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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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Workshop Series at Prairie View A&M University Highlights Standards

by Admin| Tue, 26 Jan 2016

Workshop Series at Prairie View A&M University Highlights Standards
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IEEE Engagement in Africa Leads to Agreements with Ghana and Zambia

by Admin| Thu, 24 Dec 2015

As part of its ongoing global engagement activities, IEEE has been increasing its relationships on the African continent and proactively engaging national standards organizations in order to explore potential cooperation opportunities. As a result, the national standards bodies of Ghana and Zambia have each signed agreements that allow both the Ghana Standards Authority and the […]
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Congratulations Wi-Trek Contest Winners!

by Admin| Thu, 17 Dec 2015

In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of IEEE 802.11®, gamers tried their luck at Wi-Trek, where the player had to catch Wi-Fi® signals with a mobile device. Congratulations to our two random winners:  Cyril G. from Santa Clara, CA and Chester M. from Robertsdale, AL.  The two winners were chosen randomly from a pool of […]
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IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) and Korea Smart Grid Association (KSGA) Sign MoU

by Admin| Thu, 17 Dec 2015

Agreement Provides a Framework to Foster Closer Cooperation By Konstantinos Karachalios, Managing Director, IEEE Standards Association  Canadian business executive and author Don Tapscott has been quoted as saying that “collaboration is important not just because it’s a better way to learn. The spirit of collaboration is penetrating every institution and all of our lives. So learning […]
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Where Worldwide Collaboration for IoT Innovation Is Happening

by Admin| Wed, 11 Nov 2015

By Oleg Logvinov, chair of the IEEE P2413™ Architectural Framework for the Internet of Things (IoT) Working Group, chair of the IEEE Internet Initiative, chair of the industry engagement track for the IEEE IoT Initiative and director, special assignments, for STMicroelectronics’ Industrial and Power Conversion Division There are many reasons that the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) is […]
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The Mission-Critical Operation of Sending Halloween Pics to Grandma

by Admin| Thu, 29 Oct 2015

Halloween kicks off a time of heightened multimedia sharing, as families and groups of friends eagerly send images and videos of the day’s activities via social media directly to loved ones. These days we take for granted all of the underlying systems that make this multimedia frenzy possible, but it’s fascinating to recognize not only […]
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IEEE Standards Education at Case Western Reserve University’s Engineering Standards Workshop

by Admin| Thu, 29 Oct 2015

On September 2, 2015, Howard Wolfman, recipient of the IEEE Centennial Medal and the IEEE Millennium Medal and Founder and Principal of Lumispec Consulting, represented IEEE Standards Education to an audience of over 150 at the first-ever Engineering Standards Workshop held at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio. Joined by panelists from CWRU, […]
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IEEE-SA STANDARDS BOARD APPROVALS
5 December 2015

New PARs

  • P802.3ca (C/LM) Approved Draft Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Physical Layer Specifications and Management Parameters for 25 Gb/s, 50 Gb/s, and 100 Gb/s Passive Optical Networks
  • P802.3cb (C/LM) Approved Draft Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Physical Layer Specifications and Management Parameters for 2.5 Gb/s and 5 Gb/s Operation over Backplane and Copper Cables
  • P802.15.4t (C/LM) Standard for Local and metropolitan area networks--Part 15.4: Low-Rate Wireless Personal Area Networks (LR-WPANs) Amendment for a Higher Rate (2 Mb/s) Physical (PHY) Layer
  • P802.15.4u (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks -Part 15.4: Low-Rate Wireless Personal Area Networks (LR-WPANs) Amendment for Use of the 865-867 MHz Band in India
  • P802d (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks: Overview and Architecture Amendment: Uniform Resource Names (URN) Namespace
  • P1857.8 (C/SAB) Standard for 2nd Generation Audio Coding
  • P1857.9 (C/SAB) Standard for Immersive Visual Content Coding
  • P1915.1 (COM/SDB) Standard for Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization Security
  • P1916.1 (COM/SDB) Standard for Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization Performance
  • P1917.1 (COM/SDB) Standard for Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization Reliability
  • P11073-10101b (EMB/11073) Health informatics -- Point-of-care medical device communication -- Part 10101: Nomenclature Amendment 2: Additional definitions
  • P11073-10103a (EMB/11073) Health informatics--Point-of-care medical device communication Part 10103: Nomenclature--Implantable device, cardiac Amendment 1: Additional definitions
  • P62582-6 (PE/NPE) Nuclear power plants -- Instrumentation and control important to safety -- Electrical equipment condition monitoring methods. Part 6: Insulation resistance
  • PC37.100.5 (PE/SWG) Common Definitions for Switchgear

