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November 10 - November 12

IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society 2022

Digital and Societal Transformations

Hong Kong, November 10-12, 2022

A Virtual Conference

Conference website: https://www.istas22.org



Submission link https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=istas2022

Full-paper Submission deadline: April 30, 2022


The IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT)‘s Field of Interest according to its constitution is:

“the impact of technology (as embodied by the fields of interest of IEEE) on society, including both positive and negative effects, the impact of society on the engineering profession, the history of the societal aspects of electro technology, and professional social and economic responsibility in the practice of engineering and its related technology.”

The society was founded in 1972 as the Committee on Social Implications of Technology. It was given its current name in 1982.

SSIT operates as a Society under the IEEE Technical Activities Board (TAB)

2022 is the 50th Foundation Day of IEEE’s Commitment on Social Implications of Technology.

Please join us at the iSTAS2022 conference to celebrate this occasion


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Securitization for Sustainability of People and Place: A Call to Transdisciplinarity

The Fifteenth Workshop on the Social Implications of National Security (SINS22)

Human Factors Series


Venue: ISTAS 2022 , Hong Kong (VIRTUAL)

Date: 11 November 2022


Supported: Society Policy Engineering Collective (SPEC) at Arizona State University

Workshop at the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society



Mariana Zafeirakopoulos, University of Technology, Sydney

Roba Abbas, University of Wollongong

Kathleen Vogel, Arizona State University

Jeremy Pitt, Imperial College London (tentative)

Katina Michael, Arizona State University




The IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS) is the flagship conference of the IEEE’s Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT).


ISTAS is a multi/inter/trans‐disciplinary forum for engineers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, philosophers, researchers, social scientists, technologists, and polymaths to collaborate, exchange experiences, and discuss the social implications of technology.


ISTAS 2022 Participants Include:

Policy Makers

Business Industry (particularly in the Asia Pacific Region)








Submission Guidelines:

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to another journal or conference.

We invite the following types of submissions:

Full papers for peer-review and publication in IEEE Xplore (2500-3500 words)

Proposals for workshops, panels, roundtable discussions, or other innovative sessions related to the conference theme (please explain relevance to theme; 250-500 words)

Authors preparing full papers should consult IEEE conference templates for guidelines on composing and formatting conference papers. Please ensure that all template text is removed prior to submission.

IEEE conference templates: https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html

Submission Link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=istas2022


Important Dates:

30 April 2022 : Regular call for peer – reviewed full paper submissions

31 May 2022: Final submission of accepted peer-reviewed papers


List of Topics:

5G and lite touch on 6G technologies (i.e. IoTs etc)


Integrated Digital Healthcare

Sustainable Development (including ICT4D) and Humanitarian Technology,

Ethics / Human Values

Universal Access

Universal Acceptance

Societal Impacts (including traditionally disadvantaged communities)

Protecting the Planet

Internet and Geopolitics

Indigenous People’s Data

Technologies for the End-Users

Integrated Services

Technology Social Factors

Bioengineering Communications

Networking and Broadcast Technologies

Computing and Processing

Engineering Profession

General Topics for Engineers

Robotics and Control Systems




Advisory Committee

Prof. Greg Adamson, Chair, Advisory Committee

Dr. Jay Pearlman, Conference Chair, IEEE SSIT

Dr. Clinton Andrews, President, IEEE SSIT

Dr. Luis Kun, President-Elect, IEEE SSIT

Mr. Deepak Mathur, Director, IEEE R10

Dr. Lewis Terman, Past President, IEEE

Dr. Robert Dent, IEEE Foundation


Program Committee



Organizing Committee

Dr. Laurie Lau, Chair, Conference Committee

Dr. T V Gopal, Chair, Technical Programme Committee

Dr. Lennon Chang, Chair, Finance Committee


For further information contact:

Dr. Laurie Lau, Chair, Conference Committee, Asia Pacific Association of Technology and Society (APATAS), Hong Kong, laurielau@apatas.org

Dr. Greg Adamson, Chair, Advisory Committee, Principal, Digital Risk Innovation, Australia

Dr. T V Gopal, Chair, Technical Program Committee, Anna University, Chennai, INDIA, gopal@annauniv.edu, gopal.tadepalli@gmail.com

Dr. Lennon Chang, Chair, Finance Committee, Senior Lecturer, Criminology, School of Social Sciences, Monash University, Australia




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