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Standards for Greener Information and Communication Technology
The Institute, 21 March 2016

More than 50 IEEE standards in five groups—many of them listed above—are helping make information and communication technology more energy-efficient and produce less amounts of greenhouse gases…

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Lack of Technology Standards Presents Significant Cost Issues in Travel Industry
Open-Stand, May 11th, 2016

Have you ever purchased an airline ticket or booked hotel reservations through an online travel agency (OTA)? The speed and convenience through which a business trip or vacation can be scheduled using online services were a welcome surprise for those of us who remember the hassle of arranging such accommodations in a pre-web era. Still, the convenience offered by OTA’s does not come without a cost…

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IoT Security Standards – Paving the Way For Customer Confidence
Standards UniversityFebruary 29, 2016
With the opening of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the IoT has moved beyond the initial hype phase and even past the phase of early deployments into what I call the “parental awareness phase”. That is to say, my parents, both of whom…

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The Road Ahead for Clinical VR

by Guest Contributor| Wed, 14 Feb 2018

The concept of using VR for healthcare applications is not new; in fact in the early 1990’s researchers were investigating the use of VR in clinical settings, but the technology proved to be clunky and not user friendly. Fast-forward a few years and as technology and design of VR headsets and video graphics improved a

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Bringing Quantum Computing to the Masses

by Guest Contributor| Thu, 08 Feb 2018

Q&A with whurley, chair, IEEE Quantum Computing Working Group 1. What is your vision for how technology will benefit humanity? I’m eternally optimistic about the positive effects technology will have on humanity. Too often people envision dystopian futures where technologies like artificial intelligence and quantum computing have hurt, rather than helped, humanity. I think we

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Leveraging Blockchain for Clinical Trials/Research

by Guest Contributor| Wed, 31 Jan 2018

Groundbreaking Technology Key for Improving Clinical Studies, Unlocking and Securing Data and Enhancing Patient Safety and Engagement When you consider the exorbitant costs and excessive timelines associated with new drug development, it’s no wonder that pharmaceutical companies are eager to improve on the clinical trials process, and more rapidly and thoroughly demonstrate safety and efficacy

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Retail Digital Transformation Grand Challenge

by Guest Contributor| Wed, 31 Jan 2018

Join us! Participate in the Retail Digital Transformation (DT) Grand Challenge – Help transform retail and brand industries with new technologies It is a pivotal time for retailers and brands both regionally and globally as they face unprecedented pressures. Challenges include intense competition and the need for speed, while integrating new technologies and methodologies for

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Announcing 2017 World Standards Day Video Contest Winners

by Guest Contributor| Thu, 25 Jan 2018

In celebration of World Standards Day, IEEE Standards Association held a contest exploring the 2017 theme of “standards make cities smarter.” Contestants submitted videos exploring how standards are helping to create the smart city of today and tomorrow. Each winner’s video included references to Smart Cities standards and how they address a problem. Entries were

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IEEE Standards Association Holds First Standards Exchange Program with National Standards Bodies

by Guest Contributor| Thu, 04 Jan 2018

As part of capacity-building activities, IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) recently held its first Standards Exchange (SE) program. This program provided participants from multiple national standards bodies the opportunity to observe and learn about the IEEE standards development process and technical areas, as well as make connections with IEEE volunteers and staff. This SE program is

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Autonomous and Intelligent Systems: The Human Factor

by Guest Contributor| Thu, 21 Dec 2017

Whether you’re reading the cover blurb of a magazine at the grocery checkout line, or happen across a panel discussion while grazing television channels, there is an undeniable buzz about the potential human benefits, and possible pitfalls, associated with the advancement of autonomous and intelligent systems. An overriding opportunity in the midst of these discussions

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Q&A with Skip Rizzo

by Guest Contributor| Tue, 12 Dec 2017

Psychologist Albert “Skip” Rizzo conducts research on the design, development, and evaluation of virtual reality (VR) systems targeting the areas of clinical assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, and resilience. This work spans the domains of psychological, cognitive and motor functioning in both healthy and clinical populations. Rizzo, whose work using VR-based exposure therapy to treat post-traumatic stress

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Trusting Machines Requires Transparency

by Guest Contributor| Tue, 05 Dec 2017

Pamela Pavliscak is Committee Member, IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in the Design of Autonomous Systems, visiting assistant professor at Pratt Institute’s School of Information and founder of insights and innovation firm, Change Sciences. Her work focuses on emotion and identity in the context of people’s personal experiences with algorithms. In this Q&A, she explores

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Advancing Technology for the Benefit of Humanity – A Closer Look at Blockchain

by Guest Contributor| Tue, 28 Nov 2017

Nearly one-third of humanity – perhaps two billion people in dozens of countries – lacks access to a financial institution for the most basic banking services, leaving them largely out of the global economy, even their own local economy. This consigns billions of people to lives of mere subsistence. Over a billion people in the

