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Top 2021 Calls for Participation Opportunities
Whether in person or virtual, computing research continues. Explore some of our top calls for participation below for new ways to get involved in the industry.
 

Calling out all computing professionals looking to make an impact!

IEEE Computer Society is aiming to challenge the computing community in making this year, our 75th Anniversary, the year they become more involved in advancing our mission: To be the leading provider of technical information, community services, and personalized services to the world’s computing professionals.

Participation in these, and many other activities in the community, help the industry in countless ways while also inspiring the next generation of computing professionals. To make sure you do not miss out on new opportunities, we will update this page throughout the year as new calls for participation open.

We challenge you to make a true difference in your field and career. Explore our current calls below.

 

Calls for Nominations | Calls for Participation in Standards | Additional Events & Resources | Calls for Papers

 

Submit your Nominations for Society Leadership

The IEEE Computer Society is its members and volunteers. Please consider contributing to shaping the future of the IEEE Computer Society by becoming one of its leaders. Nominations are now open for 2022 President-Elect (2023 President), 2022 First and Second Vice-President, 2022-2024 Board of Governors member. You can submit your nomination by Monday, 22 March 2021, 9AM EDT. For further details, including position descriptions and the nomination form, please visit the Call for Nominations page.

Main positions are:

  • 2022 President-Elect (2023 President)
  • 2022 First and Second Vice-President
  • 2022-2024 Board of Governors member

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Call for Participation: IEEE P828

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) invites you to participate in the working group for IEEE P828 – Standard for Configuration Management in Systems and Software Engineering.

This standard establishes the minimum requirements for Configuration Management (CM) in Systems and Software Engineering, without restriction to any form, class, or type.

This standard describes CM processes to be established, how they are to be accomplished, who is responsible for doing specific activities, when they are to happen, and what specific resources are required. It addresses CM activities over a product’s life cycle. This standard is consistent with IEEE’s Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBOK), ISO/IEC/IEEE 12207 and ISO/IEC/IEEE 15288.

How to Participate:

  1. Log in to the myProject system to indicate interest in following or participating in this effort.
    • Note: An IEEE SA account is needed to access the system – just click on ‘Create Account’ if you do not already have one.
  2. Click on the ‘Menu’ icon at the top of the page and go to the ‘Manage Profile and Interests’ page.
  3. Click on the ‘Interests’ tab, click on the ‘Add Groups’ and search for ‘P828.’ Click on the button in the ‘Groups I am Interested In’ column to indicate interest in the group.
  4. Indicate whether you want to follow or participate in the activity and declare your affiliation.

For additional information, contact the IEEE P828 Working Group Chair,   Bob Aiello, at bob.aiello@ieee.org  or the IEEE SA Program Manager,   Christy Bahn, at   c.bahn@ieee.org.



Call for Participation: IEEE P2961

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) invites you to participate in the working group for IEEE P2961 – Guide for an Architectural Framework and Application for Collaborative Edge Computing.

Edge computing is an emerging paradigm to resolve vital challenges in the era of the Internet of Things (IoT) by providing computing, storage, and networking resources with the edge of the network. This guide will address concerns about what and where the learning task to be distributed for effectiveness and efficiency, and how to preserve privacy and security during the model learning among edge-edge and edge-cloud computing.

This guide will define a machine learning framework that allows a computing task to be decomposed and distributed across edge and cloud nodes in education, healthcare, medicine, finance, and others. The purpose is to provide a feasible solution for the industrial application of AI to learn an AI model for dynamically distributing computation and using data collectively without direct exchange.

This guide promotes and facilitates computation collaboration and federated machine learning among both edge-edge and edge-cloud nodes, where low-latency service and data protection have become increasingly important. This guide will provide a blueprint for data usage, model learning, and computing collaboration in edge computing environments while meeting latency, privacy, security, and regulatory requirements.

Who should participate?
Persons and entities who are interested in developing AI models in edge computing environments, whose industry sectors include, but are not limited to education, healthcare, medicine, finance, research, and telecommunications.

Meeting Information:
Date: Monday, 08 March 2021
Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM Beijing Time

This is a virtual meeting. Registration is required by 3 Mar 2021 to receive the virtual meeting information. Register here.

How to Participate:
If you are interested in participating in this standards project, please contact the IEEE P2961™ Working Group Chair, Yiqiang Chen , at yqchen@ict.ac.cn or Program Manager, Vanessa Lalitte , at v.lalitte@ieee.org.

 

Call for Participation: IEEE P23026

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) and the IEEE Computer Society / Software and Systems Engineering Standards Committee invite you to participate in the working group for IEEE P23026 – Engineering & Management of Websites for Systems, Software, and Services Information..

