3rd IEEE International Workshop on Molecular and Nanoscale Communications
(IEEE MoNaCom 2013)
The IEEE MoNaCom 2013 will be held in conjunction with the IEEE International Conference on Communications 2013 ( IEEE ICC 2013):
June 9-13, 2013, Budapest, Hungary
Recent improvements in nanotechnologies have enabled the realization of nano-scale machines, i.e., nanomachines, that promise new solutions for several applications in biomedical, industry and military fields. Many of these envisioned nanotechnology applications, e.g., intelligent drug delivery system or intra-body multi-modal health monitoring, require a set of nanomachines to collaboratively achieve a common task, which clearly mandates practical realization of communication and networking at the nanoscale. A number of nanomachines communicating with each other are envisioned to form a network architecture called a nanonetwork. Due to size and capabilities of these nanomachines as well as the challenges posed by the physical laws governing this regime, the classical communication paradigms are inapplicable in nanonetworks. Hence, a set of new molecular and nanoscale communication paradigms is imperative for the realization of the future collaborative and distributed nanotechnology applications.
The main aims of this workshop are to increase the visibilty of this growing research area to the wider communication research community as well as foster new inter-disciplinary research by bridging the field of nano and molecular technologies and information and communication technology (ICT) research. The workshop will include papers that capture the current state-of-the-art in the field of molecular and nanoscale communications, e.g., information, communication and network theoretical analysis of molecular and nanonetworks, mobility in molecular and nanonetworks, novel and practical communication protocols, routing schemes and architectures, design/engineering/evaluation of molecular and nanoscale communication systems, as well as their potential applications. Therefore, based on the scope of the workshop, the target audience will cover both traditional communication networking researchers (wired and wireless) as well as researchers from other fields.