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GHTC 2019 Announces Plenary Panelists

Friday, April 26th, 2019

Seattle, WA (25-Apr-19) – The 2019 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) announces its preliminary plenary panels and panelists. The Plenary Panels are:

  • Disaster Recovery, Disadvantaged Communities and Displaced People Panel
  • Health Panel

Disaster Recovery, Disadvantaged Communities and Displaced People Panelists

  • John Berglund, Territorial Emergency/Disaster Services Director, The Salvation Army USA
  • TBA, Navajo Nation

Health Panelists

  • Tim Wood, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Skye Gilbert, Deputy Director, Digital Health, PATH

See the Keynotes and Plenary page for details.

 

GHTC 2019 Submission extension

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

 

The deadline for GHTC 2019 submissions has been extended to 17-May (Final) (from 19-April).

  • We are still seeking a few more reviewers; the peer-review process is a critical part of ensuring the quality and novelty of the papers and presentations at GHTC. If you are willing to be a reviewer, please complete the brief application form linked here.  Please note that the timeline for paper submission and review has changed from previous years, with reviews starting in April.  We expect that each reviewer will be asked to review 4 to 6 submissions.
  • GHTC 2019 authors whose papers are accepted can apply for the IEEE HAC Conference Participation Program. This program provides a number of partial scholarships to support participation at 2019 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. See article here for more info.

 

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.

The ninth annual GHTC will take place in Seattle, Washington, USA, October 17– 20th 2019. It is the perfect venue for those from the public, private, education and research, societal, funding and donor sectors to join their peers. Submissions accepted thru 19-April.

Focus areas for IEEE GHTC 2019 include:

  • Agriculture & Food Security (SDG2)
  • Good Health and Well Being (SDG3)
  • Quality Education (SDG4)
  • Clean Water & Sanitation (SDG6)
  • Affordable & Clean Energy (SDG7)
  • Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery
  • Communication/Connectivity in Support of Development
  • Other Related UN SGDs (e.g. SDGs 9, 11, 12, 14)

See topic details at http://ieeeghtc.org/author-central/call-for-papers/

Three types of submissions are possible for presentation at GHTC:

  • Full Papers are appropriate for mature work or completed projects and should not exceed eight pages;
  • Short Papers are appropriate for early stage projects or authors wishing to share a snapshot of results-in-progress, experiences and perspectives, and should be three to four pages in length including a short reference section.
  • Oral-Only (Poster) Presentations are appropriate for work-in-progress, projects in the pre-implementation stage as well as an option for practitioners, policy makers or community representatives who do not want to write a paper. Oral-Only submissions should be described in one or two pages.

All submissions are in PDF/A format.

Short Papers and Oral-Only Presentations will be accepted for presentation either during a paper session or poster session at the discretion of the Program Committee.

Complementing the 2019 IEEE GHTC Conference Proceedings, accepted papers presented during the conference will also be submitted for publication in IEEE Xplore®.

See the author submission process and guidelines at www.ieeeghtc.org/author-central.

Important Dates

Full Paper, Short Paper and Oral-only submission for review deadlineApril 19, 2019
May 17, 2019 (final)
Notification of acceptance / revision requirementsMay 19, 2019
Submission of accepted Full Paper/Short Paper and Oral-only PresentationJuly 31, 2019
Author Copyright forms deadlineJuly 31, 2019
Author early registration deadlineSeptember 16, 2019

 

IEEE HAC Event Grant for GHTC 2019

Sunday, March 3rd, 2019

 

IEEE GHTC 2019 is pleased to announce it has received an Event Grant from the IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC).

The IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) supports strengthening the capacity and impact of IEEE volunteers, staff and OUs involved in sustainable development and humanitarian technology-related activities around the world. IEEE HAC facilitates necessary education and training, builds strategic partnerships, provides funding for projects and events and supports IEEE SIGHT (Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology) activities.

GHTC 2019 authors whose papers are accepted may apply for the IEEE HAC Conference Participation Program. This program provides a number of partial scholarships to support participation at 2019 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.

Eligibility:

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

Read the Call for Applicants here (PDF). To apply, once your paper is accepted, fill out the online application for support: 2019 HAC Conference Participation Program Application.

Note there are monthly deadlines on the last Thursday.

 

GHTC 2019 Call for papers

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

CALL for PAPERS

Initial Submission Deadline Extended to 17-May

Download PDF CFP flyer

Conference Dates: October 17 – 20, 2019
Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport

The 9th IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (IEEE GHTC 2019) is an international flagship conference sharing practical technology enabled solutions addressing the needs of underserved populations and resource constrained environments around the world and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG).

Stakeholders from the public, private, education and research, societal, funding and donor sectors are invited to submit proposed papers (or presentations) sharing Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Technology related insights, experiences, good practices and lessons learnt from a research, policy, practitioner and/or community perspective. To this end, GHTC welcomes paper and presentation submissions in the Sustainable Development and Humanitarian/Appropriate/Assistive Technology spaces. Submissions by practitioners (governmental, for-profit and non-profit), academics, private sector actors 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.

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GHTC 2018 Proceedings Published

Monday, January 21st, 2019

The GHTC 2018 Proceedings have been published by IEEE Xplore®.

Go to the IEEE Xplore GHTC Proceedings Portal for all published GHTC Conference Proceedings.

 

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