ISTAS 2018 – Technology, Ethics, and Policy

Nov. 13 & 14th, Washington DC —
Now Accepting Papers and Proposals

The IEEE Society for Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) invites you to attend and participate in the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS) 2018.

ISTAS is a multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary forum for engineers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, philosophers, researchers, social scientists, technologists, and polymaths to collaborate, exchange experiences, and discuss the social implications of technology.

ISTAS 2018 will be held at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at George Washington University, 800 22nd Street, NW, Washington, D.C., USA

The changes that humanity is facing would be hard to imagine just a few generations back.  The world population grew from a 6 to 7.6 billion, from 1995 to 2017. It is expected to reach 8.2 B by 2030 and 9.7 B by 2050. In this Information Era, advances in computing, information and communications have completely changed our education, health, commerce, finances, privacy, security, national defense, weather forecasting, food production, water, energy, transportation, and all the world’s Critical Infrastructures.

The IEEE SSIT ISTAS Conference is a leading forum where the social implications of technology can be identified and discussed.  The Washington DC venue provides an opportunity to connect leading technologists with interested policy experts as well as their peers from all over the globe.

This two day conference will start with plenary openings both days followed by two tracks of speaker/panel sessions.  Presenters will be given 30 minutes, panelists five minutes for introduction followed by dialog.  Discussion among the diverse community of participants is a key value of ISTAS and time in the sessions will be allotted.

IEEE’s Society on Social Implications of Technology covers all aspects associated with this title.  We have identified five “pillars” as primary focal points: