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, http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tmbmc/ .
 
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 (pjthomas__at__case.edu).
 
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.

Third Issue on IEEE Xplore

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

  • DNA-Based Storage: Trends and Methods
  • Molecular Sensing and Computing Systems
  • Dynamic Modeling of Antimicrobial Pore Formation in Engineered Tethered Membranes
  • Information Rates of ASK-Based Molecular Communication in Fluid Media
  • Open-Loop Power Adaptation in Nanosensor Networks for Chemical Reactors

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

Call For Papers – Special Issue on Biological Applications of Information Theory – Claude Shannon’s Centennial

In honor of Claude Shannon’s centennial:

We are pleased to announce a

Special issue of the IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications

on

Biological Applications of Information Theory

 

Submission deadline June 1, 2016

 

Claude Shannon, born April 30, 1916, pioneered the mathematical theory of communication in his 1948 paper in the Bell System Technical Journal.  Information theory has since provided the foundation for the digital revolution in communications technology.  In addition, it has provided a powerful framework for investigating the fundamental limitations of naturally occurring communications, particularly in biological systems. Early applications included consideration of redundancy reduction in sensory pathways (Attneave 1954, Barlow 1961), ionizing radiation and mutagenesis (Yockey 1958), efficiency of metabolic processes (Johnson and Knudsen 1965), and analysis of reliable computation in the presence of noise (Cowan and Winograd 1963).

Modern developments have accelerated in recent years as a result of advances in MEMS/NEMS and systems biology, the emergence of synthetic bacteria and lab/process-on-a-chip techniques, and collection of large data sets in both electrophysiology and cell biology.  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 communications techniques using chemistry, biology, and other principles that have not been considered in the communications literature, as well as creating new ways of understanding the principles underlying communication in biological systems at many scales.

The special issue will celebrate Shannon’s centennial by highlighting success stories and current progress in biological and bio-inspired information theory.  In particular, we hereby solicit both invited and submitted papers in three interrelated areas:

    1.     1. Information theory and cellular/molecular biology/biochemistry (including information theory and intercellular communication);

 

    1.     2. Information theory and neuroscience; and

 

    1.     3. Information-theoretic analysis of biologically inspired communication systems (including nanonetworking and design of biologically implemented information processing networks).

 

Contributions from researchers beyond the IEEE’s typical audience are encouraged.

 

Submission Instructions

Submissions will be collected via Manuscript Central, http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tmbmc/ .

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 (pjthomas__at__case.edu).

 

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

IEEE ICC 2017– Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications Area

The IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2017 will be taking place at the Palais des Congrès in Paris from May 21 through May 25, 2017. Our Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications, Dr. Urbashi Mitra, will be heading up the Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications area. Paper submissions are due by October 14, 2016. For more information on ICC 2017, please see http://icc2017.ieee-icc.org or check out the Call for Papers and Proposals. Stay tuned! More information to come.