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Thursday, November 30, 2017

New IEEE 802.11 Light Communications Study Group gets underway

A new IEEE 802.11 Light Communications Study Group has been formed to engage with manufacturers, operators and end users to discuss a global wireless local area network light communications standard.

IEEE said solid state lighting, e.g., LED lighting, could leverage available and very large source of wireless spectrum outside of the traditional radio spectrum and that the technology has notable potential as a wireless solution that offers greater bandwidth and efficiency, security, and data density, while not being subjected to or contributing to electromagnetic interference (EMI) below 3 THz.

“In just a few short years, the interest in light communications has grown significantly and there is an enormous amount of valuable knowledge that vendors and operators can share as they work together to advance the technology globally,” said Nikola Serafimovski, chair of the IEEE 802.11 Light Communications Study Group. “It’s an exciting time for the light communications market sector, as it is poised for substantial growth over the next five years. We look forward to broad participation under the auspices of the IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Working Group and the IEEE-SA as we work to develop the light communications market in line with industry needs, and to ensure best practices that drive market expansion.”

Sunday, November 12, 2017

TRON Forum transfers IoT OS to IEEE

The TRON Forum, which supports a development project called TRON Project that addresses real-time architecture for embedded systems, will transfer ownership of the TRON ┬ÁT-Kernel 2.0 to the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA). This effectively transfers a leading real-time operating system (OS) title for 16- and 32-bit microprocessors deployed throughout the IoT ecosystem to IEEE.

The arrangement also provides a license to TRON Forum for use of the intellectual property.

“In our ongoing efforts to foster openness and the broad utilization of globally-recognized technical standards, the IEEE-SA continues to seek collaborative agreements that help advance technology for humanity,” said Konstantinos Karachalios, managing director for the IEEE-SA. “This agreement with the TRON Forum will pave the way for development of new standards in line with the goal of both our organizations to promote open innovation frameworks. We look forward to our continued work and cooperation.”

The TRON Project is a project launched in 1984 by Prof. Ken Sakamura, now dean of the Faculty of Information Networking for Innovation and Design (INIAD) at Toyo University. The Project aims to build an open architecture for embedded systems.

http://www.ieee.org
http://www.tron.org

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

5th Annual IEEE Women in Engineering conference set for 21-22 May 2018

The fifth annual IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (IEEE WIE ILC) has been scheduled for 21-22 May 2018 at the San Jose Convention Center.

The conference will welcome speakers from around the world to share their experience and skills to inspire women to Lead Beyond through tracks focused on skills necessary for advancement in Innovation, Inspiration and Executive Leadership. Designed to advance women working in STEM disciplines, WIE ILC brings together over 1,500 professional women for two full days of education, networking, innovation, knowledge sharing, interactive sessions, discussion and much more. In addition, WIE ILC will host the #WIEWednesday virtual track series consisting of online presentations focused on Innovation, Inspiration and Executive Leadership that will run from February through May 2018, leading up to the conference.

“The IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference has been enthusiastically embraced by the global women in STEM community. Now entering its fifth year, we’re excited to gather some of the world’s most powerful and inspiring thought leaders together once again to share new concepts for driving women’s advancement in business and technology,” said Nita Patel, chair, IEEE WIE ILC. “Over half of our attendees have ten or more years of experience and offer a wealth of knowledge in their respective fields. We invite you to join us at WIE ILC, to engage, exchange and network with fellow professionals. Registration will open in November.”

Individuals and groups interested in speaking at WIE ILC, whether in person or during the virtual track series, are invited to submit presentation proposals with a theme of Lead Beyond by 20 October 2017.

http://ieee-wie-ilc.org/


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

IEEE publishes 5G and Beyond Technology Roadmap White Paper

IEEE published a white paper summarizing the challenges and opportunities in building and sustaining a 5G and beyond ecosystem.

