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Standards for Greener Information and Communication Technology
The Institute, 21 March 2016

More than 50 IEEE standards in five groups—many of them listed above—are helping make information and communication technology more energy-efficient and produce less amounts of greenhouse gases…

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Lack of Technology Standards Presents Significant Cost Issues in Travel Industry
Open-Stand, May 11th, 2016

Have you ever purchased an airline ticket or booked hotel reservations through an online travel agency (OTA)? The speed and convenience through which a business trip or vacation can be scheduled using online services were a welcome surprise for those of us who remember the hassle of arranging such accommodations in a pre-web era. Still, the convenience offered by OTA’s does not come without a cost…

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IoT Security Standards – Paving the Way For Customer Confidence
Standards University February 29, 2016
With the opening of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the IoT has moved beyond the initial hype phase and even past the phase of early deployments into what I call the “parental awareness phase”. That is to say, my parents, both of whom…

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The Council on Extended Intelligence (CXI) – Resisting Reductionism

by Guest Contributor| Fri, 13 Jul 2018

“Instead of thinking about machine intelligence in terms of humans vs. machines, we should consider the system that integrates humans and machines—not artificial intelligence, but extended intelligence.” – Joi Ito, Resisting Reduction: A Manifesto.   Technology is evolving and expanding at a profound rate, giving rise to new innovations with the potential to either fundamentally elevate

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Embracing a Future with Extended Intelligence

by Guest Contributor| Fri, 22 Jun 2018

I first met John Havens at an Aspen Institute Roundtable to discuss the future of artificial intelligence. I had always pictured IEEE as a place where engineers hammered out practical technical standards and published rigorous academic journals so I was surprised—and excited—to find him advocating the importance of ethics in autonomous and intelligent systems in such a nuanced and inclusive way. Soon, we had drafted the beginning of the Global Council on Extended Intelligence (CXI) and its mandate: to ensure that these tools benefit people and the planet, make our systems more robust and resilient, and don’t reinforce negative systemic biases.

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IEEE Standards Engagements in Turkey highlight IEEE 802™ and eHealth Standardization Activities

by Guest Contributor| Tue, 19 Jun 2018

The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) was hosted by the IEEE Turkey Section for several events and engagements from 19-20 June 2018. The engagement was focused on two events – the IEEE Standards Summit in Istanbul, and the Electronic Communications Standards Summit in Ankara. The IEEE Standards Summit in Istanbul took place on 19 June at

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IEEE-SA and TU Delft Host Workshop on Ethical Considerations in Technology

by Guest Contributor| Sun, 10 Jun 2018

‘Incorporating Ethical Considerations in Autonomous & Intelligent Systems (A/IS) – Policy & Industry Requirements in the Algorithmic Age’ was the topic of an interactive workshop that took place in The Hague on 11 June 2018, jointly organized by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) and TU Delft’s Delft Design for Values (DDFV) Institute. Through the IEEE

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Optical Data Network Backbone for Autonomous Driving

by Guest Contributor| Wed, 06 Jun 2018

For safety-related functions such as the data network backbone, autonomous driving requires redundant systems. The objective of this redundancy is to increase safety and avoid the autonomous car being locked if the backbone is disabled in some way. The second backbone may be optical as well, or even copper-based. Reliability analysis shows the highest reliability

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Q&A with Thad Starner

by Guest Contributor| Mon, 21 May 2018

Thad Starner is a wearable-computing pioneer. He founded the MIT Wearable Computing Project; he is a professor in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and he is a technical lead on the Google Glass self-contained wearable computer. Thad has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed scientific publications, with over 100 co-authors

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IEEE Standards Association Fellowship Program Highlights from the WSIS Forum 2018

by Guest Contributor| Thu, 17 May 2018

The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) recently held a Fellowship Program for future leaders at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum, held from 19 – 23 March 2018. As part of IEEE-SA’s capacity-building activities, this program invites university students and young professionals from developing and emerging economies to attend global technology policy events.

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Q&A with Steve Mann

by Guest Contributor| Mon, 14 May 2018

A professor in the department of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Toronto and an IEEE Senior Member, Steve Mann built the first wearable computerized-vision system before he started high school. Since then, he has constructed dozens of these systems and amassed more hours inventing, designing, building and wearing them than anyone else.

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Q&A with Todd Richmond

by Guest Contributor| Mon, 07 May 2018

Todd Richmond is the director of advanced prototypes at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT), as well as a member of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems Mixed Reality Committee and IEEE Future Directions Symbiotic Autonomous Systems Initiative. He also is a musician and visual artist.

