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

Student Poster Competition 2021

GHTC 2021 ONLINE Student Poster Competition Guidelines

DEADLINE 8-OCTOBER-21

GHTC 2021 invites undergraduate students to submit abstracts for the Student Poster Competition. Download flyer (PDF)

Students are invited to send in ideas or designs for developing projects/products supporting the Key focus areas of GHTC 2021 which include (but are not limited to):

  1. Affordable & Clean Energy (SDG7): Generation, and Distribution of Renewable Energy; Off-grid Energy for Lighting, Cooking and Heating.
  2. Agriculture & Food Security (SDG2): Agricultural Technologies, Irrigation and Farming Practices.
  3. Clean Water & Sanitation (SDG6): Clean Water; Sanitation; Solid Waste Management; Disease Vector Control; Drainage and Hygiene.
  4. Connectivity & Communication in Support of Development: Communication and Information Technologies, Systems, and Applications; Social Media and Its Application;
  5. Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG8): Entrepreneurship Programs (including social entrepreneurship), Sustainable Business Models, Social Enterprises, Workforce Development Programs (e.g. digital literacy programs), Innovative Business Financing Models.
  6. Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery: Disaster Planning and Preparedness; Predictive, Warning and Response Systems; Community Mobilization; Monitoring and Evaluation of Community Response.
  7. Good Health and Well Being (SDG3): Medical technology, Telemedicine, Mobile Clinics, Primary Care and Nutrition.
  8. Quality Education (SDG4): Training and Capacity Building; Programs; Methods and Service Learning.
  9. Technology Impacts on Societal Evolution: Societal implications of technology introduction, implementation challenges for sustainable technologies, ethics and professional responsibility, risk management, public policy considerations.
  10. Other Related United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (e.g. SDGs 9, 11, 12, 14): Humanitarian Challenges & Opportunities; Infrastructure, Information, and Human Security; Shelters; Community engagement, Capacity-building, and Behavior Change; Metrics and measurement; Technology Design, Adoption and Dissemination; Human-Centered System Design; Ocean Health and Climate Change Mitigation.

The selected posters will be presented during the GHTC 2021 ONLINE Student Poster Competition, on Tuesday, October 19 during GHTC 2021 (October 19-23), starting at 4:30 pm PT.

The deadline to submit poster abstracts is midnight US Pacific Time, October 8, 2021.
Notification of acceptance will be sent out a week after the original deadline and next day after extended deadline.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

  • Poster authors must be undergraduate students at the time of submission and may be members of a team comprising of up to four students.
  • At least one student author must be an IEEE student member at the time of the submission of the poster to the Contest.
  • The poster should be fully the work of the student(s) and completed before they have received their respective engineering or scientific degree.

HOW TO SUBMIT?

To participate in the Competition students should write a 400-500-word description (abstract) of the poster, along with authors names, respective university and contact details; and submit in PDF using the form below.

The abstracts will be reviewed and authors notified about the acceptance of their poster by October 12th. If you have any questions or problems submitting your abstract, please contact: Prof. Mostafa Mortezaie, at mortezaie@ieee.org

After the abstract is accepted, contestants will need to register for the contest at <TBA> and prepare a poster of no larger than 48 x 36 inches in PDF and an up-to-10-minute recorded presentation in MP4.

Key Dates

October 8, 2021 Submission of Deadline for Poster Abstract
October 12, 2021 Notification of Acceptance
October 15, 2021 Submission of accepted final posters PDF & Recording
October 19, 2021 Online Poster Competition & Judging

 

PRIZES

Cash prizes will be awarded as follows:

1st Place Award-$750
2nd Place Award-$500
3rd Place Award-$250

Information on the winners will be posted on the GHTC and IEEE Region 6 websites.

RULES REGARDING SUBMISSIONS

1. Poster authors must be undergraduate students at the time of submission and may be members of a team comprising of up to four students.
2. At least one student author must be an IEEE student member at the time of the submission of the poster to the Contest.
3. The poster should be fully the work of the student(s) and completed before they have received their engineering or scientific degree.
4. The poster abstract should not be previously published or presented at another conference which has assigned copyright. If any plagiarism or copyright issues are found for the abstract, it will not be accepted.
5. Poster abstracts must be submitted by the deadline. Abstracts submitted afterward will not be considered for evaluation.
6. Students from countries embargoed by the US Government are not eligible for prizes.
7. The organizing/review committee of the GHTC Student Poster Competition reserves the right to accept or reject any abstract without assigning any reason.
8. For accepted posters, the authors, affiliations, title of the poster and the abstract will be posted on the GHTC website in advance of the contest.

POSTER SPECIFICATIONS
1. Posters must be in PDF no larger than 36”x48” if printed and no larger than 10 MB
2. Posters will be uploaded to location TBD in advance of the presentation
3. Poster presentation will be recorded as MP4 and uploaded in advance. See Guidelines for virtual presentation recording.

POSTER SESSION SCHEDULE AND SET UP FOR CONTESTANTS
1. At least one of the authoring students must be present at the GHTC Student Poster Competition.
2. The poster session is Tuesday October 19 and starts at 4:30 pm and ends by 7:00 pm PT.
3. Teams will make a 10 minute presentation on their poster, by recording or online live, using either the poster or by separate PPT presentation, followed by 5 minutes for live questions by the judges and audience.
4. Judging will occur after the session is over and results will be announced by email and posted on the website.
5. If selected as one of the winning posters, you will be contacted to fill out the appropriate US IRS tax form after which you will receive your prize. (Students from countries embargoed by the US Government are not eligible for prize money.)
6. The GHTC will feature prize posters on the website.

REGISTRATION FEE

After the poster is accepted, contestants must register at <TBA>. Registration is not required to submit an abstract.

Registration fee is $50 per poster (at least one student has to be an IEEE student member – see https://www.ieee.org/join).

Additional students may participate as the audience for no additional fee.

SUBMISSION FORM

If you encounter a problem with the form, email the names and contacts with the abstract to Prof. Mostafa Mortezaie, at mortezaie@ieee.org.

    Your Name (required)

    Your Email (required)

    Your College or University (required)

    Your Poster Topic (required)

    I certify that I am an IEEE student member registered in a course of study at least 50% of a normal full-time academic load, and this work was done while in an undergraduate program and I am the author or a co-author and have contributed in a meaningful way to the content thereof. (required)

    Attach your PDF Poster Abstract: (up to 2 pages)