Continuing improvements in internet capabilities for technical communication, and the accelerating development of new technical protocols, products, and services, for website development and hosting, have both simplified and complicated the engineering and management of websites.

The goal of this document is to improve the usability of informational websites and ease of maintenance of managed web operations in terms of:

  • locating relevant and timely information,
  • applying information security management,
  • facilitating ease of use, and
  • providing for consistent and efficient development and maintenance practices.

This standard focuses on delivery of information through websites. It does not include specifications for software tools, metadata tags, or content management systems, nor does it address the design and architecture of software supporting the Internet.

Meeting Information:
Date: Tuesday, 16 March 2021
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET

This meeting will be held virtually through WebEx.

How to Participate:

    • Log in to the myProject system to indicate interest in following or participating in this effort.

Note: An IEEE SA account is needed to access the system – just click on ‘Create Account’ if you do not already have one.

  • Click on the ‘Menu’ icon at the top of the page and go to the ‘Manage Profile and Interests’ page.
  • Click on the ‘Interests’ tab, click on the ‘Add Groups’ and search for ‘P23026.’ Click on the button in the ‘Groups I am Interested In’ column to indicate interest in the group.
  • Indicate whether you want to follow or participate in the activity and declare your affiliation.

Need help? Click on the ‘Help’ icon at the top of the page for assistance.

For additional information, contact the IEEE P23026 Working Group Chair, Annette Reilly, at annette.reilly@computer.org or the IEEE SA Program Manager, Christy Bahn, at c.bahn@ieee.org.

 

Call for Participation: IEEE P2957

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) invites you to participate in the working group for IEEE P2957 – Standard for a Reference Architecture for Big Data Governance and Metadata Management.

This standard defines a big data governance, metadata management and machine-readable reference architecture to enable scalability, findability, accessibility, interoperability and reusability of datasets among corporate heterogenous and cross-domain repositories. The standard focuses on achieving data interoperability by utilizing persistent identifiers (PIDs) to enable:

  1. a standard metadata registry for data discovery using a machine-readable format,
  2. a standard data type registry for data consumption using a machine-actionable format, and
  3. standard end-point services to convert data values between different types.

This standard enables data integration among heterogeneous datasets from different domain repositories, especially when it is not practical or permissible to retrieve or analyze the underlying datasets in their entirety. This standard allows data in the datasets to be discoverable, accessible, and re-usable via a machine-readable and actionable standard reference architecture. By making the metadata interoperable and standardizing its governance, data scientists and other users can aggregate and analyze the data without worrying about the underlying data source and structure. This allows them to more quickly unlock deep insights and benefits from their data analysis.

Meeting Information:
Date : Wednesday, 10 March 2021
Time : 15:00 – 16:30 UTC +0

How to Participate:

    • Log in to the myProject system to indicate interest in following or participating in this effort.

Note: An IEEE SA account is needed to access the system – just click on ‘Create Account’ if you do not already have one.

  • Click on the ‘Menu’ icon at the top of the page and go to the ‘Manage Profile and Interests’ page.
  • Click on the ‘Interests’ tab, click on the ‘Add Groups’ and search for ‘P2957.’ Click on the button in the ‘Groups I am Interested In’ column to indicate interest in the group.
  • Indicate whether you want to follow or participate in the activity and declare your affiliation.

Need help? Click on the ‘Help’ icon at the top of the page for assistance.

For additional information, contact the IEEE P2957 Working Group Chair, Wo Chang, at wchang@nist.gov or the IEEE SA Program Manager, Jonathan Goldberg, at goldberg.j@ieee.org.

 

Call for Participation: IEEE P802.1DP

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) invites you to participate in the working group for IEEE P802.1DP – Time-Sensitive Networking for Aerospace Onboard Ethernet Communications.

The IEEE P802.1DP project has been established to ensure that experts are involved in defining the use of IEEE 802.1 Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) for aerospace onboard Ethernet communications. The intent is to develop the IEEE 802.1DP standard jointly between the IEEE 802.1 Working Group and SAE Avionics Networks AS-1 A2 Committee. The more participation, the better this standard will represent the needs of the entire industry.

Participation can include requirements and/or designs for:

  • Deterministic latency
  • Redundancy
  • Security
  • Time synchronization
  • Other topics related to determinism and reliable communication

The purpose of the IEEE 802.1DP standard is to describe the use of Ethernet bridged networks based on IEEE standards in aerospace onboard networks. The IEEE 802.1DP standard specifies profiles of IEEE 802.1 Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) and IEEE 802.1 Security standards for aerospace onboard bridged IEEE 802.3 Ethernet networks.

