IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)
Technology for the Benefit of Humanity // Santa Clara University, USA / September 8-11, 2022

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    GHTC 2022 Venue and Hotels

    For details and interactive map see the Venue page.

    Venue

    IEEE GHTC 2022 will be held at Santa Clara University (SCU) in Santa Clara, CA, in the John and Susan Sobrato Discovery and Innovation Building (#402). See SCU Campus Map and building info page.
    SCU is located at: 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053, USA

    Travel

    Santa Clara University is located in the heart of Silicon Valley just 5 miles from the San Jose International Airport and about 35 miles south of the San Francisco International Airport. The campus is easily reachable from U.S. Highway 101, Interstate 880, and Interstate 280.

    Hotels

    There are many hotels around SCU campus. Some of the hotels are within the walking distance from the campus.
    We have special discount rates from these nearby hotels. See Venue page for details and booking links.
    • Embassy Suites by Hilton, Santa Clara, Silicon Valley
    • Element by Westin, San Jose Airport

     

    IEEE CNSV Events at GHTC

    The IEEE Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV) has organized a Workshop and two evening Special Sessions at the 2022 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference being held at Santa Clara University. In addition, CNSV is sponsoring the MOVE truck.

    • Diversity in the Workplace: Retaining Early Career Women and Minority Engineers (September 8, 2022)
    • Communications, Computing, and Power during Disaster Response (September 9, 2022)

    Note: These are free events, and open to the public, but pre-registration is required (with $10 refundable deposit) due to limited space. GHTC attendees must also register for these events.

    (Every person who attends the Special Event will receive a refund of their $10 EventBrite Registration fee.)

     

    Diversity in the Workplace: Retaining Early Career Women and Minority Engineers

    September 8th, 2022 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Location: SCU SCDI 1302 and 1308
    (Networking & Pizza in Courtyard 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM)

    Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/394078678937

    Moderator: Kim Parnell (Ph.D., P.E., Parnell Engineering & Consulting (PEC) & IEEE-CNSV Board Member)

    Facilitators for this session include: Erin Shelby, Shelby HR Solutions, and Claire Wemp, Ph.D., Thermal Applications Engineer, DuPont

    Gender equality is one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals on which GHTC is focused. Additionally, the technology industry is increasingly aware of the need to include a variety of backgrounds and capabilities in the workforce. This session will be an open discussion on challenges and opportunities facing young engineers, women in engineering, and minorities in academia and industry. Topics to be covered include opportunities for networking, mentoring, and finding role models.

    Pizza and Refreshments will be served in the Courtyard starting at 6:00 PM with your Special Event Registration badge. Program starts at 7:00 PM.

    Full details available here.

     

    Communications, Computing, and Power during Disaster Response

    September 9th, 2022 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Location: SCU SCDI 1302 and 1308
    (Networking & Pizza in Courtyard 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM)

    Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/394075138347)

    Moderator: David Snyder of 42TEK LLC and Board Secretary for the IEEE Consultants Network of Silicon Valley.

    Panelists: Timothy Lee, Director, IEEE Region 6, Dustin Li, Special Programs Director, Information Technology Disaster Resource Center, Kevin Cox, CEO & Founder, Hope Crisis Response Network – Disaster Resource Village, Dave H. Crocker, Volunteer, Silicon Valley Chapter, Information & Planning Coordinator, American Red Cross, principal with Brandenburg InternetWorking, and Senior Member of IEEE.

    In conjunction with the presence of the MOVE Community Outreach truck at the conference, this is a panel discussion among representatives from organizations involved with emergency response and disaster recovery. Besides providing onsite services for disaster recovery, MOVE also offers educational outreach regarding Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The focus will be on communications, computing, and power during disaster response, but may expand from there. After a brief description of the MOVE truck, the emphasis will be on stories about what works and lessons learned.

    Pizza and Refreshments will be served in the Courtyard starting at 6:00 PM with your Special Event Registration badge. Program starts at 7:00 PM.

    Full details available here.


    Sponsors:

    Global Humanitarian Technology Conference: https://ieeeghtc.org

    Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley: https://californiaconsultants.org

    MOVE Community Outreach at GHTC 2022

     

    MOVE Community Outreachan IEEE-USA Initiative, is an emergency relief program committed to assisting victims of natural disasters with short-term communications, computer, and power solutions. Services include phone charging, internet & communications support, and lighting to disaster victims.

