NetHealth Workshop

Theme: Affordable Healthcare in India

Workshop Date: January 8, 2017

The NetHealth Workshop 2017 focuses to bring together leading clinicians, industry stalwarts, mobile health pioneers, engineers, designers and entrepreneurs to a common platform to network and together build a strong healthcare innovation engine, which will allow participants to better understand and work on healthcare technologies for India.

The event will include paper presentations on recent healthcare innovations ranging from mobile health, medical devices, and healthcare IT solutions. It will also include keynote speeches from eminent leaders within the healthcare community along with talks/panel discussions on challenges, opportunities and the future of healthcare innovations in India.

We invite research papers, research demos, product presentations and position papers that present novel ideas for networked computing technology in support of healthcare, and which are likely to invoke thoughtful discussion at the workshop. Both academia and corporate contributions are highly welcome and encouraged. Of interest, though not exclusively, are the following topics:.

  • Mobile and wearable medical sensing applications
  • Emerging low-cost medical devices
  • Remote diagnosis and remote consultation
  • Assistive medical technology
  • Clinical applications of mobile or networked healthcare
  • Design of wearable and home-care health devices
  • Sensor networks for public health monitoring and surveillance
  • Security and privacy in networked healthcare
  • Experience from technology deployments
  • Usability of mobile health applications and devices
  • Cost-efficient and energy-efficient networking for remote healthcare
  • Remote access to electronic health records
  • Assistive robotics and prosthetics
  • Rehabilitation engineering and assistive rehabilitative technology

Program Committee

  • Jagdish Chaturvedi, Medical Device Innovator & ENT Surgeon

  • Jayesh Bellare, Prof. IIT Bombay, India

  • Alok Ray, Consultant Prof.,AIIMS, New Delhi

  • J.K. Batra, Deputy Director,NII, New Delhi

  • Shirsendu Mulherjee, Welcome Trust, UK

  • RamaKrishna Pappu,Business Associate, InnAccel

  • Abhishek Appaji M., Asst. Prof., BMS college of Engineering

  • Ravi C. Nayar, Dean-HCG Hospital, India

  • Rohit Srivastava, Prof. IIT, Bombay

  • Taslimarif Sayyed, COO,C-camp, Bangalore

  • A. Vijayarajan, CTO and Co-founder, InnAccel, India

  • Nikhil Tandon, Prof. and HOD, Endocrinology, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions must be no greater than 6 pages in length including all figures, tables, and references and must be a PDF file. A minimum number of 3 pages are required.
  • All papers must be electronically submitted via the NetHealth Workshop submission site on EDAS.
  • Reviews will be single-blind: authors name and affiliation should be included in the submission.
  • Submissions must follow the formatting guidelines as given on IEEE Website.

Authors of accepted papers are expected to present their papers at the workshop. Submissions must be original work not under review at any other workshop, conference, or journal.

Submission Portal

Papers can be submitted through this  submission link.

  • The paper formatting and submission instructions are the same as for the main conference.
  • All Workshop papers (full papers - both regular and invited) WILL appear in  conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

Important Deadlines

Submission Due Nov 7, 2016
Notification of Acceptance Nov 30, 2016
Camera-ready Version Due Dec 15, 2016
Workshop Date Jan 8, 2017

Keynote Speaker

Shirshendu Mukherjee

Dr. Shirshendu Mukherjee

Mission Director, Wellcome Trust

Workshop Agenda

Time Sessions
09:00 - 09:05 Welcome address by Co-Chairs, NetHealth Workshop 2017
09:05 - 09:45 Keynote Lecture: Dr Shirsendu Mukherjee, Mission Director, Program Management Unit of DBT-BIRAC, BMGF and Wellcome Trust at BIRAC, New Delhi
09:45 - 10:30 Invited Talk: Dr Ashish Joshi, Associate Dean, Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, CUNY, New York.
10:30 - 11:00 Tea Break
11:00 - 11:40 Technical panel 1: Affordable Healthcare in India

Session Chair: Dr Jagdish Chaturvedi, InnAccel, Bangalore


  • Dhananjaya Dendukari, Achira Labs, Bangalore
  • Chandrashekhar Nair, Bigtec Labs, Bangalore
  • Rajeev Kumar, NeuroSynaptics, Bangalore
  • Abhishek Sen, Biosense Technologies, Thane
11:40 - 12:00 Invited Paper Presentation:
  • Prof Navakant Bhat, PathShodh, Bangalore.
  • Shantanu Phatak, CareNX, SINE, IIT Bombay.
  • 12:00 - 12:20 Invited Talk: Overview of the current healthcare innovation ecosystem.

