IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)
Technology for the Benefit of Humanity | Virtual – October 19-23, 2021

Final CFP Extension GHTC 2020


Due to numerous requests from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made a FINAL deadline extension to June 15 midnight PT.  No further bulk extension. It is best to ensure you have registered the paper even if you can’t get it uploaded, as we can always do a paper-specific deadline adjustment if justified.

Note there are three options for each Track: Oral-only, Short Papers and regular.
Oral – 1 to 2 pages PDF extended abstract,
Short – 3 or 4 pages PDF,
regular – 4 to 8 pages PDF.

We are also accepting proposals for Special Sessions (panels, workshops, demos, etc). 1-8 pages, any format PDF. If the Special Session will contains papers, they must be submitted separately.

See the CFP page for details and the Authors page for formatting and submission.

NOTE: Papers submitted by the earlier deadlines (May 1, May 15)  have and will be assigned for review with Final papers due July 3. June 15 papers will be reviewed with goal of acceptance notification by July 3 and Final papers by July 31. Author registration deadline is July 31.

The IEEE HAC has notified us that we are eligible for Scholarship funding, although the details have not yet been fully worked out.

Action plans are now in place to support a Hybrid Conference (combining both virtual and physical participation) should the impact of COVID-19 prevent presenters and delegates from traveling to attend the conference. We have passed on committing to a venue as it is not possible to predict if the pandemic will be stable by the time of the conference.


GHTC 2020 is sponsored by the IEEE Region 6, Seattle Section and SSIT, with technical sponsorship by the IEEE CTS (was CES), EMBS, MTT, PES, Smart Village Initiative, and IEEE-USA; with support from the IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee.