Welcome Messages

President IEEE SSIT Mr Bob Dent

Welcome message by President IEEE SSIT Mr Bob Dent

IEEE SSIT President Elect Professor Clinton Andrews

Professor Clint Andrews – Bloustein School – Rutgers University

IEEE SSIT VP Conferences Mr Jay Pearlman

Director, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University; Associate Vice Provost for Discovery, Engagement and Outcomes Professor Dave Guston
Katina Michael, General Chair of IEEE ISTAS20 Speaks with Andreen Soley of New America to Launch PIT-UN/IEEE ISTAS20

General Chair, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering, Arizona State University

Local Organising Chairs, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University Professor Netra Chhetri, Associate Professor Nalini Chhetri

Technical Program Chair, IEEE ISTAS20, Dr Roba Abbas, University of Wollongong

Dr Roba Abbas, Technical Program Chair IEEE ISTAS20

SolarSPELL Workshop @ASU Polytechnic Campus (14 Nov)

Pre-Recorded Seminars

Hear from Pioneer Speaker – Ms Jumana Abu-Ghazaleh, President of PIVOTforHumanity in “The Sorcerer’s Return” moderated by Dr Roba Abbas University of Wollongong

Regular Author Pre-Records

Andreas Spanias, “SenSIP Center Research on Machine Learning for Solar Systems
Amulya Prakesh – University of New South Wales
Taiwan’s Entry Quarantine System: Location Based Services for COVID-19
Areana Tran and Serena Tran – University of Wollongong
Jonah Vanderschoor – Mapping the Sounds of Bulli, NSW – University of Wollongong
Shinthi Tasnim, “A Deep Learning based Child Exploitation Alert System for Parents”
Paper 19: “Barriers to the Adoption of Autonomous Vehicles in Rural Communities” by Diandra Prioleau, Priya Dames, Kiana Alikhademi and Juan Gilbert
Paper 15: “Virtual Traffic Stop” by Isabel Laurenceau, Jessica Jones, Dekita Moon, Michelle Emamdie and Juan Gilbert

Papers Presented (Non Peer Review)

Paper 81: Tasnim Siraj, Md Musfique Anwar and Md. Al-Amin Bhuiyan – “Tracking Users’ Interests in Twitter”
Paper ID: 78: Query oriented Topical Influential Users Detection for Top-k Trending Topics in Twitter”
Paper 94: Modeling Trustworthiness of a Topic based on Structural Properties in Twitter
Mapping the Poverty Incidence in Bali, Indonesia
Paper 209: “Self -Quarantine Safety Protection” Mobile App in South Korea

Public Interest Technology Colloquium (Arizona State University) leading up to IEEE ISTAS20

Hear from Dr Ann Cavoukian
Hear from Digital Humanities Scholar – Professor Jacqueline Wernimont

Trilogy Blockbuster with Philosopher Dr Michael Eldred

Meet the Faculty Behind the New Public Interest Technology online Masters of Science at ASU

Creative Works

Jordan Brown – Indie Filmmaker, Musician, Songwriter, Activist

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2 Hour Documentary on the Screen Culture by Jordan Brown

Interview between Jordan Brown and Susan Greenfield here for ISTAS20

The Spectacle to Distract is an original composition by Jordan Brown in the Album titled, “Some Kind of Anthropocene”. Available for listening here: https://jore.cc/w/some-kind-of-anthropocene/the-spectacle-to-distract/

Oethica Productions – Dr Alexander Hayes Oethica, Dr Magali McDuffie Filmmaker


George Gabriel Michael – Original compositions (Grade 10 Student)

“Mission Galactic” is an original composition by George Gabriel Michael, a high school student. Available for viewing here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL709K3t2dQ. The song is about video games, addiction, the seductive nature of the cyberworld. Michael writes: “Escaping can be good at times, but it’s better to know the way back.” A number of suicides have occurred by high profile gamers in the last 12 months, despite that players don’t play alone, it sometimes feels like that. In today’s (massively multiplayer online roleplaying game, there is really no end to a game, and as the writer says, it can be a “system overload”. Michael speaks about “wifi in my brain” and the need to refuel, and escapism to the online world, with all its perils.
This instrumental was inspired by David Bowie’s mysterious song “Blackstar” and Alex Boya’s unique futuristic art. These two beautifully “disturbing” creations seemed the perfect fit. I saw a dystopia both in the internal and external realms of existence. The place where things lose their place and together with truth and reality they can become severely distorted and confused. And then the challenge to put the pieces back together again into some recognisable form. In the meantime the horses of the Apocalypse are coming forever closer. 
In Seiko Seiko, George Gabriel Michael said: “I was thinking how technology gives us toys that brightly glitter, but can blind us to reality and to the value of time. “Can you see me”? Michael asks and “Can you hear me?” He speaks of the Hollywood life, that which excites, but at the expense of our humanity. In the western world we are preoccupied with labels and with new emerging technologies, but have lost what is meaningful in our life? One another. This song calls out to build technologies in the public interest.