Telecommunications and exchange between information technology systems -- Requirements for local and metropolitan area networks

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INTERNATIONAL ISO/IEC/
STANDARD IEEE
8802-1Q
Second edition
2020-08
Telecommunications and exchange
between information technology
systems — Requirements for local and
metropolitan area networks —
Part 1Q:
Bridges and bridged networks
Télécommunications et échange entre systèmes informatiques —
Exigences pour les réseaux locaux et métropolitains —
Partie 1Q: Ponts et réseaux pontés
Reference number
ISO/IEC/IEEE 8802-1Q:2020(E)
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IEEE Std 802.1Q™-2018
(Revision of
IEEE Std 802.1Q-2014)
IEEE Standard for 
Local and Metropolitan Area Networks—
Bridges and Bridged Networks
Sponsor
LAN/MAN Standards Committee 
of the
IEEE Computer Society
Approved 7 May 2018
IEEE-SA Standards Board
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ISO/IEC/IEEE 8802-1Q:2020(E)

Abstract: This standard specifies how the Media Access Control (MAC) Service is supported by

Bridged Networks, the principles of operation of those networks, and the operation of MAC Bridge s

and VLAN Bridges, including management, protocols, and algorithms. 

Keywords: Bridged Network, IEEE 802.1Q™, LAN, local area network, MAC Bridge, metropolitan

area network, MSTP, Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol, RSTP, PBN,

Provider Bridged Network, Shortest Path Bridging Protocol, SPB Protocol, Time-Sensitive

Networking, TSN, Virtual Bridged Network, virtual LAN, VLAN Bridge
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Working Group had the following membership:
Glenn Parsons, Chair
John Messenger, Vice Chair, Chair of Maintenance Task Group, Editor
Craig Gunther
Ralf Assmann Karen Randall
Shenghua Bao Marina Gutierrez Maximilian Riegel
Gordon Bechtel Stephen Haddock Jessy Rouyer
Jens Bierschenk Mark Hantel Soheil Samii
Steinar Bjornstad Marc Holness Atsushi Sato
Christian Boiger Lokesh Kabra Frank Schewe
Paul Bottorff Michael Karl Mick Seaman
Stephan Kehrer
Radhakrishna Canchi Johannes Specht
David Chen Hajime Koto Patricia Thaler
Feng Chen Yizhou Li Paul Unbehagen
Weiying Cheng Christophe Mangin Hao Wang
Scott Mansfield Tongtong Wang
Paul Congdon
Rodney Cummings James McIntosh Xinyuan Wang
Hesham Elbakoury Robert Moskowitz Karl Weber
János Farkas Tero Mustala Brian Weis
Norman Finn Tomoki Ohsawa Jordon Woods
Mickael Fontaine Donald R. Pannell Takahiro Yamaura
Geoffrey Garner Walter Pienciak Xiang Yu
Michael Potts
Eric W. Gray Nader Zein
Wei Qiu

The following members of the individual balloting committee voted on this standard. Balloters may have

