IEEE-SA Standards Board Resolutions

Responsible for coordinating the development, publication and revision of IEEE standards.


March 2015

If PatCom or the SASB becomes aware of an asserted potential essential patent claim for which an Accepted LoA (on the IEEE-SA Standards Board approved patent letter of assurance form) is not on file, the information will be shared with the relevant Sponsor(s) and Working Group.

The participants in the development of the standards project at issue should be cognizant of the fact that there is not such an Accepted LoA on file, and that the SASB will take that fact into account when determining whether or not to approve a standard. Accordingly, such participants may wish to consider alternative technologies.

In addition, the SASB reserves the right to withdraw an approved standard should it be determined that market implementation is being hindered by the assertion of essential patent claims in the absence of an Accepted LoA.

The IEEE-SA Standards Board directs PatCom to create an FAQ addressing the above resolution.

Any future requests to PatCom for consideration of whether the IEEE-SA Standards Board should approve P802.11ah notwithstanding the fact that there is an asserted potential essential patent claim for which an Accepted LoA (on the IEEE-SA Standards Board approved patent letter of assurance form) is not on file shall be referred to the IEEE-SA Standards Board.

August 2014

RESOLVED, that the Standards Association Standards Board (the “Board”) hereby acknowledges and accepts the report of the Patent Committee with respect to the modification of Section 6 of the Bylaws of the Board in the form attached hereto as Exhibit I and hereinafter referred to as “Draft 39”; and it is
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board hereby approves the modifications to Section 6 of the Bylaws of the Board as set forth in Draft 39; and it is
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board, in accordance with Clause 5.1 of the IEEE Standards Association Operations Manual, hereby recommends that the Standards Association Board of Governors approve Draft 39, with such modifications as the Board of Governors deems necessary, advisable, and/or appropriate, and subject to the receipt of a favorable Business Review Letter from the United States Department of Justice.

The SASB approved the creation of a new Type 2 SCC – Transportation – with the following scope:
Lead the coordination of IEEE standardization activities for technologies related to transportation, especially in the areas of connected vehicles, autonomous/automated vehicles, inter- and intra-vehicle communications, and other types of transportation electrification. These technologies include but are not limited to Mobile Apps, Sensor Networks, and Communications that allow human to vehicle, vehicle to vehicle, vehicle to infrastructure, vehicle to platform, and vehicle to everything exchange of information and data. Where standardization needs exist, the SCC will develop guides, recommended practices, standards, and common definitions of terms.

June 2014

The SASB officially recognized the IEEE Technical Activities Board/Technical Committee on RFID Standards Committee, to be abbreviated as TAB/CRFID, as an official Sponsor.

March 2014

AudCom will inform Sponsors and Committees that all P&Ps submitted on or before 15 May 2014 may use either the 2012 or 2013 Baseline documents, and that all P&Ps submitted 16 May or after shall use the 2013 Baseline documents.

December 2013

The SASB officially recognized the Electron Devices Society/Microelectromechanical Systems Standards Development Committee, to be abbreviated as ED/MEMS, as an official Sponsor, in accordance with IEEE-SASB Bylaws clause 5.2.2, bullet d).

August 2013

The SASB officially recognized the Voting Systems Standards Committee of the Computer Society, to be abbreviated as C/VSSC, as an official Sponsor, in accordance with IEEE-SASB Bylaws clause 5.2.2, bullet d).

March 2013

With the exception of IEEE 1680 related appeals, the SASB suspends consideration of any current or future requests relating to IEEE EASC activities until working groups for its open PARs are formed and work begins using the Policies and Procedures supplied by the SASB in December 2012.

The SASB approved the Administrative Withdrawal of the Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society’s Policies and Procedures due to the lack of progress since expiration of their existing Policies and Procedures.

December 2012

The SASB directed that the C/EASC WG P&P, as revised by the SASB, be used immediately by all EASC working groups for at least one year.

An SASB Oversight Committee for C/EASC activities will be created by the SASB Chair and serve until disbanded. The Oversight Committee will conduct elections for new working group officers for all C/EASC WGs, in accordance with the C/EASC WG P&P.

June 2012

The SASB disbanded the SASB Oversight Committee and approved DySPAN-SC as a Sponsor.

Pending the approval of DySPAN-SC P&Ps, DySPAN-SC shall operate using the existing COMSOC-SB P&Ps, with the substitution of DySPAN-SC in the places where COMSOC Standards Board is referred to as the Sponsor.

The P1900.X projects were transferred from COMSOC-SB to DySPAN-SC.

December 2011

The SASB officially recognized the Power Line Communications Standards Committee of the Communications Society, to be abbreviated as COM/PLC, as an official Sponsor, in accordance with IEEE-SASB Bylaws clause 5.2.2, bullet d).

The SASB approved the request that the following projects, sponsored by ComSoc, be transferred to COM/PLC as they deal with PLC related topics:

  • IEEE 1901™
  • P1901.2™
  • P1905.1™
  • P1909.1™
  • IEEE 1775™ - Co-sponsored with PES
June 2011

The SASB SCC41/1900.4 Oversight Committee is authorized to share appropriate information, in confidence, with the COMSOC Standards Board to assist with its integration of DySPAN activities into COMSOC.

