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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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by Admin| Thu, 22 Sep 2016

Japanese Consortium Accepts IEEE 802.21™ for ECHONET Lite Home Networking Specification The ECHONET Consortium and IEEE have announced a collaborative Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to utilize IEEE 802.21™ in the ongoing development of the ECHONET Lite specification, a protocol compatible with ubiquitous Internet connectivity. In Japan, the ECHONET Lite specification is already compatible with more […]
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IEEE Standards Association Participates in Making the Future at IEEE Technology Time Machine 2016

by Admin| Tue, 20 Sep 2016

The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) is a platinum patron and will be speaking at the upcoming IEEE Technology Time Machine (IEEE TTM) symposium on 20-21 October 2016 in San Diego, California. IEEE Future Directions’ flagship conference on future technology directions, IEEE TTM will bring together renowned experts from research and industry to explore how technology […]
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California’s Push for Managing Distributed Energy Resources (DER)

by Admin| Thu, 15 Sep 2016

By James Mater, General Manager, Smart Grid QualityLogic, Inc and Member, Gridwise Architecture Council Chair, Smart Grid NW and Rudi Schubert, Director – New Initiatives IEEE Standards Association It was a significant step forward for grid modernization—certainly in California but quite likely in other states and regions of the world, as well—when the California Public […]
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The Value and Process of Creating Standards: CIS Develops its First Standard

by Admin| Wed, 14 Sep 2016

By Justine Speck, IEEE Technical Activities This article originally appeared in The Society Sentinel, An IEEE Technical Activities newsletter. Earlier this year, the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) completed its first standard, IEEE 1855™, which is based on the Fuzzy Markup Language technology introduced by Giovanni Acampora, Associate Professor at University of Naples Federico II, […]
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Ethernet expands into new application areas: The Connected Car

by Admin| Fri, 19 Aug 2016

Technologists around the world have been working for years to create infrastructure and networks to expand connectivity globally with the goal of connecting more people in more ways to improve life. And this dream is coming to realization with the emergence of the Internet of Things with Ethernet and its standards playing a major role […]
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A New, Unifying Specification Eases Sensor Integration Challenges

by Admin| Mon, 08 Aug 2016

By Joel Huloux, a senior member of IEEE, chairman of the board of MIPI Alliance and director of lobbying and standardization in strategic planning for the microcontroller and digital ICs group at STMicroelectronics. Integrating sensors into small devices has never been easy, but today it’s even more complex—and more important—than ever before. Thanks to the […]
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IEEE Publishes 2017 National Electrical Safety Code®

by Admin| Mon, 01 Aug 2016

Today the IEEE Standards Association released the 2017 National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC®). Every five years, NESC users come together to review and update the code, so that it stays a relevant and authoritative guide for ensuring the continued practical safeguarding of persons and utility facilities during the installation, operation, and maintenance of electric supply […]
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30 June 2016

New PARs

  • P802.1Qcr (C/LM) Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks-Bridges and Bridged Networks Asynchronous Traffic Shaping
  • P802.16s (C/LM) Standard for Air Interface for Broadband Wireless Access Systems Amendment: Fixed and Mobile Wireless Access in Channel Bandwidth up to 1.25 MHz
  • P1722-2016/Cor 1 (C/MSC) Standard for a Transport Protocol for Time Sensitive Applications in a Bridged Local Area Network- Corrigendum 1
  • P7000 (C/S2ESC) Model Process for Addressing Ethical Concerns During System Design
  • P473 (EMC/SDC) Recommended Practice for an Electromagnetic Site Survey (10 kHz to 40 GHz)
  • P2715 (EMC/SDC) Guide for the Characterization of the Shielding Effectiveness of Planar Materials
  • P2716 (EMC/SDC) Guide for the Characterization of the Effectiveness of Printed Circuit Board Level Shielding
  • P3001.4 (IAS/TBCC) Recommended Practice for Estimating the Costs of Industrial and Commercial Power Systems
  • P2740 (PE/IC) Guide for the Selection and Installation of Flexible Electrical Cables and Systems in Hazardous (Classified) Locations on Land Drilling Rigs
  • P1815.1-2015/Cor 1 (PE/SUB) Standard for Exchanging Information between Networks Implementing IEC 61850 and IEEE Std 1815(TM) (Distributed Network Protocol - DNP3) - Corrigendum 1
  • PC57.12.90-2015/Cor 1 (PE/TR) Standard Test Code for Liquid-Immersed Distribution, Power, and Regulating Transformers- Corrigendum 1: Editorial and Technical Corrections
  • PC57.163-2015/Cor 1 (PE/TR) Guide for Establishing Power Transformer Capability while under Geomagnetic Disturbances - Corrigendum 1
  • PC57.164 (PE/TR) Guide for Establishing Short Circuit Withstand Capabilities of Liquid Immersed Power Transformers, Regulators, and Reactors
  • P1627 (VT/RTSC) Standard for Transient Overvoltage Protection of DC Electrification Systems by Application of Surge Arrestors
  • P2720 (VT/RTSC) Rail Potential Management Guide for Direct Current Traction Electrification Systems

