Seminars & Workshops


Apart from conferences, SSIT both initiates and participates in many international seminars, workshops and other such forums that facilitate and promote though-leadership on hot topics and complex technology and societal issues.

This page is current as at 9th March 2016 and contains the following sections:

Planned Forums
Details to be provided soon.
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Past Forums
2015
March 20-21, 2015 (Washington)
The International Workshop on National Security and Societal Implications of Remotely Piloted Airborne Vehicles and Related Technologies was held at the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International in Washington D.C., United States, on March 20-21, 2015. A joint activity of the IEEE-USA Committee on Transportation and Aerospace Policy (CTAP) and the IEEE SSIT, this Workshop was an important pre-event to the ICAO RPAS Symposium held at the ICAO Headquarters, Montreal, from March 23-25, 2015. The workshop sought to further develop the dialogue promoted by the Unmanned Airborne Systems and Public Safety: Capabilities, Uses and Regulation conference held at Flinders University, South Australia on February 17, 2014 and the Eighth Workshop on the Social Implications of National Security: Remotely Piloted Airborne Vehicles and Related Technologies, held at The University of Melbourne, Australia, on September 29-30, 2014. As for the Melbourne workshop, participation in the Washington workshop was limited to 20 invited experts and members of the Workshop Organising Committee, whose collective expertise covers the spectrum of legal, insurance, regulatory, operators (military, commercial and private), and technology (industry and academia) relevant to the technological development, manufacture, acquisition and operation of RPAVs and related technologies. The Washington Workshop was organized by The University of Melbourne (Australia) and the US National Defense University (NDU) in collaboration with co-sponsors IEEE-USA CTAP, IEEE SSIT, the IEEE Aerospace & Electronic Systems Society (AESS), RTI International and the Australian Defence Science Institute (DSI).

  • The Workshop Program and Information Booklet is available HERE,
  • The Workshop informed the IEEE-USA CTAP Position Statement on Unmanned Aircraft Systems & Related Technologies, prepared by Philip Hall (Workshop Chair) and officially released by the IEEE-USA Board of Directors on 20 November 2015. Click HERE to view or download a copy of the CTAP UAS Position Statement from the IEEE-USA website.

2014
September 29-30, 2014 (Melbourne)
The Eighth Workshop in the Social Implications of National Security series, with the theme Remotely Piloted Airborne Vehicles and Related Technologies, was held at The University of Melbourne, Australia, from 29-30 September, 2014 as a side event of the Carlton Connect 2014 Conference: Challenges, Partnerships, Solutions. The workshop was a joint activity of the SSIT Australia Chapter, the University of Wollongong (UOW), the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA)’s Securing Australia’s Future Project 5 (SAF05), the Carlton Connect Initiative (CCI), the IEEE-USA Committee on Transportation and Aerospace Policy (CTAP), and the Australian Defence Science Institute (DSI). IEEE-USA CTAP and SSIT have endorsed a proposal for a follow-up workshop to be held in Washington DC in mid-March 2015, involving 20 participants from Australia, the US and Europe.

  • The Workshop Program and Information Booklet is available HERE,
  • The Workshop Summary Report is available HERE,
  • The Workshop Proceedings are in preparation and will be published soon.
  • An Opinion article by Philip Hall, Workshop Chair, has also been published in the Technology and Society Magazine, Winter 2014 edition (pp21,31).
  • The Workshop provided input into a report by The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) for the Securing Australia’s Future Program: Technology and Australia’s Future, which was released by the Australian Government in September 2015. Click HERE to view or download a copy of the ACOLA SAF5 Report.

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