PARs for the Revision of Standards

  • P149 (APS/A) Recommended Practice for Antenna Measurements
  • P1502 (APS/A) Recommended Practice for Radar Cross-Section Test Procedures
  • P211 (APS/P) Standard Definitions of Terms for Radio Wave Propagation
  • P1722.1 (C/MSC) Standard for Device Discovery, Connection Management, and Control Protocol for Time-Sensitive Networking Systems
  • P1597.1 (EMC/SDC) Standard for Validation of Computational Electromagnetics Computer Modeling and Simulations
  • P515 (IAS/PCI) Standard for the Testing, Design, Installation, and Maintenance of Electrical Resistance Trace Heating for Industrial Applications
  • P115 (PE/EM) Guide for Test Procedures for Synchronous Machines Part I--Acceptance and Performance Testing Part II--Test Procedures and Parameter Determination for Dynamic Analysis
  • P1617 (PE/IC) Guide for Assessment, Mitigation, and Control of Corrosion of Metallic Shields in Extruded Dielectric Cables rated 5 kV to 46 kV
  • PC37.108 (PE/PSR) Guide for the Protection of Secondary Network Systems
  • PC37.233 (PE/PSR) Guide for Power System Protection Testing
  • PC37.24 (PE/SWG) Guide for Evaluating the Effect of Solar Radiation on Outdoor Metal-Enclosed Switchgear
  • P1505.1 (SASB/SCC20) Standard for the Common Test Interface Pin Map Configuration for High-Density, Single-Tier Electronics Test Requirements Utilizing IEEE Std 1505
  • P1636 (SASB/SCC20) Standard for Software Interface for Maintenance Information Collection and Analysis (SIMICA)

Modified PARs

  • P1834 (BOG/CAG) Technology Supervision Code for Wind Turbine Rotor Systems
  • P802.15.3d (C/LM) Standard for Information technology-- Local and metropolitan area networks-- Specific requirements-- Part 15.3: Wireless Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications for High Rate Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPAN) Amendment for a 100 Gb/s wireless switched point-to-point physical layer
  • P1912 (COM/SDB) Standard for Privacy and Security Architecture for Consumer Wireless Devices
  • PC37.238 (PE/PSR) Standard Profile for Use of IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol in Power System Applications

Administratively Withdrawn PARs

  • P1619 (C/IA) Standard for Cryptographic Protection of Data on Block-Oriented Storage Devices
  • P25010 (C/S2ESC) Standard -- Adoption of ISO/IEC 25010-2010 Systems and Software Engineering -- Systems and Software Quality Requirements and Evaluation (SQuaRE) -- System and Software Quality Models
  • P1822 (EMB/Stds Com) Standard for Digital Microscope Analyzer, Whole Slide Image Scanner and Digital Microscope
  • P1580.1 (IAS/PCI) Recommended Practice for Insulated Bus Pipe for Use on Shipboard and Fixed or Floating Platforms
  • P1595 (PE/ED&PG) Standard for Designating and Quantifying Green Energy Projects in the Electricity Sector
  • P1254 (PE/IC) Guide for Soil Thermal Stability
  • P692a (PE/NPE) Standard Criteria for Security Systems for Nuclear Power Generating Stations Amendment a: Alignment with Recent Industry Security Approach Changes
  • PC93.3 (PE/PSC) Standard for the Requirements for Power-Line Carrier Line Traps (30-500 kHz)
  • P1562 (SASB/SCC21) Guide for Array and Battery Sizing in Stand-Alone Photovoltaic (PV) Systems
  • P2030.1 (SASB/SCC40) Guide for Electric-Sourced Transportation Infrastructure
  • P1833 (VT/RTSC) Guide for the Design of Direct Current Overhead Contact Systems for Transit Systems

