2013 IEEE Humanitarian Tech Conference Planned for California

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IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology logoThe 2013 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) will take place on Oct. 20-23, 2013, in Silicon Valley, San Jose, California.
The audience for this third-annual, cross-discipline conference includes technologists, engineers, scientists, investors, field project managers, representatives from nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), governments, academia, and industry.
The GHTC will provide an opportunity for people to share their work, meet others involved in humanitarian technology, and formulate projects with new partners.
A Call for Papers has been issued, with a deadline of May 11.
Technical Sessions are planned on:

• Health, medical technology, and telemedicine
• Water planning, availability and quality
• Disaster warning, avoidance, and response
• Educational and agricultural technologies
• Power infrastructure, off-grid power, and renewable and sustainable energy
• Sanitation
• Connectivity and communications technologies for remote locations
• Applying science, engineering and technology for sustainability
• Humanitarian challenges and opportunities.

The conference program will include submitted paper sessions, plenary and invited talks, tutorial sessions, poster sessions, student paper and poster contests, photo and video contests, a young professional project contest, and many opportunities for social and professional networking.
For more information, see the conference website at ieeeghtc.org.
Previous Earthzine coverage of the GHTC
2012: IEEE Conference Brings Together Technology and Development Community
2011: IEEE Conference Focuses on Tech Solutions to Humanitarian Challenges