[ecoop-info] CFP: Special Track on Bio-inspired Communications for Nanonetworks in ICST BIONETICS 2010

Ozgur B. Akan akan at eee.metu.edu.tr
Wed Jun 16 12:43:21 CEST 2010

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C A L L  for  P A P E R S

Special Track on

"Biologically-inspired Communications for Nanonetworks (BCN 2010)" in

5th International ICST Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of Network,
Information, and Computing Systems (BIONETICS 2010)

December 1-3, 2010 - Boston, MA

Submission Deadline: July 16, 2010

During  the last years, promising advancements in nanotechnology have
attracted  tremendous  attention  in  many fields such as biomedical,
environmental, industrial, mainly because its potential applications.
Nanotechnology  is  inherently a multidisciplinary field based on the
knowledge  of  diverse  scientific  areas, and presents challenges in
biology,  chemistry   and  physics  among  others.  Nanomachines  are
envisioned  as  the  most  basic functional unit able to perform very
simple  tasks at a nano-scale. Nanonetworks are the inter-connections
of nanomachines, and expand the capabilities of a single nanomachine.
Traditional  communication paradigms do not apply, and novel ones are
required  to interconnect Nanonetworks. Recent work has revealed that
biological  systems  naturally  communicate at the nano-scale through
various  mechanisms.  As  such, bio-inspired communications represent
an  exciting and challenging paradigm that can be effectively applied
to Nanonetworks.

This special track aims to capture the state-of-the-art by soliciting
original   (unpublished   and   not  currently  under  review)  novel
contributionss in areas including, but not limited to, the following:

- Molecular communications including, sparse-molecule, short/mid/long
range,molecular motors, calcium/ion signaling,molecular entanglement.
- Architectures,  topologies and algorithms for biologically-inspired
nano-scale communication.
- Protocols for biologically-inspired communications.
- Modelling and simulation of biologically-inspired Nanonetworks.
- Physical  characterization  and  modelling of biologically-inspired
- Information theoretical approaches to bio-nano-scale communication.
- Applications  for biological nano-scale communications (biosensors,
in-body nanonetworks,  bio-nano-networks  with molecular cells and or
- Nano bio-sensor Networks systems.

Also, we  encourage authors to submit empirical data/characterization
or   modelling   of   biological-based   communication  systems. Such
contributions  will  foster  both  biological-based  and bio-inspired

[*Keynote Speaker*]

- Prof. Ian F. Akyildiz (http://users.ece.gatech.edu/~ian/)

[*Paper Submission*]

Authors are invited to submit papers in the following categories:

- Regular papers: Up to 15 pages
- Short papers: Up to 2 pages
- Work-in-progress papers: Up to 6 pages
- Demo papers: Up to 4 pages

Papers   must   follow  the  Springer  LNICST  format.  Please  visit
http://www.bionetics.org/submission.shtml for detailed submission

[*Important Dates*]

- Regular paper submission due: July 16, 2010
- Short/work-in-progress/demo papers due: September 19, 2010
- Notification (regular papers): September 12, 2010
- Notification (short/work-in-progress/demo papers): September 30
- Camera-ready papers due: October 10, 2010


Accepted  papers will be published by Springer. A  selected number of
best papers will be considered for publication in  Nano Communication
Networks Journal (Elsevier) http://www.elsevier.com/locate/nanocomnet

[*Track Co-Chairs*]

- Albert Cabellos-Aparicio (Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya/N3Cat, Spain)
- Eduard Alarcón (Univ. Politècnica de Catalunya/N3Cat, Spain)
- Özgür B. Akan (Middle East Technical University/N3Cat, Turkey)

[*Program Committee Members*]

- Raviraj Adve (University of Toronto, Canada)
- Henry Hess (University of Florida, FL)
- Guevara Noubir (Northeastern University, MA)
- Michael Moore (University of California at Irvine, CA)
- Pablo Serrano (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain)
- Satoshi Hiyama (NTT DOCOMO, Japan)
- Alhussein Abouzeid (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY)
- Sasitharan Balasubramaniam (Waterford Inst. of Technology, Ireland)
- Falko Dressler (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany)
- Jian-Qin Liu (NICT Kobe Advanced ICT Research Center, Japan)
- Radu Marculescu (Carnegie Mellon University, PA)
- Yuki Moritani (NTT DOCOMO, Japan)
- Masayuki Murata (Osaka University, Japan)
- Valeriu Beiu (United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates)
- Dmitri Botvich (Telecommunications Software & Systems Group, Ireland)
- Jiri Wiedermann (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Rep., Czech Rep.)
- Sorin Cotofana (TUDelft, Netherlands)

Dr. Ozgur B. Akan
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Middle East Technical University
Ankara, Turkey 06531
Tel: +90-312-210 2353 Fax: +90-312-210 2304
E-mail: akan at eee.metu.edu.tr

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