Share your work in 2018

We’d like to hear and read your stories

By Claire Marchand

Take the 170 countries in the IEC family, the 20 000 technical experts who work in standards development, the many certification bodies (CBs) and test laboratories (TLs) in the IEC Conformity Assessment (CA) Systems, and add to the mix the rapid pace at which technologies are evolving today and you have hundreds, if not thousands of stories that can be told within the IEC community.

Reaching a large audience

Each month, e-tech covers a topic that is specific to IEC work and describes what technical committees/subcommittees (TC/SCs) and the four CA Systems do in that field. Reports on international and regional conferences, workshops and seminars, organized by the IEC or attended by IEC representatives, are also featured. 

On the one hand, as in previous years, the e-tech editorial team will be reaching out to you to get your story. On the other, you shouldn’t hesitate to contact us – some of you have already done so in the past – if you think you can contribute to a specific issue in one way or another. In 2018, we plan to continue and increase the sharing of stories, get your input and include articles that are of direct relevance to your area of expertise. 

This is our editorial plan for e-tech in 2018. We do look forward to receiving your comments, news and suggestions. 

Issue 01/2018

Consumer electronics & multimedia

IBC and CES latest trends / IoT / AR/VR/AI applications (etail, culture, tourism, education, entertainment, training etc.) / wearables / smart appliances / TC and interactive mixed reality (IMR) / IP ratings 

Issue 02/2018

Environment

Energy efficiency / refrigerants (Montreal agreement) / natural disaster prevention and mitigation / renewable energies (wind, solar PV, CSP, marine and hydro) / clean transportation means / monitoring of energy usage /waste management / hazardous substances 

Issue 03/2018

Transportation

Avionics and aviation / railway / autonomous vehicles (cars and public transport / wireless charging / sustainability 

Issue 04/2018

Review of the year 

Issue 05/2018

Medical

Use of AR/VR in the medical sector / wearables / telemedicine / AAL 

Issue 06/2018

GM special

Overview of IEC technology zones

Gallery
Augmented reality helps choose pieces of furniture for instance Augmented reality applications display 3D models of various products (Photo: IKEA
Shinkansen train in Japan Railway issues will be featured in issue 02/2018 (Photo: Thomasz Lisiecki)
Solar thermal energy Renewable energies, including solar thermal energy, have a major role to play in environmental issues
Virtual reality in medical practice Virtual reality is increasingly used in the medical sector (Photo: medicalfuturist.com)