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IEEE-SA STANDARDS BOARD APPROVALS
6 December 2017

New PARs

  • P802.15.10a (C/LM) Recommended Practice for Routing Packets in IEEE 802.15.4 Dynamically Changing Wireless Networks Amendment to fully define use of addressing and route information currently in the standard
  • P21840 (C/S2ESC) Systems Engineering -- Guide for the Utilization of ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288 in the Context of System of Systems Engineering
  • P21841 (C/S2ESC) Systems and Software Engineering -- Taxonomies of Systems of Systems (SoS)
  • P2671 (C/SAB) Standard for General Requirements of Online Detection Based on Machine Vision in Intelligent Manufacturing
  • P2672 (C/SAB) Guide for General Requirements of Mass Customization
  • P2050 (CES/SC) Standard for Real-time Operating System (OS) for Small-scale Embedded Systems
  • P1935 (COM/EdgeCloud-SC) Standard for Edge/Fog Manageability and Orchestration
  • P2557 (COM/EdgeCloud-SC) Standard for Ambient Genetics Frameworks
  • P2558 (COM/EdgeCloud-SC) Standard for Ambient Objects
  • P1901.3 (COM/PLC) Standard for Power Line Communications for Internet of Things Applications
  • P2665 (EMC/SDCom) Recommended Practice for Statistical Process Control for EMC Test Laboratories
  • P2455 (IAS/PCI) Recommended Practice for the Repair and Maintenance of Direct Current Electric Machines
  • P2770 (PE/SPDHV) 60099-11 Surge Arresters - Part 11: Metal-Oxide Line Surge Arresters to Protect Power Line Insulation
  • PC62.35-2010/Cor 1 (PE/SPDLV) Standard Test Methods for Avalanche Junction Semiconductor Surge-Protective Device Components - Corrigendum 1
  • PC62.55-2017/Cor 1 (PE/SPDLV) Guide for Surge Protection of DC Power Feeds to Remote Radio Heads - Corrigendum 1
  • P2445 (PE/T&D) Standard Practice for Inspection and Assessment of Below Grade and Groundline Corrosion on Weathering Steel on Electrical Transmission and Distribution Structures
  • P7011 (SSIT/SC) Standard for the Process of Identifying and Rating the Trustworthiness of News Sources
  • P7012 (SSIT/SC) Standard for Machine Readable Personal Privacy Terms

PARs for the Revision of Standards

  • P1647 (C/DA) Standard for the Functional Verification Language e
  • P15026-4 (C/S2ESC) Systems and Software Engineering -- Systems and Software Assurance -- Part 4: Assurance in the Life Cycle
  • P15289 (C/S2ESC) ISO/IEC/IEEE International Standard -- Systems and Software Engineering -- Content of Life-Cycle Information Items (Documentation)
  • P90003 (C/S2ESC) Software Engineering -- Guidelines for the application of ISO 9001:2015 to computer software
  • P463 (IAS/PCI) Standard for Electrical Safety Practices in Electrolytic Cell Line Working Zones
  • P3007.1 (IAS/TBCC) Recommended Practice for the Operation and Management of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems
  • P3007.3 (IAS/TBCC) Recommended Practice for Electrical Safety in Industrial and Commercial Power Systems
  • P287 (IM/HFM) Standard for Precision Coaxial Connectors (DC-110 GHZ)
  • P1451.0 (IM/ST) Standard for a Smart Transducer Interface for Sensors, Actuators, Devices, and Systems - Common Functions, Communication Protocols, and Transducer Electronic Data Sheet (TEDS) Formats
  • P1451.5 (IM/ST) Standard for a Smart Transducer Interface for Sensors and Actuator -- Wireless Communication Protocols and Transducer Electronic Data Sheet (TEDS) Formats
  • P1679 (PE/ESSB) Recommended Practice for the Characterization and Evaluation of Emerging Energy Storage Technologies in Stationary Applications
  • P1137 (PE/PSCC) Recommended Practice for the Implementation of Inductive Coordination Mitigation Techniques and Application
  • P1686 (PE/PSCC) Standard for Intelligent Electronic Devices Cyber Security Capabilities
  • PC37.240 (PE/PSCC) Standard Cybersecurity Requirements for Power System Automation, Protection and Control Systems
  • PC37.90.2 (PE/PSRCC) Standard for Withstand Capability of Relay Systems to Radiated Electromagnetic Interference from Transceivers
  • P1246 (PE/SUB) Guide for Temporary Protective Grounding Systems Used in Substations
  • PC57.12.90 (PE/TR) Standard Test Code for Liquid-Immersed Distribution, Power, and Regulating Transformers
  • PC57.13.2 (PE/TR) Standard for Conformance Test Procedure for Instrument Transformers
  • PC57.113 (PE/TR)) Recommended Practice for Partial Discharge Measurement in Liquid-Filled Power Transformers and Shunt Reactors
  • P1653.2 (VT/RTSC) Standard for Uncontrolled Traction Power Rectifiers for Substation Applications Up to 1500 V DC Nominal Output
  • P1653.6 (VT/RTSC) Recommended Practice for Grounding of DC Equipment Enclosures in Traction Power Distribution Facilities

