[ecoop-info] NANO-NET 2011 - Call for Papers- Submission Deadline: Oct. 16, 2010

Charalabos Skianis cskianis at aegean.gr
Sun Oct 10 12:09:24 CEST 2010

                    ***** NANO-NET 2011 *****
        Fifth International Conference on Nano-Networks        
                      March 14-16, 2011                           
                      Atlanta, GA, USA            

                Sponsored by Create-Net, ICST and Springer.

                         CALL FOR PAPERS
The Nano-Net conference positions itself at the intersection of two 
worlds, namely, emerging nanotechnologies on one side, and Information
& Communication Technologies on the other side. One of the standing 
questions that this conference addresses is: What are the new 
communication paradigms that derive from the transition from micro- 
to nano-scale devices? The convergence of nano-technologies with 
established and novel engineering disciplines such as communication 
and network theory, sensors and actuators, and bio-medical engineering
 is expected to radically shift our notions about efficient system and 
network design. Nano-Net provides a unique multidisciplinary forum for 
the discussion of novel techniques in modeling, design, simulation, 
and fabrication of nano-scale systems.

The conference invites original technical papers that have not been 
published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere. 
Contributions addressing subjects pertaining to nanotechnology and 
networking are solicited. Suggested topics include, but are not 
limited to the following: 

1. Nano-Bio Systems and Applications
New paradigms linking nanotechnology and biology for nano-networks and 
applications, bio-inspired circuits and architectures, reconfigurable 
nano-bio systems, nano-mechatronics, nano-robotics, nano-sensors, 
molecular motors, in-body nanonetworks, bio-nano networks with molecular 
cells/machines, in-vivo nanosensing.

2. Nano Modeling and Simulations 
Physical characterization and modeling of nano-devices, interconnects, 
statistical mechanics modeling, power/thermal modeling in nano-devices 
and systems, modeling of nano-bio channels, modeling and simulation of 
nano/bio networks and systems.

3. Nano-electronics/devices/materials for Communications
Emerging nano-devices and fabrication technologies for nanonetworks,  
CNTs, nanowires, nanoparticles, graphene devices, molecular processing 
and self-assembly, nano-patterning, emerging 3D-interconnects, 
nano-materials, coatings and surfaces, dendrimers, energy storage, 
catalysis, optical modulators and switches, optical and wireless 
interconnects, quantum electronics, molecular electronics.

4. Theoretical Aspects of Nano-Bio Networks 
Information theory for (natural) bio systems, modeling of nano/bio 
communication channels, capacity bounds and theorems for various 
nano/bio channels, intercellular communication, transceiver and modulation 
optimization, reliability and fault tolerance, molecular sensing and 
sampling, information processing for nano-bio networks, self-organization 
in nano-bio systems, network calculus and analysis for nano-bio networks.

5. Nano-Bio Computing
Nanoscale processor and memory architectures, new computing paradigms, 
array processing nano-fabrics, routing and addressing issues in
NoC performance and trade-off analysis, molecular computing, quantum

6. Nano-Bio Networking
Network architectures, topologies, and communication algorithms for 
nano-bio networks, molecular communication in bio-networks, synchronization,

routing/addressing, error control, energy efficiency, nanoscale sensor
networks of micro/nanorobotic systems, nanoscale optical, wireless, and, 
quantum communication networks.


Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a PDF version of the full paper
in English. Papers are limited to 6 pages (regular papers), or 4 pages 
(work-in-progress papers), and must fulfill the submission details listed 
at: http://www.nanonets.org/ (submission guideline); the Author's Kit for 
the LNICST style listed at: http://www.nanonets.org/ (author’s kit). 
Presentation will be either oral (regular papers) or in the poster format 
(work-in-progress papers).


All submitted papers will be subject to a rigorous peer-review. Accepted 
papers will be published by Springer in the Nano-Net Conference Proceedings,

and made available online through Springer Lecture Notes LNICST, and ICST 
digital library, the European Union Digital Library. Selected high-quality 
regular papers will be invited to a post-conference journal publication in 
the Nano Communication Networks Journal (Elsevier).
[* ACM Cooperation pending upon approval.]


Paper Submissions: October 16, 2010
Acceptance Notification: December 20, 2010
Camera-Ready Version: January 14, 2011
Nano-Net Conference: March 14-16, 2011

Organization Committee:

Ian F. Akyildiz, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Raghupathy Sivakumar, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA 

Ozgur B. Akan, Koç University, TR
Faramarz Fekri, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA 

Sylvain Martel, Ecole Polytech. Montréal, CA
Radu Marculescu, Carnegie Mellon Univ., USA
Sandeep Shukla, Virginia Tech., USA
Eduard Alarcon, UPC, ES
Daniele Miorandi, Create-Net, IT
Bruce MacLennan, Univ. Tennessee., USA
Mehdi Tahoori, Karlsruhe Inst. Tech.,GE
Falko Dressler, Univ. Erlangen, GE 

Imrich Chlamtac (Chair), Create-Net, IT
Gian Mario Maggio, Create-Net, IT

Chuanyi Ji, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA 

Karthikeyan Sundaresan, NEC Laboratories America, USA
Charalabos Skianis, University of the Aegean, GR

Gergely Nagy, ICST



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