What is ISTAS?

The “International Symposium on Technology and Society” (ISTAS) is the annual flagship conference of the IEEE’s Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT). The conference considers and presents interdisciplinary issues related to today’s rapidly evolving technologies and the implications they may have on our lives.

What is the IEEE?

The IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to “advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.” The acronym stands for “the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.”

Who should come to ISTAS?

ISTAS is an interdisciplinary conference. Participants from all levels of academia (students, faculty, administrators), industry, the non-profit sector, and the public are welcome to attend. We hope you will engage in ISTAS21 discussions about the future of our society and the role that technology will play in it!

How can I contribute to ISTAS?

If you are interested in presenting your work at ISTAS21, take a look at our “Contributors” tab to read the complete ISTAS21 Call for Papers and find out more information about opportunities for students to present.

If you are interested in volunteering as part of the ISTAS21 Conference Committee, please let us know via the Contact Us page; include the phrase “ISTAS21 Volunteering” in your subject line.

If you represent an organization or group interested in supporting ISTAS21 through financial or in-kind contributions, please let us know via the Contact Us page; include the phrase “ISTAS21 Sponsorship” in your subject line.

For a complete but concise introduction to SSIT and its particular role within the IEEE consortium, we invite you watch the following video: