IEEE Humanitarian Communication Applications
Speaker(s): Dr. David Wright
Date/Time: Monday December 5, 2011. 5:30PM to 8:30PM
Location: room DMS4165, Desmarais building, University of Ottawa,
55 Laurier Avenue East
Parking: parking fees apply, public transport near-by
Registration: Free to IEEE members,
$5 Student and Engineers-in-Transition members,
$10 non IEEE members
Organizer: Alfredo Herrera
Organizer e-mail: email@example.com
Organized by: Technology Management Council (TMC), Society on Social Implications of Technology
(SSIT) and Professional Communication Society (PCS) and IEEE-Canada HIC.
Abstract: IEEE will be launching Special Interest Groups in 2012 for members wanting to organize
humanitarian initiatives. IEEE-Canada’s Humanitarian Initiatives Committee (www.ieee.ca/hic/)
seeks to encourage members to get involved by sponsoring this event where professor David Wright
will be presenting different aspects of the IEEE HTC Data Connectivity project in remote areas
in the Alto Amazonas region of Peru including: A business model for this deployment in Peru;
Experiences in volunteer dynamics; Interorganizational collaboration and leadership; Deploying
telemedicine solutions in remote areas in developing nations.
This project was presented as part of the recent IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology
Conference (www.ieeeghtc.org) and the IEEE Sections Congress (www.ieee.org/sc2011).
We are planning to present this project during ICC2012 in Ottawa (www.ieee-icc.org),
along with a demo and tour of the reference design currently connecting Algonquin College,
the university of Ottawa and the General Hospital.