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.

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                      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, 2017ALL 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, 2017Submission 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, 2017Submission of accepted Final Papers for inclusion in IEEE Xplore

                      All Abstracts must be submitted on-line following the author guidelines at

                      Submission Site: EDAS GHTC site is open, click here to be redirected. 

                      Only accepted papers that are presented during GHTC 2017 will be submitted for publication in IEEE Xplore.