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[STDS-802-16] Fwd: [802SEC] Fwd: Call for Interest - M2M Standardization Task Force - IEEE involvement?

FYI. 802.16 is holding Session #73 that week.


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From: Geoff Thompson <>
Date: 24 March 2011 1:41:23 AM GMT+08:00
Subject: [802SEC] Fwd: Call for Interest - M2M Standardization Task Force - IEEE involvement?

I believe that the discussion on the M2M Standardization Task Force may be of interest to some of the WG Chairs, especially Heile.

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Subject: Call for Interest - M2M Standardization Task Force - IEEE involvement?
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 09:18:37 -0700 (PDT)
From: Alan J Weissberger <aweissberger@SBCGLOBAL.NET>
To: comsocscv-discussion@IEEE.ORG
CC: s.weinstein@IEEE.ORG

Two key points from Alain Louchez of Numerex:

o The M2M Standardization Task Force is for individuals who can represent their organizations (SDOs, IEEE, etc.) in various capacities.  It's not open to the general public

o TIA 2011 Conference is open to the public at large.

To the best of my knowledge, IEEE does not have a standards committee on M2M communications or devices with embedded communications capability..  Rather, existing IEEE standards committees (e.g. within IEEE 802) may have a M2M study group or task force.

IEEE’s interest in M2M: _

Alan Weissberger

  From: Louchez, Alain <>
  Subject: Urgent - M2M Standardization Task Force - IEEE
  To: "" <>
  Cc: "" <>, "Smith, Jeff O."
  <>, "''" <>
  Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 4:41 AM

  Dear Alan,

  Jeff Smith who gave a presentation at the /IEEE ComSoc NATEA SV
  workshop/ on M2M in Santa Clara last September suggested that you
  and IEEE ComSoc might be interested in the following important event
  in the area of M2M.

  The US Telecommunications Association (TIA) is hosting the first
  *Global Standards Collaboration Machine to Machine Standardization
  Task Force (MSTF)* meeting which will be held in Dallas on May 18th,
  2011.  The MSTF was created in Beijing, China in last September.    More information on the MSTF can be obtained at: /_Machine to

  I am the coordinator of the MSTF meeting.  Since the purpose of the
  MSTF is to provide a forum where work on M2M/Internet of Things
  standardization can be discussed in order to foster harmonization
  and avoid duplication of effort, it would be of great interest to
  the participants if we could benefit from the views of IEEE or other
  related groups.  We are in the process of finalizing the agenda and
  we would be extremely grateful if we could count on you (or someone
  delegated by you) as a speaker (15 mn) to share your group’s
  position on M2M/IoT standardization.

  The meeting will take place, during TIA 2011, which is a
  telecommunications-focused summit and exhibition show
  (_, at the following hotel:

  Gaylord Texan

  1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, Texas 76051

  Tel: +1.817.778.2000

  The special committee room rate can only be reserved online:

  Jeff Smith, Chair of TIA TR-50 Smart Device Communications
  Committee, was appointed Convenor of the MSTF.  Cheryl Blum, copied
  on this e-mail, is TIA Vice President for Technology and Business
  Development and in charge of standards at TIA (an update on TIA’s
  work on standards can be found here:

  Please let me know your interest and if you have questions.  You can
  reach me by email or phone at (1) 770-485-2639.

  Also, do not hesitate to circulate this invitation to other SDOs,
  consortia and fora that might have an interest in M2M (or related
  field) standardization.



  /Coordinator of the MSTF meeting/


  Click on the icon above to view the virtual brochure for TIA 2011
  (M2M is on page 20).

  / /

  *Alain Louchez *
  Vice President of Strategic Management

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