IEEE 802 LMSC OFFICIAL TUTORIAL REQUEST FORM TUTORIAL SPONSOR (WG Chair): Stuart Kerry DATE SUBMITTED: January 19, 2004 Requester Name & Email: Fanny Mlinarsky, [email protected] 1. TITLE OF TUTORIAL: Wireless Performance Metrics 2. NAME OF PRESENTERS, THEIR AFFLIATIONS AND CONTACT INFO: Don Berry, Microsoft, [email protected] Jason Trachewsky, Broadcom, [email protected] Gerard Goubert, University of New Hampshire, [email protected] Bob Mandeville, Iometrix, [email protected] Fanny Mlinarsky, Azimuth Systems, [email protected] 3. ABSTRACT. The surge of wireless networking has been largely confined to the SOHO market, where performance has taken a second place to cost. The new target for the wireless industry is the lucrative enterprise market, where network performance translates into bottom-line advantage by directly impacting productivity. So, how well do 802.11 wireless networks support enterprise data and voice applications? Standard benchmarking techniques developed in the wired environment won’t give the right answer simply because protocols dealing with mobility and open air transmission do not exist in the wired world. The intricate 802.11 protocols call for a host of new metrics. A rough count shows that wireless metrics outnumber traditional metrics five to one. This tutorial will provide an overview of the work being done by the new WPP study group defining benchmarks to help the vendor and corporate end user community objectively characterize the performance and interoperability of 802.11 products in the dynamic and inherently unstable wireless environment. This work aims to give the corporate IT managers deploying wireless networks the same solid set of standard benchmarks that they have for Ethernet today. 4. ALLOCATED DAYS AND TIMES: (Please indicate your 1st and 2nd choices below. All tutorials are scheduled on a first come first basis). DAY/TIME: Enter 1 or 2: Monday Monday Tuesday Tuesday *Other: 6:30-8:00 p.m. [ 1 ] 8:00-9:30 p.m. [ ] 6:30-8:00 p.m. [ 2 ] 8:00-9:30 p.m. [ ] _______________ (*Must be approved by 802 Executive Committee) 5. DEADLINE DATE: All official tutorial request forms must be submitted at least 45 days prior to the start of the next IEEE 802 LMSC Plenary Meeting. Please refer to the future meetings list on the IEEE 802 Web Site at: http://grouper.ieee.org/groups/802/meeting/ 6. APPROVAL AND CONFIRMATION: All official tutorial requests must sent to Dawn Slykhouse at [email protected] for final approval and confirmation with copies to Buzz Rigsbee [email protected] and to Paul Nikolich. A confirmation of your request indicating time slot assigned will be sent within 10 days of your submission.