Technology for the Benefit of Humanity
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Overview & Conference Theme

The Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) is the flagship IEEE forum for presenting and discussing humanitarian technology innovation and deployment. The technical focus of the Conference is complemented by an integrated understanding of broader contexts—economics, policy, culture, environment—that impact successful humanitarian technology implementation.

Participation is invited from the public, private, education and research, societal and funding sectors. Researchers and policy makers, practitioners and representatives of end-user communities all have valuable contributions to make. Interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary papers, and proposals for interactive sessions and panels are warmly encouraged; such approaches have proven highly effective in the development and application of technology for Sustainable Development and Humanitarian goals.

Authors and Presenters must demonstrate a clear understanding of the interrelationship of their work with socio-cultural, socio-economic, policy and environmental factors, and clearly state preliminary, final or expected results and impact. Proposals for Interactive Sessions [Panels, Case Studies, and Workshops] should be designed to stimulate dialogue, knowledge exchange and the co-design of ideas, concepts and implementation plans by conference attendees.

The Conference theme of “Technology for the Benefit of Humanity” is presented in ten focus areas:

  1. Affordable & Clean Energy: Generation, and Distribution of Renewable Energy; Off-grid Energy for Lighting, Cooking and Heating.
  2. Agriculture & Food Security: Agricultural Technologies, Irrigation and Farming Practices.
  3. Clean Water & Sanitation: Clean Water; Sanitation; Solid Waste Management; Disease Vector Control; Drainage and Hygiene.
  4. Connectivity & Communication: Communication and Information Technologies, Systems, and Applications; Social Media and Its Application;
  5. Healthcare: Medical technology, Telemedicine, Mobile Clinics, Primary Care and Nutrition.
  6. Humanitarian Challenges & Opportunities: Logistics and Transportation; Infrastructure, Information, and Human Security; Shelters; Interagency Coordination; Human-Centered System Design; Participatory Methods and Local Economic Stimulation.
  7. Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery: Disaster Planning and Preparedness; Predictive, Warning and Response Systems; Community Mobilization; Monitoring and Evaluation of Community Response.
  8. Quality Education: Training and Capacity Building; Programs; Methods and Service Learning.
  9. Poverty Alleviation: Scale-up, Distribution, Implementation, and Commercialization of Humanitarian Technologies.
  10. Other United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Authors may submit the initial abstract for a paper or poster presentation; or a proposal for a case study, panel discussion, and workshop. We especially encourage the inclusion of case studies and topics that are appropriate for interactive sessions. Submission of a full paper is required after initial abstract acceptance.


Resources for Authors

Review Call for Papers

Submission Site: EDAS GHTC site (<>) is open.

Abstracts accepted in PDF only. See Submission Types & Instructions for preparing your abstract and paper. Please read our Policies.

Submission Schedule – Critical dates and deadlines for the submission of content to be considered in the conference proceedings

Submission Types & Instructions – List of submission types and instructions that include posters, technical papers, special sessions (workshops and panels)

Guidelines for a technical paper – Guidelines for developing a full paper and presentation for a technical paper

Guidelines for a special session – Guidelines for developing an extended abstract and presentation for a panel or workshop

Guidelines for a poster presentation – Guidelines for developing a poster presentation

Conference templates – Templates for completing a technical paper, slideshow presentation, and poster presentation

Copyright transfer – Required for publication in the conference proceedings (e-Copyright in EDAS)

Policies  – Requirements prohibiting plagiarism, dual submission, and falsification

Reviews and Reviewers – Information on Review Criteria and how to Contact Reviewers

Access Reviewer’s Comments by going to the EDAS paper display page.

Visa Request  – Information to request a letter of invitation (used to obtain a VISA, etc.)

Author FAQ

Presentation Tips

Slideshow presentation – Creating and delivering a successful slideshow presentation (e.g., Microsoft PowerPoint)
GHTC Slideshow Presentation Guideline (PDF)

Interactive (Poster) presentation  – Creating and delivering a successful interactive poster presentation
GHTC Poster Presentation Guideline (PDF)