IEEE ISTAS 2018 Program incorporates a rich mix of presenters through plenary sessions, paper sessions and panel sessions.

Plenary panellists include:

Plenary 1: A Partnership Approach to Community led Sustainable Development

  • James A Jefferies, IEEE President & CEO
  • Paul Cunningham, President, IEEE SSIT, Ireland
  • Khanjan Mehta, Vice Provost for Creative Inquiry, Lehigh University, USA
  • Kevin Andrezejewski, Senior Program Manager, Engineering Service Corps, Engineers Without Borders, USA

Plenary 2: Creating Ethically Informed Standards

Moderator: John Havens, Executive Director, IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems

Plenary 3: Current Challenges in Technology Policy

Moderator: Katherine Pratt, University of Washington, USA

  • Nathan White, Access Now, USA
  • Camille Stewart, Deloitte, USA
  • Bukky Adebayo Congressional Innovation Fellow, TechCongress, USA

Plenary 4: Technology, Society, and Engineering Education

Moderator: Joseph R Herkert, Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, Emeritus, North Carolina State University

Contributors to panel sessions include:

Panel 1: The Value of Geo-Information in Decision-Making

  • Christoph Aubrecht, Senior Geospatial Strategist, European Space Agency representative to the World Bank
  • Yusuke Kuwayama, Senior Research Fellow, Resources for the Future (RFF), USA
  • Emily Pindilli, lead for the Natural Resource Economics theme, U.S. Geological Survey’s Science and Decisions Center
  • Carl Shapiro, Senior Economist, Energy and Minerals, and Environmental Health, United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Panel 2:  Fostering Ethical Cultures through the Work of the National Academies

  • Rosalyn W Berne, Center for Engineering Ethics and Society, National Academies, USA
  • Karin Ellison, Life Sciences Ethics Program, Arizona State University, USA
  • Tom Arrisonr, Program Director, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), USA
  • Frazier Benya Women In Science, NASEM, USA
  • Deborah G Johnson Anne Shirley Carter Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics, Emeritus, University of Virginia, USA

Panel 3: Life Sciences Technical Community Workshop: Health and Public Health Delivery Challenges and Ethics in the Information Age

  • Luis Kun, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of National Security Affairs, CHDS/NDU, USA
  • Sameer Antani, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, USA
  • Carole Carey , IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
  •  Nahum Gershon , Senior Principal Scientist MITRE, USA

Panel 4: Gender equity and social inclusion in renewable energy programs

  • Greg Adamson, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Reihana Mohideen, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Francesco Tornieri Asian Development Bank
  • Robert Dent, IEEE SSIT / IEEE Power Engineering Society

Panel 5: Human-Robot Interaction: Examining Ethical Issues in Three Contexts

Panel 6: How should engineering professionals respond to the rapid deployment of AI in our society?

  • Peter Asaro, Associate Professor, School of Media Studies, The New School, Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, USA
  • Megan Finn, Assistant Professor, Information School, University of Washington, USA
  • Molly Sauter, Vanier Scholar and PhD candidate, Communication Studies, McGill University, USA
  • Meg Young, PhD candidate, Information School, University of Washington, USA
  • Lorraine Kisselburgh, CERIAS Fellow, Purdue University, USA