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NetHealth Workshop

Theme: Leveraging Technology for Healthcare

Workshop Date: 7th January 2018

ABOUT:The NetHealth Workshop 2018 focuses to bring together leading clinicians, industry stalwarts, mobile health pioneers, engineers, designers and entrepreneurs to a common platform to learn, teach and connect to better understand and work on healthcare technologies for India.

SCOPE: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. There will be a showcase of innovations being/that have been developed with a chance to interact with the innovative teams one on one.

CONTENT: 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
  • Usability of mobile health applications and devices
  • Clinical applications of mobile or networked healthcare
  • Security and privacy in networked healthcare
  • Impacting lifestyle choices through mobile health

  • Remote diagnosis and remote consultation
  • Remote access to electronic health records
  • Sensor networks for public health monitoring and surveillance
  • Cost-efficient and energy-efficient networking for remote healthcare

  • Assistive medical technology
  • Assistive robotics and prosthetics
  • Rehabilitation engineering and assistive rehabilitative technology
  • Design of wearable and home-care health devices

  • Data analytics for personalized healthcare
  • Big Data in Healthcare
  • Apps for healthcare

Workshop Agenda

Time Sessions
08:30 - 9:30 Registration
09:15 - 9:30 Introductory Remarks
09:30 - 10:30 Technical Paper Presentations I
10:30 - 11:00 Tea Break
11:00 - 11:45 Keynote Address on Product Innovation and Technological Advancemnt in Healthcare by Dr. Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam (HTIC, IIT Madras)
11:45 - 12:45 Medtech Product Innovation Panel Showcase Moderated by Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi
  • Sumedh Kaulgud, Sattva MedTech, India
  • Nitesh Kumar Jangir, Coeo Labs, India
  • Tuhin Sengupta, Bempu, India
  • Mohini Vijay, Axxonet, India
  • Geeta Vishal Karanjkar, Bosch Healthcare India
12:45 - 13:00 Sponsor Talk on MedTech development by InnAccel
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 14:40 MedTech Innovation Showcase
  • NoXeno- Nasal Foreign Body removal device
  • SinuCare- Balloon Sinuplasty system
  • VapCare- Smart Secretion Management System
  • Saans- Transport Neonatal CPAP
  • Bempu Band- Hypothermia Monitoring device
  • Apne Foot- Device for detection of apnea in babies4
  • Fetal Lite- Fetal Monitoring System
  • Cyclops- Balance Assessment System
  • Zedscan- Cancer Diagnostic
  • Audicor- Heart Failure Diagnostic
  • BESS Wireless EEG System- EEG processing system
  • BESS Rapidcap- EEG signal aqusition wearable
  • Bosch maternal & Pediatric mHealth App
  • Bosch Eye care screening device
14:40-15:00 Invited Talk on E-commerce for MedTech by Nilesh Parikh, Medikabazzar
15:00 - 16:15 Process Innovation and Data Panel Moderated by Dr. Vivek Kadambi
  • Dr. Ramesh A, St. Johns Medical College, India
  • A. Vijayarajan, InnAccel, India
  • Dr. Udaya Kumar Maiya, Portea Medical, India
  • Vijay Simha, OneBreath, USA
  • Archan Misra, SMU, Singapore
16:15 - 16:45 Tea Break
16:45 - 17:45 Technical Paper Presentations II
17:45 - 18:00 Closing remarks & Paper and Showcase Awards
18:00 - 20:00 Please join us for networking over drinks and snacks

Program Committee

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

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

  • Vivek Kadambi, MedTech Advisor & Ophthalmic Surgeon, India

  • Nitesh Jangir, Founder, Coeo Labs, India

  • Dr. Sharanya Rajan, Nayonika Eye Care Charitable Trust (NECT), Bangalore, 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

Paper Submission 22nd November 2017
Notification of Acceptance 1st December 2017
Camera-ready Submission 20th December 2017
Workshop Date 7th January 2018

Keynote Speakers

Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam

Dr. Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam

HITC, IIT Madras, India

Panel Moderators

Jagdish Chaturvedi

Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi

InnAccel, India

Vivek Kadambi

Dr. Vivek Kadambi

Belle Sante Diagnostic and Therapeutic Institute, India

Workshop Co-Chairs

Pooja Kadambi

Pooja Kadambi

InnAccel, India


Manish Arora

IISc Bangalore, India