Corporate Standards Focus

PARS APPROVED MARCH 2017

 

  • IEEE P1933_1 (Com/SDB) Hybrid Automatic Repeat reQuest for High Throughput Applications
  • IEEE P2550 (EMB/Stds Com) Standard for Remote Monitoring of a Neonate and the Mother Post-Partum in a Non-Clinical Healthcare Setting
  • IEEE P1451_8 (IM/ST) Standard for Wind Turbine Health Monitoring System Wireless Communication Protocols and Transducer Electronic Data Sheet (TEDS) Format
  • IEEE P535-2013/Cor 1 (PE/ESSB) Standard for Qualification of Class 1E Vented Lead Acid Storage Batteries for Nuclear Power Generating Stations -Corrigendum 1: Clarification of Thermal Aging Durations
  • IEEE PC62_43_1 (PE/SPDLV) Guide for Surge Protectors and Surge Protective Circuits Used in Information and Communication Technology Circuits (ICT), Including Smart Grid - Part 1 Applications
  • IEEE PC37_012a (PE/SWG) Guide for the Application of Capacitance Current Switching for AC High-Voltage Circuit Breakers Above 1000 V Amendment Changing the Capacitive Inrush/Outrush Limitations of Switchgear
  • IEEE PC57_13_9 (PE/TR) Standard for Power-Line Carrier Coupling Capacitors and Coupling Capacitor Voltage Transformers
  • IEEE P2004 (PEL/SC) Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Simulation Based Testing of Electric Power Apparatus and Controls

NEW STANDARDS APPROVED MARCH 2017

  • IEEE 1858-2016/Cor 1 (BOG/CAG) IEEE Standard for Camera Phone Image Quality (CPIQ) - Corrigendum 1
  • IEEE 802_3-2015/Cor 1 (C/LM) IEEE Standard for Ethernet - Corrigendum 1: Multilane Timestamping
  • IEEE 1732 (DEI/SC) IEEE Recommended Practice for Space Charge Measurements in High Voltage Direct Current Extruded Cables for Rated Voltages up to 550 kV
  • IEEE 45_1 (IAS/PCI) IEEE Recommended Practice for Electrical Installations on Shipboard – Design
  • IEEE 1810 (IAS/PCI) IEEE Guide for the Installation of Fire-Rated Cables Suitable for Hydrocarbon Pool Fires for Critical and Emergency Shutdown Systems in Petroleum and Chemical Industries
  • IEEE 3001_11 (IAS/TBCC) IEEE Recommended Practice for Application of Controllers and Automation to Industrial and Commercial Power Systems
  • IEEE 11073-10424-2014/Cor 1 (EMB/11073) IEEE Standard - Health Informatics - Personal Health Device Communication - Part 10424: Device Specialization-Sleep Apnoea Breathing Therapy Equipment (SABTE)-Corrigendum 1

 

  • IEEE 21451-001 (IES/IES) IEEE Recommended Practice for Signal Treatment Applied to Smart Transducers
  • IEEE 421_6 (PE/ED&PG) IEEE Recommended Practice for the Specification and Design of Field Discharge Equipment for Synchronous Machines
  • IEEE C62_42_3 (PE/SPDLV) IEEE Guide for the Application of Surge-Protective Components in Surge Protective Devices and Equipment Ports - Part 3 Silicon PN-Junction Clamping Diodes
  • IEEE C62_43_0 (PE/SPDLV) IEEE Guide for Surge Protectors and Protective Circuits Used in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Circuits, Including Smart Grid Data Networks – Overview
  • IEEE C62_69a (PE/SPDLV) IEEE Standard for the Surge Parameters of Isolating Transformers Used in Networking Devices and Equipment Amendment 1: Addition of 4_5, Saturated Core Secondary Winding Parameters
  • IEEE C57_12_90-2015/Cor 1 (PE/TR) IEEE Standard Test Code for Liquid-Immersed Distribution, Power, and Regulating Transformers - Corrigendum 1: Editorial and Technical Corrections

