Current Industry Connections Activities

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Below is a comprehensive listing of our current IC activities. Activities appear in order of newest to oldest. Click on any activity of interest to explore details about the group, its initiatives, and how to participate.

Supporting IEEE Standards in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area

Efforts will help enable the Greater Bay Area to establish closer cooperation with international standardization organizations such as IEEE SA.

Computing and Network Convergence Initiative

The goal of this initiative is to foster collaboration and connect technical & business communities to IEEE Computing and Network Convergence experts and resources.

Artificial Intelligence in Digital Consumption Initiative

The goal of this initiative is to quantify and evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of artificial intelligence in digital consumption and adopt appropriate strategies to maximize its positive impact and minimize its negative consequences.

Timing in Data Centers

Although the focus of discussion for this IC activity is expected to relate to Precision Time Protocol (PTP), other timing technologies are expected to be discussed.

Promoting Standards on Digital and Green Technologies for ICT, Industry 4.0, and Smart Manufacturing

Our workshops and events focus on ICT technologies, Smart Manufacturing, and Industry 4.0, and will become an important channel to promote and apply technology standards.

Green Hydrogen

The goal for this Industry Connections Committee would be to identify gaps in technology and standards related to the use of green hydrogen primarily in the electrical power and energy sector, and subsequently initiate follow-on activities to address identified gaps.

Marine Carbon Dioxide Removal (mCDR)

The ocean is essential for achieving sustainability. Ocean ecosystem services are being heavily used. Ocean industries need to be made sustainable. The ocean has large potential for climate solutions.

Incident Energy Model Assessment

IEEE SA is establishing a volunteer team to evaluate and validate a model produced as a product of IEEE SA funded arc flash testing.

Digital Twin of the Earth – Tools and Resources for Interoperable Development and Operations

The goal of this proposed group is to bring together organizations and companies working on DTEs who are interested in collaborating and making their digital twins more interoperable.

Standardization Roadmap on Quantum Applications

The proposed quantum applications 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.

Spatial Computing for Metaverse Initiative

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.

Energy and Water Nexus

The Energy Water Nexus focuses on the interdependency between energy and water and identifies opportunities to develop this emerging market space.

Impact Assessment Framework for Sustainable Mobility Systems

The Impact Assessment Framework for Sustainable Mobility Systems aims to provide 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.

Specific Absorption Rate Measurement Systems

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.

Evaluation of Absorbed Power Density From Millimeter Wave (mmWave) Devices

The International Electrotechnical Commission Technical Committee 106 and IEEE International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety will jointly develop a Technical Report on the scientific assessment procedures for absorbed power density of mmWave exposures from wireless devices.

Hybrid Quantum-Inspired Internet Protocol

This activity aims to address the emerging need for a standardized framework for a Hybrid Quantum-Inspired Internet Protocol.

Trusted Decentralized Networking Towards 6G Era

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.

Smart Identification in Internet of Things (IoT)

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.

Data Quality Standards of Electronic Health Records Workgroup

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.

Electric Energy Resources Interconnection Standards Collaborative (ISC)

The goal of this activity 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.

Zero Trust Cybersecurity for Health Technology Tools, Services, and Devices

The goal of this activity is to build conventional, general-purpose zero trust micro segmented IT infrastructure and guidelines in healthcare, that are aligned with IEEE standards.

Strengthening Telecom Standardization Activities in India

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.

IEEE IoT Sensors Advisory Committee

Internet of Things (IoT) sensors have experienced explosive growth during the last decade and are poised for continued mass-scale adoption. This explosive growth has exposed issues that are beginning to negatively affect the adoption of IoT sensors in many industries.

Decentralized Metaverse Initiative

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.

Coalition for Advanced Reactor Licensing (CARL)

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.

Sustainable Maritime

The global maritime industry is facing significant challenges in moving towards more sustainable operational practices to align with international sustainable development goals.

Persistent Computing for Metaverse Initiative

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.

The IEEE Global Initiative on Trust Technology

The end goal of this activity is to promote research and development on emerging 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.

Sustainability for Connectivity & Telecom Systems

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.

Supply Chain and Asset Traceability for Electric Grid (SCATE)

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

IEEE Sustainable Development Platform

The goal of this activity is to create a working group of leaders and build a minimum viable product 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.

6G Technology for Connectivity & Telecom Systems

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.

Best Practice Guide to Developing Ethically Aligned Standards

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

Enabling a Smart and Equitable Agriculture Ecosystem

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.

Mobile and Transportable Energy Storage Systems – Technology Readiness, Safety and Operation

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.

High Power Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

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

Cyber Security for Next Generation Connectivity Systems

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.

Synthetic Data

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.

Open RAN (Radio Access Network)

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.

Ethical Assurance of Data-Driven Technologies for Mental Healthcare

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.

Research Group on Issues of Autonomy and AI for Defense Systems

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.

Transdisciplinary Framework for 5G, Future Networks Applications, and Services

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.

Implementation Roadmap for Systemic EV Adoption in India and Asia

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.

Meta Issues in Cybersecurity

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

Holistic Digital Resilience Ecosystem for Disaster and Emergency Preparedness, Mitigation and Response: Frameworks, Toolkits and Guidelines

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.

Transforming the Telehealth Paradigm: Sustainable Connectivity, Accessibility, Privacy, and Security for All

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

Association for Digital Transformation

Advancing the adoption of Digital Transformation by proposing standards, recommended practices, guides, and reference implementations.

The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Extended Reality

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.

Sustainable Infrastructures and Community Development Program

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.

Rural Communication

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

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

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.

Global Artificial Intelligence Systems (AIS) Well-Being Initiative

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.

Clinical Trial Technology Modernization Network (CTTMN)

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.

African Standardization Strategy and Roadmap for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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.

IEEE VR/AR Advisory Board

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

Neurotechnologies for Brain-Machine Interfacing

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.

Power Line Communication (PLC) in India

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.

Dignity, Inclusion, Identity, Trust, and Agency

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.

IEEE 802 Network Enhancements for the Next Decade Industry Connections Activity (Nendica)

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.

The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

Bringing together experts in fields related to autonomous systems to identify and address the ethical considerations related to the design of autonomous systems and the issues they involve.

New Ethernet Applications

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.

Industry Connections (IC) 3D Body Processing

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.

Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Day

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

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