    When not deployed for natural disasters, MOVE volunteers conduct community outreach and facilitate learning opportunities for students and the general public in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

    There are two MOVE trucks, one in North Carolina and one in Southern California. The 32-foot long West Coast vehicle will be parked at the Santa Clara University Campus September 9th and tours will be given after a Keynote presentation about the MOVE program by Tim Lee, IEEE Region 6 Director.

     

    GHTC 2022 Program Announced

    GHTC 2022 is pleased to announce the preliminary conference program.

    The 12th IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (IEEE GHTC 2022) will take place in person at Santa Clara University (California) from September 8 to 11, 2022.

    Registration is open – Early rates end August 12. See the GHTC 2022 Registration page for details on fees and options.

    See the GHTC 2022 Program pages for details.

    GHTC is a flagship international conference supporting achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), 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.

    GHTC focuses of these sustainable goals:

    • 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

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    GHTC 2022 Registration is now Open

    Registration for GHTC 2022 is now OPEN.

    See the GHTC 2022 Registration page for details on fees and options. Early Presenter registration extended July 10 July 25. Early Attendee registration ends August 12.

    The IEEE Communication Society, Santa Clara Valley Chapter (SCV), will support a limited number of GHTC 2022 registrations for IEEE ComSoc members. See the ComSoc Grant announcement for details and how to apply. Deadline July 6.

     

     

    IEEE ComSoc SCV Grants

    IEEE Communications Society, Santa Clara Valley Chapter will provide a limited number of registration and travel grants for IEEE ComSoc members.

    • The applicant must have their paper accepted for presentation by GHTC 2022
    • An author can apply for one registration grant
    • The applicant must be an IEEE ComSoc member.
    • For students, a faculty member must confirm that the nominee is an undergraduate or graduate student and that she/he is an IEEE ComSoc member

    For complete details and application, see the ComSoc Registration Grant page.

    Information on registering for GHTC 2022 see the Registration page.

     

    Announcing GHTC 2022 Call for Papers

    Deadline Extended (final) April 30, 2022

    Download CFP (PDF)

    The 12th IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (IEEE GHTC 2022) is a flagship international conference sharing practical technology-enabled solutions supporting achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) by addressing the needs of underserved communities in resource-constrained environments around the world. GHTC 2022 will be hosted at Santa Clara University (California) on September 8-11.

    Stakeholders from the public, private, education and research, societal, funding and donor sectors are invited to submit Oral Presentation proposals, Short Papers (early-stage results) and Full Papers (mature results) that share Sustainable Development, ICT4D and Humanitarian Technology related insights, experiences, best practices and lessons learned from a research, policy, practitioner and/or community perspective.  Papers should present analysis of initial or final research results or a case study. General project descriptions are not appropriate. Submissions will be assessed for quality, relevance, consideration of ethical issues, methodological vigor and potential or actual impact.

    Submissions by community representatives, practitioners (governmental, for-profit and nonprofit), academics, private sector organizations 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. Paper submissions should include results that have not previously been published and have not been submitted to another conference or journal.

    Please note that all submissions will undergo a Plagiarism Check before being assigned for blind peer review by members of the Technical Program Committee (TPC), who are all experienced subject matter experts.

    IEEE GHTC 2022 Thematic areas include (but are 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

    In addition to describing ethical and sustainability challenges and technological aspects, submissions are encouraged to consider socio-cultural, socio-economic, environmental and policy perspectives, and explain how Sustainable Development-related good practices such as skills capacity building, community ownership, Co-design, Collaborative Open Innovation, and Theory of Change are applied.

    Three types of submissions are invited for presentation at GHTC:

    • Full Papers: mature results or completed projects and should not exceed eight pages.
    • Short Papers: interim results, experiences and perspectives, and should be three to four pages in length including a short reference section.
    • Oral-Only: work-in-progress; projects at an early stage of implementation; option for community representatives, practitioners or policy makers who prefer not to write a paper. Oral-Only submissions should be described in one or two pages.

    For complete details on topics and submission see the Author Central pages.

    NOTE: we are accepting proposals for multi-stakeholder Special Sessions (up to 8 pages)

    Accepted Full Papers, Short Papers and Oral-Only Presentations will be grouped thematically to facilitate focused discussion, community building and networking based on common interests.

