GHCI 19 Track: Technology for Social Good

Technology has become indispensable in administering and enabling public services in a timely, equitable and efficient manner across the world. Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning technologies have provided innovative solutions to scale and data distribution problems that earlier were hurdles for effective solutions for social causes. However, poor coverage, low penetration of data service and technologies, inadequately harnessed human capital, data privacy and security and low public awareness continue to persist. This calls for creative application of advanced computing to support governance issues, delivery of services and making services accessible across economic, geographic and social barriers.

We invite submissions from professional and students that offer use cases around leveraging technologies to promote social welfare and public good.

These papers may include applications of technology as listed below ( (but not limited to):

  • Women’s safety
  • Health and fitness
  • Drug discovery
  • Accessibility/Disabled – friendly technologies
  • Agriculture and farming
  • Electronic waste management
  • Civic engagement
  • Water management
  • Affordable power and housing
  • Traffic management
  • Urban planning
  • Access to education
  • Sustainable, affordable healthcare
  • Emission control

Solutions and tools using Open Source technologies are encouraged and should be highlighted, if present, in the submission. Live projects completed for overcoming social challenges are encouraged and should be highlighted.

Important Information

  • Read through some key tips to make an impressive submission. Good luck!
  • Click here to know more about the GHCI 19 session formats, for making a submission.
  • Please go through the submission requirements for all tracks.
  • Please ensure you make your submission on Linklings, the GHCI 19 Submissions tool by 10:30 PM (IST) on June 16, 2019.
  • While filling out the Linklings form (for a Panel, Presentation, Lightning Talk, and/or Workshop), it is also necessary to upload the Word doc with abstract, etc. and a presentation (PowerPoint saved as PDF) that highlights the flow of the proposed session. The short video of the presenters is mandatory for the Presentation and Lightning Talk submissions.
  • Do not forget to select the target audience level for your submission in the Linklings online form. The options are Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. The definitions of the target levels are mentioned on the form and also under submission requirements.