Setting the Stage for the Internet of Things

Covering a spectrum of applications

14 March 2014
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The IEEE Standards Association has been developing IoT standards that could lead to improvements in such applications as home monitoring, the smart grid, and electronic medical devices. Dozens of standards are in the works.

IEEE 1888.3-2013
Approved October 2013

The “IEEE Standard for Ubiquitous Green Community Control Network: Security” defines security architecture, procedures, and protocols, as well as authentication and authorization procedures‚ all to help avoid unauthorized access and unintended data disclosure.

IEEE 1905.1-2013
Approved March 2013

The “IEEE Standard for a Convergent Digital Home Network for Heterogeneous Technologies” supports the interface of home networking technologies, facilitating protocols for seamless integration of new systems and establishing secure connections.

IEEE 802.16p-2012
Approved August 2012

This amendment to the “IEEE Standard for Air Interface for Broadband Wireless Access Systems” specifies the WirelessMAN air interface for wireless metropolitan area networks and provides improved support for machine-to-machine applications.

IEEE 1377-2012
Approved May 2012

The “IEEE Standard for Utility Industry Metering Communication Protocol Application Layer” covers common structures for encoding data between meters and home appliances for an advanced metering infrastructure that will allow utilities to wirelessly collect information about energy use.

The following standards are under development.

IEEE P1828
The “Standard for Systems With Virtual Components” promotes sharing concepts and work products among virtual world (VW) projects and the integration of resources for VW operation. The standard will be a reference for addresses, interfaces, and protocols among systems, as well as terminology for VW components and systems.

IEEE P1856
The “Standard Framework for Prognostics and Health Management of Electronic Systems” provides a structure that assists in selecting algorithms, methods, and strategies for implementing health prognostics capabilities in electronic systems.

For more information on these and other standards, visit the IEEE Standards Web page.

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