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IEEE SusTech 2016 Student Poster Contest

Monday, September 12th, 2016

IEEE SusTech 2016 Student Poster Contest

The fourth IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability (SusTech), October 9-11, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona at the Phoenix Airport Marriott, explores the development and application of science, engineering, and technology to promote sustainability. To meet present needs without compromising our future, advances in sustainable technology, policy and social behavior are essential.

IEEE’s Technologies for Sustainability Conference (SusTech) brings together individuals and organizations who want to promote and apply advances in sustainable technology that allows:

  • Eliminating or reducing dangers such as pollution, global warming, electronic waste and negative impacts to overall health;
  • Minimize the impact of agriculture, energy production, transportation and electronics’ manufacturing and recycling on the environment;
  • Increase operating efficiency by reducing the waste stream; and
  • Use fewer resources to produce the same or better outcomes

The conference explores the development and application of science, engineering and technology to promote sustainability. SusTech brings together technologists and scholars from multiple disciplines to learn about and collaborate on improving sustainable technologies. The program features workshops, keynotes and presentations of contributed papers and invited speakers on research, technologies, methodologies, tools and case studies. SusTech strives to provide attendees the tools, connections and proactive solutions to take their sustainability programs to the next level.

Topics covered at the SusTech 2016 Conference include Internet of Things, Smart Grid, eWaste, Renewable Energy, Water, Electronics, Energy Efficiency, Transportation, and Societal Implications of Technology.

SusTech 2016 invites undergraduate and graduate students to submit abstracts for the Student Poster Contest. Additional information is available here. (Download Poster Contest PDF Flyer here.)

Students are invited to send in ideas or designs for developing projects/products supporting the sustainability topics areas of the Conference. The selected posters will be displayed during the SusTech 2016 Student Poster Session, on Sunday October 9, being held in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

For contest details and rules of submission see the SusTech Poster Contest page.

Call for Participation IEEE GHTC 2016 🗺

Monday, September 5th, 2016

IEEE’s Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) brings together individuals and organizations who want to make a difference by applying technology based solutions to natural disasters and needs of the socioeconomically disadvantaged in developing countries. IEEE GHTC is the place to be whether you have experience to share, are looking for opportunities to contribute and collaborate, or simply want to better understand global development and humanitarian work. Celebrating its 6th anniversary, this year’s conference is dedicated to “Advancing Technology for Humanity”, focusing on key areas including energy, health, disaster management, connectivity, agriculture, and education.

Join us in Seattle, WA, USA October 13-16, 2016 as we discuss how technology can:

  • Enable healthcare delivery and provide power and communications in developing countries
  • Provide clean water, provide sanitation and improve crop yields
  • Improve the timeliness and effectiveness of disaster response
  • Assist with training and build capacity needed to improve the standard of living

Advanced discounted registration ends September 16:


Call for Participation – SusTech 2016 🗺

Monday, September 5th, 2016

IEEE Technologies for Sustainability conference, October 9-11 – Registration Open

The Fourth Annual IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability’s (SusTech 2016) conference will be held October 9th thru October 11th, 2016, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, at the Phoenix Airport Marriott, 1101 North 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008. Registration is now open.  Early registration and hotel deadlines are 14-Sep. To register visit the SusTech registration webpage.


IEEE GHTC Extends Call for Papers

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

The IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) has announced an extension for accepting abstracts to 16 May 2016.

GHTC will be held in Seattle WA, October 13 – 16, 2016. Refer to the Call for Papers here for details. Abstracts should be 200 words max and additional information for authors is at We especially encourage the inclusion of case studies on topics that are appropriate for humanitarian technology.

At GHTC multiple disciplines interact to identify, create and advance technology that benefits the resource-constrained and vulnerable populations of the world and help with improving disaster response. The conference’s focus is research, applied technology, and case studies pertaining to humanitarian technology and its application in the following areas:

  • Energy,
  • Healthcare,
  • Disaster management,
  • Connectivity & communication,
  • Humanitarian challenges & opportunities,
  • Water & sanitation,
  • Agriculture,
  • Education, and
  • Deployment

Authors must submit an initial abstract for consideration to present in an oral session or interactive poster session; or a proposal for a case study, panel discussion, and workshop. We especially encourage the inclusion of case studies on topics that are appropriate for humanitarian technology. Submission of a full paper is mandatory for technical paper oral presentations and optional for posters and special workshops after initial abstract acceptance. All abstracts should be submitted online following the author guidelines at

Submission Schedule:

May 16 Abstract or proposal submission deadline
June 30 Full paper submission deadline
August 15 Final paper submission deadline

GHTC is produced by Region 6 and is co-sponsored by Region 6, and the Seattle and Oregon Sections. Techncial sponsors include IEEE-USA, and the IEEE PES, EMBS and CES societies.


IEEE Silicon Valley Tech Industry Summit Offer

Thursday, April 21st, 2016


Join us for an engaging dialogue around the challenges of the Industrial Internet of Things at the 2016 IEEE Tech Industry Summit in Santa Clara, June 6-7. As a member of Region 6, we are offering you a special registration rate of $25.00.

Register now through May 5 using the discount code 25offSummit.

At the IEEE Tech Industry Summit, IEEE will convene industry and research communities to foster new ideas and bring a whole system approach to the thinking around IoT.

Keynote speakers include Ken Caviasca, VP of Internet of Things Group at Intel, Michael Leabman, Chief Technology Officer at Energous, and Max Senges, lead of Google’s Internet of Things Research and Open Innovation Expedition.

Associated with the Summit are multiple IEEE and IoT events. Each event’s open sessions can be attended by any registrant (Summit or attached event). Each attached event will have some special activities, social events, or publications that require registration to that event, or an extra charge – but once registered for a primary event, the attendee can go to all open ones throughout the week. See


Event Details

Dates: 2016 IEEE Tech Industry Summit – June 6-7, 2016

Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California USA

The Summit has an exciting program focused on the different IoT challenge areas that are of concern to industry.

Day 1 (6 June 2016): Powering the elements of IoT

Day 2 (7 June 2016): Computing and communicating in IoT

Detailed agenda and speakers: see

Register now:

Use discount code 25offSummit to register for $25.00 through April 29.

Note:  This offer is only available until May 5th.  Register as soon as possible.

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