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

Pat,  I would certainly agree that our 802 Guidelines have not kept pace with our other progress.  When we approved the "Official Tutorial Request Form" the additional guidelines were included as instructions on the form itself.  The advance notice requirement is called out at 45-days prior to Monday of the meeting and the first-come first-serve rules is mentioned as well.  Clearly when there is a case of over subscription for the slots available, the Chair and the Executive Secretary have some discretion to decide priorities based on relative importance to 802, but that can lead to a rather slippery slope where there is not a clearly distinctive differentiation.  With the exception of the IEEE-SA sales pitch (or the Karen & Judy Show, as Howard calls it) I would be loathe to try to choose between our current candidates based on "importance to 802."  They are all important and what is most important would certainly depend upon your personal point of view.  

Thanx,  Buzz
Dr. Everett O. (Buzz) Rigsbee
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-----Original Message-----
From: [] 
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 12:39 PM
To: Rigsbee, Everett O;;;
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
Dr. Everett O. (Buzz) Rigsbee
Boeing - SSG
PO Box 3707, M/S: 7M-FM
Seattle, WA  98324-2207
(425) 865-2443    Fx: (425) 865-6721

-----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