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Technology and Society Magazine, IEEE

Issue 3 • Date Fall 2014

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  • [Front cover]

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  • IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology

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  • Table of contents

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  • [Masthead]

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  • Ethics and ... [Message from the President of the IEEE]

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  • The State-Society Relationship: Big Data's Big Future - But for Whom [Editorial]

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  • Cyberwar: The What, When, Why, and How [Commentary]

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  • Regulating Spies in the Skies: Recommendations for Drone Rules in Canada [Leading Edge]

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  • Consumer Issues for Planning and Managing Digital Legacies [Leading Edge]

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  • Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America [Book Review]

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  • The Color Revolution [Book Review]

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  • Technology for Collective Action [Special Section Introduction]

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  • Scalable Proactive Event-Driven Decision Making

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    This paper proposes a methodology for proactive event-driven decision making. Proper decisions are made by forecasting events prior to their occurrence. Motivation for proactive decision making stems from social and economic factors, and is based on the fact that prevention is often more effective than the cure. The decisions are made in real time and require swift and immediate processing of Big Data, that is, extremely large amounts of noisy data flooding in from various locations, as well as historical data. The methodology will recognize and forecast opportunities and threats, making the decision to capitalize on the opportunities and mitigate the threats. This will be explained through user-interaction and the decisions of human operators, in order to ultimately facilitate proactive decision making. View full abstract»

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  • Social, Psychological and Technological Determinants of Energy Use

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    The traditional supply-side model of energy generation and use is changing rapidly. Two major, inter-dependent problems that electric power grids currently face are sustainability in the long run and dealing with the peaks and lows of demand in the short term. View full abstract»

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  • Social Use Cases for the ID3 Open Mustard Seed Platform

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    Open Mustard Seed (OMS) is a project of the Institute for Data-Driven Design (ID3) and the M.I.T. Media Lab that seeks to develop new social ecosystems consisting of trusted self-healing digital institutions operating on open networks. The cornerstone of OMS is an open data platform that enables people to share all their personal data within a legally constituted "trust framework". This framework allows people to initiate their own "personal data store" (PDS) that can securely store and process static and dynamic data about themselves. All elements of the trust framework - open authentication, storage, discovery, payment, auditing, market making, and monetized "app store" services - are based on "privacy by design" principles. That is, privacy, security, and trusted exchange are built into the very design of the system itself. View full abstract»

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  • "Programming" Social Collective Intelligence

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    Worldwide, societies are seeing rapid change in modes of social interaction and organization. These new interaction modes are predicated on emerging forms of information infrastructure together with rapidly evolving devices, systems, and applications that are ever more deeply interwoven with our social fabric [1]. View full abstract»

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  • Participatory Sensing, Privacy, and Trust Management for Interactive Local Government

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    Faced with increasing pressure regarding resources and urban infrastructure, local governments implement strategic plans with intentions of improving the quality of life for their citizens. This work explores participatory sensing (PS) and the issues associated with governance in the light of new information-gathering capabilities and technologies. These new technologies directly engage citizens in collecting data and providing contextual insight. The insight gathered has the potential to greatly enhance City Council operations in efficient management. Key hurdles affecting the viability and uptake of PS from different stakeholder perspectives are examined. The aim is to understand whether (or under what conditions) there can be a the mutually-beneficial communication link between citizens and the government when using the emerging technologies. Participants? respective value propositions are considered. Simultaneously community engagement is increased, and city operations are enhanced through a partnership with citizens. The challenges of PS, and associated privacy impacts, are considered through the application lens of noise monitoring (framed by the particular insights and needs of the City of Melbourne). This provides insight on the social impacts of emerging technologies, particularly the issue of privacy infringement and other associated risks and implications. These social impacts are examined not only in light of the individual but also in light of the shared environments. Accordingly, responsibilities and avenues for mitigation are assigned to stakeholders, which includes user awareness factors, policy frameworks, and design-level strategies. View full abstract»

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  • Energy Monitoring in Residential Environments

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    In the face of ongoing environmental concerns, there is a strong push worldwide to improve efficiencies and curtail consumption of energy. The European Union (EU) has risen to these challenges by announcing ambitious 20-20-20 targets. These targets aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20% (in comparison to 1990 levels), increase the contribution of renewables by 20% of the total energy produced, and achieve 20% improvement in energy efficiency (reduce consumption by 20%), all by the year 2020. View full abstract»

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  • Scope of the Society on Social Implications of Technology

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University of Wollongong