Modified PARs

  • P802.11ax (C/LM) Standard for Information Technology -- Telecommunications and Information Exchange Between Systems Local and Metropolitan Area Networks -- Specific Requirements Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications Amendment Enhancements for High Efficiency WLAN
  • P82079-1 (C/S2ESC) Preparation of Information for Use (Instructions for Use) of Products - Part 1: Principles and General Requirements
  • P1680.4 (C/SAB) Standard for Environmental Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility Assessment of Servers
  • P1128 (EMC/SDCom) Recommended Practice for Radio-Frequency (RF) Absorber Evaluation in the Range of 30 MHz to 40 GHz
  • P1848 (EMC/SDCom) Techniques & Measures to Manage Functional Safety and Other Risks With Regard to Electromagnetic Disturbances
  • P844.3 (IAS/PCI) Standard for Impedance Heating of Pipelines and Equipment - General, Testing, Marking, and Documentation Requirements
  • P844.4 (IAS/PCI) Standard for Impedance Heating of Pipelines and Equipment - Application Guide for Design, Installation, Testing, Commissioning and Maintenance
  • P1679.1 (PE/ESSB) Guide for the Characterization and Evaluation of Lithium-Based Batteries in Stationary Applications
  • P1679.2 (PE/ESSB) Guide for the Characterization and Evaluation of Sodium-Beta Batteries in Stationary Applications
  • PC62.43.1 (PE/SPDLV) Guide for Surge Protectors and Surge Protective Circuits Used in Information and Communication Technology Circuits (ICT), Including Smart Grid - Part 1 Applications
  • P1627 (VT/RTSC) Standard for Transient Overvoltage Protection of DC Electrification Systems by Application of DC Surge Arresters

Withdrawn PARs

  • P20000-1 (C/S2ESC) Standard for Election Systems Event Logging Data Interchange Format
  • P1908.1 (COM/SDB) Virtual Keyboard Standard for Indic Languages
  • P3004.9 (IAS/TBCC) Recommended Practice for the Protection of Power Transformers Used in Industrial and Commercial Power Systems
  • P3004.10 (IAS/TBCC) Recommended Practice for Generator Protection in Industrial and Commercial Power Systems
  • P3004.13 (IAS/TBCC) Recommended Practice for Overcurrent Coordination in Industrial and Commercial Power Systems
  • P1721 (IM/MBM) Standard for Objective Measurement of Systemic Arterial Blood Pressure in Humans

Administratively Withdrawn PARs

  • P378 (IM/HFM) Recommended Practices for Scattering Parameter Measurements Using Vector Network Analyzers
  • P742 (PE/NPE) Standard for Bus Voltage Monitoring of the Class 1E Power Systems in Nuclear Power Generating Stations (NPGS)
  • PC37.1.1 (PE/SUB) Standard for Input and Output Requirements and Testing Methodology for Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs)