The whitepaper, which is titled "5G and Beyond Technology Roadmap", describes key technology trends that will impact design drivers and challenges for technologies to provide simultaneous wireless communication, massive connectivity, tactile internet, quality of service and network slicing. Some topics addressed include: applications and services, hardware, MIMO, mm-wave, edge automation platform, security, standardization building blocks and testbed. The white paper is available for download at no cost on the IEEE 5G web portal’s Roadmap page. The IEEE 5G and Beyond Technology Roadmap will be periodically updated with forecasts for three-, five- and 10-year horizons.

“5G consolidates the trend in convergence of technologies and underlying standards with emerging solutions offering exciting possibilities not only to consumers but also to industries,” said Mischa Dohler, co-chair, IEEE 5G and Beyond Technology Roadmap Working Group. “Disruption will happen at many levels, most importantly through changes in the value chain, adoption of flexible systems management and orchestration, as well as emergence of innovative mobile connectivity technologies.”

The white paper can be downloaded here: https://5g.ieee.org/roadmap

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

IEEE 802.3 looks to extend Optical PHYs beyond 10km

A new IEEE 802.3 Beyond 10km Optical PHYs Study Group has been formed under the auspices of the IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group.

The new study group aims to develop a Project Authorization Request (PAR) and Criteria for Standards Development (CSD) responses for optical solutions targeting physical distances beyond 10km for 50 Gb/s, 200 Gb/s, and 400 Gb/s Ethernet.

"The launch of the IEEE 802.3 Beyond 10km Optical PHYs Study Group represents a first step towards standardization that will meet the needs of network providers, such as wireless operators across the globe where bandwidth demands are projected to vary significantly from region to region,” said John D’Ambrosia, chair, IEEE 802.3 Beyond 10km Optical PHYs Study Group, and senior principal engineer, Huawei. “The Ethernet application space being addressed by this new working group will help ensure that a fully comprehensive networked Ethernet ecosystem can meet tomorrow’s demands for the speed and reach needed to support industry growth worldwide."

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

IEEE P7130 to define Quantum Computing nomenclature

A new IEEE P7130—Standard for Quantum Computing Definitions project aims to establish a general nomenclature for Quantum Computing to standardize communication with related hardware and software projects.

Specifically, IEEE P7130 will define terms related to the physics of quantum computing including quantum tunneling, super position, quantum entanglement, as well as other related terms and terminology that will be updated as technological advances are made.

"While Quantum Computing is poised for significant growth and advancement, the emergent industry is currently fragmented and lacks a common communications framework,” said Whurley (William Hurley), chair, IEEE Quantum Computing Working Group. “IEEE P7130 marks an important milestone in the development of Quantum Computing by building consensus on a nomenclature that will bring the benefits of standardization, reduce confusion, and foster a more broadly accepted understanding for all stakeholders involved in advancing technology and solutions in the space.”

"IBM is part of quantum information's history, since its foundation more than 30 years ago. And we've been championing important terms, metrics, and scientific methods ever since," said Jerry Chow, manager, Experimental Quantum Computing, IBM Research and IEEE P7130 working group participant. "This standards project will help anyone from students to seasoned quantum scientists nucleate around a common language, while keeping up with the field's rapid pace of change, and further accelerate pioneering experiments and explorations in quantum computing."

"1QBit works with a variety of classical, quantum and otherwise non-standard processors, which necessitates communication between multiple external teams, across a wide range of industries, discussing many different types of computing systems,” said Andrew Fursman, CEO 1Qbit and IEEE P7130 working group participant. “IEEE P7130 "Standard for Quantum Computing Definitions" provides a valuable service to 1QBit, our partners in quantum computing, and the many industries with which we intersect."

“Confusions exist on what quantum computing or a quantum computer means,” added Professor Hidetoshi Nishimori of the Tokyo Institute of Technology and IEEE P7130 working group participant. “This partly originates in the existence of a few different models of quantum computing. It is urgently necessary to define each key word.”

https://standards.ieee.org/develop/wg/QCWG.html

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Video: IEEE is making big strides in AI, IoT, SmartCities, and much more



IEEE President and CEO, Karen Bartleson, discusses IEEE’s Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems, IoT, smart cities, and robotics and how IEEE is working to advance technologies for the benefit of humanity.

