Industry Connections

Openly Collaborate and Incubate Solutions to Drive Trusted Adoption of New Tech Applications

The IEEE Industry Connections (IC) program helps incubate new standards by facilitating collaboration among interested stakeholders as they hone and refine their thinking on rapidly changing technologies. Check out the Mobility related activities below.

IEEE SA—Ethernet & IP @ Automotive Technology Week

E&[email protected] is the premier venue for automobile manufacturers, suppliers, semiconductor vendors, tool providers, engineers, scientists, educators, and the media to share groundbreaking ideas along with implementation strategies and applications related to automotive Ethernet systems. The main deliverable is an annual conference and exhibition on the application of Ethernet and Internet standards in the automotive environment.

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New Ethernet Applications

The growing diversity of applications for Ethernet requires new standards to be developed at a rapid pace. This is evident by recent standardization activities related to 2.5 Gb/s, 5 Gb/s, and 25 Gb/s Ethernet, as well as subsequent conversations related to introducing new Ethernet solutions at these rates

Big Data Governance and Metadata Management (BDGMM)

Governance and metadata management poses unique challenges with regard to the big data paradigm shift. The governance lifecycle needs to be sustainable from creation, maintenance, depreciation, archiving, and deletion due to volume, velocity, and variety of big data changes and can be accumulated whether the data is at rest, in motion, or in transactions.

Data Trading System

Today’s data-driven businesses generate and utilize a wide range of data for each business’s purpose in a closed, proprietary data collection or distribution system. However, businesses often lack some data needed to realize their ultimate goals while under-utilizing some other data.

PLC-IoT Interoperability and Compliance Testing

This IC activity will focus on selection of the labs for the testing, analysis, and publication of the results, identification of the ambiguities, and gaps in the standard and related test procedures, generation of additional use cases, and broader industry engagement with the goal of the acceleration of the adoption of IEEE Std 1901.1

Fiber Optics Sensors

This IC activity brings together companies that manufacture fiber optic sensing systems or components for fiber optic sensing systems to identify gaps in standards related to fiber optic sensors and develop a plan to address these gaps.

The Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

This initiative brings together experts in fields relating 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.

IEEE SA—Power Line Communication (PLC) in India

This IC program will bring together various stakeholders such as industry, academia, and utility companies, to establish a series of test beds for PLC. The test beds will provide an ecosystem for various stakeholders, ranging from established industries to enterprising startups, to develop and test their solutions that have PLC as the core technology.Learn more about PLC test beds in India

Blockchain Asset Exchange

This program will design and develop a decentralized trading platform where entities and individuals can collaborate on creating, transferring, and capitalizing intellectual properties. Instead of a centralized authority, blockchain-based smart contracts will play the role of endorsing and ensuring every trading operation on the platform.

IEEE SA—The Ethics Certification Program for Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (ECPAIS)

The goal of the IEEE Ethically Aligned Certification Program for Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (ECPAIS) initiative is to provide the world’s first (based on our research) specification and body of its kind to enable a badge or mark for A/IS products, services, and systems. Specifically, ECPAIS will enable these badges or marks based on the processes organizations seeking certification have undertaken to earn them.Learn more about Ethics Certification Program for Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (ECPAIS)

Public Knowledge Graphs (PDF)

This activity seeks to identify and support 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. The focus will be on public knowledge and public interfaces, and on machine-mediated access and knowledge representations, for constructing world and local models for machine learning.

IEEE SA—Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Testbed Development for Dynamic Road Traffic Management and Control at Electronic City—Bangalore, India

Our main objective is to develop a test bed for the traffic management and control to regulate the traffic in one part of the city using 10-12 signal junction points. For example, Electronic City; the industrial corridor of Bangalore, would be investigated, a feasibility study will be undertaken, and a test bed will be developed. Under this objective, we would focus on traffic problems, develop solutions approach, identify the components and systems for the solution, and create a testbed so that:

  • Traffic flow is monitored, regulated, and smoothened
  • Traffic situation is detected and dynamically controlled
  • Traffic violation is detected and notified
  • Real time information exchange is enabled
  • Green corridor creation is catalyzed
  • A control station is created for unified monitoring and control
  • A white paper is published to enable adoption across India and beyond

Learn more about Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Test Bed Development for Dynamic Road Traffic Management and Control at Electronic City—Bangalore, India

AI-Driven Innovation for Cities and People

The primary goal of this activity is to provide cities a mechanism to support responsible artificial intelligence (AI) systems innovation through proper governance mechanisms to support diverse access to problem solving with AI.

