Category Archives: Inside the IEEE-SA

Where Worldwide Collaboration for IoT Innovation Is Happening


By Oleg Logvinov, chair of the IEEE P2413™ Architectural Framework for the Internet of Things (IoT) Working Group, chair of the IEEE Internet Initiative, chair of the industry engagement track for the IEEE IoT Initiative and director, special assignments, for STMicroelectronics’ Industrial and Power Conversion Division There are many reasons that the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) is […]

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 […]

IEEE Standards Association and the University of Southern California Co-Sponsor Hackathon

By Jay Iorio, Innovation Director, IEEE Standards Association University of Southern California (USC)’s Keck School of Medicine and Institute for Creative Technologies, with participants from a variety of locations on and off the USC campus, joined forces with IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) for a two-day hackathon called “Hacking Virtual Medicine,” the results of which will be announced at the […]

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 […]