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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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IEEE Celebrates Historic 100th Anniversary of the National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC®)

by Admin| Thu, 24 Apr 2014

The National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC®), one of the world’s most widely adopted safety codes celebrates its’ 100th anniversary this year. Produced exclusively by IEEE, NESC provides best practices for safety of electric supply and communication utility systems to both public and private utilities. Every five years NESC goes through a rigorous review process to […]


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IEEE Privacy for the People – Google Hangout On Air

by Admin| Tue, 28 Jan 2014

View Recorded Hangout Although this live event has passed, the video below will allow you to watch the entire event. Hosted by IEEE28 January 201412:00pm Pacific US As the world celebrates Data Privacy Day, the IEEE is hosting a “Privacy for the People” Google Hangout On Air to explore and discuss collaboration in harnessing global […]


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Bob Metcalfe Keynote: IEEE 802® LAN/MAN Standards Committee Ethernet 40th Anniversary Celebration

by Admin| Fri, 17 Jan 2014

Ethernet Inventor and 3Com Founder Bob Metcalfe delivers an entertaining overview of Ethernet’s past, present and future at the IEEE 802® LAN/MAN Standards Committee’s Ethernet 40th Anniversary Celebration. While the creation of Ethernet is something to celebrate, Metcalfe emphasizes the standardization of Ethernet by highlighting three key points in his keynote address: “The work that […]


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Consumers are the key to successful Smart Grid implementations

by Admin| Tue, 19 Nov 2013

By Bill Ash, strategic technology program director, IEEE Standards Association I’d like to call my colleagues’ attention to the recent publication of a new IEEE Standard Association report, “IEEE Global Consumer Socialization of Smart Grid.” The title alone should serve as a reminder that no matter how much work we do on developing technology and […]


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IEEE-SA IoT 2013 Workshop

by Admin| Tue, 05 Nov 2013

This morning, IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) kicked off its Internet of Things (IoT) Workshop with opening remarks from Oleg Logvinov(center), Member IEEE-SA Standards Board, Working Group Chair, IEEE 1902 Working Group and Director of Market Development, Industrial Power Conversion Division, STMicroelectronics, and Mary Lynne Nielsen, Technology Innovations Director at IEEE-SA. Keynote was delivered by Luca […]


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5th European Innovation Summit (@ the European Parliament)

by Admin| Wed, 30 Oct 2013

IEEE hosted a breakfast as part of the 5th European Innovation Summit to highlight the importance of open standardization and how it supports innovation that changes the world. IEEE presented a perfect example of this: The IEEE 802.3 Ethernet standard, and the IEEE 802.11 WLAN standard, often referred to as WiFi, along with the ITU […]


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P802.3bk ™ is pushing the physical limits to provide higher density optical access

by Admin| Tue, 29 Oct 2013

Market-driven standard for extended EPON developed under open process is key to helping operators cost-effectively provide higher density optical access, addressing their current and future needs By Marek Hajduczenia, chair of the IEEE P802.3bk Extended EPON Task Force and Network Architect at Bright House Networks The IEEE P802.3bk Extended EPON Task Force of the IEEE […]


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IEEE-SA STANDARDS BOARD APPROVALS
27 March 2014

