Prepared by: Sree Lakshmi Gundebommu, Newsletter Chief Editor for IEEE Hyderabad Section
IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference (R10HTC) 2022, organized and hosted by IEEE Hyderabad Section, was held from 16th to 18th September 2022 at HICC, Hyderabad. The theme of the conference, “Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 – a world of engineering challenges” drew special attention to the societal expectation of humanitarian technologies’ ability to provide practical and lasting solutions. The conference promoted discussions and development of electrical, communication, computing, security, and disaster relief areas to present results of recent advancements in technology in order to help improve the lives of the impoverished. It also had plenary talks, keynote addresses by reputed academicians, tutorials and workshops by domain experts, research paper presentations, events for Women in Engineering and Young Professionals, sessions on entrepreneurship and innovation, industry exhibits, and booths.
The conference also had IEEE R10 Professional Activities track on technology-based solution combined with the building of local capacity, and IEEE R10 Educational Activities track on innovations in higher education and technology enhanced learning. IEEE R10 Special Industry Conclave took place on the 2nd day of the conference with the theme “Fostering Industry/Academia Networking under Vibrant Industry 4.0 Landscape”. LMAG track addresses the benefits of Life Member membership activities and funds. Many eminent professionals attended the conference, including K. J. Ray Liu (President of IEEE), Shri Jayesh Ranjan (IAS Principal Secretary IT E&C, Government of Telangana), Deepak Mathur (Director of IEEE Region 10), Jan Hasse, Takako Hashimoto, R. K. Asthana, K. M. M. Rao, Preethi Bajaj, Sanjay Kar Choudary, and Prerana Gaur. The conference general chair Amit Kumar and the technical program chair Mousmi Ajay Chaurasia led the conference organization to ensure the conference is a grand success in every aspect. There were 175 numbers of participants in the event in total.