IEEE P802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet Study Group interim session
IEEE P802.3bf TimeSync Task Force interim session
IEEE P802.3.1 Ethernet MIB interim session
IEEE P802.3bg 40Gb/s Ethernet Single-mode Fibre PMD Task Force interim session
IEEE 802.3 Maintenance interim session

Joint ITU-T/IEEE Workshop on The Future of Ethernet Transport

Hosted by


 Monday, May 24th through Friday, May 28th, 2010

ITU - Montbrillant building
2, rue de Varembé
1202 Geneva


Meeting Plan

Date Group Contact Duration
Monday 24-May IEEE P802.3.1 Ethernet MIB Task Force Morning
IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet Task Force All day
IEEE 802.3 Maintenance Afternoon
Tuesday 25-May IEEE P802.3.1 Ethernet MIB Task Force All day
IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet Task Force All day
Wednesday 26-May
IEEE P802.3bf TimeSync Task Force All day
IEEE P802.3bg 40G Ethernet SMF Fibre PMD Task Force All day
IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet Task Force All day
  IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet Task Force All day
Thursday 27-May IEEE P802.3bg 40G Ethernet SMF Fibre PMD Task Force All day
  IEEE P802.3bf TimeSync Task Force  All day
Friday 28-May Joint IEEE/ITU-T Workshop on  The Future of Ethernet Transport All day

Hotel Information

There is no meeting hotel for this Interim. The meetings will be held at ITU headquarters in the Monbrilliant and Tower buildings. The ITU, however, has provided a list of hotels that give preferred rates to ITU participants.

Participants are responsible for selecting and booking their own hotel. These hotels typically do not advertise the ITU hotel rate. You will need to ask for it. It has been suggested that you narrow your search down to 5 or 10 likely hotels, and telephone, send an email or FAX to confirm the ITU rates and availability. You should locate a prospective hotel on a map to see how far it is from ITU headquarters. Bus, train, taxi, light rail and walking are all transportation options depending upon the hotel location.

There is no one to call for help with hotels. Participants are on their own.

Meeting Registration

Since this meeting is being hosted by the ITU there is no registration fee. Participants, however, are required to have a photo badge at all times while at the ITU. Registration for your photo badge may be performed on the IEEE 802 Geneva Interim meetings registration web page. Photos will be taken on your arrival at ITU of all participants that are not already in the ITU database. The following information should help in completing the form:

When you get to the ITU, you will need to have your photograph taken (if you are not already in the database), and pickup your badge. The on-site Badge Pick-up location is in the lobby of the Montbrillant building. Last minute on-site registration will be available, but is not recommended. This badge is good for Monday through Thursday. If you are attending the Joint Workshop on Friday, you will need to register for that and will receive a second badge, good for the Friday workshop only.

Workshop Registration

Please note that separate registration is required for the Friday joint IEEE/ITU-T Workshop on The Future of Ethernet Transport. Note the on-line workshop registration link under the "Documentation and Registration" sub-heading, or click here to go directly to the workshop registration page. The form should be completed the same way as your meeting registration.

Travel Information

The local language is French and the local currency is the Swiss Franc. Geneva airport (GVA) is 3 miles north of the city of Geneva and Geneva city centre is only 6 minutes by train (every 15 minutes) . A taxi to Geneva city centre will cost approximately 35.00 CHF. Geneva airport has direct flights from New York (both EWR and JFK) and Washington Dulles (IAD), as well as from many European hubs. For tourism information see the City of Geneva official website.

Electrical power is 230 VAC, 50 Hz, using the Type C Europlug.

Every visitor to Geneva receives a free Geneva Transport Card from their hotel at check-in. This card provides unlimited use of the entire public-transportation network.

Getting from the airport to your hotel, courtesy of Steve Trowbridge:  

When you check into your Geneva hotel, you will receive a free Geneva transit card, good for riding the buses and streetcars during your stay, including the return trip to the airport. Here's a tip on getting a free bus ticket from the airport to your hotel. It isn't actually a transit card, but a single "Tous les Geneve" bus/train/tram ticket.   There is a bus ticket machine in the baggage claim area that looks just like the ones at bus/tram stops or the train station adjacent to the airport terminal, the difference being that the machine in baggage claim (and that machine only) will give you a single free ticket when you push the button, good for something like 70 minutes, that you can use to take a bus or train to get to your hotel (since you don't yet have the transit card).

If you leave baggage claim and forget to get this ticket, you can purchase an identical ticket at the machine in the train station or at the curb where the busses pick up that will cost you 3 francs. If you don't have small coins, you can also go to the ticket window in the train station to pay with larger bills or a credit card if you forgot to get the ticket when you were in baggage claim.   Every train leaving Geneva airport stops next at the Cornavin train station in Geneva (nice because there is no way to get on the wrong train - you can just choose the one that leaves the airport next), and from there you can get on the tram along Rue de Lausanne which should get you close to many of the likely hotels where people might be staying. There are also busses from the airport that get you to various places in Geneva.  

You can find bus/train/tram schedules at: The site is in French, of course, but you can find your way through it, putting in "Geneve Aeroport" as where you are coming from and an address you are going to with a time and date to query for transportation options.  

Contact Information

Please contact Greg Jones at or on +41 22 730 5515 phone, or Hiroshi Ota or on +41 22 730 6356 for further assistance.

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