Activities

Current Industry Connections (IC) Activities

IC13-004 IEEE SA Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day (PDF)

Organizing an annual conference and exhibition on the application of Ethernet and Internet standards in the automotive environment.

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IC15-004 3D Body Processing (PDF)

Proposing new standards around enabling 3D body processing which includes the capture, processing, storage, sharing and (augmented) representation for “Of-the-body” and “On-the-body” technologies.

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IC15-005 New Ethernet Applications (PDF)

Assessing emerging requirements for enterprise, campus, and data center networks, identifying gaps not currently addressed by IEEE 802.3 standards, and facilitating building industry consensus towards proposals for new standards.

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IC16-001 Open Data (PDF)

Assessing existing Open Data initiatives and proposing new standards for making data “open.” Creating a globally accepted definition, format and structure for Open Data to enable interoperability, whereby Open Data sets from different sources can be easily combined into larger and more valuable data sets.

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IC16-002 The Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (PDF)

Bringing together experts in fields related to autonomous systems (e.g., Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Computational Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Cognitive Computing, Affective Computing) to identify and address the ethical considerations related to the design of autonomous systems and the issues they involve.

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IC17-001 IEEE 802 Network Enhancements for the Next Decade (PDF)

Assessing emerging requirements for IEEE 802-based communication infrastructures, identifying commonalities, gaps, and trends not currently addressed by IEEE 802 standards and projects, and facilitating building industry consensus for proposing new standards.

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IC17-002 Dignity, Inclusion, Identity, Trust, and Agency (PDF)

Identifying and creating consensus on technologies that have a potential to alter policy and business landscape, with particular focus on disruptive innovation. Addressing inclusion through trust and agency, working toward solutions that promote agency over our data, cyber-identity and internet-related security.

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IC17-005 Establishment of PLC Test Beds in India (PDF)

Establishing a series of test deeds for Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC). Providing an ecosystem for various stakeholders, from established industries to enterprising startups, to develop and test their solutions that have PLC as the core technology.

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IC17-007 Neuro Technologies for Brain-Machine Interfacing (PDF)

Reviewing Brain-Machine Interfacing (BMI)/Brain Computer Interface (BCI) standards and deployments. Identifying gaps in existing standards and creating a plan to address the gaps.

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IC17-018 IEEE VR/AR Advisory Board (PDF)

Developing guidance, proposals and other inputs to support future IEEE standards development related to virtual and augmented reality applications.

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IC18-005 African Standardization Strategy and Roadmap for the 4th Industrial Revolution (PDF)

Creating an implementation plan focused on the standardization aspects and related training needs to help deliver the broader objectives set out by the Africa 2063 Agenda.  The strategy and roadmap will benefit the African standardization and technology communities, as well as related policy communities.

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IC19-002 Social Impact Measurement Framework  (PDF)

Working to harmonize existing impact measures to find what works in practice. Social impact measurements can be different yet comparable and able to be aggregated to an increasingly precise degree. We aim to track project inputs and outputs more transparently, in ways that can be audited.

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IC19-004 Clinical Trial Technology Modernization Network (CTTMN) (PDF)

Looking at the use of open technologies, patient data ethics and governance, KPIs on optimization of time and cost for recruitment and auditing trials of patients, and other issues to harmonize uses of technologies (AI, Blockchain/DLT, IoT/sensors, and VR/AR, etc.)  to conduct remote patient trials.

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IC20-003 AI-Driven Innovation for Cities and People (PDF)

Developing blueprints to deploy beneficial and responsible artificial intelligence (AI) systems that are used for the public good, starting with municipalities which are leading the way in the use and application of such systems.

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IC20-005 Global Initiative on Digital Transformation of Pandemic Surveillance (PDF)

Investigating digital technologies such as blockchain to improve the efficiency and transparency of pandemic surveillance. Building an omnidirectional platform that integrates data from multiple industries (healthcare, travel and transportation, telecommunications, retail, etc.) to better detect and respond to pandemics.

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IC20-007 The IEEE Global Artificial Intelligence Systems (AIS) Well-being Initiative (PDF)

Providing artificial intelligence systems (AIS) creators and end-users the resources, knowledge and tools to support a shift whereby AIS creators are able and willing to help safeguard and improve human well-being and ecological sustainability through their AIS creations.

