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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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21 August 2014

New PARs

  • P2415 (C/DA) Standard for Unified Hardware Abstraction and Layer for Energy Proportional Electronic Systems
  • P2416 (C/DA) Standard for Power Modeling to Enable System Level Analysis
  • P2409 (C/FIPA) Trial Use Recommended Practice for Design Process Documentation Template (DPDT)
  • P802.1AEcg (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks: Media Access Control (MAC) Security Amendment: Ethernet Data Encryption Devices
  • P802.1ARce (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks - Secure Device Identity Amendment 1: SHA-384 and P-384 Elliptic Curve
  • P802.3bw (C/LM) Standard for Ethernet Amendment Physical Layer Specifications and Management Parameters for 100 Mb/s Operation over a Single Balanced Twisted Pair Cable (100BASE-T1)
  • P802.15.4s (C/LM) Standard for Low-Rate Wireless Networks: Amendment Enabling Spectrum Resource Measurement Capability
  • P802.22.3 (C/LM) Standard for Spectrum Characterization and Occupancy Sensing
  • P1622.6 (C/VSSC) Recommended Practice for Voting Methods Mathematical Models
  • P1900.6b (COM/DySPAN-SC) Standard for Spectrum Sensing Interfaces and Data Structures for Dynamic Spectrum Access and other Advanced Radio Communication Systems. Spectrum Database Interfaces Amendment
  • P2408 (IAS/PSP) Guide for Communications-Based Protection of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems
  • P61158 (IES/IES) Standard for Industrial Hard Real-Time Communication
  • P2412 (PE/IC) Standard Test for Determining Circuit Integrity Performance of Fire Resistive Cable Systems in Passenger Rail and Road Tunnels
  • P62582-2-am1 (PE/NPE) Nuclear Power Plants - Instrumentation and Control Important to Safety - Electrical Equipment Condition Monitoring Methods - Part 2: Indenter Modulus Amendment 1
  • PC37.20.9 (PE/SWG) Metal Enclosed Switchgear Rated 1 kV to 52 kV Incorporating Gas Insulation Systems
  • P1653.1 (VT/RTSC) Standard for Traction Power Transformers for Substation Applications up to 1500 Volts DC Nominal Output

PARs for the Revision of Standards

  • P1722 (C/MSC) Standard for a Transport Protocol for Time Sensitive Applications in a Bridged Local Area Network
  • P21451-2 (IM/ST) ISO/IEC/IEEE Standard for Information Technology -- Smart Transducer Interface for Sensors and Actuators -- Part 2: Serial Point-to-Point Interface
  • P1147 (PE/ED&PG) Guide for the Rehabilitation of Hydroelectric Power Plants
  • P1578 (PE/SB) Recommended Practice for Stationary Battery Electrolyte Spill Containment and Management
  • PC37.30.1 (PE/SWG) Standard Requirements for AC High-Voltage Air Switches Rated Above 1000 V
  • PC37.59 (PE/SWG) Standard Requirements for Conversion of Power Switchgear Equipment
  • PC37.81 (PE/SWG) Guide for Seismic Qualification of Class 1E Metal-Enclosed Power Switchgear Assemblies
  • PC37.82 (PE/SWG) Standard for the Qualification of Switchgear Assemblies for Class 1E Applications in Nuclear Power Generating Stations
  • P1159.3 (PE/T&D) Recommended Practice for Power Quality Data Interchange Format (PQDIF)
  • PC57.12.23 (PE/TR) Standard for Submersible Single-Phase Transformers: 250 kVA and Smaller; High Voltage 34 500GrdY/19 920V and Below; Low Voltage 600 V and Below
  • PC57.12.51 (PE/TR) Standard for Ventilated Dry-Type Power Transformers, 501 kVA and Larger, Three-Phase, with High-Voltage 601 V to 34 500 V; Low-Voltage 208Y/120 V to 4160 V- General Requirements
  • PC57.21 (PE/TR) Standard Requirements, Terminology, and Test Code for Shunt Reactors Rated Over 500 kVA

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) Recommended Practice for Three-Dimensional (3D) Medical Modelling
  • PC37.20.1 (PE/SWG) Standard for Metal-Enclosed Low Voltage (1000Vac and Below, 3200Vdc and Below) Power Circuit Breaker Switchgear
  • PC57.153 (PE/TR) Guide for Paralleling Regulating Transformers

Withdrawn PARs

  • P21451-2 (IM/ST) Standard for a Smart Transducer Interface for Sensors and Actuators - Serial Point-to-Point Interface
  • P1671.0 (SASB/SCC20) Guide for the Use of Automatic Test Equipment Markup Language (ATML); the IEEE-1671 Family of Standards

New Standards

  • 1801a (C/DA) Standard for Design and Verification of Low-Power Integrated Circuit–Amendment 1
  • 11073-10424 (EMB/11073) Standard for Health Informatics – Personal Health Device Communication – Part 10424: Device Specialization – Sleep Apnoea Breathing Therapy Equipment (SABTE)
  • 11073-10425 (EMB/11073) Standard for Health Informatics – Personal Health Device Communication – Device Specialization – Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM)
  • 1708 (EMB/Stds Com) Standard for Wearable Cuffless Blood Pressure Measuring Devices
  • 45.5 (IAS/PCI) Recommended Practice for Electrical Installations on Shipboard – Safety Considerations
  • 1668 (IAS/PSE) Recommended Practice for Voltage Sag and Interruption Ride-Through Testing for End Use Electrical Equipment Less than 1,000 Volts
  • 3003.2 (IAS/TBCC) Recommended Practice for Equipment Grounding and Bonding in Industrial and Commercial Power Systems
  • 3004.5 (IAS/TBCC) Recommended Practice for the Application of Low-Voltage Circuit Breakers in Industrial and Commercial Power Systems
  • 1138-2009/Cor 1 (PE/PSC) Standard for Testing and Performance for Optical Ground Wire (OPGW) for Use on Electric Utility Power Lines – Corrigendum 1: Stress Strain Temperature Correction, Aeolian Vibration Velocity
  • 1232.3 (SASB/SCC20) Guide for the Use of Artificial Intelligence Exchange and Service Tie to All Test Environments (AI-ESTATE)

Revision Standards

  • 11073-20601 (EMB/11073) Standard for Health Informatics – Personal Health Device Communication – Part 20601: Application Profile – Optimized Exchange Protocol
  • 1115 (PE/SB) Recommended Practice for Sizing Nickel-Cadmium Batteries for Stationary Applications
  • 837 (PE/SUB) Standard for Qualifying Permanent Connections Used in Substation Grounding
  • C37.26 (PE/SWG) Guide for Methods of Power-Factor Measurement for Low-Voltage (1000 V ac or lower) Inductive Test Circuits
  • C57.12.38 (PE/TR) Standard for Pad-Mounted-Type, Self-Cooled, Single-Phase Distribution Transformers; High Voltage, 34 500 GrdY/19 920 V and Below, Low Voltage, 480/240 V; 250 kVA and Smaller

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