tekom Europe organizes an Information-Gathering Meeting, hosted by COM&TEC, on the revision of IEC/IEEE 82079-1:2019


Participants and panelists will start identifying the parts that need revisions but also new issues and aspects to be added and addressed.

The Information-Gathering Meeting will be held on 23 September from 4:00 to 5:30 pm.


IEC/IEEE 82079-1 Ed. 2 ‘Preparation of information for use (instructions for use) of products – Part 1: Principles and general requirements’ is the most important standard for technical communicators.

Published in 2019 by the three international standards organizations IEC, ISO and IEEE,  it is the inter-organizational consensus of principles and general requirements for the preparation of information for use. It covers all products in the scope of these organizations and applies to both electrotechnical and non-electrotechnical products as well as for software.


In the near future the standard might be under revision. What needs to be addressed in the next revision of the standard?

The responsible standards committees of the standard IEC TC 3 ‘Documentation, graphical symbols and representations of technical information’ and ISO TC 10 ‘Technical product documentation’/ SC 1‘Basic conventions’ have circulated a document to collect opinions on the need of a revision and which inputs might be addressed.


Revision of IEC/IEEE 82079-1:2019 the most important standard for Technical Communicators

The aim of this Information-Gathering Meeting is multiple:

  • to inform on the process of this possible revision
  • to engage with experts/professionals working with this standard
  • to share and gather their feedbacks
  • to collect the first opinions and inputs on a possible revision.


Proposals for revision and any type of contribution and feedback are highly appreciated.

Join us to be part of one of the most important and current actions of the sector of technical communication in the field of regulations and standards.


The Information-Gathering Meeting will be held on 23 September  from 4:00 to 5:30 pm.

The meeting will be held in English.

Participation is free of charge but registration is required HERE