voted for approval, disapproval, or abstention.
Thomas Alexander Mark Hantel John Messenger
Butch Anton Marco Hernandez Michael Montemurro
Guido Hiertz
Stefan Aust Charles Moorwood
Gordon Bechtel Werner Hoelzl Michael Newman
Harry Bims Rita Horner Nicks A. Nikjoo
Steinar Bjørnstad David Hunter Paul Nikolich
Christian Boiger C. Huntley Robert O’Hara
Nancy Bravin Noriyuki Ikeuchi Satoshi Obara
Demetrio Bucaneg Sergiu Iordanescu Bansi Patel
Osamu Ishida
William Byrd Arumugam Paventhan
Juan Carreon Atsushi Ito Clinton Powell
David Chalupsky Raj Jain Alon Regev
Keith Chow Tony Jeffree Maximilian Riegel
Sangkwon Jeong
Charles Cook Robert Robinson
Rodney Cummings Piotr Karocki Reinhard Schrage
Patrick Diamond Stuart Kerry Mick Seaman
Richard Doyle Yongbum Kim Takeshi Shimizu
Sourav Dutta Jeff Koftinoff Veselin Skendzic
Donald Eastlake Jouni Korhonen Daniel Smith
János Farkas Hyeong Ho Lee Thomas Starai
John Lemon
Norman Finn Walter Struppler
Michael Fischer James Lepp Mark-Rene Uchida
Avraham Freedman Jon Lewis Lorenzo Vangelista
Matthias Fritsche Arthur H. Light George Vlantis
Elvis Maculuba Khurram Waheed
Yukihiro Fujimoto
Eric W. Gray Roger Marks Stephen Webb
Randall Groves Arthur Marris Karl Weber
Michael Gundlach Jeffery Masters Andreas Wolf
Craig Gunther Brett McClellan Michael D. Wright
Stephen Haddock Michael McInnis Oren Yuen
Mark Hamilton Richard Mellitz Zhen Zhou
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ISO/IEC/IEEE 8802-1Q:2020(E)

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membership:
Jean-Philippe Faure, Chair
Gary Hoffman, Vice Chair
John D. Kulick, Past Chair
Konstantinos Karachalios, Secretary
Ted Burse Xiaohui Liu Robby Robson
Guido R. Hiertz Kevin Lu Dorothy Stanley
Christel Hunter Mehmet Ulema
Daleep Mohla
Joseph L. Koepfinger* Andrew Myles Phil Wennblom
Thomas Koshy Paul Nikolich Philip Winston
Howard Wolfman
Hung Ling Ronald C. Petersen
Annette D. Reilly Jingyi Zhou
Dong Liu
*Member Emeritus
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Historical participants

