Current Industry Connections (IC) Activities
Organizing an annual conference and exhibition on the application of Ethernet and Internet standards in the automotive environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Developing tools that will help ensure that digital intelligence receives the attention and investment it deserves in developing policies globally. Proposing a standardized definition and taxonomy. Identifying best practices and metrics that enable stakeholders (including governments, schools, the private sector, and libraries) improve the effectiveness of their work in this area.
Developing guidance on the capabilities and limitations of the technologies behind learning management systems, MOOCS, authoring tools, mobile learning environments, games, simulations, virtual and augmented reality, learning record stores, open badges, pedagogical agents, online laboratories, and more.
Developing a decentralized trading platform where entities and individuals can collaborate on creating, transferring, and capitalizing intellectual properties. Blockchain-based smart contracts will play the role of endorsing and ensuring every trading operation on the platform.
Developing specifications to enable a badge or mark for Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (A/IS), products and services. Badges and marks will be awarded based on the processes organizations seeking certification have undertaken to earn them.
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.
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.
Creating a series of thought-leadership white papers on key topics for creating a patient-centric digital transformation that optimally protects and serves the interests of patients. New interfaces between traditional medicine, technology, and engineering is advancing. Health data is now collated in the Cloud and precision analytics offer insights into the human body not possible before.
IC19-004 Technology and Data Harmonization for Enabling Clinical Decentralized Clinical Trials (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.
Identifying and supporting the creation of open, federated graphs of knowledge, using available protocols for storage and mirroring, alignment of different graphs, clustering and disambiguation, annotation, tracing and adding provenance. Focused on public knowledge, public interfaces, and machine-mediated access and knowledge representations for constructing models for machine learning.
Identifying use cases for standards to govern language resources for Indian languages. Language resources include speech, language data, and descriptions which are made available in a machine readable form and used for developing, evaluating and improving algorithms in natural language and speech processing.
Identifying overlaps and gaps in standards governing industrial artificial intelligence (AI) applications and consumer AI applications. Industrial AI differs from consumer AI applications in data quality, privacy aspects, information content, and impact on stakeholders.
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.
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.
IC20-006 The IEEE Applied Artificial Intelligence Systems (AIS) Risk and Impact Framework Initiative (PDF)
Developing an applied risk framework or assessment for artificial intelligence systems (AIS). Evaluating existing risk approaches in the fields of finance, cybersecurity, and more. Identifying gaps introduced by AI and defining an approach to determine level of risk and risk mitigation strategies.
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.
IC20-008 The IEEE Trusted Data & Artificial Intelligence Systems (AIS) Playbook for Finance Initiative (PDF)
Developing an industry-specific implementation guide (playbook) that encourages technologists in the financial services to prioritize human well-being and ethical considerations in the application of data in Artificial Intelligence Systems (AIS). The playbook incorporates IEEE’s Ethically Aligned Design and the IEEE 7000 series of standards
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)].
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.
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.
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.
Developing a Green Guide to Artificial Intelligence Systems (AIS) that will serve as a pragmatic roadmap for engineers, corporations and policy makers to leverage AIS innovation for an effective transition to a green economy. Developing a global network of Living Labs that deploy ecologically aligned AIS for efficient, livable cities, low-carbon, equitable and resilient infrastructures, and thriving ecosystems for and with communities most impacted by the effects of global warming.
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.
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.
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.
IC20-019 Holistic Digital Resilience Ecosystem for Disaster and Emergency Preparedness, Mitigation and Response: Frameworks, Toolkits and Guidelines (PDF)
Developing a framework for deploying standardized technologies to address urgent needs during a crisis without sacrificing the well-being, rights, privacy or agency of people.
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.
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.
Showcasing/demonstrating recently published, or soon to be published, IEEE standards at related industry events to accelerate the commercial implementation and/or adoption of those standards.
Creating an ecosystem that lowers the barriers to engagement and enables a collaborative community that builds, develops and continually iterates best practices for products and services intended for children, such as connected toys, social platforms, and online games.
Bringing together technologists, academia, smart city leaders and other stakeholders to help improve the adoption of standards by cities, greater interoperability and transparency between cities and regions, the development of best practices and KPIs from real cases, and help identify/prioritize new standards for urban environments.
Addressing biosecurity and safety of artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous intelligent systems (AIS) in human health and human biology. Increasingly sophisticated computational data modelling methods have led to dramatic improvements in our ability to precisely diagnose and treat disease, to estimate risks, and to deliver care. Genetic information is increasingly being used in AI algorithms to guide treatment selection and even whether treatment is provided at all.
Working to promote the IEEE 2030.5 standard and ease the integration (the process to achieve interoperability) of distributed energy resources (DER), including responsive generation, storage, and load into the electric grid. Developing a roadmap that outlines activities to advance the interoperability dimensions related to DER integration.
Raising awareness of cloud remote access security risks via workshops and conferences. Developing best practices and guidelines for cloud remote access and proposing standards and certificates for cloud service providers regarding (context-aware) secured remote access.
Building a cross-industry coalition of partners to jointly define a family of standards that will help to facilitate the deployment of micro-mechanical universal switches (MMUS) across numerous end markets. Building on similar work done in the radio frequency microelectromechanical systems (RF MEMS) industry which attempted to define standards for RF MEMS switches in areas like naming conventions and terminology, testing methods, reliability definitions, specifications definitions, and architectures.
Establishing a certification and associated conformity assessment process for mobile health apps and creating a global mobile health application registry. Clinicians will soon start prescribing mobile health applications to patients, similar to prescribing medicines or medical devices. Before this becomes common, mobile health apps need to be safe/secure/accurate not only for the individual user/patient/family member but also for the clinician/payer/provider/regulatory community.
Developing a model for the design and implementation of user interfaces for rural communities. The development focuses on the design and evaluation of user interfaces for users with low levels of user interface experience and low levels of computer literacy.
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.
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.
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.
Assessing the education and standards needs around Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT). Developing education material and guidance/best practices for NFTs to enable the proliferation and adoption of NFTs.
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.
Providing clarity on what constitutes data governance and where this definition is applicable, e.g., IoT, AI, privacy, etc. Enhancing the quality of existing data governance frameworks, as well as the tools and standards involved, in order to enable practical and sustainable business models and practices.
Creating a database of AI use cases across key sectors, categorized according to the proposed European Commission risk categories of unacceptable risk, high risk, minimal risk, and no risk, based on the associated risks to health, safety and fundamental rights of people.
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.
IC21-014 IEEE Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Standards Tracking and Standards Development-Related Research Needs (PDF)
Identifying IEEE standards and standards development activities that are relevant to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). This will inform the USA FAA/ASSURE UAS Center of Excellence research project “A37: UAS Standards Identification, Tracking, and Mapping” that tracks UAS standards development activities across standards development organizations such as IEEE. Using the FAA/ASSURE research activities to inform IEEE standards work.
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.
Assessing electric vehicle charging technology and proposing standards for interoperability, safety and testing of electric vehicle charging stations.
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.