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January 2019

Message from the Editor
Heather Love, Editor, IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) Newsletter
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Happy New Year, SSIT members!

In this brief first SSIT newsletter of 2019, you’ll find an announcement about an exciting new SSIT publication that launches next year and a couple of reminders about conference and publication opportunities. We have more content in the works for coming months, so stay tuned for updates about SSIT Board of Governors members, Distinguished Lecturers, activities related to our Five Pillars, and more.

As always, I invite submissions from all SSIT members for inclusion in future newsletters. To announce an event, news item, volunteer opportunity, CFP, award notice, or other article, please contact me at Heather.Love@uwaterloo.ca. Submissions for the February 2019 newsletter are due by 28 January 2019.

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New SSIT Periodical: IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society (T-TS)
Submitted by Katina Michael

Announcing the IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society, a new IEEE periodical to complement SSIT's existing award-winning peer reviewed IEEE Technology and Society Magazine.

The first issue of the Transactions will launch in March of 2020; the ManuscriptCentral submissions portal will open in April of 2019.

Founding Editor-in-Chief Professor Katina Michael will be accepting submissions for the multidisciplinary peer-reviewed Transactions of original research. Regular papers are expected to be up to 10 pages, short papers up to six pages, and brief papers up to two pages, using the IEEE Transactions template.

Submissions must address a socio-technical research area with empirical results. Regular papers should make both a theoretical and practical contribution to knowledge; short papers should publish empirical results; and brief papers may act as a position statement of original research drawing on peer reviewed research outcomes. For expressions of interest to serve on the editorial board as an ongoing reviewer or associate editor, or for other enquiries please email katina.michael@asu.edu.

More information about the approved IEEE Transactions can be found on this website.

IST-Africa 2019
Nairobi, Kenya
8-10 May 2019

Supported by the European Commission and African Union Commission, and Sponsored by IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT), IST-Africa 2019 is the fourteenth in an annual series of Ministerial-level Technology Research Conferences.

Focused on Information Society and ICT Policy Dialogues, International Development, Research and Innovation Cooperation and Community Building, each conference brings together senior representatives of leading public, private, education and research organisations from 50 countries to discuss policy, share insight and identify collaboration opportunities.

IST-Africa Week is the flagship event of the IST-Africa initiative, co-funded under the European Framework Programme since 2005 - current Contract No. 723240.

The goals of the IST-Africa Conference Series are to:
  • Support development of the information society and knowledge economy in Africa
  • Promote international research innovation, and policy cooperation and coordination
  • Showcase African research and innovation capacity
  • Stimulate exploitation of research results by the public and private sectors
Other co-located multi-lateral and bi-lateral meetings will place during the IST-Africa 2019 week.

Publish your Ethical Dilemma

If you have an experience that involved navigating an ethical dilemma as part of your professional life, we invite you to consider sharing it with your colleagues through the SSIT or Life Member Committee (LMC) newsletters.

A joint SSIT/LMC committee will vet all initial submissions, and authors will work with the editors of the two publications to finalize their submissions. Accepted Ethical Dilemma articles will be published simultaneously in the June and December issues of both newsletters.

Article submissions must be between 300 and 500 words in Microsoft Word format. The IEEE Legal Department requires that all articles be fully sanitized to protect the privacy of people and organizations.

Read an example of a previously published ethical dilemma, John Impagliazzo's story, which is the "Featured Article" at the end of our June 2017 newsletter.

Submit manuscripts to Rosann Marosy at r.marosy@ieee.org.

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