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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

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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)

[Allyson Dwyer]
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

“Ultra Sound 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 @
Silicon Valley

(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)