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Education & Training: Humanitarian Engineering and Community Engagement in Education

Feature Topic

CALL FOR PAPERS

Humanitarian engineering is research and design that aims to directly improve the well-being of poor, marginalized, or under-served communities. A fundamental tenet of humanitarian engineering is the need to engage the community in need and seek their active participation in the development and assessment of appropriate solutions rather than simply provide technology and techniques.  

In recent years, several pioneering institutions have begun to incorporate Humanitarian Engineering and Community Engagement principles and concepts into their teaching and research agenda. In so doing, they are helping their students become more globally aware; more conversant with the intersection between economics, sociology, politics and engineering fundamentals; and more engaged with communities in need.

This FT is intended to hasten the incorporation of Humanitarian Engineering and Community Engagement principles and concepts into communications engineering curricula by providing educators, researchers and standards professionals with an opportunity to share their experience, best practices and case studies.

Scope of Submissions

Authors from industry, government and academia are invited to submit papers for this FT (Feature Topic) of IEEE Communications Magazine on Humanitarian Engineering and Community Engagement in Education. The FT scope includes, but is not limited to, the following topics of interest:

  • Case studies of the incorporation of Humanitarian Engineering and Community Engagement principles and concepts into communications engineering curricula.
  • Best practices for incorporating Humanitarian Engineering and Community Engagement principles and concepts into communications engineering curricula.
  • Case studies of the incorporation of Humanitarian Engineering and Community Engagement principles and concepts into professional training.
  • Best practices for incorporating Humanitarian Engineering and Community Engagement principles and concepts into professional training.
  • Development of tools for use in learning about Humanitarian Engineering and Community Engagement principles and concepts and their impact on design and development.
  • Development of humanitarian communication technologies and their use in education.

GUEST EDITORS

David G Michelson (Lead)
University of British Columbia, Canada
davem@ece.ubc.ca

Kevin M Passino
Ohio State University, USA
passino.1@osu.edu

Joe Decuir
University of Washington – Bothell, USA
jdecuir@uw.edu