IEEE Technology and Society Magazine

Issue 3 • Fall 2014

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): C1
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  • IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): C2
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • [Masthead]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): 3
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  • Ethics and ... [Message from the President of the IEEE]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):4 - 6
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  • The State-Society Relationship: Big Data's Big Future - But for Whom [Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):7 - 8
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  • To Let Them Monitor or Not ... Perhaps that Is Not the Real Question [Commentary]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):9 - 13
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  • Cyberwar: The What, When, Why, and How [Commentary]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):14 - 21
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  • Regulating Spies in the Skies: Recommendations for Drone Rules in Canada [Leading Edge]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):22 - 25
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  • Consumer Issues for Planning and Managing Digital Legacies [Leading Edge]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):26 - 31
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  • Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):27 - 29
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  • The Color Revolution [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):29 - 31
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  • Technology for Collective Action [Special Section Introduction]

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):32 - 34
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  • Scalable Proactive Event-Driven Decision Making

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):35 - 41
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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 ... View full abstract»

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  • Social, Psychological and Technological Determinants of Energy Use

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):42 - 47
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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

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):48 - 54
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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 ... View full abstract»

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  • "Programming" Social Collective Intelligence

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):55 - 61
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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

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):62 - 70
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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 i... View full abstract»

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  • Energy Monitoring in Residential Environments

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):71 - 80
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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,... View full abstract»

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  • Scope of the Society on Social Implications of Technology

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s): C3
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Aims & Scope

The following topics describe the scope of IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (IEEE SSIT) and of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine : Health and safety implications of technology, Engineering ethics and professional responsibility, Engineering education in social implications of technology, History of electrotechnology, Technical expertise and public policy, Social issues related to energy, Social issues related to information technology, Social issues related to telecommunications, Systems analysis in public policy decisions, Economic issues related to technology, Peace technology, and Environmental implications of technology. Beyond these specific topics, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine  is concerned with the broad area of the social implications of technology, especially electrotechnology.

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Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Katina Michael
School of Information Systems and Technology
University of Wollongong