Thematic Areas


IEEE IHTC 2024 Thematic areas include (but are not limited to):


Reliable and efficient power systems in emerging markets and developing economies:
Strategies for the economical and safe operation of transmission and power distribution systems, models for coordination between system operators, business models for access to energy, optimization and planning.

Renewable energies application for sustainable development (design, operations, planning, economics, efficiency improvement):
Multi-carrier energy systems, decentralized RES use, EVs, RES integration in insular and rural power systems, advantageous strategies for hydrogen management.

Energy links: means for sustainability, cooperation and development:
Energy interconnectors, Regional Policies, Energy hubs, new projects, lesson learnt.


Supply Chain and logistics innovative solutions in support of emergency scenarios:
New methodologies to optimize the Supply Chain in the humanitarian context, best practices, and experiences.

Technologies for effective management of refugees, their reintegration into society and for ensuring sustainable settlements:
Solutions to empower displaced people with technology, applications for immigrant integration into society, sustainable housing for asylum seekers, logistical management of refugees, castaways research and recovery systems.

Technologies to assist in disaster mitigation, management, relief, and recovery:
Innovative protection systems and devices, earthquake and other natural disasters monitoring systems, solutions for urban and suburban security and safety, ideas for preserving the integrity of the territory, derisking investment.


Information and Communication Technologies for Development:
ICT4D solutions to foster economic development by ensuring equitable access to up-to-date communication technologies and bridging the digital divide between more and less industrialized nations.

Solutions to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable:
Smart cities and smart buildings, systems for the care and the protection of citizens, efficient methods to restore and consolidate transport routes to the most isolated and vulnerable communities, innovations in infrastructures. Technologies for cultural heritage preservation and use.

Technologies for poverty alleviation, ensuring healthy lives, ending hunger, achieving food security, and promoting a sustainable agriculture:
Solutions for food safety and quality control, human disease monitoring systems, crop and livestock health monitoring systems, dual-use solar and other resources for agricultural efficiency.

Technologies to combat climate change and its impacts:
Climate-proofing systems, weather monitoring systems, monitoring Earth’s ecosystems, oceans and ice caps, characterization of potential risks for the environment, sustainable solutions for wastes treatment and strategies for pollution reduction.

Technologies to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all:
Water quality measurement systems, smart water management systems for reducing water losses, hydraulic infrastructures sustainability (environment, economic and social), equipment for water supply, distribution, and purification. Water Energy Food nexus.

Technologies to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all:
Initiatives to promote access to information and education, smart solutions for school and University, young people, women, gender and minorities empowerment, training, and capacity building on vocational and executive levels.