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IC20-009 Nurturing the Era of end-to-end Mobility as a Service (MaaS): Standards for Connected and Autonomous Transportation (PDF)

Providing a framework for cooperation across a variety of disciplines and stakeholders to align technologies and jointly evolve networks, markets, standards and  interoperable building blocks for if-and-when-needed mobility services [Mobility as a Service (MaaS)].

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IC20-011 IoT Ecosystem Security (PDF)

Raising awareness with consumers and manufacturers and working with regulators to promote secure practices in the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem with a view of IoT as an inextricably linked ecosystem comprised of people, processes, and technology.

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IC20-012 Roadmap for the Development and Implementation of Standard Oriented Knowledge Graphs (PDF)

Providing the framework and general construction method to developers and users of standard-oriented knowledge graphs so that standard-oriented knowledge graphs can be integrated, implemented, and applied more simply and efficiently.

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IC20-013 Rural Communication (PDF)

Developing reliable, efficient, and cost-effective broadband connectivity solutions for rural and remote areas globally.

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IC20-014 Sustainable Infrastructures and Community Development Program (PDF)

An incubator to develop a global community, public presence, roadmaps and action plans around sustainable infrastructure and design, power sector transformation, and energy efficiency across IEEE.  A focal point for activities, information and subject matter experts.

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IC20-016 The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Extended Reality (PDF)

Continuing the work on the ethical issues related to extended reality (XR) as outlined in the Extended Reality chapter of IEEE’s Ethically Aligned Design.  Developing white papers, workshops and proposals for new standards related to this work to ensure that augmented reality and virtual reality move from perilous to purposeful.

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IC20-017 Association for Digital Transformation (PDF)

Advancing the adoption of Digital Transformation by proposing standards, recommended practices, guides, and reference implementations. Digital Transformation includes the adoption of advanced digital technologies, the reformulation of business platforms and processes to operate in a real-time collaborative manner with customers and supplier networks, and the shift to a remote workforce.

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IC20-018 Transforming the Telehealth Paradigm Sustainable Connectivity, Accessibility, Privacy, and Security for All (PDF)

Working to develop solutions that increase access to telehealth for underserved and unconnected populations while protecting patient privacy and security.

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IC20-021 Meta Issues in Cybersecurity (PDF)

Experts with practical experience in cybersecurity addressing limitations in current cybersecurity approaches and technologies.

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IC20-022 Disaster Recovery for Blockchain Nodes and Enterprise Workloads (PDF)

Developing disaster recovery strategies for distributed financial applications. Using predictive analysis on different rolling disaster failure events and machine learning and deep learning techniques to plan recoveries before unplanned outages.

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IC20-023 Implementation Roadmap for Systemic EV Adoption in India and Asia (PDF)

Bringing together stakeholders, including the automotive industry, the power industry, telecom, and policy makers, to create a viable roadmap for deploying electric vehicles (EV) across India and Asia.

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IC21-005 A Transdisciplinary Framework for 5G and Future Networks Applications and Services (PDF)

Developing a structured, sustainable communication framework for 5G and future network applications and services that is flexible, adaptable, and scalable for newer and diverse ecosystems.

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IC21-006 Research Group on Issues of Autonomy and AI for Defense Systems (PDF)

Creating a knowledge base of best practices regarding the development, use, and governance of autonomous weapons systems (AWS), initially based on the guidelines first established by AWS-related principles and later updating to reflect evolving technological advancements and international norms and regulations.

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IC21-007 Ethical Assurance of Data-Driven Technologies for Mental Healthcare (PDF)

Exploring how ethical assurance—supported by ethically sound and rigorous standards—can promote trust in the use of digital technologies for mental healthcare and support transparent communication between stakeholders.

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IC21-009 Open RAN (Radio Access Network) Initiative (PDF)

Developing a structured sustainable framework/guideline to address the deployment, interoperability, configuration, fault management, and performance issues resulting from different Radio Access Network (RAN) standards and vendors.