Video recorded at the IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference #WIELead

See video: https://youtu.be/FmKTTdQB9rw




Video: The Huge Potential for Disaster Robotics

Dr. Robin Murphy, Raytheon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, talks about how disaster robotics can have a huge potential to save lives and how young women and girls can engage in STEM.

Video recorded at the IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference #WIELead

See video: https://youtu.be/VzrL02_PeCQ




Video: Highlights of IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference



Nita Patel gives a recap of the engaging speakers, workshops and sessions at the IEEE WIE ILC, which was held May 22-23 in San Jose, California.

The IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference was a success! Nita Patel, Founder and Chair of WIE ILC, gives a recap of the engaging speakers, workshops and sessions at the 2017 conference.

See video: https://youtu.be/ZEk8xWTjjcw



Friday, March 31, 2017

IEEE 802.3bv amendment Addresses 1 GBE over Plastic

The IEEE has announced the publication of the new IEEE 802.3bv, Standard for Ethernet amendment: Physical layer specifications and management parameters for 1,000 Mbit/s operation over plastic optical fibre.

The new IEEE 802.3bv standard amendment is intended to address growing demand for high-speed Ethernet connectivity solutions for automotive, industrial and home networking, and leverages the ability of plastic optical fibre to meet the requirements of these applications where long link lengths are not involved.

The IEEE noted that automotive and industrial networks are increasingly migrating towards the use of Ethernet technology, with plastic optical fibre already being used in automobiles and other vehicles. The IEEE 802.3bv standard is designed to provide a reliable media option for Ethernet automotive networks, and also offers an alternative transmission medium applicable for harsh, electrically noisy environments such as industrial automation islands.

The non-conductive cable construction and simple installation properties enabled by plastic optical fibre are also being utilised by telecom providers to enhance Ethernet-based home networks for wireless network access based on IEEE 802.11 (WiFi) devices.

IEEE recently announced the approval of New Ethernet Applications, an IEEE-SA Industry Connections (IC) Program established to identify and address standards development requirements to support the broader utilisation of IEEE 802.3 standards across a range of industries.

The organisation noted that with emerging, non-traditional applications creating demand for new IEEE 802.3 standards, it ahs expanded the scope of the IEEE 802.3 Industry Connections Next Generation Enterprise, Data-Center, Campus (NG-ECDC) activity. Therefore the IEEE 802.3 New Ethernet Applications Industry Connections (NEA-IC) activity has been formed to cover applications outside data centre, campus and enterprise environments.

As part of this effort, study groups and standards development activities have been launched to address industrial and automotive applications, including the IEEE P802.3cg, Physical layer specifications and management parameters for 10 Mbit/s operation over single balanced twisted-pair cabling and IEEE P802.3 Multi-gig automotive Ethernet PHY study group, as well as application for networking management protocols such as the IEEE P802.3cf, Yang data model definitions task force.

http://www.ieee.org

Thursday, March 30, 2017

IEEE Women In Engineering Int Leadership Conference - May 22-23

IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity, today unveiled the conference agenda for the 2017 IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (IEEE WIE ILC). Senior science and technology professionals are invited to come and exchange ideas, creating a community that fuels innovation and offers support to women and men who strive to Lead Beyond. Join us at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California on 22 – 23 May 2017 to collaborate and share.  



Attendees should register by April 4 to receive Early Bird rates. To register for the IEEE WIE ILC, visithttp://bit.ly/WIERegisterPR.

