The IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference 2020 is the flagship premier international conference of IEEE Region 10 Asia Pacific. This year, R10 HTC 2020 was held virtually from 30th November to 3rd December 2020. The theme of the conference, Digital Ecosystem for Humanitarian, is to draw special attention to the societal expectations of humanitarian technologies’ ability to provide practical and lasting solutions which is also vital during this COVID19 pandemic.
IEEE R10 HTC 2020 accepted full papers (to be indexed by Scopus and IEEEXplore) from authors coming from Malaysia, India, Bangladesh, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Japan, China, Australia. Mongolia, Singapore, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, and France.
According to Prof Akinori (IEEE Region 10 Director), IEEE Sarawak is the first subsection in the history of IEEE Region 10 (Asia Pacific countries) which successfully bid and organized the Region 10 Flagship conference. Many of our Swinburne academic members serve in this IEEE R10 HTC 2020 i.e. Professor Su Hieng Tiong, Dr. Hudyjaya, Dr. Riady, Dr. Then Yi Lung, Dr. Tay Fei Siang, Dr. Siti Salwa, and Dr. Mark Tee.
In addition, IEEE R10 HTC 2020 have also established collaboration with Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus’s volunteers, Dr. Xavier Chee, Dr. Chew Jiuan Jing, Lai Jia Chi, and Dr. Angelia Liew San Chuin in running the IEEE Humanitarian Activity Committee (HAC) Fund (USD5000) and IEEE Region 10 HTA Initiate Program Support Fund (USD2000) funded Humanitarian Technology Projects in Sarawak in Dec 2020, in conjunction with the conference, more information and updates are available here https://r10htc2020.org/projects
The organising committee from IEEE R10 HTC 2020 would like to take this opportunity to express their gratitude and appreciations to all parties from IEEE Region 10, IEEE Malaysia Section, Sarawak Tourism Board, Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus, volunteers and participants for their contributions and supports to make this conference a success.