[robotics-worldwide] CFP: Nano-Net 2008

Bush, Stephen F (GE, Research) bushsf at research.ge.com
Sun Mar 16 06:19:39 PDT 2008

The following CFP involves the intersection of nano-robotics and

**************** Nano-Net 2008 *********************
                   CALL FOR PAPERS
 3rd International Conference on Nano-Networks
         Boston, USA, Sept 15-17, 2008
Sponsors: Create-Net, ICST, EU (IST-FET), ENIAC
      Industry Sponsor: STMicroelectronics
For RSS feed on conference updates, register:

SCOPE: The Nano-Net conference positions itself at the intersection of
two worlds, namely, 
emerging nanotechnologies on one-side, and network/communication theory
on the other side. The 
standing question that this conference will address is:  What are the
new communication paradigms 
that derive from the transition from micro- to nano-scale devices? The
related degrees of freedom 
and constraints associated with these new technologies will change our
notions about efficient 
network and system design. Nano-Net provides a multidisciplinary forum
for the discussion of new 
techniques in modeling, design, simulation, and fabrication of network
and communication systems 
at the nano-scale.
PAPERS: The conference invites original technical papers that have not
been previously published 
and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere.
Contributions addressing all 
subjects pertaining to nanotechnology & networking are solicited.
Suggested topics include, but 
are not limited to, the following:
* Nano-Robotics
Communication systems and networking protocols for sub-inch robotic
systems, including 
low-bandwidth coordination schemes for nano-robot teams and range and
bearing devices for 
inter-robot relative positioning
* Bio-nano Applications
Bio-Micro/Nanoelectronics, Molecular scale chemical and biosensors,
Bio-MEMS technology, Data and 
power management, Nano-scale and molecular communications and
information processing, Information 
theory analysis of biological communications, Molecular Computation
using molecular cells, 
Chemical computing
* Applications for Nano-Networks
Wireless nanoscale transmitters and receivers, nano-sensors and
actuators, nanorobotics, medical 
and in-vivo imaging and sensing, lab on a chip, swarm micro and
nano-inspection, embedding 
sensing, etc...
* Modeling, Simulation, Standards and Architectural Aspects of
Physical characterization/modeling of nano-scale interconnects and
devices, Fault-tolerant and 
reliability of nano-devices, Self-healing properties of nano-networks,
CAD flows for NoCs and 
MP-SoC platforms, NoC performance and trade-off analysis, Energy
efficiency, Bio-inspired aspects
* Novel Information and Graph Theory Aspects of Nano-Networks
Network architectures and topologies, Statistical mechanics approach to
Routing/addressing issues in nano-networks, Nano-coding, Applications of
complex network theory, 
Self-organization in nano-scale systems, Modeling of Nano/Bio
Communication Channels
* Device Physics and Interconnects
Nano-technologies and devices for on-chip interconnects (CNTs, graphene
nano-ribbons, semic., 
metallic and DNA-templated nanowires), Molecular, optical and wireless
Interconnects for non-charge-based devices, emerging 3D-interconnect
PUBLICATION: All submitted papers will be subject to a rigorous
peer-review. Accepted papers will 
be published by Springer in the Nano-Net Conference Proceedings, and
made available online 
through Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNICST). Selected
high-quality papers with a 
strong nanoscale device component will be reviewed for a Special Issue
of the IEEE Transactions 
on Nanotechnology, in an extended version.
WORKSHOP & TUTORIAL PROPOSALS: Proposals for Special Sessions and
Tutorials are encouraged. 
Potential Workshop and Tutorial organizers should submit a proposal of
at most 5 pages, including 
scope/motivation of the session/tutorial, list of invited papers (still
subject to peer-review) 
and short-bio of the organizer(s). Workshops should be submitted by
e-mail to: goel at albany.edu, 
tutorials to: liyun at research.ge.com.
Workshop Proposals:      May 2, 2008
Paper Submissions:        May 15, 2008
Acceptance Notification:  June 30, 2008
Camera-Ready Version:  July 31, 2008
Nano-Net Conference:     Sept. 15-17, 2008
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