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We’re fortunate to continually be adding excellent speakers to our technical program. Latest additions include Jarrod Goentzel, founder and director of the MIT Humanitarian Response Lab, which strives to make supply chains more responsive to human needs. We are also fortunate to have Jon Lascher, the Haiti Program Manager at Partners In Health.

Thank you to all who contributed in response to the Call for Papers. We received a high number of excellent submissions, and all abstracts and papers are currently under review.

Due to multiple requests, we have kept the submission site open, and will continue to accept “Abstract-Only” submissions, primarily for poster presentations.

We will contact all authors in the next couple of weeks with further instructions.

We look forward to seeing everyone in May!

Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response RADM Dr. Nicole Lurie will be presenting a plenary talk!

Dr. Lurie is the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The mission of her office is to lead the nation in preventing, responding to and recovering from the adverse health effects of public health emergencies and disasters, ranging from hurricanes to bioterrorism. more…

Two additional confirmed speakers!
Nazli Choucri (MIT) and Peter Walker (Tufts). Read more here.

Only 4 months to go until HumTech2014!!!

Please note upcoming deadlines:
Early Bird Registration Rate – through 31 January.

Authors, please submit all abstracts and papers by 31 January.

We’re excited by the excellent roster of invited speakers we have in place.

Please stay tuned as we announce additional speakers from FEMA, US Health and Human Services, Harvard, Tufts, USAID and other organizations!

We’re recently announced that we will be working with Elsevier to publish the conference proceedings in a dedicated special issue.

The HumTech2014 proceedings will therefore be available online on and will be made freely accessible (open access!!) in perpetuity to a worldwide audience. This will ensure maximum visibility and reach for the proceedings.

The official templates for the camera-ready-copies have now been posted.


We have been recently accepted* by Elsevier to have the proceedings published in a dedicated online issue. Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific products and services and their online service is accessed by over 17 Million unique scientists and professionals on a monthly basis. This will ensure that the HT2014 proceedings will have the widest possible reach within the academic community.

We are currently working to finalize our contract with Elsevier. Details (and templates) to follow.

*Elsevier evaluates all proposals for dedicated issues of conference proceedings based on the supporting organization and contact details of the committee and the assurance that all papers are original and will be subject to peer review. We are pleased to have been accepted by this premier publisher!

HT2014 submissions are now open, using the online conference management tool (CMT)!

We are pleased to be using CMT, a conference management service sponsored by Microsoft Research, for all submissions.

HT2014 Call for Papers Announced!

We kindly request that you get your submissions in as soon as possible, so that they can be reviewed in a timely fashion.