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Issue 4 • winter 2011

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): C1
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  • [Table of Contents]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 1
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  • [Masthead]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 2
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  • Calling for SSIT Nominations for IEEE Fellow [SSIT Secretary's Message]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):3 - 6
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  • International Symposium on Technology and Society 2012 (ISTAS 2012)

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): 4
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  • Technology and Society and Citations: People are Paying Attention [Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):5 - 6
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  • Governing Lethal Behavior in Robots [T&S Interview]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):7 - 11
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    This article is the first of a series of T&S Magazine interviews with IEEE and other technology experts and leaders, commenting on the social implications of technology within their engineering specialties. View full abstract»

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  • Active Aging with Collaborative Networks

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):12 - 25
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    Many recent studies document a demographic shift towards an older and healthier population [1]. The challenges posed by an aging society include care needs and social costs [2]. Many elderly citizens, following retirement, quickly become marginalized, losing their social links, which often leads to loneliness. Some consider the elderly a cost burden, rather than a resource capable of “value... View full abstract»

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  • WiMAX-An Uncertain Promise for Bridging the Digital Divide

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):26 - 33
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    In general terms, technology is born as the indirect consequence of social demands that are identified by researchers as interesting problems to solve; in solving the problem, they produce new knowledge. If they think they will obtain benefits, manufacturers and service providers take those results and produce products and services that satisfy that demand. Undoubtedly, there exist social needs th... View full abstract»

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  • Next Generation Internet Faces the Storm

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):34 - 38
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    If the Internet were a ship at sea, the voyage would begin under clear skies and strong winds - through surging tides, the ship's course would be steadfast, with no evidence for alarm. But now a storm approaches, indefatigable in its task to vitiate the Internet. The storm utilizes next-generation Internet (NGI) to proliferate vulnerabilities in mobile wireless communications. An unsafe environmen... View full abstract»

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  • Four Scenarios for Future Evolution of the Internet

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):39 - 46
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    The Internet has transformed the lives of billions of people in areas as diverse as democracy, education, healthcare, entertainment, commerce, finance, and civil infrastructure. It has become the 21st century's fundamental societal infrastructure, comparable to the railways of the 1800s and the roadways of the 1900s. The Internet and its associated services have helped transform the world economy ... View full abstract»

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  • Minimizing Technology Ricks with PIAs, Precaution, and Participation

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):47 - 54
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    Privacy impact assessment can be a tool for responsible research and innovation (RRI). RRI can be defined as a transparent, interactive process by which societal actors and innovators become mutually responsive to each other. In order to allow a proper embedding of scientific and technological advances in society, actors and innovators keep in mind ethical acceptability, sustainability, and societ... View full abstract»

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  • Accidents and Disaster Management in Fireworks Industries

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):55 - 64
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    An explosion is a reaction-physical, chemical or nuclear in nature-resulting in a rapid release of energy in the form of light, heat, sound, and a shock wave. Accidental explosions during the manufacture of fire crackers and safety matches are reported regularly in Sivakasi, India. Sivakasi is well known as “Mini Japan” (or “Kutty Japan”), and is situated in the Virudhu... View full abstract»

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  • [2011 Index]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):1 - 5
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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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Editor-in-Chief
Katina Michael
School of Information Systems and Technology
University of Wollongong