International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies


Standardization Management Board

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Automatically appointed members

Term 2014 - 2016
Mr Hervé ROCHEREAUMr Jacques LevetFrance
Mr Michael TeigelerMr Thomas SentkoGermany
Mrs Cristina TimoMr Ivano VisintainerItaly
Mr Shuji HirakawaMr Kentaro MORITAJapan
Ms Anne HumberstoneMr Martin DanversUnited Kingdom
Mr Alexander McMillanMr William Anthony ZertucheUnited States of America
Term 2016 - 2018
Ms Hong DAIMr Liang ZhangChina

Elected Members

Term 2014 - 2016
Mr José Sebastião VielMr Fabian YaksicBrazil
Mr Jos R. RemyMr Willem WolfNetherlands
Mr Yury Melkov To be appointedRussian Federation
Term 2015 - 2017
Mr Vimal MahendruMr Jayanta Roy ChowdhuryIndia
Mr Jeongjoon LeeMr Myoung-Jae ShinKorea, Republic of
Mr Francisco Javier García DíazMr Miguel A. ArandaSpain
Term 2016 - 2018
Mr Kim CraigMr Jonathan AveryAustralia
Mr Antony C. CapelMs Lynne M GibbensCanada

SMB Officers

Mr James E. Matthews III
IEC Vice-President
Mr Jack Sheldon
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Mr Frans W. P. Vreeswijk
IEC General Secretary & CEO


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Technical Advisory Committees

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ACARTAdvisory Committee on Applications of Robot Technology
ACEAAdvisory Committee on Environmental Aspects
ACECAdvisory Committee on Electromagnetic Compatibility
ACEEAdvisory Committee on Energy Efficiency
ACOSAdvisory Committee on Safety
ACSECAdvisory Committee on Information security and data privacy
ACTADAdvisory Committee on Electricity Transmission and Distribution

Task and Terms of Reference

The listed Advisory Committees report to the SMB (Standardization Management Board).


The role of SMB advisory committees is to advise, guide and coordinate IEC technical work, under the auspices of the SMB in their respective areas with the aim of ensuring consistency.


Members are technical committee representatives, as well as experts nominated by National Committees in the particular area concerned, and are appointed by the Standardization Management Board.


Advisory committees provide a forum for the discussion of problems of mutual interest between the representatives of technical committees having considerable interest in the scope of the advisory Committee. Close liaison is maintained with other technical committees concerned.


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Systems Work

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Systems Evaluation Group
SEG 1Systems Evaluation Group - Smart Cities
SEG 4Systems Evaluation Group - Low Voltage Direct Current Applications, Distribution and Safety for use in Developed and Developing Economies
SEG 6Systems Evaluation Group - Non-conventional Distribution Networks / Microgrids
SEG 7Smart Manufacturing
Systems Committees
SyC AALActive Assisted Living
SyC Smart CitiesElectrotechnical aspects of Smart Cities
SyC Smart EnergySmart Energy
Systems Resource Group
SRGSystems Resource Group


Systems Approach
The multiplicity of technologies and their convergence in many new and emerging markets, however – particularly those involving large-scale infrastructure – demand a top-down approach to standardization, starting at the system or system-architecture rather than at the product level.

Therefore, the Systems Work will define and strengthen the systems approach throughout the technical community to ensure that highly complex market sectors can be properly addressed and supported.

It promotes an increased co-operation with many other standards-developing organizations and relevant non-standards bodies needed on an international level.

System standards, having implications for the IEC’s conformity assessment systems and processes, are also increasingly required in sectors such as environment, safety and health.

The Systems Evaluation Groups (SEG) identify new technical areas and anticipate emerging markets/technologies that require a systems approach as well as define and implement enhancements to the TC/SC structure for improved functionality, notably to improve coordination on issues that cross traditional boundaries.

Systems Committees (SyC) aim to extend the use of strategic or other horizontal groups to bridge areas covered by more than one or two TC/SCs.

TCs with a Systems Function remain unchanged and continue working on Systems.

SMB Strategic Groups

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SG 9Communication Technologies
SG 10Wearable Smart Devices

Task and Terms of Reference

The SMB (Standardization Management Board) establishes SGs (Strategic Groups) to look into new initiatives for IEC work in a specific domain and develop proposals by:

  • Analyzing market and industry developments in its area,
  • Identifying the TCs (technical committees) and SCs (subcommittees) concerned,
  • Analyzing the current level of TCs/SCs (technical committees/subcommittees) activities and identify where future activity is required,
  • Defining a structure for the coordination of cross TC/SC work, where required,
  • Monitoring TC/SC work to highlight any overlap of work or potential inconsistencies.

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SMB Other Groups

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ahG 66Smart Home/Office Building Systems
ahG 67TC/SC Minutes Trial
ahG 68Adoptions
ahG 70Review of Systems activities
ahG 71Conformity Assessment/Standards Guidance
ahG 72Horizontal Standards
ahG 73Translations at CDV and FDIS
DMTDirectives Maintenance Team
JDMTJoint Directives Maintenance Team