New PARs

  • P2413 (BOG/CAG) Standard for an Architectural Framework for the Internet of Things (IoT)
  • P1801a (C/DA) Standard for Design and Verification of Low-Power Integrated Circuits Amendment
  • P802.1AB-2009/Cor 2 (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks – Station and Media Access Control Connectivity Discovery – Corrigendum 2: Technical and editorial corrections
  • P802.1CF (C/LM) Recommended Practice for Network Reference Model and Functional Description of IEEE 802 Access Network
  • P802.3bs (C/LM) Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Media Access Control Parameters, Physical Layers, and Management Parameters for 400 Gb/s Operation
  • 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
  • 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 Gbps Wireless Switched Point-to-Point Physical Layer
  • P802.15.4r (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks – Part 15.4: Low-Rate Wireless Personal Area Networks (LR-WPANs) Amendment for Radio-Based Distance Measurement Techniques
  • P1722.1-2013/Cor 1 (C/MSC) Standard for Device Discovery, Connection Management, and Control Protocol for IEEE 1722(TM) Based Devices – Corrigendum 1: Technical and editorial corrections
  • P3333.1.2 (C/SAB) Standard for the Perceptual Quality Assessment of Three Dimensional (3D) Contents based on Physiological Mechanisms
  • P3333.2.2 (C/SAB) Standard for Three-Dimensional (3D) Medical Visualization
  • P3333.2.3 (C/SAB) Standard for Three-Dimensional (3D) Medical Data Management
  • P3333.2.4 (C/SAB) Standard for Three-Dimensional (3D) Medical Simulation
  • P1622.4 (C/VSSC) Recommended Practice for Election Modeling
  • P1622.5 (C/VSSC) Standard for Election Systems Usability and Accessibility
  • P1904.2 (COM/SDB) Standard for Management Channel for Customer-Premises Equipment Connected to Ethernet-Based Subscriber Access Networks
  • P11073-10404a (EMB/11073) Health Informatics – Personal Health Device Communication – Device Specialization – Pulse Oximeter Amendment
  • P11073-10407a (EMB/11073) Health Informatics – Personal Health Device Communication – Device Specialization – Blood Pressure Monitor Amendment
  • P11073-10408a (EMB/11073) Health Informatics – Personal Health Device Communication Part 10408: Device Specialization – Thermometer Amendment
  • P11073-10415a (EMB/11073) Health Informatics – Personal Health Device Communication – Device Specialization – Weighing Scale Amendment
  • P11073-10420a (EMB/11073) Health Informatics – Personal Health Device Communication Part 10420: Device Specialization – Body Composition Analyzer Amendment
  • P2411 (PE/NPE) Human Factors Engineering Guide for the Validation of System Designs and Integrated Systems Operations at Nuclear Facilities
  • PC37.250 (PE/PSR) Guide for Engineering, Implementation, and Management of System Integrity Protection Schemes
  • P1657a (PE/SB) Recommended Practice for Personnel Qualifications for Installation and Maintenance of Stationary Batteries Amendment 1: Updated Safety Sections
  • P977a (PE/T&D) Guide to Installation of Foundations for Transmission Line Structures Amendment
  • PC135.100 (PE/T&D) Standard for Line Hardware for Overhead Line Construction
  • PC57.163 (PE/TR) Guide for Establishing Power Transformer Capability while under Geomagnetic Disturbances
  • P1791 (VTS/RTSC) Recommended Practice for Terminology Used for Direct Current Electric Transit Overhead Contact Systems
  • P2406 (VTS/RTSC) Standard for Design and Construction of Non-Load Break Disconnect Switches for Direct Current Applications on Transit Systems

