Monday, February 15, 2010

Social Implications of Emerging Technologies

The IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS2010) is being held on the theme: Social Implications of Emerging Technologies, at University of Wollongong, 7-9 June 2010. I have been reviewing papers for the conference and they look interesting:

The IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS) is an annual international forum exploring the social implications of technology. ISTAS10 will bring together participants sharing research, projects, and ideas about:

Automatic Identification

  • Automatic identification technologies including biometrics (DNA), RFID
  • Surveillance, dataveillance, sousveillance, anti-surveillance, uberveillance
  • National security, emergency response, border control, e-tollway, e-passports

Location-Based Services

  • Geographic information systems, digital mapping, geotagging, street view, CCTV
  • Location-based services, global positioning systems (GPS), tracking, monitoring

Social Networking

  • Social networking applications, blogs, glogs, cyberstalking, collaboration
  • Data collection, data merging, data matching, data mining, disclosure
  • Mobile comms, wearable computing, ubiquity, context-aware applications


  • Microchip implants, biomedical solutions, diagnostics, drug delivery
  • Nanotechnology, bionics, transhumanism, artificial intelligence, robots, cyborgs

Privacy, Security & Human Rights

  • Cyberethics, privacy, data protection, trust, control, consent, transborder flows
  • Security, law enforcement, covert/overt policing, laws, regulations, public policy
  • Social implications, registers, human rights, intellectual property, social equity ...

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