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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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Ethiopian Student Takes Top Prize for IEEE 802® Paper Submission

by Admin| Fri, 03 Jun 2016

The IEEE 802® LAN/MAN Standards Committee (802 LMSC) and the IEEE Standards Education Committee (SEC) recently invited students from around the world to submit papers addressing the history, application, or future application of IEEE 802® standards. Papers were judged based on demonstrating three criteria: A level of refinement that is of a publishable quality Readability […]
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IEEE Photo Tech Challenge

by Admin| Mon, 23 May 2016

The IEEE Foundation and IEEE Standards Association are hosting the IEEE Photo Tech Challenge to encourage people to use their mobile devices to capture pictures of how technology impacts the world in three categories: 1. IEEE’s Greatest HITS (History, Innovation, Technology & Science) 2. Technology that Empowers Bright Minds 3. How Tech Helps Humanity Participants […]
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The National Electrical Safety Code: Engaging the Next Generation of Engineers

by Admin| Fri, 20 May 2016

Can you imagine a world without electricity? We have a lot of engineers to thank for the wonders of electricity, and we are looking to engage and support the next generation of engineers who will change and evolve our power and energy systems. IEEE is committed to helping young engineers get involved, offering IEEE Power […]
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2016 OSCON Observations part 1

by Admin| Thu, 19 May 2016

Key themes from Wednesday at OSCON in Austin, Texas, where the global open source community has assembled this week “to celebrate achievements, spark new ideas, and map the future of open computing through collaboration and education:” Community and collaboration have been inherent in the DNA of open source since it was formed, and that remains. As […]
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Play the 2016 Open Source Trivia Contest

by Admin| Tue, 17 May 2016

Try your luck at the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Open Source Trivia Contest. From 18-19 May 2016 on the IEEE-SA Twitter page, we’ll be asking 7 questions related to open source technologies and organizations. Be the first to respond with the correct answer to win a $25 USD Starbucks digital gift card. The 7 winners will […]
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National Security Depends on Standards

by Admin| Tue, 10 May 2016

A half-century’s work on test and measurement supports armed forces and commercial aviation By Mike Seavey, chair, IEEE Standards Steering Committee 20, engineering program manager, Northrop Grumman Corporation An effort to standardize the testing and diagnostics of electronic components and systems that began in 1966 has continued to this day, with significant impacts on our […]
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From the IEEE Standards Education Desk How to Include Technical Standards in Curricula: Growth of the “Practical Ideas” Series

by Admin| Mon, 09 May 2016

To help professors around the world include more information about technical standards and standardization in their academic curricula, in 2013 the IEEE Standards Education Committee created the “Practical Ideas from Professors” series. Integrated in 2016 as part of the new IEEE Standards University library, the series features two-page installments authored by university educators who have […]
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12/15 May 2016

New PARs

  • P802.3-2015/Cor 1 (C/LM) Standard for Ethernet - Corrigendum 1: Multilane Timestamping
  • P802.3cc (C/LM) Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Physical Layer and Management Parameters for Serial 25 Gb/s Ethernet Operation Over Single-Mode Fiber
  • P802.3cd (C/LM) Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Media Access Control Parameters for 50 Gb/s and Physical Layers and Management Parameters for 50 Gb/s, 100 Gb/s, and 200 Gb/s Operation
  • P802.15.4v (C/LM) Standard for Low-Rate Wireless Networks Amendment: Enabling/Updating the Use of Regional Sub-GHz Bands
  • P802.15.12 (C/LM) Upper Layer Interface (ULI) for IEEE 802.15.4 Low-Rate Wireless Networks
  • P11073-10316 (EMB/11073) Trial-Use Health Informatics - Point-of-Care Medical Device Communication - Device Specialization - Dialysis Device
  • P11073-20601a (EMB/11073) Health Informatics--Personal Health Device Communication - Part 20601: Application Profile- Optimized Exchange Protocol Amendment 1
  • P2421 (PE/NPE) Guide for Designing and Developing Computer-Based Displays for Monitoring and Control of Nuclear Facilities
  • P2425 (PE/NPE) Standard for Electromagnetic Compatibility Testing of Electrical and Instrumentation and Control Equipment at Nuclear Power Generating Stations and Other Nuclear Facilities
  • PC93.3 (PE/PSC) Standard for the Requirements for Power-Line Carrier Line Traps (30-500 kHz)
  • P2680 (PE/SUB) Recommended Practice for Databases Used in Utility Automation Systems
  • P62271-37-013-2015/Cor 1 (PE/SWG) IEEE/IEC International Standard for High-Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear -- Part 37-013: Alternating-Current Generator Circuit-Breakers - Corrigendum 1: Corrigendum 1
  • P1609.2a (VT/ITS) Standard for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments--Security Services for Applications and Management Messages Amendment - Certificate Management
  • P2020 (VT/ITS) Standard for Automotive System Image Quality
  • P2690 (VT/ITS) Standard for Charging Network Management Protocol for Electric Vehicle Charging Systems

