IST-Africa Week 2017

IST-Africa Week 2017
8-11 May 2017, Windhoek, Namibia

Hosted by the government of Namibia through the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology, supported by the European Commission and African Union Commission, and technically co-sponsored by IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT), IEEE Region 8 and IEEE South Africa Section, IST-Africa Week 2017 is the twelfth in an annual series of ministerial level technology research and innovation conferences.

Core thematic areas for IST-Africa 2017 include:

  • mHealth, eHealth and health information systems
  • Technology-enhanced learning and eskills
  • mAgriculture/eAgriculture and environmental sustainability
  • eInfrastructures and National Research and Education Networks (NREN)
  • Next generation computing: big data, cloud computing, future internet, Internet of Things
  • eGovernment-services to citizens and business
  • Content technologies: languages; digital preservation
  • Cyber security, privacy and trust
  • Collaborative open innovation and ICT-enabled entrepreneurship (including social entrepreneurship)
  • Sustainable development including ICT4D
  • Societal implications of technology

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For further information, please email Secretariat@IST-Africa.org.

IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things

12-14 December 2016 ; Reston, VA, USA
http://wfiot2016.ieee-wf-iot.org/

IoT: Smart Innovation for Vibrant Ecosystems
“We are literally moving this global work on IoT forward in our collaboration on emerging technologies such as 5G, software-defined IoT, and networked control for cyber-physical systems, as well as the unique applications of the IoT, including the Social Internet of Things, and the IoT as the driver for the co-created smart city. Hot button issues including standards, user-centric security and privacy, and ethics also figure prominently in the WF-IoT program.”
– Geoff Mulligan, WF-IoT 2016 General Chair

The time is now to register to attend the 3rd Annual World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT) to experience industry leading keynote speakers, in-depth technical sessions, industry forum panels, workshops and tutorials, and a Doctoral Symposium. The forum will again convene industry leaders, academics and decision-making government officials from around the world to investigate and discuss aspects of this year’s conference theme, IoT: Smart Innovation for Vibrant Ecosystems.

Humans, Machines, and the Future of Work

De Lange Conference X on Humans, Machines, and the Future of Work
December 5-6, 2016 at Rice University, Houston, TX
For details, registration, etc. See  http://delange.rice.edu/

 

  • What advances in artificial intelligence, robotics and automation are expected over the Next 25 years?
  • What will be the impact of these advances on job creation, job destruction and wages in the labor market?
  • What skills are required for the job market of the future?
  • Can education prepare workers for that job market?
  • What educational changes are needed?
  • What economic and social policies are required to integrate people who are left out of future labor markets?
  • How can we preserve and increase social mobility in such an environment?

 

ISTAS ’15 Dublin – Irish President Michael Higgins Delivers Opening Address

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SSIT was honored with an opening address from Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland, at the 2015 IEEE-SSIT International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS ‘15) on November 11 in Dublin, Ireland. It is the first time a head of state has addressed an ISTAS event. Full coverage of the conference will appear in the January 2016 SSIT e-newsletter and on line at ieeessit.org. The President’s remarks will be published in the March 2016 issue of T&S Magazine. A Special Issue on ISTAS ‘15 will appear in the September 2016 issue of T&S, and will be guest edited by ISTAS ‘15 conference chair, Paul Cunningham.

 

EPIC2015 – Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference

Of potential interest to the SSIT Community:
São Paulo, Brazil, October 5-8, 2015
http://epicpeople.org/2015

EPIC is the premier international gathering on the current and future practice of ethnography and design in the business world.

Call for Participation
http://epicpeople.org/2015/call-for-participation/

EPIC2015 explores Building Bridges–the diverse connections among people, places, industries, and disciplines at the heart of ethnographic praxis. The EPIC 2015 program committee welcomes submissions of Paper
Abstracts, Pecha-Kucha Abstracts, and Tutorial Proposals that present original work in the areas of ethnography and design. They may focus on methodological, theoretical,
and business challenges, and opportunities offered in empirical studies.

Important Dates
Submission deadline – March 6, 2015
Acceptance notification – April 13, 2015
Final Submission – September 15, 2015