ACM NanoCom 2023

Call for Papers

(Regular Papers, Work-in-Progress Papers, and Demos)

Nanotechnologies provide the scientific and engineering communities with unprecedented tools to not only interface with existing systems at their most fundamental level, i.e., the sub-atomic and molecular scales, but to create new paradigms that leverage physical phenomena present at micro- and nano-scales. Example applications range from ultra-high-performance computing systems based on massive networks on chip and quantum computing and communication architectures, to transformative healthcare systems and human-enhancement technologies that leverage synthetic biology. Enabling such applications requires interdisciplinary teams spanning the fields of material science, physics, biology, chemistry, electrical and computer engineering, and computer science.

The 10th ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication (ACM NanoCom 2023) builds on the nine previous editions' efforts to bring together experts who are not afraid of breaking barriers and bridging gaps across disciplines, both in academia and industry. ACM NanoCom 2023 will highlight novel research results and breakthrough ideas, and identify directions for short- and medium-term exploitation. Novel theoretical and experimental research contributions are welcome. The conference will feature keynotes at the forefront of this interdisciplinary field, contributed and invited papers, work-in-progress papers, and demo presentations.

ACM NanoCom 2023 is endorsed by the Technical Committee on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications of the IEEE Communications Society.

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

  • Electronic, photonic, electromagnetic (terahertz, optical), and acoustic nanoscale computing and communication, including:
    • Innovative device concepts for signal generation, modulation, radiation, detection, filtering, and amplification
    • Propagation and photothermal modeling of nanoscale electronic, photonic, electromagnetic, and acoustic signals
    • Signal processing, communication, and networking protocols
  • Molecular computing and communication in biological, chemical, or mechanical environments, including:
    • Molecular computing and communication component design, integration or reprogramming through synthetic biology
    • Propagation modeling of molecular information inside and outside of the biological environments
    • Signal processing, communication, and networking protocols
  • Quantum computing and communication, including:
    • Design and modeling of quantum computing and communication architectures
    • Communication theoretic approaches for quantum communication
    • Quantum communication protocol design
  • Multi-modal interfaces between nanoscale electronic, photonic, electromagnetic, acoustic, and molecular systems, including mechanisms, devices and protocols for the same
  • Simulation tools and experimental platforms for nanoscale computing and communication, including early reporting of data-sets
  • Integration of nano- and macro-scale communication systems
  • Applications, such as the Internet of Nano-Things and Bio-Nano-Things, nanosensor networks, systems-on-chip, nanomedicine, tissue engineering, medical and non-medical applications, nanonetworks in exotic materials such as functional meta-surfaces, and meta-materials
  • Disease-oriented solutions to diagnose and/or treat specific pathologies such as neurodegenerative disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, cognitive impairments, motor disorders, cardiovascular pathologies, gastrointestinal diseases such as Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome, pancreas or colon cancer, to name a few.

Call for Regular Papers

We solicit regular paper submissions describing original, completed, and unpublished work not accepted for publication elsewhere and currently not under review by any other event or journal.

Call for Work-in-Progress Papers

We invite abstract submissions to share late-breaking or work-in-progress results. This provides the chance for in-depth discussions with other conference attendees and are therefore especially well-suited for obtaining feedback on ongoing research or controversial ideas. Work-in-progress papers will be presented as posters in a dedicated session.

Call for Demos

We invite demo submissions that briefly describe the demonstration, how it supports innovative research results, and its value for the community. We solicit demonstrations that can be shown live at the conference, but we can also offer the opportunity for a virtual demonstration via livestream or remote interaction, as appropriate. The demo session offers a unique opportunity to demonstrate ground-breaking prototypes, illustrate innovative solutions, and discuss pertinent emerging technologies with the audience. Demos will be presented in a dedicated session and each demo will be accompanied by a poster.

Paper Submission

Papers submitted to ACM NanoCom 2023 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. Please be sure to use the latest ACM templates available at (use the “sample-sigconf.tex” template). All submitted papers will undergo peer review, as coordinated by the Technical Program Committee. The review is single-blind, that is, the author names should be listed on the submission.

Please find below the page limits (including all figures and references) for the different submission types:
  • Regular papers are limited to 6 pages, but authors may submit a 7-page manuscript for review. Camera-ready regular papers that are 7 pages in length will be subject to an extra page charge of £100.
  • Work-in-progress papers are limited to 2 pages and the title should begin with
    " Work-in-Progress: ".
  • Demo papers are limited to 2 pages and the title should begin with "Demo: ".
Accepted regular, work-in-progress, and demo papers will be included in the conference proceedings (in the ACM Digital Library). Each accepted paper must be presented in-person at the conference. Also, virtual demonstrations require an attendance in-person.

Submissions are now accepted through HotCRP:

Important Dates

Regular Papers due: April 9, 2023
Work-in-Progress and Demo Papers due: June 1, 2023
Notification of Acceptance (All Papers): June 30, 2023
Camera Ready Papers due: July 31, 2023

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