Tuesday, June 2, 2015

[DMANET] Deadline Extension (15th June) CFP Special Track - ST8: Body Area NanoNETworks: Electromagnetic, Materials and Communications in BodyNets 2015

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Special track: "Body Area NanoNetworks: Electromagnetic, Materials and Communications (BAN2-EMC)",
at 10th International Conference on Body Area Networks (BodyNets 2015) to be held in Sydney, Australia
September 28 - 30, 2015.
http://bodynets.org/2015/media/uploads/CFP_ST8_BAN2-EMC_BODYNETS%202015.pdf <http://bodynets.org/2015/media/uploads/CFP_ST8_BAN2-EMC_BODYNETS%202015.pdf> <http://bodynets.org/2015/media/uploads/CFP_ST8_BAN2-EMC_BODYNETS%202015.pdf <http://bodynets.org/2015/media/uploads/CFP_ST8_BAN2-EMC_BODYNETS%202015.pdf>>

Organizing Chairs:
Valeria Loscrì, INRIA Lille-Nord Europe, France
Anna Maria Vegni, Roma Tre University, Italy
Ildiko Peter, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Ladislau Matekovits, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

In recent years, nanotechnology has emerged as a novel evolution in technology enabling the design of miniaturized devices.
The objective of "Body Area NanoNetworks: Electromagnetic, Materials and Communications" (BAN2-EMC) special track is to foster this new area of research. BAN2-EMC proposes to be a forum where the current directions of development are discussed by various components supporting health monitoring, medical diagnoses and treatment, telemedicine, sensing, and assistance to people with disabilities.
BAN2-EMC is intended to put in evidence the multi-disciplinary aspects related to body area nanonetworks, with special focus on telecommunications, electromagnetic and biocompatibility issues. The main goal of this special track is to involve researchers and academics from various inter-disciplinary fields. It is expected that such an interaction between scientists coming from electrical and electronic engineering, computer science, biology, chemistry, physics, materials science, bio-engineering, bio-technology, and nanotechnology gives a high added-value to the research outputs in the huge field of body area nanonetworks.

Topics of interest:
We invite potential authors to submit original2-EMC special track, dealing with telecommunications, electromagnetics, and material science aspects in body area nanonetworks, including (but not limited to) the following:
1. Nanoscale Communications techniques
- Terahertz Band Communications: Intra-body channel modeling
Intra-body propagation modeling
Capacity analysis
Network and channel coding
Information theory in nanonetworks
Nanoscale/molecular source and channel coding

2. Protocols and architectures for BAN2-EMC
- Physical and MAC layers modeling
- Synchronization issues
- Error Control techniques
- Routing schemes and architectures
- Security, Privacy and Trust issues
- Mobility issues

3. Nano computing aspects
- DNA, enzyme and membrane computing
- Nano/molecular electronics
- Molecular motors

4. Nanodevice Design
- Nano-antennas: Nanomaterials, In- and on-body nano-antennas, Nano-antenna Arrays
- Nano-components: Nano-transceivers, Nano-processors, Nano-memories, Nano-batteries, Energy Harvesting
- Electromagnetic Nano-particles

5. Materials for BAN2-EMC:
- Metals and ceramics as biomaterials
- Development and characterisation of materials

6. Applications of BAN2-EMC
- Nanosensing
- Controlled drug delivery

Important dates
Full Paper Submission deadline: 15 June 2015
Short Papers and Posters deadline: 1 July 2015
Notification and Registration opens: 31 July 2015
Camera-ready deadline: 15 August 2015

All accepted paper will be published by ACM. Selected papers will be considered for publication in leading ISI-impacted journals. Proceedings will be submitted for indexing by Google Scholar, ISI, EI Compendex, Scopus and many more.

Authors are invited to submit papers in the following categories:
• Regular papers: Up to 7 pages
• Short papers: Up to 4 pages
• Poster and demo papers: Up to 1page

Papers must follow the ACM conference paper format. ACM Templates are available at:
http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates <http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates> <http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates <http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates>>

For detailed submission instructions visit:
http://bodynets.org/2015/show/initial-submission <http://bodynets.org/2015/show/initial-submission> <http://bodynets.org/2015/show/initial-submission <http://bodynets.org/2015/show/initial-submission>>

All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Papers must be uploaded to
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bodynets2015 <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bodynets2015> <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bodynets2015 <https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bodynets2015>>
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