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IEEE ISTAS 2019 (Boston, 15 – 16 November)

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

2019 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (IEEE ISTAS 2019) is Hosted this year by the School of Engineering, Tufts University on its Medford, MA Campus.

The Flagship Conference of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology is Technical Co-Sponsored this year by IEEE-USA, IEEE Standards Association and IEEE Technology & Engineering Management Society (TEMS).

Keynote and Plenary Panelists confirmed to date include
– Gil Cooke, Chair, IEEE Boston Section (Welcome Address)
– Tom Coughlin, President IEEE-USA (Keynote)
– Babak Dastgheib-Beheshti, Region 1 Director (Keynote)
– Xinghuo Yu, President, IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (Plenary Panelist)
– Carole D. Graas, President, IEEE Reliability Society  (Plenary Panelist)
– Michael Condry, President, IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (Plenary Panelist)
– Beth-Anne Schuelke-Leech, Chair, IEEE SSIT Standards Committee (Plenary Panelist)

Call for Papers (Deadline 31 July)

We welcome proposals for papers, parallel discussion panels or participatory workshop sessions focused on the relationship between technology, policy and social issues ranging from economic and ethical to socio-cultural and environmental. Priority will be given to submissions addressing one or more of SSIT’s Five Pillars (Sustainable Development, Ethics/Human Values, Universal Access, Societal Impacts, Protecting the Planet) and Intersections between the Social Implications of Technology and:

–   Sustainable Development (including ICT4D) and Multi-Stakeholder Co-Design

–   Net-Neutrality

–   GEOValue, Climate, Environment & Sustainable Technologies

–   Ethical Standards, Autonomous Vehicles and Artificial Intelligence

–   Ethical Use of Big Data, Blockchain, Human Genome Editing, IoT, Neurotechnology and Open Data

–   Current Challenges in Technology Policy

–   Balancing National Security with Personal Privacy


Paper submissions deadline: 31 July

Parallel Panel/Participatory Workshop deadline: 31 July

Accept/Reject notification date: 30 August

Final Paper submission: 20 September

Author Registration Deadline: 30 September

PPT Presentation Deadline: 08 November

Papers accepted for the Conference Proceedings will be submitted for publication in IEEE Xplore, with some papers selected for revision and publication in a special issue of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine and/or IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society.

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

Submission Instructions

Paper submissions for IEEE ISTAS 2019 will follow a single stage review and acceptance process, should align with at least one of the topics listed above, be 4000 – 5000 words max. on up to 6 pages, must be submitted in Word format (.doc), and must comply with the IEEE format and specifications as described in the ISTAS 2019 Paper Template


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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