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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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Ethernet and IEEE 802.3 – The Beat Goes On

by Admin| Tue, 05 May 2015

“At the start, in 1973, the goal was mainly to print on our new laser printer. By 1980, world domination was the goal.” – Dr. Robert (Bob) Metcalfe, co-inventor of Ethernet From its humble beginnings as a sketch on the back of a napkin in 1973 to its current standing as the global networking technology […]
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The Need for Trust Framework in Healthcare Technologies

by Admin| Tue, 07 Apr 2015

By Bill Ash, Strategic Technology Program Director, IEEE Standards Association After attending the Mobile World Congress last month and anticipating the HIMSS this month, I am fascinated by the latest technology that is being discussed. Most exciting to me is the potential of IoT to help with remote patient monitoring to better track the needs/trends […]
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Why An NESC Summit?

by Admin| Mon, 23 Mar 2015

By Sue Vogel, Senior Manager, National Electrical Safety Code With the 100-year anniversary milestone of the NESC still in the rear-view, it is time for the NESC to examine what the future may hold for this important national code as it enters its second century. A summit seems to be the logical venue to convene interested parties […]
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Getting Serious About Cybersecurity

by Admin| Thu, 26 Feb 2015

Innovation in connectivity is so rapidly paced and multi-dimensional across integrated technology spaces today that there is a tendency to be overwhelmed with the concomitant risk of hacking.
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INTELECT – A New Forum to Drive Innovation in Smart Cities

by Admin| Thu, 19 Feb 2015

Everywhere in India, you feel the atmosphere charged with bullishness. Much of the optimism stems from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s focus on an empowered India. This is not just hyperbole. A great example is the recent 100 Smart Cities initiative in India, whereby infrastructure, information and communication technologies (ICT), and standardization and interoperability are some […]
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January 28th is Data Privacy Day – A very public celebration of personal data privacy awareness and education

by Admin| Wed, 28 Jan 2015

As more organizations and companies collect and access user’s digital information, the details on just how that data is handled and where it is distributed becomes extremely important—especially as we become an increasingly global hyper-connected community with the Internet of Things (and people) entering our daily lives, and data flowing through and among devices, the […]
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The Augmented Reality and the Evolution of Expectations

by Admin| Mon, 05 Jan 2015

By Shuang Yu, Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing, IEEE Standards Association I was introduced to the eye-opening film, Augmented City 3D, in October 2014 at the InsideAR Conference in Munich. Designer and film-maker Keiichi Matsuda shows us a not-too-distant future enabled by augmented reality (AR), in which, as he describes it, “the architecture of the contemporary […]
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IEEE-SA STANDARDS BOARD APPROVALS
26 March 2015

New PARs

  • P1863 (BOG/CAG) Guide for Overhead AC Transmission Line Design
  • P1735-2014/Cor 1 (C/DA) Recommended Practice for Encryption and Management of Electronic Design Intellectual Property (IP) - Corrigendum 1: Correction to Rights Digest Description
  • P802.3bz (C/LM) Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Media Access Control Parameters, Physical Layers and Management Parameters for 2.5 Gb/s and 5 Gb/s Operation
  • P802.11ay (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: Enhanced Throughput for Operation in License-Exempt Bands Above 45 GHz
  • P802.15.3e (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: High-Rate Close Proximity Point-to-Point Communications
  • P1622.7 (C/VSSC) Standard for Electronic Pollbook Data Interchange Format
  • P3030 (CES/SC) Standard for Consumer 3D Printing: Overview and Architecture
  • P1849 (CIS/SC) Standard for XES - eXtensible Event Stream - For Achieving Interoperability in Event Logs and Event Streams
  • P1901.2a (COM/PLC) Standard for Low-Frequency (less than 500 kHz) Narrowband Power Line Communications for Smart Grid Applications Amendment to IEEE Standard 1901.2-2013 Standard for Low-Frequency (less than 500 kHz) Narrowband Power Line Communications for Smart Grid Applications
  • P1912 (COM/SDB) Standard for Privacy and Security Architecture for Consumer Wireless Devices
  • P11073-10426 (EMB/11073) Health Informatics - Personal Health Device Communication - Device Specialization - Personal Respiratory Therapy Equipment
  • P11073-10427 (EMB/11073) Health Informatics - Personal Health Device Communication - Device Specialization - Monitoring Power Status of Critical Care Devices Equipment
  • P45.4 (IAS/PCI) Recommended Practice for Electrical Installations on Shipboard - Marine Sectors and Mission Systems
  • P2420 (PE/NPE) Standard Criteria for Combustion Turbine Generator Units Applied as Standby Power Supplies for Nuclear Power Generating Stations
  • P2040 (SASB/SCC42) Standard for Connected, Automated and Intelligent Vehicles: Overview and Architecture
  • P2040.1 (SASB/SCC42) Standard for Connected, Automated and Intelligent Vehicles: Taxonomy and Definitions

