Category Archives: Inside the IEEE-SA

IoT Interoperability Requires Security

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By Walter Pienciak, Senior Manager, Strategic Programs, IEEE Standards Association As Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives spin up around the globe, the race is on. And building from a foundation that isn’t going to require short-term retooling is critical for continued success of your effort. Privacy and security have emerged as key requirements for IoT. […]

Utilities & Augmented Reality: Challenges, Opportunities and Standards

By Rudi Schubert, Director, New Initiatives, IEEE Standards Association Interest in Augmented Reality (AR) solutions continues to grow across many industry segments. The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) recently co-sponsored the Augmented Reality in Leading Utilities (ARLU) workshop hosted by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) at their Charlotte, NC facilities on 27-28 July 2015. ARLU was […]

IEEE 1264™ Guides Utilities in Mitigating Animal Intrusions to Increase Grid Reliability

By John Randolph, Chair, IEEE 1264 Working Group Many people may not realize that animals can be a leading cause of electricity outages, which has an adverse impact on overall electric grid reliability. In fact, most electric utilities have experienced the problem of animal intrusions into electric supply substations, which has resulted in equipment damage, […]

Join the Discussion: Standards Innovation at IEEE SIIT 2015


Since 1999, standardization researchers from various professional disciplines have been gathering every two years at the IEEE SIIT conference to exchange insights on standards and standardization. From 6 – 8 October 2015, the 9th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology (IEEE SIIT) will be held in California’s Silicon Valley with the theme of Interoperability, Intellectual […]

New Book on Modern Standardization Provides Insight into Technical, Political, and Economic Crossroads of Engineering

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Behind many published global technical standards, remarkable tales are waiting to be discovered. Themes of groundbreaking technological innovation, international “coopetition,” and consensus-building as diverse as the standards participants and technologies they represent explain why and in what ways standards came to be the norms that shape how much of the world works, communicates, and plays. […]

Enjoy Summer Vacation with IEEE Standards


This summer, how can you and your family get from a connected home or office to the beach safely and efficiently? With vehicles that include IEEE transportation standards, you can worry less and relax more. IEEE standards enable “intelligent” transportation systems that can safely deliver you to your summer destinations by connecting your vehicles to […]

The Internet of Things and the Connected Vehicle

By Bill Ash, Strategic Technology Program Director, IEEE Standards Association We have all heard claims that in the near future there will be at least 50 billion connected devices. These devices will exchange data in some form or another, whether it’s via wired or wireless technology, or whether it’s autonomously or intelligently sent. We have […]