NanoCom 2009

Workshop on Nano, Molecular, and Quantum Communications

(in conjunction with ICCCN 2009, August 2 – 6, 2009, San Francisco, CA, USA)


Call For Papers

Nanotechnology is fundamentally changing the field of networking in medicine, computing, and sensing. Interesting applications of nano-networking include devices that enable delivery of targeted drugs directly into cancerous tumors or the use of nano robots to conduct inspection in harsh environments. The small size of micro and nanoscale devices imposes constraints on communication, information processing and propulsion. As the fields of nano and molecular computing come together, it has created a rich avenue of interdisciplinary research that will shape the future of nano and molecular information networks. This workshop aims to bring together researchers from the disciplines of biology, nano engineering, and computer science to address the communication and information processing issues in nano and molecular networks.

Hybrid classical-quantum systems are being developed that are beginning to address the above challenges.

This workshop welcomes anyone including researchers, practitioners, and students. The areas of interests include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Quantum Communication Networks: Hybrid classical quantum communication networks, repeaters, teleportation, entanglement swapping, nanoscale photon detectors, quantum dot networks, networks and quantum robotics, etc…
  • Applications for Nano-Networks: Wireless nanoscale transmitters and receivers, nano-sensors and actuators, nanorobotics, medical and in-vivo imaging and sensing, lab on a chip, swarm micro and nano-inspection, embedding sensing, etc…
  • Modeling, Simulation, Standards and Architectural Aspects of Nano-Networks: Physical characterization/modeling of nano-scale interconnects and devices, Fault-tolerant and reliability of nano-devices, Self-healing properties of nano-networks, CAD flows for NoCs and MP-SoC platforms, NoC performance and trade-off analysis, Energy efficiency, Bio-inspired aspects.
  • Novel Information and Graph Theory Aspects of Nano-Networks: Network architectures and topologies, Statistical mechanics approach to nano-communications, Routing/addressing issues in nano-networks, Nano-coding, Applications of complex network theory, Self-organization in nano-scale systems, Modeling of Nano/Bio Communication Channels.
  • Device Physics and Interconnects: Nano-technologies and devices for on-chip interconnects (CNTs, graphene nano-ribbons, semic., metallic and DNA-templated nanowires), Molecular, optical and wireless interconnects, Interconnects for non-charge-based devices, emerging 3D-interconnect technologies.
  • Nano-Robotics: Communication systems and networking protocols for sub-inch robotic systems, including low-bandwidth coordination schemes for nano-robot teams and range and bearing devices for inter-robot relative positioning.
  • Bio-nano Applications: Bio-Micro/Nanoelectronics, Molecular scale chemical and biosensors, Bio-MEMS technology, Data and power management, Nano-scale and molecular communications and information processing, Information theory analysis of biological communications, Molecular Computation using molecular cells, Chemical computing.

Note that:

Submission Guidelines

Authors are invited to submit original and unpublished papers limited to 6 pages. Please see the  Author Information page for submission guidelines in the ICCCN 2009 website.
Important Dates

Paper submission due     27 Mar 2009
Author notification       1 May 2009
Camera-ready due     15 May 2009
Author registration     15 May 2009


Organizing Committee

General Chair

Program Committee Chair

  • Sanjay Goel, University of Albany, USA

Technical Program Committee

  • Sasitharan Balasubramaniam, TSSG, Ireland
  • Jian-Qin Liu, NiCT, KARC, Japan
  • Maggie Cheng, Missouri S&T, USA
  • Nikolaus Correll, MIT
  • Andrew Eckford, York University, UK
  • Darren Brock, Lockheed Martin Nanosystems, USA
  • James Lyke, USAF
  • Paul Sotiriadis, Johns Hopkins, USA
  • Murat Yuksel,University of Nevada, USA
  • Aristides A. G. Requicha, USC, USA
  • Guillermo Rueda, Intel Corporation, USA
  • Alhussein Abouzeid, RPI, USA
  • Kota Murali, IBM, India
  • Satoshi Hiyama, NTT DOCOMO, Japan
  • Feng Cheng, University of Potsdam, Germany
  • John Barker, University of Glasgow, Scotland
  • Harish Sethu, Drexel, USA
  • Michael Shur, RPI, USA
  • Kevin Mills, NIST, USA
  • Jiří Wiedermann, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • Ian Akyildiz, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Jianfeng Wang, Philips Research, North America
  • Danilo Gligoroski, NTNU, Norway
  • Sy-Yen Kuo, IEEE Fellow, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Dmitri Botvish, WIT, Ireland
  • Yuki Moritani, NTT DoCoMo, Japan
  • Tatsuya Suda, UC Irvine and DoCoMo
  • Alan Frieze, CMU, USA
  • Sherali Zeadally, University of the District of Columbia, USA
  • Tadashi Nakano, UC Irvine, USA
  • Rueda, Guillermo, Intel, USA
  • Alhussein Abouzeid, RPI, USA
  • Paolo Corradi, Center for Applied Research in Micro and Nano Engineering, Italy
  • Alexander V. Sergienko, Boston University, USA
  • Tsakalakos, Loucas, GE Global Research, USA
  • Michael Shur, RPI, USA
  • Ozgur B. Akan, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
  • Sumit Roy, U Washington, USA
  • Eng. Sattar B. Sadkhan, Chair of Iraqi IEEE Section, University of Babylon, Iraq
  • Bao Liu, The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
  • Fabrizio Granelli, Vice-Chair, IEEE ComSoc CSIM Technical Committee, University of Trento, Italy
  • Yiliang Han, Xi’an Jiaotong Univerity, China


Contact Us

You are welcome to contact Stephen F Bush ( for with any questions regarding the workshop or the IEEE Emerging Technologies Committee on Nano-Scale, Molecular, and Quantum Networking.