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The conference program will consist of plenary lectures, symposia, workshops and invitedsessions of the latest significant findings and developments in all the major fields of biomedical engineering.Submitted full papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted high quality papers will be presented in oral and poster sessions,will appear in the Conference Proceedings and will be indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE.
ICSE is the premier forum for researchers to present and discuss the most recent innovations,trends, outcomes, experiences, and challenges in the field of software engineering. The scopeis broad and includes all original and unpublished results of empirical, conceptual, experimental,and theoretical software engineering research.
HRI is a highly selective annual conference that showcases the very best research and thinking in human-robot interaction. HRI is inherently interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary, reflecting work from researchers in robotics, psychology, cognitive science, HCI, human factors, artificial intelligence, organizational behavior, anthropology, and many other fields.
2019 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (ProComm)
The scope of the conference includes the study, development, improvement, and promotion ofeffective techniques for preparing, organizing, processing, editing, collecting, conserving,teaching, and disseminating any form of technical information by and to individuals and groupsby any method of communication. It also includes technical, scientific, industrial, and otheractivities that contribute to the techniques and products used in this field.
Computer, the flagship publication of the IEEE Computer Society, publishes peer-reviewed technical content that covers all aspects of computer science, computer engineering, technology, and applications. Computer is a resource that practitioners, researchers, and managers can rely on to provide timely information about current research developments, trends, best practices, and changes in the profession.
Both general and technical articles on current technologies and methods used in biomedical and clinical engineering; societal implications of medical technologies; current news items; book reviews; patent descriptions; and correspondence. Special interest departments, students, law, clinical engineering, ethics, new products, society news, historical features and government.
IEEE Internet Computing provides journal-quality evaluation and review of emerging and maturing Internet technologies and applications. The magazine targets the technical and scientific Internet user communities as well as designers and developers of Internet-based applications and enabling technologies. IC publishes refereed articles on the latest developments and key trends in Internet technologies and applications. A crossroads between academic researchers and ...
This IEEE Computer Society periodical covers the many rapidly emerging issues facing information technology professionals, developers, and managers of enterprise information systems. IT Professional's coverage areas include: Web services, Internet security, data management; enterprise architectures and infrastructures; organizing and utilizing data; instituting cross-functional systems; using IT for competitive breakthroughs; integrating systems and capitalizing on IT advances; emerging technologies like electronic ...
This award-winning magazine for technology professionals explores career strategies, the latest research and important technical developments. IEEE Potentials covers theories to practical applications and highlights technology's global impact.
2018 IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP), 2018
The possibility of interconnecting any kind of device to the Internet is driving the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm also in a city environment. Many IoT applications are making the Smart City concept real, offering advanced services to citizens and city administrators. This evolution relies upon a seamless exchange of information among different systems. Exchanged data includes ...
IEEE 2002 International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS'02). Social Implications of Information and Communication Technology. Proceedings (Cat. No.02CH37293), 2002
At Towson University, the Computer and Information Sciences Department is preparing newer faculty members to teach courses in computer ethics. There are two separate ethics courses, which are identified as Professionalism and Computer Ethics (a 1 credit course) and Social and Ethical Issues (a 3 credit course). This paper will provide several types of resources available for preparing a new ...
Proceedings International Symposium on Technology and Society, 2001
The Electrical Engineering program of the University of Karlsruhe (Germany) entered the ABET evaluation procedure for advanced-level programs in 1999. The Pre-Visit was held in May 1999, the ABET Main Visit took place in December 2000. The Karlsruhe EE program is the first engineering program outside the US which is evaluated according to the new criteria EC2000. The results are ...
IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, 2001
The new ABET EC2000 accreditation guidelines call for greater emphasis on social and ethical issues in the education of engineering students. Universities are responding in varied ways - generally through increased liberal arts content and, in a few instances, through design activities, but generally, design education focuses primarily on the technical and process aspects. This is especially true in the ...
34th Annual Frontiers in Education, 2004. FIE 2004., 2004
In the aftermath of 9-11, the area of biometrics has taken on increased importance. There is a need for more graduates who are familiar with the principles of biometric technology, and with the social and ethical issues raised by use of this technology. This paper describes a course that covers the fundamentals of the major biometric technologies, as well as ...
