Society on Social Implications of Technology Chapter

Welcome to the Northern Virginia/Washington/Baltimore Chapter of the IEEE Society on Social Implications on Technology (SSIT).  SSIT is concerned with how technology impacts the world, and with how the application of technology can improve the world.

Please join us at the next meeting of our chapter on Tuesday 19 June, 2018.

Topic: Quantum Computing Overview and Societal Implications

When: Tuesday 19 June 2018 06:30 PM (Talk begins at 7:00 PM)

Where: College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Dr, College Park, MD; Building: Operations Building (to the left of the museum), Room Number: Conference room (2nd floor)

Speaker: Dr. Charles Tahan, Laboratory for Physical Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Registration: * Free * Please register at https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/173207

Abstract:  Coming Soon

 

Our upcoming meeting topics include (details will be posted as they are finalized):

  • Healthcare Policy
  • Science of Good and Evil
  • Artificial Intelligence

Please contact us if you have suggestions for more topics or for speakers.  We also need volunteers!

The Chapter’s most recent meetings include:

EMERGING BIOTECHNOLOGIES: IMPLICATIONS FOR NATIONAL SECURITY AND BIODEFENSE

HUMAN GENOME EDITING – PROMISE AND PERIL

THE IP GUYS, TWO ENGINEERS TURNED LAWYERS TO ENCOURAGE AND PROTECT OUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

EMERGING NEUROTECHNOLOGIES: PRACTICAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES AT THE INTERSECTION OF BRAIN SCIENCE AND SOCIETY

IS TECHNOLOGY MAKING US DUMBER OR SMARTER?

SSIT’s  activities at Society level include:

  • IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, an award-winning journal containing both peer-reviewed and general interest articles.
  • The International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS), held annually. Support and sponsorship of additional conferences.
  • An active network of SSIT chapters spanning the globe.
  • Awarding of the periodic IEEE Carl Barus Award for Outstanding Service in the Public Interest.
  • A Guest Lecturer program on critical topics of interest.
  • Online discussion of social impacts of technology through forums, website, blogs, and social media.
  • Support for members who speak, publish and advocate on SSIT topics within the Society or as participants in other IEEE societies and professional activities.

Membership in SSIT is open to all IEEE members and student members. Affiliation with SSIT with all benefits except voting rights is available to persons who are not members of IEEE.

Join us!

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Upcoming Events

Jul 21

IEEE NATIONAL CAPITAL AREA PICNIC `

July 21 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Aug 14

1st Annual Virginia Cybersecurity Education Conference

August 14 @ 11:00 AM - August 15 @ 5:00 PM

News

ISTAS 2018 will be in Washington, DC!

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.

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

 

 

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