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IEEE 2017 International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS 2017):
From Good Ideas to Practical Solutions

9 – 11 August, 2017 in Sydney, Australia

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The theme for ISTAS 2017 – From Good Ideas to Practical Solutions – challenges all of us to focus on how we can address societal implications of technology as we identify and transition “good” technological ideas into practical solutions that deliver real societal benefits with minimal negative unintended and unanticipated consequences.

Full program here.

Trust and Social Implications of Technology

Closing Panel – Trust and Social Implications of Technology

Chair: Paul Cunningham, IIMC, Ireland

Panelists include:

Susan M. Brooks, Executive Director, IEEE Communications Society

Russ Harrison, Director, Government Relations, IEEE-USA

Gordon Day, Former IEEE President 2012

Brian Traynor, Mount Royal University, Canada and IEEE Professional Communication Society

Jeff Voas, IEEE Reliability Society, United States

Lyria Bennett Moses, Faculty of Law, UNSW

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User Trust in Decentralized Applications Running on Blockchain Platforms by Vanessa Bracamonte

The Issue of User Trust in Decentralized Applications Running on Blockchain Platforms

Vanessa Bracamonte, NII, Japan

See also the works of co-author Okada Hitoshi here. The research conducted by Vanessa can be found here. Among her efforts a best paper award by IEEE SSIT Japan as follows:

"Feedback and Trust-related Factors of Consumer Behavior in Cross-Border Electronic Commerce, IEEE SSIT Japan Chapter Young Researcher Paper Award 2012, IEEE Social Implications of Technology Society Japan Chapter (SSITJ)."

Women Empowerment through Engagement in Activities impacting Society and Humanity

Women Empowerment though Engagement in Activities impacting Society and Humanity

Panelists include:

Takoi Hamrita, IEEE WIE Liason to IEEE USA

Narelle Clark, Deputy CEO, ACCAN

Katina Michael, University of Wollongong, Australia

Bozenna Pasik-Duncan, University of Kansas, United States / Chair, IEEE WIE

Celia Shahnaz, BUET, Bangladesh / Co-chair, IEEE WIE Workshops Subcommittee (Moderator)

Sainab Taiwo Ninalowo, ComEd, United States / Chair, IEEE PES Women in Power

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Bringing Technology Benefits to All: Opportunities and Challenges Panel

Bringing Technology Benefits to All: Opportunities and Challenges Panel Panelists include:

Paul Cunningham, IIMC, Ireland / SSIT President (2017 - 2018)

Dr. Kathleen A. Kramer, Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of San Diego, United States; and 2016-17 Director of IEEE Region 6 (Western USA)

Prof. San Murugesan, Director, BRITE Professional Services; Editor-in-Chief, IEEE IT Professional; Adjunct Professor, Western Sydney University

A Word of Thanks...

A number of keynotes were not able to be recorded, due to either permissions not granted, or sensitivity with the topics delivered, or lack of availability of recording equipment. These included some excellent keynote speakers.

Science Diplomacy: A Path for Scientists and Engineers to Make Global Societal Impacts by
Dr. Fahmida Chowdhury, Program Director, Office of International Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation, United States

Robots that Need to Mislead: Biologically-inspired Machine Deception by Dr Ron Arkin, FIEEE, Regents’ Professor, College of Computing and Director of the Mobile Robot Laboratory, Georgia Tech, United States

Autonomous Weapons: Impacts beyond Combat and Conscience beyond Poker by Dr. Philip Chmielewski, Professor and Sir Thomas More Chair of Engineering Ethics, Seaver College of Science and Engineering, Loyola Marymount University, United States

The Big Data Analytics for National Security: the Epistemological Challenge by Dr. Lucy Resnyansky, Defence Science and Technology Group, Australia

Using Information Management systems and processes to support Shared Care for Colorectal Cancer Survivors John Lewis, UNSW, Australia

Smart-Hat: Safe and Smooth Walking Assistant for Elderly People Celia Shahnaz, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Bangladesh

Low-cost Smart Electric Wheelchair with Destination Mapping and Intelligent Control Features Shaikh Anowarul Fattah, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Bangladesh

Accessibility Design for Enterprise Touchscreen Printers Cecille Mata Pantonial, Lexmark R&D Corp, Philippines

This event would not have been able to go ahead without the support of some very wonderful people including:

COMMITTEES

Organising Committee
Greg Adamson, University of Melbourne, Australia
Lyria Bennett-Moses, University of New South Wales, Australia
Paul Cunningham, IIMC International Information Management Corporation, Ireland
Miriam Cunningham, IST-Africa Institute, Ireland
John Lewis, University of New South Wales, Australia
Anthony Nolan, G3N1U5, Australia

Technical Program Committee
Greg Adamson, University of Melbourne, Australia
Nirmalathas Ampalavanapillai, University of Melbourne, Australia.
Ron Arkin, Georgia Tech, USA
Philip Chmielewski, Loyola Marymount University, USA
Fahmida Chowdhury, National Science Foundation, USA
Paul Cunningham, IIMC International Information Management Corporation, Ireland
Miriam Cunningham, IST-Africa Institute, Ireland
San Murugesan, Western Sydney University, Australia
Pradeep Ray,  University of NSW, Australia

A special thanks also to Philip Hall who began the organisation to ISTAS17.

The official IEEE ISTAS17 page is here: http://ieeessit.org/istas2017/