Fourth Issue on IEEE Xplore

Check out our latest issue on IEEE Xplore. We have 5 great features for your reading pleasure:

Microbial Communication via Quorum Sensing
Joint Parameter Optimization for Perpetual Nanonetworks and Maximum Network Capacity
On the Capacity of Point-to-Point and Multiple-Access Molecular Communiations with Ligand-Receptors
Modeling and Simulation of Molecular Communication Systems With a Reversible Adsorption Receiver
Long Range and Long Duration Underwater Localization Using Molecular Messaging

As always, we are looking for more manuscripts that fit into our subject area and scope. Submit through our ScholarOne Manuscript Central portal.

Changes to T-MBMC Manuscript Submission – ORCID and PDF

Starting in June 2016, authors who would like to submit to the IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications will start to see changes and new requirements on our ScholarOne submissions portal. The two biggest changes are the ORCID requirements and a new PDF submission policy.


All IEEE journals will start requiring an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) for all corresponding authors.

ORCID is a persistent unique identifier for researchers and functions similarly to an article’s Digital Object Identifier (DOI). ORCIDs enable accurate attribution and improved discoverability of an author’s published work. In order to submit a manuscript or review a proof in this journal, an author will need a registered ORCID.

If you are a new user, you will be able to register a new ORCID or associate your ScholarOne account with an existing ORCID by following instructions found in the email you will receive once you sign up. Otherwise, there will be on-screen instructions in the Author Center.

More information about ORCID can be found here, along with Frequently Asked Questions.


Authors are now required to upload a double-column single-spaced version of the manuscript in PDF format. You will still be able to upload a single-column double-spaced version of the manuscript in PDF or Word form, along with other source materials in other formats.

As always, for more detailed information about submitting a manuscript to the IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications, please see our Information for Authors section or feel free to email us.

2016 IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications (SPAWC)

Mark your calendars for the 17th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications taking place at the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, UK from July 3-6, 2016.

From their website: “SPAWC brings together signal processing and communications researchers and academics around the world to share and celebrate the signal processing advancements in wireless communications and wireless technology.”

Be sure to check out our special session, “Molecular, biological and multi-scale communications,” led by our Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Urbashi Mitra.

DEADLINE EXTENDED to June 1 – Special Issue On Biological Applications Of Information Theory – Claude Shannon’s Centennial

Happy Birthday, Claude Shannon!
April 30, 2016 is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Claude Shannon, the originator of information theory.  To honor this occasion the IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multiscale Communications (T-MBMC) is soliciting submissions for a special issue on Biological Applications of Information Theory.  We are happy to announce an extension of the submission deadline to June 1, 2016.  
Submission Instructions
Submissions will be collected via Manuscript Central, .
In your cover letter, state: “This paper is a submission for the Shannon Centennial special issue”.  For further information, please contact the corresponding guest editor, Prof. Peter Thomas (
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

2016 Communication Theory Workshop (CTW)

Mark your calendars for the 2016 Communication Theory Workshop taking place in Nafplio, Greece from May 15-18, 2016.

From their website: “The continued success of this workshop lies in its informal and highly interactive atmosphere, in contrast to more formal conferences. As always, the workshop will be single track with technical sessions, plenary speakers, panel discussions, and a hot-topics submitted poster session. The technical sessions will consist of invited lectures given by leaders in both academia and industry.”

Be sure to check out our special session, “Session 5: Nano/Molecular/Bio-inspired Communication,” led by our Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Urbashi Mitra, on Wednesday, May 18th. There are going to be some great presentations from Dr. Olgica Milenkovic, Dr. Nicolo Micheleusi, Dr. Heinz Koeppl, and Dr. Chris Rose.