IEEE R10 Humanitarian Technology Conference (HTC) 2023

The 11th IEEE R10 Humanitarian Technology Conference (HTC) 2023, was hosted by the IEEE Gujarat Section in the vibrant city of Rajkot on 16 -18 October 2023. The journey of R10 HTC began in Japan in 2013 and has since traversed various regions, leaving an indelible mark on the global technological landscape. This year, Gujarat proudly hosts the conference, marking its debut in the state.

With a record-breaking 692 submissions, this year’s conference showcases a diverse array of research. Our dedicated team of 56 track chairs, co-chairs, and 823 reviewers rigorously evaluated each submission, ensuring a stellar program with a 31.35% acceptance rate.

The IEEE R10 Humanitarian Technology Conference (HTC) 2023 was graced by luminaries whose insights illuminated the event. Prof. Saifur Rahman, 2023 IEEE President and CEO, captivated attendees as the keynote speaker, setting an inspirational tone. Another distinguished presence was Prof. Lance Fung, IEEE R10 Director, 2023-2024. His wealth of knowledge and commitment to advancing technology underscored the conference’s significance.

The speaker lineup continued with Prof. Kukjin Chun, Prof. Jyotika Athavale, Dr. Maike Luiken, Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Prof. Shaikh Fattah, and Ms. Emi Yano, each bringing a unique perspective. The conference was enriched by diverse voices, showcasing the breadth and depth of talent shaping the future of technology and engineering.

The conference spans 23 tracks, featuring 19 Regular tracks and 4 Special Tracks, promising a wealth of presentations on original research. The IEEE R10 HTC 2023 witnessed a convergence of thought leaders and experts. Esteemed speakers, including Dr. Sudeendra Kaushik, Mehul Raval, and Preeti Bajaj, shared their profound wisdom. The event featured enlightening tutorials, covering diverse topics like “Fake News Detection” and “6G Wireless Communication Systems.” Noteworthy workshops, such as “Scholarship of Teaching and Learning,” provided hands-on experiences. The conference fostered interaction through diverse avenues, including an Industry Conclave, HTA Congress, and workshops on ethics and sustainable development.

The success of R10 HTC 2023 is a testament to the dedication of over 50 volunteers, track chairs, reviewers, and special session organizers. Marwadi University’s unwavering support, both in logistics and volunteers, played a pivotal role in orchestrating. We extend our gratitude to the sponsors whose financial support made this conference possible. Their commitment reflects the collaborative spirit that defines the IEEE community.

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