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Girls in ICT


​​​​​ICT for Health: Networks, standards and innovation
ITU Kaleidoscope academic conference,
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 4-6 December 2019

Venue: GTRI Conference Centre, Atlanta, United States

Day 1 - Wednesday, 4 December

08:00-09:15Welcome and registration


Opening plenary
    • Welcome remarks: Chaouki Abdallah, Executive Vice President for Research, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States and ITU Kaleidoscope 2019 General Chairman
    • Opening address: Chaesub Lee, Director, Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, ITU
    • Keynote speech: Marcelo D'Agostino, Senior Advisor, Information Systems and Digital Health, Department of Evidence and Intelligence for Actions in Health, WHO - Digital health in the Information Society: Working together to leave no one behind [Presentation]
Keynote speech
Leveraging digital health technology to advance health equity ​

Valerie Montgomery Rice, President and Dean, Morehouse College of Medicine, United States
Session chair:
Michael Best​, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States and Host Committee Co-Chair

10:30​-11:00​ Keynote speech
PANACEA: An Internet of Bio-NanoThings application for early detection and mitigation of infectious diseases [Presentation]

Ian F. Akyildiz, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
Session chair: Daidi Zhong, Chongqing University, China

11:00-11:30Coffee break
​11:30-13:30Session 1 ICT infrastructure for healthcare
Session chair: Mostafa Hashem Sherif, Kaleidoscope Technical Programme Committee Chair
    • S1.1  5G-enabled health systems: Solutions, challenges and future research trends [Presentation]
      Di Zhang and Teng Zhang, Zhengzhou University, China; Yunkai Zhai, Zhengzhou University and National Engineering Laboratory for Internet Medical Systems and Applications, China; Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues, Federal University of Piauí, Brazil and Instituto de Telecomunicações, Portugal; Dalong Zhang, Zhengzhou University, China; Zheng Wen, Keping Yu and Takuro Sato, Waseda University, Japan
    • S1.2  Community healthcare mesh network engineering in white space frequencies [Presentation]
      Hope Mauwa, University of Mpumalanga, South Africa; Antoine Bagula and Emmanuel Tuyishimire, University of the Western Cape, South Africa; and Tembisa Ngqondi, University of Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • S1.3  Exploration of the non-intrusive optical intervention therapy based on the indoor smart lighting facility [Presentation]
      Jian Song, Xiaofei Wang, Hongming Zhang and Changyong Pan, Tsinghua University, China
    • S1.4  Access technologies for medical IoT systems [Presentation]
      Junaid Ahmed Siddiquee, Ericsson, India
13:30-14:30​Lunch break
​14:30-15:30Session 2 Medical ICT
Session chair: Ian F. Akyildiz, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
    • S2.1  Module structure for foot prosthetic and interface standardization* [Presentation]
      Yoshitoshi Murata, Iwate Prefectural Un​​iversity, Japan; and Tomoki Yamato, DOCOMO Technology, Inc., Japan
    • S2.2  Development of hearing technology with personalized safe listening features [Presentation]
      Shayan Gupta, Carnegie Mellon University and Audition Technology, LLC, United States; Xuan Xu, Hongfu Liu, Jacqueline Zhang; Joshua N. Bas and Shawn K. Kelly, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
​15:30-16:00Coffee break
16:00-17:30Special panel
Digital transformation of the health sector: The power of Artificial Intelligence and the potential of unstructured and Big Data for public health

Moderator: Marcelo D'Agostino, Senior Advisor, Information Systems and Digital Health, Department of Evidence and Intelligence for Action in Health, WHO

    • The power of AI to support patients, families and healthcare providers [Presentation
      Yuri Quintana, Chief, Division of Clinical Informatics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, United States
    • The potential of unstructured and Big Data for public health [Presentation
      Ian Brooks, Director, Center for Health Informatics; Research scientist, School of Information Sciences Faculty Affiliate, NCSA University of Illinois, United States
    • Digital transformation in practice: Challenges and opportunities in Latin America [Presentation]
      Jennifer Nelson, Digital Health Sector Specialist, Interamerican Development Bank, United States
17:30-18:30Session 3 Medical IoT
Session chair: Antoine Bagula, University of the Western Cape, South Africa 
    • S3.1  Facilitating healthcare IoT standardization with open source: A case study on OCF and IoTivity [Presentation]
      Hongki Cha, Younghwan Choi and Kangchan Lee, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, Korea (Rep.of)
    • S3.2  Empirical study of medical IoT for patients with intractable diseases at home [Presentation]
      Kentaro Yoshikawa, Shinshu University and Nagano Prefectural Kiso Hospital, Japan; Masaomi Takizawa, Central Corridor Communications 21, Japan; Akinori Nakamura, Shinshu University, Japan; and Masahiro Kuroda, Goleta Networks Co., Ltd., Japan

