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FW: [802SEC] Coexistence "Call to Arms"

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Your start sounds good. I would suggest that, as soon as you feel you are some reasonable distance into it, you do a tutorial that (1) presents your work to a broad audience and (2) provides the opportunity for braod feedback without the overhead of a draft comment/review cycle.


At 01:02 AM 1/27/2003 -0500, wrote:

Hi Everyone,


This e-mail is primarily directed at the Wireless chairs, though everyone is welcome to comment.


Recently we have started a Coexistence TAG to deal with wireless coexistence issues.  Jim Lansford is doing a great job of Chairing that TAG, but he has been short handed, and bogged down with start up issues such as a charter and operating rules.  Coexistence topics seem to be a key bone of contention between wireless groups, and recently I ve heard a number of individuals complain that they really don t understand what is expected of a group regarding coexistence.  We need a Coexistence Guideline for 802.  Actually, such a guideline is a goal for 802.19 They just haven t had time to deal with it yet.  Given the number of coexistence related concerns I ve heard expressed recently, I feel that this cannot wait for the startup issues in 802.19 to get resolved.


Accordingly, I am going to try and jump start the process.  I plan to make a contribution (if it is mature enough and in scope) to Jim s group towards the end of the March plenary session as the basis for a coexistence guideline.  Since coexistence is a cross working group issue, I d really like input from all the Wireless groups to incorporate into this document (particularly from the leadership of these groups).   Accordingly, I m passing around (attached to this e-mail) an outline for a contribution to Jim s group that I hope will form the basis of a coexistence guideline.  Please provide any feedback you (or your WG) may have on this documents.  I will try to faithfully capture all the comments I receive.  I plan to organize an 802.0 level working session early in the March plenary on the coexistence guideline and present any comments / inputs I receive.  Stuart will also be working with me to organize this little session.  I hope to then take the output of that session and submit it to Jim s group for their review and comment.  Note that the Guideline should describe the inter-working group process to be followed and issues to be addressed.  It should be very top level, and not try to describe/recommend actual coexistence solutions.  It is process focused.  As such, I am hopeful that it will not be a very lengthy document, and that we will be able to get a working draft in place relatively quickly.


Anyway, this is my game plan at the moment.  I encourage comment from the SEC on both my plan, and the document.


Best Regards,





Matthew Sherman
Vice Chair, IEEE 802
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