The 21st IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (IEEE ISTAS 2015), the annual flagship event of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT), will be held in Dublin, Ireland from 11-12 November 2015. IEEE ISTAS 2015 provides a multi-disciplinary forum for engineers, entrepreneurs, philosophers, policy makers, researchers, social scientists, technologists and polymaths to collaborate, exchange experiences and discuss the implications of achieving the Knowledge Society in developed and developing countries.
As 2015 is European Year for Development, ISTAS 2015 places a strong emphasis on the role and responsibilities associated with 'technology in development', especially in agriculture and food security, education, energy, environment and healthcare. Submissions focused on economic, ethical, socio-cultural and sustainability issues associated with amongst others technology and development (this includes humanitarian engineering, ICT4D, impact of collaborative open innovation, alignment with public policy) are very welcome. A submission can be either a paper or a workshop/panel proposal.
The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2015. More information can be found at http://istas2015.org/home/.