[ecoop-info] CFP: IEEE MoNaCom 2012 - 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Molecular and Nanoscale Communications

Tadashi Nakano tnakano at wakate.frc.eng.osaka-u.ac.jp
Thu Oct 20 14:59:27 CEST 2011

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2nd IEEE International Workshop on Molecular and Nanoscale Communications 

IEEE MoNaCom 2012

[in conjunction with IEEE ICC 2012]

Ottawa, Canada, June 10-15, 2012

Submission deadline: November 30, 2011

Incredible improvements in nanotechnologies have enabled the realization 
of nano-scale machines, i.e., nanomachines, that promise new solutions 
for several applications in biomedical, industry and military fields. Many 
of these envisioned nanotechnology applications, e.g., intelligent drug 
delivery system, intra-body multi-modal health monitoring, require a set of 
nanomachines to collaboratively achieve a common task, which clearly mandates 
practical realization of communication and networking at nanoscale. A number 
of nanomachines communicating with each other are envisioned to form a network 
architecture called as nanonetwork. Due to size and capabilities of these 
nanomachines as well as the challenges posed by the physical laws governing 
this regime, the classical communication paradigms are inapplicable in 
nanonetworks. Hence, a set of new molecular and nanoscale communication 
paradigms is imperative for the realization of the future collaborative and 
distributed nanotechnology applications.

The 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Molecular and Nano-scale Communication 
(MoNaCom) aims to provide a forum to discuss the emerging area of molecular 
and nanoscale communications. Accordingly, we solicit original and novel 
contributions that capture the current state-of-the-art. Areas of interest 
include, but are not limited to, the following:

* Design and engineering of nanomachines for nano/molecular communication: 
[Protein machines; Artificial cells; Synthetic cells; DNA machines; Nano-bio 
sensors and actuators]

*Infrastructures for nano/molecular communication: 
[Calcium signaling; Viral transport; Carbon Nano Tubes (CNT); Membrane nanotube; 
Flagellated Bacteria; Molecular motors over microtubules; Neural networks; 
Electromagnetic nanonetworks]

*Network theory, and information theory for nano/molecular networks:
[Mobility in nano/molecular networks; Energy models for nano machines; Protocols,
architectures, and network control for nano/molecular communication; Addressing, 
switching and routing at nano/molecular scale; Coding in nano/molecular 
networks; Security of nano/molecular networks]

* Nano/molecular network design: 
[Robust design and architecture; Network design by moleware; Emergent behaviour 
in nano/molecular networks (e.g. self-assembly, self-organisation); Programming	
for moleware communication; Planning of nano/molecular networks; Networks of 

*Natural Computing in nano/molecular communication: 
[Molecular computing; DNA computing; membrane computing; Integration of 
computational and communication capabilities in nano/molecular networks]

* Tools to support nano/molecular network design: 
[Wetware communication by simulation in silico; Network simulators for 
nano/molecular networks]

*Applications of nano/molecular networks: 
[Healthcare, e.g., drug delivery, nanomedicine, Telecommunications, 
Energy, Biotechnology, Environment, Nano robots communication]

Submission Instructions and Important Dates:

Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a 5-page standard IEEE 
conference style paper via the EDAS submission system at:

Submission Deadline:    	November 30, 2011
Notification of Acceptance:   	May 15, 2012
Final Manuscripts Due:      	July 1, 2012
Workshop Date:        		June, 2012

General Chairs:

Ozgur B. Akan, Koc University, Turkey

Josep Sole Pareta, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain

TPC Chairs:

Dmitri Botvich, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland

Tadashi Nakano, Osaka University, Japan

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