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IC21-013 Synthetic Data (PDF)

Assessing how to standardize synthetic data. Synthetic data is generated from original data and is statistically representative of the original data. When generated with appropriate privacy mechanisms, synthetic data is fully anonymous and impossible to re-identify.

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IC22-001 Cyber Security for Next Generation Connectivity Systems (PDF)

Exploring cyber security needs for special use cases with a focus on Artificial Intelligence. Also assessing the impact of upcoming areas such as Quantum Computing, Web 3.0, and 5G wireless technologies on current levels of cyber security and the need for a new cyber security architecture.

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IC22-002 High Power Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (PDF)

Assessing electric vehicle charging technology and proposing standards for interoperability, safety and testing of electric vehicle charging stations.

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IC22-003 Mobile and Transportable Energy Storage Systems – Technology Readiness, Safety and Operation (PDF)

Assessing standards, technologies and applications associated with mobile and transportable energy storage solutions (ESS) to propose safety and performance standards for mobile and transportable ESS.

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IC22-004 Unmanned Aerial Systems Forum (PDF)

Analyze the ecosystem of Unmanned Aerial Systems (IAS) with the emphasis on India in the recently declared policies by the Government of India in relating to deployment, operations, and safety regulations of UAS.

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IC22-005 Enabling a Smart and Equitable Agriculture Ecosystem with Accessible Tech and Data Tools (PDF)

Assess data challenges and opportunities that involve data collection in producer planning and operations. The desired outcomes include the understanding of producer and supply chain data management needs to support better data sharing and integration across the lifecycle of production.

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IC22-006 Best Practice Guide to Developing Ethically Aligned Standards (PDF)

Development of a ‘wiki Best Practice Guide’ for new standards development in the ethical Artificial Intelligence Systems (AIS) and Information Technology (IE) areas.

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IC22-007 6G Technology for Connectivity & Telecom Systems (PDF)

The high-level vision for 6G is to deepen the connection and integration between the digital, physical, and human worlds. Essentially, 6G will build on this foundation and introduce new capabilities far beyond the limits of 5G.

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IC22-008 IEEE Sustainable Development Platform (PDF)

The goal of this IC activity is to create a working group of leaders from corporations, educational institutions, startups, and a platform provider that
defines and build a minimum viable product (MVP) version of the SDP, pilot it through an ecosystem of educational institutions, corporations, and social organizations, develop standards for an SDP, come up with a strategy, business model, and action plan for scale out of the SDP to realize its full potential.

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IC22-009 Supply Chain and Asset Traceability for Electric Grid (PDF)

The motivation for this IC activity is the increased focus on supply chain and asset traceability for electric grid components.

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IC22-010 Sustainability for Connectivity & Telecom Systems (PDF)

The IC activity will be focused on all Information and Communication Technology (ICT) standards, products, services, and organizations that are actively involved in ICT industry, either by the means of Research and development, manufacturing, end-user services, and experiences.

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IC22-011 The IEEE Global Initiative on Trust Technology (PDF)

The end goal is to promote research and development on emerging Trust Technology, build a cooperation platform to facilitate cooperation among companies on Trust Technology all over the world, extend or co-create multi-party applications and business networks with Trust Technology, and help to realize the power of digital trust, solve the trust problem of the digital world and accelerate the decentralization and digitization of financial services and new digital economy.

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IC22-012 Persistent Computing for Metaverse Initiative (PDF)

The motivation of this initiative is to facilitate discussions and collaborations on Persistent Computing, steer and advise on metaverse research and development, and provide technical guidelines and reference implementations for persistent virtual worlds and metaverses.

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IC22-013 Sustainable Maritime (PDF)

The global maritime industry is facing significant challenges in moving towards more sustainable operational practices to align with international sustainable development goals. Maritime is comprised of both shipping and port aspects. The goal of this Industry Connections activity is to bring together these areas of domain expertise and build a collaborative IEEE community of interest around maritime issues, and investigate opportunities for new standards, reports, events and thought leadership to support these ambitious goals of the maritime industry.