    Mr. A. Vijayarajan, Co-Founder & CTO, InnAccel, Bangalore

    12:20 - 13:00 Paper presentations
  • Vivek Borse, Abhaysinha Patil and Rohit Srivastava IIT Bombay (Development and Testing of Portable Fluorescent Reader PorFlor™.)
  • Preeti Nagar, Divyashikha Sethia Delhi Technological University, India (Group Authorization Using Threshold Signatures for Medical Procedures).
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
    14:00 - 14:40 Invited Paper Presentation:
  • Dr. Ravi Nayar (Low cost devices-Problems, Opportunities Way Forward)
    Professor E.N.T. and Dean of HCG Oncology, Bengaluru
  • Mudit Dandwate Turtle Shell Technolgies Bangalore.
  • 14:40 - 15:00 Technical Panel 2: Translating Research from Academia – Challenges and Opportunities

    Session Chair: Prof Rohit Srivastava, IIT Bombay


    • Prof Navakant Bhat, IISc Bangalore
    • Prof Mohan Sivaprakasan, IIT Chennai
    15:00 - 15:40 Panel Discussion: Stakeholders in Translating Healthcare Research

    Moderator: Ramkrishna Pappu


    • Dr Satya Dash, BIRAC, New Delhi
    • Dr Deepanwita Chattopadhya, IKP, Hyderabad
    • Dr Taslimarif Saiyed, CCamp, Bangalore
    • Vibhav Joshi, CEO, Sattva MedTech
    • Dr. Raviprakash Deshpande, Senior Nephrologist, St. Johns’ Hospital
    • Dr. Vimal Kishore Kakani, Emergency Medicine Physician (Formerly St. John’s Hospital)
    • Nitesh Kumar Jangir, Founder, Coeo Labs
    15:40 - 16:00 Invited Paper Presentation: Dr Mayur Sadawana, Biosense Technologies
    16:00 - 16:30 Tea Break
    16:30 - 18:00 Paper presentations
  • Mithileysh Sathiyanarayanan, Sharanya Rajan University of London-MVJ Medical College and Research, India (Understanding the Use of Leap Motion Touchless Device in Physiotherapy and Improving the Healthcare System in India)
  • Priti Kumari, Tricha Anjali IIIT Bengaluru, India (Securing a Body Sensor Network)
  • Dilnashin Anwar, Vinayak Naik, Anubha Gupta, S Sharma IIT Delhi-Indraprasth Institute of Information Technology, Delhi- AIIMS (Detecting Meditation Using a Dry Mono-Electrode EEG Sensor)
  • Romil Roy, Rajlakshmi Guha, Sangeeta Das Bhattacharya IIT Kharagpur, India (Building a Web Based Cognitive Restructuring Program for Promoting Resilience in a College Campus)
  • Safikureshi Mondal, Nandini Mukherjee Narula Institute of Technology- Jadavpur University (A Framework for ICT-based Primary Healthcare Delivery for Children)
  • Anshul Basra, Bodhibrata Mukhopadhyay, Subrat Kar NIT, Hamirpur- IIT Delhi (Temperature Sensor Based Ultra Low Cost Respiration Monitoring System)
  • 18:00 - 18:05 Vote of Thanks by Prof. Rohit Srivastava

    Workshop Co-Chairs

    Rohit Srivastava

    Rohit Srivastava

    IIT Bombay, India

    Ramkrishna Pappu

    Ramkrishna Pappu

    Innaccel, India