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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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IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Holds Fellowship Program during IEEE 802® March 2018 Plenary

by Guest Contributor| Wed, 25 Apr 2018

As part of its capacity-building activities, IEEE-SA held a Fellowship Program for regulators and policy makers from emerging economies during the IEEE 802 Local Area Networks/Metropolitan Area Networks Standards Committee (IEEE 802) Plenary standards development meeting, held 4-9 March 2018 in Rosemont, IL, USA. Participation in this program provided insight into the IEEE-SA open standards

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Q&A with Col. Harold A. Buhl Jr.

by Guest Contributor| Mon, 23 Apr 2018

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is the Army’s corporate, central laboratory. “Its diverse assortment of unique facilities and dedicated workforce of government and private sector partners make up the largest source of world-class integrated research and analysis in the Army.” [1] Col. Harold A. Buhl Jr. is ARL Orlando Simulation and Training Technology Center

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Meet the IEEE Blockchain for Clinical Trials Whiteboard Challenge Winner

by Guest Contributor| Fri, 20 Apr 2018

With the IEEE Blockchain for Clinical Trials event, the IEEE provided a forum for diverse groups interested in pharmaceuticals, medicine, and blockchain technologies to interface with each other. I came as part of a team representing the Scrybe project. Scrybe is a blockchain-based system for securing provenance metadata. The team is from Clemson University (CU)

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IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Congratulates IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Transformers Committee on Its 100-Year Anniversary

by Guest Contributor| Wed, 18 Apr 2018

Committee’s 2018 Spring Meeting Kicks Off with Celebratory Gala Dinner Event Since their invention, power transformers have been essential for the transmission, distribution, and utilization of alternating current electrical energy, and they continue to have a vital role in current power systems. Achieving state of the art in transformers has been and continues to be

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Connected Through a Disaster

by Guest Contributor| Mon, 16 Apr 2018

Just as residents of many south Florida towns prepare their homes and families for natural disasters—boarding up windows, stocking up on vital supplies, identifying evacuation centers, etc.—city officials must also take steps to ready for these emergency situations. After being hit hard by hurricanes in 2004 and 2006, city leaders in Coral Gables, Florida, created

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IEEE 1547.1™ Pilot Demonstration Addresses Need for Distributed Energy Resources Interconnection Conformance

by Guest Contributor| Thu, 12 Apr 2018

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) approves new standard revision for DER Interconnection In the last quarter of 2017, the IEEE Conformity Assessment Program (ICAP) hosted a pilot demonstration at Clemson University with Duke Energy and inverter supplier ABB to commission a distributed energy resources (DER) interconnection to the grid per the requirements of IEEE 1547/IEEE 1547.1™

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The Impact of Emerging “Techno-Social” Systems

by Guest Contributor| Tue, 10 Apr 2018

In a recent Q&A for Light Reading’s Women in Comms Mentor Monday column, Microelectronics Chip Pioneer Envisions Techno-Social Innovation, Lynn Conway, IEEE Life Fellow reflects on the importance of diverse perspectives particularly in a predominately male workforce in the technology sector. As more algorithms drive autonomous systems it is important to realize the biases that

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IEEE-SA Hosts Events in Conjunction with its Board of Governors Meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa

by Guest Contributor| Sun, 08 Apr 2018

In February 2018, the IEEE-SA Board of Governors (BOG) held its meeting in Johannesburg, the first time the IEEE-SA’s highest governing body met on the African continent. IEEE-SA took the opportunity to partner with the IEEE South Africa Section and local organizations to engage with the local technology community through several events: In Cape Town,

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Creating Awareness of Biases in Autonomous Systems

by Guest Contributor| Thu, 05 Apr 2018

As developments in autonomous systems advance, it’s important to look at how unconscious bias might be penetrating these systems. Considering that technology leadership is skewed 80% men and 83% white, the key is to be aware of this bias and make efforts to change it. In a recent contribution to Age of Robots, How Old

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Collaborative Conversations on A/IS and Robotics

by Guest Contributor| Wed, 04 Apr 2018

As autonomous systems infiltrate everyday life, no longer should we just rely on technologists and engineers to make decisions about how these technologies should act. It’s important to bring together multiple viewpoints when considering the ethical implications of autonomous and intelligent systems (A/IS) and robotics. In a recent Q&A in Age of Robots, Considering Ethical

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IEEE-SA STANDARDS BOARD APPROVALS
8 March 2018

