The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) is a globally recognized standards-setting body within IEEE. It develops consensus standards through an open process that engages industry and brings together a broad stakeholder community. IEEE standards set specifications and best practices based on current scientific and technological knowledge. The IEEE SA has a portfolio of over 1,300 active standards and more than 500 standards under development.

IEEE SA’s focus in India is to establish IEEE SA as the leading organization for pre-standardization and standards development activities. As IEEE SA is an independent global Standards Development Organization (SDO), the standards developed are based on consensus and requirements gathered through the stakeholders participating in the working groups.

The process for proposing a new standard is well established and can be initiated by any individual or entity without prior affiliation with IEEE.

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IEEE SA Industry Connections

The IEEE Standards Association Industry Connections (IC) program helps incubate new standards and related products and services by facilitating collaboration among organizations and individuals as they hone and refine their thinking on rapidly changing technologies. Industry Connections empowers groups with a customizable menu of IEEE and IEEE SA resources to produce "fast-track" content and deliverables such as proposals for standards, white papers, databases and registration services, and peer review guides and position papers. Industry Connections activities do not develop standards. To start a new program, the Industry Connection Activity Initiation Document (ICAID) needs to be submitted to IEEE SA.

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Engagement with Standards bodies in India, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

IEEE SA has a general cooperation and standards adoption agreement with the Bureau of India Standards (BIS), allowing BIS to designate, adopt, and translate IEEE standards as Indian national standards. The IEEE standards adopted by BIS will have a dual number, original IEEE standard number with the year of publication and number allotted by BIS with the year of publication.

For example: BIS 16785: 2018 IEEE C57.155TM-2014: Guide for Interpretation of Gases Generated in Natural Ester and Synthetic Ester-Immersed Transformers

Telecommunication Engineering Center (TEC)

IEEE SA has a general cooperation memorandum of understanding with TEC in order to create an ecosystem with the industries and telecommunication experts to collaborate and identify the needs of the local community and solve it globally.

Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI)

IEEE SA has a general cooperation memorandum of understanding with TSDSI to collaborate on creating joint technical workshops, study, and research groups to promote and identify the needs for standardization in Indian Telecom domain.

IEEE Standards Association Programs in India

IEEE Standards Association hosts/sponsors/collaborates to conduct technical workshops and seminars in order to create awareness on the emerging technologies leading to the development and usage of standards.


Current standards in work

Following is the list of standards projects that are being driven from India:

IEEE P1930.1: Recommended Practices for Software Defined Networking (SDN) based middleware for Control & Management of wireless networks

IEEE P1931.1: Standard for an Architectural Framework for Real-time Onsite Operations Facilitation (ROOF) for the Internet of Things (IoT)

IEEE P2650: Standard for Enabling Mobile Device Platforms to be used as Pre-Screening Audiometric Systems

IEEE P2061: Architecture for Low Mobility Energy Efficient Network for Affordable Broadband Access

IEEE P1451.99: Standard for Harmonization of Internet of Things (IoT) Devices and Systems

IEEE SA Industry Connect (IC) Programs

Past events

A list of SA events conducted in India in the past are as follows:

  • InDIITA 2019: IEEE SA hosts 2nd open space workshop on Digital Inclusion, Identity through Trust and Agency in India 18-19 July 2019 at IIIT-Bangalore
  • Workshop on Standards (IoT & 5G): Workshop focused on IEEE Standards in 5G and IoT hosted by Accenture in Bangalore on 7 June 2019
  • IEEE-IEC Workshop on Standardization coordination: 12th March 2019 during India smart Grid Week, New Delhi:

  • IEEE SA Corporate Advisory Group (CAG): Board meeting and outreaches held in Bangalore during the first week of April 2019

  • WiFi Knowledge Summit: IEEE SA is the knowledge partner with CEWIT in organizing the WiFi Knowledge Summit held on 5 April 2019 in Bangalore:

  • IEEE SA organized a series of workshops in collaboration with BIS in five different cities across India on “Industry 4.0” to commemorate World Standards Day during the period of September to November 2018

  • IEEE SA partnered with TSDSI to host 5G Technology Workshop during the India Mobile Congress (IMC) October 2018 in New Delhi

  • IEEE SA hosted two IoT Hands-on workshop on Drone-based applications in Oct 2018 in Hyderabad and Chennai

  • IEEE SA hosted Recent Trends and Technologies in Healthcare workshop in Mangalore in November 2018

  • IEEE SA hosted a workshop on Role of IEEE Standards for High-Quality Healthcare Delivery at Affordable Cost during IEEE ISC December 2018 in Bangalore

  • IEEE SA conducted a train the trainer program on Building Wireless Community Networks (BWCN) - WiFi Technician Program to Community Services Center (CSC) in Delhi in December 2018

Upcoming events

Following are the upcoming SA events to look out for:

  • Training on IEEE Standards and Impact workshop: Training on IEEE 1451.99 and IEEE P1930.1 along with the impact of telecom standards workshop being held 13-14 November 2019 in Bangalore