PARs for the Revision of Standards

  • P1667 (C/IA) Standard for Discovery, Authentication, and Authorization in Host Attachments of Storage Devices
  • P15289 (C/S2ESC) ISO/IEC/IEEE Systems and Software Engineering -- Content of Life-Cycle Information Items (documentation)
  • P24765 (C/S2ESC) Systems and Software Engineering - Vocabulary
  • P2410 (COM/SDB) Standard for Biometric Open Protocol
  • P1668 (IAS/PSE) Recommended Practice for Voltage Sag and Short Interruption Ride-Through Testing for End-Use Electrical Equipment Rated Less than 1000 V
  • P1241 (IM/WM&A) Standard for Terminology and Test Methods for Analog-to-Digital Converters
  • P666 (PE/ED&PG) Design Guide for Electric Power Service Systems for Generating Stations
  • PC37.12.1 (PE/SWG) Recommended Practice for Instruction Manual Content of High-Voltage Circuit Breakers (Over 1000 Volts)
  • PC57.18.10 (PE/TR) Standard Practices and Requirements for Semiconductor Power Rectifier Transformers
  • PC57.148 (PE/TR) Standard for Control Cabinets for Power Transformers
  • P1609.0 (VT/ITS) Guide for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE) - Architecture
  • P1609.12 (VT/ITS) Standard for Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments (WAVE) - Identifier Allocations
  • P1653.3 (VT/RTSC) Guide for Rail Transit Traction Power Systems Modeling

Modified PARs

  • P952-1997/Cor 1 (AES/GA) Standard Specification Format Guide and Test Procedure for Single-Axis Interferometric Fiber Optic Gyros - Corrigendum 1: Figure 1 and Clauses 5.3.4, 8.3,,,,,
  • P1899 (BOG/CAG) Guide for Establishing Basic Requirements for High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Transmission Protection and Control Equipment
  • P1904.3 (COM/SDB) Standard for Radio Over Ethernet Encapsulations and Mappings
  • P844.1 (IAS/PCI) 844.1/CSA C22.2 No.293.1: Standard for Skin Effect Trace Heating of Pipelines, Vessels, Equipment, and Structures -General, Testing, Marking, and Documentation Requirements
  • P844.2 (IAS/PCI) 844.2/CSA C293.2: Standard for Skin Effect Trace Heating of Pipelines, Vessels, Equipment, and Structures - Application Guide for Design, Installation, Testing, Commissioning, and Maintenance
  • PC37.21 (PE/SWG) Standard for Control Switchboards
  • PC37.100.5 (PE/SWG) Standard for Definitions of High Voltage Circuit Breakers Above 1000 Vac and 3200 Vdc, and Reclosers and Other Distribution Equipment from 1000 Vac to 38,000 Vac

New Standards

  • 802.1BA-2011/Cor 1 (C/LM) IEEE Draft Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks-Audio Video Bridging (AVB) Systems- Corrigendum 1: Technical and Editorial Corrections
  • 802.1Qbu (C/LM) IEEE Draft Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks-Media Access Control (MAC) Bridges and Virtual Bridged Local Area Networks Amendment: Frame Preemption
  • 802.1Qbz (C/LM) IEEE Draft Standard for Local and Metropolitan Area Networks- Bridges and Bridged Networks Amendment: Enhancements to Bridging of 802.11 Media Amendment
  • 802.3bp (C/LM) IEEE Draft Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Physical Layer Specifications and Management Parameters for 1 Gb/s Operation over a Single Twisted Pair Copper Cable
  • 802.3bq (C/LM) IEEE Draft Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Physical Layer and Management Parameters for 25 Gb/s and 40 Gb/s Operation, Types 25GBASE-T and 40GBASE-T
  • 802.3br (C/LM) IEEE Draft Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Specification and Management Parameters for Interspersing Express Traffic
  • 802.3by (C/LM) IEEE Draft Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Media Access Control Parameters, Physical Layers and Management Parameters for 25 Gb/s Operation
  • 1484.13.4 (C/LT) IEEE Draft Recommended Practice for Learning Technology - IMS Content Packaging Information Model (CP) Version 1.2 - Mapping to the Conceptual Model for Resource Aggregation
  • 1003.1-2008/Cor 2 (C/PA) IEEE Draft Standard for Information Technology - Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX(R)) - Corrigendum 2
  • 11073-10422 (EMB/11073) IEEE Draft Standard for Health Informatics - Personal Health Device Communication – Device Specialization - Urine Analyzer
  • 3006.2 (IAS/TBCC) IEEE Draft Recommended Practice for Evaluating the Reliability of Existing Industrial and Commercial Power Systems
  • 1881 (PE/SB) IEEE Draft Standard Glossary of Stationary Battery Terminology
  • C57.156 (PE/TR) IEEE Draft Guide for Tank Rupture Mitigation of Liquid-Immersed Power Transformers and Reactors
  • 2030.3 (SASB/SCC21) IEEE Draft Standard for Test Procedures for Electric Energy Storage Equipment and Systems for Electric Power Systems Applications
  • 1653.1 (VT/RTSC) IEEE Draft Standard for Traction Power Transformers for Substation Applications up to 1500 Volts DC Nominal Output
  • 1896 (VT/RTSC) IEEE Draft Standard for Identification of Contact Wire Used in Overhead Contact Systems

Revision Standards

  • 1647 (C/DA) IEEE Draft Standard for the Functional Verification Language e
  • 1652 (COM/SDB) IEEE Draft Standard for Translating Head and Torso Simulator Measurements from Eardrum to Other Acoustic Reference Points
  • 386 (PE/IC) IEEE Draft Standard for Separable Insulated Connector Systems for Power Distribution Systems Rated 2.5 kV through 35 kV
  • 525 (PE/SUB) IEEE Draft Guide for the Design and Installation of Cable Systems in Substations
  • C37.13.1 (PE/SWG) IEEE Draft Standard for Definite-Purpose Switching Devices for Use in Metal-Enclosed Low-Voltage (600 Vac and Below) Power Circuit Breaker Switchgear
  • 524 (PE/T&D) IEEE Draft Guide to the Installation of Overhead Transmission Line Conductors

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