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IC22-014 Coalition for Advanced Reactor Licensing (CARL): Facilitating Licensing for Advanced Reactors (PDF)

There are many new Advanced Reactors being designed that are safer than the current Light Water Reactors. Some of the new designs are Light Water Reactors but many are not. There are gaps in codes, standards, and regulations for these First of Kind reactors being developed. The goal of CARL is to identify priority topics of Uncertainty that would be of concern to the regulator and develop targeted position papers, case studies and other output that would directly support the license applicant in their Advanced Reactor license application.

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IC22-015 Decentralized Metaverse Initiative (PDF)

The motivation of this initiative is to provide guidelines and reference implementations for decentralized metaverse where could not only collaborate on creating, and capitalizing intellectual properties and virtual assets in decentralized ways, but also benefit from other features of decentralization in the economy and governance of decentralized metaverses.

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IC23-001 IEEE IoT Sensors Advisory Committee (PDF)

Internet of Things (IoT) sensors have experienced explosive growth during the last decade and are poised for continued mass-scale adoption in smart cities, manufacturing, energy, healthcare, and automotive industries, including the forthcoming autonomous vehicles markets. This explosive growth has exposed issues that are beginning to negatively affect the adoption of IoT sensors in many industries.

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IC23-002 Strengthening Telecom Standardization in India (PDF)

Engagement and gap analysis in standardization on subjects like 6G, Quantum Communication, AI, Telecom Security, advanced optical communications, advanced wireless communication etc. The goal of the IC activity is to bring together all the stakeholders (policy, regulator, service provider and technologies across the telecom sector in India) to create a viable systematic and meaningful roadmap for the Indian market.

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IC23-003 Zero Trust Cybersecurity for Health Technology Tools, Services, and Devices (PDF)

Zero Trust is a security framework requiring all users, whether in or outside the organization’s network, to be authenticated, authorized, and continuously validated for security configuration and posture before being granted or keeping access to applications and data. Zero Trust assumes that there is no traditional network edge; networks can be local, in the cloud, or a combination or hybrid with resources anywhere as well as workers in any location.

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IC23-004 Electric Energy Resources Interconnection Standards Collaborative (ISC) (PDF)

The Interconnection Standards Collaborative (ISC) encourages collaboration across IEEE Committees managing the development of standards for the interoperability and interconnection of distributed energy resources (DERs) with the grid and the entities that reference and apply these standards. Targeted standards in scope are the IEEE 1547 series that specify technical minimum performance capabilities and functional requirements for generation and storage resources interconnected to distribution grids. The goal is to deliver IEEE 1547 standards to ready DERs with capabilities that enable future utilization with increasing DER penetrations and to support industry stakeholders in the adoption of these standards.

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IC23-005: Data Quality Standards of Electronic Health Records Workgroup (PDF)

There is a lack of a common convergence layer that would enable universal application interoperability of Electronic Health Records. The goal of this activity is to develop recommendations for a proposed family of standards that would address application interoperability to enable more entities (i.e., patients, caregivers, etc.) to have visibility for assessing the accuracy of EHR data thereby delivering higher quality medical records.

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IC23-006: Smart Identification in Internet of Things (IoT) (PDF)

The blueprint of Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a reality in some forms and places today, especially in the domains of intelligent manufacturing, smart cities, smart homes, etc. However, the extension of IoT applications into wider scenarios will face the issue of data division related to unknown identifications (IDs)of other systems. The outstanding challenge for the realization of full IoT-based business is the lack of standards for the universal identification solutions for all the things in IoT environments from different owners, with current or emerging identification devices, which is the foundation for the interoperation between business partners and end users. To provide a broader environment for the application of smart IDs, there is a need to standardize the ID-related issues for all the IoT tags or devices when they are bound with things in order to benefit users of full IoT-based business. A broad, open, cross-industry dialogue is needed to exchange views, debate and agree upon common challenges and coordinated activities are needed.

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IC23-007 Trusted Decentralized Networking Towards 6G Era (PDF)

Trusted decentralized networking is necessary for the 6G era, which will offer significant advancements in network capacity and data transmission rates. A decentralized system will be able to provide on demand network connectivity, computing, and storage capabilities, supporting intelligent decision making at different levels. To accommodate the massive amounts of data that will converge into 6G and the Internet, trusted decentralized infrastructure must be built using various technologies such as blockchain, privacy computing, and information-centric networking. This infrastructure will be critical for applications such as smart cities, digital finance, smart oceans, smart healthcare, and smart manufacturing in the 6G era.

