Two University of Wollongong academics are playing key roles in a major overseas symposium which features the pioneer of wearable computing, Professor Steve Mann, and a person recognised as the ‘Father of Artificial Intelligence’, Professor Marvin Minsky. Steve Mann will be the general chair of the 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS13) taking place in Toronto, Canada from 27-29 June. The theme of this conference is SmartWorld. SmartWorld includes smart people -- not just smart grids, smart infrastructure, smart homes, smart cars or smart appliances. Associate Professor Katina Michael from UOW’s School of Information Systems and Technology is the program chair of ISTAS13. “Smart people interacting with smart infrastructure means that intelligence is driving decisions,” Professor Michael said.
B. Goldie, 2013. Living in a Smart World -- People as Sensors. Available at: http://media.uow.edu.au/releases/UOW151759.html
ISTAS13 Event Website - http://sites.ieee.org/istas-2013