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IHTC 2014 Call for Papers – deadlines extended

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

The deadlines for paper submissions to IHTC 2014 have been extended. See for details.

ScienceNews Radio Network: International Humanitarian Conference Calling for Technical Papers

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013


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International Humanitarian Conference Calling for Technical Papers

Technological solutions to cure the world’s greatest human problems eagerly sought for conference in June

DALLAS (Dec. 3, 2013) – The organizing committee for the IEEE International Humanitarian Technology Conference 2014 in Montreal is calling for paper submissions on technology for the benefit of humanity.

Sought are scientists, engineers, technology professionals, academics, foundations, government and non-government organizations, and individuals engaged in humanitarian work, to discuss and develop solutions for present and future humanitarian needs.

This IEEE Canada IHTC’14 annual conference on the world’s urgent human necessities will be held in Montreal at the OMNI Hotel, June 1-4, 2014. The conference will focus on humanitarian applications in the general areas of technologies for improving the lives of underserved peoples (including aboriginal/indigenous peoples), technologies for the disabled, health-related technologies, humanitarian engineering educational programs, and technologies to assist in disaster situations.

Submission deadline is December 20th, 2013 to submit a 200-300 word abstract of a paper in any of the following track areas:

1. Community Engagement and Social/Economic Factors in Humanitarian Engineering

2. Mobile Health (mHealth), Medical Technology, and Telemedicine

3. Operations, supply chain and logistics in humanitarian aid and disaster  response

4. Water and Agricultural Technologies

5. Off-grid Power, Renewable Energy and Resilient Power Grids

6. Connectivity and Communications Technologies

7. Humanitarian and/or Sustainable Engineering Programs, Educational Technologies, Course Materials, and Curricula

8. Data and Personal Security Technologies for Humanitarian Applications

9. Underwater Wireless Communications for Humanitarian Applications

10. Underwater Robotics for Humanitarian Applications

Outstanding keynote speakers at the conference will be featured on the ScienceNews Radio Network program, the Promise of Tomorrow with Colonel Mason. The program originates in Dallas, Texas, and then can be heard Webcast and archived for its world audience.  See photo and related story in the Examiner here.

There will also be workshops, a student paper competition and peer-reviewed papers. Technology-oriented papers and papers describing social and economic factors related to humanitarian technology implementation are welcome for the conference.

Paper Submission: The format of the paper should follow the IEEE conference papers style. IHTC 2014 will only accept the electronic submission of a full paper in English with maximum six pages on line by uploading the PDF-format file to Detailed information on paper format and submission procedure can be found on the conference website. IHTC 2014 proceedings are included in IEEE Xplore. Technical Co-Chairs Contacts at: Emails: and

Cosponsored by IEEE Canada, Montreal Section, Ottawa Section, Toronto Section, Vancouver Section, Northern Canada Section, plus Newfoundland and Labrador Sections.

There will be an exhibition site at the conference. Companies and institutions who are interested are encouraged to contact the exhibition chair for further information.

More information on IHTC’2014 available by contacting Ferial El-Hawary, General Chair, c/o Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4R2 Tel: +1(902) 494-3911