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stds-802-16: Invitation to Ballot for P1802.16.1

[This invitation was issued to the ballot pool today.]

                          Invitation to Ballot

The IEEE Computer Society/Local and Metropolitan Area Networks Committee
and the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society
invite you to ballot on the following:

Title: Standard for Conformance to IEEE Standard 802.16 -  Part 1:
Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (PICS)
Proforma for 10-66 GHz WirelessMAN-SC Air Interface

Scope: This standard represents the Protocol Implementation
Conformance Statement (PICS) Proforma, per ISO/IEC Standard
9646-7 (1995) and ITU-T X.296, for conformance
specification of base stations and subscriber stations
based upon the WirelessMAN-SC (10-66 GHz) air interface
specified in IEEE Std 802.16.

Purpose: This document describes the capabilities and options within
the WirelessMAN-SC (10-66 GHz) air interface specified in
IEEE Std 802.16. It is to be completed by the supplier of a
product claiming to implement the protocol. It indicates
which capabilities and options have been implemented and
what limitations might prevent interworking. It allows a
customer of the product to evaluate its conformance and to
determine whether the product meets the customer's

If you are interested in participating in this electronic ballot, you must
respond by 2003-01-04, 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

Instructions for responding to this electronic Invitation to Ballot

This Invitation to Ballot is to advise you that a Sponsor Ballot will
be conducted in the near future on the existing or proposed Standard
that is referenced in the Title above.  The IEEE Standards Association
is seeking to determine whether you wish to participate in this
Sponsor Ballot.

1. Review the Title, Scope, and Purpose above to determine the subject
    matter of the Standard.

2. If you are *NOT interested* in participating in the Sponsor Ballot
    of this Standard, simply discard this e-mail.  No further action is
    required on your part.

3. If you *ARE interested* in participating in the Ballot, you must
    respond by filling out the web-based form at

Your Classification refers to your relationship to the subject matter of
this specific document (e.g., are you a User of this technology?).  If you
have a combination of interests (e.g., I am both a User and a Producer of
this technology), then you should select the General Interest
classification.  Other classifications may be added to meet RevCom
requirements of balance.


You must be a current IEEE-SA member to ballot, or pay a per-ballot fee.
Information on joining the IEEE Standards Association can be found at

To participate, you must have access to the World Wide Web to submit a
vote and comments, and to download the draft.  The draft is posted in
Adobe "PDF" document format and can be viewed online, or it can be
downloaded and printed if desired.  You will need a copy of Adobe's
Acrobat Reader (3.0 or higher) to view or print the draft. If you do not
have the program, it is freely available from Adobe at

Obligations and Responsibilities of Balloters

If you choose to participate in this electronic ballot, once the ballot
opens you will be provided the URLs for the subject document and the
ballot form.  You will typically have 30 days to review the document and
return the ballot with your vote.  The IEEE requires that a minimum of
75% of the balloting group return their ballots for the ballot to be
valid.  As such, by agreeing to participate in this ballot you have an
*obligation* to respond.

Failure to return a completed ballot may cause your name to be  removed
from the Invitation to Ballot list (i.e., the balloting pool), precluding
your receiving Invitations to participate in future Sponsor Ballots.

NOTE:  This obligation to respond described above does *not* apply to
Recirculation Ballots (an additional ballot of a document you have
previously voted on).  You only need to respond to a Recirculation Ballot
if you wish to change your initial vote.  If you do not respond to a
Recirculation Ballot, your last recorded vote will be carried forward.

The names of all voters will be listed in the front matter of the standard
when it is published.  No contact information or how you voted will be
included.  The paragraph above the balloting group listed will state: "The
following members of the balloting group voted on this standard.
may have voted for approval, disapproval, or abstention."

Any question regarding this e-mail should be sent to the
IEEE-SA Balloting Center at