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Special Session on IEEE Standards and Roadmaps at IPEMC 2024 – ECCE Asia

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Meeting ID: 843 0927 9831
Passcode: PELS

Title: How to Develop IEEE Standards and Roadmaps?

Time: Afternoon (13:30 – 17:00) of May 19, 2024

Description of the Session:

Standards are published documents that establish technical specifications and procedures designed to maximize the reliability of the materials, products, methods, and/or services people use every day. Standards form the fundamental building blocks for product development by establishing consistent protocols that can be universally understood and adopted. This helps fuel compatibility and interoperability and simplifies product development, and speeds time-to-market.

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) is a leading consensus-building organization within the IEEE. This Session intends to provide an overview of the operation of the IEEE Standards Association and introduce the process of initiating and developing IEEE standards. The Session outlines the standard development process including key steps such as proposal, initiation, development, review, approval, and publication of standards.

The development of innovative technologies for power delivery systems and components is accelerating to meet the technical demands to support new market applications such as smart power everywhere, high-performance computing, and wearables as well as advancements in high-speed data, handheld devices, and edge computing. Standards, recommended practices, and guidelines are required to confirm and validate the technical performance and reliability of evolving power delivery systems and components. This Session will also provide a brief overview of the standards development activity within IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS). It will cover the milestones and schedule of the standards development process and the methodology that drives open discussions to arrive at consensus to ensure that power delivery is sufficient and dependable to support evolving markets that meet consumer needs. The presentation will briefly cover a few key technical details of past and current projects as examples of the advancement of validation methodologies required for new applications to support the evolving markets.

Different from standards, technology roadmaps are documents that stimulate an industry-wide dialogue to address the many facets and challenges of the development and implementation of an emerging technology. Technology roadmaps provide direction for companies looking to expand their technological processes through advancements in their industries. This Session will present information about technology roadmaps currently ongoing at the Power Electronics Society, on technologies for wide bandgap power semiconductors and distributed energy resources. The presenters will talk about how the volunteers can lead and engage in the development of IEEE standards and roadmaps.

13:30 – 15:00 “IEEE Standards Association and IEEE Standards Development Procedure”, presented by Meng Zhao, Senior Standard Manager of IEEE China

15:00 – 15:30 Break

15:30 – 16:20 “PELSC Sustaining Technology by Authenticating Technical Performance and Verifying Reliability of Current and Emerging Power Technologies”, presented by Matt Wilkowski, Chair of Standards Committee of IEEE Power Electronics Society

“IEEE Roadmap Activities within the Power Electronics Society (PELS) – Process and Engagement”, presented by Liuchen Chang, Immediate Past President of IEEE Power Electronics Society,

16:20 – 17:00 Q&A, and discussions


Meng Zhao

Meng Zhao, Senior Standard Manager, IEEE China office

Meng Zhao as the Senior Standard Manager, IEEE China who promotes emerging technology standardization in China, undertakes research and contributes insight/findings to IEEE-SA’s strategy, identifies new areas and lines of business for IEEE-SA to explore, invites and coordinates the participation of local and international industry and individuals in standards-related activities, provides guidance/training for IEEE working groups and working group meetings, guides and oversees progress, development, and completion of standards projects in assigned region.

Meng has a master’s degree in electronics engineering from Beijing University of Posts & Telecom. Before joining IEEE, Meng had more than 10 years of experience in standardization and served as the manager, standards marketing projects at Huawei Technologies and senior research engineer at ZTE.

Matt Wilkowski

Matt Wilkowski, Chair of Standards Committee of IEEE Power Electronics Society

Matt Wilkowski is the chairperson for the Power Electronics Society Standards Committee known as PELSC. He is also the current chairperson of IEC TC 51 Magnetic Components, Ferrite, and Magnetic Powder Materials. He is an IEEE Fellow recognized for his contributions to design and productize magnetic components integrated in power delivery systems over the past forty-five years. He has used improvements in standards and recommended practices to drive and validate new magnetic components and magnetic materials throughout his career. He is currently employed as a design consultant for Wurth Elektronik.

Liuchen Chang

Liuchen Chang, Immediate Past President of IEEE Power Electronics Society

Liuchen Chang is a Professor Emeritus at the University of New Brunswick. He was the NSERC Chair in Environmental Design Engineering in 2001-2007, and the Principal Investigator of the Canadian Wind Energy Strategic Network in 2008-2014. He has been an IEEE volunteer for over 30 years, including serving as VP of Conferences in 2017-2020 and President of the IEEE Power Electronics Society in 2021-2022. He is a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. He has published more than 400 refereed papers in journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Chang has focused on research, development, demonstration, and deployment of renewable energy-based distributed energy systems.