IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)
Technology for the Benefit of Humanity // Villanova University, USA / October 23-26, 2024

GHTC 2020

The 10th IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC 2020) was held online on October 29- November 1 via Zoom. GHTC 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 were invited to submit papers (or proposals for oral presentations) sharing Sustainable Development, ICT4D (information and communication technologies for development) and Humanitarian Technology related insights, experiences, good practices and lessons learnt from a research, policy, practitioner and/or community perspective. 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.

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. Specifically:

  • Agriculture & Food Security (UN SDG2)
  • Good Health and Well Being (SDG3)
  • Quality Education (SDG4)
  • Clean Water & Sanitation (SDG6)
  • Affordable & Clean Energy (SDG7)
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG8)
  • Connectivity & Communication in Support of Development
  • Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery
  • Other UN SDGs e.g. (9, 11, 12, 14)

Three types of submissions were solicited for presentation at GHTC:

  • Full Papers for mature work or completed projects four to eight pages;
  • Short Papers for early stage projects or authors wishing to share a snapshot of results-in-progress, experiences and perspectives, three to four pages;
  • Oral-Only Presentations (1-2 page abstract)

See Report on IEEE GHTC 2020

GHTC 2020 Call for Papers (PDF)

GHTC 2020 Student Poster Competition Info

GHTC 2020 Program

GHTC 2020 Papers Program Schedule (PDF)

GHTC 2020 Program Guide (PDF)

GHTC 2020 Workshops (Applied Machine Learning) (Sustainable Project Design)(Off-Grid Fundamentals)

GHTC 2020 Opening and Special Sessions

GHTC 2020 Patrons and Sponsors (PDF)

GHTC 2020 Organizing Committee (PDF)

GHTC 2020 International Program Committee and Reviewers (PDF)

GHTC 2020 Student Poster Contestants

GHTC 2020 Student Poster Competition Award Winners