Coming Up This Week – IEEE ISTAS 2019 – Boston

By on November 9th, 2019 in Conferences, Human Impacts, Social Implications of Technology, Societal Impact

November 15 @ 8:00 amNovember 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.

Registration – Early Bird available up to 18 October

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

Click HERE to learn more about registration


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