March 2011

Whereas the Communications Society Standards Board is currently the Sponsor for all projects previously sponsored by SCC41, the SASB decided that consideration of the establishment of DySPAN-SC as a Sponsor be deferred until the Standards Board is satisfied that the proposed Sponsor will operate in a fair and open manner and perform proper oversight of its projects.

December 2010

The SASB is satisfied with the operations of SCC41, and therefore new PARs may be submitted and approved. The SASB therefore removes the prohibition of new PARs for SCC41. The SASB expects that the process changes implemented in order to comply with the previous resolutions will continue to be observed. The SASB also approves the continued authorization of an oversight committee with the retention of any powers previously granted to the committee.

The SASB authorizes that all activities of SCC41 be transferred to the Communication Society Standards Board and that SCC41 be disbanded. As indicated by ComSoc, the ComSoc Standards Board is expected to cooperate with the EMC Society on projects of interest to the EMC Society. The SASB requests a report from the ComSoc Standards Board at the March 2011 SASB meeting describing the status of the transfer of SCC41 activities.

September 2010

Move that the SASB instructs the 1900.4 WG to designate the entire WG as the comment resolution committee for P1900.4a™.

June 2010

Move that the SASB delegates to the Oversight Committee approval of a waiver of the requirement that the interim chair of the 1900.4 WG be an entity member.

Move that all activities of C/IA P1667™ be suspended on 1 July 2010 unless and until their L50-S report is filed.

March 2010

1900.4 WG/SCC41: Recommendations:

  • Request SCC41 Chair appoint a new chair for the 1900.4 working group.
    • WG Officers are subject to approval of SASB Oversight Committee.
  • No meetings of 1900.4 Working Group after the effective date of the resignation of the current WG Chair until new WG Chair is approved.
  • No new SCC41 PARs will be approved until the SASB is satisfied with the operations of SCC41 and the 1900.4 working group.
  • The SASB endorses the SASB Oversight Committee (OC) directed P&P changes and authorizes the OC to mandate additional modifications as deemed necessary.
December 2009


  • SASB empowers an Oversight Committee for SCC41 and the 1900.4 WG to assist those groups in implementing the following recommendations and to provide ongoing guidance.
  • SASB instructs SCC41 to continue to follow its approved P&P (version 10.0, accepted by AudCom 3/27/2008).
  • SASB instructs SCC41 to maintain current leadership (willing to serve) at the SCC and WG levels in all positions until further notice, for the purposes of stability.
  • SASB instructs SCC41 to stop its default practice of waiving meeting fees for leadership.


  • SASB will provide a mentor for the 1900.4 WG to help develop P&Ps compatible with the draft entity baseline WG P&P.
  • SASB directs 1900.4 WG to stop the practice of creating 'candidate text for draft standards' and begin to create a draft standard.
  • SASB supports, appreciates, and directs the 1900.4 WG’s vote to use a 75% approval rate for all technical decisions.

Implementation for Obligations of the Participant policy will be scheduled for 31 March 2010 to coincide with the implementation of the copyright policy.

Move that the SASB support the SCC18 Chair in the execution of his plan to review and re-ballot the draft SCC18 P&Ps for consideration by AudCom by 31 January 2010, and to begin reconstitution of SCC18 by 1 February 2010.

Accept the results of the SCC27 disbandment ballot and disband SCC27 effective immediately and transfer responsibility of existing SCC27 projects to UFFC.

September 2009

Instruct the P1900.4 WG to use the April 2008 P&P until new WG P&P are duly accepted by SCC41 and the SASB.

Instruct SCC41 to follow its accepted P&P and governance documents in its operation and formation of subgroups.

June 2009

Move that the activities of the C/IA P1667 WG will be suspended on 22 June 2009 unless and until their L50-S form is received and accepted by staff.

  • Based on the recommendation from SCC38, disband SCC38.
  • Move P1622 sponsorship to the Computer Society.
March 2009

Move that the IEEE-SA Standards Board delay the distribution and publishing of IEEE Std. 605™-2008 and direct the Sponsor to address the technical concerns raised after the December approval through either a corrigendum or a revision project.

Move to support Communications Society Standards Board’s establishment of a P1901™ Oversight Committee; further the SASB supports the Oversight Committee’s establishment of a financial model to address expenses in connection with this oversight, the cost of which will be levied on the IEEE P1901 working group.

December 2008

SCC10 and SCC36 have been disbanded, effective immediately.

September 2008

The Standards Board directs SCC18 to complete work on the revision of its P&Ps, submit them to the SASB Audit Committee, and have an Audit Committee status of at least ‘visibly under development’. If this status is not achieved in the December 2008 SASB meeting series, the Standards Board will consider suspending SCC18’s external representative privileges at its December 2008 meeting.

Move that the IEEE-SASB endorse the following three recommendations of the SCC Coordinators on SCC10.

  • Take steps to disband SCC10
  • Change a key IEEE Standards Style Manual rule regarding definitions
  • Ask ProCom and AudCom to develop guidelines and best practices

June 2008

Move to suspend the activities of SCC10 until their L50-S form is received and accepted by staff. Following acceptance, the work of the group will be reinstated. During this suspension, staff is directed to perform the duties of mandatory coordination.

Move that the activities of RAS be suspended until their L50-S form is received and accepted by staff. Following acceptance, the work of the group will be reinstated.