Purpose

As an IEEE member society, the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) shall sponsor standards development as required to meet the needs of its membership, the IEEE at large, and the worldwide communications industry. The standards development activity shall be conducted in partnership with the IEEE-SA Standards Board, with appropriate liaison with and contributions to other standards bodies. ComSoc standards activities, including standards development and standardization programs development, shall be restricted to communications, networking, and related fields, as defined in the scope of the Society and the charters of its Technical Committees.

Scope

The ComSoc Standards Development Board (COM/SDB) sponsors standards in communications and networking technologies. These include the technical domains and interests reflected in the scope of ComSoc Technical Communities:

  • Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks
  • Cognitive Networks
  • Communications and Information Security
  • Communications Quality and Reliability
  • Communications Software
  • Communications Switching and Routing
  • Communications Systems Integration and Modeling
  • Communication Theory
  • Computer Communications
  • Data Storage
  • e-Health
  • Green Communications and Computing
  • Information Infrastructure and Networking
  • Internet
  • Multimedia Communications
  • Network Operations and Management
  • Optical Networking
  • Power Line Communications
  • Radio Communications
  • Satellite and Space Communications
  • Signal Processing and Communications Electronics
  • Transmission, Access, and Optical Systems
  • Wireless Communications
  • Emerging Technical Subcommittees:
    • Applications of Nanotechnology in Communications
    • Autonomic Communications
    • Cable Networks and Services
    • Cloud Communications and Networking
    • Human Centric Sensing and Communications
    • Innovation and Standards in Information and Communication Technologies (ISICT)
    • Integrated Fiber and Wireless Technologies
    • Internet of Things
    • Nano-Scale, Molecular, and Quantum Networking
    • Peer-to-Peer Networking
    • Situation Management
    • Smart Grid Communications
    • Social Networks
    • Vehicular Networks and Telematics Applications