BOARD OF GOVERNORS RESOLUTIONS
05 May 2020
The BOG approved Intelligent Spectrum Allocation and Management as an IEEE SA position statement.
IEEE members are committed to the highest standards of integrity, responsible behavior, and ethical and professional conduct. The IEEE Standards Association reaffirms its commitment to an environment free of discrimination and harassment as stated in the IEEE Code of Conduct, IEEE Code of Ethics, and IEEE Nondiscrimination Policy. In particular, as stated in the IEEE Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct, members of the Standards Association will not engage in harassment of any kind, including sexual harassment, bullying behavior, or discrimination.
The BOG approved the IEEE SA Statement of Intention: Our Role in Addressing Ethical Considerations of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (A/IS).
The BOG approved a revision to the IEEE Adherence to the WTO for International Standardization policy position statement.
The BOG approved the Role of Technical Standards in the Curriculum of Academic Programs in Engineering, Technology, and Computing policy position statement.
The BOG acknowledges that oversight of the IEEE P1838 working group is no longer required and thanks the IEEE SA Standards Board for its effective work in this area.
The BOG empowers the SASB to plan to provide oversight of open source activities relative to standards for the following use cases:
The BOG confirms its intent to offer a platform and guidance for Open Source projects within the IEEE SA for use by the entire IEEE, and empowers the CAG to develop further recommendations on how to implement such a platform and to provide oversight for incorporation of the following use cases:
The BOG endorsed the signing of the IOT Magazine MOU.
The BOG approved the proposed IEEE Policy Position Statement IEEE Adherence to the World Trade Organization Principles for International Standardization and to move it forth, per the IEEE Global Public Policy Committee process, for IEEE Board of Directors approval as an IEEE Policy Position Statement.
The BOG recommended that IEEE Standards Association pursue accreditation by the Standards Council of Canada for a three-year period (2017-2020).
IEEE SA BOG requests close cooperation with MGA on development of any proposal for IEEE Corporate Membership.
The BOG recommended approval of the draft IEEE position statement - IEEE Principles for Standards Development.
The BOG approved signing an MOU that enables the IEEE SA to participate as a core member of the IEEE IOT Multi-Society Technical Group.
The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) Board of Governors (BOG) directs the IEEE SA Standards Board (SASB) to provide, in cooperation with the IEEE Computer Society Standards Activities Board (C/SAB), oversight of the IEEE P1838 Working Group. Progress on this oversight is to be provided, when available, by the SASB Chair to the BOG.
The BOG endorsed the proposed IEEE SA Public Policy Statement and instructed staff to submit the Statement to the IEEE Global Public Policy Committee by 1 June 2016.
The BOG authorized the IEEE SA to sign the Joint Initiative on Standardisation (JIS) provided that such JIS is substantially similar to the draft presented to the BOG on 19 May 2016.
The BOG approved that IEEE cease its membership in the U.S. National Committee of the IEC.
The BOG approved the Vision/Mission/Goal of the IEEE Standards Association as follows:
Vision: Be a world-class Standards Development Organization
Mission: Provide a high quality, market relevant standardization environment, respected world-wide
Goal: Provide a globally open, inclusive, and transparent environment for market relevant, voluntary consensus standardization, supported by:
The BOG approved the continuance of the IEEE SA reduced individual membership dues for developing nations, consistent with IEEE practice.
Members (voting and non-voting) of Industry Connections activities (entity-based or individual-based) are not required to be IEEE SA members.
The IEEE Standards Association endorses the IEEE Signature Event and recognizes the important work of the IEEE Awards Board. The IEEE SA looks forward to providing continuing support to the IEEE Awards Board.
The BOG approved the suspension of the corporate membership requirement for two Industry Connections activities (IC12-003 Intercloud Testbed and IC13-004 Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day) through calendar year 2015.
WHEREAS, the IEEE Standards Association Standards Board (“Standards Board”), acting through its Patent Committee and an ad hoc committee of the Patent Committee, reviewed the IEEE Standards Association patent policy in light of current litigation, regulatory concerns, and stakeholder input; and
WHEREAS, the Patent Committee and its ad hoc conducted a thorough process of preparing drafts of a proposed patent policy update; releasing drafts for public review and comment; receiving and considering comments on drafts; and revising drafts of the proposed patent policy update in light of comments received; and
WHEREAS, the Standards Board acknowledged the report of the Patent Committee with respect to the modification of Section 6 of the Standards Board Bylaws (in the form attached hereto as Exhibit 1 and hereinafter referred to as “Draft 39”); and
WHEREAS, after conducting its own two-month review and receiving additional public input on Draft 39, the Standards Board, by more than a two-thirds majority, approved the modifications to Section 6 of the Standards Board Bylaws as set forth in Draft 39 and recommended that the IEEE Standards Association Board of Governors ( “Board of Governors”) approve Draft 39, with such modifications as the Board of Governors deemed necessary, advisable, and/or appropriate, and subject to the receipt of a favorable Business Review Letter from the United States Department of Justice (“SASB Resolution”); and
WHEREAS, IEEE has requested a Business Review Letter from the U.S. Department of Justice as contemplated by the SASB Resolution;
WHEREAS, that in a resolution adopted on November 23, 2014 (“BOD Resolution”), the Board of Directors of IEEE has directed that “prior to any action being implemented by the IEEE Standards Association with regard to patent policy, it shall be referred to the IEEE Board of Directors for approval.”
