Special Issue Call for Papers: “Section II: Molecular Communications for Diagnostics and Therapeutic Development of Infectious Diseases”

For a PDF of the Call for Papers, please click here.

Call for Papers

Infectious diseases have affected humans for centuries and continue to pose as one major challenge for healthcare going forward. The recent viral COVID-19 infectious disease has transformed our lives dramatically. Besides a large number of deaths, the virus can also affect the health of the general population. Recent historical events have proven that various types of coronaviruses can have a tremendous impact, and examples of these include the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), which also showed a high mortality rate. Besides coronaviruses, there are numerous types of infectious diseases that continue to affect people. A number of diseases that have been around for centuries do not currently have cures, one notable example being HIV. The consequence of the spreading of these infectious diseases, which sometimes can evolve into pandemics, can and will affect the global economy. Besides traditional fields such as immunology and virology, novel multi-disciplinary approaches will be required to tackle infectious diseases with much needed diverse and innovative points of view.

This special issue, is a follow on from Section I special issue, and will also focus on developing molecular communication abstractions, models, simulation, and experiments for diagnosing and treating infectious diseases. This may include characterizing the infection process and the propagation behavior of the virus, all the way to new mechanisms for developing therapeutic treatments using communication and information theory as tools. Prospective authors are cordially invited to submit their original manuscript on topics including but not limited to:

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Volume 6, Issue 1 is Now Out

TMBMC’s first issue of 2020 is out now, and there are some great papers included. Check it out at IEEE Xplore, and let us know what you think!

Features

Investigating Instabilities in the Mammalian Cochlea Using a Stochastic Uncertainty Model (M. Filo and B. Bamieh)

All-Optical Cochlear Implants (S. E. Trevlakis, A.-A. A. Boulogeorgos, N. D. Chatzidiamantis, and G. K. Karagiannidis)

Inference in Turbulent Molecular Information Channels Using Support Vector Machine (J. Li, W. Zhang, X. Bao, M. Abbaszadeh, and W. Guo)

Iterative Signal Detection for Diffusion-Based Molecular Communications (M. S. Thakur, S. Sharma, and V. Bhatia)

Anomaly Detection in Molecular Communications With Applications to Health Monitoring Networks (S. Ghavami)

Signal Detection for Molecular MIMO Communications With Asymmetrical Topology (C. Wu, L. Lin, W. Guo, and H. Yan)

Volume 5, Issue 3 is Now Out

Be sure to check out our latest issue, which is filled with many interesting articles.

Features

An Experimental Platform for Macro-Scale Fluidic Medium Molecular Communication (L. Khaloopour, S. V. Rouzegar, A. Azizi, A. Hosseinian, M. Farahnak-Ghazani, N. Bagheri, M. Mirmohseni, H. Arjmandi, R. Mosayebi, and M. Nasiri-Kenari)

Analysis of Diffusion Based Molecular Communication With Multiple Transmitters Having Individual Random Information Bits (N. V. Sabu and A. K. Gupta)

Passive Droplet Control in Two-Dimensional Microfluidic Networks (G. Fink, M. Hamidovi´c, R. Wille, and W. Haselmayr)

Synchronization Error Robust Transceivers for Molecular Communication (T.-Y. Tung and U. Mitra)

Channel Characterization for Devices in a Turbulent Diffusive Environment: A Mobile Molecular Communication Approach (N. Pandey, S. Joshi, R. K. Mallik, and B. Lall)

Drug Release Management for Dynamic TDMA-Based Molecular Communication (H. Khoshfekr Rudsari, N. Mokari, M. R. Javan, E. A. Jorswieck, and M. Orooji)

Letters

A Reactive Signaling Approach to Ensure Coexistence Between Molecular Communication and External Biochemical Systems (B. C. Akdeniz and M. Egan)

Volume 5, Issue 2 is Now Out

Volume 5, Issue 2 of the IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications just came out. There is a great mix of articles in this issue, and I hope you check them out!

Features

Abnormality Detection and Monitoring in Multi-Sensor Molecular Communication (N. Ghoroghchian, M. Mirmohseni, and M. Nasiri-Kenari)

Diffusive Mobile MC With Absorbing Receivers: Stochastic Analysis and Applications (T. N. Cao, A. Ahmadzadeh, V. Jamali, W. Wicke, P. L. Yeoh, J. Evans, and R. Schober)

Modeling Interference-Free Neuron Spikes With Optogenetic Stimulation .(A. Noel, S. Monabbati, D. Makrakis, and A. W. Eckford)

Spatially Distributed Molecular Communications Via Diffusion: Second Order Analysis (F. Zabini)

Adaptive Release Duration Modulation for Limited Molecule Production and Storage (L. Khaloopour, M. Mirmohseni, and M. Nasiri-Kenari)

Letters

Cluster Formation by Mobile Molecular Communication Systems (Y. Okaie)

Random Cell Motion Enhances the Capacity of Cell-Cell Communication (T. Nakano, L. Lin, Y. Okaie, C. Wu, H. Yan, T. Hara, and K. Harumoto)

Special Issue Call for Papers: “Molecular Communications for Diagnostics and Therapeutic Development of Infectious Diseases”

For a PDF of the Call for Papers, please click here.

Infectious diseases have affected humans for centuries and continue to pose as one major challenge for healthcare going forward. The recent viral COVID-19 infectious disease has transformed our lives dramatically. Besides a large number of deaths, the virus can also affect the health of the general population. Recent historical events have proven that various types of coronaviruses can have a tremendous impact, and examples of these include the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), which also showed a high mortality rate. Besides coronaviruses, there are numerous types of infectious diseases that continue to affect people. A number of diseases that have been around for centuries do not currently have cures, one notable example being HIV. The consequence of the spreading of these infectious diseases, which sometimes can evolve into pandemics, can and will affect the global economy. Besides traditional fields such as immunology and virology, novel multi-disciplinary approaches will be required to tackle infectious diseases with much needed diverse and innovative points of view.

This special issue will focus on developing molecular communication abstractions, models, simulation, and experiments for diagnosing and treating infectious diseases. This may include characterizing the infection process and the propagation behavior of the virus, all the way to new mechanisms for developing therapeutic treatments using communication and information theory as tools. Prospective authors are cordially invited to submit their original manuscript on topics including but not limited to:

Read more