Submission Deadline: 1 August 2018
IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Molecular Communication Networks.
With an improved ability to manipulate matter at the nano and micro scales via synthetic biological and chemical techniques, there are now opportunities to address challenges ranging from disease diagnosis and treatment to environmental protection. A key framework to develop these tools is nano networking, where networks are built from nanoscale devices that are able to operate in nano to micrometer scale environments, and perform simple tasks such as sensing and actuation. However, the effectiveness of nano networking strongly depends on the ability for devices to coordinate.
Molecular communication has been proposed as a means of coordination in nano networks, where information is exchanged between devices via molecules emitted and absorbed by each device. The basic principles of molecular communication are based on mature aspects of physics, chemistry, biology as well as other areas including pharmacology, microfluidics and medicine. However, there remain a number of challenges in developing signal processing and communication techniques to encode and decode information, as well as develop practical implementations. A particular challenge is how to reliably embed molecular communication systems within existing biochemical systems, which is important for medical applications from the perspective of toxicity and undesirable side effects.
Authors are encouraged to submit articles presenting new research related to theory or practice of all aspects of molecular communications and networks. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
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Associate Editor: Daniel Benevides da Costa, Federal University of Ceará, Brazil
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