PARs for the Revision of Standards

  • P802.22 (C/LM) Standard for Information Technology – Local and Metropolitan Area Networks – Specific Requirements – Part 22: Cognitive Radio Wireless Regional Area Networks (WRAN) Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications: Policies and Procedures for Operation in the Bands that Allow Spectrum Sharing where the Communications Devices may Opportunistically Operate in the Spectrum of the Primary Service
  • P2030.5 (COM/PLC) Standard for Smart Energy Profile Application Protocol
  • P1302 (EMC/SDCom) Guide for the Electromagnetic Characterization of Conductive Gaskets in the Frequency Range of DC to 40 GHz
  • P1068 (IAS/PCI) Standard for the Repair and Rewinding of AC Electric Motors in the Petroleum, Chemical, and Process Industries
  • P1010 (PE/ED&PG) Guide for Control of Hydroelectric Power Plants
  • P1248 (PE/ED&PG) Guide for the Commissioning of Electrical Systems in Hydroelectric Power Plants
  • P532 (PE/IC) Guide for Selecting and Testing Jackets for Power, Instrumentation, and Control Cables
  • P1406 (PE/IC) Guide for the Use of Gas-in-Fluid Analysis for Paper and Laminated Paper-Polypropylene Insulated Cable Systems
  • PC37.91 (PE/PSR) Guide for Protecting Power Transformers
  • PC37.230 (PE/PSR) Guide for Protective Relay Applications to Distribution Lines
  • P1491 (PE/SB) Recommended Practice for Battery Monitoring in Stationary Applications
  • PC62.23 (PE/SPDHV) Application Guide for Surge Protection of Electric Generating Plants
  • P605 (PE/SUB) Guide for Bus Design in Air Insulated Substations
  • PC37.20.6 (PE/SWG) Standard for 4.76 kV to 38 kV Rated Ground and Test Devices Used in Enclosures
  • PC37.26 (PE/SWG) Guide for Methods of Power-Factor Measurement for Low-Voltage (1000 V ac or lower) Inductive Test Circuits
  • P516 (PE/T&D) Guide for Maintenance Methods on Energized Power Lines
  • P1036 (PE/T&D) Guide for the Application of Shunt Power Capacitors
  • P1250 (PE/T&D) Guide for Identifying and Improving Voltage Quality in Power Systems
  • PC57.15 (PE/TR) Standard Requirements, Terminology, and Test Code for Distribution Overhead and Substation Step-Voltage Regulators
  • P1547 (SASB/SCC21) Standard for Interconnection and Interoperability of Distributed Energy Resources with Associated Electric Power Systems Interfaces

Modified PARs

  • P3333.1.1 (C/SAB) Standard for the Quality of Experience (QoE) and Visual Comfort Assessments of Three Dimensional (3D) Contents based on Psychophysical Studies
  • P3333.2.1 (C/SAB) Standard for Three-Dimensional (3D) Medical Modelling
  • P1622.2 (C/VSSC) Standard for Election Results Reporting Data Interchange Format
  • P1622.3 (C/VSSC) Standard for Election Systems Event Logging Data Interchange Format
  • PC37.60 (PE/SWG) High-Voltage Switchgear and Controlgear – Part 111: Automatic Circuit Reclosers for Alternating Current Systems up to and including 38 kV
  • P1276 (PE/TR) Guide for the Application of High-Temperature Insulation Materials in Liquid-Immersed Distribution, Power and Regulating Transformers

Withdrawn PARs

  • P11073-10407-2008/Cor 1 (EMB/11073) Health Informatics – Personal Health Device Communication – Device Specialization – Blood Pressure Monitor – Corrigendum 1
  • P11073-10408-2008/Cor 1(EMB/11073) Health Informatics – Personal Health Device Communication Part 10408: Device Specialization – Thermometer – Corrigendum 1
  • P11073-10415-2008/Cor 1(EMB/11073) Health Informatics – Personal Health Device Communication – Device Specialization – Weighing Scale – Corrigendum 1
  • P11073-10420-2010/Cor 1(EMB/11073) Health Informatics – Personal Health Device Communication Part 10420: Device Specialization – Body Composition Analyzer – Corrigendum 1
  • P1068-2009/Cor 1 (IAS/PCI) IEEE Standard for the Repair and Rewinding of AC Electric Motors in the Petroleum, Chemical, and Process Industries – Corrigendum 1

