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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