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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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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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National Electrical Safety Code Timeline

by Admin| Fri, 01 Aug 2014

Today, the National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC®) celebrates 100 years in print. One of the most widely adopted safety codes and produced exclusively by IEEE, the NESC provides best practices for safety of electric supply and communication utility systems to both public and private utilities. Every five years the NESC goes through a rigorous review […]

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Fashion Forward: Where Style and Technology Meet

by Admin| Thu, 10 Jul 2014

Shuang Yu, Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing, IEEE Standards Association Would you wear a dress capable of changing color with your mood? Or carry a clutch that doubles as a speaker? What about a bracelet that measures sun exposure and provides personalized recommendations to protect your skin? Would you use a basketball that critiques your performance […]

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IEEE and DIGITALEUROPE lead efforts to keep EU MSP’s momentum

by Admin| Mon, 02 Jun 2014

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The ‘Connected Person’ Brings e-Health to Life

by Admin| Tue, 20 May 2014

By Alpesh Shah and Bill Ash The origin of humanity is akin to that of technology: It is what we are willing to accept as truth. No matter what we choose to believe of either’s origins, what becomes evident—as the years pass and we start to look to the future—is that humanity and technology begin […]

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Autism, Augmented Reality and the Frontiers of Technology Innovation

by Admin| Wed, 30 Apr 2014

By Bill Ash and Kathryn Bennett, IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) One of the great, wild frontiers of technology today is augmented reality, and developers in a huge range of industries—automotive/aerospace, banking, design and architecture, defense, entertainment/gaming, navigation, the public sector, publishing, real estate, retail shopping, tourism and urban planning, among them—hope to tame it to […]

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12 June 2014

New PARs

  • P1900.6-2011/Cor 1 (COM/DySPAN-SC) Standard for Spectrum Sensing Interfaces and Data Structures for Dynamic Spectrum Access and other Advanced Radio Communication Systems - Corrigendum 1
  • P1652a (COM/SDB) Standard for the Application of Free Field Acoustic Reference to Telephony Measurements Amendment a: Updated diffuse field graph and tables
  • P2410 (COM/SDB) Biometrics Open Protocol Standard
  • P80005-3 (IAS/PCI) Utility Connections in Port - Part 3: Low Voltage Shore Connection (LVSC) Systems - General Requirements
  • P2414 (IM/WM&A) Standard for Jitter and Phase Noise
  • P1727-2013/Cor 1 (PE/IC) Guide for Working Procedures on Underground Transmission Circuits with Induced Voltage - Corrigendum 1
  • PC37.249 (PE/PSR) Guide for Categorizing Security Needs for Protection and Automation Related Data Files
  • PC62.72a (PE/SPDLV) Guide for the Application of Surge Protective Devices for Low Voltage (1000 Volts or Less) AC Power Circuits Amendment: SPD Disconnector Application Considerations and Coordination for use in Low Voltage AC (1000 V or Less, 50 or 60 Hz) Power Circuits
  • PC62.230 (PE/SPDLV) Guide for Surge Protection of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
  • P80-2013/Cor 1 (PE/SUB) Guide for Safety in AC Substation Grounding - Corrigendum 1
  • P1613-2009/Cor 1 (PE/SUB) Standard Environmental and Testing Requirements for Communications Networking Devices Installed in Electric Power Substations - Corrigendum 1: Corrected definition of "communications port"
  • P2030.7 (PE/T&D) Standard for the Specification of Microgrid Controllers
  • P1538a (PE/TR) Guide for Determination of Maximum Winding Temperature Rise in Liquid-Filled Transformers Amendment a
  • P60214-2 (PE/TR) Tap-Changers - Part 2: Application Guide

PARs for the Revision of Standards

  • P1662 (IAS/PCI) Recommended Practice for Design and Application of Power Electronics in Electrical Power Systems
  • P1057 (IM/WM&A) Standard for Digitizing Waveform Recorders
  • PC37.94 (PE/PSR) Standard for N Times 64 Kilobit Per Second Optical Fiber Interfaces Between Teleprotection and Multiplexer Equipment
  • PC62.62 (PE/SPDLV) Standard Test Specifications for Surge-Protective Devices (SPDs) for Use on the Load Side of the Service Equipment in Low-Voltage (1000 V and Less) AC Power Circuits
  • PC57.110 (PE/TR) Recommended Practice for Establishing Liquid-Immersed and Dry-Type Power and Distribution Transformer Capability When Supplying Nonsinusoidal Load Currents

Modified PARs

  • P802.1Qcd (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks-Media Access Control (MAC) Bridges and Virtual Bridged Local Area Networks Amendment: Application Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) Type, Length, Value (TLV)
  • P802.3bp (C/LM) Standard for Ethernet Amendment Physical Layer Specifications and Management Parameters for 1 Gb/s Operation over a Single Twisted Pair Copper Cable
  • P802.3bs (C/LM) Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Media Access Control Parameters, Physical Layers and Management Parameters for 400 Gb/s Operation
  • P1708 (EMB/SC) Standard for Wearable Cuffless Blood Pressure Measuring Devices
  • P1264 (PE/SUB) Guide for Animal Deterrents for Electric Power Supply Substations
  • PC57.94 (PE/TR) Recommended Practice for Installation, Application, Operation, and Maintenance of Dry-Type Distribution and Power Transformers
  • P1896 (VT/RTSC) Standard for Identification of Contact Wire Used in Overhead Contact Systems

Withdrawn PARs

  • P1836 (EMC/SDC) Standard for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) - Limits for Harmonic Current Emissions Produced by Equipment Connected to Public Low-Voltage Systems with Input Current <= 16 A per Phase
  • P1837 (EMC/SDC) Standard for Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) - Limits for Harmonic Current Emissions Produced by Equipment Connected to Public Low-Voltage Systems with Input Current > 16 and <= 75 A per phase

New Standards

  • 1861 (BOG/CAG) Guide for On-site Acceptance Tests of Electrical Equipment and System Commissioning of 1000 kV AC and Above
  • 802.3bj (C/LM) Standard for Ethernet Amendment 2: Physical Layer Specifications and Management Parameters for 100 Gb/s Operation Over Backplanes and Copper Cables
  • 802.21c (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks - Part 21: Media Independent Handover Services - Amendment 3: Optimized Single Radio Handovers
  • 2700 (EDS/MEMS) Standard for Sensor Performance Parameter Definitions
  • 1716 (IAS/PCI) Recommended Practice for Managing Natural Disaster Impact on Key Electrical Systems and Installations in Petroleum and Chemical Facilities

Revision Standards

  • 1685 (C/DA) Standard for IP-XACT, Standard Structure for Packaging, Integrating, and Reusing IP within Tool Flows
  • 802 (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks: Overview and Architecture
  • 575 (PE/IC) Guide for Bonding Shields and Sheaths of Single-Conductor Power Cables Rated 5 kV through 500 kV
  • 65700-19-03 (PE/TR) Standard for Bushings for DC Application
  • C95.7 (SASB/SCC39) Recommended Practice for Radio Frequency Safety Programs - 3 kHz to 300 GHz

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