PARs for the Revision of Standards

  • P686 (AES/RS) Standard Radar Definitions
  • P1904.1 (COM/SDB) Standard for Service Interoperability in Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (SIEPON)
  • P11 (PE/EM) Standard for Rotating Electric Machinery for Rail and Road Vehicles
  • P384 (PE/NPE) Standard Criteria for Independence of Class 1E Equipment and Circuits
  • P741 (PE/NPE) Standard Criteria for the Protection of Class 1E Power Systems and Equipment in Nuclear Power Generating Stations
  • P1159 (PE/T&D) Recommended Practice for Monitoring Electric Power Quality
  • PC57.12.10 (PE/TR) Standard Requirements for Liquid-Immersed Power Transformers
  • PC57.12.44 (PE/TR) Standard Requirements for Secondary Network Protectors
  • PC57.105 (PE/TR) Guide for Application of Transformer Connections in Three-Phase Electrical Systems
  • PC57.109 (PE/TR) Guide for Liquid-Immersed Transformers Through-Fault-Current Duration

Modified PARs

  • P1847 (EMB/SC) Recommended Practice for Common Framework of Location Services (LS) for Healthcare
  • P946 (PE/SB) Recommended Practice for the Design of DC Power Systems for Stationary Applications
  • PC57.157 (PE/TR) Conducting Functional Life Tests on Switch Contacts Used in Insulating Liquid Filled Transformers

Withdrawn PARs

  • P1722a (C/MSC) IEEE Standard for Layer 2 Transport Protocol for Time Sensitive Applications in a Bridged Local Area Network Amendment 1 - Extensible Streaming Formats
  • P1652a (COM/SDB) IEEE Standard for the Application of Free Field Acoustic Reference to Telephony Measurements Amendment a: Updated Diffuse Field Graph and Tables

New Standards

  • 3333.1.1 (C/SAB) Standard for the Quality of Experience (QoE) and Visual Comfort Assessments of Three Dimensional (3D) Contents Based on Psychophysical Studies
  • 26531 (C/S2ESC) Standard for Systems and Software Engineering - Content Management for Product Life-Cycle, User, and Service Management Documentation
  • 80-2013/Cor 1 (PE/SUB) Guide for Safety in AC Substation Grounding - Corrigendum 1
  • C57.153 (PE/TR) Guide for Paralleling Regulating Transformers
  • 1789 (PEL/SC) Recommended Practices of Modulating Current in High Brightness LEDs for Mitigating Health Risks to Viewers
  • 1547.1a (SASB/SCC21) Standard Conformance Test Procedures for Equipment Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems Amendment 1
  • 2030.2 (SASB/SCC21) Guide for the Interoperability of Energy Storage Systems Integrated with the Electric Power Infrastructure

Revision Standards

  • 15288 (C/S2ESC) Systems and Software Engineering - System Life Cycle Processes
  • 15289 (C/S2ESC) Systems and Software Engineering - Content of Life-Cycle Information Products (Documentation)
  • 23026 (C/S2ESC) Systems and Software Engineering - Engineering and Management of Websites for Systems, Software, and Services Information
  • C37.14 (PE/SWG) Standard for DC (3200 V and below) Power Circuit Breakers Used in Enclosures
  • C37.20.1 (PE/SWG) Standard for Metal-Enclosed Low Voltage (1000Vac and Below, 3200Vdc and Below) Power Circuit Breaker Switchgear
  • 1671.5 (SASB/SCC20) Standard for Automatic Test Markup Language (ATML) Test Adaptor Description
  • 1671.6 (SASB/SCC20) Standard for Automatic Test Markup Language (ATML) Test Station Description

Revised Industry Connections Activity Approval

  • IC13-002 PDF icon Electric Vehicle Wireless Power Transfer
  • IC13-001 PDF icon IEEE-SA Symposium on EDA Interoperability

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