2016 IEEE GlobeCom

Mark your calendars for the 2016 IEEE GlobeCom conference taking place in Washington, DC from December 4 through 8, 2016.

Please be sure to check out the technical symposia, specifically SAC-6-MBMC: Molecular, Biological and Multi-scale Communications Track.

About GlobeCom: IEEE GLOBECOM is one of two flagship conferences of the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc), together with IEEE ICC. It is a is a five-day event. Two days are dedicated to tutorials and workshops, while the remaiing three days are dedicated to the IF&E program and the technical symposia. The program of the technical symposia includes oral or poster presentations of about 1000 scientific papers, grouped into 13 thematic symposia, and more than 15 parallel sessions. In addition to the technical program, IEEE GLOBECOM 2016 will feature an industry forum and exhibition (IF&E) program, including industry-focused workshops, tutorials, keynote talks from industrial leaders, panel discussions, a large exposition, and business and industrial forums.


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.

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.

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.

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

For more information please see: http://globecom2016.ieee-globecom.org/

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.