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


Communication Technologies and Architectures of Electrotechnical Systems

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WG 1 Convenor & Members

Title & Task

WG 1

Trend monitoring


- Monitor new or emerging communication technologies and architectures that are specified or standardized outside the IEC (e.g. 5G, Low Power Wide Area Networking, Deterministic Networking, Edge Computing/Intelligence, Management & Orchestration, and others).
- Monitor new market trends (e.g. IT/OT convergence) and analyse new business and development models (e.g. Open Source, DevOps) related to communication technologies and assess their impact on IEC activities.
- Take into account additional essential aspects of communication technologies such as security, reliability, safety, privacy, energy efficiency, and others.
- Evaluate the impact of these technologies, architectures and trends on current and foreseen IEC work, in particular on systems related activities, and engage with the concerned IEC committees by raising awareness and making technical recommendations.