Leading speakers will discuss key strategies in these main categories: leadership, entrepreneurship, disruptive technology, innovation and empowerment. Keynote speakers include Microsoft EVP Business Development, Peggy Johnson; Intel Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Danielle Brown; DARPA Acting Deputy Director, Stefanie Tompkins; Harvey Mudd College President, Maria Klawe; and Ellevest CEO, Sallie Krawcheck. View the full agenda to meet all the speakers.

“Reflecting on previous IEEE WIE ILC events, my team and I used feedback from attendees to create a truly dynamic program,” said Nita Patel, founder and chair of the IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference. “Striving to build upon their careers, attendees will experience new, in depth, hands-on workshops designed to boost learning, networking and collaboration, for a greater peer discussion experience, and problem solving setting. Our goal is for IEEE WIE ILC to be a place professionals meet and share strategies, so women find new ways to Lead Beyond.”

The 2017 IEEE WIE ILC delivers the networking, educational opportunities and tips even before the live conference begins.

Join our #WIEWednesdays Pre-Conference Virtual TracksMeet speakers while they share their experiences and strategies for success. Register for future tracks: 29 March 2017, 19 April 2017 and 10 May 2017, and watch past sessions on our YouTube Playlist.

Start-Up Pitch Competition: Hosted by our partners, VMWare and Women Who Code, IEEE invites women run startups to submit their company pitch. Six start-ups will be selected to showcase their brand to an audience of potential investors, partners and customers. The application deadline is 31 March 2017 to submit your pitch.

Workshops: There will be twelve focused workshop sessions designed to explore topics and develop skills in depth and to foster better networking and common connections. Go to our workshop schedule to plan an itinerary.

Career Fair: Held 23 May 2017 from 10:00 to 3:00, attend and learn about new career opportunity at companies like Verizon, Intel, Microsoft, Ericsson, VMware, Rockwell Automation. Don’t have a conference pass, yet would like to attend? Purchase a $5 ticket.

To learn more about the IEEE WIE ILC, visit http://ieee-wie-ilc.org

Monday, December 19, 2016

IEEE Kicks of 5G Initiative

IEEE is kicking off a 5G Initiative with the purpose of engaging professionals worldwide from industry, government, and academia to work to solve the challenges associated with 5G and lay the foundation to realize its many opportunities.

The IEEE 5G Initiative, which includes contributions from many IEEE societies, has several working groups for which it seeks volunteers from both industry and academia to participate.

IEEE 5G Initiative working groups are focused around activities like its 5G Roadmap project, which will identify short (~3 years), mid-term (~5 years), and long-term (~10 years) research, innovation, and technology trends in the communications ecosystem for the purpose of establishing a living document with a clear set of recommendations. Other working groups will develop standards, organize events and conferences such as the IEEE 5G Summits and IEEE 5G World Forum to convene professionals working on 5G, establish educational materials, conduct 5G training, and contribute to publications such as magazines and journals.

The co-chairs of the IEEE 5G Initiative are Ashutosh Dutta and Gerhard Fettweis. In the private sector, Dutta serves as Lead Member of Technical Staff at AT&T. Fettweis serves as Senior Research Scientist at the International Computer Science Institute and as Vodafone Chair Professor at TU Dresden. Both Dutta and Fettweis serve on the IEEE Communications Society’s Board of Governors and Dutta also serves as ComSoc’s Industry Outreach Director.

“5G is not only evolutionary, providing higher bandwidth and lower latency than current-generation technology; more importantly, 5G is revolutionary, in that it is expected to enable fundamentally new applications with much more stringent requirements in latency and bandwidth," said Dutta. “5G should help solve the last-mile/last-kilometer problem and provide broadband access to the next billion users on earth at much lower cost because of its use of new spectrum and its improvements in spectral efficiency.”

https://www.facebook.com/ieee5g/

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

IEEE Focuses on Ethics for AI and Autonomous Systems

IEEE announced the publication of the first version of Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Wellbeing with Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems.

The document that encourages technologists to prioritize ethical considerations in the creation of autonomous and intelligent technologies. A key tenet is that AI systems must be aligned to human values and ethical principals.