NEW INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS ACTIVITIES

  • IC17-001 IEEE 802 Network Enhancements for the Next Decade
  • IC17-002 Digital Inclusion through Trust and Agency
  • IC17-003 India Robotics Roadmap
  • IC17-004 Electric Vehicle In-Motion Wireless Power Transfer

 

  • IC17-005 PLC Test Beds in India
  • IC17-006 Big Data Governance and Metadata Management
  • IC17-007 Neuro Tech for Brain-Machine Interfacing

FEATURE

Who Will be the 2017 IEEE Standards Association Corporate Award Recipient? Seeking Nominations Now

"Whether it is through initiating, leading, or endorsing standards projects and related activities, or providing outstanding support and technical expertise for IEEE-SA's various programs, these companies help drive innovation and strengthen IEEE's standards development process, resulting in industry standards that profoundly impact the way people all over the globe live and work." says Ron Petersen, chair of the IEEE-SA Awards and Recognition Committee. He’s referring to recipients of the IEEE-SA Corporate Award, which is presented to companies that have played significant roles in advancing their industries through the IEEE standards process.

2016’s award went to China Datang Corporation (CDT) "for launching four, submitting two, and participating in seven IEEE-SA standards, and for chairing IC14-001-02 Green Power Generation.” Power generation is a subject of enormous concern for a rapidly growing economy like China’s; ensuring that new power does not contribute to pollution problems, and that it is efficient as possible, is crucial to China’s sustainability and continued growth. CDT plays a prominent role in encouraging and promoting a better landscape overall for power generation in one of the world’s leading economies, through the standards process at IEEE.

Now it’s time to think about candidates for the 2017 IEEE-SA Corporate Award. IEEE-SA is soliciting nominations for companies that have made significant contributions to the development of IEEE standards in their industries by supporting IEEE-SA activities.

You can view the submission form here.

ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Industry Connections, Proactively Driving Standards into New Territory

“At the start, our program offered a platform for collaboration to participants that were just starting to think about standards, but not quite ready to move into the formal standards process,” says Rudi Schubert, Director of New Opportunities Development at IEEE Standards Association.

Today, the Industry Connections Program is increasingly proactive in promoting the idea of standardization as an important and beneficial step for advancing new technologies quickly. “We look at emerging technology fields, like smart materials, that may provide the next generation of standards. So we go out and find leaders and build an ecosystem of participants who’d be interested in driving it.”

There are over twenty different programs right now in Industry Connections, focused on everything from augmented and virtual reality to the issues involved with a world of Big Data, to the ambitious (and decidedly science fiction-sounding) “Brain Initiative” - looking at technologies that interact directly with the human brain. “There are always interesting conversations going on about new technologies, but for us the question is, are they leading towards the need to initiate standards activities?” Schubert says, “That’s the key—what are the outputs that will be tangible and relevant to the standards community.”

Some of these programs may sound futuristic, but it’s a future that’s not only close at hand but real-world practical. One example is 3-D body processing. The idea that each of us might walk around with a full 3-D model of our bodies is intriguing to many industries. For retailers, it could mean the ability to better market for individual physiology and preferences, improving customer satisfaction and reducing costs associated with returns. For medical or fitness providers, it means the ability to precisely tailor services to the individual’s real physical condition.

Beyond the application of new technologies, Industry Connections is also looking at the application of technologies in various territories around the world, with a particular focus on Asia. In highly industrialized countries, a focus is on robotics and green power, while for a rapidly-industrializing country it may be smart cities. “Many places are striving to develop themselves as smart cities,” says Schubert. “But what are the metrics? How do you measure how smart a city is? You have to answer that to help make informed decisions on investments and priorities.”

Learn more about IEEE Standards Association’s Industry Connections Program.

Ethically Aligned Design Aims to Incorporate Human Values into A.I.

