Discover IEEE Computer Society Standards Activities

Learn more about the Standards Activities Board, Standards Committees, and more.

About Standards

The Computer Society is home to 217+ active technical standards. The Computer Society recognizes that standards fuel the development and implementation of technologies that influence and transform the way we live, work, and communicate.

The Computer Society strongly supports the development of new technical standards to reflect the continuous creation of new practices and technologies. Seventeen Computer Society standards committees and their working groups are currently developing almost 200 new standards.


CS Standards Committees

Get Involved with Existing Standards

Through our standards committees, individuals and companies can play a leading role in the development of standards that impact our industry. We encourage you to get involved with existing standards. Check out calls for participation. Or contact a standards committee chair to learn more about how to join or start a working group in an area of interest.



How to Start a New Standards Committee or Working Group

The Computer Society encourages creation of new committees or working groups when there is a need for an idea or concept to be standardized. Each Computer Society Standards Committee assumes responsibility for a particular standards idea within its technical scope and manages standards development and revision efforts. Contact the chair of a standards committee of interest to start work in a specific technical area.

The SAB Standards Committee manages standards development projects that are under the purview of the Computer Society and for which no existing standards committee is appropriate (e.g. for new lines of work or for standards for which a viable standards committee has not been identified). The SAB Standards Committee Chair can provide more information about how to initiate new projects.

IEEE SA Guidance about Standards Development provides more details about the steps in the standards development process.



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Standards Activities Board

The mission of the IEEE Computer Society Standards Activities Board (SAB) is to encourage Computer Society members to participate in standardization activities, to promote the use of IEEE standards, and to develop useful products that leverage IEEE standards within the scope of the Computer Society. SAB also fosters industry participation and engagement. SAB policies and procedures provide additional information about SAB responsibilities and structure.


2024 Standards Activities Board Members

SAB Chair
Edward Au, Huawei Canada
VP of Standards Activities Board

  • SAB Vice Chair: Lynn Robert Carter
  • SAB Secretary: Wei Hong
  • President, ex officio, non-voting member: Jyotika Athavale
  • Computer Society Executive Director, ex officio, non-voting member: Melissa Russell

Standing Committee Chairs

  • Policies & Procedures: Joseph Levy
  • Industry Engagement Chair: Ming Li
  • Vitality Committee: Amelia Andersdotter

Standards Activities Board Standards Committee

  • Edward Au, Huawei Canada, Acting Chair
  • Dennis Brophy
  • Mike Montemurro
  • Annette Reilly
  • Jon Rosdahl

SAB Vitality Committee

  • Amelia Andersdotter, Chair
  • Erik DeBenedictis
  • Nada Golmie
  • Bruce Kraemer

Standards Committee Chairs

  • Artificial Intelligence (AISC): Richard Tong
  • Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers: Ming Li
  • Cloud Computing: Steve Diamond
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy: Eric Hibbard
  • Data Compression: Feng Wu
  • Design Automation: Dennis Brophy
  • Functional Safety Standards Committee (FSSC): Riccardo Mariani
  • Knowledge Engineering Standards Committee (KESC): Ruiqi Li
  • Learning Technology:  Jim Goodell
  • Local Area Networks/Metropolitan Area Networks (LAN/MAN IEEE 802): Paul Nikolich
  • Microprocessor (MSC): Ralph Baker Kearfoot
  • Online Gaming (OGSC): Alicia Nie
  • Standards Activities Board Standards Committee: Edward Au (Acting Chair)
  • Simulation Interoperability (SISO/SAC): David Drake
  • Smart Manufacturing: Sha Wei
  • Software & Systems Engineering (S2ESC): Lynn Robert Carter
  • Test Technology (TTSC): Ian McIntosh

Representatives to External Organizations

  • ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7 Software & Systems Engineering: Annette Reilly
  • ISO/IEC/JTC 1/SC27 Computing Security: Eric Hibbard
  • ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC38 Cloud computing and distributed platforms: Eric Hibbard
  • ISO/IEC JWG16.AG18: Annette Reilly
  • ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC42 Artificial Intelligence: Richard Tong
  • ISO TC22/SC 32/WG8  Functional Safety: Jyotika Athavale

Liaisons to IEEE Committees

  • IEEE Standards Association:  Robby Robson
  • IEEE Registration Authority Committee:  Joseph Levy
  • IEEE Technical Activities Board Committee on Standards:  Paul Nikolich
  • IEEE Technical Activities Board Committee on Standards:  Boon Chong Ang

IEEE and CS Staff Support

  • Computer Society:  Anne Marie Kelly, Brian Kirk
  • Artificial Intelligence (AISC): Christy Bahn
  • Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers (BDLSC): Meng Zhao, Jiajia Liu
  • Cloud Computing (CCSC):  Christy Bahn
  • Cybersecurity & Privacy (CPSC):  Tom Thompson
  • Data Compression (DCSC): Meng Zhao
  • Design Automation (DASC):  Vanessa Lalitte
  • Functional Safety Standards Committee (FSSC):  Jonathan Goldberg
  • Knowledge Engineering Standards Committee (KESC):  Christy Bahn
  • Learning Technology (LTSC):  Vanessa Lalitte
  • Local Area Networks/Metropolitan Area Networks (LAN/MAN IEEE 802): Jodi Haasz, Christy Bahn
  • Microprocessor (MSC): Tom Thompson
  • Online Gaming (OGSC):  Jonathan Goldberg
  • Standards Activities Board Standards Committee (SAB SC): Jonathan Goldberg, Soo Kim
  • Simulation Interoperability (SISC): Christian Orlando
  • Smart Manufacturing (SMSC): Christian Orlando
  • Software & Systems Engineering (S2ESC):  Pat Roder
  • Test Technology (TTSC):  Tom Thompson


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