IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society

11 - 12 November 2015, Dublin, Ireland

Welcome to IEEE ISTAS 2015

Dear Colleagues,

I am delighted to announce that the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins will make the Official Opening Address for the 21st IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society.

The Preliminary Programme for IEEE ISTAS 2015 is now published online with presenters from five continents and confirmed Plenary Panellists from Australia, Belgium, South Africa, UK and USA as well as Ireland.

I would like to congratulate those who will present at this year's flagship event of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT), and thank the International Programme Committee for providing actionable, constructive feedback.

IEEE ISTAS 2015 provides a multi-disciplinary forum for practitioners, engineers, entrepreneurs, philosophers, policy makers, researchers, social scientists, technologists and polymaths to collaborate, exchange experiences and discuss the implications of achieving the Knowledge Society around the world.

With the Final Programme due for publication in October, a Call for Practitioner Presentations and Workshops will be published shortly focused on

- Technology and Development

- Professional and Research Ethics in Science and Technology

- Future Internet and Smart Cities

Proposals focused on Technology in Development (e.g. Agriculture and Food Security, Education, Energy, Environment and Healthcare), and Women in STEM are particularly welcome.

Papers accepted for the Conference Proceedings and presented during the Symposium will be submitted to IEEE Xplore, with some papers selected for publication in special issues of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine and IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine.

Registration is now open, with discounted rates available until 16 August.

I look forward to meeting you in Dublin in November.

Paul Cunningham

IEEE ISTAS 2015 Conference Chair

Preliminary Programme

The Scientific Programme for IEEE ISTAS 2015 is based on a two stage, double-blind peer review process.

The Preliminary Programme incorporates 3 plenary panels and a scientific programme with 15 parallel sessions featuring 60 presenters from public, private, education and research and societal organisations in 19 countries.

Thematic areas addressed include: ICT4D and Humanitarian Engineering, eHealth, Smart Cities, eAgriculture, Cloud Computing, Technology-enhanced Learning, Privacy and Security Issues, Professional and Research Ethics in STEM, Impact of Consumer Electronics, Technological Forecasting and Technology and Development Policy Issues.

Plenary Speakers confirmed to date include:

- President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins

- Androulla Kaminara, Principal Advisor and Head of Task Force Knowledge, Performance & Results, DG DEVCO, European Commission

- Dr Greg Adamson (SSIT President), University of Melbourne, Australia

- Gordon Day, 2012 President, IEEE, USA

- Prof. Linda Hogan, Vice-Provost, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

- Prof. Ron Arkin, Mobile Robot Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

- Dominic MacSorley, Chief Executive Officer, Concern Worldwide, Ireland

- Prof. Darelle Van Greunen, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa

- Diane Whitehouse, Chair, IFIP TC9 - ICT and Society, UK

- Prof. Jaafar Elmirghani, Co-Chair IEEE Green ICT Initiative, University of Leeds, UK

- Louise Krug, Senior Researcher, BT plc, UK

- Charlie Sheridan, Director IoT Systems Research Lab, Intel Labs

- Prof. Robert Shorten, IBM Research, Ireland

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News and Events

Early Bird Registration Open until 31 August

Registration including discounted accommodation booking at the Conference Hotel is now open. Authors should submit their final paper via their My Page and complete registration by 16 August.

Discounted Early Bird Rates are available until 31 August.

Call for Practitioner and Oral Presentations Open

This Call is to facilitate presenters who missed the Call for Papers and who are not already in the Preliminary Programme. Submission deadline - 14 September.

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