New PARs

  • P2727 (EMB/Stds Com) Standard for General Vocabulary for Conformity Assessment of Medical Devices with Measuring Function
  • P2727.1 (EMB/Stds Com) Standard for Conformity Assessment Testing of Cardiac Defibrillators for Legal Metrology Purposes
  • P2730 (EMB/Stds Com) Standard for Classification, Terminologies, and Definitions of Medical Robots
  • P2668 (IES/IES) Standard for Maturity Index of Internet-of-things: Evaluation, Grading and Ranking
  • P1511.2 (PE/IC) Guide for Investigating and Analyzing Failures of Joints on Extruded Shielded Power Cables on Systems Rated 5 kV Through 46 kV
  • P2658 (PE/PSCC) Guide for Cybersecurity Testing in Electric Power Systems
  • P2030.100.1 (PE/PSRC) Monitoring and Diagnostics of IEC 61850 Generic Object Oriented Status Event (GOOSE) and Sampled Values Based Systems
  • PC37.300 (PE/PSRC) Guide for Centralized Protection and Control (CPC) Systems within a Substation
  • P2030.11 (PE/T&D) Distributed Energy Resources Management Systems (DERMS) Functional Specification
  • P2745.1 (PE/T&D) Guide for Technology of Unified Power Flow Controller Using Modular Multilevel Converter: Part 1 Functions
  • P2745.2 (PE/T&D) Guide for Technology of Unified Power Flow Controller Using Modular Multilevel Converter: Part 2 Terminology
  • P2745.3 (PE/T&D) Guide for Technology of Unified Power Flow Controller Using Modular Multilevel Converter: Part 3 Thyristor Bypass Switch
  • P2746 (PE/T&D) Guide for Evaluating AC Interference on Linear Facilities Co-Located Near Transmission Lines
  • PC57.166 (PE/TR) Guide for Acceptance and Maintenance of Insulating Liquids in Transformers and Related Equipment
  • P1547.9 (SASB/SCC21) Guide to Using IEEE Standard 1547 for Interconnection of Energy Storage Distributed Energy Resources with Electric Power Systems
  • P2752 (VT/RTSC) Guide for Multi-Point Grounding System of Trains in Electrified Railway
  • P2753 (VT/RTSC) Guide for the Measurement of Pantograph Off-Line and Evaluation of Current Collection Performance for High Speed Railway

PARs for the Revision of Standards

  • P2401 (C/DA) Standard Format for LSI-Package-Board Interoperable Design
  • P1484.11.3 (C/LT) Standard for Learning Technology Extensible Markup Language (XML) Schema Binding for Data Model for Content Object Communication
  • P1484.12.3 (C/LT) Standard for Extensible Markup Language (XML) Schema Definition Language Binding for Learning Object Metadata
  • P11073-10442 (EMB/11073) Health Informatics - Personal Health Device Communication Part 10442: Device Specialization - Strength Fitness Equipment
  • PC50.12 (PE/EM) Standard for 50 Hz and 60 Hz Synchronous Generators and Generator/Motors Coupled to Hydraulic Turbines and Rated 5 MVA and Above
  • P577 (PE/NPE) Standard Requirements for Reliability Analysis in the Design and Operation of Safety Systems for Nuclear Power Generating Stations and Other Nuclear Facilities
  • P765 (PE/NPE) Standard for Preferred Power Supply (PPS) for Nuclear Power Generating Stations (NPGS)
  • P525 (PE/SUB) Guide for the Design and Installation of Cable Systems in Substations
  • P837 (PE/SUB) Standard for Qualifying Permanent Connections Used in Substation Grounding
  • PC37.122 (PE/SUB) Standard for High Voltage Gas-Insulated Substations Rated Above 52 kV
  • P1695 (PE/T&D) Guide to Understanding, Diagnosing, and Mitigating Stray and Contact Voltage

Modified PARs

  • P3004.7 (IAS/TBCC) Recommended Practice for the Protection of Conductors Used in Industrial and Commercial Power Systems
  • P1765 (MTT/SCC) Trial-Use Recommended Practice for Estimating the Uncertainty in Error Vector Magnitude of Measured Digitally Modulated Signals for Wireless Communications
  • P2775 (PE/ED&PG) Technical Guide for Smart Hydroelectric Power Plant

New Standards

  • 802.11ak (C/LM) Technical Guide for Smart Hydroelectric Power PlantIEEE Draft Standard for Telecommunications and Information Exchange Between Systems - Local and Metropolitan Area Networks- Part 11: Wireless LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) Specifications - Amendment 4: Enhancements For Transit Links Within Bridged Networks
  • 2030.101 (PE/SUB) IEEE Draft Guide for Designing a Time Synchronization System for Power Substations
  • C37.100.2 (PE/SWG) IEEE Draft Standard for Common Requirements for Testing of AC Capacitance Current Switching Devices over 1000V
  • 1641.1a (SASB/SCC20) IEEE Draft Guide for the Use of IEEE Std 1641, IEEE Standard for Signal and Test Definition - Amendment 1: Addition of Guidelines for Producing Reusable Test Signal Frameworks for Use on Platforms Utilizing Automatic Test Markup Language

Revision Standards

  • 384 (PE/NPE) IEEE Draft Standard Criteria for Independence of Class 1E Equipment and Circuits
  • 1527 (PE/SUB) IEEE Draft Recommended Practice for the Design of Buswork Located in Seismically Active Areas

Industry Connections Activities

New Industry Connections Activities:

  • IC18-001-01 Facilities Joint Use
  • IC18-002-01 IP Security Program

Revised/Renewed Industry Connections Activities:

  • IC16-002 The Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems
  • IC16-004 Augmented Reality in the Oil/Gas/Electric Industry
  • IC16-006 International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS)
  • IC16-001 Open Data

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