Share your work in 2013

We want your stories

By Claire Marchand

Nearly 10 000 experts work in the IEC. They may only be aware of the activities of the particular TC/SC in which they work. One of the goals of e-tech, the IEC’s monthly publication, is to change that. In 2013, the e-tech editorial team will be reaching out to TC/SCs to get their stories.

sun_coronal_mass_ejection-images provided by photoforu_blogspot_com In March, the e-tech theme will be natural phenomena...

A wide-range audience of professionals

You participate in the IEC as an expert on a particular topic. At the same time, you and your family members and friends pursue hobbies, consume products and use devices and systems that have been standardized by your colleagues in the IEC without your necessarily knowing about it. We want to bring the work of the IEC, and its relevance to your everyday life, closer to you.

Today, e-tech reaches more than 18 000 readers around the world. Each month the IEC publication covers a different topic that describes the work of a variety of TC/SCs (Technical Committees and Subcommittees). Articles are written so as to be of interest and accessible to a wide-ranging audience of professionals. The aim is to increase the awareness of IEC work – your work – both within and outside the organization.

In 2013, as in 2012, we plan to continue and increase this sharing and get your input on TC/SCs as well as 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 2013


Multimedia and appliances
Fuel cells for electronic devices, colour measurement and management, EMC and electrostatics, MEMs, magnetic and electromagnetic fields associated with human exposure, safety of electronic equipment, electronic display devices, environmental standardization


Natural phenomena
High frequency and transient phenomena, solar storms, lighting, dust, humidity, extreme cold/heat


Trains, chair lifts and cable cars, in-factory or warehouse transportation, aviation, public transportation


Medical equipment
Hospital, emergency, diagnosis and treatment equipment 
Electromagnetic phenomena


Supersmall, superbig, superfast
Nanotechnology, superconductivity, energy harvesting


Marine and hydro energy
Small, medium, large hydro; river, estuary, tidal and wave energy, OTEC (ocean thermal energy conversion), steam and other turbines, pumped storage 


Lighting + laser
From watt to lumen, industrial lighting, aquarium/pool/commercial/shop lighting, hand lamps, batteries


Year in review


Smart Cities, Smart Grids
Storage, renewables, smart buildings, centralized heating/cooling, microgrids, sensors


GM Special + Safety and enclosures
EMC, protection against electric shocks, radiation instrumentation protection, dependability, safety of motor operated electric tools

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...and in July marine and hydro energy ...and in July marine and hydro energy