1st International Conference on Nano-Networks (NANO-NET 2006)

Venue: Ecole Polytechnique Federale De Lausanne

Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

Event Date/Time: Sep 14, 2006 End Date/Time: Sep 16, 2006
Registration Date: Sep 14, 2006
Early Registration Date: Aug 14, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: May 15, 2006
Paper Submission Date: May 15, 2006
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SCOPE: The Nano-Net conference positions itself at the intersection of two worlds, namely, emerging nanotechnologies

on one-side, and network/communication theory on the other side. The standing question that this

conference will address is: What are the new communication paradigms that derive from the transition from

micro- to nano-scale devices? The related degrees of freedom and constraints associated with these new

technologies will change our notions about efficient network and system design. Nano-Net provides a multidisciplinary

forum for the discussion of new techniques in modeling, design, simulation, and fabrication of

network and communication systems at the nano-scale.

PAPERS: The conference invites original technical papers that have not been previously published and are not

currently under review for publication elsewhere. Contributions addressing all subjects pertaining to nanotechnology

& networking are solicited. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Networks-on-Chip (NoC)

Network architectures and topologies, NoC performance and trade-off analysis, Energy efficiency and

power management, CAD flows for NoCs and MP-SoC platforms, Fault tolerance and reliability issues

2. Innovative System Interconnects

Nano-technologies and devices for on-chip interconnects (CNTs, semic., metallic and DNA-templated

nanowires), Molecular, optical and wireless interconnects, Interconnects for non-charge-based devices

3. Architectures and Systems for Nano-Networks

Implications of nano-networks on processor and memory architectures, New computing paradigms for

nano-networks, Hybrid CMOS-nano network systems, Self-organization in nano-scale systems

4. Novel Information Theory Aspects of Nano-Networks

Re-configurability of nano-networks, Statistical mechanics approach to nano-communications,

Routing/addressing issues in nano-networks, Nano-coding, Applications of complex networks theory

5. Modeling, and Simulation of Nano-Networks

Physical characterization/modeling of nano-scale interconnects and devices, Fault-tolerant aspects of

nano-devices, Self-healing properties of nano-networks, “Nano-CAD”, Bio-inspired aspects

6. Nano-Scale Wireless Communications

Nanoscale Electromagnetics, Propagation models for nanoscale communications, planning and

optimization, nanoscale antennas, nano-arrays, EMI aspects at nanoscale, reconfigurability issues

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a PDF version of the full

paper in English language. Papers are limited to 5 two-column pages, in a font no smaller than 10-points. Style

guides and further information are available on the conference website: http://www.nanonets.org. Presentation

will be oral or in a poster format, as deemed more appropriate by the Technical Program Committee.

PUBLICATION: All submitted papers will be subject to a rigorous peer-review. Accepted papers will be

published by the IEEE in the Nano-Net Conference Proceedings, and made available online through IEEE

Xplore. A selected number of high-quality papers will be considered for publication in the ACM Journal on

Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems (JETC). Also, selected papers with a strong nanoscale device

component will be reviewed for publication in a Special Section of the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology.

SPECIAL SESSIONS: Proposals for Special Sessions, especially focusing on future applications of nanonetworks

are encouraged. Potential Special Session organizers should submit a proposal of at most 5 pages,

including scope/motivation of the session, list of invited papers (still subject to peer-review) and short-bio of the

organizer(s). Proposals should be submitted by e-mail to: special-sessions@nanonets.org (Prof. Mircea Stan).


Additional Information

GENERAL CO-CHAIRS Gian Mario Maggio STMicroelectronics, Switzerland Chris Dwyer Duke University, USA GENERAL VICE-CHAIR Davide Mandato Create-Net, Italy TECHNICAL PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS Luca Benini, U. of Bologna, Italy Adrian Ionescu EPFL, Switzerland Alvin Lebeck, Duke University, USA Vwani Roychowdhury UCLA, USA Vijaykrishnan Narayanan Penn State University, USA Andrea Massa, U. of Trento, Italy STEERING COMMITTEE Imrich Chlamtac (Chair) Create-Net, Italy Gian Mario Maggio STMicroelectronics, Switzerland Davide Mandato Create-Net, Italy INDUSTRIAL SPONSORSHIP CHAIR Roberto Zafalon STMicroelectronics, Italy FINANCE CHAIR Karen Decker ICST PANELS CHAIR Ali Keshavarzi Intel, USA SPECIAL-SESSIONS CHAIR Mircea Stan U. of Virginia, USA PUBLICATIONS CHAIR Michael Niemier Georgia Tech, USA LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS CHAIR Alexandre Schmid EPFL, Switzerland PUBLICITY CO-CHAIRS Gianluca Tempesti (Europe) EPFL, Switzerland Kaustav Banerjee (USA) UCSB, USA Ramgopal Rao (India) IIT Bombay, India Hoi-Jun Yoo (Asia) KAIST, Korea Takayasu Sakurai (Asia) U. of Tokyo, Japan