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Officers at the time of
IEEE 802.1Q Standard Date approved by IEEE
Working Group Letter Ballot
William P. Lidinsky, Chair
8 December 1998
IEEE Std 802.1Q-1998
Mick Seaman, Chair, Interworking Task
Group
Tony Jeffree, Coordinating Editor
Anil Rijsinghani, Richard Hausmann,
Michele Wright, Paul Langille, 
P. J. Singh, Editorial Team
Tony Jeffree, Chair
17 March 2001
IEEE Std 802.1u-2001
Neil Jarvis, Vice Chair
Mick Seaman, Chair, Interworking Task
Group
Tony Jeffree, Chair
17 March 2001
IEEE Std 802.1v-2001
Neil Jarvis, Vice Chair
Mick Seaman, Chair, Interworking Task
Group
David Delany, Editor
Andrew Smith, Editor
Tony Jeffree, Chair
11 December 2002
IEEE Std 802.1s-2002
Neil Jarvis, Vice Chair
Mick Seaman, Chair, Interworking Task
Group
Norman W. Finn, Editor
Tony Jeffree, Chair
28 March 2005
IEEE Std 802.1ad-2005
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Mick Seaman, Chair, Interworking Task
Group
Stephen R. Haddock, Editor
Tony Jeffree, Chair and Editor
7 December 2005
IEEE Std 802.1Q-2005
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Mick Seaman, Chair, Interworking Task
Group
Tony Jeffree, Chair and Editor
22 March 2007
IEEE Std 802.1ak-2007
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Mick Seaman, Chair, Interworking Task
Group
Tony Jeffree, Chair
27 September 2007
IEEE Std 802.1ag-2007
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Stephen R. Haddock, Chair,
Interworking Task Group
Norman W. Finn, Editor-in-Chief
David V. Elie-Dit-Cosaque, Dinesh
Mohan, Oscar Rodriguez, and Ali
Sajassi, Assistant Editors
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IEEE 802.1Q Standard
Officers at the time of
Date approved by IEEE
Working Group Letter Ballot
Tony Jeffree, Chair
12 June 2008
IEEE Std 802.1ah-2008
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Stephen R. Haddock, Chair,
Interworking Task Group
Paul Bottorff, Stephen Haddock, and
Muneyoshi Suzuki, Editors
Tony Jeffree, Chair and Editor
26 September 2008
IEEE Std 802.1Q-2005/
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Cor-1-2008
Stephen R. Haddock, Chair,
Interworking Task Group
Tony Jeffree, Chair
10 December 2008
IEEE Std 802.1ap-2008
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Stephen R. Haddock, Chair,
Interworking Task Group
Glenn Parsons, Editor
David Levi, Assistant Editor
Tony Jeffree, Chair
17 June2009
IEEE Std 802.1Qaw-2009
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Stephen R. Haddock, Chair,
Interworking Task Group
Linda Dunbar, Editor
Tony Jeffree, Chair
17 June2009
IEEE Std 802.1Qay-2009
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Stephen R. Haddock, Chair,
Interworking Task Group
Panagiotis Saltsidis, Editor
Tony Jeffree, Chair
9 December 2009
IEEE Std 802.1aj-2009
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Stephen R. Haddock, Chair,
Interworking Task Group
John Messenger, Editor
Brian Hassink, MIB Editor
Tony Jeffree, Chair and Editor
9 November 2009
IEEE Std 802.1Qav-2009
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Michael Johas Teener, Chair, Audio
Video Bridging Task Group
Tony Jeffree, Chair
25 March 2010
IEEE Std 802.1Qau-2010
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Patricia Thaler, Chair, Data Center
BridgingTask Group
Norman W. Finn, Editor
Tony Jeffree, Chair
30 September 2010
IEEE Std 802.1Qat-2010
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Michael Johas Teener, Chair, Audio
Video Bridging Task Group
Craig Gunther, Editor
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IEEE 802.1Q Standard
Officers at the time of
Date approved by IEEE
Working Group Letter Ballot
Tony Jeffree, Chair and Editor
16 May 2011
IEEE Std 802.1Q-2011
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Stephen Haddock, Chair, Interworking
Task Group
Tony Jeffree, Chair
16 June 2011
IEEE Std 802.1Qbe-2011
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Stephen Haddock, Chair, Interworking
Task Group
Norman Finn, Editor
Tony Jeffree, Chair
16 June 2011
