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8th annual IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC 2018) Call for Papers

Call for Papers – 8th annual IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC 2018)

The IEEE GHTC is an international flagship conference on the application of technology to meet the needs of underserved populations around the world and in support of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG). GHTC 2018 will be held Oct. 18-21 in San Jose, CA.

GHTC strongly encourages submissions that utilize both applications of current technologies used in new ways and innovative technologies that address its goals. These submissions can include presentations, posters, workshops, panel discussions, and other formats which address the socio-cultural and socio-economical needs of vulnerable end user communities in both developed and developing countries. Submissions by public, private and end-user community representatives are very welcome.

*New for 2018* – GHTC has now added Social Science & Entrepreneurship as new topics for papers, panels, and workshops, in the context of technology design, adoption, and dissemination.

See the Call for Papers for details on topics and focus areas.

To propose a presentation, poster, tutorial, workshop, case study and/or panel, please see

Submission Deadlines for Full Papers and Poster Papers:

* April 07, 2018 – Deadline for paper abstract (up to 500 words) submission
* Apr 30, 2018 – Notification Due
* June 02, 2018 – Deadline for full paper submission (4-8 pages)
* July 15, 2018 –  Deadline for poster papers (up to 2 pages)
* August 30, 2018 – Submission of accepted final papers (full and poster) for inclusion in conference proceedings


GHTC is organized by IEEE Region 6 (Western United States) and the IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section with IEEE-USA, CES, EMBS, and SSIT with MTT, PES expected, as technical co-sponsors.

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