PARs for the Revision of Standards

  • P1801(C/DA) Standard for Design and Verification of Low Power, Energy Aware Electronic Systems
  • P802.1AX (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks -- Link Aggregation
  • P16326 (C/S2ESC) ISO/IEC/IEEE International Standard Systems and Software Engineering--Life Cycle Processes--Project Management
  • P2700 (EDS/MEMS) Standard for Sensor Performance Parameter Definitions
  • P1234 (PE/IC) Guide for Fault Locating Techniques on Shielded Power Cable Systems
  • P450 (PE/SB) Recommended Practice for Maintenance, Testing, and Replacement of Vented Lead-Acid Batteries for Stationary Applications
  • P18 (PE/T&D) Standard for Shunt Power Capacitors
  • P1542 (PE/T&D) Guide for Installation, Maintenance, and Operation of Irrigation Equipment Located Near or Under Power Lines
  • PC57.12.01 (PE/TR) Standard for General Requirements for Dry-Type Distribution and Power Transformers
  • P99 (SASB/SCC04) Recommended Practice for the Preparation of Test Procedures for the Thermal Evaluation of Insulation Systems for Electrical Equipment

Modified PARs

  • P802.3bs (C/LM) Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Media Access Control Parameters, Physical Layers and Management Parameters for 200 Gb/s and 400 Gb/s Operation
  • P802.3bt (C/LM) Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Physical Layer and Management Parameters for DTE Power via MDI over 4-Pair
  • P11073-10427 (EMB/11073) Health Informatics - Personal Health Device Communication - Device Specialization - Power Status Monitor of Personal Health Devices
  • P1307 (PE/T&D) Standard for Fall Protection for Utility Work

New Standards

  • 2030.6 (BOG/CAG) IEEE Guide for the Benefit Evaluation of Electric Power Grid Customer Demand Response
  • 2404 (BOG/CAG) IEEE Standard for Power Plant De-Nitrogen Oxide (DeNOx) Plate-Type Catalyst
  • 80005-2 (IAS/PCI) IEC/IEEE International Standard - Utility Connections in Port - Part 2: High and Low Voltage Shore Connection (HVSC) Systems - Data Communication for Monitoring and Control
  • 2400 (IM/MPS) IEEE Standard of Wind Turbine Aero Acoustic Noise Measurement Techniques
  • 1785.3 (MTT/SCC) IEEE Recommended Practice for Rectangular Metallic Waveguides and Their Interfaces for Frequencies of 110 GHz and Above Part 3: Recommendations for Performance and Uncertainty Specifications
  • 61850-9-3 (PE/PSR) IEC/IEEE Communication Networks and Systems for Power Utility Automation - Part 9-3: Precision Time Protocol Profile for Power Utility Automation
  • C37.122.4 (PE/SUB) IEEE Guide for Application and User Guide for Gas-Insulated Transmission Lines (GIL), Rated 72.5 kV and Above
  • C57.159 (PE/TR) IEEE Guide on Transformers for Application in Distributed Photovoltaic (DPV) Power Generation Systems

Revision Standards

  • 802.15.3 (C/LM) IEEE Standard for High Data Rate Wireless Multi-Media Networks
  • 1012 (C/S2ESC) IEEE Standard for System, Software and Hardware Verification and Validation
  • 421.5 (PE/ED&PG) IEEE Recommended Practice for Excitation System Models for Power System Stability Studies
  • 497 (PE/NPE) IEEE Standard Criteria for Accident Monitoring Instrumentation for Nuclear Power Generating Stations
  • C37.119 (PE/PSR) IEEE Guide for Breaker Failure Protection of Power Circuit Breakers 1
  • C62.36 (PE/SPDLV) IEEE Standard for Test Methods for Surge Protectors and Protective Circuits Used in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Circuits, Including Smart Grid Data Circuits
  • C37.45 (PE/SWG) IEEE Standard Design Tests and Specifications for High Voltage (> 1000 V) Distribution Class Enclosed Single-Pole Air Switches


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