IEEE Std 802.1Qbc-2011
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Stephen Haddock, Chair, Interworking
Task Group
Thomas Mack-Crane, Editor
Tony Jeffree, Chair
16 June 2011
IEEE Std 802.1Qbb-2011
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Patricia Thaler, Chair, Data Center
Bridging Task Group
Claudio DeSanti, Editor
Tony Jeffree, Chair
16 June 2011
IEEE Std 802.1Qaz-2011
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Patricia Thaler, Chair, Data Center
Bridging Task Group
Craig W. Carlson, Editor
Tony Jeffree, Chair
7 December 2011
IEEE Std 802.1Qbf-2011
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Stephen Haddock, Chair, Interworking
Task Group
Robert Sultan, Editor
Tony Jeffree, Chair
29 March 2012
IEEE Std 802.1aq-2012
Glenn Parsons, Vice Chair
Stephen Haddock, Chair, Interworking
Task Group
Donald Fedyk and Mick Seaman,
Editors
Tony Jeffree, Chair and Editor
14 May 2012
IEEE Std 802.1Qbg-2012
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Patricia Thaler, Chair, Data Center
Bridging Task Group
Paul Bottorff, Editor, Clauses 12 and 17
Tony Jeffree, Chair and Editor
19 October 2012
IEEE Std 802.1Q-2011/
Glenn Parsons, Vice Chair and Chair,
Cor-2-2012
Maintenance Task Group
Tony Jeffree, Chair
27 March 2014
IEEE Std 802.1Qbp-2014
Glenn Parsons, Vice Chair
Stephen Haddock, Chair, Interworking
Task Group
Ben Mack-Crane, Editor
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IEEE 802.1Q Standard
Officers at the time of
Date approved by IEEE
Working Group Letter Ballot
Tony Jeffree, Chair and Editor
9 February 2004
IEEE Std 802.1D-2004
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Mick Seaman, Chair, Interworking Task
Group and Editor
Glenn Parsons, Chair
3 November 2014
IEEE Std 802.1D-2004
John Messenger, Vice-Chair
Tony Jeffree, Editor
Stephen Haddock, Chair, Interworking
Task Group
Glenn Parsons, Chair
16 February 2015
IEEE Std 802.1Qcd-2015
John Messenger, Vice Chair
Patricia Thaler, Chair, Data Center
Bridging Task Group
Eric Multanen, Editor
Glenn Parsons, Chair
3 September 2015
IEEE Std 802.1Qca-2015
John Messenger, Vice-Chair
János Farkas, Editor
Stephen Haddock, Chair, Interworking
Task Group
Glenn Parsons, Chair
5 December 2015
IEEE Std 802.1Q-2014/
John Messenger, Vice-Chair and Chair,
Cor 1-2015
Maintenance Task Group
Tony Jeffree, Editor
Glenn Parsons, Chair
5 December 2015
IEEE Std 802.1Qbv-2015
John Messenger, Vice-Chair
Michael Johas Teener, Chair, Time Sen-
sitive Networking Task Group
Tony Jeffree, Editor
Glenn Parsons, Chair
30 June 2016
IEEE Std 802.1Qbu-2016
John Messenger, Vice-Chair
Michael Johas Teener, Chair, Time Sen-
sitive Networking Task Group
Tony Jeffree, Editor
Glenn Parsons, Chair
30 June 2016
IEEE Std 802.1Qbz-2016
John Messenger, Vice-Chair
Michael Johas Teener, Chair, Time Sen-
sitive Networking Task Group
Norm Finn, Editor
Glenn Parsons, Chair
14 February 2017
IEEE Std 802.1Qci-2017
John Messenger, Vice-Chair
János Farkas, Chair, Time Sensitive
Networking Task Group
Tony Jeffree, Editor
Glenn Parsons, Chair
15 May 2017
IEEE Std 802.1Qch-2017
John Messenger, Vice-Chair
János Farkas, Chair, Time Sensitive
Networking Task Group
Tony Jeffree, Editor
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STANDARD IEEE/FDIS
8802-1Q
ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 6
Telecommunications and exchange
Secretariat: KATS
between information technology
Voting begins on:
2019-12-16 systems — Requirements for local and
metropolitan area networks —
Voting terminates on:
2020-05-04
Part 1Q:
Bridges and bridged networks
Télécommunications et échange entre systèmes informatiques —
Exigences pour les réseaux locaux et métropolitains —
Partie 1Q: Ponts et réseaux pontés
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IEEE Std 802.1Q™-2018
(Revision of
IEEE Std 802.1Q-2014)
IEEE Standard for 
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Bridges and Bridged Networks
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Abstract: This standard specifies how the Media Access Control (MAC) Service is supported by

