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stds-802-16: Invitation to Contribute MAC Proposal to 802.16.1

To:	Arun Arunachalam & Genzao Zhang
	Leonid Shousterman
	Scott Marin
	Carl Eklund, Juha Pihlaja, & Kari Rintanen
	Farid Elwailly
	James F. Mollenauer, Jay Klein, & Brian Petry
	Ray Sanders
	Phil Guillemette
	Allan Evans
	Glen Sater & Karl Stambaugh
	Willie Lu, Mohan Maghera, & Charles Bry

From:	Roger Marks, Chair, 802.16

Subj:	Invitation to Contribute MAC Proposal to 802.16.1 for Session #5

Based on the evaluation of your contribution at 802.16 Session #4 (see
<http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/802/16/docs/99/80216-99_13.pdf>), you
are invited to contribute a more detailed MAC proposal for 802.16 Session

The detailed Invitation to Contribute for Session #5 is available at

Please take careful note of the instructions therein. I particularly 
want to call your attention to the following:

*Joint proposals from multiple contributors are strongly encouraged.
*Proposals contributed jointly by several invitees will be offered
additional presentation time on the agenda.
*You are welcome to include additional uninvited co-submitters.
*You must Address each item in the "Medium Access Control" section of the
current draft "Outline of the 802.16.1 Air Interface Standard"
*Your proposal will be scored based on the MAC Evaluation Table (see
<http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/802/16/mac/docs/80216m-99_03.pdf> or
*You must include a copy of the Evaluation Table into which you have 
entered a response addressing each criterion.

802.16 is looking forward to receiving your contribution by the
deadline of December 24, 1999. Please prepare it using the Rev. 6 or
higher of the 802.16 Document Submission Template 
and email it to all of the following:

* 802.16 Chair Roger Marks <mailto:marks@nist.gov>
* 802.16.1 Co-Editor Brian Petry <mailto:Brian_Petry@3com.com>
* 802.16.1 Co-Editor Jim Mollenauer <mailto:jmollenauer@TechnicalStrategy.com>
* 802.16.1 MAC Task Group Chair Jung Yee <mailto:jyee@newbridge.com>

We realize that responding to this invitation will entail a large
effort on your part. However, detailed responses are critical in 
order for us to stay on schedule. I suggest that you seek partners 
who could help share the burden.

On behalf of all of 802.16, I congratulate you on your success in 
reaching this stage and acknowledge our appreciation of your past and 
future efforts.

Best Regards,


Dr. Roger B. Marks  <mailto:marks@nist.gov>           
Chair, IEEE 802.16 Working Group on Broadband Wireless Access
National Wireless Electronic Systems Testbed (N-WEST) <http://nwest.nist.gov>
National Institute of Standards and Technology/Boulder, CO
phone: 1-303-497-3037  fax: 1-303-497-7828