Contributors to the document include over one hundred global thought leaders and experts in artificial intelligence, ethics, and related issues.

“As we move towards a more fully autonomous world, the first version of Ethically Aligned Design represents a milestone for creating consensus around and developing the methodologies that will ensure humanity utilizes technology that inherently supports and prioritizes our wellbeing and values,” says Konstantinos Karachalios, managing director for IEEE Standard Association. “By providing technologists with peer-driven, practical recommendations for creating ethically aligned autonomous and intelligent products, services, and systems, we can move beyond the fears associated with these technologies and bring valued benefits to humanity today and for the future.”

Version One of Ethically Aligned Design is being released under the Attribution-NonCommercial version of the Creative Commons license for any organization to adopt or utilize, thereby helping expedite ethical considerations in the creation of autonomous and intelligent technologies.

http://standards.ieee.org/develop/indconn/ec/autonomous_systems.html

Thursday, December 8, 2016

IEEE and EIT Digital Publish 5G Roadmap

IEEE and EIT Digital published a joint roadmap for 5G innovation.

Included in the roadmap are:

  • The Open Source Wiki Toolkit and Testbed - an open source testbed catalog that will serve the research community and industry to accelerate innovation and experimentation. It will be available as part of the IEEE Service Infrastructure with support from Fraunhofer FOKUS, several international operators and universities
  • A demo of the first Open Federated Testbed portal (FTB portal) clustering testbeds supporting SDN testing, creating a single access gateway to several testbeds across the Atlantic
  • The first phase for the creation of an Open Testing and Certification Collaboration Forum facilitated by both organizations with the support of select operators, manufacturers and innovators

“Europe is committed to fostering rapid development and deployment of 5G in an open environment that can benefit from worldwide contribution. The OTC is seen as a first step in this master plan. In the coming years, 5G will be built and put to use, enabling a rapid growth of IoT Digital Infrastructure with impact on Digital Cities, Digital Health, and Digital Industries, areas that are fundamental components of EIT Digital’s strategies for driving digital Innovation in Europe leading to positive societal impact and economic growth,” stated Marko Turpeinen, Director EIT Digital Silicon Valley Hub.

http://www.eitdigital.eu/
http://ieee-sdn.blogspot.com

Monday, November 14, 2016

IEEE Approves 802.3bz-2016 for 2.5 Gbps and 5.0 Gbps

IEEE has approved and published 802.3bz™-2016 - Standard for Ethernet Amendment: Media Access Control Parameters, Physical Layers and Management Parameters for 2.5 Gb/s and 5 Gb/s Operation.

The starndard supports Ethernet over structured twisted pair wiring beyond the 1 Gbps capability provided by the IEEE 802.3ab standard (1000BASE-T). It defines Ethernet Media Access Control (MAC) parameters, physical layer specifications, and management objects for the transfer of Ethernet format frames at 2.5 Gbps and 5 Gbps.

"The development team for IEEE 802.3bz-2016 has done a commendable job and responded quickly to a market demand that represents a huge cost savings for enterprises by allowing them to improve their network performance over existing cabling," said David Chalupsky, chair, IEEE 802.3bz 2.5G/5GBASE-T Task Force. “This project is yet another example of how IEEE 802.3 Standards development is quickly adapting to the changing needs of the Ethernet user community and playing a significant role in driving the Ethernet ecosystem forward.”

http://standards.ieee.org

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

IEEE Publishes 802.3by 25 Gb/s Ethernet Standard for Server Interconnectivity

IEEE officially released its 802.3by Standard for Media Access Control Parameters, Physical Layers and Management Parameters for 25 Gb/s Operation.

The standard defines single-lane 25 Gb/s PHYs for operation over electrical backplanes, copper twin axial cables with lengths up to 3-5 meters and multimode fiber with lengths up to 100m.
IEE said this new amendment to 802.3 represents the first available industry standard developed specifically to address the growing need for increased Ethernet speeds for server interconnects exceeding 10 Gb/s, and one that offers cost-saving advantages over current higher speed Ethernet offerings.

