Category Archives: Standards at Work

Conversation Starter: Ethics and Augmented Reality

Technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence (AI), and the Internet of Things (IoT) are emerging today in fields such as healthcare with wearables opening a new channel of data for patient care and research and consumer electronics with smart fridges, thermostats and other connected, programmable appliances. Now imagine a future where these technologies work […]

A New, Unifying Specification Eases Sensor Integration Challenges

By Joel Huloux, a senior member of IEEE, chairman of the board of MIPI Alliance and director of lobbying and standardization in strategic planning for the microcontroller and digital ICs group at STMicroelectronics. Integrating sensors into small devices has never been easy, but today it’s even more complex—and more important—than ever before. Thanks to the […]

3D Printing: IEEE Standards to Address Counterfeiting

3D printing technologies are emerging at a rapid pace, with the research firm Canalys forecasting that the 3D printing market, which includes 3D printer sales, materials and associated services, will reach US $16.2 billion by 2018 Canalys Senior Analyst, Tim Shepherd points out, “The 3D printing market has enormous growth potential now that the main […]

IEEE and Internet Society (ISOC) Fellowship Exchange Pilot Programme

IEEE and ISOC launched the Fellowship Exchange Pilot Program at the IEEE 802® Plenary session from 8-13 November 2015, in Dallas, Texas. This program provides participants from emerging economies with the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the open, collaborative standards development process. It also enables them to obtain a deeper understanding of the relationship […]

IEEE Engagement in Africa Leads to Agreements with Ghana and Zambia

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As part of its ongoing global engagement activities, IEEE has been increasing its relationships on the African continent and proactively engaging national standards organizations in order to explore potential cooperation opportunities. As a result, the national standards bodies of Ghana and Zambia have each signed agreements that allow both the Ghana Standards Authority and the […]

IEEE-SA and ARIB Hold ICT Standards Workshop

As a continuous effort to bring awareness of IEEE’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) standards activities to global stakeholders, the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) partnered with the Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB), a Japanese standards development organization, to hold an ICT Standards Workshop in Tokyo, Japan, 31 August. The sessions focused on the […]

The Mission-Critical Operation of Sending Halloween Pics to Grandma


Halloween kicks off a time of heightened multimedia sharing, as families and groups of friends eagerly send images and videos of the day’s activities via social media directly to loved ones. These days we take for granted all of the underlying systems that make this multimedia frenzy possible, but it’s fascinating to recognize not only […]