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IEEE IHTC 2021 – Technical Briefing and Q&A Webinar

April 14, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

UK and Ireland SSIT Chapter, UK and Ireland SIGHT and SSIT IST-Africa SIGHT wishes to invite prospective IEEE IHTC 2021 presenters and authors to participate in a Technical Briefing Webinar at 1600 UTC+1, Wednesday 14th April. Participation from low and lower middle-income countries as well as low resource communities is particularly welcome. Click here to convert to your local time


The IEEE International Humanitarian Technology Conference (IEEE IHTC) is a Multi-Regional Conference Series rotating between R7 (Canada), R8 (Africa, Europe and Middle East), and R9 (Latin America and Caribbean).

Established in R7, where previous editions took place in 2014 and 2017, IEEE IHTC 2021 takes place in R8 as a Virtual Conference this year, organised by Volunteers from IEEE UK and Ireland Section as well as Region 8, Region 7, Region 9 and UK and Ireland SSIT, SMC and Systems Council Chapters, UK and Ireland SIGHT, IST-Africa SSIT SIGHT, and Technical Co-Sponsored by IEEE Africa Council.

This inter-disciplinary conference series focuses on showcasing challenges, success stories, lessons learnt, case studies and technological innovation related to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ICT4D and the application of Humanitarian Technologies (including Disaster Relief and Disaster Recovery) and facilitating engagement by stakeholders from the public, private, education and research and societal sectors around the world.

Click here to learn more about conference themes, submitting abstracts and full papers.

Purpose of Webinar

As the IEEE Humanitarian Technology Conference is rotating between different regions, it is critically important to facilitate contributions from submissions from a broad range of stakeholder groups both contributing to and impacted by Sustainable Development, ICT4D and Humanitarian Technology related activities around the world.

Structured abstracts of c.300 words for proposed Oral Presentations or Short Paper Presentation are invited by 30 April, with Paper Submissions due by 30 June.

As some stakeholders with valuable insights and perspectives to share may have less experience preparing conference presentations or papers, the UK and Ireland SSIT Chapter, UK and Ireland SIGHT and SSIT IST-Africa SIGHT are organising a hands-on participatory webinar on Wednesday 14 April.

The IEEE IHTC 2021 Conference Chairs (Prof. Ali Hessami, Prof. Paul M Cunningham) and Technical Program Chairs (Miriam Cunningham, Dr Mufti Mahmud) will discuss their expectations of Oral Presentations and Short Papers, how submissions should be structured, how they will be evaluated and the type of feedback that all submissions should expect. Ali, Paul, Miriam and Mufti will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

This Webinar will be recorded so you can access it even if you cannot participate on the day.


  • Ali Hessami (Vega Global Systems)
  • Prof Paul M Cunningham (IST-Africa Institute)
  • Miriam Cunningham (IST-Africa Institute)
  • Dr Mufti Mahmud (Nottingham Trent University)


April 14, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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UK and Ireland SSIT Chapter
UK and Ireland SIGHT