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By Claire Marchand

With 166 countries in the IEC family, more than 14 500 technical experts who work in standards development, hundreds of CBs (Certification Bodies) and TLs (Test Laboratories) in the IEC CA (Conformity Assessment) Systems, there is no shortage of stories to be told within the IEC community. In 2015, as in previous years, the e-tech editorial team will be reaching out to you to get your story.

Industrial automation in May - robots welding in a car manufacturing plant
Industrial automation in May - robots welding in a car manufacturing plant

Reaching a large audience

Today, e-tech reaches about 20 000 readers around the world. Each month the IEC publication covers a different topic that describes the work of a variety of TC/SCs and the CA Systems in that specific field. Reports on international and regional conferences, workshops and seminars, organized by the IEC or attended by IEC representatives, are also featured.

In 2015, as in previous years, we plan to continue and increase this sharing, get your input and include articles that are of direct relevance to your area of expertise.

This is our editorial plan for the coming months of e-tech. We look forward to receiving your comments, news and suggestions.

e-tech focus for 2015

January / February

Multimedia & appliances

CES (Consumer Electronics Show) latest trends / wearables / appliances / smart home

March

Dependability / Enclosures

EMC / protection against electric shocks / radiation instrumentation protection / dependability / safety of motor operated electric tools

April

Transportation

Automotive industry trends / urban cable cars / ancillary equipment for industry (forklifts, etc.) / conveyor belts / extended applications for drones (search and rescue ops/agriculture/delivery services)

May

Industrial automation

Smart manufacturing / robotics / cyber security / Internet of Things / Cloud / Big data / wireless sensor network

June

Energy

Renewable energies (wind turbines, solar, marine, etc.) / storage / rural electrification

July

Medical

Growing electrification of medical environment / new technologies applied to medical environment (wearables / connected devices with security implications / augmented reality, etc.) / accessibility

August / September

Smart Grids, Smart Cities

October

Year in review

From Tokyo to Minsk

November

Safety and security

Home, office, commercial and industrial environment / Transportation / Functional safety / Airport security, access controls, biometric data / Conformity assessment

December

GM special + Entertainment

Toys / robots / holiday lights and decorations / games

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Industrial automation in May - robots welding in a car manufacturing plant Industrial automation in May - robots welding in a car manufacturing plant
Medical equipment in July - augmented reality puts the information doctors need in front of their eyes, when they need it Medical equipment in July - augmented reality puts the information doctors need in front of their eyes, when they need it
Safety and security in November - the use of biometrics authentication as access control is growing fast Safety and security in November - the use of biometrics authentication as access control is growing fast