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[802.3BA] IEEE 802 Plenary Meeting - Task Force Meeting Details and Call for Presentations


The IEEE P802.3ba Task Force will be meeting during the March IEEE 802 Plenary Meeting (March 16 – 21, 2008).  Meeting details may be found at  You are strongly encouraged to make your reservations as soon as possible.  Web pre-registration closes at 6pm PT, Friday, February 29, 2008 (UTC Time: Saturday, March 1, 2008, 2am).


The Task Force will be meeting all day Tuesday, all day Wednesday, and Thursday morning until noon (March 18 -20).  The agenda for the meeting will be to work towards the development of a baseline.  Presentations for the week should be focused on proposals, and first priority will be given to presentations related to currently adopted objectives.


At the January Interim meeting we heard a number of presentations related to proposals for architecture, providing appropriate support for OTN, electrical interfaces, the SMF PMD’s, the Cu cabling PMD’s, and backplane.  As a reminder to the group, we are a contribution driven organization, and we do have a fairly large project underway.  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 Task Force for consideration on how to address, as such issues can not be allowed to threaten the overall project schedule. 


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. 


Requests for presentation time must be made two Fridays preceding the meeting.  For the March Plenary meeting, requests for presentation time shall be made to me at, and must be made by Marcy 7, 2008.  The presenter shall e-mail a PDF, soft-copy version of the presentation to me at  by Tuesday of the week preceding the meeting.  For the March Plenary, presentations must be submitted by March 11, 2008.  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 P802.3ba Task Force

At the last meeting a number of individuals forwarded presentations to our webmaster, Frank, asking him to post presentations.  All should note that files are not posted until they have been reviewed, so please follow directions noted above.


Additional meeting information –

The 802.3 Opening Plenary starts Monday at 1pm, and is typically completed by 6pm.

The 802.3 Closing Plenary starts Thursday at 1pm.


Individuals eligible to become 802.3 voters are reminded that they must be at one of these two meetings to request voting rights.


In addition, as announced at the last meeting, arrangements are being made to have a “Frame” tutorial.  The meeting has been tentatively scheduled for Monday night 6:30pm to 8:00pm.  All individuals intending to volunteer as part of the Task Force editorial team need to attend this meeting.  Final details will be sent out as soon as confirmed.  If you did not indicate you would be participating in the “Frame” tutorial during the straw poll in January, please contact me.  All attendees should have Frame loaded on their laptops for the tutorial session.  Version 7.0 is preferred.


I look forward to seeing everyone in Orlando!


Best Regards,

Chair, IEEE 802.3ba Task Force

Tel:       717.460.8535