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Technology and Society Magazine, IEEE

Issue 2 • Date Summer 2009

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  • Front cover - IEEE Technology and Society Magazine

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 1 - 2
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  • IEEE-SSIT -- status [Presidentss Message]

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 3
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  • Enhancing rural healthcare in Rwanda through clinical decision support [News and Notes]

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 4
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    Rural healthcare in Sub-Saharan Africa is incredibly short-staffed. Too little attention is devoted to development of primary health-care systems. Better approaches are needed to treat all patients without having to add doctors or expensive equipment. This paper discusses a tested and proven computer-assisted diagnostic system called Early Detection and Prevention System (EDPS), which was develope... View full abstract»

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  • Innovation as energy policy for the world [Policy Perspectives]

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 5 - 6
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    Obama's energy policies need to start domestically but aspire to global influence. The basic philosophy should be to rely on markets whenever they work well, but to step in aggressively when market failures appear. This means making the costs of global warming, air pollution, and energy security visible to energy consumers. It means seeking ways to recirculate more dollars domestically in order to... View full abstract»

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  • Citizens, groups, communities, and information and communication technologies [Guest Editors' Introduction]

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 7 - 8
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  • Wireless nomad: Pioneer in an urban residential environment

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 9 - 15
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    As wireless Internet use has vastly increased over the last several years, numerous cities, community groups, and individuals have been part of the rapid growth and experimentation with wireless connectivity. Wireless Nomad (WN) is a Toronto, Canada, based Internet Service Provider (ISP) dedicated to converting existing wireless broadband backhaul into services designed to benefit communities. Wir... View full abstract»

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  • Video communication roadblocks facing remote indigenous communities

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 16 - 22
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    Increasingly, remote and rural communities have pursued access to broadband networks. The networks provide new opportunities for advantageous video communications. In Canada both organizations and individuals in remote, rural, often Indigenous communities exchange audio-visual data via broadband networks. They use basic videoconferencing, multi-site videoconferencing, and video sharing online. How... View full abstract»

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  • K-Net and Canadian Aboriginal communities

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 23 - 33
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    The Kuh-Ke-Nah Network (K-Net) is an autonomous telecommunications system that currently comprises over 100 points of presence (PoPs) in Aboriginal communities and related organizations across Ontario, Quebec, and Manitoba, Canada. The majority of Aboriginal communities connected by K-Net are in remote high-cost serving areas. K-Net primarily serves Ontario's Nishnawbe Aski Nation, north of the 51... View full abstract»

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  • Communication technology, emergency alerts, and campus safety

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 34 - 41
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    In the wake of a report on the Virginia Tech shooting tragedy that criticized officials for being too slow to alert the campus community, universities across North America are now implementing mass notification systems, often using text messaging as a primary alerting channel for students, staff, and faculty. An effective campus alerting system, like other public warning systems, involves a comple... View full abstract»

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  • Technology and connections Mexican immigrants in the U.S.

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 42 - 48
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    The expansion of information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure in the developing world has considerably increased opportunities for people to connect. Today, people can better maintain long-distance relationships as well as be better informed of how their family, close friends, and emotional partners are doing. As a result, many migrants use ICTs to maintain and strengthen ties to ... View full abstract»

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  • Conflict and consensus in the Chinese version of Wikipedia

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 49 - 56
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    It is not easy to initiate a new language version of Wikipedia. Although anyone can propose a new language version without financial cost, certain Wikipedia policies for establishing a new language version must be followed. Once approved and created, the new language version needs tools to facilitate writing and reading in the new language. Even if a team tackles these technical and linguistic iss... View full abstract»

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  • Wiki deployment in corporate settings

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 57 - 64
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    Our research question concerns the usefulness of wikis in corporate settings. The answer to this question is not clear. On one hand, business firms are aware of the impact wikis have had on the Internet, and perceive wikis as an up-and-coming technology for supporting collaborative work. On the other hand, the fundamental principles underlying wikis - openness, non-attribution, egalitarianism, and... View full abstract»

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  • Unhappiness with Spring 2009 issue of T&S [Letter]

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 64
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  • 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS '10)

    Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): c4
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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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Katina Michael
School of Information Systems and Technology
University of Wollongong