Monday, March 17, 2008

Tatsuya Suda - Keynote Speaker

We are pleased to announce that Tatsuya Suda from UC Irvine and NTT DoCoMo, Inc. (who is also a member of the Nano-Net Organizing Committee) has agreed to present one of the keynote addresses for the conference this year.

TATSUYA SUDA received the B.E., M.E., and Dr.E. degrees in applied mathematics and physics from Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, in 1977, 1979, and 1982, respectively. From 1982 to 1984, he was with the Department of Computer Science, Columbia University, New York, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. Since 1984, he has been with the Department of Information and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine, where he is currently a Professor. He has also served as a program director of the Networking Research Program at the National Science Foundation from Oct. '96 through Jan., '99. He received an IBM postdoctoral fellowship in 1983. He was the Conference Coordinator from 1989 to 1991, the Secretary and Treasurer from 1991 to 1993, the Vice Chairman from 1993 to 1995, and the Chairman from 1995 to 1997 of the IEEE Technical Committee on Computer Communications.

He was also the director of the U.S. Society Relations of the IEEE Communications Society from 1997 to 1999. He is an editor of the IEEE/ACM Transaction on Networking, a senior technical consultant to the IEEE Transaction on Communications, a former Editor of the IEEE Transaction on Communications and is an Area Editor of the International Journal of Computer and Software Engineering. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Encyclopedia of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Wiley and Sons. He was the Chair of the 8th IEEE Workshop on Computer Communications and the TPC co-chair of the IEEE Infocom 97. He was a visiting associate professor at the University of California, San Diego, a Hitachi Professor at the Osaka University and currently is a NTT Research Professor.

He has been engaged in research in the fields of computer communications and networks, high speed networks, multimedia systems, ubiquitous networks, distributed systems, object oriented communication systems, network applications, performance modeling and evaluation, and application of biological concepts to networks and network applications. Dr. Suda is a fellow of IEEE and a member of ACM.

Stay tuned for a release of the title and abstract for his talk.

~Damira (Nano-Net Webmaster)

Ralph Droms - New TPC Member

We would like to welcome the newest Technical Program Committee member to Nano-Net 2008 - Ralph Droms from Cisco Systems, Inc. Ralph Droms received his Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1986. Three years later, he organized the Dynamic Host Configuration Working Group (DHCWG) with Phil Gross and has chaired the working group since its inception. Also he serves as editor of the DHCP RFCs. He is a key contributor to the design, development, and evolution of DHCP.

Since joining Cisco in 2000, Ralph has continued his work on DHCP and network management. Previously, he was a member of the Computer Science Department faculty at Bucknell University, where he guided students through the study of TCP/IP internetworking, operating systems, and computer architecture. Ralph has also been a member of the computer science faculty at Pennsylvania State University, and he was on the research staff at IBM and Burroughs (now Unisys).

As a consultant in network architecture and infrastructure design, Ralph has worked with large and small companies on a variety of TCP/IP issues, including network architecture, server strategies and configurations, and the use of DHCP, DNS, and other technologies in network management. Ralph served as co-director of the computer center at Bucknell, where he supervised the design and implementation of the campuswide multiprotocol network.

Look for more updates on Nano-Net next Monday!

~Damira (Nano-Net Webmaster)

Monday, March 10, 2008

Announcing Call for Papers (CFP)

The Nano-Net Organizing Committee is proud to announce the finalized Call for Papers (CFP) for the Nano-Net Conference to be held this Sept. 15-17, 2008 in Boston, MA.

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***************** Nano-Net 2008 ******************

3rd International Conference on Nano-Networks
Boston, USA, Sept 15-17, 2008
Sponsors: Create-Net, ICST, EU (IST-FET), ENIAC
Industry Sponsor: STMicroelectronics

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Workshop Proposals: May 2, 2008
Paper Submissions: May 15, 2008
Acceptance Notification: June 30, 2008
Camera-Ready Version: July 31, 2008
Nano-Net Conference: Sept. 15-17, 2008

SCOPE: The Nano-Net conference positions itself at the intersection of two worlds, namely, emerging nanotechnologies on one-side, and network/communication theory on the other side. The standing question that this conference will address is: What are the new communication paradigms that derive from the transition from micro- to nano-scale devices? The related degrees of freedom and constraints associated with these new technologies will change our notions about efficient network and system design. Nano-Net provides a multidisciplinary forum for the discussion of new techniques in modeling, design, simulation, and fabrication of network and communication systems at the nano-scale.

PAPERS: The conference invites original technical papers that have not been previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere. Contributions addressing all subjects pertaining to nanotechnology & networking are solicited. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

* 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

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS: Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a PDF version of the full paper in English. Papers are limited to 5 two-column pages, in a font no smaller than 10-points. Style guides and further information are available on the conference website: Presentation will be either oral or in poster format, as deemed appropriate by the Technical Program Committee.

PUBLICATION: All submitted papers will be subject to a rigorous peer-review. Accepted papers will be published by Springer in the Nano-Net Conference Proceedings, and made available online through Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNICST). Selected high-quality papers with a strong nanoscale device component will be reviewed for a Special Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, in an extended version.

WORKSHOP & TUTORIAL PROPOSALS: Proposals for Special Sessions and Tutorials are encouraged. Potential Workshop and Tutorial organizers should submit a proposal of at most 5 pages, including scope/motivation of the session/tutorial, list of invited papers (still subject to peer-review) and short-bio of the organizer(s). Workshops should be submitted by e-mail to:, tutorials to:

Program Chairs
Stephen F Bush
General Electric, USA

Alexandre Schmid
EPFL, Switzerland

Alexander Sergienko
Boston University, USA

Kaustav Banerjee

Radu Marculescu

Sumit Roy
U Washington, USA

Nikolaus Correll

Tatsuya Suda
UC Irvine, USA

Sasitharan Balasubramaniam
TSSG, Ireland

Imrich Chlamtac (Chair)
Create-Net, Italy

Gian Mario Maggio
Create-Net, Italy

Sanjay Goel
UAlbany, USA

Yun Li
General Electric, USA

Dan Gamota Motorola, USA

Maggie Cheng
Missouri S&T, USA

Karen Decker

Damira Pon
UAlbany, USA

Monday, March 3, 2008

Subir Biswas - New TPC Member

We would like to welcome our newest Technical Program Committee Member, Subir Biswas. Dr. Biswas is an Associate Professor and the founding director of Networked Embedded and Wireless Systems (NEEWS) laboratory at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Michigan State University.

He has a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, UK, and before joining Michigan State, he was the Principal Architect at Tellium Optical Systems, where he was a lead researcher on optical network restoration modeling, fault tolerant network design, network management, and advanced application development. Before Tellium, he worked at NEC Research Institute in Princeton, New Jersey, where his work was focused on wireless ATM, IP multicast and IP traffic engineering problems. Prior to that, Dr. Biswas has worked in AT&T Laboratories, Cambridge, where his primary responsibilities were to design and develop mobility signaling and MAC layer protocols for wireless ATM networks.

Dr. Biswas has more than 10 years of research experience in networking industry and has published over 70 peer-reviewed journal/conference articles and book chapters and is a co-inventor of 5 U.S. patents (granted and pending). Subir is a senior member of IEEE and a fellow of Cambridge Philosophical Society. His current research interests include the broad area of wireless data networking, low-power network protocols, application-specific sensor networks and wireless network security.

Look for more updates on Nano-Net next Monday!

~Damira (Nano-Net Webmaster)