The aerospace segment does not have profiles of IEEE 802.1 TSN standards. The lack of standardized TSN profiles makes the definition of the aerospace manufacturers requirements and the implementation of those requirements by suppliers more difficult and costly. Thus, there is a need to standardize the selection and use of IEEE 802.1 and IEEE 802.3 standards and features in order to be able to deploy secure, highly-reliable converged networks, and enable certification as a basis for compliance and design assurance.

The stakeholders include developers, integrators, aerospace manufacturers and suppliers, test equipment vendors, certification agencies, and users of networking services and components for aerospace.

How to Participate:
The best way to get involved in the project is to attend face-to-face or electronic meetings as listed on the IEEE 802.1 page. The next meetings will be held electronically: bi-weekly 2-hour electronic meetings from 10:00 am ET on Wednesdays, followed by electronic meetings as part of the IEEE 802 Plenary Session, March 8-16, 2021. Interested parties are welcome to attend.

If you would like to participate in the IEEE P802.1DP project, please e-mail Glenn Parsons, Working Group Chair, and/or JÃnos Farkas, Task Group Chair, with the following information:

  • Your name and email address
  • Name of your employer or other affiliation
  • Particular areas of interest

 

Call for Participation: P2958

This standard defines a decentralized identity and access management (IAM) framework for the Internet of Things (IoT) based on the emerging concepts such as decentralized identifiers (DIDs) and verifiable credentials (VCs). The framework addresses the integration of DIDs and VCs into the lifecycle of IoT devices as well as the decentralized IoT security services such as device authentication, data authorization and access control.

This project creates a unified, interoperable and tamper-proof IoT device registry on top of the blockchain using DIDs and VCs and develops a suite of decentralized IoT security services for enabling secure interactions among people, things and applications.

Registration is required for this virtual kick-off meeting.

Date : Thursday, 18 February 2021
Time : 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM ET

How to Participate:

    • Log in to the myProject system to indicate interest in following or participating in this effort.

Note: An IEEE SA account is needed to access the system – just click on ‘Create Account’ if you do not already have one.

  • Click on the ‘Menu’ icon at the top of the page and go to the ‘Manage Profile and Interests’ page.
  • Click on the ‘Interests’ tab, click on the ‘Add Groups’ and search for ‘P2958.’ Click on the button in the ‘Groups I am Interested In’ column to indicate interest in the group.
  • Indicate whether you want to follow or participate in the activity and declare your affiliation.

 

Register Today

 

Call for Participation: P1581

IEEE P1581, originally published in 2011, improves interconnect testing for discrete memory devices by specifying implementation rules for test logic and test mode entry/exit methods included in memory ICs as guidance both to IC vendors implementing the standard and to test equipment manufacturers supporting this standard. The standard is aimed at ICs that are otherwise not provisioned with design for testability (DFT) for any reason, targeting primarily memory devices but also allowing for implementation in other devices, while supporting the highest fault coverage and pin-level diagnostics of board-level connectivity faults on such devices.

The task of the IEEE P1581 working group is to revise IEEE P1581 as needed and to submit it for revision ballot in 2021.

Registration is required for this virtual kick-off meeting.

Date : Thursday, 24 February 2021
Time : 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

How to Participate:

    • Log in to the myProject system to indicate interest in following or participating in this effort.

Note: An IEEE SA account is needed to access the system – just click on ‘Create Account’ if you do not already have one.

  • Click on the ‘Menu’ icon at the top of the page and go to the ‘Manage Profile and Interests’ page.
  • Click on the ‘Interests’ tab, click on the ‘Add Groups’ and search for ‘P1581.’ Click on the button in the ‘Groups I am Interested In’ column to indicate interest in the group.
  • Indicate whether you want to follow or participate in the activity and declare your affiliation.

 

 


 

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Quantum Computing Education – Workforce Development Series

20 Jan 2021 – 31 Mar 2021 | Online
The Quantum Computing Education Workforce Development Program is designed to empower our community of lifelong learners with quantum technology industry knowledge for global impact. The series includes sessions for Systems Engineering Approaches and Challenges in Quantum Computing, Quantum Systems Engineering for Scientists and Quantum Computing 101: Introduction to Quantum Computing for Everyone.
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Global Connected Healthcare Cybersecurity VIRTUAL Workshop Series

Presented by IEEE SA and Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub
Feb 2021 – Nov 2021 | Online
The workshop series consists of 5 webinars and will delve into challenges and opportunities in connected healthcare security, privacy, ethics, trust and identity, including data and device validation and interoperability. The first workshop will set the tone, identifying security and privacy risks in connected healthcare and clinical IoT, and considering the potential technology and policy roadmap to mitigate these risks. We will identify the most important threat vectors, how they are changing, and the technology, policy and process recommendations to address them.
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Home Networking, Industrial and Building Automation through HD-PLC (High Speed Powerline Communication)

