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SmartAmerica Challenge Workshop - Tech Jam

The SmartAmerica Challenge is bringing together organizations

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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 65 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 NIST 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 bed systems 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) Please refrain from revealing proprietary information since the paper will be made publicly available.


Hosted by NIST forthe White House Presidential Innovation Fellows


A negotiated rate of $139 (plus tax) includes internet, breakfast, shuttle service to/from NIST for events and shuttle service within a 5-mile radius.

Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg
620 Perry Pkwy., Gaithersburg, MD 20877
301-977-8900Mention you are attending the SmartAmerica Challenge Meeting
Other Suggested hotels in the area are:
Wyndham Garden Gaithersburg
805 Russell Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 301-670-0008

Holiday Inn Gaithersburg2 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg, MD 301-948-8900
* Mention you are attending an event at NIST.

If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site.  Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.  NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE: All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays (up to 24 hours) in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12. When registration is open, the required NIST-1260 form will be available as well.
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Created January 9, 2014, Updated May 13, 2016