acting chair, I reserve the right to introduce individuals making similar topic requests in the continuing spirit of this encouragement.


Requests for presentation time must be made two Thursdays preceding the meeting.  For the January Interim meeting, requests for presentation time shall be made to me at jdambrosia@xxxxxxxx  and must be made by January 11, 2018.  The presenter shall e-mail a PDF, soft-copy version of the presentation to me at jdambrosia@xxxxxxxx by Monday January 15, 2018


As a reminder, please make sure that all requests for presentations or submissions of presentation material have no restrictive notices at the bottom of the email.  All such emails will be refused and requests / presentations will not be acknowledged. 


All individuals submitting presentations should review the Procedures for Presenters Page -  I would greatly appreciate presenters reviewing their own presentations to verify that they have followed the cited Presentation Style Guidelines.


Also, to support the web site search tool used by the IEEE P802.3 web site the 'Document Information' fields of the PDF file must be completed as follows:


Title: Title of presentation

Author: Name(s) of author(s)

Subject: IEEE 802.3 Beyond 10km Optical PHYs Study Group


As a reminder to the group, we are a contribution driven organization.   It should not be assumed by anyone that work will just get done without contributions to drive it.  Areas not moving forward will be brought to the attention of the Study Group for consideration on how to address.  . 


I look forward to seeing everyone in Geneva!


Best Regards,


John D’Ambrosia

Acting Chair, IEEE 802.3 Beyond 10 km Optical PHYs Study Group

Tel:       717.503.4512

Email    jdambrosia@xxxxxxxx