Focus on U.N. Commission on S&T For Development

  The United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) is an intergovernmental organization within the U.N.’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) responsible for exploring emerging issues related to science, technology and global development. Founded as an outcome of the 1979 U.N. Conference on Science and Technology for Development, the CSTD was created to… Read more

IEEE’s Plan To Help Combat Climate Change

  The IEEE Board of Directors has formed an ad hoc committee chaired by 2022 President-Elect Saifur Rahman to outline a coordinated plan for an IEEE response to the global challenges posed by climate change.   The plan will seek to leverage IEEE’s technology focus and standards efforts in the areas of energy efficiency, battery energy… Read more

IEEE Explores Solutions for Rural Internet Access

  A Dec. 14 article authored by the IEEE Standards Association’s Connectivity and Telecom Practice Community and published in the IEEE Institute highlights efforts underway to address the global challenge of rural Internet access.   The community is looking at synergistic approaches involving technology, regulations and standards.  The article provides links to video interviews with several… Read more

EPPC Webinar Looks at Grid Stability Challenges Associated With EU “Fit for 55” Package

On 1 December (16:00 CET), the IEEE European Public Policy Committee (EPPC) is hosting a policy webinar exploring how recent EU energy and climate proposals may affect the stability of the electric power grid and what the policy and technology challenges and solutions to address this issue can be. Speakers include representatives from the European… Read more

IEEE-EPPC Panel to Explore Sustainability and Social Implications of Large-Scale IoT Deployment

  The IEEE European Public Policy Committee is hosting a panel session by experts in the field of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to look at energy consumption, efficiency and sustainability issues related to the large-scale deployment of IoT technologies in various contexts, including environmental monitoring, agriculture, smart mobility, smart cities, and Industry 4.0. The… Read more

Digital Privacy Workshop To Look at Global Legislation and Regulations

  IEEE’s Future Directions program continues its focus on digital privacy with a virtual workshop scheduled for 7-8 Oct. 2021.  The program is designed to bring together representatives from IEEE’s technical societies and councils to facilitate discussion on common interests in the area of Digital Privacy and encourage future society collaborations.  Among the topics that… Read more

Mitigating Societal Harms in a Social Media World

  The IEEE Computer Society is hosting a virtual Tech Form on 21-22 September 2021 that will explore ways that public policy, technology (including AI and machine learning), technology standards and other cutting-edge solutions can be employed to mitigate social harms originating in the misuse of social media.  The session will look at social media… Read more