“The question is, as technology becomes more autonomous, how do we design it to better align with human values?” notes Rudi Schubert, Director of New Opportunities Development at IEEE Standards Association. He points to an example that has been in the media lately, of a self-driving car having to decide whether or not to sacrifice its owner to save others in an accident. Beyond autonomous vehicles, “our Industry Connections initiative is talking about drones, about infrastructure systems, about all kinds of advanced robotics,” he says. “What we’re trying to do is to get engineers thinking about those corner cases, about potential conflicts in the way devices will have to behave.”

The IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems is an initiative of IEEE-SA’s Industry Connections, aimed at bringing the insights of thinkers and experts on artificial intelligence into the process as A.I. technology develops. Over 100 thought leaders and experts from industry, government, universities, and think tanks have been involved so far.

The first result of this effort is a 138-page report entitled Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Wellbeing with Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems. The document’s goal is to advance a public discussion of how these intelligent and autonomous technologies can be aligned to moral values and ethical principles that prioritize human wellbeing. (You can download the full report or an overview here.)

Schubert says that there’s been a high level of interest, “We’ve had positive interactions with government, and we've made presentations to UN organizations, to the World Economic Forum, and to the European Parliament. There have already been a half dozen standards proposals developed by the Initiative, and work is underway on educational offerings including webinars, workshops and online courses.”

IEEE-SA is leading the way on standards that can be implemented industry-wide. To that end, working groups that have been launched are dealing with questions ranging from the creation of a process for incorporating ethical concerns into design, addressing algorithmic bias, and to questions of protecting personal data when it’s generated or used by autonomous devices.

Learn more about the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems

 

The Ethical Robot: Terms and Concepts in Intelligent Process Automation

As IEEE-SA Industry Connections leads an initiative to consider the philosophical issues behind artificial intelligence (see related article), the use of robots in industry continues apace, with more and more A.I. being built into their workflows. That’s why IEEE approved a new standards project, IEEE P2755™—Guide to Terms and Concepts in Intelligent Process Automation.

“Having common terms and definitions in Intelligent Process Automation is important,” says Jeff Pane, Associate Brand Marketing and Communications Manager at IEEE Standards Association, “because if there’s a common term and it’s defined, that leads to greater interoperability between different products.” Beyond that, common terms reflect a common conceptual framework—which is to say, the ethical values of humans.

This can be a tricky matter when it comes to programming behavior for automated devices. It’s not enough to simply know a desired outcome. “If you have a robot chef making dinner,” says Pane, “how do you make sure it knows not to cook the family pet?” Developing common terms and a common frame of reference is the starting point of imbuing devices with human ethics—and human aesthetics.

The working group recently began its work, but Pane says a quick turnaround, later this year, is expected, because this standard is the basis for everything that will follow. “Getting this baseline consensus document in place is the main goal, so that others, dealing with specific offshoots, can use its terms and concepts going forward.”

 

IEEE Green ICT Initiative Standards

Global research conducted by many industrial and academic organizations has introduced a significant number of measures that can be used to improve the energy efficiency of ICT and further reduce its carbon footprint through the use of renewable energy sources.

The mission of the IEEE Green ICT initiative is to build a holistic approach to sustainability through ICT by incorporating green metrics throughout IEEE technical domains. The initiative has introduced 9 IEEE standards projects in 2017, including: IEEE P1922.1IEEE P1922.2IEEE P1923.1IEEE P1924.1IEEE P1925.1IEEE P1926.1IEEE P1927.1IEEE P1928.1IEEE P1929.1. This webinar provides an overview of these 9 new IEEE standards projects and discusses ways that you can contribute to the projects and join the working groups.

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Special Report: 5G

IEEE believes fifth-generation wireless technology will be truly revolutionary. It expects 5G will become the cornerstone of future wireless networks, enabling fundamentally new applications, including the Internet of Things and connected cars. At the same time, the technology is likely to provide broadband access to millions of users at a low price… read more 
Learn more about IEEE 5G related Standards

IEEE Standards Projects on 5G

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What Do You Think Are the Most Compelling Trends in Technology?

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