Call for Papers

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Recent advances in nanotechnology have led to the development of nanomachines with basic sensing, actuation, and computing capabilities. Networks of communicating nanomachines, i.e., nanonetworks, will be necessary to overcome their individual limitations and accomplish more complex tasks in a distributed manner, enabling new applications in the medical, environmental, industrial and military fields. The realization of nanonetworks requires truly inter-disciplinary collaborations among experts in computer science, electrical and electronic engineering, on the one hand, and nanotechnology, materials science, physics, chemistry, biology and biotechnology on the other hand.

The 3rd ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication (ACM NanoCom 2016) aims at creating a trans-disciplinary forum to foster and develop new communications and computing paradigms for nanoscale machines.

This conference will feature an open call for papers, as well as keynote addresses, invited sessions, poster sessions and tutorials in this emerging inter-disciplinary field.

We invite submissions in areas including (but not limited to), the following:

  • Electromagnetic communication
    • Plasmonic and nanophotonic devices for THz and optical communication based on nanomaterials (e.g., graphene) and metamaterials, including compact signal sources, modulators/demodulators, detectors and antennas
    • Channel modeling for THz and optical communication, including free-space propagation and intra-chip/intra-body propagation
  • Molecular communication
    • Molecular communication components in the biological, chemical, or mechanical environments, including molecular signal sources and encoders/decoders
    • Channel modeling for molecular communication, including free diffusion, guided transport, microfluidic, in-vivo and in-vitro biological channels
  • Networking protocols for nanoscale communication networks, including nanosensor networks and biological networks
  • Simulation tools and experimental testbeds for nanonetworks
  • Nano-computing paradigms, including neuromorphic computing, DNA and molecular computing, membrane computing, quantum computing, and biological computing
  • Applications, such as the Internet of Nano-Things and Nano-Bio-things, Wireless Nanosensor Networks, Wireless Network on Chip, nanomedicine, targeted drug delivery, tissue engineering, and other future and emerging applications

Paper Submission

Papers submitted to ACM NanoCom 2016 must be original, not previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere, and they must not be submitted to any other event or publication during the entire review process.

Paper submissions should follow the ACM double-column format for conferences. ACM NanoCom 2016 accepts both regular and short papers. 

Regular papers are nominally limited to 6 pages including figures and references. They should describe novel advances in topics within the scope of the conference. Authors may submit a 7-page manuscript for review but there is an extra cost to publish the extra seventh page for accepted papers.

Short papers are limited to 2 pages including figures and references. They provide an opportunity to present preliminary results and they will be presented in a poster session. 

All submitted papers will undergo a peer review process, coordinated by the Program Committee.

Submissions are now accepted through EDAS: [Start a new submission here]

Important Dates

Full paper due: March 15, 2016 April 6, 2016
Notification of Acceptance: June 1, 2016
Camera ready paper due: July 12, 2016

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