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IEEE R10 Humanitarian Technology Conference 2020






For authors of accepted papers:

  1. Prepare the Camera-Ready paper in PDF and ensure that it is according to the Camera-Ready Paper Submission Guidelines below.
  2. Complete the Registration Form
  3. Send Item 1 (Camera-Ready paper in PDF) and Item 2 (completed Registration Form) to registration@r10htc2020.org by Sunday, 25 October 2020.
  4. Complete and submit IEEE Electronic Copyright form by clicking on Submit Copyright on https://www.openconf.org/r10htc2020/openconf.php . Login using the Submission ID and password.
  5. You will be issued an Invoice according to your submitted Registration Form. Complete the payment to confirm your registration.




English is the official language of the conference. Please have your paper read by native speaker or please utilize the online service of English Checker, if English is not your first language. Your final manuscript will be sent to IEEEXplore for further review and it may be rejected due to non-compliance to English language requirement


Papers must be written on A4-format page according to the IEEE template Manuscripts of minimum four (4) pages and up to six (6) pages in length.

IEEE template Manuscripts founded at:

Papers should NOT contain: Page numbers, Headers and Footers


Conference papers are to be submitted electronically (.pdf form), with file size limited to 2 MB. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings, and submitted to IEEE Xplore® online digital library.

IEEE is very strict about the requirements for converting application files or PostScript files to full-text PDF for inclusion in IEEE Xplore®.

The most important issue that every author shall pay attention to is to make sure that all the fonts used in your papers are EMBEDDED and SUBSETTED, especially for papers from Asia and Europe. Failure to embed and subset fonts is the biggest obstacle to PDF compliance with IEEE Xplore® and please make sure that your PDF files are compliant with IEEE Xplore®. Papers failing to meet the IEEE Xplore® PDF requirements may be rejected.


Each PDF for IEEE Xplore® must have all of these characteristics:

  1. Be PDF 1.4 (Acrobat 5) or later but not Acrobat 9.
  2. Must be created with a PDF distiller. Scanning is not permitted (See Section 5).
  3. Embeds or subsets all fonts. Doing so helps makes sure that the mathematics appears as intended and improves text searching in the PDF (Section 3). Please note some TrueType fonts have a setting added by the font designer that prevents the font from being embedded and should be avoided.
  4. Does not have a password or other security settings.
  5. Does not contain any bookmarks or links. Links are supported now only by using a summary.txt, readme file, and a packing list. They appear in the IEEE Xplore® TOC as multimedia.
  6. Does not contain crop marks, registration marks, date stamp, time stamp, or any other mark that does not appear in the official version of the publication.
  7. Does not contain any PostScript that overrides the settings file.
  8. Does not use PDF attachments.
  9. Does not consist of a PDF Package or Merged PDF, a PDF 1.7 (Acrobat 8) feature.

Please note that all final papers may be converted using PDFexpress from the following link, in accordance with the IEEE PDF specification. Please go to the IEEE PDF eXpress site at www.pdf-express.org or click the following button to register at IEEE PDF eXpress.

Use IEEE PDF eXpress to check your PDF file or to convert a .doc/docx Paper into an IEEE Xplore compatible PDF file.

First-time users should do the following:

  • Select the New Users – Click Here Link : https://www.pdf-express.org/
  • Enter the following:
    • 49770XP for the Conference ID
    • your email address
    • a password
  • Continue to enter information as prompted

An Online confirmation will be displayed and an email confirmation will be sent verifying your account setup.

Previous users of PDF eXpress need to follow the above steps, but should enter the same password that was used for previous conferences. Verify that your contact information is valid.


Access the Publications Support Center for IEEE PDF eXpress

If you do not find an answer in the Find Answers tab, go to the Ask A Question tab. Your question will be forwarded to IEEE PDF Support and answered within 3 business days


The IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (including its removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference.

Papers are reviewed on the basis that they do not contain plagiarized material and have not been submitted to any other conferences/workshops/symposia at the same time (double submission). Follow these links for further information

PLEASE NOTE: To be published in the IEEE R10 HTC 2020 Conference Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference with completed payment of conference fees and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference unless the TPC Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter arranged in advance of the event and who is qualified both to present and answer questions. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. 

Lau Bee Theng
Swinburne University of Technology, Malaysia
Mohammad Faizal Ahmad Fauzi
Multimedia University, Malaysia
Jacey-Lynn Minoi
University Malaysia Sarawak
Hudyjaya Siswoyo Jo
Swinburne University of Technology, Malaysia
Chong Yu Zheng
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia
David Bong Boon Liang
University Malaysia Sarawak
Su Hieng Tiong
Swinburne University of Technology, Malaysia
Lee Yoot Khuan
Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Fawnizu Azmadi Hussin
Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
Ong Chin Ann
PSB Academy, Singapore
Pan Zheng
University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Victor Wong
Bigwood Systems Inc, Malaysia
Zuhaina Zakaria
Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia
Riady Siswoyo Jo
Swinburne University of Technology, Malaysia
Md Pauzi Abdullah
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
Local Arrangement & Logistics
Then Yi Lung
Swinburne University of Technology, Malaysia
Tay Fei Siang
Swinburne University of Technology, Malaysia
Siti Salwa Hashim
Swinburne University of Technology, Malaysia
Special Session & Workshop
Mark Tee Kit Tsun
Swinburne University of Technology, Malaysia
Alpha Agape Gopalai
Monash University, Malaysia

IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference (R10 HTC) is the premier annual cross disciplinary conference that provides a common platform for engineers, technologists, scientists, investors, representatives from NGOs, governments, academia and the industry to discuss recent advances in Humanitarian Technologies. The conference promotes discussions and presentations from the fields of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Computing & IT, Security, Disaster Management, Smart Cities & Villages, Industrial Revolution 4.0, Digital Commerce, Education, Healthcare and relevant areas of research.

IEEE R10 HTC 2020 will be held in Kuching, Malaysia from December 1 to 3, 2020. The conference is hosted by IEEE Sarawak Subsection with the theme “Digital Ecosystem for Humanity”. We invite you to submit your original papers and join us in Kuching, a city on the island of Borneo.

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