Bridged Networks, the principles of operation of those networks, and the operation of MAC Bridge s

and VLAN Bridges, including management, protocols, and algorithms. 

Keywords: Bridged Network, IEEE 802.1Q™, LAN, local area network, MAC Bridge, metropolitan

area network, MSTP, Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol, Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol, RSTP, PBN,

Provider Bridged Network, Shortest Path Bridging Protocol, SPB Protocol, Time-Sensitive

Networking, TSN, Virtual Bridged Network, virtual LAN, VLAN Bridge
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Glenn Parsons, Chair
John Messenger, Vice Chair, Chair of Maintenance Task Group, Editor
Craig Gunther
Ralf Assmann Karen Randall
Shenghua Bao Marina Gutierrez Maximilian Riegel
Gordon Bechtel Stephen Haddock Jessy Rouyer
Jens Bierschenk Mark Hantel Soheil Samii
Steinar Bjornstad Marc Holness Atsushi Sato
Christian Boiger Lokesh Kabra Frank Schewe
Paul Bottorff Michael Karl Mick Seaman
Stephan Kehrer
Radhakrishna Canchi Johannes Specht
David Chen Hajime Koto Patricia Thaler
Feng Chen Yizhou Li Paul Unbehagen
Weiying Cheng Christophe Mangin Hao Wang
Scott Mansfield Tongtong Wang
Paul Congdon
Rodney Cummings James McIntosh Xinyuan Wang
Hesham Elbakoury Robert Moskowitz Karl Weber
János Farkas Tero Mustala Brian Weis
Norman Finn Tomoki Ohsawa Jordon Woods
Mickael Fontaine Donald R. Pannell Takahiro Yamaura
Geoffrey Garner Walter Pienciak Xiang Yu
Michael Potts
Eric W. Gray Nader Zein
Wei Qiu

The following members of the individual balloting committee voted on this standard. Balloters may have

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Butch Anton Marco Hernandez Michael Montemurro
Guido Hiertz
Stefan Aust Charles Moorwood
Gordon Bechtel Werner Hoelzl Michael Newman
Harry Bims Rita Horner Nicks A. Nikjoo
Steinar Bjørnstad David Hunter Paul Nikolich
Christian Boiger C. Huntley Robert O’Hara
Nancy Bravin Noriyuki Ikeuchi Satoshi Obara
Demetrio Bucaneg Sergiu Iordanescu Bansi Patel
Osamu Ishida
William Byrd Arumugam Paventhan
Juan Carreon Atsushi Ito Clinton Powell
David Chalupsky Raj Jain Alon Regev
Keith Chow Tony Jeffree Maximilian Riegel
Sangkwon Jeong
Charles Cook Robert Robinson
Rodney Cummings Piotr Karocki Reinhard Schrage
Patrick Diamond Stuart Kerry Mick Seaman
Richard Doyle Yongbum Kim Takeshi Shimizu
Sourav Dutta Jeff Koftinoff Veselin Skendzic
Donald Eastlake Jouni Korhonen Daniel Smith
János Farkas Hyeong Ho Lee Thomas Starai
John Lemon
Norman Finn Walter Struppler
Michael Fischer James Lepp Mark-Rene Uchida
Avraham Freedman Jon Lewis Lorenzo Vangelista
Matthias Fritsche Arthur H. Light George Vlantis
Elvis Maculuba Khurram Waheed
Yukihiro Fujimoto
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Randall Groves Arthur Marris Karl Weber
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Craig Gunther Brett McClellan Michael D. Wright
Stephen Haddock Michael McInnis Oren Yuen
Mark Hamilton Richard Mellitz Zhen Zhou
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membership:
Jean-Philippe Faure, Chair
Gary Hoffman, Vice Chair
John D. Kulick, Past Chair
Konstantinos Karachalios, Secretary
Ted Burse Xiaohui Liu Robby Robson
Guido R. Hiertz Kevin Lu Dorothy Stanley
Christel Hunter Mehmet Ulema
Daleep Mohla
Joseph L. Koepfinger* Andrew Myles Phil Wennblom
Thomas Koshy Paul Nikolich Philip Winston
Howard Wolfman
Hung Ling Ronald C. Petersen
Annette D. Reilly Jingyi Zhou
Dong Liu
*Member Emeritus
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Historical participants

