IEEE Standards Association Initiatives

The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) is a home for new and emerging technologies activities and consensus work. As industry continues to innovate and expand the possibilities of what technology can do for humanity, the IEEE SA is identifying opportunities to explore rapidly evolving technologies, the need for interoperability and consensus building via an open, transparent, and proven process.

IEEE has focused efforts in the following technology areas:

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Standards have an important role in helping to address challenges in sustainable agriculture.

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IEEE Blockchain is the hub for all blockchain related activities within IEEE, including conferences, education, publications, standards, and more.

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The IEEE Brain Technical Community unites engineering and computing expertise across IEEE Societies and Councils relevant to neuroscience.

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Climate Change

IEEE is committed to helping combat climate change through accessible technical solutions and providing engineers and technologists with a neutral space for discussion and action.

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Connecting the Unconnected

Internet access is critical to education, industry, and healthy living. Help us find innovative solutions to connect the unconnected.

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Council on Extended Intelligence

The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) and MIT have joined forces to launch a global Council on Extended Intelligence (CXI).

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IEEE SA is committed to cybersecurity standardization and offers a portfolio of standards and programs to address key aspects of the cybersecurity framework.

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Future Networks

IEEE Future Networks strives to address the challenges of next generation wireless technologies.

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Global Power System Transformation Consortium

Rapidly accelerating transitions to advanced low emission power systems in collaboration with power system operators in all regions.

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Internet of Things

IEEE IoT provides information and resources about the Internet of Things.

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Stay informed of trends, news, standards, activities, and other initiatives that drive innovation in the Metaverse.

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Planet Positive 2030

Planet Positive 2030 brings together a global, open community of experts to chart a path for all people to achieve a flourishing future for 2030 and beyond.

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Quantum Computing


Quantum information technology is an emerging field that is attracting attention from a variety of industries for a broad range of applications.

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Smart Cities

IEEE SA is committed to smart cities standardization and offers a portfolio of standards and programs to address key aspects of the smart cities framework.

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Smart Grid

IEEE Smart Grid is the destination for information, resources, and expertise about smart grid technology and development.

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Software Defined Networks

IEEE SDN is a broad-based collaborative project focused on Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualization (NFV).

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Sustainable ICT

Serving the IEEE community as a focal point for news, technology updates, events, publications, education, and standards activities on Sustainable ICT.

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Transportation Electrification

The IEEE Transportation Electrification Community coordinates broad and deep activities in the growing electrification revolution.

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