Panelist: Chaim Cohen - ETAP Delhi 2016
A Conversation About the Social and Personal Impacts of AI: IEEE TechEthics Interview
A Conversation with…Francesca Rossi: IEEE TechEthics
Q&A with Mary Ward-Callan: IEEE Technology Time Machine Podcast, Episode 1
The Social and Personal Impacts of AI: IEEE TechEthics Panel
A Conversation with Heather Knight: IEEE TechEthics Interview
Introducing Ethical and Social Considerations in the Design Process: IEEE TechEthics Panel Discussion
COVID-19 & the Rise of Telehealth: Examining the Social Impacts | IEEE TechEhics Virtual Panel
Mind/Brain Research and AI Development: How Do They Inform Each Other? - IEEE TechEthics Panel
Robot Storytelling for Ethical Origins, Services, and Futures: IEEE TechEthics Featured Talk with Heather Knight
Supporting IEEE's Mission via Ethical Considerations of Technology | IEEE TechEthics Virtual Panel
Social Implications: Perils & Promises of AI - IEEE AI & Ethics Summit 2016
Keynote: Symbiotic Autonomous Systems: The Fading Boundaries of the Cyberspace & Their Impact on Communities & Society - Derrick de Kerckhove
Brave New Brain-Tech | IEEE TechEthics Panel
Engineering Social Good: Technology and Moral Responsibility | IEEE TechEthics Virtual Panel
Electricity for All - Proceedings of the IEEE Webinar
Keynote: Nitin Desai - ETAP Delhi 2016
The Path to Robust Machine Learning: IEEE TechEthics Keynote with Richard Mallah
Shaping the Future Workforce: Transformative Impacts of Emerging Technologies | IEEE TechEthics Public Forum
The possibility of interconnecting any kind of device to the Internet is driving the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm also in a city environment. Many IoT applications are making the Smart City concept real, offering advanced services to citizens and city administrators. This evolution relies upon a seamless exchange of information among different systems. Exchanged data includes personal and/or critical information, thus requiring proper handling in order to avoid security and privacy issues. At the same time, recent developments in robotics are fostering the realization of autonomous agents (e.g., cars, buses, drones) that do not require human intervention. In the city of the future, many services will rely on autonomous agents. Also, autonomous agents (e.g., robots) will become more human alike, and will be able to show emotions. Therefore, they will replace humans in many city activities. In this paper, we first overview the expected evolution of IoT applications and, then, we briefly analyze the security, social, and ethical issues that are foreseen in a Smart City context.
At Towson University, the Computer and Information Sciences Department is preparing newer faculty members to teach courses in computer ethics. There are two separate ethics courses, which are identified as Professionalism and Computer Ethics (a 1 credit course) and Social and Ethical Issues (a 3 credit course). This paper will provide several types of resources available for preparing a new faculty member to teach computer ethics. In addition, this paper will cover the following topics from the new faculty perspective: (1) identifying available resources; (2) which ethical theories to implement in an ethics course; (3) the major topics to be covered; (4) identifying the desired student outcomes; and (5) the students' perception of the course content.
The Electrical Engineering program of the University of Karlsruhe (Germany) entered the ABET evaluation procedure for advanced-level programs in 1999. The Pre-Visit was held in May 1999, the ABET Main Visit took place in December 2000. The Karlsruhe EE program is the first engineering program outside the US which is evaluated according to the new criteria EC2000. The results are supposed to demonstrate the substantial equivalency with accredited US engineering programs. In Germany, accreditation of engineering programs is only ascending, because ever since University programs and their curricular principles have been harmonized by federal-state laws and regulations. Quality management was simply implied, because of the strong normative regulations. Recently, accreditation and Total Quality Management have become the buzzwords in Germany because of the need for objective criteria in the comparison of German programs with international engineering education. Emphasis will be on social and ethical issues in engineering programs and their implementation in engineering education. Moreover, the adequacy of these criteria with respect to the issues is debated and the need for teaching of knowledge management as a meta-science within engineering is addressed. Technological hermeneutics, i.e. the philosophical fundamentals of technology design is regarded as an essential in engineering education. Finally, the need for a new professional image of the engineer within modern industries in the global environment is discussed. Since ABET EC2000 is designed for American education programs, its applicability to German engineering programs and its impact on curriculum is discussed in detail.
