Call for Papers

We welcome proposals for papers, panel and workshop sessions focused on the relationship between technology and social issues ranging from the economic and ethical to the cultural, and environmental; in particular, we invite submissions that engage with the following topics:

  • The Social Implications of Technology as they relate to SSIT’s Five Pillars:
    1. Sustainable Development
    2. Ethics/Human Values
    3. Universal Access
    4. Societal Impacts
    5. Protecting the Planet
  • 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., Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR)) ethics, neurotechnology/big brain
    • Internet of Things (IoT)
    • BlockChain everything – what does it mean?
    • Open data, open government – social implications of open data

Papers accepted for the Conference Proceedings will be submitted for publication in IEEE Xplore, with some papers selected for revision and publication in a special issue of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine..

Authors wishing to participate at the conference must register individually. Each accepted paper will be assigned one oral presentation in the program. Only papers actually presented at the Conference shall be included in the conference publications and be eligible for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.


Paper submissions for IEEE ISTAS 2018 will follow a single stage review and acceptance process, should align with at least one of the topics listed above, be 4000 – 5000 words max. on up to 6 pages, must be submitted in Word format (.doc) using the ISTAS submission form, and must comply with the IEEE format and specifications as described in the ISTAS 2018 Paper Template. Authors of accepted papers are required to submit the final updated camera-ready manuscript using the submission form by the Final Paper Submission deadline.

Acceptance/rejection of full papers is based on blind peer review by the ISTAS 2018 Technical Program Committee. Please ensure that no contact details are provided within the text or properties of the document when submitted. These are to be added by the authors to the final version of accepted papers submitted for presentation at the conference and inclusion in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library.

Each accepted paper will be allotted 15-20 minutes in the Conference program for authors to give an oral presentation of the paper and to respond to any questions or comments from the audience. Corresponding PPT presentations should be submitted using the ISTAS submission form by the above deadline.

Panel, Tutorial and Workshop  proposal deadline 16 June 2018
Paper submission deadline (5000 Words) 16 June 2018
Accept/Reject notification date papers 10 Aug 2018
Final Paper submission & author registration   7 Sept 2018