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/