    IMPORTANT DATES
    Full Paper, Short Paper and Oral-only submission for review deadlineApril 1, 2022 April 30, 2022 (firm)
    Special Sessions (e.g. demo, panel, discussion) deadlineJune 1, 2022
    Notification of acceptance / revision requirementsMay 15, 2022 June 15, 2022 June 18, 2022
    Submission of Revised Final Full Paper/Short Paper and Oral-only Presentation ("Camera ready") for ApprovalJune 30, 2022
    Submission of Final Full Paper/Short Paper and Oral-only Presentation ("Camera ready")June 30, 2022 July 15, 2022
    Author Copyright forms deadlinesame as Final deadline
    Author early registration deadlineJune 30, 2022 July 10, 2022 July 25, 2022
    Early registration deadlineAugust 12, 2022

     

    Accepted papers presented by an original author or co-author during the conference will be published in the IEEE GHTC 2022 Conference Proceedings, and submitted for publication in IEEE Xplore®


    IEEE GHTC 2022 is Sponsored by IEEE Region 6, IEEE Seattle Section and IEEE SSIT, with Technical Co-Sponsorship by IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section, IEEE-USA, IEEE PELS,  IEEE CTS, IEEE EMBS, IEEE MTT, IEEE PES, and IEEE Smart Village Initiative.

    GHTC 2021 Student Poster Winners

    Congratulations to the winners of the GHTC 2021 virtual Student Poster Competition held on Tuesday, Oct. 19. Awards were presented on Oct. 22 in the GHTC 2021 Closing Session.

    1st Place

    Investigating Clay Pot Coolers for Food Storage in Developing Nations

    by Max Burns (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT D-Lab)

    2nd Place

    Investigating the use of Wearable Technology to Improve the Safety of Humanitarian Workers in Dangerous Situations

    by  A. Moodie, M. Senadeera & A. van der Winden (Queensland University of Technology )

    3rd Place – Tie

    Monitoring Coastal Habitats Through Machine Learning

    by  Kalib Perkins (DeVry University)

    Virtual Reality Education

    by  Imran Jahangir, Jay Perez, Rolando Reyes, Rohail Khan, Blien Mahari  (University of Houston)

     

     

     

     

    GHTC 2021 Program Update

    GHTC 2021 is pleased to announce these program updates:

    Program Guide available for download

    Workshops:

    Distributed Energy meets Humanitarian Needs, by IEEE Standards Association (Tuesday)

    The emphasis is now shifting toward a more decentralized energy infrastructure, where a mix of dispersed and low-carbon, renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, geothermal, fuel cell, and battery installations – collectively called distributed energy resources (DER) – are integrated with the large centralized power plants in the power grid.

    Several trends are driving this transformation. Society’s desire for more sustainable ways to produce energy have spurred R&D advances, and many new products for DER applications, along with growing use of these systems, are already deployed in the market. In turn, their greater performance and expanding functionality have led to new regulations which have created compelling new business opportunities.

    More recent focus on Stand-alone or remote systems or electric power in areas that do not have reliable electric delivery.  These areas include application tiers, microgrids and DC systems.

    Presenters: Mark Siira and Wayne Stec, IEEE Standards Association SCC 21 and Panos Moutis, CMU

    Plenary Speakers:

    Meet the Editors: Thinking About Publishing for a Transdisciplinary Outlet: What do you need to know? (Tuesday,  3:00 – 3:45 PM (PT)

    Katina Michael, founding Editor in Chief and Roba Abbas, co-editor, the IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society.

    Panels:

    Think Global, Act Local: Fostering Engineering Knowledge and Capacity for Impact (Friday 1300-1400 (PT))

    An international panel organized by Engineering for Change (E4C):

    Moderator: Iana Aranda, Director, Engineering Global Development, ASME and President, Engineering for Change

    Panelists:

    • Kathleen Kirsch, Engineering Officer, USAID (Egypt)
    • Nishant Agarwal, Founder & CEO, Life and Limb (P) Ltd., (India)
    • Fernanda Petrus, Architect and Ph.D. candidate, Coimbra University (Portugal)
    • Thomas Da Jose, (Australia)
    • Abdul Rashid Mussah, Graduate Assistant at the University of Missouri-Columbia (USA)

     

    Complementary access to Plenary sessions

    Meet the Editors: Thinking About Publishing for a Transdisciplinary Outlet: What do you need to know? with Katina Michael, founding Editor in Chief and Roba Abbas, co-editor, the IEEE Transactions on Technology and Society on Tuesday, 3:00 PM — 3:45 PM (PT)

    Student Poster Contest: Our 4th Student Poster Contest will be held online Tuesday afternoon from 4-6 PM PT. Cash prizes will be awarded.

    Plenary Panels: Four panels on: Aging; Social Media; IEEE’s role in Sustainable Developement; Think Global, and Act Local with E4C.

    Plenary Speakers: View the plenary speakers line-up here.

    Register via vTools: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/284304

    NOTE: Complementary access does not include Proceedings nor technical paper sessions.