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Issue 1 • Date Spring 2010

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): C1
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  • Information for Authors

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): C2
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 1
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  • Society Listing

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 2
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  • ISTAS 2010 CFP

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 3
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  • Technology and Society: Building Our Sociotechnical Future (Johnson, D.G. and Wetmore, J.M.; 2009) [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):4 - 8
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  • Volunteerism and Humanitarian Engineering - Part II [Guest Editors' Introduction]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):9 - 11
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  • IEEE-SSIT On-Line Resources [News and Notes]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 11
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  • Humanitarian Engineering in Spain: Ingenieros sin Fronteras

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):12 - 19
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    ISF (Ingenieros sin fronteras) is an Spanish NGO. ISF deals with humanitarian engineering. The association aspires to help integrate cultural, political, social, economical, and environmental contexts into technology, and to use technology for the service of human development. ISF's activities involve development programs, education, social awareness efforts, networking and institutional relations... View full abstract»

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  • Ingenieurs Sans Frontieres in France: From Humanitarian Ideals to Engineering Ethics

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):20 - 26
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    This paper discusses about the French non-governmental organization (NGO) "Ingenieurs Sans Fronfieres" (ISF) which was the first institutional endeavor of humanitarian engineering in France. The group's manifold difficulties and a profound identity crisis have prompted significant debates in the organization about humanitarian ethics and the role of technology in society. These debates, in turn, h... View full abstract»

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  • From Boy Scouts and Missionaries, to Development Partners

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):27 - 34
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    In the 1980s and 1990s, Belgian engineering associations launched initiatives enabling engineers to engage as volunteers in projects of development cooperation. Since then, these organizations have observed a noticeable evolution, both conceptually (in the way development aid or development cooperation is understood) and operationally (in the way projects are managed and executed). This article di... View full abstract»

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  • Disability and Technology: Engineering a More Equitable Ireland

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):35 - 41
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    Many of the practical difficulties faced by people with disabilities can be addressed through development, provision, and promotion of assistive technology. Engineers who are not directly involved in the disability sector should be aware that by designing devices, environments, and amenities so that they are accessible to people with the widest range of abilities, they can promote greater equality... View full abstract»

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  • Telehealth in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons for Humanitarian Engineering

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):42 - 49
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    This paper discussed the sudden influx of modern communications has opened up exciting opportunities for humanitarian engineering a field that many engineers associate with installation of water and sanitation facilities in rural areas to adapt mobile communications technologies to address the urgent health needs of this impoverished region. In reviewing the current progress of cell phone teleheal... View full abstract»

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  • PIPWatch Toolbar: Using Social Navigation to Enhance Privacy Protection and Compliance

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):50 - 57
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    The main goal of this project is to evaluate the prospects of combining social navigation techniques into a PET that helps Internet users identify which Websites comply with Canadian privacy legislation and to honor the concerns common among Canadians who conduct personal transactions via the Web. Our PIPWatch tool allows users to collect and share information about the privacy practices of variou... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Proceedings [advertisement]

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): 57
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  • Knowledge-Sharing Successes in Web 2.0 Communities

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s):58 - 64
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    Knowledge sharing in contemporary research is seen largely as a particular kind of "social dilemma" the public goods problem. Because people can benefit from public goods whether they contribute to them or not, there will always be the temptation to free-ride off the contributions of others. Knowledge-sharing behavior is scarcer that many would prefer, according to this argument, because of an inc... View full abstract»

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  • 2010 IEEE Conference on Innovative Technologies for an Efficient and Reliable Electricity Supply

    Publication Year: 2010, Page(s): C3
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  • IEEE Filler

    Publication Year: 2010, 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