The Region 8 Standards Coordinator is David Law
He can be contacted via e-mail:
About the IEEE Standards Association
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.
Upcoming IEEE-SA related meetings and workshops in Region 8
IEEE 802.1 Higher Layer Interface interim meeting series
IEEE 802.3 Ethernet interim meeting series
Monday 24th through Thursday 27th May, 2010
ITU, Geneva, Switzerland
The IEEE 802.1 Working Group Higher Layer Interface and IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group interim meeting series will be held at the ITU headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland from Monday 24th through Thursday 27th May, 2010. Groups meeting include the IEEE 802.1 Interworking Task Group, the IEEE 802.1 Data Center Bridging Task Group, the IEEE 802.1 Audio/Video Bridging Task Group, the IEEE P802.3az Energy-efficient Ethernet Task Force, the IEEE P802.3.1 Ethernet MIBs Task Force, the IEEE P802.3bf Ethernet Time Synchronization Task Force and the IEEE 802.3 40Gb/s Ethernet Single-mode Fibre PMD Study Group.
Theses meetings will be followed be a joint ITU-T/IEEE Workshop on The Future of Ethernet Transport on Friday 28th May. Workshop topics will include Protection switching, Time synchronization and Beyond 100Gb/s.
Attendance at both the meetings and workshop are free of charge.
More IEEE 802.1 Working Group information
More IEEE 802.3 Working Group information
More workshop information
IEEE Calls for Standards to be Taught in Engineering School
There's plenty they don't teach in engineering school, such as the ins and outs of negotiating a contract or managing people. The list also includes learning about industry standards, but the IEEE hopes that won't be the case much longer. It is seeking to incorporate learning about standards into engineering, technology, and computing curricula so graduates will be more adept at applying standards in their projects.
IEEE Standards can be purchased electronically through the IEEE Shop. There are however a number of standards that are made available at no charge throught the Get IEEE programs listed below.
The Get IEEE 802 program grants public access to view and download current individual electronic (PDF) IEEE Local and Metropolitan Area Network (IEEE 802®) standards at no charge six months after publication.
Get IEEE 1666™
The Get IEEE 1666 program makes IEEE 1666™ Standard System C Language Reference Manual available at no charge in PDF format.
Get IEEE 2600™
The Get IEEE 2600 program makes IEEE 2600.1™-2009 Standard for a Protection Profile in Operational Environment A* available at no charge in PDF format.
Get IEEE/ANSI N42™
The Get IEEE/ANSI N42 Radiation Detection™ standards program makes ten IEEE/ANSI N42 standards available at no charge in PDF format.
IEEE Standards Education Committee
Introducing the IEEE Standards Education Committee
The IEEE Standards Education Committee (SEC) is a joint committee of the IEEE Standards Association (SA) and the IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB). It's mission is to:
- Promote the importance of standards in meeting technical, economic, environmental, and societal challenges.
- Secure and disseminate learning materials on the application of standards in the design and development aspects of educational programs.
- Secure and provide short courses about standards needed in the design and development phases of professional practice.
- Actively promote the integration of standards into academic programs.
- Lead other education initiatives planned jointly by EAB and the SA as needed.
The IEEE Standards Education website will serve as the focal point for the delivery of all relevant information on education about standards. Among items provided on this web site are Tutorials, Case Illustrations and Student Application Papers.
IEEE Mini-Grants for Graduate and Upperclassman Design
Project Student Application Papers
$500 Grants for Students with Additional
Mini-Grants for Faculty Mentors
The IEEE is offering mini-grants to both students and faculty mentors to help with graduate and capstone design projects with an industry standards component. The IEEE will then publish the results as a Student Application Paper. Further information about these mini-grants can be found on the IEEE Standards Education website