Call for Participation: IEC/IEEE 60802™, Time-Sensitive Networking Profile for Industrial Automation
IEEE Computer Society/LAN/MAN Standards Committee (C/LM)
 

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 07 August 2018 –  IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) invite all interested parties to actively participate in the effort on IEC/IEEE P60802™, Time-Sensitive Networking Profile for Industrial Automation, which is a joint project of the two organizations. The joint project has been established to ensure that the right experts are involved in defining the use of IEEE 802.1, Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) for industrial automation.

The purpose of the IEC/IEEE P60802™, standard is to describe the use in industrial automation of Ethernet bridged networks based on IEEE standards. The IEC/IEEE P60802TM standard will specify time-sensitive networking profiles for industrial automation. The profiles select features, options, configurations, defaults, protocols, and procedures of bridges, end stations, and LANs to build industrial automation networks.

IEEE 802.1 Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) gives an opportunity to unify networking for industrial automation. TSN is the foundation providing interoperability and connectivity to industrial applications on converged networks to simultaneously support operations technology traffic and other traffic. Many industrial automation players consider TSN as the next generation networking technology in smart manufacturing; however, the breadth of choices in the use of the TSN features can impact the interoperability of products designed for a particular market. By narrowing focus and easing interoperability and deployment, the IEC/IEEE P60802™ standard aims to benefit vendors offering and/or developing TSN products as well as the users of industrial automation technologies.

Participation is encouraged for developers, providers, vendors, and users of networking services and components for industrial automation equipment. These components may include bridges, end stations, network interface cards, and integrated circuits.

If you would like to participate in the IEC/IEEE P60802™ joint project, contact Ludwig Winkel, Joint Project Chair, at ludwig.winkel@siemens.com  and/or Glenn Parsons, Working Group Chair, at glenn.parsons@ericsson.com with the following information:

  • Your name and email address
  • Name of your employer or other affiliation
  • Particular areas of interest and relevant background/expertise

The best way to get involved in the joint project is to attend face-to-face or virtual meetings as listed on the project page. The next meeting of the IEC/IEEE P60802™ Joint Project will be held on 11-13 September 2018 in Oslo, Norway.

All interested parties are welcome to register and attend these meetings. Visit IEEE 802.1 lists to join the email list and access project details.