IEEE Standards Development EcoSystem and ComSoc Standards and Standards related Activities

Monday April 4th, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Dr. Alexander D. Gelman, Director of Standardization Programs Development, IEEE Communication Society, will be presenting “IEEE Standards Development EcoSystem and ComSoc Standards and Standards related Activities”.

Speaker: Dr. Alexander D. Gelman
Director of Standardization Programs Development
IEEE Communication Society

Day & Time: Monday, April 4th, 2016
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location: BA 1230, Bahen Centre for Information Technology
40 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2E4

Refreshments in BA 1200 at 5:30 p.m.

Contact: Eman Hammad

Abstract: In this presentation the IEEE and ComSoc Standards Activities are positioned and explained as a part of the IEEE total value proposition and the IEEE role in technology evolution from a concept to R&D and to standards and deployment. IEEE Standards Activities ecosystem will be explained. We will address the role and modus operandi of IEEE Standards Association and the role of Technical Societies and Councils, Industry and Academia in the IEEE standardization activities. It will be a tutorial of how the IEEE Standardization cuisine works and how any materially or professedly interested party can participate in the standardization process. We will highlight the unique IEEE standardization process and IEEE standards-related policies. Sample communications and networking standardization and pre-standardization projects in such areas as PLC, Smart Grid, IoT, SDN, Big Data and 5G will be addressed. ComSoc standards–related technical activists, such as conferences and publications will be discussed.

Biography: Alexander D. Gelman received M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the City University of New York. Presently he is CTO of NETovationsconsulting group that supports industry in competitive research and intellectual property management in areas of communications and networking. During 1998-2007 Alex worked the Chief Scientist of the Panasonic Princeton Research Laboratory, managing research programs in consumer communications and networking; during 1984-1998 worked at Bellcore, most recently as Director-Internet Access Architectures Research. Alex has numerous publications and several patents. He pioneered multi-point Multimedia Communications and DSL applications for managed services (IPTV). Alex holds some of the earliest system patents inVoDand DSL areas, e.g. on xDSLInternet Access Router. He managed research projects that included competitive industrial research as well as standardization in industry consortia and global standards development organizations. Alex is a seasoned IEEE and ComSocvolunteer. He is a cofounder the IEEE conference on Consumer Communications and Networking (CCNC), helped to acquire for ComSocthe International Symposium on Power Line Communications (ISPLC), the IEEE Conference on Peer-to-Peer Computing, IEEE-SIIT and IEEEBlackSeaComconferences; served on the inaugural Steering Committee for Transactions on Multimedia and the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME) and IEEE-CSCN; initiated a Communications Standards Supplement to the IEEE Communications Magazine asan incubation phase for IEEE Communications Standards Magazine; chaired the Technical Committee on Multimedia Communications,served four terms as ComSocVice President. Alex initiated several standardization projects and initiated the ComSocStandards Board, served as ComSocDirector of Standards. During his term ComSocreceived the IEEE Standards Association Entity Standards Sponsor award. Alex served on IEEE-SA BoGand on Standards Board and its New Standards, Standards Review, Patents and Industry Connections committees, e.g. representing TAB in 2008, 2010, and in 2012. In 2008 Alex chaired TAB’s Ad Hoc Committee on Standards. Alex architected ComSocStandards Activities Council and was elected the first ComSocVice President -Standards Activities. Alex is a recipient of MMC TC Distinguished Service award and ComSocDonald W. McLellan Meritorious Service Award. And IEEE-SA Standards Medallion.