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RE: [802SEC] March Tutorial slots -- filled


The tutorial form requires submission 45 days prior to the meeting.  That is a reasonable and practical deadline.  This allows chairs the option to then utilize tutorial slots for WG business if they are open and still meet WG requirements to announce that in a pre meeting agenda (at least 28 days per LMSC rules).  

I waited for this deadline to pass before scheduling the 802.3 Calls for Interest in November and announced my intent to use the slots to the SEC.  People should recall that the reason we had activities scheduled at both hotels was that some had planned on requesting a tutorial but hadn't done so by the deadline.

We crossed inside the "at least 45 days" demarcation point today.  I believe I would be free to begin scheduling WG business in empty tutorial slots (obviously none are expected to be open at the March meeting, even if not all forms have been filed).

I thought the November conflicts elicited a decision to incorporate some of this (including the 45 day deadline) into the Chair's guidelines for Tutorials.

--Bob Grow

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 12:39 PM
Subject: RE: [802SEC] March Tutorial slots -- filled


Tutorial slots are not to be filled on a first-come first-served basis. 

The chair's tutorial guidelines say "conflicts to be resolved by Executive Secretary and SEC chair based on most importance to 802". The tutorial guidelines don't state any timeframe for getting tutorial requests submitted, but I thought that there was a rule for that like 30 days before the plenary. Probably a tutorial request time limit should be added to the guidelines because then one knows when one has all the request and can balance importance if there are more requests then slots.

My interpretation of "most importance to 802" would mean that tutorials on subjects where 802 is about to make a decision (form a study group, forward PAR, forward to sponsor ballot, etc.) have a higher priority then general education.


-----Original Message-----
From: Rigsbee, Everett O []
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 11:57 AM
To: Paul Nikolich;; Roger B. Marks
Subject: RE: [802SEC] March Tutorial slots -- filled

Paul,  The slots are NOT full until we receive the official request forms and they are filled on a first-come first-served basis, so since Tony already has two slots on Monday someone is going to come up short unless all three remaining requests would be willing to take 1-hour slots on Tuesday and we do 3 back-to-back.  Another possibility would be to extend the time for Tuesday evening to accommodate all three requests, but some folks won't want/attend a late night slot.  Suggest we try 6-7:30, 7:30-9, and 9-10 in that case.  We'll do our best to accommodate all requests, but it would obviously help if folks could indicate if they could get by with a 1-hour slot.  

Thanx,  Buzz
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-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Nikolich [] 
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 6:50 AM
To:; Roger B. Marks
Subject: [802SEC] March Tutorial slots -- filled


It appears that the Monday and Tuesday tutorial slots will be filled in
March (in no particular order) :

    - 802 handoff-           -Roger Marks
    - mesh networking-    -Stuart Kerry
    - security-                  -Tony Jeffree
    - ultra wide band-      -Bob Heile

I have also had a request from the IEEE-SA staff (Judy Gorman and Karen
Rupp) to give an Overview of the IEEE-SA (see abstract below).

Since the tutorial slots are full, would anyone object to allocating
6:30PM-8:00PM on Thursday March 13th for this presentation?  Do you think a
reasonable number of people would attend?


--Paul Nikolich

IEEE Standards Association Overview ABSTRACT

With the aim of giving the IEEE 802 Plenary a useful and comprehensive view
of the full range of activities and responsibilities of the IEEE Standards
Association (IEEE-SA), the tutorial will:

q       Set the context for IEEE 802 within the IEEE and the IEEE-SA

q       Review the volunteer and staff organization of the IEEE-SA

q       Articulate and explain the IEEE-SA mission and key strategies

q       Describe scope of programs: membership, technical, governance, etc.

q       Explain the fundamentals of our resource allocations

q       Present current and future goals

q       Encourage Q&A