Celebrating World Standards Day
Every year on 14 October, IEEE Standards Association (SA) joins the international community in celebrating the importance of standards development and honoring the collaboration of individuals and organizations across the globe who drive technological innovation. First held in 1970, World Standards Day is commemorated in a variety of forms and themes to raise global awareness among industry, regulators, and consumers as to the value of standardization.
Our theme for this year's celebration is "Raising the World's Standards for the Protection of the Planet.“ Over the last century, large-scale industrial activities, rapid population growth, urbanization, and inequality have negatively impacted the earth, our lives, and the well-being of future generations. The concept of sustainable development has become more important than ever, and global standards play a key role in supporting the environmental, social, and economic sustainability of our planet and human society.
In celebration of this year's theme, IEEE SA invites you to the video contest exploring the question: How do standards protect the planet? Each winner will receive a $500 USD prize. Read the full contest rules and submit your video by 15 September 2020.
IEEE SA For Sustainable Development
IEEE SA contributes to sustainability by providing a neutral, open platform that brings together innovators across borders and disciplines to address challenges via technology. With thought leaders in more than 160 countries, we enable the collaborative exploration of emerging technologies, the identification of existing challenges and opportunities, and the development of recommendations, solutions, and technology standards that benefit industry and humanity; making technology better, safer, and more sustainable for the future.
Standards & Projects
- IEEE 1801™-2018 Standard for Design and Verification of Low-Power, Energy-Aware Electronic Systems
- IEEE P1922.1™ Standard for a Method for Calculating Anticipated Emissions Caused by Virtual Machine Migration and Placement
- IEEE 1922.2™-2019 Standard for a Method to Calculate Near Real-Time Emissions of Information and Communication Technology Infrastructure
- IEEE P1923.1™ Standard for Computation of Energy Efficiency Upper Bound for Apparatus Processing Communication Signal Waveforms
- IEEE P1924.1™ Recommended Practice for Developing Energy Efficient Power-Proportional Digital Architectures
- What are Standards & Why are They Important
- Advancing Technology for Sustainable Development
- Low-voltage DC Systems Light Up Remote Villages, Spark Worldwide Trend
- Ethics is the New Green
- Sustaining the Future Through Green Technology
- Environmental Assessment Standards Committee Seeks New Members
- Standards Go Green
- IEEE 7010-2020 Launch Prioritizes Human Well-Being and Environmental Sustainability via Technology