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Officers at the time of
IEEE 802.1Q Standard Date approved by IEEE
Working Group Letter Ballot
William P. Lidinsky, Chair
8 December 1998
IEEE Std 802.1Q-1998
Mick Seaman, Chair, Interworking Task
Group
Tony Jeffree, Coordinating Editor
Anil Rijsinghani, Richard Hausmann,
Michele Wright, Paul Langille, 
P. J. Singh, Editorial Team
Tony Jeffree, Chair
17 March 2001
IEEE Std 802.1u-2001
Neil Jarvis, Vice Chair
Mick Seaman, Chair, Interworking Task
Group
Tony Jeffree, Chair
17 March 2001
IEEE Std 802.1v-2001
Neil Jarvis, Vice Chair
Mick Seaman, Chair, Interworking Task
Group
David Delany, Editor
Andrew Smith, Editor
Tony Jeffree, Chair
11 December 2002
IEEE Std 802.1s-2002
Neil Jarvis, Vice Chair
Mick Seaman, Chair, Interworking Task
Group
Norman W. Finn, Editor
Tony Jeffree, Chair
28 March 2005
IEEE Std 802.1ad-2005
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Mick Seaman, Chair, Interworking Task
Group
Stephen R. Haddock, Editor
Tony Jeffree, Chair and Editor
7 December 2005
IEEE Std 802.1Q-2005
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Mick Seaman, Chair, Interworking Task
Group
Tony Jeffree, Chair and Editor
22 March 2007
IEEE Std 802.1ak-2007
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Mick Seaman, Chair, Interworking Task
Group
Tony Jeffree, Chair
27 September 2007
IEEE Std 802.1ag-2007
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Stephen R. Haddock, Chair,
Interworking Task Group
Norman W. Finn, Editor-in-Chief
David V. Elie-Dit-Cosaque, Dinesh
Mohan, Oscar Rodriguez, and Ali
Sajassi, Assistant Editors
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IEEE 802.1Q Standard
Officers at the time of
Date approved by IEEE
Working Group Letter Ballot
Tony Jeffree, Chair
12 June 2008
IEEE Std 802.1ah-2008
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Stephen R. Haddock, Chair,
Interworking Task Group
Paul Bottorff, Stephen Haddock, and
Muneyoshi Suzuki, Editors
Tony Jeffree, Chair and Editor
26 September 2008
IEEE Std 802.1Q-2005/
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Cor-1-2008
Stephen R. Haddock, Chair,
Interworking Task Group
Tony Jeffree, Chair
10 December 2008
IEEE Std 802.1ap-2008
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Stephen R. Haddock, Chair,
Interworking Task Group
Glenn Parsons, Editor
David Levi, Assistant Editor
Tony Jeffree, Chair
17 June2009
IEEE Std 802.1Qaw-2009
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Stephen R. Haddock, Chair,
Interworking Task Group
Linda Dunbar, Editor
Tony Jeffree, Chair
17 June2009
IEEE Std 802.1Qay-2009
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Stephen R. Haddock, Chair,
Interworking Task Group
Panagiotis Saltsidis, Editor
Tony Jeffree, Chair
9 December 2009
IEEE Std 802.1aj-2009
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Stephen R. Haddock, Chair,
Interworking Task Group
John Messenger, Editor
Brian Hassink, MIB Editor
Tony Jeffree, Chair and Editor
9 November 2009
IEEE Std 802.1Qav-2009
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Michael Johas Teener, Chair, Audio
Video Bridging Task Group
Tony Jeffree, Chair
25 March 2010
IEEE Std 802.1Qau-2010
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Patricia Thaler, Chair, Data Center
BridgingTask Group
Norman W. Finn, Editor
Tony Jeffree, Chair
30 September 2010
IEEE Std 802.1Qat-2010
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Michael Johas Teener, Chair, Audio
Video Bridging Task Group
Craig Gunther, Editor
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IEEE 802.1Q Standard
Officers at the time of
