October 23 - 24, 2018 Woburn, MA USA
2018 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security
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Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief

Track focus: Technologies, ranging from basic science to systems, that have global humanitarian impact, emphasizing operationally-relevant context, and drawing on real-world experience.  Topics of interest include operations and logistics, disaster relief, emergency management, food and water security, public health surveillance, human trafficking, and international development, including, but not limited to: Remote sensing and data exploitation methods for disaster response and situational awareness Supply chain instrumentation, data visualization, and optimization methodologies for aid distribution Mobile communication hardware and software for public health surveillance Information architectures for monitoring vaccine coverage, effectiveness, and safety Computational social-science, network-analysis, and natural-language processing methods for combating human trafficking Applications of social media platforms and publicly available information for humanitarian indications and warnings Computer vision, machine learning, and statistical inference methods for remote monitoring of complex humanitarian crises Distributed collaboration and information sharing capabilities for humanitarian operations integration