Foundational Technologies


The IEEE SA Foundational Technologies Practice has been established to help standardize seamless and ubiquitous connectivity across all applications of connected technologies in a trust-worthy and enabling manner. Though the development of a global community of interested volunteer stakeholders, the Foundational Technologies practice can help to address core issues of Trust, Identity, Privacy, Protection, Security and Safety (TIPPSS) through both foundational level horizontal standards and domain specific standards.


IEEE Metaverse Congress Webinar Series. Session 3: Developing and Deploying the Metaverse. 27 September 2022 | 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT | 14:00-17:00 UTC

IEEE Metaverse Congress

The Metaverse is the latest futuristic technology trend capturing public attention. It was also recently identified as the #1 Megatrend by the IEEE validating the strong interest from the technical and industry communities.

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Cybersecurity in Agile Cloud Computing

Raising awareness of the security risks, developing best practices and guidelines, and proposing standards and certificates regarding secured cloud remote access.

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Defining standards to help facilitate the deployment of micro-mechanical universal switches (MMUS) across numerous end markets including naming conventions and terminology, testing methods, reliability definitions, specifications definitions, and architectures.

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Needs Assessment for Non-Fungible Token (NFT) Standards

Developing education material and guidance/best practices for Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) to enable the proliferation and adoption of NFTs.

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Practice Lead Srikanth Chandrasekaran provides a brief overview of the Foundational Technologies Practice and the initiatives for 2021.


Industrial IOT & Smart Manufacturing

Driving Smart Manufacturing through the development of IoT frameworks and technologies for connected, integrated systems while addressing critical issues regarding data security, privacy, identity and trust.

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Consumer Applications

Identifying new technologies for Smart Home – from devices, phones, wearables and embedded sensors while connecting the unconnected and enabling new markets while focusing on data ownership/agency, security, safety and privacy as adoption increases in the consumer space.

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Infrastructure for Emerging Applications

Emerging technologies such as Quantum Computing, AR/VR, Blockchain and next generation connectivity protocols will drive future applications and enable new markets and as these technologies evolve, considerations on energy efficiency and sustainability also become very important.

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Featured Standards and Projects

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Strategic Collaborators

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Srikanth Chandrasekaran, Practice Lead, Sr Director, Foundational Technologies


The Practice

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Stay ahead of the curve on the latest Foundational Technologies practice activities and projects.

Dignity, Inclusion, Identity, Trust, and Agency (DIITA)

Digital Inclusion, Identity, Trust and Agency program helps to advance technology for humanity.


Pre-Standardization Studies for Indian Language Resources

Join in the identification of use cases that could lead to proposals for standards to govern language resources for Indian languages.


Disaster Recovery for Blockchain Nodes and Enterprise Workloads

Help develop disaster recovery capabilities for secured distributed financial applications.



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