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The 3rd International Workshop on Nano-scale Computing and Communications (NsCC 2017)

In recent years, the advanced development of nanotechnologies have led to a number of promising applications. These applications have been applied to various fields including healthcare, industrial monitoring and automation, as well as the military. Due to the miniature scale of nanomachines, a fundamental requirement is to enable them to collaborate collectively to achieve a common objective. This collaboration could be realized through communication and networking at the nanoscale. Through the communication and networking process, nanonetworks could be formed between these nanomachines. The interconnection of nanonetworks to the wider Internet is also envisioned in the future, leading to new paradigms known as the Internet of Nano Things or Internet of Bio-NanoThings. However, unlike traditional communication systems, where devices have sufficient processing capabilities, this will be a major challenge at the nanoscale. Therefore, this brings along a new set of challenges, as well as new molecular and nanoscale communication paradigm.

The objective of the 3rd International Workshop on Nano-scale Computing and Communications (NsCC) is to foster this new area of 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 and interconnection to the Internet (e.g. Internet of Nano Things). Since this is a highly inter-disciplinary area of research, the workshop will bring experts from both traditional areas of telecommunications, as well as other fields (e.g. nanotechnology, molecular biology, materials science) to help foster this new field going forward.


This workshop aims to capture the state-of-the-art by soliciting original novel contributions in this and related areas including, the following:

Nano-Electromagnetic (EM) communications: Graphene-based antennas; EM channel modeling; Terahertz band communication

Infrastructures for nano/molecular communication: Calcium signaling; Viral transport; Carbon Nano Tubes (CNT); Membrane nanotube; Flagellated Bacteria; Molecular motors over microtubules; Neural networks

Network theory: Mobility in nano/molecular networks; Energy models for nanomachines; Information processing in nano/molecular networks; Protocols and architectures for nano/molecular communication; Network controls of nano/molecular communication; Addressing, switching and routing at nano/molecular scale; Coding in nano/molecular networks; Security of nano/molecular networks

Nano/molecular network design: Robust design and architecture; Network design by moleware; Emergent behaviour in nano/molecular networks (e.g. self-assembly, self-organisation); Programming for moleware communication; Planning of nano/molecular networks; Networks of nanocomputers; integrating and monitoring nanonetworks with larger-scale networks

Natural Computing in nano/molecular communication: Molecular computing; DNA computing; membrane computing; Integration of computational and communication capabilities in nano/molecular networks

Tools to support nano/molecular network design: Wetware communication by simulation in silico; Network simulators (e.g. ns2, ns3) for nano/molecular networks

Applications of nano/molecular networks: Healthcare, e.g., Drug delivery, Nanomedicine, Telecommunications, Energy, Biotechnology, Bioremediation and Environment, Nano robots communication

Internet of Nano Things (IoNT): Software services and network architectures supporting IoNT, processing of Big Data from IoNT

The authors are encouraged to submit their manuscript via EDAS. The submission of full papers should present original, previously unpublished research results, not currently under review by another conference or journal. All submitted papers will be reviewed by the technical programme committee. The total length of a paper should not exceed 6 pages in IEEE conference style format


Workshop Chairs

Ozgur Akan, University of Cambridge, UK

Ilangko Balasingham, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Sasitharan Balasubramaniam, Tampere University of Technology, Finland and Telecommunication Software and Systems Group, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland

Technical Program Committee Chairs

Michael Taynnan Barros, Telecommunication Software and Systems Group, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland

• Chong Han, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China


Full paper submission: June 21, 2017

Notification of acceptance: July 1, 2017

Camera ready version: July 10, 2017


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