Society on Social Implications of Technology Chapter2023-04-23T15:41:27+01:00

Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) Chapter

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.

Chapter Committee

Miriam Cunningham
Miriam CunninghamChapter Chair

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Check out the Group’s past events.

1007, 2023

IEEE ISTAS 2023 Advance Programme & Early Bird Registration

EEE ISTAS 2023 is the flagship conference of IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT). The theme of IEEE ISTAS 2023 is "Technology and Analytics for Global Development" and early bird registration is open until 31st July.

705, 2022

Event Review | IEEE IHTC 2021 Report & Plenary Presentations

IEEE IHTC 2021 shared insight into the application of technological innovation to address societal challenges in fields as diverse as Agriculture, Disaster Mitigation, Energy, Education, Healthcare, Supporting Integration of Refugees, and Water and Sanitation (WASH).

1206, 2021

Call for Participation | 2021 IEEE International Humanitarian Technology Conference (IHTC 2021)

IEEE IHTC 2021 wishes to invite submissions for Full Paper Presentations and Short Paper Presentations by 31 July and nominations for thematic reviewers by 30 June. 

Past Chairs

Prof Paul Cunningham
Prof Paul Cunningham2016-2022
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