IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society

11 - 12 November 2015, Dublin, Ireland

IEEE ISTAS 2015 Plenary Speakers

Official Opening Address

The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins will offically open IEEE ISTAS 2015 on Wednesday 11 November 2015.

Plenary Panels

There are three plenary sessions in the ISTAS 2015 Programme.

Wednesday 11 November 2015

Opening Plenary: Technology and Development

This plenary is focused on ICT4D, addressing cultural and ethical implications of developing the Knowledge Society and unintended consequences of technology adoption.

Androulla Kaminara
Gordon Day
Prof. Darelle Van Greunen
Diane Whitehouse
Dominic MacSorley

Plenary Panellists confirmed to date include

  • Androulla Kaminara, Principal Advisor and Head of Task Force Knowledge, Performance & Results, DG DEVCO, European Commission
  • Gordon Day, 2012 President, IEEE, USA
  • Prof. Darelle Van Greunen, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa
  • Diane Whitehouse, Chair, IFIP TC9 - ICT and Society, UK
  • Dominic MacSorley, Chief Executive Officer, Concern Worldwide

Plenary II: Professional and Research Ethics in Science and Technology

Dr Greg Adamson
Prof. Ron Arkin
Prof. Linda Hogan

Plenary Panellists confirmed to date include

  • Dr Greg Adamson (SSIT President), University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Prof. Ron Arkin, Mobile Robot Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Prof. Linda Hogan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Thursday 12 November 2015

Closing Plenary: Future Internet and Smart Cities

This plenary is focused on the impact of Consumer Electronics, implications of the Internet of Things and balancing the rights of inviduals and society to privacy and security.

Prof. Jaafar Elmirghani
Louise Krug

Plenary Panellists confirmed to date include

  • 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, Ireland
  • Prof. Robert Shorten, IBM Research, Ireland