It is therefore,
RESOLVED, that the Board of Governors hereby acknowledges and accepts the report and recommendation of the Standards Board; and it is
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Governors hereby approves the modifications to Section 6 of the Standards Board Bylaws as set forth in Draft 39, subject to receipt of a favorable Business Review Letter, as determined by the IEEE Legal and Compliance Department, from the U.S. Department of Justice; and it is
FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Secretary of the Board of Governors is authorized and instructed to transmit this resolution and attachments to the Secretary of the IEEE Board of Directors, consistent with the BOD Resolution; and it is
FURTHER RESOLVED, that if the favorable Business Review Letter shall have been received, and if the IEEE Board of Directors shall have approved the policy, the modification of Section 6 of the Standards Board Bylaws as approved herein shall become effective at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time on March 15, 2015, or at such earlier or later time as the IEEE Board of Directors shall provide.
The BOG approved the position statement Policies Accepting Global, Market-Driven Standards Should be Embraced in TTIP Trade Discussion, subject to IEEE legal review and modifications deemed necessary by IEEE legal counsel.
The BOG approved a motion to join the Global Standards Collaboration (GSC) as a full member.
Resolved that the IEEE SA Board of Governors shall, and hereby is, recommending submission of an amicus brief by IEEE in "Ericsson v D-Link, et al."; and it is
Further resolved that the IEEE SA Managing Director shall work with the IEEE General Counsel to forward such recommendation to the IEEE Executive Director for consideration by the IEEE Board of Directors.
The BOG recommended that the IEEE file an amicus brief that describes the standards development process and the role that letters of assurance play in that process in Apple Inc. v. Motorola Inc.
The BOG voted to continue the developing nations discount for individual IEEE SA dues for two more years (2014 – 2015).
Considering the SA OpMan ER policy indicates that appointment is for no less than 1 year:
Considering that the SA OpMan mentions “liaison” in its definition of ER policy, the SASB OpMan specifically defines the policy for an “IEC Category D liaison”, and the IEEE SA website lists many existing formal liaisons:
The BOG endorsed the Modern Global Standards Paradigm.
In reference to the European Commission?s Proposal on European Standardisation, COM(2011) 315 final, dated 1 June 2011,
The IEEE Standards Association supports and advocates for those aspects (e.g., Chapter IV and Annex II) of this proposal that allow for the direct referencing of ICT standards for public procurement and public policy, where the standards comply with a set of criteria based on the WTO principles for international standardization processes.
The BOG approved a statement on the World Conference on Telecommunications (WCIT) that expresses concern with proposed modifications that would change ITU-T Recommendations from voluntary to mandatory.
The BOG approved a CPI-based increase of 3.15% for the RAC products, rounded to the nearest $5.
The BOG approved the following Industry Connections activity initiations:
Judith L. Gorman will retire from the IEEE on 2 April 2012. A resolution honoring her service was approved.
The BOG approved the establishment of the IEEE as the financial and technical sponsor of the Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology (SIIT) Conference and assigns the incubation of this conference to the Industry Connections Program with reports to the BOG.
The BOG approved the white paper "IEEE Adheres to the WTO Principles for International Standardization".
The BOG approved the "Future Directions for Nanonetworking" Industry Connections activity initiation, with Alex Gelman and Jim Wendorf as advisors.
The External Representative (ER) policy [section 7.1 of the SA OpMan] does not apply to ISO, IEC, and ITU liaisons. It applies to any ER positions already designated, except as excluded above. The BOG requests that ProCom review how the ER policy can be re-written in the rules and make a recommendation on a longer term ER policy.
The BOG approved having IEEE SA reduced individual membership dues for developing nations:
Dennis Brophy is appointed as the CAG Chair for 2012-2013.
2012 RAC pricing will be increased across the board using the 2010 CPI factor used for SA membership rounded up to the nearest $5.
Entity membership was approved with the requirement for entity WGs to use the IEEE email reflectors by no later than 31 December 2011.
Smart Grid funding in the approximate amount of 1.7M for 2011 was approved.
A motion was approved that the BOG directs the SASB to implement a policy that ensures the participation database (when successfully implemented as determined by the SASB) is used by all working groups.
A motion was approved that the BOG appoints the international ad hoc as coordinator of all IEEE SA engagements with China on issues involving interaction with ISO and IEC.
A motion was approved that David Law and Jim Wendorf will be the mentors for ?Ethernet Wireline Bandwidth Needs? ICAID.
A motion was unanimously approved to change the nomination period for all awards other than the Standards Medallion and Working Group Chair Awards, to be 1 March ? 31 August of each calendar year.
The revised International Strategy was unanimously approved.
A motion was unanimously approved to make the document management tool known as Mentor available for use by any SA participant for SA business at no charge.