IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society
In 2008, the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society will be held in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. We are calling for full and exploratory papers, abstracts and ideas addressing the ISTAS 08 theme: Citizens, groups, communities, and information and communication technologies (ICT). The submission deadline is December 17, 2007.
ISTAS is an annual international forum exploring the social implications of technology. ISTAS 08 will bring together participants interested in sharing their research, projects and ideas about:
*How citizens, groups and communities are or could be linked with information and communication technologies (ICT)
*Designing and developing ICT with and for citizens, groups and communities
ISTAS 08 will be a multi-disciplinary event for engineers, computer scientists, researchers in the social sciences, arts and humanities, community-based researchers, policy makers, students and members of technology user communities. Papers and discussions will address the social and technical aspects of the specific topics.
Culture-specific topics include:
· Aboriginal Communities and ICT , including ICT for Aboriginal cultures and languages
· ICT for multilingualism, multiculturalism, and diasporas
· Public digital arts