ISTAS is a multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary forum for engineers, policy makers, entrepreneurs, philosophers, researchers, social scientists, technologists, and polymaths to collaborate, exchange experiences, and discuss the social implications of technology.


Panel, Tutorial and Workshop  proposal deadline 16 June 2018
Paper submission deadline (5000 Words) 1 July 2018
Accept/Reject notification date papers 29 Aug 2018
Final Paper submission 17 Sept 2018
Author Registration Deadline 30 Sept 2018

Call for paper

Topics of submission

We welcome submissions on related topics including:

Intersections between the social implications of technology and:

  • Privacy and security of information (vs. National and Homeland Security)
  • Net neutrality (fast-access internet legislation)
  • Big data, e-Government
  • Impact of technology and information on decision making
  • Human genome editing (e.g., Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR)) ethics, neurotechnology/big brain
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • BlockChain everything – what does it mean?
  • Open data, open government – social implications of open data


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Important dates

  • Conference Dates

    13 Nov.



    14 Nov.


  • 18 May.


    Draft paper submission deadline

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