Call for TMBMC Editor-in-Chief Nominations

The IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc) invites nominations for the position of Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications (TMBMC) for a two-year term starting on October 1, 2018.

The nominee must be a member in good standing of IEEE ComSoc. He/she must have extensive editorial experience. Desirable qualities include: solid technical accomplishments, leadership, integrity and ethical standards, organizational and management skills, and a strong vision and set of ideas for moving the journal forward.

The terms of service will be from October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2020 and be renewable for up to an additional two years.

Please submit nominations by July 15, 2018 to Robert Schober, Director of Journals, IEEE ComSoc, via email at robert.schober@fau.de

For specifics on responsibilities and nomination packages, please see the more extensive Call for Nominations here.

TMBMC Updates: New AE’s, DataPort, and the Letters Option

The IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications have a few updates to share:

New Associate Editors

We’d like to welcome two new Associate Editors: Chun Tung Chou (The University of New South Wales, Australia) and Maged Elkashlan (Queen Mary University of London, UK). We’re excited to have them and their expertise as part of our journal!

DataPort Trial

IEEE DataPort is a new IEEE data repository that is now available to all IEEE members, IEEE authors, IEEE societies, and the global technical community. IEEE DataPort adds value for all those in the global research community that have data storage needs, require access to datasets, and/or desire to initiate or participate in Data Challenges and Competitions.

TMBMC is taking part in Phase 1 of the trial which enables our authors to have direct access to IEEE DataPort and the opportunity to store data as part of the article submission process. For more information, please see more information here or contact Melissa Handa at melissa.handa@ieee.org.

Letters Option

The new TMBMC letters option allows authors to submit succinct manuscripts (no more than 4 pages, with the understanding that the final manuscript including references can be no longer than 5 pages.). While submissions to the letters option will have a faster review process, the review will be as rigorous as that for a regular paper. The lean format is meant to promote ideas not sacrifice rigor. Therefore, only papers submitted for the letters option will be considered as letters.  Regular papers will not be reduced to accommodate the letters format.  When accepted, the letter will be immediately processed and posted to IEEE Xplore soon after. All letters will be collected together in the same issues as regular manuscripts. For more information on submissions to this new option, please see the “Letters Submission” page on our ComSoc website.

2018 IEEE ICC – Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications Track

The 2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) will be in Kansas City, MO, USA from May 20-24, 2018. There will be a Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications Track in the Selected Areas in Communications Symposium, chaired by Dr. Andrew Eckford. If you are interested in submitting a paper, please see the Call For Papers. All papers need to be submitted in PDF form through EDAS by Sunday, October 15, 2017 (submission guidelines are found on the ICC website).

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.

Shannon Special Issue – Part 1 is on IEEE Xplore

IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications is proud to announce that our Special Issue on Biological Applications of Information Theory in Honor of Claude Shannon’s Centennial—Part 1 is now live on IEEE Xplore.

 

Within the issue, you’ll find the following 8 papers:

 

Mechanisms of information filtering in neural systems (Invited Paper; Linder)

Noise Filtering and Prediction in Biological Signaling Networks (Invited Paper; Hathcock, Sheehy, Weisenberger, Ilker, and Hinczewski)

The Use of Rate Distortion Theory to Evaluate Biological Signaling Pathways (Invited Paper; Iglesias)

Nonlinear Stochastic Dynamics of Complex Systems, III: Noneqilibrium Thermodynamics of Self-Replication Kinetics  (Saakian and Qian)

Inferring Biological Networks by Sparse Identification of Nonlinear Dynamics  (Mangan, Brunton, Proctor and Kutz)

Info-Clustering: A Mathematical Theory for Data Clustering  (Chan, Al-Bashabsheh, Kaced, Zhou and Liu)

Fundamental Bounds for Sequence Reconstruction from Nanopore Sequencers (Magner, Duda, Szpankowski and Grama)

Inference of Causal Information Flow in Collective Animal Behavior (Lord, Sun, Ouellette and Bollt)

 
 

Special Issue Guest Editors

 

Prof. Alexander G. Dimitrov
Department of Mathematics and Statistics                                             
Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience
Washington State University, Vancouver, Washington, USA               

 

Prof. Faramarz Fekri
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
 
Prof. Aurel Lazar
Department of Electrical Engineering
Columbia University, New York, New York, USA
 
Prof. Stefan M. Moser
Signal and Information Processing Lab (ISI)
ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Hsinchu, Taiwan
 
Prof. Peter J. Thomas*
Department of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Biology
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
 
*corresponding guest editor


 
 
Stay tuned! The Special Issue on Biological Applications of Information Theory in Honor of Claude Shannon’s Centennial—Part 2 is forthcoming.

 

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)
Germany

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.