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Complementing the discussions at the NSF S&CC visioning workshops on the East Coast and West coast in September 2015 and January 2016, respectively, as well as the NSF/USDA-NIFA workshop on urban-rural sustainability in Washington DC in December 2016, we are building upon and delving deeper into the topics discussed as well as bring up new frontiers for exploration. The program agenda will be refined through discussions with the Program Committee up until July 2017 (finalized one month before workshop date). Presentations will be selected by the Program Committee and some of them informed by position papers from the community.

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2017 National Workshop on Developing a Research Agenda for Connected Rural Communities (CRC17)
September 7-8, 2017 * Charlottesville, VA USA * Omni Hotel
Program AGENDA


WEDNESDAY EVENING 9/6/2017 - 5PM-8PM Omni Hotel Lobby

DAY 1 (9/7/2017)

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM BREAKFAST + Networking
8:30A M - 8:50 AM Welcome remarks by organizers
Karen Rheuban (UVA Telemedicine) and John Stankovic (UVA CS)
David Corman (NSF)
8:50 AM - 9:30 AM Session 1: Keynotes
Keynote 1: Karen Jackson, Secretary of Technology, Commonwealth of Virginia
Keynote 2: Peter Norton, Dept. of Engineering and Society, University of Virginia
9:30 AM - 10:10 AM Session 2A: The Art of the Impossible: Bridging the Information Gap
Chair: John Stankovic (UVA CS)

Rural Broadband: Reality, Challenges, and Opportunities T. Nandagopal (NSF)
Municipal Information System B. Patterson (City of Ammon, ID)
Rural Economic Development R. Gallardo (Purdue)
Q&A Session (10 mintes)
10:10 AM - 10:30 AM BREAK + Go to Breakout Discussions
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Session 2B: Breakout Discussions
BR1: E. Zegura (GA Tech), T. Swartzwelder (K&Q County)
BR2: S. Das (MST), L. Seuffert (SCHEV)
BR3: R. Davis (USDA), L. Killey (Merit)
BR4: L. Barnes (UVA), J. Mokros (Maine Math & Science)

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Reconvene, Breakout Discussion Reports
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM LUNCH
1:00 PM - 1:40 PM

Session 3A: Social Considerations, Education and Workforce Development
Chair: Jon Goodall (UVA)

Workforce Development B. David (Orange Co., VA)
Rural Education R. Mahaffey (Rural Education & Community Trust)
Technology Empowering Community U. Ramachandran (GA Tech)
Q&A Session (10 minutes)

1:40 PM - 2:00 PM Go to breakout sessions
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Session 3B: Breakout Discussions
BR1: E. Rozier (Iowa State), C. Qian (Weldon Cooper Center)
BR2: M. Hoit (NCSU), R. Latimer (UVA)
BR3: I. Altintas (UCSD), M. Kennedy (Kennedy Group)
BR4: R.S. Sreenivas (UIUC), J. Cochran (W. VA)

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM Break / Reconvene to Main Room
3:20 PM - 3:40 PM Breakout Discussion Reports
3:40 PM - 4:20 PM Session 4A: Public safety and emergency response
Chair: K. Rheuban

Data Analytics and Information Sharing J. Gochal (NFPA)
Coordinating and Emergency Response Y. Wan (UT Arlington)
Mobility and Public Safety A. Arora (Ohio State)
Q&A Session (10 minutes)
4:20 PM - 4:30 PM Go to breakout sessions
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Session 4B: Breakout Discussions
BR1: S. Roy (WSU), K. Wismer (NTCA)
BR2: L. Ratliff (UW), H. Rose (FHWA)
BR3: H. Alemzadeh (UVA), Y. Wan (UT Arlington)
BR4: T. Atkison (Alabama), G. Youtsey (UC)

5:30 PM - 5:40 PM Break / Reconvene to Main Room
5:40 PM- 6:00 PM Breakout Discussion Reports
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM BREAK Prepare for dinner
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Dinner

DAY 2 (9/8/2017)

7:30 AM - 8:10 AM BREAKFAST + Networking
8:10 AM - 8:30 AM Summart + Charge to Action
John Stankovic (UVA CS)
8:30 AM - 9:20 AM Session 5: Report from community initiatives
Chair: Scott Midkiff (VT)

MainStreet21 @ UVA M. El-Khafif (UVA)
US Ignite G. Ricart (US Ignite)
MetroLab B. Levine (MetroLab)
GCTC - J. Rice (NTIA)
MOHERE @UW R. Poovendran (UW)
Q&A Session (10 minutes)
9:20 AM - 9:40 AM BREAK
9:40 AM - 10:30 AM Session 6A: Rural Health and Well-Being
Chair: Tho Nguyen (UVA)

UVA Telehealth Program: Successes and Challenges K. Rheuban (UVA)
California Teleheath: Successes and Challenges E. Brown (CalTelehealth)
Augmented Telemedecine G. Kurillo (Berkeley)
Drone Medical Delivery R. Helton (Healthwagon)
Q&A Session (10 minutes)
10:30 - 10:40 AM Go to breakout sessions
10:40 AM - 11:40 AM

Breakout Discussions
BR1: M. Walker (Southern Rural Dev.), K. Headrick Taylor (UW)
BR2: J. Sprinkle (NSF), N.A. Tiouririne (UVA)
BR3: R. Kavasseri (NDSU),
K. Wibberly (MATRC)
BR4: D. Cattell-Gordon (UVA), S. Schroeder (Health Gateway)

11:40 AM - 11:50 AM Reconvene to Main Room
11:50 AM - 12:10 PM Breakout Reports
12:10 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 1:20 PM Summarize Breakout Reports Over Two Days
1:20 PM - 2:20 PM Whole Group Discussion
  • Overarching Challenges: Short-Term, Long-Term
  • Key research questions
  • What works, what doesn't in community partnerships
2:20 PM - 2:30 PM Wrap-Up / Next Steps
John Stankovic (UVA)
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Tour of UVA Cyber-Physical Systems Labs and Demos