IEEE GHTC focuses on advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. This cross-disciplinary annual conference provides the perfect venue for those interested in humanitarian projects to join their peers in September 2022 at Santa Clara University, California, USA.
GHTC is an international flagship conference, focused on bringing together people working on the application of technology to addressing critical issues for the benefit of the resource-constrained and vulnerable populations in the world. It is a forum where IEEE works with developers and NGOs to identify the most pressing needs. We encourage participants from academia, for-profit and non-profit businesses, governmental and non-governmental organizations to attend and present research, ideas, and other considerations for the creation of effective humanitarian technology. We also invite participants to share case studies and lessons learned from deployment and application of humanitarian technologies.
Chair Behnam Dezfouli firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-Chair Yuhong Liu email@example.com
Vice-Chair Operations Ed Perkins e.perkins@IEEE.ORG
Vice-Chair 2023 Khanjan Mehta firstname.lastname@example.org
Finance Chair / Treasurer Titus Lo titus.lo@IEEE.ORG
Technical Program Chair Elizabeth Belding email@example.com
Plenary/Keynote/Panels Silvia Figueira firstname.lastname@example.org
Tutorials/Workshops Behnam Dezfouli email@example.com
Vice Chairs 2023 John Gershenson firstname.lastname@example.org
Toby Cumberbatch email@example.com
Sponsorship Chair Joseph Wei firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors Committee Mike Brisbois email@example.com
The 12th IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (IEEE GHTC 2022) is a flagship international conference sharing practical technology-enabled solutions supporting achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) by addressing the needs of underserved communities in resource-constrained environments around the world. GHTC 2022 will be hosted at Santa Clara University (California) on September 8-11.
Stakeholders from the public, private, education and research, societal, funding and donor sectors are invited to submit Oral Presentation proposals, Short Papers (early-stage results) and Full Papers (mature results) that share Sustainable Development, ICT4D and Humanitarian Technology related insights, experiences, best practices and lessons learned from a research, policy, practitioner and/or community perspective. Papers should present analysis of initial or final research results or a case study. General project descriptions are not appropriate. Submissions will be assessed for quality, relevance, consideration of ethical issues, methodological vigor and potential or actual impact.
Submissions by community representatives, practitioners (governmental, for-profit and nonprofit), academics, private sector organizations and policy makers describing intervention design and implementation, field experiences and best practices, case studies, project monitoring and evaluation results, and original research are of particular interest. Paper submissions should include results that have not previously been published and have not been submitted to another conference or journal.
Please note that all submissions will undergo a Plagiarism Check before being assigned for blind peer review by members of the Technical Program Committee (TPC), who are all experienced subject matter experts.
Good Health and Well Being (SDG3): Medical technology, Telemedicine, Mobile Clinics, Primary Care and Nutrition.
Affordable & Clean Energy (SDG7): Generation, and Distribution of Renewable Energy; Off-grid Energy for Lighting, Cooking and Heating; Decentralized Energy Resources (DER); Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems (HRES); Renewable Energy Management (REM); Smart Grid, Micro/Nano Grid; Energy Management Systems (EMS); Battery Management Systems (BMS); Hybrid & Electric Vehicles (HEV); Bio-energies; Waste-to-Energy.
Communication/Connectivity in Support of Development: Communication and Information Technologies, Systems, and Applications; Social Media and Its Application.
Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery: Disaster Planning and Preparedness; Predictive, Warning and Response Systems; Community Mobilization; Monitoring and Evaluation of Community Response.
Technologies that promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls (SDG5)
Quality Education (SDG4): Training and Capacity Building; Programs; Methods and Service Learning.
Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG6): Clean Water; Sanitation; Solid Waste Management; Disease Vector Control; Drainage and Hygiene.
Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG8): Entrepreneurship Programs (including social entrepreneurship), Sustainable Business Models, Social Enterprises, Workforce Development Programs (e.g. digital literacy programs), Innovative Business Financing Models.
Agriculture and Food Security (SDG2): Agricultural Technologies, Irrigation and Farming Practices.
Technology Impacts on Societal Evolution
Other Related United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (e.g. SDGs 9, 11, 12, 14): Humanitarian Challenges & Opportunities; Infrastructure, Information, and Human Security; Shelters; Community engagement, Capacity-building, and Behavior Change; Metrics and measurement; Deployment and Commercialization of Humanitarian Technologies; Technology Design, Adoption and Dissemination; Human-Centered System Design; Ocean Health and Climate Change Mitigation.
Three types of submissions are invited for presentation at GHTC:
Full Papers: mature results or completed projects and should not exceed eight pages.
Short Papers: interim results, experiences and perspectives, and should be three to four pages in length including a short reference section.
Oral-Only: work-in-progress; projects at an early stage of implementation; option for community representatives, practitioners or policy makers who prefer not to write a paper. Oral-Only submissions should be described in one or two pages.
NOTE: we are accepting proposals for multi-stakeholder Special Sessions (e.g. demo, panel, discussion; up to 8 pages) deadline May 15.
Accepted Full Papers, Short Papers and Oral-Only Presentations will be grouped thematically to facilitate focused discussion, community building and networking based on common interests.
Abstract Submission Deadline
Abstract Notification of Acceptance
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