The IEEE P1588 Working Group is charged with the maintenance and any future revisions of the IEEE 1588 Standard for a Precision Clock Synchronization Protocol for Networked Measurement and Control Systems also known at Precision Time Protocol (PTP).


Sponsored by the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society, Technical Committee on Sensor Technology (TC-9).

Current Activities

  • The P1588 Working Group has been working with the IEEE Editor on preparing a new edition of IEEE 1588 for publication.┬áThe revision was approved by the IEEE-SA Standards Board in November of 2019.┬áThe new edition is named IEEE Std 1588-2019, and is published on June 16, 2020.
  • Six Project Authorization Requests (PARs) for amendments to IEEE Std 1588-2019 have been submitted and approved by the Sponsor. They are awaiting IEEE-SA NesCom approval in September.

P1588 Subcommittees

Various PAR Study Groups have been charged to provide information and specific to come up with amendment PARs for IEEE Std 1588-2019. Each P1588 Subcommittee consist of a subset of P1588 WG members that are interested in the specific aspect. The P1588 Subcommittees prepare and recommend proposals for consideration by the P1588 WG.


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P1588 Working Group Officers

Douglas Arnold

Vice Chair
Rodney Cummings

Silvana Rodrigues

John MacKay

I&M Society TC-9 Sponsor
Kang Lee

IEEE Staff Liaison
Vanessa Lalitte

Contact to P1588 Officers

Events 2020

May 6, 13, 20: WSTS 2020

October 4-9: ISPCS 2020POSTPONED to 2021

November 2-5: ITSF 2020