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


The IEEE P802.3ba Task Force will be meeting during the July IEEE 802 Plenary Meeting (July 13 - 18, 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, June 27, 2008 (UTC Time: Saturday, June 28, 2008, 2am).


The Task Force will be meeting all day Tuesday, all day Wednesday, and Thursday morning until noon (July 15 - 17).  The agenda for the meeting will be baseline proposal selection, which will be used to drive the generation of a baseline.  Remaining proposals to be adopted include: PMA, XLAUI / CAUI, PMD Service Interface, 40G / 100G over > 10m Cu Cabling, and 40G over > 10km SMF.  In addition the Extended Reach Parallel MMF Ad Hoc has been considering ways to formulate a proposal to extend the reach over parallel multimode fiber beyond 100m.  Presentations for the week should be focused on these issues and in support of existing adopted proposals.   


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 July Plenary meeting, requests for presentation time shall be made to me at, and must be made by July 4, 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 July Plenary, presentations must be submitted by July 8, 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


As a reminder individuals should not forward 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.


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. 


I look forward to seeing everyone in Denver!


 Best Regards,


John D’Ambrosia

Chair, IEEE 802.3ba Task Force

Tel:       717.460.8535