Standards


IEEE Standards University

Designed for educators, students, engineers, or anyone interested in standards, IEEE Standards University brings a better understanding of the value and impact of standards in business and manufacturing. Participants can draw from a variety of materials that build a practical understanding of standards and the innovation derived from standards development. The varied resources may help improve team working and collaborative skills invaluable to career success, while enhancing understanding of standards in fields such as electrical and electronics engineering, computing, and many others.

The IEEE Standards University offers Standards courses including a MOOC and eLearning modules, numerous Standards video , an extensive library as well as student grants, an e-zine and a game.

IEEE Standards University Student Grants

The purpose of the IEEE Standards University Student Grants is to facilitate students studying and implementing industry technical standard in projects. IEEE Standards University Student Grants offer US $500 per project for students, and US $300 for faculty mentors for design, development or research projects in which one of more industry technical standard was studied or implemented to complete the project.

Examples of such projects include designing and creating hardware and/or software to implement an existing industry technical standard, analysing the performance of an industry technical standard in a particular situation, testing compliance with, or alternatively adapting or extending an industry technical standard to fit a new scenario. Projects are expected in include a significant component working on the industry technical standard, projects which simply make use of industry technical standards through modules or libraries without significant design input will not be eligible for an award.

IEEE Standards University e-zine

The IEEE Standards University offers a freely available e-Magazine, with a worldwide audience of educators, students, and practicing professionals interested in technical standards and standards development. Feature topics in 2017 included Robotics, Conformity Assessment and Compliance, Consumer electronics, and Ethically Aligned Standards.

IEEE Standards University Game

Educators, students, young professionals looking for a fun and effective way to learn more about working in teams, negotiating and, consensus building need look no further. Mars Space Colony: A Game of Standardization is designed to teach about technical standards and standards development while developing team and negotiation skills. Topics include the importance of standards to industry, fundamentals of standards development, and a case study on standards. Players participate as members of standards working groups, incorporating roles that reflect the economic, political and technical realities of standards development.


Accessing Standards

IEEE Standards can be purchased electronically through the IEEE Standards Store. With the support from the IEEE-SA, industry sponsors, and government, there are however a number of standards that are made available at no cost through the IEEE Get Program™. Some examples are provided below, for a full list please see the IEEE Get Program web site.

GET 802® Standards: IEEE Local and Metropolitan Area Network (IEEE 802®) standards are made available at no charge in PDF format after they have been published for a period of six months.

GET Design Automation Standards: IEEE Design Automation standards are made available at no charge in PDF format.

GET 1622 Standard: IEEE Standard for Electronic Distribution of Blank Ballots for Voting Systems is made available at no charge in PDF format.

GET 1680 Environmental Assessment: IEEE 1680 Environmental Assessment standards are made available at no charge in PDF format.

GET C95 Standards: IEEE standards for Safety Levels with Respect To Human Exposure To Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields are made available at no charge in PDF format.

GET 2600 Standards: IEEE standards for Hardcopy Device and System Security are made available at no charge in PDF format.


News

21st Global Standards Collaboration Meeting (GSC-21) Convenes World’s Leading Standards Bodies in Vienna, Austria.

The 21st meeting of the Global Standards Collaboration (GSC), a high-level gathering of the world’s leading information and communication technologies (ICT) standards organizations, took place from 26-27 September 2017, hosted by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) at the IEEE European office in Vienna, Austria. GSC members shared their priorities and focused on Artificial Intelligence and Smart Cities.

For more information see here.

Upcoming IEEE-SA Governance meetings in IEEE R8

7th and 8th February 2018
IEEE-SA Board of Governors (BOG) meeting
Johannesburg, South Africa

16th and 17th May 2018
IEEE-SA Board of Governors (BOG) meeting
Vienna, Austria

12th to 14th June 2018
IEEE-SA Standards Board meeting series
The Hague, Netherlands


Standards Coordination

Region 8 Coordinator for Standards: David Law (UKRI)


About the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA)

The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) is a globally recognized standards-setting body which develops consensus standards through an open process that brings diverse parts of an industry together. These standards set specifications and procedures to ensure that products and services are fit for their purpose and perform as intended. The IEEE-SA has a portfolio of more than 870 completed standards and more than 400 standards in development. Over 15,000 IEEE members worldwide belong to IEEE-SA and voluntarily participate in standards activities. For further information on IEEE-SA, see the Standards Association website.

If you wish to learn more about the development of IEEE Standards, visit the IEEE Standards Development website. Here you can find out about the standards process, how to join IEEE-Standards Association, training material, a standards companion, standards and operation manuals, and FAQs. Even if you are unable to attend IEEE standards development meetings in person many Working Groups operate website and email reflectors where their activities can be followed. Please see the list of Working Group Areas.