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IEEE GHTC 2019 Call for Papers


Call for Papers: 9th IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (IEEE GHTC 2019)

Seattle – January 23, 2019 – Today the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) Committee announced the 2019 Call for Papers. The ninth annual GHTC will take place in Seattle, Washington, USA, October 17– 20th 2019.

Organized by IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional society with over 400,000 members in over 160 countries, IEEE GHTC is an international flagship conference sharing practical technology enabled solutions addressing the needs of underserved populations and resource constrained environments around the world and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG). It is the perfect venue for those from the public, private, education and research, societal, funding and donor sectors to join their peers in Seattle. The conference will feature interactive sessions where attendees can share best practices and lessons learned that complement the panels, case studies, keynote speakers, posters, and technical presentations. Refer to the Call for Papers  or visit the GHTC website, www.ieeeghtc.org for details on submission types and timelines.

Stakeholders from the public, private, education and research, societal, funding and donor sectors are invited to submit proposed papers (or presentations) sharing Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Technology related insights, experiences, good practices and lessons learned from a research, policy, practitioner and/or community perspective. To this end, GHTC welcomes paper and presentation submissions in the Sustainable Development and Humanitarian/Appropriate/Assistive Technology spaces. Submissions by practitioners (governmental, for-profit and non-profit), academics, private sector actors and policy makers describing intervention design and implementation, field experiences and best practices, case studies, project monitoring and evaluation results, and original research are of particular interest.

Focus areas for IEEE GHTC 2019 include (but are not limited to):

  • Agriculture & Food Security (SDG2)
  • Good Health and Well Being (SDG3)
  • Quality Education (SDG4)
  • Clean Water & Sanitation (SDG6)
  • Affordable & Clean Energy (SDG7)
  • Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery
  • Communication/Connectivity in Support of Development
  • Other Related UN SDGs (e.g. SDGs 9, 11, 12, 14)

Three types of submissions are possible for presentation at GHTC:

  • Full Papers are appropriate for mature work or completed projects and should not exceed eight pages;
  • Short Papers are appropriate for early stage projects or authors wishing to share a snapshot of results-in-progress, experiences and perspectives, and should be three to four pages in length including a short reference section.
  • Oral-Only (Poster) Presentations are appropriate for work-in-progress, projects in the pre-implementation stage as well as an option for practitioners, policy makers or community representatives who do not want to write a paper. Oral-Only submissions should be described in one page.

Short Papers and Oral-Only Presentations will be accepted for presentation either during a paper session or poster session at the discretion of the Program Committee.

See the author guidelines at www.ieeeghtc.org/author-central.

Submission Schedule:

March 31 April 19 Full Paper, Short Paper and Oral-only submission for review deadline
May 19 Notification of acceptance / revision requirements
July 31 Submission of final accepted Full Paper, Short Paper and Oral-only Presentation


The IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference is sponsored by IEEE Region 6, IEEE Seattle Section and IEEE Society for Social Implications of Technology; with the following expected IEEE Technical Society sponsors: Consumer Electronics (CES), Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMBS), Power & Energy (PES), and Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTTS).

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