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Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), 2011 IEEE

Date Oct. 30 2011-Nov. 1 2011

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s): C1
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  • [Title page i]

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  • [Copyright notice]

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  • Table of contents

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  • Sponsors

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  • Tutorials and panels

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):xvii - xviii
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    Provides an abstract for each of the tutorial presentations and a brief professional biography of each presenter. The complete presentations were not made available for publication as part of the conference proceedings. View full abstract»

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  • Welcome message from the Conference Chair

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  • Welcome message from the Technical Program Chair

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  • Organizing Committee

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  • Reviewers

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  • Tutorials

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):xxiii - xxvii
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    Provides an abstract for each of the tutorial presentations and a brief professional biography of each presenter. The complete presentations were not made available for publication as part of the conference proceedings. View full abstract»

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  • Keynotes

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):xxviii - xxxii
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    Provides an abstract for each of the keynote presentations and a brief professional biography of each presenter. The complete presentations were not made available for publication as part of the conference proceedings. View full abstract»

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  • Panelists

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  • Simulation of Rural Electrification via Cellular-Enabled Micro-inverter

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):1 - 6
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    Rural electrification, specifically in Africa and parts of Asia, is of major importance as it relates to development. This paper outlines how a cellular-enabled micro-inverter might facilitate access to electricity without depending on the standard power grid growth models. Using the infrastructure made available by the cellular phone industry, this device could be instrumental in developing rapid... View full abstract»

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  • Assistive Communication Device for Cognitive Disability and Spastic Children

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):7 - 10
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    Communication has been a major problem for children with cognitive disabilities and spastic children. They are unable to effectively communicate their needs to their parents and caretakers. Modern advancements in communication technology, with increased capabilities of mobile phones, provide scope to design assistive technologies for these children. In this paper, we describe the design of a smart... View full abstract»

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  • Off-grid Power for Small Communities with Renewable Energy Sources in Rural Guatemalan Villages

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):11 - 16
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    This paper describes the process used to plan, design, and implement an off-grid electrical system for a village with less than 50 homes in rural Guatemala. The community has a small school, community center, community kitchen, and 43 homes/families. The availability of energy in a community allows advancement of rural populations in Guatemala through the use of electricity for lighting, computer ... View full abstract»

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  • For People without Power: Solving Energy Problem in a New Way

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):17 - 20
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    This paper describes a novel approach to use direct current to distribute solar energy to computing devices in order to maximize the solar power efficiency for distributed applications. The approach shortens the technology and economy gaps in closing the DIGITAL GAP between the developed world and the developing nations. View full abstract»

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  • Aluminum Economy for Sustainable Development: Aluminium as Core Material for Energy Storage and Energy Saving Products: Low Cost, High Performance, and Easy Processing in Developing Countries

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):21 - 24
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    The "Aluminium Economy" is put forward as an attractive basis for an energy efficient community. As energy storage medium, aluminium batteries have high specific energy density and simple, safe construction. Aluminium is also demonstrating low-cost and high performance in energy related applications such as electric cable, light weight vehicle, building material, LED heat-sink, and solar reflector... View full abstract»

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  • New Village Gadgets: Synergy of Human-Powered Generation and Ultra-Efficient Electrical Appliances for Poverty Eradication

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):25 - 29
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    Over a billion people live without access to electricity. Many of them are too widely spread out to be dealt with cost-effectively using centralised or even distributed power generation. Human powered electricity fits in nicely here. With sustained power of about 150W for untrained people and over 500W for top athletes, human power have enough for many useful applications such as lighting, phone c... View full abstract»

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  • Modular Waste/Renewable Energy System for Production of Electricity, Heat, and Potable Water in Remote Locations

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):30 - 35
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    Methods and designs for a modular waste processing system that will utilize an anaerobic process to produce hydrogen from food, animal, or human waste are being developed by this ongoing research effort. This hydrogen will be used to produce electricity in a reciprocating engine or fuel cell. A solar energy system has been designed and tested to provide heat for pre and post processing of waste an... View full abstract»

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  • An Efficient Design of Solar Cell Antenna for Mobile and Vehicular Applications

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):36 - 39
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    This paper describes the application of solar cells antenna structures. The radiating patch element of a planar antenna is replaced by a solar cell. The original feature of a solar cell (DC current generation) remains, but additionally the solar cell is able to receive and transmit electromagnetic waves. solar cells can be used as antennas. At first some basics regarding the RF properties of solar... View full abstract»

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  • Software-Configurable Herbivore Control Device ("Pseudo-Fence")

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):40 - 45
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    A design for a software-configurable device suitable for herbivore control in agricultural conditions is provided. The ability to configure the device in software provides for collaboration between researchers, as well as future refinements. Reductions to the dynamic range of sensors include conversion from hemispherical to toroidal patterns and a focus on individual frequency ranges. Periodic sam... View full abstract»

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  • Electric Fence Intrusion Alert System (eleAlert)

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):46 - 50
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    We present the design and implementation of intrusion detection and alerting mechanism (eleAlert) for fences separating wildlife habitats and human settlements. Our objective is to improve the effectiveness of electric fences as a solution to the prevailing human-elephant conflict (HEC) in many parts of the world. eleAlert uses a network of sensors to detect and locate damages instantly and alert ... View full abstract»

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  • Poultry Pharming: Next-Generation Technologies for Egg-Based Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing

    Publication Year: 2011, Page(s):51 - 55
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    Recombinant vector technologies for embryonated hen eggs are an emerging platform for Global Health applications including production of vaccines and biologics. Industrializing these new platforms requires investment in translational research at molecular, machine, and systems levels. Deployment of a successfully developed platform in Poultry Pharm systems would offer an attractive solution to glo... View full abstract»

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