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Cloud Standardization
The Institute, 17 January 2014

Video discusses the role of standards in cloud computing

In our story "Bringing Cooperation to Cloud Computing," you’ll learn about how one IEEE project is working to make it easier to use multiple cloud systems. In this video, you’ll hear from industry experts who share their views on the role of standards in enabling this expanded realm of possibility. The video was produced by the IEEE Cloud Computing Initiative.

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Experts Debate for an Open Web
Open-Stand, 16 January 2014

#TheOpenAgenda was launched last September at Campus Party Europe in London, with the goal of accelerating the adoption of open standards and ethos across three key areas – web, data and innovation. The first phase of the campaign brings together leading thinkers to focus on the future of the World Wide Web.

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Social Media, Standards & You
IEEE Standards Education e-Magazine, 3rd Quarter 2013
By Karen Bartleson and Sydney Burns

A critical part of maintaining a well-rounded education includes employing self-education techniques. Though there is an array of content circulating the web concerning engineering and standards, below you will find some hidden gems to add to your collection of self-education materials. By being involved in the current conversations on these sites, you can become an active member of the community. Social media today is viewed as a tool to connect young and experienced professionals to the world around them, and become more involved in their industry than ever before. Commenting on videos, articles, and forums is highly encouraged, although simply consuming content for yourself is beneficial too. Due to the wide spectrum of topics covered in these publications, there is always something valuable for everyone. Here are some excellent portals for self-education on standards and related topics:

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Global, Open Standards for Cyber-security

by Karen McCabe| Thu, 06 Nov 2014

Karen McCabe, IEEE Senior Director, Technology Policy and International Affairs Among the world’s most serious economic and national-security challenges today is cyber-security, with implications across the many rights and civil liberties enjoyed by people throughout the world who engage in cyber-communications. Freedom of expression, freedom of association, economic opportunity and political discourse may be redefined […]
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Open ICT for an Open, Secure Internet

by Karen McCabe| Thu, 30 Oct 2014

Karen McCabe, Senior Director, Technology Policy and International Affairs, IEEE Standards Association The Internet of today, with its pervasive and expansive reach, has enabled transformational and impactful developments. It has enabled new levels of social engagement and networking. It has generated explosive opportunities in commerce and business development. It has evolved to a universal platform […]
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Internet of Things: The Dawn of a New Technology Era

by Admin| Mon, 27 Oct 2014

Recognizing the value of IoT to industry and the benefits this technology innovation brings to benefit humanity, IEEE provides resources such as standards projects, events and newsletters that are directly related to creating the environment needed for a vibrant IoT network. In addition, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Young Innovators Competition is partnering with the […]
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How Do We Keep the Ball Rolling?

by Admin| Thu, 23 Oct 2014

Jodi Haasz, Technology Policy and International Affairs Liaison, IEEE Standards Association The global information and communications technology (ICT) community is gathering through 7 November 2014 at the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-14), a treaty conference held every four years to elect the officers of the ITU and to assess its working mandate by the Member States. […]
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Why Open Standards Matter

by Karen McCabe| Thu, 16 Oct 2014

Karen McCabe, Senior Director, Technology Policy and International Affairs, IEEE Standards Association OpenStand—encapsulating a time-tested and common set of values that have been successfully utilized in global, open standards development for decades—celebrated its two-year anniversary in August 2014. The global, open development community was surveyed on open-stand.org how open standards have changed the world over […]
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Tomorrow’s Wearables: Stylish Clothing That Doubles As Your Personal Advisor For…Well, Everything

by Admin| Thu, 11 Sep 2014

Shuang Yu, Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing, IEEE Standards Association In the 15th century, Italian Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci revealed yet another of his many brilliant concepts: a wearable mechanical device that could be used to measure the physical distance Roman soldiers traveled daily by foot. And with da Vinci’s remarkable vision, the world’s first […]
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When Will Augmented Reality Reach the Tipping Point?