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Q&A with Jay Iorio

by Guest Contributor| Mon, 30 Apr 2018

Specializing in the emerging technologies of virtual worlds and three-dimensional interfaces, Jay Iorio is a technology strategist for the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA). He is a co-chair of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems Mixed Reality Committee. He managed IEEE Island in Second Life and has done extensive building and

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IEEE-SA STANDARDS BOARD APPROVALS
7/14 May 2018

New PARs

  • P802.1CBcv (C/LM) Draft Standard for Local and metropolitan area networks -- Frame Replication and Elimination for Reliability Amendment: Information Model, YANG Data Model and Management Information Base Module
  • P802.1CBdb (C/LM) Draft Standard for Local and metropolitan area networks -- Frame Replication and Elimination for Reliability Amendment: Extended Stream Identification Functions
  • P802.1DC (C/LM) Quality of Service Provision by Network Systems
  • P802.3ck (C/LM) Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Physical Layer Specifications and Management Parameters for 100 Gb/s, 200 Gb/s, and 400 Gb/s Electrical Interfaces Based on 100 Gb/s Signaling
  • P802.3cm (C/LM) Standard for Ethernet Amendment Physical Layer and Management Parameters for 400 Gb/s over Multimode Fiber
  • P802.11bb (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: Light Communications
  • P802.15.4w (C/LM) Standard for Low-Rate Wireless Networks Amendment for a Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) extension to the Low Energy Critical Infrastructure Monitoring (LECIM) Physical layer (PHY)
  • P802.15.4x (C/LM) Standard for Low-Rate Wireless Networks Amendment Defining Enhancements to the Smart Utility Network (SUN) Physical Layers (PHYs) Supporting up to 2.4 Mb/s Data Rates
  • P802.15.4y (C/LM) Standard for Low-Rate Wireless Networks Amendment Defining Support for Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)-256 Encryption and Security Extensions
  • P802.15.4z (C/LM)(C/LM) Standard for Low-Rate Wireless Networks Amendment: Enhanced High Rate Pulse (HRP) and Low Rate Pulse (LRP) Ultra Wide-Band (UWB) Physical Layers (PHYs) and Associated Ranging Techniques
  • P60802 (C/LM) Time-Sensitive Networking Profile for Industrial Automation
  • P7919.1 (C/LT) Requirements for eReaders to Support Learning Applications
  • P9274.1.1 (C/LT) JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) Data Model Format and Representational State Transfer (RESTful) Web Service for Learner Experience Data Tracking and Access
  • P12207-2 (C/S2ESC)(C/LT) Systems and Software Engineering -- Software Life Cycle Processes -- Part 2: Relation and Mapping Between ISO/IEC/IEEE 12207-1:2017 and ISO/IEC/IEEE 12207:2008
  • P2418.2 (C/SAB) Standard Data Format for Blockchain Systems
  • P2418.2 (C/SAB) Standard for the Framework of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Use in Agriculture
  • P1730.2 (C/SI) Recommended Practice for Verification, Validation and Accreditation of a Distributed Simulation - an Overlay to the Distributed Simulation Engineering and Execution Process
  • P1900.5.2a (COM/DySPAN-SC) Standard Method for Modeling Spectrum Consumption Amendment Adding Spectrum Consumption Model Schema
  • P2061 (COM/MobiNet-SC) Architecture for Low Mobility Energy Efficient Network for Affordable Broadband Access
  • P4001 (GRSS/SC) Standard for Characterization and Calibration of Ultraviolet through Shortwave Infrared (250 nm to 2500 nm) Hyperspectral Imaging Devices
  • P4002 (GRSS/SC) Standard for Synthetic Aperture Radar Metadata Content
  • P21451-1-6 (IES/IES) Standard for a Smart Transducer Interface for Sensors, Actuators, and Devices - Message Queue Telemetry Transport (MQTT) for Networked Device Communication
  • P2781 (PE/SBLC) Guide for Load Modeling and Simulations for Power Systems
  • P2066 (PHO/SC) Safety Specification of Laser Transmission in High-Power Industrial Laser System
  • P1528.7 (SASB/SCC39) Guide to Assess the Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) Exposure of Internet of Things (IoT) Technologies/Solutions
  • P1528.7 (SASB/SCC39) Inclusion and Application Standards for Automated Facial Analysis Technology
  • P2418.4 (VT/ITS) Standard for the Framework of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Use in Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs)

