IEEE Project 802.16.3 Participation Guide
The IEEE 802.16 Working Group (WG) on Broadband Wireless Access Standards is developing Project 802.16.3 (P802.16.3) on Mobile Broadband Network Performance Measurements. On 29 July 2013, the 802.16 WG issued a Call for Participation in Project 802.16.3 to encourage further participation. Many individuals have responded and requested further information on participation.
Here are some participation basics:
IEEE 802.16 Working Group (WG)
- The IEEE 802.16 WG is developing the IEEE 802.16.3 project on Mobile Broadband Network Performance Measurements.
- Independently, the 802.16 WG has developed and is enhancing the WirelessMAN® air interface standards of IEEE 802.16 and 802.16.1 for wireless metropolitan area networks.
- P802.16.3 is separate from and independent of the WirelessMAN® air interface standards. The measurements being standardized in P802.16.3 are not specific for or dependent on IEEE 802.16 or 802.16.1.
- The IEEE 802.16 Working Group is a unit of the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee, the premier transnational forum for wired and wireless network standardization.
- Participants are expected to adhere to the IEEE-SA Patent Policy, disclosure of affiliation, and all other IEEE-SA policies.
Participation in the 802.16.3 Project
- The IEEE 802.16 WG operates in an open process. Everyone is welcome to participate. No invitation or approval is required. Note that neither IEEE nor IEEE-SA membership is a prerequisite.
- Progress is contribution-driven. This means that progress is contingent on detailed proposals brought to the group for discussion, revision, and agreement. No individual is responsible to develop the content of the draft standards or other group documents.
- Please note that successful participation inevitable relies on steady and continued participation.
- The IEEE 802.16 WG generally meets in six sessions a year.
- The IEEE 802.16 WG decided in July 2013 to move P802.16.3 to an electronic-based process that will allow participation without travel. A set of teleconferences has been scheduled. The project will continue to meet at WG sessions, with teleconference facilities available. Note that, in the future, teleconference scheduling may be varied to accommodate a range of participant preferences.
- The IEEE 802 rules and procedures apply.
- Membership and participation is free of charge; however, a registration fee is required to attend each face-to-face WG session. We intend to provide options for teleconference connectivity via Internet without telephone dial-up cost.
- Decisions are made on a consensus basis, with voting as appropriate. IEEE 802.16 WG Members are entitled to vote. Membership is attained on the basis of participation. Per the IEEE 802 Working Group Policies and Procedures, participation is related to session attendance. The membership policy will evolve accordance with the new electronic-based process, but the details are not yet decided. Per the Policies and Procedures, "Membership may be declared at the discretion of the WG Chair (e.g., for contributors by correspondence or other significant contributions to the WG)." The WG Chair intends to ensure that membership issues are not a barrier to cooperation.
- The NetMet (for "Network Metrology") email reflector is available as the mailing list for P802.16.3 discussions. Subscriptions are self-managed through the NetMet subscription manager. Subscribers can post to "firstname.lastname@example.org". The archives should be available in the IEEE 802.16 reflector archive.
Status of P802.16.3
Suggestions for new participants
- This page was originated on 2013-07-29.
- This page was revised on
and may be updated at any time.
For further information, contact:
Roger B. Marks
Chair, IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access Standards
About IEEE 802.16
The IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access Standards has developed and is enhancing the WirelessMAN® standards of IEEE 802.16 and 802.16.1 for wireless metropolitan area networks. It is also developing the IEEE 802.16.3 Project on Mobile Broadband Network Performance Measurements. The IEEE 802.16 Working Group is a unit of the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee, the premier transnational forum for wired and wireless network standardization. A list of IEEE 802.16 standards and drafts is available on-line, as is an archive of previous Session Reports. The IEEE 802.16 Interactive Calendar includes sessions and deadlines.