IEEE seeks to leverage the technology-related insight of its members to provide governments, NGOs and other organizations, and the public with innovative and practical recommendations to address public policy issues. The following is an archive of position statements and related policy communications released by IEEE or on behalf of its organizational units.

Archive of collected IEEE and entity public policy documents


Originator Position Statements Policy Communications
  • Public Access to Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Publications Resulting from Federally Funded Scientific Research (76 Fed. Reg., 68517, 4 Nov. 2011) (PDF, 125 KB)

  • Public Access to Digital Data Resulting From Federally Funded Scientific Research (76 Fed. Reg., 68517, 4 Nov. 2011) (PDF, 443 KB)

  • IEEE Letter to House Science, Space and Technology Committee Endorsing Section 303 (Public Access) of the Frontiers of Innovation, Research, Science and Technology (FIRST) Act (H.R. 4186) (3 April 2014)

  • IEEE Letter to DOE on DOE Public Access Plan (10 Dec. 2014)





Current Position Statements


Current Policy Communications

IEEE-European PP Working Group  
  • The Hybrid AC-DC Future for the European Electricity System (Draft)

  • Smart Cities - Reshaping the European Urban Landscape (Draft)

  • Vision on Sustainable Power and Energy Systems (Draft)



Archive of Endorsed IEEE Position Statements



Current Positions/Policy Communications

  802.11 WGs  


802.11-Related Filings with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)




Preparing the U.S. Foundation for Future Electric Energy Systems: A Strong Power and Energy Engineering Workforce (PDF, 1 MB)


  CS Technical Community on Informing Public Policy    
  CS Electronics and the Environment Committee


Sustainable Development and Industrial Ecology


  EMBS Committee on Man & Radiation


Collected reports and technical information statements