2018 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society - Call for Papers Deadline 18 May

The IEEE Society for Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) invites you to attend and participate in the 2018 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS 2018). ISTAS is hosted by the School of Engineering and Applied Science in Washington, DC U.S.A. on 13-14 November 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. For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/2nY9IFR

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: Sustainable Development, Ethics/Human Values, Universal Access, Societal Impacts, 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 publication in a special issue of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine and other relevant Journals. Magazine and Journal articles must be substantially different to the original paper published in the proceedings.