Emergent Themes: ISTAS’13 IEEE Symposium

The ISTAS’13 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society ‘Smart World: Peoples As Sensors’ event drew hundreds of delegates from around the world to a three day event at the University of Toronto on June 27-29, 2013. Engineers, academics, science fiction writers, educators, students, journalists and seemingly most of the Canadian technology community attended a range of events, presentations, seminars, panels, debates and a Sousveillance walk across the city. This data paper provides emergent themes and topics that have evolved from articles and blog posts provided for delegates as a means to contextualise the event and inform the public of development in this domain.