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About the Conference

Meet the Organizing Committees

Toward the goal of bringing together renowned researchers and practitioners with an interest in humanitarian applications of emerging technologies, we invite you to the first ever - International Conference on Wireless Technologies for Humanitarian Relief. (ACWR2011) The conference will be held on the beautiful backwaters of Kerala, India, from December 18th to 21st 2011. Read more

  • Dr R Chidambaram, the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India


  • P. Venkat Rangan (Vice Chancellor, Amrita University)
  • Satish Tripathi (President, University at Buffalo)
  • Prashant Mohapatra (Professor and Chair Computer Science, UC Davis)


  • Maneesha Sudheer (Amrita University)


  • Maarten van Steen (VU, Amsterdam, Chair & Professor Dept. of Informatics, Extreme Distributed System

Chancellor Amma

Our Inspiration

AmmaThrough her extra ordinary act of love and selfless service, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, or Amma as she is known, has endeared herself to millions of people around the world. Amma shares her boundless love with all. Learn More


Conference Schedule

When and Where?

This conference will be composed of research presentations, keynote lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions, and poster presentations. The conference will attract educators, researchers, technologists and students to share their knowledge and expertise in teaching and learning in order to stimulate high quality research work in wireless and related technologies and its specific importance and relevance to providing humanitarian relief.

With the keynote speaker, plenary sessions, workshops, and forums examining the integration of wireless technology into all facets of humanitarian relief, the conference will provide participants with a forum for intensive interdisciplinary interaction and collegial debate that will be of great societal value. Those attending ACWR2011 will leave with an excellent overview of current thinking and practices in humanitarian applications of emerging technologies.


Call for Outrageous Ideas

We invite students, researchers, faculty, and entrepreneurs to submit “Outrageous Ideas in Wireless Technologies and Applications.” This is an opportunity to dream wildly about how wireless technologies can help the world. Don't be afraid to propose something that would be a paradigm changer. The best ideas will be invited to present at the conference and will receive awards. Read more

Call for PhD Forum

A "PhD Forum on Wireless Technologies for Humanitarian Relief" is planned to be held during the International Conference on Wireless Technologies for Humanitarian Relief (ACWR'11), December 18-21, 2011 at the Amrita University, India. Read more