Welcome to the IEEE SSIT Chapters home page. IEEE has local sections around the world. “Chapters” are local groups with an interest in a specific IEEE Society, such as the Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT). A chapter can be “stand alone” (formed with 12 or more interested members) or can be a “joint chapter” with another or several other IEEE Societies. A current listing of IEEE Chapters can be downloaded HERE.
This page is current as at 11th April 2016 and contains the following sections:
- SSIT Chapters Chair/Coordinator
- A Word from the 2014 Chair
- Information and Guidelines on Creating a New Chapter
A list of current and aspiring SSIT Chapters are at the following links:
- List of current SSIT Chapters and Joint Chapters
- List of aspiring SSIT Chapters and Joint Chapters
- List of SSIT Student Branch Chapters – current and aspiring
2015 Chair/Coordinator: Ramalatha Marimuthu
Professor and Head, Department of IT, KCT
Chair, IEEE Women in Engineering Committee 2011-2012
IEEE MGA representative to EAB 2014
Chair, IEEE Madras Women in Engineering 2007-2013
Chair, IEEE Madras Education Society Chapter 2014
Immediate Past Chair/Coordinator: Philip Hall
Principal Fellow, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Member, SSIT Board of Governors (2013-17); Vice President SSIT (2016)
Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE SSIT 2013-16
Chair, SSIT Distinguished Lecturer Program 2014-15
Chair, SSIT Conferences & Events 2015
Chair/Coordinator, SSIT Chapters 2013-14
Chair, SSIT Australia Chapter 2013-14
SSIT Representative on IEEE-USA Committee on Transportation and Aerospace Policy (CTAP) 2014-15; Chair, CTAP (2016-17)
In December 2013 I took over from Emily Anesta as SSIT Chapters Coordinator and Chair of the SSIT Chapters Committee. This 2-year appointment was in addition to my role as Chair of the SSIT Australia Chapter.
Of prime importance to me is keeping this website and other media resources up to date and informative, and with the help of the respective Chapter Chairs I will be work to ensure these are of a standard we expect of a global professional association and that best meets our needs.
I have created a closed-member LinkedIn Group “IEEE SSIT Chapters” specifically for SSIT Chapter Chairs to use as a community forum for high-level collaboration and knowledge sharing. We can always learn something from each other by sharing experiences or simply asking our colleagues for their comments or assistance.
I am also working with SSIT’s Technology and Society Magazine editorial board to provide regular contributions on technology and society topical issues and that represent a VIEWPOINT of the Chapters. This is in addition to any input Chapter Chair’s might submit to the SSIT e-Newsletter; my focus is to get into the magazine regular worthwhile contributions by the Chapter Chairs (as a respected collegiate body), even if that can be achieved by small opportunistic contributions that can be used as “fillers” until such time as more page space can be made available. In the meantime, I encourage Chapter Chairs to consider collaborating with each other to produce co-authored articles on technology and society “hot topics” for publication in the Magazine.
These are a few activities I have initiated that I hope will enable us to be more collegial in our SSIT endeavours. I look forward to working with respective Chapter Chairs to promote SSIT and its cause within their Region and around the world.
Please consider becoming involved at the local level by joining SSIT, or by forming an SSIT Chapter in your area if none exists. Please do not hesitate to contact me, Ramalatha, or any of the SSIT Chapter Chairs if you wish to discuss an issue, would like an opinion, or require assistance.
– Philip Hall, VP SSIT (2016), and Immediate Past Chair/Coordinator, SSIT Chapters
Information and guidelines on the process for creating a new Society Chapter can be found on the main IEEE website; click HERE to transfer to that webpage. IEEE Staff are available to assist aspiring chapter applicants with any step of the process of Chapter Development.
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