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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