New Standards

  • P802.1AS-2011/Cor 2 (C/LM) IEEE Draft Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks - Timing and Synchronization for Time-Sensitive Applications in Bridged Local Area Networks - Corrigendum 2: Technical and Editorial Corrections
  • P802.1Q-2014/Cor 1 (C/LM) IEEE Draft Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks - Bridges and Bridged Networks- Corrigendum 1: Technical and Editorial Corrections
  • P802.1Qbv (C/LM) IEEE Draft Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks - Media Access Control (MAC) Bridges and Virtual Bridged Local Area Networks Amendment: Enhancements for Scheduled Traffic
  • P1857.5 (C/SAB) IEEE Draft Standard for Advanced Mobile Speech and Audio
  • P1900.6-2011/Cor 1 (COM/DySPAN-SC) IEEE Draft Standard for Spectrum Sensing Interfaces and Data Structures for Dynamic Spectrum Access and Other Advanced Radio Communication Systems. - Corrigendum 1
  • P1900.7 (COM/DySPAN-SC) IEEE Draft Radio Interface for White Space Dynamic Spectrum Access Radio Systems Supporting Fixed and Mobile Operation
  • P1906.1 (COM/SDB) IEEE Draft Recommended Practice for Nanoscale and Molecular Communication Framework
  • P11073-10101a (EMB/11073) IEEE Draft Standard Health Informatics - Point-of-Care Medical Device Communication - Nomenclature Amendment 1: Additional Definitions
  • P1673 (IAS/PCI) IEEE Draft Standard for Requirements for Conduit and Cable Seals for Field Connected Wiring to Equipment in Petroleum and Chemical Industry Exposed to Pressures above Atmospheric (1.5 kilopascals, 0.22 psi)
  • P1844 (PE/IC) IEEE Draft Standard Test Procedure for Determining Circuit Integrity Performance of Fire Resistive Cables Systems in Nuclear Facilities
  • P1815.1 (PE/SUB) IEEE Draft Standard for Exchanging Information Between Networks Implementing IEC 61850 and IEEE Std 1815 (Distributed Network Protocol - DNP3)
  • PC37.302 (PE/SWG) IEEE Draft Guide for Fault Current Limiter (FCL) Testing FCLs Rated above 1000 V AC

Revision Standards

  • P1801 (C/DA) IEEE Draft Standard for Design and Verification of Low Power, Energy Aware Electronic Systems
  • P802.15.4 (C/LM) Standard for Low-Rate Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs)
  • P1062 (C/S2ESC) IEEE Draft Recommended Practice for Software Acquisition
  • P1149.6 (C/TT) IEEE Draft Standard for Boundary-Scan Testing of Advanced Digital Networks
  • P1068 (IAS/PCI) IEEE Draft Standard for the Repair and Rewinding of AC Electric Motors in the Petroleum, Chemical, and Process Industries
  • P117 (PE/EM) IEEE Draft Standard Test Procedure for Thermal Evaluation of Systems of Insulating Materials for Random-Wound AC Electric Machinery
  • PC37.113 (PE/PSR) IEEE Draft Guide for Protective Relay Applications to Transmission Lines
  • PC37.13 (PE/SWG) IEEE Draft Standard for Low-Voltage AC Power Circuit Breakers Used in Enclosures
  • PC37.23 (PE/SWG) IEEE Draft Standard for Metal-Enclosed Bus
  • PC37.27 (PE/SWG) Application Guide for Low-Voltage AC (635 V and Below) Power Circuit Breakers Applied with Separately-Mounted Current-Limiting Fuses
  • PC57.12.00 (PE/TR) IEEE Draft Standard for General Requirements for Liquid-Immersed Distribution, Power, and Regulating Transformers
  • PC57.12.90 (PE/TR) Standard Test Code for Liquid-Immersed Distribution, Power, and Regulating Transformers
  • PC57.32 (PE/TR) IEEE Draft Standard Requirements, Terminology, and Test Procedures for Neutral Grounding Devices
  • PC57.94 (PE/TR) IEEE Draft Recommended Practice for Installation, Application, Operation, and Maintenance of Dry-Type Distribution and Power Transformers
  • PC57.106 (PE/TR) IEEE Draft Guide for Acceptance and Maintenance of Insulating Mineral Oil in Electrical Equipment
  • PC57.139 (PE/TR) IEEE Draft Guide for Dissolved Gas Analysis in Transformer Load Tap Changers

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