SINS’9 Workshop

The 9th Workshop on the Social Implications of National Security (SINS’9 Workshop)

The 9th Workshop on the Social Implications of National Security (SINS’9) will be held as a full day event on Tuesday, 12 July 2016, in conjunction with the IEEE 2016 Conference on Norbert Wiener in the 21st Century.

Theme: The Socio-Ethical Implications of Implantable Technologies in the Military Sector

Convenors: Katina Michael (University of Wollongong), M.G. Michael (University of Wollongong), Jai C. Galliot (University of New South Wales), and Rob Nicholls (University of New South Wales)

Date/Venue: 12 July 2016 at The University of Melbourne, Australia

Information on the Call for Abstracts and the Workshop Program is available at: Select papers will be published in a special section of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine in 2017.

For further information, contact Katina Michael (

About the Social Implications of National Security workshop series

The Social Implications of National Security workshop series began in 2006 funded by the Australian Research Council, Research Network for a Secure Australia. The RNSA funded the workshop until 2012, and spear-headed the “Human Factor Series” for the lifetime of the research network. Its proceedings have been deposited in a variety of key stakeholders, including the National Library, the Department of Prime Minister & Cabinet, the Commissioner for Law Enforcement Data Security in Victoria and the NSW Police Academy libraries of Australia. The workshops have been hosted in Wollongong, Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Toronto. There have been representatives from government, industry, defense, emergency services organisations, academia, and society at large at each of the workshops.

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