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IEEE Policies and Procedures Revised and Released
If IEEE’s work is about anything, it’s about establishing processes to make industries in every field work more clearly & efficiently — creating an open environment where creativity & innovation can flourish. This is one reason why IEEE continually updates & improves its own policies & procedures, revising them to reflect the evolution in its best practices. The latest versions of the IEEE-SA Standards Board Bylaws & IEEE-SA Standards Board Operations Manual have been released, together with a document that summarizes the changes.
- IEEE-SA Standards Board Bylaws
- IEEE-SA Standards Board Operations Manual
View the text of the changes made to these documents (approved by SASB/BOG in 2011)
NEW CORPORATE STANDARD PROJECTS LAUNCHED & APPROVED
Three new corporate standards projects were recently started:
- P1903.1, Standard for Content Delivery Protocols of Next Generation Service Overlay Network (NGSON)
- P1903.2, Standard for Service Composition Protocols of Next Generation Service Overlay Network (NGSON)
- P1903.3, Standard for Self-Organizing Management Protocols of Next Generation Service Overlay Network (NGSON)
For more information regarding the above projects, please contact us via email.
IEEE-SA STRATEGY AIMS TO ADD VALUE FOR STAKEHOLDERS
IEEE Standards Association is constantly looking at our processes & practices to make sure we’re anticipating the needs of our customers, members, & participants in standards development. Our goal is to make IEEE-SA the most effective & useful standards organization in the world. Learn more about the IEEE-SA Strategy
IEEE-SA To Participate At The Indian SystemC User Group (ISCUG)
The ISCUG organization aims to accelerate the adoption of SystemC as the open source standard for Electronics System Level (ESL) designs. Join us 9-10 April in Bangalore, India for this event. Learn more
SIEPON Seminar 20 April 2012 in the Czech Republic
Standard for Service Interoperability in Ethernet Passive Optical Networks presents -- Ethernet Passive Optical Networks - The FTTx Success Story - Sponsored by IEEE Standards Association Corporate Advisory Group (CAG). This FREE full-day seminar will be held at the Boscolo Prague Hotel. To attend, please register
IEEE to Sponsor Conferences: May - July 2012
IEEE is sponsoring a number of conferences this year that will cover intelligent vehicles, multimedia, and magnetism. Read on
IEEE Standards Association Global Expert Delegation in India for Knowledge and Best Practices Exchange
Delegation visit coincides with the India visit of the Corporate Advisory Group (CAG) of IEEE-SA which is the third visit to India. Broader focus is also to explore ways to have India participate in the standards process more actively & to evolve standards that factor in the local context.
IEEE Conformity Assessment Program (ICAP) and Washington State University Laboratory Host First Synchrophasor Conference Focusing on Testing for the Smart Grid
Bringing together leading industry experts to discuss and share experiences & perspectives on the importance of synchrophasor testing & conformity
Global Standards for Europe in the ICT Sector
On 28 February 2012, IEEE & the SME-UNION jointly organized a Working Breakfast – titled “Global Standards for Europe in the ICT sector” – at the European Parliament.
IEEE has a wide network of 400,000 members, over 50,000 of whom are European. The breakfast was moderated by Paul Rübig, Member, European Parliament. Keynote speakers included Katrine Mulvad Thomsen, Counsellor of the Danish Permanent Representation to the EU; Liliana Brykman, Director at the European Commission DG Enterprise & Industry; John Kulick, Vice Chair of the IEEE-SA Standards Board; & Karine Iffour, Director of Business Development in IEEE’s European Headquarters. Impulse statements were given by Dirk Weiler from ETSI, Rebekka Porath from Digital Europe & Martin Prager from PIN-SME.
Other News & Information
New Website: TryStandards.org - For Global Standards Education & Standards Search
The TryStandards.org portal offers free access to searchable lists & links to educational programs & courses offered worldwide to learn about technical standards. It provides a search facility to find all technical standards in IEEE's fields of interest maintained by all recognized standardization bodies worldwide. In addition, you can search for courses at universities, explore profiles & educational offerings of standards developers, or search for standards. Select a country & fine tune your course search by region or city. Explore
It's Not All About the Bling for Wealthy Engineers
Several engineers who have struck it big are using their wealth to help fund the construction of new engineering buildings & engineering programs. In this IEEE Roundup, editor Kathy Kowalenko reports on a few of these philanthropists.