Chapter proposal/abstract submission due: September 1, 2013
Chapter submission due: December 1, 2013
Editors: Junichi Suzuki (UMass Boston), Tadashi Nakano (Osaka U.) and Michael J. Moore (Penn State)
Future systems of nano-scale devices (nanomachines) have the significant potential to expand the capabilities for interacting with biological, chemical and physical systems. Nanomachines may have electrical or biological components for simple tasks such as sensing, computing, data storage and actuation and form a system through molecular and nano-scale communications in order to perform collaborative and/or parallel tasks that no individual nanomachines could. Potential applications for such systems are anticipated in medical, environmental or self-manufacturing systems.
This book aims at systematic and in-depth introduction to current modeling, methodologies and tools applied to advancing the design of communication systems between nanomachines and applications for systems of nanomachines. The topic area is interdisciplinary between the areas of computer science, biological science, and nanotechnology; therefore, the intended audience is for those areas who are interested in the modeling, analysis, and design of nano-scale systems.
- Molecular and Nano-scale Communication devices
- Design and engineering of nanomachines for nano/molecular communication: Protein machines; Artificial cells; Synthetic cells; DNA machines; Nano-bio sensors and actuators
- Infrastructures for nano/molecular communication: Calcium signaling; Viral transport; Carbon Nano Tubes (CNT); Membrane nanotube; Flagellated Bacteria; Molecular motors over microtubules; Neural networks; Electromagnetic nanonetworks
- Communication theory: Energy models for nano-scale devices; Nano/molecular signals and signal processing; Information processing in nano/molecular links
- Network theory: 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
- Support for nano/molecular network design: Wetware communication by simulation in silico; Network simulators (e.g. ns2, ns3) for nano/molecular networks
- Support for developing applications of nano/molecular networks: Healthcare, e.g., Drug delivery, Nanomedicine, Telecommunications, Energy, Biotechnology, Bioremediation and Environment, Nano robots communication.
Chapter proposal/abstract deadline: September 1, 2013
Proposal/abstract confirmation deadline: September 15, 2013
Chapter submission deadline: December 1, 2013
Notification: February 1, 2014
Book published: 2014
Chapter authors are invited to submit chapter proposals/abstracts (2 to 3 pages) to jxs [at] cs.umb.edu. No specific page format is required for proposals/abstracts.
Full chapters are required to follow Springer's SVMult style (LaTeX and MS Word). Each chapter is expected to spend 20 to 25 pages. (Please contact jxs [at] cs.umb.edu if you would like to spend more or less pages.) Chapters should be submitted to EasyChair
Prof. Junichi Suzuki
Department of Computer Science
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Prof. Tadashi Nakano
Graduate School of Biological Sciences
Dr. Michael John Moore
Applied Research Lab
Pennsylvania State University