Technology for the Benefit of Humanity
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Program

GHTC 2014 is being held at the Holiday Inn San Jose Airport, 1350 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Download the Program Table (PDF) with the Schedule of Events and Track Sessions.

Download the Program Book (hi-res PDF 38MB) (web-res PDF 5MB).

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Welcome Messages from
Conference Chair and Vice Chair

Catherine_thumbnailIt is my pleasure to welcome you to the 4th annual IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference 2014.  This year we are located in the heart of Silicon Valley, a hub of visionaries, leading-edge researchers, and world-class technology entrepreneurs. We have 3 exciting days filled with technical papers, demonstrations, workshops, posters, awards and a student contest. We have an excellent speaker line up with people from across the globe representing academia, NGO’s, government and corporate sectors. With this program we continue to foster a comprehensive, collaborative environment, where the best and the brightest can work together to support innovative humanitarian solutions.

This year along with our superb technical track, we have added a few new tracks. One is the invited speaker track that will feature experts in GHTC’s 5 key areas.  These practitioners come to share their functional solutions, field experience and lessons learned.  The other is a skills track focusing on helping your humanitarian venture succeed by teaching courses in business acumen, grant writing and presentation skills.  We are also honored to have the Palo Alto Mobile Emergency Operations Center here to demonstrate the latest advances mobile communications.

We hope you enjoy the conference and take this opportunity to meet colleagues, make new friends and enhance your professional growth as we work together to change the world.

Sincerely,
Catherine Blackadar Nelson
GHTC 2014 Conference Chair


 

JoeDecuirWelcome to GHTC 2014.

Please use this opportunity to share your successes with technology for humanitarian use, learn from your colleagues, and continue to support humanitarian work and GHTC going forward.

We hope this conference will encourage you to continue implementing humanitarian technologies, and  inspire you to invent new ideas. We are looking forward to seeing new papers and presentations from  you at next years GHTC, planned for October 2015 in Seattle.

 

Sincerely,
Joe Decuir
GHTC 2014 Conference Vice Chair

 


 

Advanced Program Schedule

Time10-Oct-14Friday
8:00am
-
5:00pm
IEEE PES CSI (Community Service Initiatives) Workshop
(San Jose Ballroom)
[Separate Registration]
1:30 - 7:30pmRegistration Open
(1st Floor Lobby)
6:00 - 7:30pmWelcome Reception
(California Ballroom)
7:30 - 9:30pmYoung Professional Session
(California Ballroom)

“Empowering Good People to Do Good: Unlocking Tech-For-Good Innovation”
Anh Bui, Director, Product Strategy for Global Literacy, Benetech
Time11-Oct-14Saturday
7:00am - 6:00pmRegistration
(1st Floor Lobby)
7:00 - 8:00 amBreakfast (Mezzanine Level)
8:00am
-
10:00am
Opening Plenary
(California Ballroom)

Welcome Remarks
Catherine Nelson, Conference Chair

Opening Remarks
Roberto de Marca, IEEE President

“From Humanitarian Engagement to Sustainable Impact”
Khanjan Mehta, Humanitarian Engineering, Penn State

Keynote: “Empathetic innovations for closing the social technological gap”
Anil K. Gupta, Indian Institute of Management and Honey Bee Network

10:00amExhibits Open (Mezzanine Level)
10:00am - 6:00pmIEEE SIGHT Committee (Members) Meeting (Monterey Room)
10:00amBreak (Exhibits) - Mezzanine Level
10:30am - 12:30pmSan Jose BallroomSalon KSalon MSalon ASalon BSalon L
Student Paper Contest
- Top 5 Student Papers Presentation
[Ramesh Nair]
Energy Track

Technical Paper (Session A1)
Health Track

Technical Paper (Session A2)
Disaster, Connectivity, and Communication Track

Technical Paper (Session A3)
Humanitarian Challenges and Opportunities
Track

Technical Paper (Session A4)
Water and Agriculture
Track

Technical Paper (Session A5)
12:30pmLunch (Exhibits) - Mezzanine Level
1:30 - 3:30 pmSalon CSalon KSalon MSalon ASalon BSalon L
Posters (Setup 1:30-2:30, Presentation @2:30)Energy Track

Technical Paper (Session B1)
Health Track

Technical Paper (Session B2)
Disaster, Connectivity, and Communication Track

Technical Paper (Session B3)
Humanitarian Challenges and Opportunities
Track

Technical Paper (Session B4)
Water and Agriculture
Track

Technical Paper (Session B5)
3:30pmBreak (Exhibits) - Mezzanine Level; Posters Presentation - Salon C
4:00pm
-
6:00pm
Workshop on Fostering Your Social Venture
(San Jose Ballroom)
4:00 - 6:00 pmSalon CSalon KSalon MSalon ASalon BSalon L
Posters PresentationSpecial Session (Session C1)Special Session (Session C2)Special Session (Session C3)IEEE EPICS Workshop (Session C4)

[Nicholas Kirsch]
X-Track (Session C5)
6:00pmBreak
6:30 - 9:30pmDinner Reception
(California Ballroom)

“Technology, Gaza, and Perception: a Human Response to Human Suffering”
Donna Baranski-Walker, Rebuilding Alliance
Maha Elgenaidi, Islamic Networks Group

