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Issue 3 • Date Fall 2007

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  • Front cover - IEEE Technology and Society Magazine - Fall 2007

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): c1
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  • Information for authors

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  • Table of contents - Vol 26 No 3

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  • IEEE Technology and Society Magazine - Staff

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  • Call for Papers - 2008 IEEE International symposium opn Technology and Society (ISTAS 08)

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  • Calling all Volunteers [President's Message]

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  • The Only Ethics Rule You'll Ever Need [Engineering Ethics]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 5
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  • New Jersey Acts on Energy and Climate Change [Living with Technology]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):6 - 7
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  • IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology Presents First Distinguished Service Award [News]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 7
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  • Can We Survive an Internet Blackout? [Letter]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 8
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  • Creating the Twentieth Century: Technical Innovations of 1867-1914 and Their Lasting Impact (Smil, V.; 2005) [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):9 - 10
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  • Correction [to "Importance of gender homophily in the computer science classroom" (Summer 07 43-47]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 10
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    In the above titled paper (ibid., vol. 26, no. 2, pp. 43-47, Summer 07), typographical errors appeared in several places. The corrected text is presented here. View full abstract»

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  • Disaster Preparedness and Recovery [Guest Editor's Introduction]

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):11 - 12
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  • Devising Post-Disaster Continuity Plans that Meet Actual Recovery Needs

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):13 - 23
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    This article is based on the author's direct observation, participation, and field experience in more than fifteen hundred post disaster recoveries over the last fifteen years. A review of relevant literature is followed by a discussion of the social dynamics of organizations recovering from a disaster; including the inventory period that immediately follows a disaster, three group defensive syste... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering Disaster Relief

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):24 - 29
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    The large-scale systems engineering (LSSE) frameworks deal with complexities of large-scale systems and providing disaster relief can be considered as a large-scale system. Applying the large-scale system engineering approach, this article provides a framework in which such disaster relief could be carried out. Using the 2004 Asian Tsunami as an example, specific instances from the assistance rend... View full abstract»

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  • Vulnerability reduction through local seismic culture

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):30 - 41
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    Work done in the area of vulnerability reduction by academics and professionals has been a key component in reducing adverse impacts of potential disasters. A primary type of vulnerability in which engineers have an important role to play is that related to the built environment. In particular, the disintegration and collapse of buildings are responsible for the vast majority of deaths and injurie... View full abstract»

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  • We've Got to Talk: Emergency Communications and Engineering Ethics

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):42 - 48
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    When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast of the United States on August 29,2005, it killed over a thousand people, destroyed billions of dollars worth of property, and caused a flood that forced the evacuation of most New Orleans residents for months. The sheer magnitude of the disaster and the sense that more could have been done to prevent loss of life and property have eclipsed some less visib... View full abstract»

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  • Information Technology Access: Cybercafe Diffusion in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):49 - 56
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    Information and communications technology (ICT) use and access in Sub-Saharan Africa continue to increase significantly and ICT has proven to be the major catalyst for users to access and share information and knowledge resources globally. However, most users' personal access to ICTs, such as the Internet from home or workplace, is hugely constrained due to lack of adequate infrastructure and affo... View full abstract»

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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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Katina Michael
School of Information Systems and Technology
University of Wollongong