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GHTC 2014 : Global Humanitarian Technology Conference


Conference Series : Global Humanitarian Technology Conference
When Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 13, 2014
Where Silicon Valley/San Jose, California, USA
Abstract Registration Due Apr 7, 2014
Submission Deadline May 27, 2014
Final Version Due Aug 21, 2014

Call For Papers

The Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) is the flagship IEEE conference for presenting, discussing, and developing technological solutions to global humanitarian challenges. GHTC attracts presenters and attendees who work to meet the needs of populations affected by poverty, disaster, conflict, environmental change, and other impacts resulting in their needs being unmet or underserved.
In order to create and promote sustainable, holistic humanitarian solutions; the technical focus of the Conference is complemented by an integrated understanding of broader contexts such as economics, policy, culture, and the environment. GHTC welcomes participation by individuals and organizations from technical and non-technical backgrounds, including engineers, scientists, academics, small-businesses, corporations, philanthropists, foundations, and government and non-government organizations.
The Conference theme of “Technology for the Benefit of Humanity” is presented in five tracks:
1. Energy: infrastructure and off-grid power, renewable, transportation, lighting, cooking & heating
2. Health: medical technology, telemedicine, mobile care, primary care
3. Disaster, connectivity, and communication: disaster warning & avoidance, disaster response,
disaster management, networks, remote communication, communication technologies
4. Humanitarian challenges and opportunities: education, housing, supply chain & distribution,
business development
5. Water and agriculture: clean water, sanitation, irrigation, farming practices & agricultural

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