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Supporting collaboration, development and adoption of standards across the globe with industry, governments and the public.


A secretariat has the responsibility for providing technical and administrative services to a technical committee or subcommittee. The IEEE-SA holds the following types of Secretariats:

  • International Secretariat
    IEC TC93 - Design Automation external link
    This activity primarily focuses on the part of design automation dedicated to "low current" electronic equipment (ICs, boards, equipment) even if some of the results may be applicable to other domains. There is no intent to deal with electric applications such as power plants, smart buildings, high current electromechanical devices, etc. At present there are seven working groups that address various aspects of design automation standards.

The IEEE-SA Staff contact for this activity is Mike Kipness, Program Manager, Technical Program Development.

  • Secretariats for Accredited Standards Committees:
    • Accredited Standards Committee C2 - National Electrical Safety Code®
      C2 is an accredited standards committee that develops the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC®). In 1972, IEEE was designated as the secretariat for the NESC. The NESC continues to be a stronghold in the US electrical industry and communications utility field, and serves as the authority on safety requirements for power, telephone, cable TV, and railroad signal systems.
    • Accredited Standards Committee N42 - Radiation Detection
      N42 is an accredited standards committee with expertise in radiation instrumentation and detectors. As such, it has responsibility for ANSI standards in those areas. It produces and maintains highly technical standards and processes them through the American National Standards Institute.
    • Accredited Standards Committee C63® - ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
      C63 is an accredited standards committee external link responsible for the development of definitions and methods of measurement of electromagnetic noise and signal strengths (radiated and conducted), determination of levels of signal strength, levels of unwanted sources, limiting ratio of noise (and/or unwanted sources) to signals and development of methods of control of, and guidelines for influence, coupling and immunity.