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Tech Jam

SmartAmerica Workshop

You are invited! February 11, 2014 The SmartAmerica Challenge is bringing together organizations with cyber-physical systems (CPS) technology, programs,and test beds to demonstrate the potential to improve safety, sustainability, efficiency, mobility, and overall quality of life. During the SmartAmerica Challenge Workshop held on December 12, 2013, more than sixty five participants from diverse sectors formed teams, identified a variety of test bed collaboration scenarios, and laid out preliminary approaches to move them forward. 
To build on the success of that meeting, the Presidential Innovation Fellows welcome you to play a part in a follow-on meeting on February 11, 2014 at the NIST Gaithersburg, Maryland campus. Attendees will hear about progress being made on the interconnected test beds that were identified at the December 2013 workshop, as well as others that are newly proposed or independently pursued. 
Cyber-physical systems-- what some have called an internet of things-- involves connecting devices and systems in diverse sectors like transportation, energy, manufacturing, and healthcare in fundamentally new ways. The SmartAmerica Challenge aims to accelerate advances in the field by providing a venue for innovators to present concepts for interconnected CPS test beds to validate the reliability and security of communications protocols, as well as other technologies, architectures, and systems that advance CPS. Instructions for participating in this capacity are outlined below. 
New SmartAmerica Scenarios and Testbeds: Registrants and other interested individuals are invited to submit optional one-page papers prior to the workshop to start discussions on SmartAmerica Challenge relevant scenarios and testbeds. One-page papers should be emailed to smartamerica [at] (smartamerica[at]nist[dot]gov). Please refrain from revealing proprietary information since the paper will be made publicly available. 
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Created March 7, 2014, Updated September 21, 2016