by Admin| Mon, 08 Sep 2014

By Konstantinos Karachalios, Managing Director, IEEE Standards Association Proprietary products deliver competitive differentiation in early stages of technology development. But there comes a point when open, standards-based solutions are necessary to establish the technological foundation on which more innovators can participate at lower cost, toward the goal of growing a richer and more robust market. […]
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27 October 2014/ 3 November 2014

New PARs

  • P1071 (PE/T&D) Application Guide for an Engineered Restoration Program for Failed Transmission Structures
  • P1806 (PE/T&D) Guide for Reliability Based Placement of Overhead and Underground Switching and Overcurrent Protection Equipment

PARs for the Revision of Standards

  • P802.3 (C/LM) Standard for Ethernet
  • P982.1 (C/S2ESC) Standard for Measures of the Software Aspects of Dependability
  • P187 (EMC/SDCom) Standard Measurement Methods of Emissions from FM and Television Broadcast Receivers in the Frequency Range of 9 kHz to 40 GHz
  • P303 (IAS/PCI) Recommended Practice for Auxiliary Devices for Rotating Electrical Machines in Class I, Division 2 and Zone 2 Locations and Class II, Division 2 and Zone 22 Locations
  • P841 (IAS/PCI) Standard for Petroleum and Chemical Industry - Premium-Efficiency, Severe-Duty, Totally Enclosed Fan-Cooled (TEFC) Squirrel Cage Induction Motors - Up to and Including 370 kW (500 hp)
  • PC62.36 (PE/SPDLV) Test Methods for Surge Protectors and Protective Circuits Used in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Circuits, and Smart Grid Data Circuits
  • PC37.016 (PE/SWG) Standard for AC High Voltage Circuit Switchers rated 15.5 kV through 245 kV
  • PC57.119 (PE/TR) Recommended Practice for Performing Temperature Rise Tests on Oil-Immersed Power Transformers at Loads Beyond Nameplate Ratings

Modified PARs

  • P1680.1 (C/SAB) Standard for Environmental Assessment of Personal Computer Products, Including Notebook Personal Computers, Desktop Personal Computers, Slate/Tablets, Small Scale Servers, Signage Displays and Personal Computer Monitors
  • PC37.1.1 (PE/SUB) Standard for Input and Output Requirements and Testing Methodology for Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs)
  • P1695 (PE/T&D) Guide to Understanding, Diagnosing and Mitigating Stray and Contact Voltage

New Standards

  • 293-1969/Cor 1 (AES/GA) Test Procedure for Single-Degree-of-Freedom Spring-Restrained Rate Gyros - Corrigendum 1: Table 1 Heading
  • 15026-1 (C/S2ESC) International Standard Systems and Software Engineering - Systems and Software Assurance - Part 1: Concepts and Vocabulary
  • 1687 (C/TT) Standard for Access and Control of Instrumentation Embedded within a Semiconductor Device
  • 1909.1 (COM/PLC) Recommended Practice for Smart Grid Communication Equipment -Test Methods and Installation Requirements
  • 1904.1-Conformance01 (COM/SDB) Standard for Conformance Test Procedures for Service Interoperability in Ethernet Passive Optical Networks, IEEE Std 1904.1 Package A
  • 1904.1-Conformance02 (COM/SDB) Standard for Conformance Test Procedures for Service Interoperability in Ethernet Passive Optical Networks, IEEE Std 1904.1 Package B
  • 1904.1-Conformance03 (COM/SDB) Standard for Conformance Test Procedures for Service Interoperability in Ethernet Passive Optical Networks, IEEE Std 1904.1, Package C
  • 487.1 (PE/PSC) Standard for the Electrical Protection of Communication Facilities Serving Electric Supply Locations Through the Use of On-Grid Isolation Equipment
  • 1729 (PE/PSACE) Recommended Practice for Electric Power Distribution System Analysis
  • C57.155 (PE/TR) Guide for Interpretation of Gases Generated in Natural Ester and Synthetic Ester Immersed Transformers

Revision Standards

  • 802.1Q (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks -Bridges and Bridged Networks
  • 1434 (PE/EM) Guide for the Measurement of Partial Discharges in AC Electric Machinery
  • C37.122.1 (PE/SUB) Guide for Gas-Insulated Substations Rated Above 52 kV

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