Call for Papers – IEEE Globecom 2016 – Selected Areas in Communications Track

Selected Areas in Communications track – Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications
IEEE Globecom 2016 – December 4-8, 2016, Washington, DC, USA

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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, and analysis 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.

Original research articles are solicited in, but not limited to, the following areas:
– mathematical modeling of biological, molecular or multi-scale communication
-channel model design and analysis
– molecular computing
– DNA sequencing
– biological, molecular or multi-scale networking
– implementations and laboratory experiments
– systems biology
– data-starved or data-rich statistical analyses of biological systems
– industrial applications
– biological circuits
– biosystems analysis and control
– information/communication theory for analysis of biological systems
– unconventional electromagnetism for small or multi-scale applications
– experiment-based studies on information processes or networks in biology

Papers in related areas will also be considered for publication.

MBMC Workshop Almost Here

A couple more days until the workshop! It will be taking place at the University of Southern California at the Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Building (EEB) 132.
Please take a look at all the great talks coming up, as well as all the posters to be displayed. We will even be having lightning poster presentations. Check out the entire program over the two days of the workshop.

The Parking and Directions page will give you all the details on how to find us.



Walking from Parking Structure A:
-Turn right on McClintock Ave
-EEB is at the intersection of McClintock Ave. and West 37th Place


Walking from the Radisson hotel:
-Cross Figueroa Street
-Enter on Childs Way. Keep walking down Childs Way.
-Turn Left onto Watt Way
-Either enter onto the small path in front of Powell Hall and walk all the way down OR turn Right onto West 37th Place
-EEB is on the intersection of McClintock Ave and West 37th Place


See you there!

Workshop Update #2: RSVP, Hotel and New Speakers

RSVP’s are set-up and ready to go. Please REGISTER at our RSVP site at You will need to enter the code “MBMC” to access our RSVP page. Please remember that early registration rates end on November 13, 2015. Please see our Main Workshop page for more details.

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Radisson Hotel USC at a special discounted rate.  This rate will be available until Thursday, November 12, 2015.  Book your room online at the Radisson Hotel using code ELECTR or call 800.333.3333. Please be sure to specify that you are reserving under “USC Electrical Engineering/Electrophysics.” Please go to the Hotel page for more details.

Also, we’ve added a couple of really great speakers. Check out all the speakers and their biographies at the Speakers page. Abstracts of their upcoming talks will be coming shortly. Stay tuned!

Update: Communications, Inference, And Computing In Molecular And Biological Systems Workshop

We are happy to say that we have more information up on our website regarding our 2015 workshop, taking place on December 3 and 4, 2015 at the University of Southern California. We have some great speakers confirmed plus poster sessions. Please see the main workshop page at (or click the tab “2015 MBMC Workshop” above) for more information on speakers, poster submission details, and hotel and travel information. RSVPs will start soon and more details about the program are forthcoming, so please keep checking back!

Workshop Save the Date: Communications, Inference, and Computing in Molecular and Biological Systems

Communications, Inference, and Computing in Molecular and Biological Systems
December 3-4, 2015
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
[Please note: IEEE GLOBECOM 2015 will be held nearby in San Diego, California, from December 6-10]
This workshop will will have a combination of invited talks and submitted posters.  Details on poster submission will follow shortly.
Any questions should be directed to Christina Tang-Bernas: