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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:

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
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

Call for Participation IEEE GHTC 2016 đź—ş

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:


IEEE HAC Announces its 2016 Funding Opportunities

Monday, April 25th, 2016


HAC Announces its 2016 Funding Opportunities

Happy New Year! The IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) is pleased to announce its 2016 funding opportunities. Please see below for three different funding programs and their deadlines.

You will find full information and the link to the online proposal portal when you click the button for each program’s RFP below.

Best wishes for a successful 2016!


HAC Events

The IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) is tasked with supporting the IEEE Board-endorsed vision of IEEE volunteers around the world carrying out and/or supporting impactful humanitarian activities at the local level – that is, “feet on the ground.”

HAC is currently soliciting proposals for the support of elements of events that are aligned with this vision. Support requested may include financial resources, publicity in HAC materials, content development – such as HAC assistance in determining session topics and/or potential speakers – HAC promotional materials, and/or other assistance. HAC seeks to support a range of elements of events across IEEE’s regions worldwide.

Please note: HAC will not sponsor entire conferences – rather, it will support elements of events, such as tracks, workshops, sessions, and so on, that are aligned with HAC’s vision.

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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.


Nominations Open for 2016 IEEE SIGHT Steering Committee

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

IEEE SIGHT logoIn recent years, IEEE has placed great emphasis on Humanitarian Technology Activities, instituting the Humanitarian Ad Hoc Committee (HAHC) in 2011 (now called the Humanitarian Activities Committee). As part of a strategic effort toward member engagement, HAHC instituted a program called Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT).

SIGHT is growing and we have some new and exciting opportunities for you to get involved. Interested in joining the SIGHT Steering Committee? Read more below about our positions and how to apply!

The SIGHT Steering Committee is a Subcommittee of the IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee which supports the Board vision of IEEE volunteers around the world carrying out and/or supporting impactful humanitarian activities at the local level. The SIGHT Steering Committee will be made up of eleven Subcommittee Chairs:

  • Assessment
  • Projects
  • Communications
  • Marketing & Branding
  • Education
  • Events
  • Partnerships
  • Communities of Practice
  • Awards & Recognition
  • Volunteer Management & Engagement
  • Operations

Read more about key responsibilities and qualifications here.

Who Can Apply?

Any IEEE member can apply to be a part of the 2016 SIGHT Steering Committee. Each position has different requirements, but generally applicants should be able to work well on a team, have experience in humanitarian activities, and be familiar with the IEEE SIGHT Program.

Access the nomination form here.
DEADLINE: 30 November 2015

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