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Joe Herkert <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 11 Mar 2002 21:28:27 -0500
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2002 International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS'02)
Social Implications of Information and Communication Technology
Sheraton Capital Center Hotel
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
June 6-8, 2002

As the scope and impact of information and communication technology
(ICT) has grown, society has begun to struggle with such issues as privacy
and security, equitable access, freedom and responsibility in online speech,
human-machine interaction, and the impacts of ICT on work, leisure and
education. In the rush to develop a faster microprocessor or a killer
application, it often seems that the engineers and computer scientists
responsible for the development of ICT have little or no awareness of these
matters. Over the past two decades a growing number of engineers, computer
scientists, social scientists and ethicists have begun to focus attention on
ethical and socially responsible use of ICT, a difficult task that is
compounded by the rapid pace of technological development. The goal of
ISTAS02 is to bring together ICT professionals, computer science and
engineering educators, teachers and scholars in the humanities and social
sciences, policymakers, students, and ICT users for the purpose of
establishing critical dialogue on the social and ethical dimensions of ICT.

Main Plenary Session Speaker: Dr. Lucy Suchman, Department of Sociology,
Lancaster University, "Reconfiguring ICT as Practice"

Issues to be presented and discussed at ISTAS'02 include: Gender and ICT,
ICT and Development, Digital Divide, ICT and Privacy, Intellectual
Property in the Digital Age, Electronic Documents, Online Communities,
Technology Policy, Computer Ethcis, Online and Distance Learning,
Information Security, Design Issues in ICT.

For complete program and registration information visit the ISTAS'02
website at
Joseph R. Herkert
Associate Professor of Multidisciplinary Studies
Director, Benjamin Franklin Scholars Program
North Carolina State University
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Conference Chair, 2002 International Symposium on Technology and Society

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