GHTC 2018

Thank you for attending GHTC 2018! We hope to see you October 17–20, 2019 in Seattle, Washington!

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San Jose, California


October 18-21, 2018

Congratulations to our Student Poster Competition Award Winners!


Judges Award:

Title: Vision Buddy, Eye Test Station
Authors: Min Lee, Zach Horn, Adib Abou Zahr, Francis Anand
Affiliation: DeVry University, Newark, CA, USA

People's Choice Award:

Title: Tech4D, Technology for Development
Theme: Community engagement, Capacity-building, and Behavior Change
Author: Lo Xian Lin
Affiliation: Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong


IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference

Now in its 8th year, 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).

To this end, a major focus is on cross-discipline/multi-discipline activities in the Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Technology space. An important focus is on community building. Humanitarian Technology/Engineering involves the application of technology to improve the quality of life of the underserved populations, and to meet the challenges of both natural and man-made disasters.

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.

Want to attend GHTC 2018? Registration is opening soon! GHTC registration includes access to all technical sessions, invited speakers, lunches, breaks, the program and the GHTC 2018 Proceedings. 

                                          Key focus areas for GHTC 2018

Affordable & Clean Energy

 Humanitarian Challenges & Opportunities

Agriculture & Food Security

Technology Enhanced Quality Education Delivery

Clean Water & Sanitation

Technology Enhanced Healthcare

Community engagement, Capacity-building, and Behavior Change

Technology and Applications for Poverty Alleviation

Connectivity & Communication

Other United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery

Technology Showcase (exhibit display)