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IEEE 12th Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC 2022)

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - September 11 @ 5:00 pm

The 12th IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (IEEE GHTC 2022) is a flagship international conference sharing practical technology-enabled solutions supporting achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) by addressing the needs of underserved communities in resource-constrained environments around the world. GHTC 2022 will be hosted at Santa Clara University (California) on September 8-11. Registration is open – Early rates end August 12. See the GHTC 2022 (https://ieeeghtc.org/registration/) for details on fees and options. See the GHTC 2022 (https://ieeeghtc.org/2022/ghtc-2022-program-announced/) and the (https://ieeeghtc.org/program-2022/) pages for schedule and details. GHTC is focused on bringing together people working on the application of technology to addressing critical issues for the benefit of the resource-constrained and vulnerable populations in the world. It is a forum where (http://www.ieee.org/index.html) works with developers and NGOs to identify the most pressing needs. We encourage participants from academia, for-profit and non-profit businesses, governmental and non-governmental organizations to attend and present research, ideas, and other considerations for the creation of effective humanitarian technology. We also invite participants to share case studies and lessons learned from deployment and application of humanitarian technologies. Why Attend? – Participate in an extensive, vibrant, and innovative technical program – Learn from world-class knowledgeable practitioners working in the field – Exchange information, share experiences and network with attendees actively involved in the fields – Gain visibility and recognition for your humanitarian work, projects and ideas – Find new resources and potential partners or investors Three workshops included with registration: – Machine Learning for Social Good – Building Wireless Sensing Systems – Panel: Synergies Between GHTC and CNSV A dozen keynote and plenary sessions – Keynote: Connecting the Unconnected – Keynote: Technology’s True Promise Lies in the Good we can Do – Plenary: Advancing Frontiers of Sustainable Innovations through a Global Network of Technologists – Plenary: One Week Wonder – Emergency PPE Delivery via A Global Humanitarian Collaboration of Makers – Introducing the West Coast IEEE MOVE Truck – Keynote: To Care, and How We Get There – Keynote: IT for Sustainability – Plenary: Revolutionizing the Retail Informal Sector in Africa: Use Case of the Smart Kibanda Project – Plenary: Introduction to EPICS in IEEE – Keynote: Minimizing the Ecological Footprint using Machine Learning – Keynote: Does Gender Impact Startup Funding Success? A Data-Driven Perspective – Keynote: How the Internet Improves Humanity – Plenary & Closing: Clean energy solutions replacing portable fossil fuel generators: Technology and lessons from Ukraine and Hurricane Ida Six Panel sessions – Diversity in the Workplace: Retaining Early Career Women and Minority Engineers – Quality Education Online and the Way Forward – Communications, Computing, and Power during Disaster Response – Advancing DEI in Journalism with Tech: Opportunities and Guardrails – Web3 and Human Rights – IEEE HAC Capacity Building Over 80 paper presentations in these IEEE GHTC 2022 Thematic areas: – Good Health and Well Being (SDG3): Medical technology, Telemedicine, Mobile Clinics, Primary Care and Nutrition. – Affordable & Clean Energy (SDG7): Generation, and Distribution of Renewable Energy; Off-grid Energy for Lighting, Cooking and Heating; Decentralized Energy Resources (DER); Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems (HRES); Renewable Energy Management (REM); Smart Grid, Micro/Nano Grid; Energy Management Systems (EMS); Battery Management Systems (BMS); Hybrid & Electric Vehicles (HEV); Bio-energies; Waste-to-Energy. – Communication/Connectivity in Support of Development: Communication and Information Technologies, Systems, and Applications; Social Media and Its Application. – Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Recovery: Disaster Planning and Preparedness; Predictive, Warning and Response Systems; Community Mobilization; Monitoring and Evaluation of Community Response. – Technologies that promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls (SDG5) – Quality Education (SDG4): Training and Capacity Building; Programs; Methods and Service Learning. – Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG6): Clean Water; Sanitation; Solid Waste Management; Disease Vector Control; Drainage and Hygiene. – Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG8): Entrepreneurship Programs (including social entrepreneurship), Sustainable Business Models, Social Enterprises, Workforce Development Programs (e.g. digital literacy programs), Innovative Business Financing Models. – Agriculture and Food Security (SDG2): Agricultural Technologies, Irrigation and Farming Practices. – Technology Impacts on Societal Evolution – Other Related United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (e.g. SDGs 9, 11, 12, 14): Humanitarian Challenges & Opportunities; Infrastructure, Information, and Human Security; Shelters; Community engagement, Capacity-building, and Behavior Change; Metrics and measurement; Deployment and Commercialization of Humanitarian Technologies; Technology Design, Adoption and Dissemination; Human-Centered System Design; Ocean Health and Climate Change Mitigation. IEEE MOVE Truck Display GHTC 2022 will feature the West Coast IEEE MOVE Truck on display Sept 9th, 3:30-5:00 pm. https://ieee-region6.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/MOVE-West.jpg (https://move.ieeeusa.org/), an IEEE-USA Initiative, is an emergency relief program committed to assisting victims of natural disasters with short-term communications, computer, and power solutions. These temporary emergency relief provisions help those affected stay connected and make sure they can access the help they need. Services include phone charging, internet & communications support, and lighting to disaster victims. Attendee Early Registration deadline Aug. 12. Thanks to GHTC 2022 PATRONS: Infineon, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Santa Clara University, IEEE Santa Clara Valley (SCV) Section, IEEE SCV Consultants (CNSV) IEEE SCV ComSoc, IEEE SCV Computer and Viodi IEEE GHTC 2022 is Sponsored by IEEE Region 6, IEEE Seattle Section and IEEE SSIT, with Technical Co-Sponsorship by IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section, IEEE-USA, IEEE PELS, IEEE CTS, IEEE EMBS, IEEE MTT, IEEE PES, and IEEE Smart Village Initiative. Co-sponsored by: IEEE Seattle Section, IEEE SSIT Agenda: See the GHTC 2022 (https://ieeeghtc.org/2022/ghtc-2022-program-announced/) for program overview. See https://ieeeghtc.org/program-2022/ for program schedule. Bldg: John and Susan Sobrato Discovery and Innovation Building, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California, United States, 95053

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