PARs for the Revision of Standards

  • P528 (AES/GA) Standard for Inertial Sensor Terminology
  • P1666 (C/DA) Standard for Standard SystemC Language Reference Manual
  • P1012 (C/S2ESC) Standard for System, Software, and Hardware Verification and Validation
  • P1599 (C/SAB) Recommended Practice for the Definition of a Multilayer Representation of Music Using eXtensible Markup Language (XML)
  • P1142 (PE/IC) Guide for the Selection, Testing, Application and Installation of 300 V to 500 kV Cables Having Radial-Moisture Barriers and/or Longitudinal Water Blocking
  • P308 (PE/NPE) Standard Criteria for Class 1E Power Systems for Nuclear Power Generating Stations
  • P741 (PE/NPE) Standard for Criteria for the Protection of Class 1E Power Systems and Equipment in Nuclear Power Generating Stations
  • P845 (PE/NPE) Guide for the Evaluation of Human-System Performance in Nuclear Power Generating Stations
  • P1023 (PE/NPE) Recommended Practice for the Application of Human Factors Engineering to Systems, Equipment, and Facilities of Nuclear Power Generating Stations and Other Nuclear Facilities
  • PC37.92 (PE/PSRCC) Standard for Analog Inputs to Protective Relays From Electronic Voltage and Current Transducers
  • PC37.104 (PE/PSRCC) Guide for Automatic Reclosing on AC Distribution and Transmission Lines
  • PC62.92.5 (PE/SPDHV) Guide for the Application of Neutral Grounding in Electrical Utility Systems, Part V-Transmission Systems and Subtransmission Systems
  • P1413.1 (RS/SC) Guide for Selecting and Using Reliability Predictions Based on IEEE 1413
  • P1528 (SASB/SCC39) Recommended Practice for Measurement Procedures for the Assessment of Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) of Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Fields From Hand-Held and Body-Worn Wireless Communication Devices (Frequency Range of 4 MHz to 10 GHz)

Modified PARs

  • P802.3cg (C/LM) Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Physical Layer Specifications and Management Parameters for 10 Mb/s Operation and Associated Power Delivery over a Single Balanced Pair of Conductors
  • P802.22.3 (C/LM) Standard for Spectrum Characterization and Occupancy Sensing
  • P3079 (C/SAB) Standard for Head Mounted Display (HMD) Based Virtual Reality (VR) Sickness Reduction Technology
  • PC95.2 (SASB/SCC39) Standard for Radio-Frequency Energy and Current-Flow Symbols

New Standards

  • 2050 (CES/SC) IEEE Draft Standard for Real-time Operating System (OS) for Small-scale Embedded Systems
  • 802.1CM (C/LM) IEEE Draft Time-Sensitive Networking for Fronthaul
  • 1901.1 (COM/PLC) IEEE Draft Standard for Medium Frequency (less than 15 MHz) Power Line Communications for Smart Grid Applications
  • C57.19.04 (PE/TR) IEEE Draft Standard Performance Characteristics and Dimensions for High Current Power Transformer Bushings with Rated Continuous Current in Excess of 5000 Amps Located Within Bus Enclosures

Revision Standards

  • P802.1Q/Draft D2.2 (C/LM) IEEE Draft Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks-Bridges and Bridged Networks
  • P1635/Draft 13 (PE/ESSB) IEEE/ASHRAE Draft Guide for the Ventilation and Thermal Management of Batteries for Stationary Applications
  • P2030.5/Draft D2 (COM/PLC) IEEE Draft Standard for Smart Energy Profile Application Protocol
  • PC57.119/Draft 2a (PE/TR) IEEE Draft Recommended Practice for Performing Temperature Rise Tests on Liquid-Immersed Power Transformers at Loads Beyond Nameplate Ratings

Sponsor Withdrawals

  • 802.15.1/Standard (C/LM) IEEE Standard for Information Technology-- Local and Metropolitan Area Networks- Specific Requirements- Part 15.1a: Wireless Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) specifications for Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPAN)
  • 802.15.2/Standard (C/LM) IEEE Recommended Practice for Information Technology- Local and Metropolitan Area Networks- Specific Requirements- Part 15.2: Coexistence of Wireless Personal Area Networks with Other Wireless Devices Operating in Unlicensed Frequency Bands
  • 802.16-Conformance04/Standard (C/LM) IEEE Standard for Conformance to IEEE 802.16 - Part 4: Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (PICS) Proforma for Frequencies below 11 GHz
  • 802.20/Standard (C/LM) IEEE Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks- Part 20: Air Interface for Mobile Broadband Wireless Access Systems Supporting Vehicular Mobility- Physical and Media Access Control Layer Specification
  • 802.20.2/Standard (C/LM) IEEE Standard for Conformance to IEEE 802.20 Systems-Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (PICS) Proforma
  • 802.20.3/Standard (C/LM) IEEE Standard for Minimum Performance Characteristics of IEEE 802.20 Terminals and Base Stations/Access Nodes

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