​ ​Day 2 - Thursday, 5 December

09:30-10:30Session 4 – Part I  Digital health strategies
Session chair: Duncan Sparrell, sFractal Consulting, United States
    • S4.1  Invited paper - Towards international standards for the evaluation of artificial intelligence for health [Presentation]
      Markus A. Wenzel, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, Germany; and Thomas Wiegand, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute and Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
    • S4.2  Redesigning a basic laboratory information system for the global south* [Presentation]
      Jung Wook Park, Aditi Shah, Rosa I. Arriaga and Santosh Vempala, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
​10:30-11:00Keynote speech
Polio eradication and how technology is reaching the last mile [Presentation]

John Vertefeuille​, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
Session chair: Pinar Keskinocak, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States and Host Committee member
11:00-11:30Coffee break
Session 4 –​ Part II Digital health strategies
Session chair: Duncan Sparrell, sFractal Consulting, United States
    • S4.3  #RingingTheAlarm: Chronic "Pilotitis" stunts digital health in Nepal* [Presentation]
      Ichhya Pant, George Washington University School of Public Health, United States; and Anubhuti Poudyal, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, United States
    • S4.4  Designing national health stack for public health: Role of ICT-based knowledge management system [Presentation]
      Charru Malhotra, Indian Institute of Public Administration, India; Vinod Kotwal, Department of Telecommunication, India; and Aniket Basu, Indian Institute of Public Administration, India
12:30-14:00Lunch break
14:00-15:30Session 5 Smart technologies for caregivers
Session chair: Jian Song, Tsinghua University, China
    • S5.1  Elderly health monitoring system with fall detection using multi-feature based person tracking* [Presentation]
      Dhananjay Kumar, Aswin Kumar Ravikumar and Vivekanandan Dharmalingham, Anna University, India; and Ved P. Kafle, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan
    • S5.2  A healthcare cost calculator for older patients over the first year after renal transplantation [Presentation]
      Rui Fu, Nicholas Mitsakakis and Peter C. Coyte, University of Toronto, Canada
    • S5.3  Automatic plan generating system for geriatric care based on mapping similarity and global optimization [Presentation]
      Daidi Zhong, on behalf of Fei Ma, Chengliang Wang and Zhuo Zeng, Chongqing University, China
16:00-18:00Showcase and reception

​ ​Day 3 - Friday, 6 December

​09:30-10:30Session 6 Data and artificial intelligence era
Session chair: Yoshitoshi Murata, Iwate Prefectural University, Japan
    • S6.1  Invited paper - Preparing for the AI era under the digital health framework [Presentation]
      Shan Xu​, Chunxia Hu and Dong Min, China Academy of Information and Communication Technology (CAICT), China
    • S6.2  Operationalizing data justice in health informatics* [Presentation]
      Mamello Thinyane, United Nations University, Macao SAR, China
10.30-11:30Special panel 
Policy and legal considerations in healthcare

Moderator: Leigh McCook, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States

    • Essential considerations for policymakers addressing the role of Artificial Intelligence in healthcare [Presentation]
      Brian Scarpelli, Senior Global Policy Counsel, Connected Health Initiative, United States
    • Global health impacts of personal data protections under European laws and beyond [Presentation
      Ilise Feitshans, Fellow, Law of Nanotechnology, European Scientific Institute Archamps Technopole, France
​11:30-11:45​Coffee break
11:45-12:45Session 7 Safety and security in healthcare
Session chair: Dhananjay Kumar, Anna University, India
12:45-14:00​Lunch break
14:00-15:30​Session 8 – Data protection and privacy in healthcare
Session chair: Brian ScarpelliConnected Health Initiative, United States
    • S8.1  Technical and legal challenges for healthcare blockchains and smart contracts [Presentation]
      Steven A. Wright, Georgia State University, United States
    • S8.2 Design of a credible blockchain-based e-health records (CB-EHRs) platform [Presentation]
      Lingyu Xu, Antoine Bagula, Omowunmi Isafiade and Kun Ma, University of the Western Cape, South Africa; and Tapiwa Chiwewe, IBM Research Africa, South Africa
    • S8.3 The GDPR transfer regime and modern technologies [Presentation]
      Melania Tudorica and Trix Mulder, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
​15:30-16:00Coffee break
16:00-17:00Wrap-up session
Session chair: Mostafa Hashem Sherif, Kaleidoscope Technical Programme Committee Chair

Summary of the eleventh ITU Kaleidoscope academic conference (panel with Session Chairs) [Presentation]

​17:00-17:30Closing plenary
Best paper awards and young author recognition ceremony​

An * denotes papers nominated for best paper award.​ ​​