Open Call: “Communications Beyond Conventional Electromagnetism”

TMBMC is doing an open call for papers for our journal. This journal is devoted to the principles, design, and analysis of communication 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; non-conventional electromagnetism in the THz band; as well as new small- and multi-scale communication techniques.

Original research articles on one or more of the following topics are within scope: mathematical modeling, information/ communication-theoretic or network-theoretic analysis, networking, implementations and laboratory experiments, industrial applications, information/ communication theory for analysis of biological systems, and experiment-based studies on communication processes or networks in biology. Contributions on related topics would also be considered for publication. Contributions from researchers outside the IEEE’s typical audience are encouraged.

Average Time for Review (first round): 7 weeks (transactions), 5 weeks (letters) since submission

Article Types

News: T-MBMC is accepted for inclusion in SCOPUS, and it is ranked within the top 7% journals in the computer networks and communications category.

For more information, please take a look at our Open Call for Papers or contact cbchae@yonsei.ac.kr

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.

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.

2017 IEEE ICC – Paper Deadline Extension

The deadline for the Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications symposia at the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) has been extended to Friday, October 28, 2016. Please check out the CFP and submit through EDAS.

Also, if you attempted to submit a paper and saw a webpage instructing you not to do so as it was the main ICC submission page versus that for the SAC tracks, please try again, this issue has been resolved.

2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)

Mark your calendars for the 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) taking place from May 21 through 25, 2017 at the Palais des Congrès – Porte Maillot in Paris, France.

Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers for the Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications symposia, led by track chairs, Dr. Urbashi Mitra and Dr. Andrew Eckford. The deadline for papers is Friday, October 14, 2016. Please check out the CFP and submit through EDAS.

About ICC: IEEE ICC 2017 will exhibit an exciting technical program, complete with 13 Symposia highlighting recent progress in all major areas of communications. IEEE ICC 2017 will also feature high-quality Tutorials and Workshops, Industry Panels and Exhibitions, as well as Keynotes from prominent research and industry leaders.