hird International Conference on Nano-Networks (Nanonet)

Venue: Boston

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 15, 2008 End Date/Time: Sep 17, 2008
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he 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.