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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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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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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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10 December 2014

New PARs

  • P1800.2 (C/DA) Standard for Universal Verification Methodology Language Reference Manual
  • P802.1AS-2011/Cor 2 (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks - Timing and Synchronization for Time-Sensitive Applications in Bridged Local Area Networks - Corrigendum 2: Technical and Editorial Corrections
  • P802.3bv (C/LM) Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Physical Layer Specifications and Management Parameters for 1000 Mb/s Operation Over Plastic Optical Fiber
  • P802.3by (C/LM) Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Media Access Control Parameters, Physical Layers and Management Parameters for 25 Gb/s Operation
  • P1363.3-2013/Cor 1 (C/MSC) Standard for Identity-Based Cryptographic Techniques Using Pairings - Corrigendum 1: Corrections to Citations
  • P15026-3 (C/S2ESC) Adoption of Systems and software engineering -Systems and software assurance -- Part 3: Systems integrity levels
  • P1680.6 (C/SAB) Standard for Environmental Assessment of Complex Set Top Boxes
  • P1857.7 (C/SAB) Standard for Adaptive Streaming
  • P1904.3 (COM/SDB) Standard for Radio Over Ethernet Encapsulations and Mappings
  • P1911.1 (COM/SDB) HDBaseT Specification Version 1.1.0
  • P1911.2 (COM/SDB) HDBaseT Specification Version 2.0
  • P1911.3 (COM/SDB) Standard for HDBaseT 5Play
  • P11073-10702 (EMB/11073) Standard for Domain Information & Service Model for Service-Oriented Point-of-Care Medical Device Communication
  • P11073-20601-2014/Cor 1 (EMB/11073) Health Informatics - Personal Health Device Communication - Part 20601: Application Profile- Optimized Exchange Protocol - Corrigendum 1
  • P11073-20701 (EMB/11073) Standard for Service-Oriented Medical Device Exchange Architecture & Protocol Binding
  • P11073-20702 (EMB/11073) Standard for Medical Devices Communication Profile for Web Services
  • P1847 (EMB/Stds Com) Recommended Practice for Common Framework of Location-Based Services (LBS) for Healthcare
  • P1514 (SASB/SCC20) Recommended Practice for the Design and Integration of Fixtures Applied to Generic Test Interfaces of Automatic Test Systems

PARs for the Revision of Standards

  • P802.1AB (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks - Station and Media Access Control Connectivity Discovery
  • P802.15.7 (C/LM) Standard for Short-Range Wireless Optical Communication
  • P11073-10417 (EMB/11073) Health Informatics - Personal Health Device Communication Part 10417: Device Specialization - Glucose Meter
  • P1202 (PE/IC) Standard for Testing Flame-Propagation and Smoke Generation of Cable or Splices/Connectors
  • P1613.1 (PE/SUB) Standard Environmental and Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Testing Requirements for Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) Installed in Transmission and Distribution Facilities
  • PC37.2 (PE/SUB) Standard Electrical Power System Device Function Numbers, Acronyms, and Contact Designations
  • PC37.12 (PE/SWG) Guide for Specifications of High-Voltage Circuit Breakers (Over 1000 Volts)
  • PC37.13.1 (PE/SWG) Standard for Definite-Purpose Switching Devices for Use in Metal-Enclosed Low-Voltage (1000 Vac and Below) Power Circuit Breaker Switchgear
  • PC57.129 (PE/TR) Converter Transformers for HVDC Applications
  • P1547.1 (SASB/SCC21) Standard Conformance Test Procedures for Equipment Interconnecting Distributed Energy Resources with Electric Power Systems and Associated Interfaces
  • P1609.2 (VT/IT) Standard for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments - Security Services for Applications and Management Messages
  • P1609.3 (VT/IT) Standard for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE) - Networking Services

Modified PARs

  • P3005.4 (IAS/TBCC) Recommended Practice for Design and Operational Considerations for Improving the Reliability of Emergency and Stand-By Power Systems
  • P62659 (NTC/SC) Standard for Large Scale Manufacturing of Nanoelectronics
  • P1402 (PE/SUB) Guide for Physical Security of Electric Power Substations
  • P60076-16 (PE/TR) Power Transformers - Part 16: Transformers for Wind Turbine Application
  • PC57.12.59 (PE/TR) Guide for Dry-Type Transformer Through-Fault Current Duration
  • PC57.153 (PE/TR) Guide for Paralleling Regulating Transformers
  • PC57.157 (PE/TR) Conducting Functional Life Tests on Switch Contacts Used in Insulating Liquid Filled Transformers
  • P61014 (RS/SC) Standard for Programmes for Reliability Growth
  • P62704-3 (SASB/SCC39) Determining the Peak Spatial-Average Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) in the Human Body from Wireless Communications Devices, 30 MHz - 6 GHz Part 3: Specific Requirements for using the Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) Method for SAR Calculations of Mobile Phones

