Welcome to the IEEE UK and Ireland Society on Social Implications of Technology Chapter.
The IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) currently has about 2000 members worldwide. The scope of the society includes such issues as environmental, health and safety implications of technology; engineering ethics and professional responsibility; history of electrotechnology; technical expertise and public policy; peace technology; and social issues related to energy, information technology and telecommunications including ICT4D/Humanitarian Activities.
SSIT publishes a quarterly journal, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine and organises its annual flagship event, the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS).
The UK and Ireland SSIT Chapter has a particularly strong interest in Professional and Research Ethics and Technology and Development issues (ICT4D).
As well as technical co-sponsoring relevant events in Ireland, UK and other Region 8 countries where an SSIT Chapter does not exist, we arrange for Distinguished Lecturers (DL) to present in universities across Ireland and the UK. SSIT Members are also actively involved in ICT4D and IEEE SIGHT activities.
Membership of the SSIT is open to all IEEE members and student members; and Affiliate SSIT membership is available to persons who are not members of IEEE. We are currently recruiting Committee members and are particularly interested in volunteers willing to take responsibility for industry and student engagement and activities.