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Register Now – IEEE ISTAS 2019 (Boston, 15 – 16 November)

November 15 @ 8:00 am - November 16 @ 6:00 pm

The IEEE Society for Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) invites you to participate in its flagship event, the 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society.  IEEE ISTAS 2019 takes place 15- 16 November in Boston MA, hosted by the School of Engineering of Tufts University, on its Medford Campus.

IEEE ISTAS is an interdisciplinary forum for engineers and policy makers, entrepreneurs and educators, philosophers and researchers, social scientists and technologists, practitioners and polymaths to collaborate, exchange experiences, and discuss the social, cultural, ethical, economic and environmental implications of technology.

IEEE ISTAS 2019 is technically co-sponsored by IEEE USA, IEEE Region 1, IEEE Standards, IEEE Product/Safety Engineering Society, IEEE Reliability Society, IEEE Education Society, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society and IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society and supported by IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee.


Presenter registration is due by 07 October, with early bird registration for delegates available up to 18 October.

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IEEE ISTAS 2019 has a rich program incorporating keynote addresses, plenary sessions, paper sessions, panels and workshops. Click here to download the program, which will be updated regularly online.

This year’s program includes Tom Coughlin (President, IEEE-USA) and Babak Dastgheib-Beheshti, IEEE Region 1 Director.

Plenary Sessions focus on

  • Sustainable Development – Addressing Societal Challenges
  • Creating Ethically Informed Standards
  • Impact of Division VI
  • Brave New Brain-Tech: IEEE Neuroethics Program Development of Guidelines for Use of Neurotechnologies in Practice

Click here for more information on plenary speakers.

Panels and Workshops focus on

  • AI: Pervasive, Invasive and Persuasive
  • Fair AI-Based Recruitment

For paper, workshop or panel related queries, please contact secretariat.istas@gmail.com

Remote Access to Saturday Plenary Sessions

If you are unable to physically attend IEEE ISTAS 2019 and wish to view Plenary 4: Brave New Brain-Tech: IEEE Neuroethics Program Development of Guidelines for Use of Neurotechnologies in Practice via Livestreaming from 11:30 – 1pm on Saturday 16 November, please click here and register for this event.

IEEE SSIT is recording Plenary 3: Impact of IEEE Division VI  Societies and will provide a link to the video for this important discussion between Society Presidents after IEEE ISTAS 2019.


November 15 @ 8:00 am
November 16 @ 6:00 pm


IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT)
IEEE Standards Association


Tufts University, School of Engineering
200 College Ave
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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