Since QoS is getting more and more attention in 802.11, 802.15, 802.16 and the Resilient Packet Ring Study Group, several people asked me to post some information about the study group that I was chairing on QoS and flow control. The study group was intended to become a task force or working group to establish a standard mechanism for QoS and flow control in IEEE 802 networks and be a focal point for IEEE QoS-related activities and standards.
However, at the time, it didn't seem like there was that much interest in the topic, especially in the Ethernet area (where throwing bandwidth at the problem seemed to satisfy a lot of people). There was no 802.15 or 802.16, and 802.11 wasn't looking at QoS at that time.
Now, 802.11, 802.15 and 802.16 are all looking into establishing QoS mechanisms. Also, the Resilient Packet Ring Study Group has QoS as one of the topics that should be addressed.
Based on the reuqests that I got, I'm attaching a presentation which gives an overview of the study group. More information about the study group activities, proposals that were made and minutes of the meetings are available upon request.
Please notice that since the study group is no longer active in the IEEE, the reflector no longer exists on the IEEE disks. UCR gracefully volunteered to host it for any further discussions on the topic. The reflector address is now at:
The reflector has about 140 subscribers who are interested, or at least interested in following any discussions on the topic.
Hope you find this information useful. If you need any additional information, or feel that I can provide some more assistance related to this, please let me know.
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General Info on QoS-FC study group.zip