Infrastucture for Emerging Applications
Emerging tech will drive next generation connectivity and enable new markets.


Technologies such as Quantum Computing, AR/VR, Blockchain and next generation connectivity protocols will drive future applications and enable new markets - addressing speed and latency requirements; Emerging Applications such as remote surgery driven by AR/VR, and Quantum computing enabling Cybersecurity, Pharmaceutical Research, Data Analytics, new modeling and optimization solutions. As these technologies evolve, considerations on energy efficiency and sustainability also become very important. 

The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) Industry Connections (IC) program helps incubate new standards and related products and services by facilitating collaboration among organizations and individuals as they hone and refine their thinking on rapidly changing technologies. See below for some of the activities related to Emerging Applications.

AR/VR Advisory Board (PDF)
This activity will provide advice, proposals and other inputs for IEEE VR/AR Working Group and serve as an ideal home for other work items (e.g. white papers, events) while IEEE VR/AR Working Group will focus on standards development.

Big Data Governance
This activity will enable data integration/mashup among heterogeneous datasets from diversified domain repositories and make data discoverable, accessible, and usable through a machine readable and actionable standard data infrastructure.

Blockchain Asset Exchange (PDF)
This activity will help design and develop a decentralized trading platform where entities and individuals could collaborate on creating, transferring, and capitalizing intellectual properties. The end goal is to enable and endorse exchanges where assets can be transacted for value-based tokens bringing together entities and individuals to maximize longtail opportunities and enabling open innovation.

Blockchain-based Omnidirectional Pandemic Surveillance (PDF)
This activity will help to develop standards for cross-industry data sharing and interactions leveraging an open-source reference model and implementation for the new systems and applications. The goal is to solicit commitments and reach consensus among key stakeholders to advocate the Blockchain-based Omnidirectional Pandemic Surveillance on a global basis.

Fiber Optic Sensors
This activity has developed and released a White Paper that discusses the standards landscape for fiber optic sensors.  Continuing work of this activity will focus on prioritizing gaps and needs for new standards, and developing proposed scope for content that may be used for future Project Authorization Requests (PARs).

New Ethernet Applications
This activity will assess emerging requirements for the development of Ethernet standards, identify gaps not currently addressed by IEEE 802.3™ standards and help facilitate building industry consensus towards proposals to initiate new standards development efforts.

Disaster Recovery for Blockchain
The goal is to use predictive analysis on different rolling disaster failure events using Machine learning or Deep learning techniques and do a planned recovery before unplanned outages, so that the target site will have complete data copy and bring up Blockchain nodes and enterprise workloads.

IEEE Blockchain Family of Standards
Standards for Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)

IEEE P1913™ Software-Defined Quantum Communication
Defines the Software-Defined Quantum Communication (SDQC) protocol that enables configuration of quantum endpoints

IEEE P7130™ - Standard for Quantum Computing Definitions
This standard addresses quantum technologies specific terminology and establishes definitions necessary to facilitate clarity of understanding to enable compatibility and interoperability.

IEEE P7131™ - Standard for Quantum Computing Performance Metrics & Performance Benchmarking
The standard covers quantum computing performance metrics for standardizing performance benchmarking of quantum computing hardware and software.

Quantum Computing Education - Workforce Development Series
20 Jan 2021 - 28 July 2021
This series consists of over 10 sessions from Fundamental Concepts in Quantum Error Correction to A Hands-On Approach to Quantum Computer Learning - Coding with Q#.

IEEE SA Executive Summit on Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence
7 April 2021
Welcome to the Executive Summit on Quantum Computing and Artificial Intelligence. We invite the greatest forward-thinking thought leaders defining the future of Quantum Computing, Cryptography and Artificial Intelligence. This international conference is the platform for the exchange of thought-provoking ideas by global innovators shaping industries of the future.

2021 IEEE International Conference on Quantum Computing and Engineering (QCE)
18-22 October 2021
IEEE Quantum Week is a multidisciplinary quantum computing venue where attendees have the unique opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities with quantum researchers, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, developers, students, practitioners, educators, programmers, and newcomers.

IEEE Quantum Podcast Series
The IEEE Quantum Podcast Series interviews some of the top subject matter experts in the emerging field of quantum computing. Covering topics from quantum engineering to benchmarking, standardization, industry trends, and more, we provide you with access to the industry's best of the best.

In the Race to Hundreds of Qubits, Photons May Have "Quantum Advantage"
Xanadu, a Toronto-based startup, has developed a photonic quantum computer that is programmable, highly scalable, and could even beat the fastest classical supercomputers at certain tasks.

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