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.
Members in Developing Nations can now join IEEE-SA at a special rate
IEEE Members and Society Affiliates in developing nations are invited to join the IEEE-SA as an individual member at the special discounted rate of only $26.00 (regularly $49.00). Please note – student membership is not included in this discount offer.
Participation in the IEEE Standards Association gives you direct influence over the technological forces that shape your industry and ensure that products are safe, reliable, and compatible on a global scale – benefiting people worldwide, every day. Our standards have helped to improve the quality of life of communities and individuals worldwide.
IEC-IEEE Challenge - registration closes on 1st March 2012
The IEC-IEEE Challenge is a global competition open to academics centred on the theme: How does electrotechnology impact economic, social and environmental development? This global initiative invites the world’s Academic Institutions to analyse and debate the impact of electrotechnology on the economic, social and environmental development of nations and regions, including how accepted standards affect this process.
1st Prize: USD 20 000
2nd Prize: USD 15 000
3rd Prize: USD 10 000
Online registration closes on 1 March 2012 and submissions are open until 1 July 2012. Prizes will be awarded in October 2012 at the IEC General Meeting in Oslo, Norway.
The Smart Grid Issue
Second edition of Standards Education eZine published
The IEEE Standards Education eZine is a publication for those who learn, teach, use, deploy, develop and enjoy Standards. Serving the community of students, educators, practitioners, developers and standards users, we are building a community of standards education for the benefit of humanity.
The second edition of the IEEE Standards Education eZine focuses of Smart Grid standards including feature articles on Smart Grid: Standards & Education, Smart Standards for the Smart Grid, Flexible Education for Smart Grid, Advancing Interconnection & Interoperability Education, IEEE Std 1588 Synchronization in Smart Grid and Better, Quicker Smart Grid and Vehicle-electrification Standards.
The second edition of the eZine also includes IEEE Standards Association President, Steve Mills, and the Editor-in-Chief, Yatin Trivedi, discussing the importance of standards to industry and why practitioners and university students should care about standards.
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.