NetHealth Workshop

Workshop Date: Friday, 11 January 2019

Theme: Networking Humanitarian Technology for Healthcare

Network Health is a yearly conference that offers all stakeholders in the healthcare system a platform to learn, share and connect.

Every year, the NetHealth Workshop focuses solely on bringing together a multi-disciplinary audience from across the healthcare spectrum to share their ideas and break the conventional silos that exist in this field. The common factors that binds all these stakeholders together are advancements and progress in this burgeoning field and in that vein, Net Health will include sessions centred around ground breaking research, healthcare innovators and their inventions as well as veteran healthcare practitioners focused on value based healthcare.

This year’s NetHealth will cover healthcare specific topics like Artificial Intelligence, Tele-medicine, 3D printing, and Investment & Incubation opportunities as well presentations on ground breaking academic research.

We invite research papers, research demos, product presentations and position papers that present novel ideas likely to invoke thoughtful discussion at the workshop. This day long workshop is meant for anyone within the sphere of healthcare, be it clinicians, students, engineers, designers, innovators, policy makers or regulators, industry experts or any one else working in support of healthcare. Submission link:

There are bursaries available for student presenters (Kindly reach out to the co-chairs to know more)

Tentative schedule & speakers

Time Topic
9:00 to 10:00 Paper Presentation Session 1
10:00 to 10:30 Raghuram Janapareddy, NAASSCOM: Innovation, Investment & Incubation
10:30 to 11:00 Dr Daya Prasad, Aarogya Seva: 3D Printing in Healthcare
11:00 to 11:30 Networking over Tea / Coffee
11:30 to 12:30 Panel Discussion “A multidisciplinary stakeholder tete-a-tete: What does Healthcare in India need?”
12:30 to 13:30 Networking Lunch
13:30 to 14:00 Dr Jagdish Chaturvedi, HiiiH Innovations: Building a MedTech ecosystem
14:00 to 14:30 Dr Dhruv Joshi, Cloud Physician: ‘Tele-ICUs – Changing critical care’
14:30 to 15:00 Dr Geeta Manjunath, Niramai: ‘Journey of a woman Entrepreneurs in MedTech’
15:00 to 15:30 Networking over Tea / Coffee
15:30 to 16:00 Dr Manish Arora, IISc: ‘Academia & MedTech’
16:00 to 16:30 TBD: Using AI to change Healthcare
16:30 to 17:00 Paper Presentation Session 2
17:00 to 17:30 The AIM Fellowship: The Unmet MedTech Needs in India database
17:30 onwards Young Professionals Meetup - Networking Cocktail Mixer

The Young Professional meetup will engage members and volunteers of the IEEE Bangalore Section working in Healthcare Technology and Humanitarian Technology. The emphasis is on providing members with an opportunity to expand their personal and professional network. This meet-up is organized in conjunction with COMSNETS - NETHEALTH 2019 workshop.

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 register and present their papers at the workshop.
  • Submissions must be original work not under review at any other workshop, conference, or journal.

Submission Link

Go to the EDAS new paper submission page for the workshop:

Important Deadlines

Paper Submission 12th November 2018
Notification of Acceptance 30th November 2018
Camera-ready Submission 14th December 2018
Workshop Date 11th January 2019

Technical Programme Committee Members

  1. Dr Manish Arora, IISc, India
  2. Dr Jagdish Chaturvedi, HiiiH Innovations Pvt Ltd, India
  3. Nitesh Kumar Jangir, Founder, Coeo Labs
  4. Vibhav Joshi, CEO, Sattva MedTech
  5. Pooja Kadambi, InnAccel, India
  6. Dr Dayaprasad G Kulkarni, Aarogya Seva, USA
  7. Shaunak Patel, InnAccel, India
  8. Dr Sharanya Rajan, Nayonika Eye Care Charitable Trust, India & UK
  9. Dr Shyam Vasudeva Rao, EHE health, India
  10. Dr H N Suma, BMSCE, India
  11. A Vijayarajan, InnAccel, India

NetHealth Workshop Co-Chairs

Dr. Rohan Dsouza

Dr. Rohan Dsouza

InnAccel, India

Abhishek Appaji

Abhishek Appaji

B.M.S College of Engineering, India

Workshop Sponsors