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ISTAS 2011 : IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society


When May 23, 2011 - May 25, 2011
Where Chicago, USA
Submission Deadline Nov 19, 2010
Notification Due Feb 20, 2011
Final Version Due Mar 20, 2011
Categories    technology   society   ethics

Call For Papers

All submissions should be emailed to

Students are allowed to submit full papers, short papers, or abstracts.

Detailed information for authors is available at

The IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS) is an annual international forum sponsored by the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT). ISTAS 2011 is co-sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on Computers and Society (SIGCAS). ISTAS 2011 will be a multi-disciplinary event for engineers; scientists; philosophers; researchers in the social sciences, arts, law, and humanities; and decision makers in the public and private sectors.

Contributions are invited for all topics that examine the interaction of technology and society, so the topics below are representative, not an exhaustive list. A special emphasis at ISTAS 2011 is overcoming barriers with computing. However, papers on any topic related to technology and society are welcome. Example topics include:

Gender and computing

Social implications of technology

Assisting technologies

Mobile computing to increase access

Digital divide

Green computing

Technology for educating autistic children


Elder care robots

History of technology

Cyborg implants for enhancement or remediation

Robots and war

Technology for medical care in emerging economies

Engineering ethics

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