“We have been fortunate to pool the resources of many individuals who’ve demonstrated considerable dedication and commitment to work collaboratively to advance a much sought after standard for 25 Gb/s Ethernet,” said Mark Nowell, chair, IEEE P802.3by 25 Gb/s Ethernet Task Force. “The work of the IEEE P802.3by 25 Gb/s Ethernet Task Force epitomizes how standards development is a key factor in ensuring best practices, and how best to meet the rapid demands of industry as technological advancements are pursued in the respective areas where Ethernet continues to play a growing role.”

http://standards.ieee.org

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

IEEE SDN and EIT Digital Plan 5G Open Testbed Community

A new Open Testbed Community (OTC) aimed at stimulating 5G innovation is getting underway with the backing of IEEE Software Defined Networks (IEEE SDN), a cross-society IEEE worldwide program addressing the main techno-economic aspects concerning SDN and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), and EIT Digital, the leading European digital innovation and entrepreneurial education organization.

The organizers hope the testing will spur important work on performance, orchestration and validation. This is an open initiative, and all stakeholders are encouraged to help shape this important work. A goal of this work will be to set clear, achievable deliverables in the spirit of agile software development.

Roberto Minerva of Telecom Italia, the Chairman of the workshop stated: “We estimate that the combination of these new Open Federated Testbeds and the IEEE Testbed Catalog will result in a 50% reduction in the time to test network functions, applications, services and even new, disruptive business models.”

Marko Turpeinen of EIT Digital’s Silicon Valley Hub said: “EU-USA collaboration on the future of networks and 5G paves the way for a host of multi-lateral initiatives with industry, academic research and innovators on a wide range of key technology challenges. We look forward to engage fully on this cooperation path with IEEE.”

https://www.facebook.com/IEEESDN
http://www.eitdigital.eu

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

IEEE 802.3 Projects Extend Ethernet

Two new IEEE 802.3 projects are set to begin:

  • The IEEE P802.3cc project will complete the 25 Gb/s Ethernet family of physical layer specifications (PHYs)  
  • The IEEE P802.3cd project will enable 50 Gb/s Ethernet for next generation server speed and next generation campus cores as well responding to the industry desire to lower costs for next generation 100 Gb/s Ethernet solutions. 

In addition, the IEEE P802.3bs 400 Gb/s Ethernet project modification will expand the project to include 200 Gb/s Ethernet and 200 Gb/s single-mode fiber PHYs within its scope.

“The demand for Ethernet continues to expand rapidly throughout the industry driving the need for market relevant standards to support the adoption and growth of Ethernet,” said David Law, chair, IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group. “These latest IEEE 802.3 Ethernet Working Group projects will address the increasing needs for speeds targeted at specific application areas, and help ensure best practices are implemented through the principles of standardization.”

Both the IEEE P802.3cd and IEEE P802.3bs projects will enable 200 Gb/s Ethernet which will provide a next generation network aggregation speed.

http://standards.ieee.org/

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Video: Karen Bartleson - Advancing IEEE's Internet Initiative

The IEEE is the world's largest professional society with over 400,000 members around the world and dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity, Karen Bartleson, President-elect of the IEEE, discusses her involvement with the IEEE's Internet Initiative, which is tacking tough problems in cyber security, privacy, and governance.

She also talks about inspiring future engineers, especially young women, to take up the challenge of improving technology for betterment of the world.

See video: https://youtu.be/xzYEy4gtAdQ







Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Nita Patel Introduces the IEEE Women in Engineering Conference

The annual IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (IEEE WIE ILC) brings together women from across the globe to share ideas on closing the gender gap as technologists, engineers and scientists in the STEM fields.

Nita Patel, Founder and Chair of the IEEE WIE ILC, introduces the event and invites you to join the movement.

http://ieee-wie-ilc.org/





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