The IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (IEEE ISTAS) is the flagship conference of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology. For more information about IEEE SSIT, please visit TechnologyAndSociety.org

The IEEE Society for Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) invites you to attend and participate in IEEE ISTAS 2019, an interdisciplinary forum for engineers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, philosophers, researchers, social scientists, technologists, polymaths, academics and educators to collaborate, exchange experiences, and discuss and explore the complexities associated with social implications of technology.

Topics of Interest

  • The Social Implications of Technology as they relate to SSIT’s Five Pillars:
    1. Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Technology
    2. Ethics/Human Values
    3. Universal Access
    4. Societal Impacts
    5. Protecting the Planet (Green Technology)
  • Intersections between the social implications of technology and:
    • Privacy and security of information (vs. National and Homeland Security)
    • Net neutrality (fast-access internet legislation)
    • Big data, e-Government
    • Impact of technology and information on decision making
    • Human genome editing (e.g. CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) ethics, neurotechnology/big brain
    • Internet of Things (IoT)
    • BlockChain everything – what does it mean?
    • Open data, open government – social implications of open data