[robotics-worldwide] CfP: 4th Int. Conference on Nano-Networks

Nikolaus Correll nikolaus at csail.mit.edu
Thu Mar 5 19:21:18 PST 2009

Call for Papers
4th Int. Conference on Nano-Networks
October 18-20, 2009, Luzern, Switzerland


SCOPE: The Nano-Net conference positions itself at the intersection of
two worlds, namely, emerging
nanotechnologies on one side, and Information & Communication
Technologies on the other side. One of the
standing questions that this conference addresses is: What are the new
communication paradigms that derive
from the transition from micro- to nano-scale devices? The convergence
of nano-technologies with established
and novel engineering disciplines such as communication and network
theory, sensors and actuators, and biomedical
engineering is expected to radically shift our notions about efficient
system and network design. Nano-
Net provides a unique multidisciplinary forum for the discussion of
novel techniques in modeling, design,
simulation, and fabrication of nano-scale systems.

PAPERS: The conference invites original technical papers that have not
been published and are not currently
under review for publication elsewhere. Contributions addressing
subjects pertaining to nanotechnology and
networking are solicited. Suggested topics include, but are not
limited to the following:

1. Emerging nano-devices and fabrication technologies CNTs, nanowires,
nanoparticles, graphene devices,
molecular processing and self-assembly, nano-patterning, emerging
3D-interconnects technologies, memristor,
embedded memory technologies
2. Modeling and simulation of nano-devices and systems Physical
characterization and modeling of nanodevices,
interconnects, CAD for nano-devices and communication, power/thermal
modeling in nano-devices
and systems
3. Nano-materials, nano-photonics Coatings and surfaces, dendrimers,
production techniques and
applications in nanoelectronics, energy storage, catalysis, optical
modulators and switches, optical and wireless
interconnects, optical tweezers, photonic band-gaps, surface plasmons
and collective excitations, and
4. Nano-electronics and architectures Processor and memory
architecture in the nano-age, new computing
paradigms, array processing nano-fabrics, routing and addressing
issues, NoC performance and trade-off
analysis, hybrid CMOS-nano systems, quantum electronics, molecular electronics
5. Reliability and fault-tolerance Self-healing properties of
nano-systems and networks, yield issues,
reconfigurability, (life time) diagnosis and test, design for
reliability, bio-inspired circuits and architectures
6. Nano-networks Information theory aspects of nano-networks, network
architectures and topologies, nanocoding,
applications of complex network theory, modeling of nano/bio
communication channels, wireless
nanoscale transmitters and receivers
7. Nano-bio paradigms and applications Nano-bio paradigms and
applications: new paradigms linking
nanotechnology and biology for nano-networks and related applications
8. Nanosensor Self-Organization Nano-robotics, swarm behavior in nano
networks, nano-bio networks,
modeling and simulation of nano-networks
9. Nano-mechatronics Nano-robotics, nano-sensors, nano-fluidics,
nano-filtration, arrays of nanomechatronic
systems, molecular motors, NEMS, nanometrology
10. Emerging topics in nano-technologies Nano-toxicology and safety,
standardization and regulatory
issues, social and ethical aspects, clean and green technologies,
economic and industrial development

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Prospective authors are encouraged to submit
a PDF version of the full
paper in English. Papers are limited to 5 pages (regular papers), or 2
pages (work-in-progress papers), and must
fulfill the submission details listed at: http://www.nanonets.org/
(submission guideline); the Author's Kit for the
LNICST style listed at: http://www.nanonets.org/ (author’s kit).
Presentation will be either oral or in poster
format, as deemed appropriate by the Technical Program Committee.

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 will be reviewed for journal

WORKSHOP & TUTORIAL PROPOSALS: Proposals for Special Sessions, Panel
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 shortbio
of the organizer(s). Workshops and tutorial proposals should be
submitted by e-mail to:
alexandre.schmid at epfl.ch.

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