IEEE Education Society Standards Development and Virtual Graduate Study Consortium Kick off Workshop

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Description: This one day workshop is an opportunity to learn more about the IEEE SA standards sponsored by IEEE Education Society (EdSoc), the IEEE SA Std. 1876-2019 on Networked Smart Learning Objects for Online Laboratories and IEEE SA P2834 Standard for Secure and Trusted Learning Systems co-sponsored by IEEE Industrial Electronics Society and IEEE Computer Society / Learning Technology Standards Committee. This event offers to students, faculty and industry members the opportunity to join the approved project of the creation of EdSoc Virtual Graduate Study Consortium (VGSC) and motivate their future participation in IEEE SA working groups.

What is the IEEE Education Society Virtual Graduate Student Consortium Project?

On June 22, 2021, the IEEE Education Society Board of Directors approved a proposal to form a Virtual Graduate Study Consortium (VGSC).  The VGSC will not be limited in time and space to a particular conference. It will be a virtual organization (VO) initiated and sponsored by the IEEE Education Society with other IEEE organizational units (Societies/Councils) as well as academic and industry partners. The VGSC will be built using a participatory action research approach adopted for the development of the first IEEE Standards Association standard (IEEE SA Std. 1876 - 2019) on Networked Smart Learning Objects for Online Laboratories. This approach is found to be suitable due to the evolving nature of technological infrastructures based on interactive devices and innovative pedagogies such as contextualized learning, mentoring, and smart tutoring systems. The human mentoring actors for the project would be volunteer teacher-researchers and members of IEEE including the IEEE Education Society members as well as other partners, especially members of the standards working groups. We also count on all participants in the various committees such as the IEEE Transactions on Education Editors and the IEEE Transaction on Learning Technologies. In this way, we will co-build or use the environments and tools necessary to achieve the goals that are useful to higher education candidates around the world.

To know more about IEEE SA Std. 1876 - 2019 Standards on Networked Smart Learning Objects for Online Laboratories:

To know more about IEEE SA P2834 Project on Secure and Trusted Learning Systems:



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  • Date: 14 Dec 2022
  • Time: 08:30 AM to 03:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • Co-sponsored by LabsLand (Luis Rodrtiguez-Gil & Pablo Orduna);Liquid Instruments (Simon Kaell & Lisa Petrucci); LAB-VEE (Ludwing Hernández); Repub-IT (John B. Costa)
  • Starts 07 December 2022 02:45 PM
  • Ends 14 December 2022 11:45 AM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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Luis Felipe Luis Felipe of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


Promotion of IEEE Education Society Standards development and their dissemination


Luis Felipe Zapata-Rivera earned the Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from Florida Atlantic University and the M.S degree in engineering from the Eafit University and the bachelor’s degree in systems engineering from the same institution in Medellin-Colombia. He currently works as an Assistant Professor at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ, USA. He worked as a Research Assistant at LACCEI and he is the Vice-Chair of the P1876–Networked Smart Learning Objects for Online Laboratories standard working group of IEEE. In the past, he worked as a Researcher Assistant at Eafit University. His research areas include online laboratories, online assessment systems and IoT systems. He has developed software systems for the automatic assessment (computer-based assessments), platforms for the management of online laboratories. He has published several conference and journal papers on online laboratories, assessment tools for education and software architectures. He received the Best Paper Award at IEEE-REV 2016.


Hamadou Hamadou of TELUQ University


Presentation of the IEEE Education Society Virtual Graduate Study Consortium (VGSC)


Professor Saliah-Hassane earned a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from McGill University in Montreal, a Bachelor and Master of Applied Science degree from École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada. He is currently teaching Informatics and Computer Networks and Security at TELUQ University in Montreal where he is carrying research on Intelligent Distributed Systems and Mobile Robotics.

Professor Saliah-Hassane has received many awards in recognition of his accomplishments, including many IEEE Education Society Certificates of Appreciation, IEEE Education Society’s EdWin C. Jones, Jr. Meritorious Service Award (2019). And aligned with his work on Distributed Embedded Systems, the IEEE Standards Association award with appreciation for chairing and contributing to the development of IEEE Standard 1876™ - 2019 on “Networked Smart Learning Objects for Online Laboratories” (2019), the IEEE SA 2019 Emerging Technology Awarded to IEEE SA 1876™ - 2019 Working Group. Under the Candidate leadership as the Chair of Montreal IEEE Education Society Chapter (2005 -2022), the Chapter received the “2019 Chapter Achievement Award for sustained contributions of innovative educational and professional activities in the community”.


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Agenda (EST Time / Montreal / New York): 

Morning: IEEE Education Society Standards

8:00 am – 8:15 am Welcome and Introduction (Luis Felipe Zapata-Rivera)

8:15 am – 8:30 am The Development Process of Standards (Vanessa Lalitte)

8:30 am – 9:10 am Education Society Standards

8:30 am – 8:40 am IEEE SA Std.1876-2019 : Miguel Rodriguez Artacho, 

8:40 am – 8:50 am IEEE SA Std.1876-2019 : Janusz Zalewski

Resources: Denis Gillet Smart Devices Concept for Online Laboratories

8:50 am – 9:00 am IEEE SA P2834: Abdellah Touhafi

9:00 am – 9:10 am IEEE SA P2834:  Cihan Varol 

Resources: Hamadou Saliah-Hassane and Cihan Varol, Student and Data Privacy when Offering Remote Instruction

9:10 am – 9:30  am Break

9:30 am – 10:30 am Industry Presentation: 

9:30 am –9:45 am LabsLand (™) (Luis Rodriguez-Gil)

9:45 am –10:00 am Repub-It (™) (John B. Costa)

10:00 am –10:15 am LAB-VEE (™) (Reymi Then, Ludwing Hernández)

10:15 am –10:30 am Liquid Instruments (™) (Simon  Kaell)

Resources: Video Presentation of The Importance of Standards: Hermann Koch and Paul Nikolich 

10:30 am – 11:30 am Q&A Industry Presentations and discussion on standards in Industry and academic research. 

Resources: Academic Research and International Standardization (Edward Au and Hermann Koch)

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Lunch Break.

Afternoon: Virtual Graduate Study Consortium (VGSC) 

12:00 pm – 12:15 pm Introduction of the VGSC (Hamadou Saliah-Hassane)

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm Student Presentations and Discussion

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Hybrid Round Table with Students, Educational Institution Representatives, Academics and Industries.

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Closing Remarks (Luis Felipe Zapata Rivera)


EdSoc Standards and VGSC Presentation Template Please use the proposed template for your student presentation 3.75 MiB
Call for student presentation Submission instruction 150.85 KiB
Smart Devices for Online Laboratories Denis Gillet and Christophe Salzmann present the IEEE SA Std. 1876-2019 Smart Device specification and its Implementation Examples 1.98 MiB
Call for Participation Events description and agenda 339.97 KiB
Student Presentations Student presentations Schedule (time, presenters, and presentation titles) 56.02 KiB