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

GHTC 2023

The 13th IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (IEEE GHTC 2023) held on October 11-14, 2023 at the Inn at Villanova University, Philadelphia.

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).

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.

IEEE GHTC 2023 was in-person, with access for remote author presentations. October 11 was for pre-conference events – workshops and the opening poster display and reception.

Student Poster Contest

The Student Poster Contest was not held. Instead, a general poster display open to any participant was held on October 11.

IEEE GHTC 2023 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)

The GHTC 2023 Proceedings have been published in IEEE Xplore:

GHTC 2023 Archives

See Report on IEEE GHTC 2023 (PDF)

GHTC 2023 Photos

GHTC 2023 Call for Papers (PDF)

GHTC 2023 Program

GHTC 2023 Program at a Glance (PDF)

GHTC 2023 Program Guide (PDF)

GHTC 2023 Workshops

GHTC 2023 Plenary and Keynote Talks

GHTC 2023 Panel Sessions

GHTC 2023 Patrons and Sponsors (PDF)

GHTC 2023 Committees (PDF)

GHTC 2023 Venue