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Issue 3 • Date Fall 2012

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): C1
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  • [Inside front cover]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): C2
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  • [Table of contents]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 1
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  • [Masthead]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 2
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  • President message [SSIT Board Member Message]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):3 - 5
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  • Social Implications of Technology: "Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo" [Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):4 - 5
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  • Whelchel Commended with O'Connell Award [News and Notes]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 6
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  • Iron Coffin: War,Technology, and Experience Aboard the USS Monitor (Mindell, D.A.; 2012) [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):7 - 9
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  • "Going Green" [Letter to the Editor]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 9
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  • Through the Glass, Lightly [Viewpoint]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):10 - 14
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  • The Ethics and Etiquette of Multitasking in the Workplace

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):15 - 19
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    Compared to other ethical problems modern organizations face, ranging from financial fraud to employee misconduct, our technologically induced diffusion of attention may be deemed inconsequential. However, the failure to devote enough attention is frequently the root of many current moral quandaries in the corporate world. Nowhere is this phenomenon more evident than in the tendency to multitask w... View full abstract»

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  • Affordability, Social E-Inclusion, and Addiction in Telecommunications

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):20 - 33
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    In classical economics, very often the costs of communications and media services are just treated as a consumable expense. This approach does not realize the social and business roles of these services, as opposed to a consumption, to achieve survival or production for households and enterprises. As a result, costs of these services are included either in the cost of living index via a nominal pe... View full abstract»

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  • The Challenge of Universal Service in 21st Century Portugal

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):27 - 33
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    As an answer to growing public demand, the telecommunications market is providing newly developed alternative broadband infrastructures. Around the world there is a massive deployment of New Generation Telecommunications Networks (NGN). These new generation networks have become part of new economic plans for many Telco operators and governments. Despite special plans for rural zones (in Europe [1]... View full abstract»

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  • Planning and Designing Smart Grids: Philosophical Considerations

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):34 - 43
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    The electric power grid is a crucial part of societal infrastructure and needs constant attention to maintain its performance and reliability. European grid project investments are currently valued at over 5 billion Euros and are estimated to reach 56 billion by 2020 [2]. Successful smart grid deployment will require a holistic analysis and design process if it is to function properly and in an en... View full abstract»

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  • Current Trends in Pan-European Identity Management Systems

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):44 - 50
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    In a globalized digital world, it is essential that persons and entities have a recognized and unambiguous electronic identity that will allow them to communicate with each other. The demand for electronic identity has grown as a result of governments promotion of e-Government, in which the citizen-public administration relationship often has a strictly personal nature and requires digital identif... View full abstract»

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  • Biomedical Engineering Education for Developing Countries

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):51 - 57
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    Biomedical engineering (BME) finds itself at the intersection of the emerging disciplines of humanitarian engineering and global health, through its role in developing sustainable technological solutions to improve health and addressing health disparities. It provides a framework within which to educate future leaders to design and implement health technologies that are appropriate and useful in t... View full abstract»

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  • Call for Nominations: IEEE-SSIT Barus Award for Outstanding Service in the Public Interest [News and Notes]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 57
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  • Facebook and Greek Elections: New Fad or Real Transformation?

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):58 - 64
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    A major transformation is underway with regards to how public communications in political election campaigns are conducted in modern democratic societies [22], [27]. The Internet has created a popular milieu for the discussion of political and social issues [20], [28]. A wide range of scholars have studied the role of computer-mediated communication (CMC) in political discussion [5], [12], [20]. M... View full abstract»

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  • ISTAS 2012

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): C3
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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