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Harrisburg University of Science and Technology associate professor Terrill Frantz was elected the Vice Chair of the IEEE Online Gaming and Esports Standards Committee (C/OGSEC).

The newly formed committee is the IEEE standard-setting body overseeing all aspects of online gaming such as cloud gaming and electronic sports (Esports) ecosystems including terminology and definitions, functionality, performance, interoperability and social responsibilities, covering the full lifecycle of game and e-sports development, publishing and operations. The committee is international in scope and consists of experts from across the globe in all aspects of the e-sports and online gaming industry.

Commenting on his election, Frantz explains “The election of a person from the HU community into such a key leadership position is yet another tangible outcome from the outweighed impact HU has made on esports collegiately and at the professional level.  Our University and region are now aptly positioned for having an even wider impact in the future development of e-sports.”

To begin, the C/OGSEC will assume oversight on several standards projects which are already underway: within the Technology for Electronic Sports Working Group, the IEEE P2946 Guide for Electronic Sports (Esports) Integrity, and the IEEE P2947 Guide for Broadcasting Electronic Sports (Esports) Events; and within the Cloud Gaming Working Group, the IEEE P2948 Standard for Framework and Definitions for Cloud Gaming, and the IEEE P2949 Recommended Practice for the Evaluation of Cloud Gaming User Experiences. Additional new standards projects are expected to be initiated in the coming months.

For more information, see: https://sagroups.ieee.org/ogsc/

Dr. Frantz is associate professor of eBusiness and Cybersecurity and leads the Quantum Information Science master’s programs. 

For more about the quantum technologies work at HU, see https://harrisburgU.edu/quantum

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