18 Mar 2021 – 18 Mar 2021 | Webinar
This webinar brings together stakeholders from industries, utilities and academia who look to leverage high-speed PLC as a core technology and present them the HD-PLC ecosystem where communication compatibility assures “safe” and “easy” connectivity among HD-PLC networking devices. It will focus more particularly on building automation, industrial case studies and in-home systems.
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PODCAST SERIES

Measurementality Series
28 Jan 2021 – 28 Oct 2021 | Online
Measurementality is a new content series from the IEEE Standards Association created in collaboration with The Radical AI Podcast focusing on defining what counts in the Algorithmic Age. While it’s critical that Artificial Intelligence Systems (AIS) are transparent, responsible, and trustworthy, Measurementality will explore the deeper issues around what measurement of success we’re optimizing for in the first place.
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INTRODUCING RE-THINK HEALTH PODCAST SERIES

Re-Think Health is your source for the latest in use of breakthrough technology and applications to re-think the approach to health, wellness, and quality of care for ALL patients. Our global community of multi-disciplinary experts are holding in-depth conversations addressing trending applications, challenges to trust and validation, regulatory and patient considerations, and ground-breaking case-study outcomes.
We all want better health – accessible, more precise, efficient, safe, and highly effective. New tools, technologies, and applications are propagating this concept of “contributing to better health and wellness.” These not simple plug-and-play solutions and require all stakeholders to re-think the approach to health and wellness in a way that is safe and efficacious yet trusted, validated, and responsible. Welcome to the conversation!
Stay up-to-date on our latest podcasts and related activities. Learn more and listen here.

 

2021 IEEE SERVICES Call For Papers

The 2021 IEEE World Congress on Services will be held as an all-online virtual event. The Congress is solely sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society under the auspice of the Technical Committee on Services Computing (TCSVC). The scope of the Congress will cover all aspects of services computing and applications, current or emerging. Centered around services computing, it covers various systems and networking research pertaining to cloud, edge and Internet-of-Things (IoT), as well as technologies for intelligent computing, learning, Big Data and blockchain applications, addressing critical issues such as knowledge network, high performance, security, privacy, dependability, trustworthiness, and cost-effectiveness. Particularly, 2021 Congress will welcome papers on the impact of COVID-19 on services and corresponding infrastructure. In addition to co-located theme-topic conferences, the Congress will also include symposia and workshops supporting deep-dive discussions on emerging important topics, and complement the Congress program with industry and application presentations and panels. Authors are invited to prepare early and submit original papers to any of these conferences at www.easychair.org. All submitted manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by at least three reviewers. Accepted and presented papers will appear in the conference proceedings published by the IEEE Computer Society Press.

Learn more about 2021 Services

 

HOST 2021 Call For Papers (CFP)

IEEE International Symposium on Hardware Oriented Security and Trust (HOST) – the premier event aims to facilitate the rapid growth of hardware-based security research and development and highlight new results in the area of hardware security – has opened the call for contributions. The 14th annual HOST will be held 5-8 December 2021 in Washington DC, USA. HOST 2021 invites original contributions in all areas of overlap between hardware and security. This includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Security primitives
  • Computer-aided design (CAD) tools
  • Emerging and nanoscale devices
  • Trusted execution environments
  • Cache-side channel attacks and mitigation
  • Privacy-preserving computation
  • Internet-of-things (IoT) security
  • Sensors and sensor network security
  • Smart grid security

For the full list, download the flyer. First deadline is coming up in March!

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IEEE Computer Society Annual Symposium on VLSI July 7-9, 2021 Call for Papers

The 2021 Symposium explores emerging trends and novel ideas and concepts covering a broad range of topics in the area of VLSI: from VLSI circuits, systems and design methods, to system level design issues, to bringing VLSI design to new areas and technologies such as nano- and molecular devices, security, artificial intelligence, and Internet-of-Things, etc. Future design methodologies and new EDA tools are also a key topic at the Symposium. Over three decades the Symposium has been a unique forum promoting multidisciplinary research and new visionary approaches in the area of VLSI, bringing together leading scientists and researchers from academia and industry. The ISVLSI proceedings will be indexed in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Selected high quality papers will be further invited for submission to a journal special issue. The Symposium has established a reputation in bringing together well-known international scientists as invited speakers. The emphasis on high quality will continue at this and future editions of the Symposium.

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There are many more opportunities to participate and help shape the future of the computer science and engineering industry.

 

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