2014 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (Oct 2014, California USA)


Dates: 10-13 October 2014
Location: Silicon Valley / San Jose, California USA
Website: http://www.ieeeghtc.org
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 31 March 2014

The Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) is the flagship IEEE conference for presenting, discussing, and developing technological solutions to global humanitarian challenges. GHTC attracts presenters and attendees who work to meet the needs of populations affected by poverty, disaster, conflict, environmental change, and other impacts resulting in their needs being unmet or underserved.

The technical focus of the Conference is complemented by an integrated understanding of broader contexts—economics, policy, culture, environment—to create and promote sustainable holistic solutions. GHTC welcomes participation by individuals and organizations from technical and non-technical backgrounds, including engineers, scientists, academics, small-businesses, corporations, philanthropists, foundations, and government and non-government organizations.

The Conference theme of “Technology for the Benefit of Humanity” is presented in five tracks:

1. Energy: infrastructure and off-grid power, renewable, transportation, lighting, cooking & heating
2. Health: medical technology, telemedicine, mobile care, primary care
3. Disaster, connectivity, and communication: disaster warning & avoidance, disaster response, disaster management, networks, remote communication, communication technologies
4. Humanitarian challenges and opportunities: education, housing, supply chain & distribution, business development
5. Water and agriculture: clean water, sanitation, irrigation, farming practices & agricultural technologies

Submission Schedule: Authors may submit content in the form of a technical paper, a lightning talk, a poster, or a special session such as a panel or workshop. All submissions require an abstract, draft, and final submission. Key dates include:

March 31                Abstract submission
May 27          Draft submission for review
July 18         Final submission for review
August 21       Final revised submission (if required)

More information on sessions, submission requirements and deadlines, registration for the conference, hotel reservations and exhibiting is available on the GHTC website http://www.ieeeghtc.org. Please note:

– At least one author of the submission must attend and present at the Conference
– All submissions must be posted online at http://www.ieeeghtc.org/author-central
– All submissions must follow content & length guidelines available at http://www.ieeeghtc.org/author-central
– Necessary revisions must be completed before final acceptance
– Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent via email
– International attendees are responsible for obtaining the proper Visas

Accepted papers will be published and included in IEEE Xplore. Accepted presentations will be posted on the GHTC website with the author’s consent. Electronic media containing all accepted GHTC abstracts and papers will be distributed to registered attendees.

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About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is http://deseng.ryerson.ca/~fil.

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