Drones: UAVs - The Pros And Cons In Policing, Security & Everyday Life
Sunday, June 30, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
THE PROS AND CONS IN POLICING, SECURITY & EVERYDAY LIFE
7th Forum on the Social Implications of National Security
Key Stakeholder Symposium
Toronto, Ontario CANADA
30th June 2013
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones are having a substantial presence in our skies and featuring in media around the world. Legislation restricting or banning the use of UAVs in various airspaces is having a direct impact on the policing, commercial, community engagement and educational potential of these technologies.
A direct correlation between augmented reality and lifelogging data repositories with UAVs bring this technology even further into contention with privacy, security and identity management authorities and advocates. The explosion of inter-related applications and diffusion of these technologies in an everyday, publicly accessible and smartworld context, calls for a Symposium that brings interdisciplinary, cross-sector, interagency and multinational perspectives together in a forum addressing the immediate issues and challenges of working in this space.
This Symposium will bring together key stakeholders on the 30th June 2013 in Toronto, Ontario Canada in a face-to-face forum / debate, with key speakers and representative figures from the (but not limited to) military, national security, medical, law enforcement, privacy, journalism, suppliers, academic and business leaders.
When & Where
Associate Professor Katina Michael
ISTAS13 Program Chair
University of Wollongong, NSW Australia
IEEE Technology & Society Magazine
Editor-in-Chief (2012 - 2013)
Senior member IEEE
Katina Michael (MIEEE’04, SMIEEE’06) holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) from the Faculty of Informatics at the University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia (’03); a Master of Transnational Crime Prevention from the Faculty of Law at the University of Wollongong (’09) and a Bachelor of Information Technology from the School of Mathematical and Computing Science, NSW, Australia at the University of Technology, Sydney (’96).
She is presently an Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong in the School of Information Systems and Technology (’02-‘11) in Australia, and has previously been employed as a Senior Network Engineer at Nortel Networks (’96-‘01).