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GHTC 2018 Participatory Workshop/Panel Sessions

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

IEEE GHTC 2018 is introducing Participatory Workshop/Panel Sessions into this years program to showcase practitioner and field research related experiences as well as technology adoption or adaptation related issues. This year we are focusing on

  • Disaster Recovery
  • Energy
  • Health

We welcome submissions from the public, private, education and research and societal sectors. While the format of individual sessions may vary depending on the submissions accepted, submissions providing an opportunity for conference delegates to interact with or see live demonstration of technology or to better understand from practitioners as well as MDP Students unintended or unanticipated consequences of interventions (whether or not there was a positive outcome) will be prioritised.

Please submit your proposals highlighting (a) the nature of the proposed contribution and (b) how acceptance of this submission will strengthen the impact of IEEE GHTC 2019 by raising awareness of innovative technology or engineering solutions or sharing insight into important social, cultural, ethical or acceptance and local ownership related issues to be considered when doing field research or implementation projects.

Format:
90 minutes, parallel track
Participatory, hands on type problem solving, experience sharing oriented discussion
Focus on objectives, outcomes, lessons learnt, problems to avoid

See 2018.ieeeghtc.org for details on submissions.

 

IEEE HAC Conference Participation Program

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

The IEEE HAC Conference Participation Program will provide a limited number of partial scholarships to support participation at 2018 conferences with a sustainable development and humanitarian technology focus or component. The objective is to facilitate more extensive networking, sharing of experiences and partnership building, and reduce potential economic barriers to participation by IEEE volunteers active in the sustainable development space.

Those eligible to apply for support include the following individuals who have tangible results,
experiences and lessons learnt to share.

  • Active IEEE SIGHT volunteers
  • Other IEEE volunteers
  • Local practitioners, local community and local partner representatives actively collaborating with IEEE members in the sustainable development and humanitarian space

See HAC Conference Participation Program page for details and how to apply.

 

 

GHTC 2018 Call for Participation

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

Registration is now open – discounted early bird registration rates available through 14-September

Celebrating its 8th anniversary, IEEE GHTC 2018 is a world class conference focused on discussing sustainable development and humanitarian technology related policy, insight and experiences and showcasing activities aligned with of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG).

GHTC 2018 features a vibrant program of plenary presentations, paper and poster presentations, workshops, panel discussions, and unconference sessions. Researchers and practitioners will exchange experiences related to Disaster Mitigation, Affordable & Clean Energy, Agriculture & Food Security, Clean Water & Sanitation, Community engagement and capacity-building, Connectivity & Communication, Healthcare, Applications for Poverty Alleviation, Humanitarian Challenges & Opportunities, Education and Entrepreneurship.

For information on how to register click here.

For information on the venue and accommodation,  click here. Deadline for hotel reservations is 26-Sept.

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GHTC 2018 Student Poster Competition

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

Submission deadline extended to 28-September

IEEE GHTC 2018 invites undergraduate students to submit abstracts for the Student Poster Competition about ideas or designs for developing projects/products supporting the Key focus areas of GHTC.

Selected posters will be featured during the GHTC 2018 Student Poster Session, on Thursday, October 18.

The deadline to submit poster abstracts is midnight US Pacific Time, September 15, 2018 September 28, 2018.
Notification of acceptance will be sent out a week after this deadline.

Cash prizes will be awarded as follows:

Judges Award-$750
Technical Award-$500
People’s Choice Award-$250

For details and to enter, see: http://2018.ieeeghtc.org/pages/student-poster-competition

 

GHTC 2018 Call for Papers

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Call for Papers – 8th annual IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC 2018)

http://2018.ieeeghtc.org/

Abstract submission deadline 21-April-2018

The IEEE GHTC is an international flagship conference on the application of technology to meet the needs of underserved populations around the world and in support of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG). GHTC 2018 will be held Oct. 18-21 in San Jose, CA.

GHTC strongly encourages submissions that utilize both applications of current technologies used in new ways and innovative technologies that address its goals. These submissions can include presentations, posters, workshops, panel discussions, and other formats which address the socio-cultural and socio-economical needs of vulnerable end user communities in both developed and developing countries. Submissions by public, private and end-user community representatives are very welcome.

 

Key focus areas for GHTC 2018 include (but are not limited to)

  • Affordable & Clean Energy
  • Agriculture & Food Security
  • Clean Water & Sanitation
  • Community engagement, Capacity-building, and Behavior Change
  • Connectivity & Communication
  • Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery
  • Humanitarian Challenges & Opportunities
  • Social Science & Entrepreneurship
  • Technology Enhanced Quality Education Delivery
  • Technology Enhanced Healthcare
  • Technology and Applications for Poverty Alleviation
  • Other United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

*New for 2018* – GHTC has now added Social Science & Entrepreneurship as new topics for papers, panels, and workshops, in the context of technology design, adoption, and dissemination.

To propose a presentation, tutorial, workshop, case study and/or panel, please see http://bit.ly/2oJH2Rx.

Submission Deadlines for Full Papers and Poster Papers:

  • April 07, 2018 April 21 – Deadline for paper abstract (up to 500 words) submission
  • June 02, 2018 – Deadline for full paper submission (4-8 pages)
  • July 15, 2018 – Deadline for poster papers (up to 2 pages)
  • August 30, 2018 – Submission of accepted final papers (full and poster) for inclusion in conference proceedings

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 whether they are presenting preliminary, expected or final results as well as expected or actual 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 to inform and facilitate subsequent collaboration by conference attendees. See http://bit.ly/2oJH2Rx

GHTC 2018 is also seeking participants for its Technology Showcase of applications of technologies and innovations which address the UNSDG. See 2018.ieeeghtc.org.

 

GHTC is organized by IEEE Region 6 (Western United States) and the IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section with IEEE-USA, CES, EMBS, MTT, PES and SSIT technical co-sponsors.