IEEE Computer Society
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 Participation in Standards | Additional Events & Resources | Calls for Papers

Call for Participation: IEEE Computer Society Functional Safety Standards Committee Kick-Off Meeting

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) invites you to participate in the IEEE Computer Society Functional Safety Standards Committee kick-off meeting via teleconference.

Why Get Involved?

The Functional Safety Standards Committee (FSSC) is responsible for functional safety-related standards in the IEEE where functional safety means the part of the overall safety of a system or piece of equipment that depends on a system or equipment operating correctly in response to its inputs. The FSSC is focused on architectures, methodologies, tools addressing functional safety and other safety-related aspects of the intended functionality at the different levels of abstraction (system of systems, systems, hardware or software component) and across application fields such as automotive, industrial, avionics, high-performance computing. It also covers relationships of functional safety with contiguous domains such as system safety, cybersecurity, reliability, real-time interactions, and artificial intelligence.

Meeting Information:

Date: Thursday, 2 September 2021
Time: 8:00 – 10:00 AM ET

Registration for this virtual kick-off meeting is required. For updates, please subscribe to the FSSC public distribution list.

For additional information, contact the IEEE Computer Society VP of Standards, Riccardo Mariani, at or the IEEE SA Program Manager, Jonathan Goldberg, at

Register for kick-off meeting here!


Call for Participation: IEEE P2874™

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) invites you to participate in the working group for IEEE P2874™ – Standard for Spatial Web Protocol, Architecture and Governance.

Why Get Involved?

This standard describes a Hyperspace Transaction Protocol (HSTP) that enables interoperable, semantically compatible connections between connected hardware (e.g. autonomous drones, sensors, smart devices, robots) and software (e.g. services, platforms, applications, artificial intelligence systems) and includes specifications for:

  1. a spatial range query format and response language for requesting data about objects within a dimensional range (spatial, temperature, pressure, motion) and their content.
  2. a semantic data ontology schema for describing objects, relations, and actions in a standardized way
  3. a verifiable credentialing and certification method for permissioning create, retrieve, update, and delete (CRUD) access to devices, locations, users, and data; and
  4. a human and machine-readable contracting language that enables the expression and automated execution of legal, financial and physical activities.

This standard supports access, access control, security, permissioning, governance, and rights management for the Internet of Things (IoT) and, more generally, objects that are addressable via any information and communications technology.

Meeting Information:

The first meeting of the IEEE P2874 Spatial Web Working Group will take place 9-11 am PST (UTC-7) / 12-2pm EST (UTC-4) 21 July 2021 via teleconference. Please contact the IEEE P2874 Working Group Program Manager Jonathan Goldberg ( for the teleconference details.

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.
      on the ‘Menu’ icon at the top of the page and go to the ‘Manage Profile and Interests’ page.
  2. Click on the ‘Interests’ tab, click on the ‘Add Groups’ and search for ‘2874.’ Click on the button in the ‘Groups I am Interested In’ column to indicate interest in the group.
  3. Indicate whether you want to follow or participate in the activity and declare your affiliation.

For additional information, contact the IEEE SA Program Manager, Jonathan Goldberg, at


Call for Participation: IEEE P982.1™

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) invites you to participate in the working group for IEEE Standard for Measures of the Software Aspects of Dependability.

Why Get Involved?

This standard identifies, classifies, and defines measures of the software aspects of dependability. As such, it provides a framework for acquirers and developers of software-reliant systems and services to (1) understand the software aspects of dependability and (2) develop and apply measures to continually assess and verify dependability throughout the life cycle.

This standard is applicable to any software system or service. It particularly targets critical systems for which reliability, maintainability, availability, security, trustworthiness, confidentiality, integrity, survivability, and, in some operational contexts, safety, usability, and privacy are essential characteristics. Examples of critical systems include those supplying communications infrastructure, emergency services, energy production and management, financial analysis and management, health care (medical and administrative services), defense capabilities, personal and mass transportation services, environmental monitoring, and water and waste management.

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 ‘982.1.’ 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.

For additional information, contact the IEEE P982.1™ Working Group Chair, Ann Marie Neufelder, at or the IEEE SA Program Manager, Christy Bahn, at



Call for Participation: IEEE 754™

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) invites you to participate in the IEEE Study Group on Additional Floating-Point Formats to Support Machine.

Why Get Involved?

The purpose of the IEEE Study Group on Additional Floating-Point Formats to Support Machine Learning is to expand and update IEEE 754-2008™ – Standard for Floating-Point Arithmetic. This standard provides a method for computation with floating-point numbers that will yield the same result whether the processing is done in hardware, software, or a combination of the two. The results of the computation will be identical, independent of implementation, given the same input data. Errors and error conditions in the mathematical processing will be reported in a consistent manner regardless of implementation.

Meeting Information:

Recurring virtual meetings will be held from 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET on the fourth Monday of each month starting Monday, 26 April 2021.

How to Participate:

To join the meetings and receive additional information, contact the IEEE 754™ Study Group Chair, Kiran Gunnam, at or the IEEE SA Program Manager, Tom Thompson, at
Upcoming Webinars:

Swarm Learning for Decentralized and Confidential Clinical Machine Learning
Wednesday, 28 July 2021  |  03:30 PM – 05:00 PM IST
Swarm Learning is a decentralized machine learning framework built on blockchain technology, particularly designed to enable enterprises to harness the power of distributed data while protecting data privacy and security.


Access the Resources, Research and Benefits of the Industry Applications Society and IEEE SA Standards Development
9 Jul 2021 – 9 Jul 2021 | Online
This webinar will focus on the following topics: the scope of the Industry Applications Society (IAS) organization, as well as the available resources and opportunities within the IAS for research enhancement and career development, IEEE 1584™-2018, IEEE Guide for Performing Arc-Flash Hazard Calculations, one of the most recognized standards sponsored by the IAS, and active projects and how to get involved.


Interested in learning more about standards? We have a webinar series that provides a unique opportunity for the public to learn and interact with those involved in creating the standards. If you’re not an IEEE Computer Society member, we encourage you to sign up for our newsletter to get regular updates on upcoming webinars, events, and tech news, or, you can view our webinar archives here.





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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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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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 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.

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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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