Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)

GHTC 2016 Call for Papers

Join your peers in Seattle, WA on October 13-16, 2016

To submit a paper abstract:

IEEE’s Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) is  IEEE’s premier humanitarian technology conference. It is where multiple disciplines interact to identify, create and advance technology to benefit humanity. 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, humanitarian technology deployment and deployment.

Humanitarian technology is research and applied technology that benefits the resource-constrained and vulnerable populations of the world and improves disaster response.

Refer to the Call for Papers here for details and requirements for abstract submission.

The conference, Seattle, Washington, USA, October 13–16th 2016, will feature interactive sessions where attendees can share best practices and lessons learned that complement the workshops, panels, case studies, keynote speakers, posters, and technical presentations.

Submission Schedule:

April 18                Abstract or proposal submission deadline

June 15                 Paper submission for review

August 15            Final copy-ready paper submission deadline

Authors may submit the initial abstract for a paper or poster presentation; or a proposal for a case study, panel discussion, and workshop. We especially encourage the inclusion of case studies and topics that are appropriate for interactive sessions. Submission of a full paper is required after initial abstract acceptance. All submissions require an abstract for initial review and acceptance submitted online, and following the author guidelines at

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

You can find and learn about the past years GHTC at the following: