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.


Critical Infrastructure Webinar Series: Security of the Power and Energy Sector
Wednesday, 02 February 2022 | 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM ET

Are Sensors the Weakest Link to Cyber Attacks? Regulatory and Industry Efforts to Mitigate Threats and Reduce Risks

During this webinar, two esteemed industry experts will present their views on the changing threat landscape, associated risks and mitigation strategies.

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10 February 2022 | 10:00-12:00 CET, 14:30-16:30 IST

Smart City and Streetlight Case Studies

A discussion on smart city and streetlight case studies using IEEE 1901 High-Speed Powerline Communication and an introduction to the newly approved IEEE 1901b Amendment on Enhancements for Authentication and Authorization (Security).

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Wednesday, 2 March 2022 | 10:00-11:00 EST | GMT-05:00

Centralizing AI for Maximum Impact

This webinar will discuss how AI development can be a frenzied endeavor with disparate teams generating overlapping and costly solutions. Understand how centralizing AI functions from infrastructure, data services, MLOps pipelines, software components/access and explainability techniques can potentially reduce overhead, optimize solutions and partners, and finally increase trust and adoption.

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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

IEEE Blockchain Family of Standards

IEEE Smart Cities

Related Standards, Projects & Activities

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IEEE Cybersecurity

Related Standards, Projects & Activities

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Strategic Collaborators

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Join the IEEE SA Foundational Technologies Interest List

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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