Humanitarian Activities Track

IEEE TENCON 2019 provides a special platform, the Humanitarian Activities Track, for discussing Humanitarian Activities within the context of IEEE. The track, sponsored by IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (IEEE HAC) and TENCON 2019, provides opportunities for domain experts, practitioners, IEEE members, Students, Young Professionals, NGOs and community representatives to share their experiences and discuss the challenges and opportunities in the domain of humanitarian activities. This one-day track, scheduled for 20 October, is open to all registered participants of TENCON 2019 free of cost. It is also possible to separately register and attend this track.

The track is scheduled in two sessions with Invited Talks and Panel Discussions, in addition to presentations of papers that have been short-listed for the track:
1. Making Science Accessible to Students with Disabilities
2. Disaster management: The Role of Technology

Track Organizers:

✤    Amarnath Raja, Past Chair IEEE HAHC,
✤    Satish Babu, Member IEEE HAC,
✤    VK Damodaran, Life Senior Member IEEE,
✤    Akila Surendran, Senior Engineer (Assistive Technology), NISH,

Who should attend:
✔    Technologists
✔    Practitioners
✔    Students
✔    Young Professionals
✔    Anybody interested in Humanitarian Work


Date Sunday – October 20, 2019
Room Grand Ballroom 2, Grand Hyatt
Keynote address 08:30 - 09:00 Open-source tools to make STEM materials accessible for learners with visual impairment
Prof Volker Sorge, University of Birmingham
Session 09:00 - 09:45 Panel Discussion: Making science accessible to students with disabilities
Chair Prof. VK Damodaran
Speakers Prof Volker Sorge, University of Birmingham
Mr Ramkamal, Chakshumathi
Dr KG Satheesh Kumar, NISH
Session 09:45 - 10:45 SS20: User-centric Assistive Technology
Chair Akila Surendran, NISH
1785 - An app-based unified approach to enhance language comprehension and mathematical reasoning ability of the hearing impaired using contrast words
1518 - Enhancing Performance of Crutches in Challenging Environments: Proposing an Alternative Design and Assessing the Expected Impact
1755 - Making Assistive Devices Affordable
1732 - Tactograph with Low-Cost Refillable Fluid Cartridge System
10:45 - 13:30 Tea, Conference Wide Plenary, Lunch and Networking
Session 13:30 - 14:00 Presentation on Social Return On Investment on the Techno-Unnati Project
SROI Team, Kerala Section
Chair Mr. Satish Babu, InApp
Speakers Prof. VK Damodaran
Amarnath Raja, InApp
Dr. Mini Ulanat, CUSAT
Dr. Bijoy Jose, CUSAT
Session 14:00 - 16:00 Panel Discussion: Disaster management: The Role of Technology
Chair SatishBabu, InApp
Dr. Sekhar Lukose Kuriakose, KSDMA
Annie George, UNDP
Joe John George, UNDP
Sajith Sukumaran, Kudumbasree NRO
V. Vivekanandan, FishMARC
Vincent Jain, SIFFS
Dr. Arun Timalsina, Tribhuvan Univ., Nepal
Mr K G Girish Babu
Session 16:00 - 16:30 Information Session
Chair Amarnath Raja, Founding Chair R10 HTC
Speakers Dr. Hussain Mehdi, IEEE Malaysia
Dr. Chanakya Kumar, IEEE
Mr. Satish Babu, Member IEEE HAC
Session 16:30 - 18:00 SS24: Humanitarian Technologies for Sustainable Development
Chair Dr K G Satheesh Kumar, NISH
1618 - A Vibrotactile Sensory Feedback System for Prosthetic devices
1890 - Solar DC Homes: Energy for All
1722 - Microgrid for Sustainable Development of Remote Villages
1724 - Design of a Highly Accurate data Acquisition Device for the Early Detection of Breast Cancer
1713 - Indoor Environment Air Quality Monitoring and its Notification to Building Occupants

Humanitarian Track Registration Fee:

Category Indian(INR) Foreign(USD)
Individual- Student/Professional 5000 100
Individual- Student/Professional IEEE Member 4000 75

The rates given above are inclusive of 18% GST and 1% Flood cess but exclusive of the payment gateway charge of 3.25%. The rates are inclusive of lunch.
This one-day registration is applicable only for attending participating in the Humanitarian Activities Track of TENCON 2019 scheduled to be held on Sunday, 20th October.