Withdrawn PARs

  • P11073-10201 (EMB/11073) Standard for Health Informatics - Point-of-Care Medical Device Communication - Domain Information Model
  • P11073-10413 (EMB/11073) Standard for Health Informatics - Personal Health Device Communication - Device Specialization - Respiration Rate Monitor
  • P11073-10417a (EMB/11073) Health Informatics - Personal Health Device Communication Part 10417: Device Specialization - Glucose Meter Amendment 1
  • P3005.3 (IAS/TBCC) Recommended Practice for the Application of Stored-Energy Systems for Use in Emergency and Stand-By Power Systems
  • PC57.13-2008/Cor 1 (PE/TR) Standard Requirements for Instrument Transformers - Corrigendum 1: Figure 3 Correction
  • PC57.121a (PE/TR) Guide for Acceptance and Maintenance of Less Flammable Hydrocarbon Insulating Liquid in Transformers: Amendment a
  • PC57.136 (PE/TR) Guide for Sound Level Abatement and Determination for Liquid-Immersed Power Transformers and Shunt Reactors Rated Over 500 kVA
  • P1704 (SASB/SCC31) Standard for Utility Industry End Device Communications Module

Administratively Withdrawn PARs

  • P1817 (C/MSC) Standard for Consumer-Ownable Digital Personal Property
  • P1828 (C/S2ESC) Standard for Systems with Virtual Components
  • P1680.5 (C/SAB) Standard for Environmental Assessment of Mobile Devices
  • P1149.1.1 (C/TT) Standard for Test Access Port Interface for Connection to Test Data Registers
  • P1820 (DEI/SC) Guide on the Selection of Transmission and Distribution Insulators with Respect to Cold Weather Conditions
  • P1451.5-2007/Cor 1 (IM/ST) IEEE Standard for a Smart Transducer Interface for Sensors and Actuator - Wireless Communication Protocols and Transducer Electronic Data Sheet (TEDS) Formats - Corrigendum 1
  • P1289 (PE/NPE) Guide for the Application of Human Factors Engineering in the Design of Computer-Based Monitoring and Control Displays for Nuclear Power Generating Stations and Other Nuclear Facilities
  • PC62.62a (PE/SPDLV) IEEE Standard for a Smart Transducer Interface for Sensors and Actuator - Wireless Communication Protocols and Transducer Electronic Data Sheet (TEDS) Formats - Corrigendum 1
  • PC37.2a (PE/SUB) IEEE Standard for a Smart Transducer Interface for Sensors and Actuator - Wireless Communication Protocols and Transducer Electronic Data Sheet (TEDS) Formats - Corrigendum 1
  • P519.1 (PE/T&D) Guide for Applying Harmonic Limits on Power Systems

New Standards

  • 1735 (C/DA) Recommended Practice for Encryption and Management of Electronic Design Intellectual Property (IP)
  • 802.1Xbx (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks - Port-Based Network Access Control Amendment 1: MAC Security Key Agreement Protocol (MKA) Extensions
  • 15288.1 (C/S2ESC) Standard for Application of Systems Engineering on Defense Programs
  • 15288.2 (C/S2ESC) Standard for Technical Reviews and Audits on Defense Programs
  • 3006.5 (IAS/TBCC) Recommended Practice for the Use of Probability Methods for Conducting a Reliability Analysis of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems
  • 1812 (PE/EM) Trial-Use Guide for Testing Permanent Magnet Machines
  • C37.240 (PE/PSR) Standard for Cyber Security Requirements for Substation Automation, Protection and Control Systems
  • 1835 (PE/T&D) NACE/IEEE Joint Standard for Atmospheric (Above-Grade) Corrosion Control of Existing Electric Transmission, Distribution, and Substation Structures by Coating Systems
  • 1839 (PE/T&D) Standard for Below-Grade Corrosion Control of Transmission, Distribution, and Substation Structures by Coating Repair Systems
  • 1895 (PE/T&D) Standard for Below-Grade Inspection and Assessment of Corrosion on Steel Transmission, Distribution, and Substation Structures
  • 1871.1 (SASB/SCC20) Recommended Practice for Using IEEE 1671.2 Instrument Description Templates for Describing Synthetic Instrumentation for Classes of Instruments Such as Waveform Generators, Digitizers, External Oscillators, and Up & Down Converters
  • 1609.3-2010/Cor 2 (VT/ITS) Standard for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE) – Networking Services - Corrigendum 2: Correct Identified Errors
  • 1609.4-2010/Cor 1 (VT/ITS) Standard for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE) - Multi-Channel Operation - Corrigendum 1: Correct Identified Errors
  • 1642/Draft 10 (EMC/SDCom) Recommended Practice for Protecting Public Accessible Computer Systems from Intentional EMI
  • 1905.1a/Draft 2 (COM/PLC) Standard for a Convergent Digital Home Network for Heterogeneous Technologies Amendment 1: Support of New MAC/PHYs and Enhancements

Revision Standards

  • 802.1AX (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks - Link Aggregation
  • C37.114 (PE/PSR) Guide for Determining Fault Location on AC Transmission and Distribution Lines
  • C57.13.3 (PE/PSR) Guide for Grounding of Instrument Transformer Secondary Circuits and Cases
  • C62.92.4 (PE/SPDHV) Guide for the Application of Neutral Grounding in Electrical Utility Systems, Part IV – Distribution
  • C37.11 (PE/SWG) Standard Requirements for Electrical Control for AC High-Voltage (>1000V) Circuit Breakers
  • C37.74 (PE/SWG) Standard Requirements for Subsurface, Vault, and Padmounted Load-Interrupter Switchgear and Fused Load-Interrupter Switchgear for Alternating Current Systems up to 38 kV
  • 1566/Draft P1566_D3_17-Oct-2014 with tracked changes_v3 (IAS/PCI) Standard for Performance of Adjustable Speed AC Drives Rated 375 kW and Larger

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