Dual Logo Agreement
Jodi Haasz
12 January 2006
PE/PSR Meeting
IEC/IEEE History/
Political Environment
IEEE Greatest Scope Overlap with IEC
 North American vs. European interests
 Collaboration/Cooperation on Informal
 “Adopted/Adapted” IEEE documents
 Recognized the technical contribution
but not the source
Purpose of Agreement
 Reduce
duplication of efforts
 Recognition of contribution
 Intellectual Property rights
 Maintenance procedures
 Distribution/Revenue
Approved IEEE Standards are eligible for
Documents Submitted to the IEC
Standardization Management Board (SMB)
for consideration
The appropriate IEC TC review document
(FDIS ballot). No revisions can be made.
Both organizations agree on the
Process takes about six months
IEC national members will have the same
rights regarding adoptions as with other
IEC standards
Identifying Dual Logo Candidates
Candidates may be suggested by an IEEE
Sponsor Chair, IEEE Working Group Chair,
IEC Technical Committee or the IEC
Central Office.
Appropriate Parties are contacted
IEEE Working Group Chair
IEEE Sponsor Chair
US TAG (if one exists)
Chair/Secretary of relevant IEC TC
IEEE Staff reviews the Technical, Political
and Financial Aspects of the submission
Submitting Dual Logo Candidates
to the IEC
Document is formally submitted to the IEC
Central Office by the Director,
International Standards Programs
• IEC reviews document
IEC Central Office sends a Question of
Principle (QP) ballot to the IEC/SMB
• Should this document move forward as an
IEC/IEEE dual logo document?
• Ballot is open for seven weeks
If the ballot passes, the document is sent
to the appropriate IEC TC for “fasttracking”
Fast-Track Process
The appropriate IEC Technical Committee
reviews and votes on the document as a
Final Draft International Standard (FDIS)
• “Up” or “Down” vote
• The ballot is open for two months
If the vote on the FDIS is positive, then the
document is published as a dual logo
IEC/IEEE international standard
of an
Additional processes
 Revision/Maintenance
Procedures developed and
approved by IEC and IEEE
 Reaffirmation/Reconfirmation
procedures under development
Why do this?
Enables a healthy blend of technical,
national, regional, and international
 Example of strong effort by IEC to
follow new positions of the WTO/TBT
activity: openness, transparency, due
process, coherence, market
relevance, etc.
Sends a strong and clear message to industry that
the major technical standards developing
organizations aim to cooperate toward one
standard in the world wherever possible
From a market and trade perspective, symbolizes a
loosening of real and perceived barriers.
Informs those countries and regions who are not
strong players in the world marketplace that their
route to international standardization has more
paths than were previously available.
Approved IEC/IEEE
Dual Logo Documents
 Computer Society
• Design Automation Committee
– IEC 61523-3 Ed.1 (IEEE Std 1497-2001): Delay and Power
Calculation Standards – Part 3: Standard Delay Format (SDF) for
the Electronic Design Process
– IEC 61691-1-1 Ed.1 (IEEE Std 1076-2002): Behavioural
Languages – Part 1-1: VHDL Language Reference Manual
– IEC 61691-4 Ed.1 (IEEE Std 1364-2001): Behavioural Languages –
Part 4: Verilog© Hardware Description Language
– IEC 61691-5 Ed.1 (IEEE Std 1076.4-2000): Behavioural Languages
– Part 5: Standard VITAL ASIC (Application Specific Integrated
Circuit) Modeling Specification
– IEC 62050 Ed. 1 (IEEE Std 1076.6-2004): IEEE Standard for VHDL
Register Transfer Level (RTL) Synthesis
– IEC 62142 Ed. 1 (IEEE Std 1364.1-2002): Standard for Verilog®
Register Transfer Level Synthesis
– IEC 62243 Ed. 1 (IEEE Std 1232-2002): Standard for Artificial
Intelligence Exchange and Service Tie to All Test Environments
– IEC 62265 Ed. 1 (IEEE Std 1603-2003): Standard for an Advanced
Library Format (ALF) Describing Integrated Circuit (IC)
Technology, Cells, and Blocks
Approved IEC/IEEE
Dual Logo Documents (cont.)
 Instrumentation & Measurement Society
• Automated Instrumentation Committee
– IEC 60488-1 Ed.1 (IEEE Std 488.1-2003): Higher
Performance Protocol for the Standard Digital
Interface for Programmable Instrumentation
– IEC 60488-2 Ed.1 (IEEE Std 488.2-1992): Standard
Digital Interface for Programmable Instrumentation Part 2: Codes, formats, protocols and common
• Sensor Technology Committee
– IEC 61588 Ed.1 (IEEE Std 1588-2002): Precision
Clock Synchronization Protocol for Networked
Measurement and Control Systems
Approved IEC/IEEE
Dual Logo Documents (cont.)
Power Engineering Society
• Switchgear Committee
– IEC 62271-111 Ed.1.0 (IEEE Std C37.602003-Compilation): Standard Requirements for
Overhead, Pad Mounted, Dry Vault, and
Submersible Automatic Circuit Reclosers and
Fault Interrupters for alternating current
systems up to 38 kV
• Transformers Committee
– IEC 62032 Ed.1 (IEEE Std C57.135-2001):
Guide for the Application, Specification and
Testing of Phase-Shifting Transformers
Maintenance Procedure
Adoption of International
Standards by IEEE
 IEEE working group would like to adjust the
content of an international standard for adoption
in the US
• Introductory material or annexes are attached to the
international standard
– The IEEE material is placed around the international
standard, indicating the changes to be made for U.S. use,
but the international standard itself remains unchanged
 The international standard has to be adopted at
the same level or at a higher level
• International standard has to be adopted as a standard
• International technical report can be adopted as a
standard, guide or recommended practice
Harmonizing Standards
When harmonizing standards with another Standards Development
organization, please keep the following in mind
When possible, reference the international standard rather than
placing an excerpt in the IEEE standard
If material is excerpted from another document, use the following
publishing guidelines to determine whether copyright permission is
– The excerpt contains a section of text from the document that is 500 words
or more
– More than 10% of the document is excerpted in the standard
This is true whether the excerpt is contained in one part of the standard, or
separated into several smaller parts throughout the standard
– The excerpt contains the heart of the document, even if the material is less
than 10%
– The excerpt contains tables, figures, or equations
– Information is being excerpted from several documents where one
organization holds the copyright to all the documents
• See Annex D of the IEEE Standards Style Manual for sample
permission request letters and sample response letters
If in doubt, request copyright permission

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