ISSST Logo Draft

Here is a draft of an ISSST logo.  The design is inspired by Alan Jenn’s design, doodled on some paper at the Dinner Cruise at ISSST 2013.  The original design looked something like this: And the version we’re considering looks like this: Comments?  Questions?  Opinions or suggestions?  We want to hear from the people who…

Rolf Zwaan: Pre-publication Posting and Post-publication Review

Most of our participants in ISSST2013 don’t spend too much time thinking about what’s becoming known as the “digital humanities” or “digital scholarship”. But I do. I recently found this blog post by Rolf Zwaan that studies dissemination of “pre-publication” findings through digital media and conferences — which is exactly the model that ISSST2013 has…

Instructions for Authors – paper deadline extended to 6 May

Unlike prior symposiums, ISSST2013 will not rely on the IEEE Xplore to publish conference proceedings.  We’ve redesigned both the peer review and the publication process to enhance the quality and the visibility of the Proceedings.  We’re also trying to simplify the paper templates and production process process. To manage this process, Melissa Bilec and Jun-ki…

The Parallel Session Should Be Part of Peer Review

ISSST2013 has several goals that I’ll blog about in great detail shortly.  However, one of the foremost goals is to accelerate the production, publication, archiving and dissemination of new knowledge in the form of scholarly works (mostly journal articles or books). To do this better, we need to think of the parallel sessions a little…

Special Sessions and Special Issues

This email exemplifies a question that I’ve been getting from several ISSST participants: I am a professor at [University in Western Europe]. My primary research field is the design of electronic circuits and systems, with also activities in LCA. I just read that ISSST is now independent from IEEE. In 2011, I published a paper…

What happened to the IEEE?

The International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technologies has been held every year for the past 19 years, and it has always been affiliated with the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) a professional society self-described as “the world’s largest professional society for the advancement of technology”. The partnership with IEEE served several purposes:…