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

GHTC 2022

The 12th IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC 2022) was held Septemebr 8-11, 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 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG). 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.

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:

IEEE GHTC 2022 Thematic areas included (but were not limited to):

  • Good Health and Well Being (SDG3)
  • Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG7)
  • Communication/Connectivity in Support of Development
  • Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery
  • Technologies that promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls (SDG5)
  • Quality Education (SDG4)
  • Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG6)
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG8)
  • Agriculture and Food Security (SDG2)
  • Technology Impacts on Societal Evolution

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)

Proceedings from GHTC 2022 were published in IEEE Xplore:

DOI: 10.1109/GHTC55712.2022

Visit GHTC Proceedings Portal here.

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