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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)

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 3
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  • Calling all Volunteers [President's Message]

    Publication Year: 2007 , Page(s): 4
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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 systems that emerge to defend the group against the threat and why one of these performs significantly better than the others. This is followed by a brief post-disaster timeline indicating the timing of crisis where staff morale becomes a critical issue and when political realignments become necessary. Lastly, conditions for selection and membership on a business resilience/recovery team and advantages of building this process into normal business practices are discussed. 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 rendered by Singapore and by other entities are included that illustrate aspects of the deployment of a disaster relief framework. 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 injuries, as well as economic losses and social disruption, following an earthquake. Traditionally, engineering research has focused on the development of new design philosophies and construction technologies as a means of reducing the vulnerability of buildings. The tendency to study and apply new technologies for better earthquake protection has been reinforced by evidence from recent earthquakes, suggesting that, where appropriately adopted, advances in construction materials and methods result in safer structures, sustaining less damage. 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 visible but nonetheless important lessons that the Katrina disaster taught us. This paper deals with the question of emergency communications: how they can fail in disasters such as Katrina and the World Trade Center attacks, why they are so nearly invisible except in times of crisis, where ethical responsibility lies when communications systems fail, and what might be done to improve matters. 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 affordability. The Internet has become an important medium for social, political, educational, and economic activities as well as extending knowledge resources and repositories, and enhancing access to information and knowledge sharing in and from Sub-Saharan Africa. View full abstract»

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University of Wollongong