Date approved by IEEE
Working Group Letter Ballot
Tony Jeffree, Chair and Editor
16 May 2011
IEEE Std 802.1Q-2011
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Stephen Haddock, Chair, Interworking
Task Group
Tony Jeffree, Chair
16 June 2011
IEEE Std 802.1Qbe-2011
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Stephen Haddock, Chair, Interworking
Task Group
Norman Finn, Editor
Tony Jeffree, Chair
16 June 2011
IEEE Std 802.1Qbc-2011
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Stephen Haddock, Chair, Interworking
Task Group
Thomas Mack-Crane, Editor
Tony Jeffree, Chair
16 June 2011
IEEE Std 802.1Qbb-2011
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Patricia Thaler, Chair, Data Center
Bridging Task Group
Claudio DeSanti, Editor
Tony Jeffree, Chair
16 June 2011
IEEE Std 802.1Qaz-2011
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Patricia Thaler, Chair, Data Center
Bridging Task Group
Craig W. Carlson, Editor
Tony Jeffree, Chair
7 December 2011
IEEE Std 802.1Qbf-2011
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Stephen Haddock, Chair, Interworking
Task Group
Robert Sultan, Editor
Tony Jeffree, Chair
29 March 2012
IEEE Std 802.1aq-2012
Glenn Parsons, Vice Chair
Stephen Haddock, Chair, Interworking
Task Group
Donald Fedyk and Mick Seaman,
Editors
Tony Jeffree, Chair and Editor
14 May 2012
IEEE Std 802.1Qbg-2012
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Patricia Thaler, Chair, Data Center
Bridging Task Group
Paul Bottorff, Editor, Clauses 12 and 17
Tony Jeffree, Chair and Editor
19 October 2012
IEEE Std 802.1Q-2011/
Glenn Parsons, Vice Chair and Chair,
Cor-2-2012
Maintenance Task Group
Tony Jeffree, Chair
27 March 2014
IEEE Std 802.1Qbp-2014
Glenn Parsons, Vice Chair
Stephen Haddock, Chair, Interworking
Task Group
Ben Mack-Crane, Editor
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IEEE 802.1Q Standard
Officers at the time of
Date approved by IEEE
Working Group Letter Ballot
Tony Jeffree, Chair and Editor
9 February 2004
IEEE Std 802.1D-2004
Paul Congdon, Vice Chair
Mick Seaman, Chair, Interworking Task
Group and Editor
Glenn Parsons, Chair
3 November 2014
IEEE Std 802.1D-2004
John Messenger, Vice-Chair
Tony Jeffree, Editor
Stephen Haddock, Chair, Interworking
Task Group
Glenn Parsons, Chair
16 February 2015
IEEE Std 802.1Qcd-2015
John Messenger, Vice Chair
Patricia Thaler, Chair, Data Center
Bridging Task Group
Eric Multanen, Editor
Glenn Parsons, Chair
3 September 2015
IEEE Std 802.1Qca-2015
John Messenger, Vice-Chair
János Farkas, Editor
Stephen Haddock, Chair, Interworking
Task Group
Glenn Parsons, Chair
5 December 2015
IEEE Std 802.1Q-2014/
John Messenger, Vice-Chair and Chair,
Cor 1-2015
Maintenance Task Group
Tony Jeffree, Editor
Glenn Parsons, Chair
5 December 2015
IEEE Std 802.1Qbv-2015
John Messenger, Vice-Chair
Michael Johas Teener, Chair, Time Sen-
sitive Networking Task Group
Tony Jeffree, Editor
Glenn Parsons, Chair
30 June 2016
IEEE Std 802.1Qbu-2016
John Messenger, Vice-Chair
Michael Johas Teener, Chair, Time Sen-
sitive Networking Task Group
Tony Jeffree, Editor
Glenn Parsons, Chair
30 June 2016
IEEE Std 802.1Qbz-2016
John Messenger, Vice-Chair
Michael Johas Teener, Chair, Time Sen-
sitive Networking Task Group
Norm Finn, Editor
Glenn Parsons, Chair
14 February 2017
IEEE Std 802.1Qci-2017
John Messenger, Vice-Chair
János Farkas, Chair, Time Sensitive
Networking Task Group
Tony Jeffree, Editor
Glenn Parsons, Chair
15 May 2017
IEEE Std 802.1Qch-2017
John Messenger, Vice-Chair
János Farkas, Chair, Time Sensitive
Networking Task Group
Tony Jeffree, Editor
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