As announced in the previous edition of IEEE TEMS LEADER, we have various conferences and industry summits for 2016 in the pipeline. We trust to provide, all of our members and those non-members interested in our Society’s fields of interest, great value by organizing these. So do make use of these opportunities and do let your colleagues know: share!
Just after the date that this next input for IEEE TEMS LEADER is due, the 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science and Technology (IEEE ETHICS 2016) is about to take place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. See www.sites.ieee.org/ethics-conference/, with our AdCom members Charles Rubenstein, Luke Maki and Elya Joffe in the organization.
We expect that with the ongoing #DigitalTransformation, building on cloud technologies, data analytics and Internet of Things, the need to deal with ethics will become more prominent and of broader concern and impact to society as a whole. Too bad the LEADER deadline is just before the conference, hence we cannot report on the event yet, but we can safely assume more reports hereon from Charles, Luke and Elya in a next edition of IEEE TEMS LEADER. Or if you are visiting the IEEE ETHICS 2016, send us your report on how you have experienced the two-day event in Vancouver.
Organizing conferences is always a challenge, but rest assured you will not be alone. Organizing a conference is a team effort. That also means, the IEEE TEMS board we call upon the help and support of all of our members and of all other passionate, enthusiastic people around the globe to step forward to perhaps organize a conference, a summit or a large event. We welcome your involvement as a part of the conference leadership team, as a track chair, a manuscript reviewer, identifying speakers, and most importantly, as an attendee. Please let us know your ideas.
Also, please inform your colleagues or friends about our conferences. All of these events are designed to provide opportunities to discuss, to debate, to obtain new insights or ideas, to network, and to be an important part of your current and future success. Our conferences provide the opportunity for the Technical Activity Committees (TACs) to arrange for a sub-event on their specific interest or sub-meeting providing networking opportunities for you. Contact us and we will work with all of the applicable local conference organizers to create great events.