We're so engrossed in our devices, and these close-calls are proof of why you should look away from the screen.
Photo Credit: Mark Graham, Canberra, ACT
"ICGCIoT is technically sponsored by UP Section of IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS), Malaysia, International Nueral Network Society (INNS), and supported by Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), ComTec, UNIKASSEL VERSITAT, and Research Publishing, Singapore.
There were internationally renowned keynote speakers, who delivered their keynote speeches in the morning sessions, Dr Aynur Unal, Stanford University, USA, Dr Katina Michael, University of Wollongong, Australia, Dr Thinagaran Perumal, Universiti Putra, Malaysia, DR. Ing. Jagdish Lal Raheja, Digital Systems Group (CEERI), India, Dr Aduwati Binti Sali, University Putra, Malaysia, Dr Jacek Mandziuk, Warsa University of Technology, Poland."
President of Ireland Michael Higgins gave a stirring address on technology and society. Androulla Kaminara of European Commission talked about sustainability goals, Paul Cunningham of the International Information Management Corporation chaired a brilliant conference and doing great work focused on co-design, Greg Adamson (IEEE SSIT President), and panel speakers from Intel, BT, IBM, Ericsson provided excellent industry representation.
Key government agency perspectives on location based services regulation
Computer Law & Security Review
Volume 31, Issue 6, December 2015, Pages 736–748
RFID technology in its current form has been around for 20 years, and it evolved from technologies developed during World War II. Since then, RFID have emerged as a promising technology in the areas of retail, logistics, finance, transportation, healthcare and security. The goal of this workshop is to highlight these achievements of RFID and explore future application and prospects of this technology. To understand the future of RFID, we present a one-day workshop having researchers and industry practitioners from Australia to review the history as well as latest challenges, innovations and opportunities in real world applications.
Katina Michael has since been elected into the IEEE Council RFID (CRFID) AdCom.
Photographs from the day available here
To all the brilliant women I met at this wonderful event in Hyderabad, India, I thank you for your encouragement! Charles Sturt University and the SVP NPA Police Academy, thank you for all the effort you put into hosting this event with women from 24 countries. What a privilege to be there.
My favourite program was the "She Team" program, which is about speaking up about violence against women. The program is grass-roots and it works. Women should feel safe wherever they are.
My main point at this conference was that technology is only ever a partial solution to security problems. The other part is the human part...
I am pleased to announce that IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, a publication of the IEEE SSIT Society, was the winner in the Redesign -- Association / Non-Profit (B-to-B) - Redesign - Less than 6 Issues [Ozzies] category in the 2015 Folio Awards. The new design, shown below, was launched with the March 2015 issue. The redesign was created by Gail Schnitzer and Janet Dudar based on design input from EIC Katina Michael and Managing Editor Terri Bookman. Jessica Barrague is the staff editor for the magazine.
What an incredible experience it was to travel to Delhi for the IEEE Green Computing and Internet of Things Conference! Met so many wonderful students and staff from across India and surrounding nations, but especially beautiful hearts at Galgotias College of Engineering and Technology.
I was so impressed by the vast talent of students, who not only were keen engineers and technologists but also multi-talented singers, dancers, actors and MCs!
Here is the link to the conference: http://gciot-conference.org/2015/
Such an exceptional conference- and likely the best IEEE conference I've ever been to- well organised, entertaining, precision organisation in sessions and keynotes, certificates, kind words and generosity. What incredible volunteers that gathered at this event- and so "Indian" in reception!
Great local food! Great folk music! A top variety night! All of it student driven.
And most of all about 800 IEEE peer-reviewed papers, posters, industry submissions on something I deem to be the number 1 thing that engineers should be focused on-- sustainability.
The advent of China blocking out Google has meant that Chinese professors and research students are not as discoverable or searchable as other researchers around the world. Katina gave a seminar on the potential for Chinese academics and researchers to join communities of practice such as www.iloveengineering.org. It was great to receive feedback less than 24 hours later that a prospective candidate wished to apply for one of the scholarship/fellowship roles they found on the web site after browsing the web pages.
Jiangtao delivered a technical seminar to the students on his research on imaging.
Over 180 students were present to listen to the importance of transnational collaborations between UOW and TJPU in Tianjin.
It was great to see so many female engineering candidates in the auditorium.
Katina spoke on the importance of:
(1) practising English language (written and oral)
(2) mixing with domestic students and other international students at Wollongong University, outside immediate culture
(3) taking advantage of the natural setting of Wollongong among hills, mountains, pristine beaches, rainforests, and more.
Katina Michael spoke at the International Women in Law Enforcement Conference on the topic of National Security. She was the second speaker of the day. Over 24 countries represented at this event and over 120 participants, half of which were high ranking female police officers in India.
The Benefits and Harms of National Security Technologie
After the tragic events of 9/11, governments across the world reviewed their national security strategies, specifically with a focus to curbing terrorism. Apart from better coordination between law enforcement agencies at all levels (local, national and international) to sharing intelligence, introducing new technologies for ensuring long-term social and economic securitization and stability became a premier goal. National security technologies are meant to (1) safeguard a country’s borders from illegal entrants; and (2) protect citizens within a nation state in terms of the adequate and equitable distribution of wealth and resource sustainability. The introduction of electronic passports for international travel authorisation, multimodal biometric scanning at customs and border control, full body image scanners at airports, and biometric-based smart card national identity schemes have arguably made the world a safer place. But is there evidence to show that these technologies actually work to fulfil their aims beyond existing person-number systems? This paper presents a number of case examples and discusses the harms and benefits posed by the new technologies, weighing up the impacts on the harmonization between privacy, security, and liberty and control. The emerging trend toward evidence-based policing is also described in light of the ability to proactively profile global citizens who pose a perceived threat to society.
Katina Michael speaking on national security technologies: benefits and harms at this international conference on women in law enforcement.
"HYDERABAD: The first-ever three-day international conference in India on Women in Law Enforcement would be held here from tomorrow.
Aruna Bahuguna, Director, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA), said the primary objective of the conference was to deepen competencies of future women leaders.
The best minds from the academia and policing organisations from the world over have been invited to share their on-going study and research on the many complex dimensions of law enforcement and also enable the practitioners to learn from each other's experiences the many intricacies related to law enforcement in areas such as forensic science, international police cooperation, regional security and addressing concerning women in police, she said.
Professor Tracey Green, Charles Sturt University (CSU), Australia, talked about the greater numbers of women taking leadership roles in the police force coinciding with globalisation."
Fb event https://www.facebook.com/events/770764453035627/
Katina Michael will speak on the SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF RFID at a forthcoming IEEE Workshop titled: "RFID: Past, Present and Future" at RMIT in late October 2015.