2017 IEEE GlobeCom – Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications Track

The 2017 IEEE GlobeCom will be in Singapore from December 4-8, 2017. There will be a Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications Track in the Selected Areas in Communications Symposium, chaired by Dr. Robert Schober. If you are interested in submitting a paper, please see the CFP. All papers need to be submitted through EDAS (author and submission guidelines are found on the GlobeCom website).


Call for Papers for Selected Areas in Communications Symposium

Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications Track

Symposium Track Chair

Robert Schober
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nurnberg (FAU)

Scope and Motivation

As a result of recent advances in MEMS/NEMS and systems biology, as well as the emergence of synthetic bacteria and lab/process-on-a-chip techniques, it is now possible to design chemical “circuits”, custom organisms, micro/nanoscale swarms of devices, and a host of other new systems at small length scales, and across multiple scales (e.g., micro to macro). This success opens up a new frontier for interdisciplinary signaling techniques using chemistry, biology, novel electron transfer, and other principles not previously examined. This track is devoted to the principles, design, analysis, and implementation of signaling and information systems that use physics beyond conventional electromagnetism, particularly for small-scale and multi-scale applications. This includes: molecular, quantum, and other physical, chemical, and biological (and biologically-inspired) techniques; as well as new signaling techniques at these scales. As the boundaries between communication, sensing and control are blurred in these novel signaling systems, research contributions in a diversity of disciplines are invited.

Main Topics of Interest

Original research articles on biological, molecular, and multi-scale communication are solicited in, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Modulation, detection, and estimation
  • Mathematical modeling of biological, molecular, and multi-scale communication
  • Channel modelling, including diffusion, flow, active transport, biological, and microfluidic channels
  • Biological, molecular, and multi-scale networking
  • Nanosensor networks
  • Components of biological, molecular, and multi-scale communication systems
  • Implementation, laboratory experiments, and testbeds
  • Molecular, DNA, and nano computing
  • Systems biology and biological circuits
  • Analysis and control of biological systems
  • Information/communication theoretical tools for biological systems
  • Unconventional electromagnetism for small or multi-scale applications
  • Experiment-based studies on information processes and networks in biology
  • Industrial applications

Submissions to IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multi-scale Communications

The authors of selected accepted papers of this symposium will be invited to submit an extended version of the paper to the IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multi-scale Communications. For these extended papers, a fast-track review process will be ensured.

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