IEEE P2145

Lexical Standards Sub Working Group

The intent of the IEEE P2145 Subgroup on Lexical Standards for Blockchain Governance is to provide a common nomenclature for describing blockchain/DLT governance across all use cases and contexts, including public, private, permissioned, permissionless, and hybrid.

We seek to capture terms that have relevance to blockchain/DLT governance that have come into use among blockchain/DLT users, implementers, platform providers, creators of supporting systems and resources, and others. Our work involves researching terms across the full range of governance activities, and rationalizing similar terms or terms with multiple definitions by describing usage context as applicable.

The lexicon is designed to support blockchain/DLT governance activities performed by blockchain/DLT governance bodies including governance committees, consortiums, open source foundations and forums, businesses, or other entities. The Lexicon Subgroup coordinates closely with the Governance Framework Subgroup to ensure consistent use of terminology in the two efforts.

We welcome new contributors to this collaborative work to advance blockchain/DLT governance!

Lexical Working Group Active Members

  • Thomas Fuhrman, Vector MV, Chair
  • Michelle Tsng, Governance Research Institute
  • Tom Klein, BusinessBlock
  • Savita Farooqui, SymSoft Solutions
  • Jack McCoy, Idoptic Consulting
  • Dr. Michael Solomon, University of the Cumberlands
  • Frederic deVaulx, Prometheus Computing LLC
  • Wendy Charles, BurstIQ
  • Carol Van Cleef, Luminous Group LLC
  • Jack Crumbly, Professor, Tuskegee University
  • Shobhit Srirastava
  • Mike McBride, Futurewei, Huawei, IETF, IIC
  • Chris Lambrou, IEEE Milwaukee Charter (Metro MLS)
  • Emanuele Bellini, LOGOS Research and Innovation
  • Pavan Kumar, Indian Institute of Information Technology Dharwad

Membership and Involvement

To be part of this subgroup, you must be a member of the IEEE P2145 Working Group. If you wish to join, please register by clicking on the button below.

Once you have registered, please reach out to Thomas Fuhrman to participate in subgroup activities.