Smart Phones, Smart Devices, Social Networks, and Smart Health Care

Saturday, February 16, 2013: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Room 312 (Hynes Convention Center)
We are witnessing a new revolution in computing and communication. The Internet, which has spanned several networks in a wide variety of domains, is having a significant impact on every aspect of our lives. The next generation of networks will use a wide variety of resources with significant sensing capabilities. Such networks will extend beyond physically linked computers to include multimodal information from biological, cognitive, semantic, and social networks. This paradigm shift will involve symbiotic networks of people (social networks), smart devices, and smart phones or mobile personal computing and communication devices that will form net-centric societies or cyber-physical social systems. These devices -- and the network -- will be constantly sensing, monitoring, and interpreting the environment; this is sometimes referred to as the Internet of Things (IOT). The symbiosis of IOT and social networks will have significant implications for both the market for advanced computing and communication infrastructure and the future markets -- for nearly 4.5 billion people -- that net-centric societies will create. This symposium will provide examples of such net-centric societies and how these societies will transform the health-care landscape. Speakers will include the inventors of new technologies, health-care experts, and computer scientists who will discuss issues related to privacy, security, technology, and market innovations.
Vinton Cerf, Google Inc.
Ram Sriram, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Ramesh Jain, University of California
Mobile Social Life Networks in Health Care
Kyoung-Sook Kim, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Cyber Physical Data Cloud: An Event Processing System for Real-World Awareness
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