Program

IEEE ISTAS 2018 has a rich program incorporating plenary sessions, paper sessions and panel sessions.

Click here to download the Program. The program will be updated from time to time to reflect changes in presenters.

IEEE SSIT/HAC Pre-Conference Lunchtime Talk, 12 Nov, 12:15 – 1:30pm
A joint IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) /IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) lunchtime Distinguished Lecture will be delivered by IEEE SSIT President, Paul Cunningham. This will share insight into sustainable development and humanitarian technology related activities carried out by IEEE volunteers in a number of African countries.

This free lunchtime talk is open to IEEE ISTAS 2018 conference delegates as well as other stakeholders interested in sustainable development and humanitarian technology related activities. Pre-registration is required by 08 November – email: secretariat.istas@gmail.com

Welcome Address, Tuesday 13 Nov, 08:45am

  • Paul Cunningham, SSIT President
  • James A Jefferies, IEEE President & CEO
  • Candy Robinson, IEEE-USA President
  • Dr. Can Korman, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies and Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science, George Washington University
  • Murty Polavarapu, Chair, Local Organising Committee, IEEE SSIT

Plenary Sessions include

  • A Partnership Approach to Community led Sustainable Development
  • Creating Ethically Informed Standards
  • Current Challenges in Technology Policy
  • Technology, Society, and Engineering Education

The papers track includes 9 sessions addressing a mix of issues, applications and case studies related to Sustainable Development, Ethics and Human Values, Societal Impacts of Technology, Internet of Things and CyberSecurity.

An IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) Participatory Workshop will take place on Wednesday morning (14 November). This participatory workshop will provide an opportunity to discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with developing, adapting and deploying technology in resource-constrained environments at home and abroad. It will provide an opportunity to reflect on socio-cultural, ethical and process related issues that need to be considered and provide a platform for participants to discuss their perspectives and experiences. This free workshop is open to IEEE ISTAS 2018 conference delegates as well as other stakeholders interested in sustainable development and humanitarian technology related activities. Pre-registration is required – click here to register by 08 November. Places will be allocated on a first registered basis.

The panel track includes six panels focused on

  • Geodata to inform public policy
  • Enabling Cultural Change: Ethics & Human Values in the Work of the National Academies
  • Life Sciences Technical Community Workshop: Health and Public Health Delivery Challenges and Ethics in the Information Age
  • Gender Equity and Social Inclusion in Renewable Energy Programs
  • Human-Robot Interaction: Examining Ethical Issues in Three Contexts
  • How should Engineering Professionals Respond to the Rapid Deployment of AI in our Society?

Post-Conference Workshop

Data Alive, 11th Workshop on the Social Implications of National Security (SINS18), 15 Nov, 08:30 – 5pm
Venue: ASU Barrett & O’Connor Washington Center, Level 8, 1800 I Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006

This workshop seeks to provide a platform for multidisciplinary perspectives on “data”. The Workshop seeks to question how forms of structured and unstructured datasets can be used, or should be used and begins to shed light on the power of data to “be” in and of its own accord.
Speakers include Katina Michael, Arizona State University; Pat Scannell; Eusebio Scornavacca, University of Baltimore; Robert M. Cook-Deegan; Daniel Sarewitz, Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes; Amy Zalman; Ethan S. Burger; Lee Gutkind. and Mahmud Farooque, Consortium for Science Policy Outcomes.

For more information, please click here. Pre-register by email to katina@uow.edu.au