New Standards

  • P1888.2 (BOG/CAG) Standard for Ubiquitous Green Community Control Network: Heterogeneous Networks Convergence and Scalability
  • P802.1Qbp (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks – Virtual Bridged Local Area Networks Amendment: Equal Cost Multiple Paths (ECMP)
  • P802.15.4m (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks – Part 15.4: Low Rate Wireless Personal Area Networks (LR-WPANs) – Amendment 6: TV White Space between 54 MHz and 862 MHz Physical Layer
  • P802.15.4p (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks – Part 15.4: Low-Rate Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs) Amendment 7: Rail Communications and Control (RCC) System Physical Layer
  • P802.22a (C/LM) Standard for Wireless Regional Area Networks Part 22: Cognitive Wireless RAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications: Policies and Procedures for Operation in the TV Bands – Amendment: Management and Control Plane Interfaces and Procedures and Enhancement to the Management Information Base (MIB)
  • P1484.13.3 (C/LT) Recommended Practice for Learning Technology – ISO 21000-2:2005 Information Technology – Multimedia Framework (MPEG-21) – Part 2: Digital Item Declaration Mapping to the Conceptual Model for Resource Aggregation
  • P1857a (C/SAB) Standard for Advanced Audio and Video Coding Amendment 1: Extension on Timing and Location Information to Support Object Tracking across Multiple Cameras at Surveillance High Group
  • P1450.6.2 (C/TT) Standard for Memory Modeling in Core Test Language (CTL)
  • P1900.6a (COM/DySPAN-SC) Standard for Spectrum Sensing Interfaces and Data Structures for Dynamic Spectrum Access and Other Advanced Radio Communication Systems Amendment: Procedures, Protocols, and Data Archive Enhanced Interfaces
  • P1129 (PE/EM) Guide for Online Monitoring of Large Synchronous Generators (10 MVA and Above)
  • P1210-2004/Cor 1 (PE/IC) Standard Tests for Determining Compatibility of Cable-Pulling Lubricants with Wire and Cable – Corrigendum 1
  • PC37.118.1a (PE/PSR) Standard for Synchrophasor Measurements for Power Systems Amendment to Modify Selected Performance Requirements
  • P1564 (PE/T&D) Guide for Voltage Sag Indices
  • P1782 (PE/T&D) Guide for Collecting, Categorizing and Utilization of Information Related to Electric Power Distribution Interruption Events
  • PC135.90 (PE/T&D) Standard for Pole Line Hardware for Overhead Line Construction

Revision Standards

  • P1888 (BOG/CAG) Standard for Ubiquitous Green Community Control Network Protocol
  • P730 (C/S2ESC) Standard for Software Quality Assurance Processes
  • P421.2 (PE/ED&PG) Guide for Identification, Testing, and Evaluation of the Dynamic Performance of Excitation Control Systems
  • P421.4 (PE/ED&PG) Guide for the Preparation of Excitation System Specifications
  • PC50.13 (PE/EM) Standard for Cylindrical-Rotor 50 Hz and 60 Hz Synchronous Generators Rated 10 MVA and Above
  • P1205 (PE/NPE) Guide for Assessing, Monitoring, and Mitigating Aging Effects on Electrical Equipment Used in Nuclear Power Generating Stations and Other Nuclear Facilities
  • PC37.95 (PE/PSR) Guide for Protective Relaying of Utility-Consumer Interconnections
  • PC62.36 (PE/SPDLV) Standard for Test Methods for Surge Protectors Used in Low-Voltage Data, Communications, and Signaling Circuits
  • PC37.012 (PE/SWG) Guide for the Application of Capacitance Current Switching for AC High-Voltage Circuit Breakers above 1000 V
  • P519 (PE/T&D) Recommended Practices and Requirements for Harmonic Control in Electric Power Systems
  • PC57.12.44 (PE/TR) Standard Requirements for Secondary Network Protectors
  • PC57.116 (PE/TR) Guide for Transformers Directly Connected to Generators
  • P1671.4 (SASB/SCC20) Standard for Automatic Test Markup Language (ATML) Test Configuration

Administrative Withdrawal

  • 15026-1-2011 (C/S2ESC) Trial-Use Standard for Adoption of ISO/IEC TR 15026-1:2010 Systems and Software Engineering – Systems and Software Assurance – Part 1: Concepts and Vocabulary
  • 1601-2010 (PE/PSIM) Trial-Use Standard for Optical AC Current and Voltage Sensing Systems
  • 1711-2010 (PE/SUB) Trial-Use Standard for a Cryptographic Protocol for Cyber Security of Substation Serial Links

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