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There is a new European project EXPRESS – this is studying the development of the “Smart Systems Ecosystem” and what measures, funding programmes or other initiatives will help Europe develop an active, vibrant and world leading Smart Systems technology sector. Our friends at ESP are one of the partners in EXPRESS and need your input. The project has just started and they are leading the analysis of the challenges facing the sector – these will be used as a foundation for the rest of the two year programme of activity.

You can contribute by completing one of two surveys.
For clusters (groups of companies)
For individual organisations (companies, universities, consultants)






Spectrum Management

For a summary of Mobile World Congress 2014 why not check out a great write up by Ian Poole from Radio-Electronics.com. Ian also met with IET past President Mike Short to gather his thoughts on the show.


Events

16 Sep

London, United Kingdom

26 Nov

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Factfiles

Cloud computing part 3

Cloud computing:the security challenge (part 3)

An introduction to the security challenges for cloud computing.

Cloud computing part 2

Cloud computing: commercial opportunities (part 2)

An introduction to the commercial opportunities and business cases for cloud computing.

Cloud computing

Cloud computing: introducing cloud computing (part 1)

An introduction to cloud computing – a factfile from the IET.

Sector Publications

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Sector Publications

View a selection of different publications that are relevant to the sector.


Publications

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Electronic Letters

The latest research in electrical and electronic engineering.

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IET Journals

The journals contain both original and review papers relating to electrical, electronics, computing and communications technologies.

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IET Books

Professional and academic book programme across 21 specialist disciplines in key areas of engineering and technology.

Policy

Government policy

The IET represents the views of its members on a wide range of professional and technological issues.

A call for views and evidence: Cyber Security Organisational Standards
Submitted on 14 October 2013 to Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)
Mobile connectivity in England
Submitted on 13 June 2013 to Department of Culture, Media and Sport

Information and communications articles

Understanding the Implications of Tor’s latest hack

Understanding the Implications of Tor’s latest hack

13 August 2014

Researchers believe that they have cracked the anonymous Tor network. So why aren’t they allowed to talk about it?

RFID tags along with the Internet of Things

RFID tags along with the Internet of Things

11 August 2014

RFID was the prototype for the entity-connected domains now being brought into the Internet of Things – but are the two technologies necessarily destined to contend with each other? Renewed interest in RFID suggests that it still has an important part to play.

Industrial control systems and SCADA cyber-security

Industrial control systems and SCADA cyber-security

11 August 2014

Hackers are now directing their activities toward the technology commonly found in power stations, factories and other infrastructural facilities. Engineers tasked with managing these systems must understand the rising risk, and ensure that safeguards are implemented.

Latest news

The HyperCat consortium is working to create a common language for IoT applications Hypercat IoT specification receives £1.6m boost

The HyperCat specification for communicating over the Internet of Things will receive £1.6m in funding from the Technology Strategy Board.

The Heartbleed vulnerability is a major bug in OpenSSL encryption software First large-scale ‘Heartbleed’ cyber-breach reported

A cyber-attack that saw hackers steal data on 4.5 million hospital patients is the first known large-scale breach exploiting the ‘Heartbleed’ bug.

Forums

Communications forum

Join the latest discussions on antennas & propagation, networks, electromagnetics, EMC and multimedia in the Communications forum

Electronics forum

Join your peers to discuss the latest in healthcare technologies, microelectronics & embedded Systems and microsystems in the Electronics forum

IT forum

Discuss developments in application development, hardware, IT management, IT and society, security management and software in the IT forum.

Virtual library

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Virtual library

IET members can access for free electronic books and journals from: EBSCO, Engineering and IT Reference Library, Faulkner reports, Knovel, Wiley, and Key Note.

E&T Marketplace

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E&T Marketplace

The essential directory for buyers and suppliers of engineering and technology products and services.

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