The new ABET EC2000 accreditation guidelines call for greater emphasis on social and ethical issues in the education of engineering students. Universities are responding in varied ways - generally through increased liberal arts content and, in a few instances, through design activities, but generally, design education focuses primarily on the technical and process aspects. This is especially true in the new first-year engineering design courses that have evolved in the 1990s. A first-year "Introduction to Engineering Design" course has been developed at the University of Dayton that seeks to achieve a balance between technical, social and ethical issues throughout the design process to help ground the education of engineering students with the ideals of social and ethical responsibility as part of their profession. This grounding has been achieved through interdisciplinary projects, which teach students, through self-discovery, the relevance of social, environmental, cultural, political and ethical factors to their normal engineering functions.
In the aftermath of 9-11, the area of biometrics has taken on increased importance. There is a need for more graduates who are familiar with the principles of biometric technology, and with the social and ethical issues raised by use of this technology. This paper describes a course that covers the fundamentals of the major biometric technologies, as well as privacy and security concerns. Experience from teaching a first section of this course is discussed. Modules from this course could also be used in a more general social impact of computing course, or could be used in a pattern recognition or artificial intelligence course to introduce social and ethical issues.
It is widely agreed that there are profound implications for organizations and societies from artificial intelligence. I've already discussed some of the employment issues that may arise from advances in AI. In addition to those, many observers have begun to comment on the various social and ethical issues that may come to the fore as AI becomes more intelligent and more widely adopted.
Many students experience difficulty making the transition from a traditional CS I course that consists primarily of learning to program in a high-level language to the higher level of abstraction required in the CS II course. Students also come to the discipline with a lack of understanding of the scope of computer science. A foundations of computer science course as the second course in introductory sequence of three 3-hour courses that essentially covers the material proposed by the breadth-first approach from computing curriculum 2001, incorporates additional programming experience to enhance the skills developed in CS I, introduces the discrete mathematics needed early in the curriculum, and introduces students to social and ethical issues addresses these concerns. The more traditional programming-first approach to CS I is retained as the first course. The paper will present the curriculum in our foundations course and review the problems and success we have had with this model.
The computing profession has had many great successes, but there have been many great blunders. Blunders arise from a failure of imagination, from an inability to see beyond the immediate problem to its full social or professional context. If professionals acquire an education in and remain sensitive to social and ethical issues, they will commit fewer blunders and recover more swiftly from them. The seven great blunders of the computing world, according to the author, relate to: (1) terminology ("data" vs. "information"), (2) the computer (keyboard layouts), (3) the processor (integer and floating-point arithmetic), (4) commercial programming (COBOL), (5) scientific programming (FORTRAN and Algol), (6) text encoding (Unicode), and (7) numeric encoding (symbols and digit ordering). The seven blunders offered provide a mix that is ancient and modern, retrievable and irretrievable, general and particular, subtle and blatant, and arguable and undeniable.
Risk assessment is based on scientific information that is often highly uncertain and speculative. Scientific representation of probability has suffered a serious loss of credibility. The acceptability of any given risk can change based on new information or on the interdependence of one risky activity on another. Risk acceptability must be determined not only one on the basis of technological expertise and statistical validity, but also in consideration of such social and ethical issues as the protection of individual rights, the equity of risk-to-benefit distribution, the legitimacy of risk assessment and risk management processes, and most importantly awareness for and respect of the public's perception of risk.
This paper presents a rationale, course objectives, and sample exercises for a newly developed general education class that is encouraged especially for engineering and technology students. The class was developed in response to a need to engage students with social and ethical issues related to their disciplines, as well as to empower them as critical thinkers who will be actively involved in democratic decision-making about technical issues. The class has two primary objectives: First, students are provided the opportunity to reflect critically on the merits and drawbacks of technology in their lives and across broad social contexts. Second, to promote life-long learning commitment and skills, the class also focuses on self-assessment of personal learning styles and understanding how new technology information and skills are acquired.
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