Monday, June 23, 2008

Conference Dates Clarification

Extended Submission Deadline:
June 15, 2008 (Regular/Invited) & July 15, 2008 (2-page Short)

Acceptance Notification:
July 7, 2008 (Regular/Invited) & July 21, 2008 (2-page Short)

Camera-Ready Versions:
July 31, 2008

Nano-Net Conference:
Sept. 15-17, 2008

Monday, June 9, 2008

2 Page Short Papers in Call for Papers

The call for papers located on now includes 2 page short papers in addition to the 5 page paper submissions and 8 page invited papers submissions. Also, please note the extended deadline of JULY 15, 2008.

~Damira (Nano-Net 2008 Webmaster)

Neil Gershenfeld Keynote Abstract Posted

As we have posted earlier, we are proud to have Neil Gershenfeld the Director of The Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT as one of our keynote speakers. The abstract for his keynote talk is now available at

TITLE: Programming Bits and Atoms

ABSTRACT: Software has served to isolate programs (and programmers) from knowledge of the underlying physical mechanisms used for computation. However, device scaling is leading to a limit in which the number of information-bearing degrees of freedom becomes comparable to the number of physical ones. At that point it will no longer be possible to distinguish between computer science and physical science, because they will be describing the same attributes. The density, velocity, and interaction of information is coupled by physical law; the same must be true of scalable models for computation and communications. I will explore the benefits of exposing rather than hiding the boundary between bits and atoms, including interdevice internetworking, conformal computing architectures, mathematical programming models, and digital fabrication processes.