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Assessment of Standardization Gaps for Safe Automated Driving

Safety comes first for automated driving. Policy makers expect that AVs will significantly reduce the number of road fatalities (zero-accident vision). New technologies impose new challenges on safety engineering:

  • Inductive reasoning
  • Blackbox functionality
  • Governance of algorithmic decision making
  • Novel ICT-oriented vehicle architectures
  • Redundancies and tradeoffs between enabling technologies
  • Verification and validation of automation levels

Existing standards need to be evolved, and new standards are needed to ensure safety despite increasing automated driving complexity.

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The IEEE Applied Artificial Intelligence Systems (AIS) Risk and Impact Framework Initiative

This group proposes to address an applied risk framework or assessment for AIS. In order to achieve these goals, the group will assess existing risk approaches in the fields of finance, cybersecurity, and more, identify gaps introduced by AI, and determine an approach to create a fit-to-purpose applied assessment for AI to determine level of risk and identify approaches to mitigate risk.

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

There is a shift from individually owned vehicles toward interconnected shared mobility solutions used as an if-and-when needed service [Mobility as a Service (MaaS)]. Drivers will be operators and eventually passengers. Autonomous vehicles will open up many more currently unknown opportunities for end-to-end MaaS. The digital transformation of transportation is a cross-sector challenge. While vehicle manufacturers drive the evolution of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) toward fully automated cars, the ICT sector’s aspiration is to leapfrog autonomous driving. A broad, open, cross-industry dialogue is needed to exchange views, to debate, and to agree upon common challenges and collaborative activities.

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Labeling Cybersecurity Data for AI Automation

Cyber analysts are becoming a bottleneck in analyzing ever-increasing amounts of data. Automating cyber analysts’ actions using AI can help reduce amounts of work for analysts and thereby reduce time to outcome dramatically, record actions in knowledge bases for the training of new cyber analysts, and in general, open up the field for new opportunities. As a result, the state of cybersecurity will improve.

It is envisioned that this group will bring together industry stakeholders to build consensus on priority issues for standardization activities on these topics, and provide a platform for IEEE thought leadership to the industry.

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Rural Communication

Rural populations will need to be provided with viable connectivity solutions by connecting remote areas to the broadband core networks. Choosing efficient, cost-effective, and fast-deployment technologies, whether wired or wireless networks, will improve accessibility.

The goal of this activity is to contribute toward the goal of global (including rural community) digital inclusion by developing solutions for rural and remote areas using suitable technologies.

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Meta Issues in Cybersecurity

The purpose of this Industry Connection activity is to examine the opportunity for IEEE to draw on its strengths and influence to advance the field of cybersecurity for the benefit of humanity.

Current opportunities to coordinate expertise in this field include:

  • The increasingly technical and social character of cyber threats.
  • The increasingly pervasive character of cyber threats.
  • The outcomes will be useful to practitioners, policymakers, and the general public in contributing to making cyberspace safe and trusted, and in addressing cyber-physical security threats.

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Implementation Roadmap for Systemic EV Adoption in India and Asia

Electric vehicles (EV) are emerging as the option for clean mobility across the world. The EV ecosystem brings together three industry verticals who traditionally have not worked together. EVs need the automobile industry to modify the vehicles to use batteries and new connected vehicle technologies.

The goal of the IC activity is to bring all together the stakeholders (policy, business, and tech) across auto, power, and digital technologies and create a viable, systemic, and meaningful roadmap for the Indian market.

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Alliance for Best Practices and Standards in Smart Cities

For smart cities, technology is no longer just a solution for providing more efficient resources and municipality services. Technology has become people-centric, with the goal of improving the many facets of life within a city, including social well-being. In 2020, more than 55% of the world’s population lived and worked in cities, and by 2050 that number is forecast to reach 66%. How we use technology in cities has and will continue to have a huge impact on humanity. Technologists, city leaders, citizens, and other stakeholders must collaborate from the start of building any smarter city in order to resolve problems that are deemed to be priority by the cities themselves. This program will bring 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.

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