New Standards

  • 802.3bs (C/LM) IEEE Draft Standard for Ethernet Amendment 10: Media Access Control Parameters, Physical Layers and Management Parameters for 200 Gb/s and 400 Gb/s Operation
  • 802.3cc (C/LM) IEEE Draft Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Physical Layer and Management Parameters for Serial 25 Gb/s Ethernet Operation Over Single-Mode Fiber
  • 802.15.3f (C/LM) IEEE Draft Standard for High Data Rate Wireless Multi-Media Networks Amendment Extending the Physical Layer (PHY) Specification for Millimeter Wave to Operate from 57.0 GHz to 71 GHz
  • 802.15.8 (C/LM) IEEE Draft Wireless Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications for Peer Aware Communications (PAC)
  • 802.21-2017/Cor 1 (C/LM) IEEE Draft Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks - Part 21: Media Independent Services Framework - Corrigendum 1: Clarification of Parameter Definition in Group Session Key Derivation
  • 1788.1 (C/MSC) IEEE Draft Standard for Interval Arithmetic (Simplified)
  • 1680.2a (C/SAB) IEEE Draft Standard for Environmental Assessment of Imaging Equipment Amendment 1
  • 1680.3a (C/SAB) IEEE Draft Standard for Environmental Assessment of Televisions Amendment 1
  • 3333.1.2 (C/SAB) IEEE Draft Standard for the Perceptual Quality Assessment of Three Dimensional (3D) and Ultra High Definition (UHD) Contents
  • 1450.4 (C/TT) IEEE Draft Standard for Extensions to Standard Test Interface Language (STIL) (IEEE Std. 1450-1999) for Test Flow Specification
  • 1804 (C/TT) IEEE Draft Standard for Fault Accounting and Coverage Reporting to Digital Modules (FACR)
  • 1900.5.2 (COM/DySPAN-SC) IEEE Draft Standard Method for Modeling Spectrum Consumption
  • 1903.1 (COM/SDB) IEEE Draft Standard for Content Delivery Protocols of Next Generation Service Overlay Network
  • 1903.2 (COM/SDB) IEEE Draft Standard for Service Composition Protocols of Next Generation Service Overlay Network (NGSON)
  • 1903.3 (COM/SDB) IEEE Draft Standard for Self-Organizing Management Protocols of Next Generation Service Overlay Network
  • 11073-10207 (EMB/11073) IEEE Draft Standard for Domain Information & Service Model for Service-Oriented Point-of-Care Medical Device Communication
  • 3001.2 (IAS/TBCC) Recommended Practice for Evaluating the Electrical Service Requirements of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems
  • 3006.3 (IAS/TBCC) IEEE Draft Recommended Practice for Determining the Impact of Preventative Maintenance on the Reliability of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems
  • 1549-2011/Cor 1 (MTT/SCC) IEEE Draft Standard for Microwave Filter Definitions--Corrigendum 1
  • 535-2013/Cor 1 (PE/ESSB) IEEE Draft Standard for Qualification of Class 1E Vented Lead Acid Storage Batteries for Nuclear Power Generating Stations - Corrigendum 1: Clarification of Thermal Aging Durations
  • 1679.1 (PE/ESSB) IEEE Draft Guide for the Characterization and Evaluation of Lithium-Based Batteries in Stationary Applications
  • C37.241 (PE/PSRCC) IEEE Draft Guide for Application of Optical Instrument Transformers for Protective Relaying
  • C37.248 (PE/PSRCC) IEEE Draft Guide for Common Format for Naming Intelligent Electronic Devices (COMDEV)
  • C37.06.1 (PE/SWG) IEEE Draft Recommended Practice for Preferred Ratings for High-Voltage (>1000 volts) AC Circuit Breakers Designated Definite Purpose for Fast Transient Recovery Voltage Rise Times
  • C37.41-2016/Cor 1 (PE/SWG) IEEE Draft Standard Design Tests for High-Voltage (>1000 V) Fuses and Accessories - Corrigendum 1
  • 2030.7/Draft D11 (PE/T&D) IEEE Draft Standard for the Specification of Microgrid Controllers
  • C57.12.39 (PE/TR) IEEE Draft Standard Requirements for Distribution Transformer Tank Pressure Coordination
  • C57.158 (PE/TR) IEEE Draft Guide for the Application of Tertiary and Stabilizing Windings in Power Transformers

Revision Standards

  • 1800 (C/DA) IEEE Draft Standard for SystemVerilog - Unified Hardware Design, Specification, and Verification Language
  • 802.16 (C/LM) IEEE Draft Standard for Air Interface for Broadband Wireless Access Systems
  • 1003.1 (C/PA) IEEE Draft Standard for Information Technology - Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX(R))
  • 112 (PE/EM) IEEE Draft Standard Test Procedure for Polyphase Induction Motors and Generators
  • 650 (PE/NPE) IEEE Draft Standard for Qualification of Class 1E Static Battery Chargers, Inverters and Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Systems for Nuclear Power Generating Stations
  • 1082 (PE/NPE) IEEE Draft Guide for Incorporating Human Reliability Analysis into Probabilistic Risk Assessments for Nuclear Power Generating Stations and other Nuclear Facilities
  • C57.13.1 (PE/PSRCC) IEEE Draft Guide for Field Testing of Relaying Current Transformers
  • C62.23 (PE/SPDHV) IEEE Draft Application Guide for Surge Protection of Electric Generating Plants
  • C37.015 (PE/SWG) IEEE Draft Guide for the Application of Shunt Reactor Switching
  • C37.20.7 (PE/SWG) IEEE Draft Guide for Testing Switchgear Rated Up to 52 kV for Internal Arcing Faults
  • C57.12.10 (PE/TR) IEEE Draft Standard Requirements for Liquid-Immersed Power Transformers
  • C57.15 (PE/TR) IEEE Draft Standard Requirements, Terminology, and Test Code for Step-Voltage Regulators
  • C57.19.01 (PE/TR) IEEE Draft Standard for Performance Characteristics and Dimensions for Transformer and Reactor Bushings
  • 1671.1 (SASB/SCC20) IEEE Draft Standard for Automatic Test Markup Language (ATML) Test Description
  • 1671.3 (SASB/SCC20) IEEE Draft Standard for Automatic Test Markup Language (ATML) Unit Under Test (UUT) Description

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