IHTC Program

Thursday 2nd December

The IEEE IHTC 2021 Program incorporates a mix of plenary presentations, thematic sessions and workshops.

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11:00 Welcome
Dr Mona Ghassemian, Chair, IEEE UK and Ireland Section
Prof Ali Hessami and Prof Paul M Cunningham, IEEE IHTC 2021 Conference Chairs
Miriam Cunningham, IEEE IHTC 2021 Technical Program Chair
11:15 ICT4D Supporting Integration of Refugees
Chair: Prof Ali Hessami, Vega Global Systems, United Kingdom
Inclusive and Accessible Higher Education in Refugee Camps: Kakuma Use-case
Amara Amara (IEEE CASS, France); Thierry Agagliate, Gabriela Muller and Alexandre Gosselin (UNIGE, Switzerland)
Design of a Passive Prosthetic Hand with Multi-functional Grasps using Parametric Modelling and 3D Printing
John-John Cabibihan and Mohammed Mudassir (Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Qatar University, Qatar)
Nanojobs: Towards an Open Crowd Working Platform for Refugees and Displaced Persons
Theo Lynn (Dublin City University, Ireland); Patricia Takako Endo (Universidade de Pernambuco, Brazil); Frank Fowley (SFI Centre for Research Training in Digitally-Enhanced Reality (D-Real), Ireland); Pierangelo Rosati (Dublin City University, Ireland); Lye Ogunsanya (Didean, Ireland); and Grace Fox (Irish Institute of Digital Business, Ireland)
12:30 Lunch Break
13:30 Energy Applications Supporting ICT4D
Chair: Monica Crosa di Vergagni, Mott MacDonald, United Kingdom
A Portable Power Station for Humanitarian Contexts
John Barton, Martin Bliss, Chrispin Gogoda Mbewe, Nigel Monk, Diane Palmer and Richard Blanchard (Loughborough University, United Kingdom)
Promoting Battery Testing in Developing Countries through Development of a Low-cost Battery Test System
Chrispin Gogoda Mbewe, John Barton, Gianfranco Claudio, Martin Bliss, Nigel Monk and Richard Blanchard (Loughborough University, United Kingdom)
Energy Transition X Energy Inclusion: A Community Energy Concept for Developing Countries
Milagre Manhique (Universite de Technologie de Troyes, France); Raed Kouta (Universite de Technologie de Belfort-Montbeliard, France); Dominique Barchiesi (Universite de Technologie de Troyes, France); Brian O’Regan and Fabio Silva (International Energy Research Centre (IERC), Ireland)
Clean Energy Transition in Remote Indigenous Communities: Hydrogen Energy
Saada Hussein and Petr Musilek (University of Alberta, Canada)
15:00 Break
15:05 Plenary 1:IEEE: Advancing Technology to Benefit Humanity
Susan Kathy Land, 2021 IEEE President & CEO
15:25 Break
15:30 ICT4D Supporting Education and Training 1
Chair: Prof Izzet Kale, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Experiential Learning for High School Students using a Solar Powered Artifact: Engineering Outreach
Kai Goodall, D. T. O. Oyedokun, Hilary Chisepo and Pitambar Jankee (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Design of an Edu Communicative Radio Station in ESSA Ruhengeri
Oscar Martinez Bonastre and Borja Cabrera (Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Spain)
CODI Bot: An Accessible Robot for New Coders
Muhammad Usman Ilyas, Muhammad Murtaza Khan (University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia); Faisal Leghari, Shamyl Bin Mansoor (LearnOBots Pvt Ltd, Pakistan); Ayesha Razzaque (I-SAPS, Pakistan); and Mohammed A. Alqarni (University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
Using Chatbot Technologies to help Individuals make Sound Personalized Financial Decisions
Reshawn Ramjattan, Patrick Hosein (University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago) and Nigel Henry (Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business, Trinidad and Tobago)
17:00 Break
17:05 ICT4D Supporting Education and Training 2
Chair: Julieta Dominguez-Soberanes, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico
Innovative Procedure using 3D Design and Printing of Bone Tissues for Educational and Pre-surgical Applications
Rolando Borja and Midori Sánchez (Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, Peru)
Impact Assessment for Data Network’s Rehabilitation. Case of Ecuador
Ronny Cabrera (Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, Ecuador), Andrea Carrión (Motorola Solutions, Ecuador); Roger Clotet (Valencian International University, Spain) and Monica Huerta (Universidad Politécnica Salesiana, Ecuador)
Gender Equality: Exploring Aesthetic Programming as a Way to Increase Diversity and Shape Inclusivity in Our Digital Society
Fiona Carroll and Rumana Faruque (CardiffMet University, United Kingdom)
18:20 End of Day