CFP: Nano-Network 2008 (Nanonets)

Venue: Boston

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 15, 2008 End Date/Time: Sep 18, 2008
Paper Submission Date: May 15, 2008
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**************** Nano-Net 2008 *********************

CALL FOR PAPERS

3rd International Conference on Nano-Networks
Boston, USA, Sept 15-17, 2008

http://www.nanonets.org

Sponsors: Create-Net, ICST, EU (IST-FET), ENIAC
Industry Sponsor: STMicroelectronics

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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:

* Applications for Nano-Networks

Wireless nanoscale transmitters and receivers, nano-sensors and actuators, nanorobotics, medical and in-vivo imaging and sensing, lab on a chip, swarm micro and nano-inspection, embedding sensing, etc...

* Modeling, Simulation, Standards and Architectural Aspects of Nano-Networks

Physical characterization/modeling of nano-scale interconnects and devices, Fault-tolerant and reliability of nano-devices, Self-healing properties of nano-networks, CAD flows for NoCs and MP-SoC platforms, NoC performance and trade-off analysis, Energy efficiency, Bio-inspired aspects

* Novel Information and Graph Theory Aspects of Nano-Networks

Network architectures and topologies, Statistical mechanics approach to nano-communications, Routing/addressing issues in nano-networks, Nano-coding, Applications of complex network theory, Self-organization in nano-scale systems, Modeling of Nano/Bio Communication Channels

* Device Physics and Interconnects

Nano-technologies and devices for on-chip interconnects (CNTs, graphene nano-ribbons, semic., metallic and DNA-templated nanowires), Molecular, optical and wireless interconnects, Interconnects for non-charge-based devices, emerging 3D-interconnect technologies

* Nano-Robotics

Communication systems and networking protocols for sub-inch robotic systems, including low-bandwidth coordination schemes for nano-robot teams and range and bearing devices for inter-robot relative positioning

* Bio-nano Applications

Bio-Micro/Nanoelectronics, Molecular scale chemical and biosensors, Bio-MEMS technology, Data and power management, Nano-scale and molecular communications and information processing, Information theory analysis of biological communications, Molecular Computation using molecular cells, Chemical computing

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a PDF version of the full paper in English. 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 either oral or in poster format, as deemed appropriate by the Technical Program Committee.

PUBLICATION: 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 in Computer Science (LNICST). Selected high-quality papers with a strong nanoscale device component will be reviewed for a Special Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, in an extended version.

WORKSHOP & TUTORIAL PROPOSALS: Proposals for Special Sessions and Tutorials are encouraged. Potential Workshop and Tutorial organizers should submit a proposal of at most 5 pages, including scope/motivation of the session/tutorial, list of invited papers (still subject to peer-review) and short-bio of the organizer(s). Workshops should be submitted by e-mail to: goel@albany.edu, tutorials to: liyun@research.ge.com.

IMPORTANT DATES
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Workshop Proposals: May 2, 2008
Paper Submissions: May 15, 2008
Acceptance Notification: June 30, 2008
Camera-Ready Version: July 31, 2008
Nano-Net Conference: Sept. 15-17, 2008

Program Chairs
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GENERAL CHAIR
Stephen F Bush
bushsf@research.ge.com
General Electric, USA

TECHNICAL PROGRAM CHAIR
Alexandre Schmid
EPFL, Switzerland

TECHNICAL PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS
Alexander Sergienko
Boston University, USA

Kaustav Banerjee
UCSB, USA

Radu Marculescu
CMU, USA

Sumit Roy
U Washington, USA

Nikolaus Correll
MIT, USA

Tatsuya Suda
UC Irvine, USA

Sasitharan Balasubramaniam
TSSG, Ireland

STEERING COMMITTEE
Imrich Chlamtac (Chair)
Create-Net, Italy

Gian Mario Maggio
Create-Net, Italy

WORKSHOP CHAIR
Sanjay Goel
UAlbany, USA

TUTORIAL CHAIR
Yun Li
General Electric, USA

STANDARDS CHAIR
Dan Gamota Motorola, USA

PUBLICATIONS CHAIR
Maggie Cheng
Missouri S&T, USA

FINANCE CHAIR
Karen Decker
ICST

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS CHAIR
Neil Gershenfeld MIT, USA

WEBMASTER
Damira Pon
UAlbany, USA

CONFERENCE COORDINATOR
Dorothy Bany
ICST

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