“Ultrasound Everywhere”
Dr. Brad Younggren, Chief Medical Officer, Mobisante
Time12-Oct-14Sunday
7:00am - 6:00pmRegistration
(1st Floor Lobby)
7:00 - 8:00amBreakfast (Mezzanine Level)
8:00am
-
10:00am
Sunday Plenary
(California Ballroom)

Catherine Nelson - Morning Greeting

Luke Filose, Intel Corporate Social Responsibility, Education Service Corps

Keynote: “IT Innovations for Human Rights, Civic Engagement and Humanitarian Development”
Camille Crittenden, CITRIS (Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society)
10:00amExhibits Open (Mezzanine Level)
10:00amBreak (Exhibits) - Mezzanine Level; Posters Presentation - Salon C
10:30am -12:30pmIEEE SIGHT Workshop
(Monterey)
10:30am -12:30pmSalon CSalon KSalon MSalon ASalon BSalon L
Posters PresentationEnergy Track

Technical Paper (Session D1)
Health Track

Technical Paper (Session D2)
Disaster, Connectivity, and Communication Track

Technical Paper (Session D3)
Humanitarian Challenges and Opportunities
Track

Technical Paper (Session D4)
Water and Agriculture
Track

Technical Paper (Session D5)
12:30pmLunch (Exhibits) - Mezzanine Level; Posters Presentation - Salon C
1:30 - 6:00pmDisaster Response Mobile Emergency Operations Center Demonstration
Ken Dueker, Palo Alto Emergency Services
(Outside)
1:30 - 3:30 pmSalon CSalon KSalon MSalon ASalon BSalon L
Posters PresentationEnergy Track

Technical Paper (Session E1)
Health Track

Technical Paper (Session E2)
Health Track

Technical Paper (Session E3)
Humanitarian Challenges and Opportunities
Track

Technical Paper (Session E4)
Humanitarian Challenges and Opportunities
Track

Technical Paper (Session E5)
3:30pmBreak (Exhibits) - Mezzanine Level; Posters Presentation - Salon C
4:00 - 6:00pmSalon CSalon KSalon MSalon ASalon BSalon L
Posters PresentationSpecial Session and Panel
(Session F1)
Special Session and Panel
(Session F2)
Special Session and Panel
(Session F3)
Special Session and Panel
(Session F4)
X-Track
(Session F5)
6:00pmBreak
6:30pm
-
9:30pm
Social Event & Awards Ceremony
(California Ballroom)

R6 Awards
GHTC Student Paper Awards
Global Humanitarian Engineering Awards

“Bringing the First 100 Watts to Last Mile Health Centers”
Laura Stachel and Brent Moellenberg, We Care Solar

“Trends in Engineering for Global Development”
Iana Aranda, ASME & Engineering for Change
Time13-Oct-14Monday
7:00am - 3:00 pmRegistration
7:00 - 8:00amBreakfast (Mezzanine Level)
8:00am
-
9:00am
Monday Plenary
(California Ballroom)

Catherine Nelson - Morning Greeting

Keynote: “The Lifecycle of Innovations and Technologies for Empowering Women & Girls Worldwide”
Meg Wirth and Allyson Cote, Maternova
9:00 - 10:00amSalon KSalon MSalon ASalon BSalon L
Invited Speakers
for Energy Track
Invited Speakers
for Health Track
Invited Speakers
for Disaster,
Connectivity, and
Communication
Track
Invited Speakers
for Humanitarian
Challenges and
Opportunities
Track
Invited Speakers
for Water and
Agriculture Track
10:00amExhibits Open (Mezzanine Level)
10:00amBreak (Exhibits) - Mezzanine Level
10:30am - 12:30pmPanel: Humanitarian Technology Innovation in
Silicon Valley: The Rise of Social Enterprise

(San Jose Ballroom)
10:30am - 12:30pmSalon KSalon MSalon ASalon BSalon L
Energy Track

Technical Paper (Session G1)
Health Track

Technical Paper (Session G2)
X-Track
(Session G3)
Humanitarian Challenges and Opportunities
Track

Technical Paper (Session G4)
X-Track
(Session G5)
12:30pmLunch - Mezzanine Level
1:30 -3:30pmSalon KSalon MSalon ASalon BSalon L
Energy Track

Lightning Talk
(Session H1)
Health Track

Lightning Talk (Session H2)
Disaster, Connectivity, and Communication Track

Lightning Talk (Session H3)
Humanitarian Challenges and Opportunities
Track

Lightning Talk (Session H4)
Water and Agriculture
Track

Lightning Talk (Session H5)
4:00 - 5:30pmClosing Plenary
(California Ballroom)

“From Crab Pots to Micro Chips: How Technology Has Been Applied To Humanitarian and Disaster Relief through the Last Century”
John McKnight, Salvation Army

"How the View from Space Improves Life on Earth"
Steve Hipskind, NASA

Closing Remarks
Catherine Nelson, GHTC 2014 Chair

GHTC 2015
Joe Decuir, GHTC 2015 Chair
5:30 - 6:30pmGHTC Steering Committee Debrief Meeting
(Monterey Room)