Connections in Smart Health Workshop – Call for Applications

The Smart and Connected Health (SCH) Program at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Link Lab at the University of Virginia (UVA) are hosting a Connections in Smart Health Workshop in Arlington, VA, September 24-26, 2018 to discuss and promote advances in smart health research and to foster partnerships for the future of smart health. The workshop’s focus will be on connections within and between communities, with attendees including, but not limited to, current Principal Investigators (PIs) of SCH-funded projects, health care provider networks, and industry leaders. This workshop will be immediately followed by the IEEE/ACM Conference on Connect Health: Applications, Systems and Engineering Technologies (CHASE), September 26-28, in the same conference facility. The SCH Program Directors from the NSF and National Institutes of Health (NIH) are thrilled to have the broader smart health community come together for this year’s meeting – it will be an exciting Smart Health Week!

Knowing that the pool of talented researchers who can contribute to the future of smart health goes well beyond current SCH PIs, the Workshop Organizing Committee invites applications from diverse basic and applied researchers who are not funded by SCH. This includes academics and government and industry leaders who are interested in engaging with the smart health research community to shape the future of the field. Prior experience in smart health research is not required.

All accepted attendees will have opportunities to present their work, contribute to defining the future smart health research agenda, and network with like-minded scientists from a variety of disciplines.

Application Requirements

Through the submission site, submit a maximum 1 page summary of a current or envisioned project that could – possibly with the right partnerships – contribute to smart health. The summary should be written in the third person and include a statement of objectives and the methods to be employed. It must clearly address in separate statements the two National Science Board (NSB)-approved merit review criteria:

·         The intellectual merit (i.e., the potential to advance knowledge) of the proposed activity; and

·         The broader impacts (i.e., the potential to benefit society and contribute to the achievement of specific, desired societal outcomes) resulting from the proposed activity.

The summary should be informative to other persons working in the same or related fields. Submissions that do not separately address both merit review criteria within the one-page Project Summary will not be considered.

Important Dates

August 1, 2018: Applications due

August 15, 2018: Decision notifications

Workshop Organizing Committee

Chair: John Lach - University of Virginia

Rob McCray - Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance

Donna Spruijt-Metz - University of Southern California

Jack Stankovic - University of Virginia