IEEE Standards Working Groups

In today’s interconnected world of technologies, industries, and geographical areas, standards are becoming more important than ever in simplifying product development, easing trade, and speeding adoption. IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) connects people from across the globe to raise standards for technology.

At IEEE SA, interested individuals and organizations form Working Groups to create and write standards. Through the open platform, volunteer participants collaborate to identify the market need for standardization, exchange industry knowledge, and expertise, and reach a consensus to push the realization of standards.

From WiFi to blockchain, and sensors to medical devices, IEEE SA brings together more than 600 active Working Groups that represent nearly 1,200 active standards and 1,000 projects striving to make people’s everyday lives easier. Whether you’re a consumer or in business, an educator or a policymaker, you can find a Working Group that relates most to your needs. Discover more about IEEE SA Working Groups, read important updates, and hear volunteer stories.

Looking to get involved in standards development? See how you can make your mark and raise the world’s standards.

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New Standard Allows Operators to Better Manage Ethernet Networks

New Standard Allows Operators to Better Manage Ethernet Networks

Many, if not most, of the tasks we do as we go through our personal and business life each day require connectivity — everything from checking the weather or getting directions to giving a video presentation to a client or sending a contract for an e-signature to close a major…
How Time-Sensitive Networking Benefits Fronthaul Transport

How Time-Sensitive Networking Benefits Fronthaul Transport

Ethernet networking technology has continually evolved to meet increasingly demanding requirements ever since its invention nearly 50 years ago, and its latest enhancement is the ability to perform Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN). TSN will bring real-time monitoring, control, and communications capabilities to autonomous and other connected systems.  Initially used in audio/video…
Common Purpose, Different Paths: Stories of IEEE Standards Developers

Common Purpose, Different Paths: Stories of IEEE Standards Developers

From Wi-Fi to electric vehicles (EVs), and medical devices to smart grid, IEEE has nearly 1,200 active standards and 1,000 standards under development. Behind IEEE’s leadership in standards development and related collaboration around the world are the volunteers who share a common commitment to fostering technological innovation and excellence for…
How Two New Standards Can Help Ethernet Achieve Higher Speeds and Reach Longer Distances

How Two New Standards Can Help Ethernet Achieve Higher Speeds and Reach Longer Distances

Over the past few decades the world has made great strides in building a powerful, pervasive, and resilient networking infrastructure, a task that has been given new urgency in recent years by the exponential growth in bandwidth demands. The importance of network connectivity was only fully highlighted by the COVID-19…
How To Manage Distributed Energy Resources More Effectively

How To Manage Distributed Energy Resources More Effectively

What are Distributed Energy Resources? Distributed energy resources (DER) is the term used to describe the many types of energy generation and storage technologies that provide electric capacity or energy where it is needed. With smaller outputs than traditional generating resources like centralized power plants, DER systems are often sized…
Where are We on Our Path to a Sustainable Energy Future?

Where are We on Our Path to a Sustainable Energy Future?

The amount of battery charge left in your device, vehicle, or sensor means the difference between accomplishing your task on schedule or being delayed. Everything from not getting stranded on the road in your electric vehicle to sending out an urgent email on your laptop before boarding your flight depends…
How Can Photonics Standards Help to Transform Our Digital Future?

How Can Photonics Standards Help to Transform Our Digital Future?

We depend on photonics, or light-based technologies, every day in many different ways. From flat-screen displays to LED lights; from medical lasers to security surveillance systems; and from fiber optics for inexpensive, ubiquitous communications to photovoltaic solar cells, these are just a few examples of how photonic products and systems…
Technology’s Essential Ingredient: Measurement Standardization

Technology’s Essential Ingredient: Measurement Standardization

Why Is Standardized Measurement Important? There are currently nearly 1,200 IEEE standards and more than 900 projects under development that impact our everyday life across the world. And behind these critical technical standards is an ongoing effort to ensure a uniform, fundamental, and consistent measurement system needed for them to…
Data Privacy and Ease-of-Use in Wireless Networks

Data Privacy and Ease-of-Use in Wireless Networks

Wireless technology has evolved enormously since the 1999 Macworld trade show, at which Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced Apple’s AirPort wireless base station and iBook—the first Wi-Fi products widely marketed to consumers, enabled by the IEEE 802.11b™ Standard. They were a great success, and PC vendors soon followed suit, sparking…
Four IEEE Standards to Guide the Future of Online Gaming and Esports

Four IEEE Standards to Guide the Future of Online Gaming and Esports

Why Are Gaming and Esports Industry Standards Needed? Online gaming is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing industries, with 2.7 billion global participants in 2020 (up from 2.2 billion two years earlier), and an estimated $180 billion in revenues in 2020 expected to nearly double by 2026. This growth…
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