Key focus areas that are particularly relevant include (but are not limited to):
- Affordable & Clean Energy: Generation, and Distribution of Renewable Energy; Off-grid Energy for Lighting, Cooking and Heating, Generation & Distribution of Renewable Energy, Decentralized Energy Resources (DER), Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems (HRES), Renewable Energy Management (REM), Smart Grid, Micro/Nano Grid, Energy Management Systems (EMS), Battery Management Systems (BMS), Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV), Bio-energies, Waste-to- Energy
- Agriculture & Food Security: Agricultural Technologies, Irrigation and Farming Practices.
- Clean Water & Sanitation: Clean Water; Sanitation; Solid Waste Management; Disease Vector Control; Drainage and Hygiene.
- Connectivity & Communication: Communication and Information Technologies, Systems, and Applications; Social Media and Its Application;
- Healthcare: Medical technology, Telemedicine, Mobile Clinics, Primary Care and Nutrition.
- Humanitarian Challenges & Opportunities: Logistics and Transportation; Infrastructure, Information, and Human Security; Shelters; Interagency Coordination; Human-Centered System Design; Participatory Methods and Local Economic Stimulation.
- Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery: Disaster Planning and Preparedness; Predictive, Warning and Response Systems; Community Mobilization; Monitoring and Evaluation of Community Response.
- Quality Education: Training and Capacity Building; Programs; Methods and Service Learning.
- Poverty Alleviation: Scale-up, Distribution, Implementation, and Commercialization of Humanitarian Technologies.
- Other United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Participation is invited from the public, private, education and research, societal and funding sectors. Researchers and policy makers, practitioners and representatives of end-user communities all have valuable contributions to make. Interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary papers, and proposals for interactive sessions and panels are warmly encouraged; such approaches have proven highly effective in the development and application of technology for Sustainable Development and Humanitarian goals. Authors and Presenters must demonstrate a clear understanding of the interrelationship of their work with socio-cultural, socio-economic, policy and environmental factors, and clearly state preliminary, finnal or expected results and impact.
Proposals for Interactive Sessions [Panels, Case Studies, and Workshops] should be designed to stimulate dialogue, knowledge exchange and the co-design of ideas, concepts and implementation plans by conference attendees.
SUBMISSION PROCESS & DEADLINES
Submissions are invited for Keynotes and Contributions to Plenary Panel Sessions, Full Papers, Poster Papers, and Interactive Parallel Sessions: Panels, Case Studies, and Workshops.
|April 23, 2017||ALL prospective Authors and Session Organizers must submit an abstract of up 500 words with no more than one additional page of figures using the provided on-line template referenced below.|
|June 02, 2017||Submission of a proposed final draft paper for review by the Program Committee is mandatory for Full Papers. This is optional for Poster Papers and Panels, Case Studies, and Workshops.|
|July 21, 2017||Submission of accepted Final Papers for inclusion in IEEE Xplore|