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MoNaCom 2012 – Technical Programme

June 11, 2012  –  Room M10, Ottawa Convention Centre, Ottawa, Canada


8:30 – 9:00

Prof. Ian F. Akyildiz, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

GRANET: Graphene Based Nanocommunication Networks

Chair: Tadashi Nakano, Osaka University, JAPAN


9:00 – 10:00

SESSION I: Networking Concepts for Molecular Communication

Chair: Falko Dressler, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Intersymbol and Co-channel Interference in Diffusion-based Molecular Communication
Massimiliano Pierobon (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA);  Ian F. Akyildiz (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

Comparing Transmission, Propagation, and Receiving Options for Nanomachines to Measure Distance by Molecular Communication
Michael J. Moore (Osaka University, Japan); Tadashi Nakano (Osaka University, Japan)

A Mathematical Channel Optimization Formula for Active Transport Molecular Communication
Nariman Farsad (York University, Canada);  Andrew Eckford; (York University, Canada);  Satoshi Hiyama  (NTT DOCOMO, Inc., Japan)

Stochastic cargo transportation by molecular motors in molecular communication
Akihiro Enomoto (University of California, Irvine, USA);  Michael J. Moore (Osaka University, Japan);  Tatsuya Suda (University Netgroup Inc., USA); Tadashi Nakano (Osaka University, Japan)

Novel Modulation Techniques using Isomers as Messenger Molecules for Molecular Communication via Diffusion
Na-Rae Kim (Yonsei University, Korea); Chan-Byoung Chae (Yonsei University, Korea)


10:00 – 10:30: Coffee Break


10:30 – 11:55

SESSION II: Nanonetworking Communication Techniques

Chair: Tadashi Nakano, Osaka University, JAPAN

A Joint Energy Harvesting and Consumption Model for Self-Powered Nano-Devices in Nanonetworks
Josep Miquel Jornet (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)

On the Node Density Limits and Rate-Delay-Energy Tradeoffs in Ad Hoc Nanonetworks with Minimum Energy Coding
Murat Kocaoglu (Koc University, Turkey); Derya Malak (Koc University, Turkey)

Quorum Sensing-enabled Amplification for Molecular Nanonetworks
Sergi Abadal (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain);  Ignacio Llatser  (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain);  Eduard Alarcon  (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain);  Albert Cabellos-Aparicio  (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)

An Information Theoretical Analysis of Broadcast Networks and Channel Routing for FRET-based Nanoscale Communications
Murat Kuscu (Koc University, Turkey);  Derya Malak (Koc University, Turkey);  Ozgur B. Akan (Koc University, Turkey)

Error Correction Coding for Molecular Communications
Mark S Leeson (University of Warwick, UK);  Matthew D Higgins (University of Warwick, UK)

An Asynchronous Communication Scheme for Molecular Communication
Ya-Ping Hsieh (National Taiwan University, Taiwan);  Po-Jen Shih (National Taiwan University, Taiwan);  Yen-Chi Lee (National Taiwan University, Taiwan);  Ping-Cheng Yeh (National Taiwan University, Taiwan);  Kwang-Cheng Chen (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

Security in Nano Communication: Challenges and Open Research Issues
Falko Dressler (University of Innsbruck, Austria);  Frank Kargl (Ulm University, Germany)


11:55 – 12:00: Break


12:00 – 13:00
SESSION III:  Nanonetworking applications and related topics

Chair: Dmitri Botvich, WIT, Ireland

Modeling Populations of Micro-robots for Biological Applications
Paul Bogdan (Carnegie Mellon University, USA);  Guopeng Wei (Carnegie Mellon University, USA);  Radu Marculescu (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)

On the Modeling of a Nano Communication Network using Spiking Neural Architecture
Amir Jabbari (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway);  Ilangko Balasingham (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)

Capacity analysis for signal propagation in nanomachine-to-neuron communications
Laura Galluccio (University of Catania, Italy);  Sergio Palazzo (University of Catania, Italy);  Giuseppe Enrico Santagati (University of Catania, Italy)

Collaborative Wireless Nanobots for Tumor Discovery and Drug Delivery
Dilip Krishnaswamy (Qualcomm Research Center, USA);  Renuka Ramanathan (University of Washington, USA);  Asif Qamar University of California, Berkeley

Neural Delay Lines for TDMA Based Molecular Communication in Neural Networks
Hakan Tezcan (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey);  Sema Oktug (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey);  Fatma Kok (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)


13:00 – 13:15

SESSION IV: Short Presentations

Chair: Michael J. Moore, Osaka University, Japan

Modeling and Analysis of Abnormality Detection in Biomolecular Nano-Networks
Siavash Ghavami (University of Tehran, Iran); Farshad Lahouti (University of Tehran, Iran); Ali Masoudi-Nejad (University of Tehran, Iran)

Enzyme-based circuit design for nano-scale computing
Stepan Ivanov (Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland); Dmitri D Botvich (Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland); Sasitharan Balasubramaniam (Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland)

Nanomachine Distribution Problems in Nanonetworks: Optimization and Heuristics
Yutaka Okaie (Osaka University, Japan)