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IC23-008 Hybrid Quantum-Inspired Internet Protocol (PDF)

This Industry Connections (IC) activity aims to address the emerging need for a standardized framework for a Hybrid Quantum-Inspired Internet Protocol. With the rapid advancements in quantum technologies and the growing demand for enhanced internet security, scalability, and efficiency, there’s a pressing need to establish a coherent and standardized protocol that bridges the gap between conventional internet protocols and Quantum-Inspired technologies.

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IC23-009 Measurement of Absorbed Power Density From Millimeter Wave (MmWave) Devices (PDF)

The goal of this Industry Connections activity is for International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Technical Committee (TC) 106 and IEEE International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (ICES) to jointly develop a Technical Report (TR) on the newest, most up-to to-date scientific assessment procedures for absorbed power density (APD) of mmWave exposures from wireless devices consistent with the latest exposure standards from the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), and IEEE C95.1, Standard for Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to Electric, Magnetic, and Electromagnetic Fields, 0 Hz to 300 GHz

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IC23-010 Specific Absorption Rate Measurement Systems (PDF)

The goal of the activity is to collaborate with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Technical Committee (TC) 106 on recommendations for a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) for the validation of Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) measurement systems. IEC TC106 and IEEE International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety (ICES) Technical Committee (TC) 34 have several jointly developed standards, including IEEE/IEC 62209-1528 and IEC/IEEE 62209-3. The two Technical Committees have decided to restructure the 62209 standards series, and include a new specification as described above.

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IC23-011 Impact Assessment Framework for Sustainable Mobility Systems (PDF)

Transformative change in mobility involves more than technology substitution; ownership models, energy efficiency, and social transformation must be considered. New modes of transportation and social considerations are vital for sustainability without sacrificing economic needs. Pilot projects for well-defined use cases, embedded in suitable testbeds, can validate transformational change options, and inform the development of an Impact Assessment Framework for Sustainable Mobility Systems. Without an integrated assessment framework, the transport sector risks siloed activities and missing overall targets. The Impact Assessment Framework for Sustainable Mobility Systems aims to fill this gap, providing a consistent approach to assess sustainability initiatives’ impact on SDG/ESG parameters, built step-by-step based on use cases and informed by reliable data from cyber-physical testbeds. The goal is to sketch a model process for systemic change, prioritize use cases, and facilitate the development of assessment tools.

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IC23-012 Energy and Water Nexus (PDF)

The Energy Water Nexus (EWN) focuses on the interdependency between energy and water and identifies opportunities to develop new communities and leadership roles in this emerging market space. On a worldwide basis, the largest category for water consumption is electric power generation. Similarly, the largest demand for electricity is water extraction and distribution. This strong interdependency drives great opportunity in EWN to impact both energy and water consumption. The data for water is difficult to come by and requires significant analysis to be comparable by technology and business sector. This IC program will review the approach for capturing data, evaluating and prioritizing opportunities and identifies a few high leverage areas that can have significant impact on energy and water use worldwide. Building a new community of interest within IEEE and exploring needs and opportunities for standards will be primary goals of this effort.

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IC23-013 Spatial Computing for Metaverse Initiative (PDF)

The motivation of this initiative is to provide guidelines and reference implementations for spatial computing where users can comfortably and enjoyably use spatial computing devices at a low cost while enhancing the compatibility of spatial computing technology’s hardware and software. The end goal of this initiative is to promote the development of spatial computing technology to achieve its widespread adoption.

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IC23-014 Standardization Roadmap on Quantum Applications (PDF)

The revolutions in quantum physics and engineering have led to new and (previously) unthinkable applications. New applications are emerging every day despite limitations for the large-scale deployment of quantum-based technologies. The proposed roadmap plays a vital role in indicating application-readiness and providing guidance for the stakeholders including investors, researchers, start-up founders, existing industries, policymakers, regulators, and the like.

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