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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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Why An NESC Summit?

by Admin| Mon, 23 Mar 2015

By Sue Vogel, Senior Manager, National Electrical Safety Code With the 100-year anniversary milestone of the NESC still in the rear-view, it is time for the NESC to examine what the future may hold for this important national code as it enters its second century. A summit seems to be the logical venue to convene interested parties […]
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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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16 February 2015

New PARs

  • P802.1Q-2014/Cor 1 (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks -- Bridges and Bridged Networks - Corrigendum 1: Technical and Editorial Corrections
  • P802.1Qch (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks -- Media Access Control (MAC) Bridges and Virtual Bridged Local Area Networks Amendment: Cyclic Queuing and Forwarding
  • P1589 (C/LT) Standard for an Augmented Reality Learning Experience Model
  • P1788.1 (C/MSC) Standard for Interval Arithmetic (Simplified)
  • P1723.1 (C/S2ESC) Open Group Standard SOA Reference Architecture
  • P1723.2 (C/S2ESC) The Reference Architecture Foundation for Service Oriented Architecture Version 1.0
  • P90003 (C/S2ESC) Adoption of ISO/IEC 90003:2014, Software Engineering -- Guidelines for the Application of ISO 9001:2008 to Computer Software
  • PC37.20.10 (PE/SWG) Standard for Definitions for AC (52 kV and Below) and DC (3.2 kV and Below) Switchgear Assemblies
  • P2030.9 (SASB/SCC21) Recommended Practice for the Planning and Design of the Microgrid
  • P1653.5 (VT/RTSC) Recommended Practice for Controlled Rectifiers for Traction Power Substation Applications

PARs for the Revision of Standards

  • P802.1AS (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks - Timing and Synchronization for Time-Sensitive Applications
  • P26513 (C/S2ESC) Systems and Software Engineering -- Requirements for Testers and Reviewers of User Documentation
  • P11073-10424 (EMB/11073) Health Informatics -- Personal Health Device Communication - Part 10424: Device Specialization -- Sleep Apnoea Breathing Therapy Equipment (SABTE)
  • P11073-20601 (EMB/11073) Health Informatics -- Personal Health Device Communication - Part 20601: Application Profile - Optimized Exchange Protocol
  • P1553 (PE/EM) Standard for Voltage Endurance Testing of Form-Wound Coils and Bars for Hydrogenerators
  • P603 (PE/NPE) Standard Criteria for Safety Systems for Nuclear Power Generating Stations
  • PC37.27 (PE/SWG) Application Guide for Low-Voltage AC (635 V and below) Power Circuit Breakers Applied with Separately-Mounted Current-Limiting Fuses
  • PC57.127 (PE/TR) Guide for the Detection, Location and Interpretation of Sources of Acoustic Emissions from Electrical Discharges in Power Transformers and Power Reactors

Modified PARs

  • P802.1Qbv (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks - Media Access Control (MAC) Bridges and Virtual Bridged Local Area Networks Amendment: Enhancements for Scheduled Traffic
  • P2030.102.1 (PE/SUB) Standard for Interoperability of Internet Protocol Security (IPsec) Utilized within Utility Control Systems
  • P1562 (SASB/SCC21) Guide for Array and Battery Sizing in Stand-Alone Photovoltaic (PV) Systems

Administratively Withdrawn PARs

  • P1484.11.1 (C/LT) Standard for Learning Technology-Data Model for Content Object Communication
  • P45.4 (IAS/PCI) Recommended Practice for Electrical Installations on Shipboard – Marine Sectors and Mission Systems
  • P3002.9 (IAS/TBCC) Recommended Practice for Conducting Switching-Transient Studies of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems
  • P3005.4 (IAS/TBCC) Recommended Practice for Design and Operational Considerations for Improving the Reliability of Emergency and Stand-By Power Systems
  • P3005.7 (IAS/TBCC) Recommended Practice for the Application of Metering for Energy Management of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems

New Standards

  • 802.1AB-2009/Cor 2 (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks - Station and Media Access Control Connectivity Discovery - Corrigendum 2: Technical and Editorial Corrections
  • 802.1Qcd (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks - Bridges and Bridged Networks Amendment: Application Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) Type, Length, Value (TLV)
  • 802.3bm (C/LM) Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Physical Layer Specifications and Management Parameters for 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s Operation Over Fiber Optic Cables
  • 802.16q (C/LM) Amendment to IEEE Standard for Air Interface for Broadband Wireless Access Systems: Multi-tier Networks
  • 1484.13.6 (C/LT) Recommended Practice for Learning Technology - Open Archives Initiative Object Reuse and Exchange Abstract Model (OAI-ORE) - Mapping to the Conceptual Model for Resource Aggregation
  • 1823 (C/MSC) Standard for a Universal Power Adapter for Mobile Devices
  • 3333.2.1 (C/SAB) Recommended Practice for Three-Dimensional (3D) Medical Modeling
  • 11073-10419 (EMB/11073) Standard for Health Informatics - Personal Health Device Communication – Device Specialization - Insulin Pump
  • 1727-2013/Cor 1 (PE/IC) Guide for Working Procedures on Underground Transmission Circuits with Induced Voltage - Corrigendum 1
  • 1872 (RAS/SC) Standard for Ontologies for Robotics and Automation

Revision Standards

  • 848 (PE/IC) Standard Procedure for the Determination of the Ampacity Derating Factor for Fire-Protected Cable Systems
  • 1264 (PE/SUB) Guide for Animal Deterrents for Electric Power Supply Substations
  • C37.20.6 (PE/SWG) Standard for 4.76 kV to 38 kV Rated Ground and Test Devices Used in Enclosures
  • C57.12.01 (PE/TR) Standard for General Requirements for Dry-Type Distribution and Power Transformers

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