An IEEE 802.11 technical editor is a volunteer from the 802.11 membership who is responsible for producing the documents for balloting and approval by a project. The editor takes inputs in the form of submissions by 802.11 members, comment resolutions by comment resolution committees, requirements from the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) editorial staff, and requirements from the IEEE-SA rules and style guide and artfully blends them together into a project's main output document.
Each project (i.e. task group) that produces an output document for approval by the IEEE-SA has its own editor. In addition, a technical editor is appointed at the working group level to coordinate the activity of these editors.
This page contains links to resources that support the work of the 802.11 technical editors.
|Years||WG Technical Editor|
|1993-1997||Bob O'Hara & Greg Ennis|
|2006||Simon Barber (Co-technical editor with Terry Cole)|
|2010-2016||Adrian P. Stephens & Peter Ecclesine|
|2016 -||Robert Stacey & Peter Ecclesine|
|Standard / Project (-year published)||Editor(s)|
|802.11 FHSS sub-group||Naftali Chayat|
|802.11 DSSS sub-group||Mike Trompower|
|802.11 IR sub-group||Thomas C. Baumgartner|
|802.11-1997||Bob O'Hara, Greg Ennis & Jim Schuessler|
|802.11-1999||Bob O'Hara & Greg Ennis|
|802.11b-1999||Carl F. Andren|
|802.11g-2003||Carl F. Andren|
|802.11e-2005||Srinivas Kandala & Michael Fischer (retired)|
|802.11n-2009||Adrian P. Stephens|
|802.11s-2011||W Steven Conner (retired) & Kazuyuki Sakoda|
|802.11-2012||Adrian P. Stephens|
|802.11aa-2012||Hang Liu (retired) & Alex Ashley|
|802.11-2016||Adrian Stephens, Edward Au & Emily Qi|
|802.11ah-2016||Minyoung Park (retired) & Yongho Seok & Alfred Asterjadhi|
|802.11ai-2018||Tom Siep (retired); Lee Armstrong & Ping Fang|
|802.11ak-2018||Donald Eastlake & Norm Finn|
|802.11aq-2018||Dan Gal (retired) & Lee Armstrong|
|802.11-2020||Emily Qi, Edward Au|
|802.11az||Chao Chun Wang & Roy Want|
|802.11bb||Volker Jungnickel & Harry Bims|
|802.11bf||Claudio Da Silva|
|REVme||Emily Qi, Edward Au|
The editors for active projects meet at each 802.11 session in order to review status, address any project-specific issues, review order of publication, and to decide on matters affecting consistency across the 802.11 projects. This meeting typically takes place at 7:00am on the Tuesday of an 802.11 session.
All editors of active projects are expected to be present. IEEE-SA staff are usually present when this meeting coincides with an 802 plenary to give help and advice.
The IEEE-SA provides many resources for IEEE-SA project editors.
This page describes preparation and editing of standards.
802.11 has various conventions, styles and processes that an 802.11 editor needs to be familiar with. Refer to document 11-11/0875 (The 802.11 Editors' Guide) for details.
The editors have an IEEE SA iMeet Central workspace. Please contact Robert Stacey if you want access to this site.