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GHTC 2017 Notice of Competition – Call for Solutions

Friday, March 17th, 2017

GHTC 2017

IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference
DoubleTree By Hilton San Jose, California, USA – October 19-22, 2017
Organized by IEEE Region 6 & IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section

Notice of Competition: Call for Solutions

2017 Global Humanitarian Technology Solutions Challenge
Ensuring sustainable food consumption and production

Click on the following for more information:
About the Solutions Challenge
Call for Solutions

IEEE SusTech 2017 Call for Papers

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

5th Annual IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech 2017) CFP

The SusTech 2017 Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the 5th Annual IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability which is being held in Phoenix, AZ. on November 12 – 14, 2017. See http://sites.ieee.org/sustech/conference/call-for-papers/

Abstracts are solicited for both oral and poster presentations from industry, government and academia (including students) covering relevant research, technologies, methodologies, tools and case studies. Topics with policy implications are also welcome. Poster presentations this year will be limited to students.

Topics of Interest (see website for full details)
Smart Grid
Renewable/Alternate Energy
Energy Efficiency
Internet of Things – IOT
Electronics
Agriculture & Food Technology
Water Resources Management
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Ocean Waste & Pollution
eWaste
Smart Cities
Ecological Sustainability & Conservation
Societal Implications
Quality of Life / Public Policy

For information for authors, please visit the conference website at http://sites.ieee.org/sustech/authors/ and follow the instructions there.

Key Dates
April 15, 2017 Submission deadline for paper and poster abstracts
May 15, 2017 Notification of acceptance
July 1, 2017 Review manuscript submission deadline
August 31, 2017 Final manuscript submission deadline

SusTech 2017 is sponsored by the IEEE Phoenix and Oregon Sections, IEEE Region 6, IEEE-USA; and co-sponsored by the IEEE Environmental Engineering Initiative, CES and SSIT.
http://ieee.org/sustech/

Announcing GHTC 2017 Call for Papers

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

2017 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) CFP

We are pleased to announce that submissions are now being accepted for the 2017 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference that will be held October 19-22, 2017 in San Jose, CA, USA.

Please see the Call for Papers at: http://2017.ieeeghtc.org/

Now in its 7th year, GHTC is the flagship IEEE Conference focusing on innovation, deployment and adaptation of Technology for Humanitarian Goals and Sustainable Development. GHTC invites presenters to showcase innovation and progress in technology and methodology addressing the socio-cultural and socio-economic needs of vulnerable and resource-constrained end-user communities in developing and developed countries, as well as confronting the challenges of both natural and man-made disasters.

Key focus areas that are particularly relevant include (but are not limited to):

Poverty Alleviation
Healthcare
Agriculture & Food Security
Quality Education
Affordable & Clean Energy
Clean Water & Sanitation
Connectivity & Communication
Humanitarian Challenges & Opportunities
Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery
Other United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Participation is invited from the public, private, education and research, societal and funding sectors. Researchers and policy makers, practitioners and representatives of end-user communities all have valuable contributions to make. Interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary papers, and proposals for interactive sessions and panels are warmly encouraged; such approaches have proven highly effective in the development and application of technology for Sustainable Development and Humanitarian goals.

Authors and Presenters must demonstrate a clear understanding of the interrelationship of their work with socio-cultural, socio-economic, policy and environmental factors, and clearly state preliminary, final or expected results and impact.

Key Dates:
Submission of Abstract: April 7, 2017
Submission of Proposed Final Paper: June 2, 2017

Announcing 2017 Region Awards Program

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

The 2017 Region 6 Awards Program

by Jeffrey Pawlan, Region 6 Awards Chair [updated 21-April]

The 2017 Region 6 awards program is substantially different from all previous years. In brief, here are the important changes:

  • All Section awards will directly become nominations for Region awards. There are no Area awards.
  • All award nominations and endorsement letters will be submitted online to a Fluidreview award management system. There are no forms any longer. No more emailed or paper nominations.
  • There are many new award categories added.

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IEEE Vision and Innovation Challenges (VIC) Summit

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

IEEE is hosting the 1st Annual IEEE Vision and Innovation Challenges (VIC) Summit in conjunction with the IEEE Honors Ceremony Gala and Dinner on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA, USA.

The IEEE VIC Summit (www.ieee-vics.org) will take place in at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA, USA on 25 May 2017. The one-day event will present a unique opportunity to meet, mingle, and network with peers and some of the top technology “giants” in the world. The VIC Summit will showcase the breadth of engineering by bringing together innovators, visionaries, and leaders of technology in the Silicon Valley area to discuss what is imminent, to explore what is possible, and what will these emerging areas mean for the future.

The day sessions will look to the future of the industry and the impact engineers have on serving the global community and will culminate with the evening’s IEEE Honors Ceremony Gala. The Honors Ceremony will celebrate the technological achievements that have brought us to where we are today.

IEEE Vision and Innovation Challenges (VIC) Summit
Honors Ceremony Gala and Dinner
The Palace Hotel, San Francisco, CA
May 25, 2017
www.ieee-vics.org

Registration: Special early registration rate of $199 for Region 6 IEEE Members until March 25. The registration fee includes the Summit and Honors Ceremony Gala and Dinner. Enter R6VICS when registering to get the discount. Register at: http://ieee-vics.org/registration

For additional information, contact Leslie at awards@ieee.org