IEEE P1076.1 Working Group Telco Meeting Minutes - February 13, 2013, 8am PST (15:00 GMT)

Status: draft.


  • Ernst Christen, Mentor Graphics (WG chair, meeting convener)
  • Zhichao Deng, Synopsys
  • David Smith, Synopsys
  • Alain Vachoux, EPFL (note taker)
  • Joan Woolery, IEEE-SA Staff Liaison

This was a web meeting.
The main discussion topics of the meeting are covered by the meeting slides.
The minutes complement the meeting slides.


  • Call to order
  • Approval of agenda
  • Administrative issues
    • Minutes of October 10, 2012 meeting
    • Review of IEEE patent policy
    • Working Group organization and plan
  • Next meeting
  • AOB
  • Adjourn

Call to order

Ernst opened the meeting and welcomed the attendees at 8:05am PST. The quorum has been reached (5 voting members, 4 participants with voting membership).

Approval of the agenda

Motion from David, seconded by Alain. No objection. No abstention. Agenda approved.

Administrative issues

Minutes of October 10, 2012 working group meeting
Motion from Alain, seconded by David. No objection. No abstention. Minutes approved.

Patent policy
Ernst summarized the IEEE patent policy and asked the attendees to visit the web site listed in the presentation to study it.

Working Group organization and plan
Last meeting did not lead to a conclusion. Ernst had the task to formulate the different options that were sketched at that time.
Main topics addressed in the discussion:

  • Joan expressed concerns about the proposed Operations Manual. Its content should be carefully reviewed to avoid any formal issue with IEEE AudCom.
  • The OM would be required since there is no possibility to add the new supporter status in the P&Ps.
  • The new proposed supporter status seems hard to be properly defined w.r.t. its rights and duties.
  • There is no urgent need to update the WG P&Ps to the new format made available in fall 2012.
  • Joan highlighted that in 2012, the expiration date for all standards was reset to December 31, 2018, or 10 years from the last maintenance action, whichever is later. The 1076.1 standard was revised in 2007, so its expiration date is December 31, 2018. The 1076.1 PAR ends December 31, 2015.
  • The minimum content of the future 1076.1 LRM is alignment with, and integration of, 1076-2008.
  • Several projects are relatively mature and could be integrated as well after an initial baselined LRM version becomes available, namely TDM, frequency-domain, and vector/matrix operations.
  • There is a need to find a technical editor for the new LRM.
  • Initial funding request did not yet lead to enough funding for the LRM work, but there is still some chance with a proper follow-up on no responses.
  • The entity membership option appears to be a too large organizational step for the WG for the moment. What the WG currently needs is active participation and possibly funding.
  • Joan mentioned that IEEE can help with a call for participation that could be of interest to at least three IEEE societies.

Finally, David made the following motion:
"Continue the WG as an organization without external funding. Issue a Call for Participation to find additional contributors, including a volunteer technical editor for the LRM."
Alain seconded. No objection. No abstention. Plan approved.

Next steps

Next regular working group telco will be on March 13, 2013 at 8am PDT (15:00 UTC, 16:00 CET).




Ernst thanked the participants and adjourned the meeting at 9:20am PST.

Topic attachments
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PDFpdf 130213_mtg_slides.pdf manage 58.8 K 2013-02-22 - 11:11 AlainVachoux Meeting slides of February 13, 2013
Topic revision: r3 - 2016-01-22 - 21:09:23 - ErnstChristen
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