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The IEEE Technology Roadmaps Committee (IRC) was created in 2018. Overseen by the IEEE Technical Activities Board (TAB) and supported by IEEE Future Directions, IRC is working to provide guidance and infrastructure to support technology roadmap activities across the IEEE.

The growing interest in technology roadmaps spans a wide range of IEEE organizational units. IRC seeks to enable the success of IEEE’s roadmap activities by leveraging the expertise of experienced roadmap developers to create tools and templates and document a high level roadmap development process to assist new roadmaps.

 

What is a technology roadmap?

The purpose of a technology roadmap is to stimulate an industry-wide dialogue to address the many facets and challenges of the development and implementation of an emerging technology in a well-coordinated and comprehensive manner. The roadmap is crafted by experts from industry, government, and academia and is designed to help guide operators, regulators, manufacturers, researchers, and other relevant parties involved in developing these new technology ecosystems by laying out a technology-focused roadmap with key timeline horizons.

A roadmap is a peer-reviewed and published report that is usually available in digital and printed formats. Depending on the scope of the roadmap, this document can include multiple chapters as well as an Executive Summary to showcase the content included within.

Roadmaps provide key insights into where research is leading technological development, which can be referenced by industry in planning out development projects and investments in order to meet technological goals. Roadmaps are periodically updated in accordance with new research and developments made in the technological space.

IEEE is fundamentally and critically placed to bring together key industry, government, and academia members to foster a holistic view of the development of a technology.

 

IEEE Technology Roadmaps Committee (IRC) Goals and Objectives

 The IEEE Technology Roadmaps Committee (IRC) seeks to support IEEE (technology) roadmap activities through:

  • Building an IEEE roadmaps infrastructure, including the creation of policies, procedures and guidelines to aid in roadmap development.
  • The formation of the Roadmaps User Group (IRUG):
    • A congenial environment to discuss common challenges, goals and objectives;
    • An experienced team of roadmap developers making their expertise available to others via the creation of common methodologies and best practices.
  • Developing roadmap templates and checklists
  • Centralizing and improving distribution of completed roadmaps

 

IEEE Technology Roadmaps Committee Members 

Rakesh Kumar IRC/IRUG Committee Chair
     
Tom Coughlin IEEE Technology Roadmaps Steering Committee (IRC) Voting Member
Stephen Dukes IEEE Technology Roadmaps Steering Committee (IRC) Voting Member
Witold Kinsner IEEE Technology Roadmaps Steering Committee (IRC) Voting Member
Mario Milicevic IEEE Technology Roadmaps Steering Committee (IRC) Voting Member
Murty Polavarapu IEEE Technology Roadmaps Steering Committee (IRC) Voting Member
Fred Schindler IEEE Technology Roadmaps Steering Committee (IRC) Voting Member
Victor Veliadis
IEEE Technology Roadmaps Steering Committee (IRC) Voting Member
Dominik Boesl IEEE Technology Roadmaps Steering Committee (IRC) Non-Voting Member
Max Cortner IEEE Technology Roadmaps Steering Committee (IRC) Non-Voting Member
Gordon MacPherson
IEEE Technology Roadmaps Steering Committee (IRC) Non-Voting Member
Andrew Popper IEEE Technology Roadmaps Steering Committee (IRC) Non-Voting Member    
Mary Ward-Callan IEEE Technology Roadmaps Steering Committee (IRC)  Non-Voting Member
        
Chris Bailey IEEE Roadmaps User Group (IRUG) IRUG Member
Marc Beebe IEEE Roadmaps User Group (IRUG) IRUG Member
Dominik Boesl IEEE Roadmaps User Group (IRUG) IRUG Member
Bill Bottoms IEEE Roadmaps User Group (IRUG) IRUG Member
Liuchen Chang IEEE Roadmaps User Group (IRUG) IRUG Member
Chi-Ming Chen IEEE Roadmaps User Group (IRUG) IRUG Member
William Chen IEEE Roadmaps User Group (IRUG) IRUG Member
Thomas Conte IEEE Roadmaps User Group (IRUG) IRUG Member
Stephen Dukes IEEE Roadmaps User Group (IRUG) IRUG Member
Ashutosh Dutta
IEEE Roadmaps User Group (IRUG) IRUG Member
Shaikh Fattah IEEE Roadmaps User Group (IRUG) IRUG Member
Paolo Gargini IEEE Roadmaps User Group (IRUG) IRUG Member
Amr Helmy IEEE Roadmaps User Group (IRUG) IRUG Member
Rose Hu IEEE Roadmaps User Group (IRUG) IRUG Member
Mike Kelly IEEE Roadmaps User Group (IRUG) IRUG Member
Bruce Kraemer IEEE Roadmaps User Group (IRUG) IRUG Member
Timothy Lee IEEE Roadmaps User Group (IRUG) IRUG Member
Narendra Mangra IEEE Roadmaps User Group (IRUG) IRUG Member
Mario Milicevic IEEE Roadmaps User Group (IRUG) IRUG Member
Grace O'Malley IEEE Roadmaps User Group (IRUG) IRUG Member
Paul Sajda IEEE Roadmaps User Group (IRUG) IRUG Member
Randi Sumner IEEE Roadmaps User Group (IRUG) IRUG Member
Rajiv Tiwari IEEE Roadmaps User Group (IRUG) IRUG Member
Jose (Pepe) Contreras-Vidal     IEEE Roadmaps User Group (IRUG) IRUG Member
Dylan Williams IEEE Roadmaps User Group (IRUG) IRUG Member
Peter Wilson IEEE Roadmaps User Group (IRUG) IRUG Member
Georges Zissis IEEE Roadmaps User Group (IRUG) IRUG Member
     
Bill Tonti IRC/IRUG Non-Voting Member
Kathy Grise IRC/IRUG Staff Support
Matt Borst IRC/IRUG Staff Support