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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 UniversityFebruary 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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IEEE Photo Tech Challenge

by Admin| Mon, 23 May 2016

The IEEE Foundation and IEEE Standards Association are hosting the IEEE Photo Tech Challenge to encourage people to use their mobile devices to capture pictures of how technology impacts the world in three categories: 1. IEEE’s Greatest HITS (History, Innovation, Technology & Science) 2. Technology that Empowers Bright Minds 3. How Tech Helps Humanity Participants […]
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The National Electrical Safety Code: Engaging the Next Generation of Engineers

by Admin| Fri, 20 May 2016

Can you imagine a world without electricity? We have a lot of engineers to thank for the wonders of electricity, and we are looking to engage and support the next generation of engineers who will change and evolve our power and energy systems. IEEE is committed to helping young engineers get involved, offering IEEE Power […]
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2016 OSCON Observations part 1

by Admin| Thu, 19 May 2016

Key themes from Wednesday at OSCON in Austin, Texas, where the global open source community has assembled this week “to celebrate achievements, spark new ideas, and map the future of open computing through collaboration and education:” Community and collaboration have been inherent in the DNA of open source since it was formed, and that remains. As […]
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Play the 2016 Open Source Trivia Contest

by Admin| Tue, 17 May 2016

Try your luck at the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Open Source Trivia Contest. From 18-19 May 2016 on the IEEE-SA Twitter page, we’ll be asking 7 questions related to open source technologies and organizations. Be the first to respond with the correct answer to win a $25 USD Starbucks digital gift card. The 7 winners will […]
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National Security Depends on Standards

by Admin| Tue, 10 May 2016

A half-century’s work on test and measurement supports armed forces and commercial aviation By Mike Seavey, chair, IEEE Standards Steering Committee 20, engineering program manager, Northrop Grumman Corporation An effort to standardize the testing and diagnostics of electronic components and systems that began in 1966 has continued to this day, with significant impacts on our […]
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From the IEEE Standards Education Desk How to Include Technical Standards in Curricula: Growth of the “Practical Ideas” Series

by Admin| Mon, 09 May 2016

To help professors around the world include more information about technical standards and standardization in their academic curricula, in 2013 the IEEE Standards Education Committee created the “Practical Ideas from Professors” series. Integrated in 2016 as part of the new IEEE Standards University library, the series features two-page installments authored by university educators who have […]
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3D Printing: IEEE Standards to Address Counterfeiting

by Admin| Tue, 12 Apr 2016

3D printing technologies are emerging at a rapid pace, with the research firm Canalys forecasting that the 3D printing market, which includes 3D printer sales, materials and associated services, will reach US $16.2 billion by 2018 Canalys Senior Analyst, Tim Shepherd points out, “The 3D printing market has enormous growth potential now that the main […]
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3 March 2016

New PARs

  • P1484.21 (C/LT) Task Model for Project-based Learning
  • P1913 (COM/SDB) Software-Defined Quantum Communication
  • P1918.1 (COM/SDB) Tactile Internet: Application Scenarios, Definitions and Terminology, Architecture, Functions, and Technical Assumptions
  • P1920.1 (COM/SDB) Aerial Communications and Networking Standards
  • P1820 (DEI/SC) Guide on the Selection of Transmission and Distribution Insulators with Respect to Cold Weather Conditions
  • P519.1 (PE/T&D) Guide for Applying Harmonic Limits on Power Systems
  • P2030.10 (PE/T&D) Standard for DC Microgrids for Rural and Remote Electricity Access Applications

PARs for the Revision of Standards

  • P627 (PE/NPE) Standard for Qualification of Equipment Used in Nuclear Facilities
  • P485 (PE/SB) Recommended Practice for Sizing Lead-Acid Batteries for Stationary Applications
  • P1635 (PE/SB) ASHRAE Guide for the Ventilation and Thermal Management of Batteries for Stationary Applications
  • P644 (PE/T&D) Standard Procedures for Measurement of Power Frequency Electric and Magnetic Fields from AC Power Lines
  • P656 (PE/T&D) Standard for the Measurement of Audible Noise from Overhead Transmission Lines
  • P1531 (PE/T&D) Guide for Application and Specification of Harmonic Filters
  • PC57.12.91 (PE/TR) Standard Test Code for Dry-Type Distribution and Power Transformers
  • PC57.13.5 (PE/TR) Standard of Performance and Test Requirements for Instrument Transformers of a Nominal System Voltage of 115 kV and Above

Modified PARs

  • P3333.1.2 (C/SAB) Standard for the Perceptual Quality Assessment of Three Dimensional (3D) and Ultra High Definition (UHD) Contents
  • PC37.30.5 (PE/SWG) Standard for Definitions for AC High-Voltage Air Switches Rated Above 1000 V
  • P751 (PE/T&D) Guide for Wood Structures Used for Overhead Electric Transmission Lines

New Standards

  • 802.15.9 (C/LM) IEEE Approved Draft Recommended Practice for Transport of Key Management Protocol (KMP) Datagrams
  • 24748-4 (C/S2ESC) ISO/IEC/IEEE Approved Draft International Standard for Systems and Software Engineering - Life Cycle Management - Part 4: Systems Engineering Planning
  • 60076-57-1202 (PE/TR) IEC/IEEE Approved Draft International Standard Requirements for Liquid Immersed Phase-Shifting Transformers
  • 1785.2 (MTT/SCC) IEEE Approved Draft Standard for Rectangular Metallic Waveguides and Their Interfaces for Frequencies of 110 GHz and Above-- Part 2: Waveguide Interfaces

Revision Standards

  • 1722 (C/MSC) IEEE Draft Standard for a Transport Protocol for Time Sensitive Applications in a Bridged Local Area Network
  • C62.72 (PE/SPDLV) IEEE Draft Guide for the Application of Surge-Protective Devices for Use on the Load Side of the Service Equipment in Low Voltage (1000 V or Less, 50 or 60 Hz) AC Power Circuits
  • C37.123 (PE/SUB) IEEE Draft Guide for Specifications for High-Voltage Gas-Insulated Substations Rated Above 52 kV

Withdrawn Standards

  • 1490-2011 (C/S2ESC) Guide - Adoption of the Project Management Institute (PMI) Standard, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) - Fourth Edition

Industry Connections Activity Approval

  • IC16-001-01 external link Open Data
  • IC16-002-01 external link The Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in the Design of Autonomous Systems
  • IC16-003-01 external link Internet of Things Interest Group
  • IC16-004-01 external link Augmented Reality in the Oil/Gas/Electric Industry

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