Scope of the Papers

N3Summit 2011 topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

1-. Nano-Devices and Nano-Systems Design and Manufacturing

Nanotechnology provides a new set of tools to design and manufacture components, devices and systems in a scale between one and a few hundred nanometers. In particular, we are interested in:

  • Biological Systems
    • Bionanonechnology and its application to nanonetworks.
    • Biological nanosensor and nanoactuator design.
    • Bio-sensing and biological in-vivo monitoring systems.
    • Reconfigurable nano-bio systems.
    • Cellular machine bio-engineering for communication, e.g., genetically engineered cells, bacteria hybridization, etc.
    • Bio-inspired and bio-based circuits and architectures.
    • Biological nanomaterials and nanostructures.
    • Nano-bio networking systems, e.g., in-vitro and in-vivo networks, etc.
  • Nanoelectronic Devices
    • Molecular and carbon nanoelectronic devices and systems, e.g., graphene multi-functional and RF transistors, amplifiers, filters, memories, nano-antennas, etc.
    • Nanophotonic devices and systems, e.g., optical switches and modulators, optical wireless interconnects, etc.
    • Quantum electronic devices and systems, e.g., quantum registers, quantum memories, etc.
    • Integration techniques for nanoscale components, e.g., DNA scaffolding, molecular selfassembly, etc.
    • Nanosensor design and manufacturing, e.g., CNT-based transistors, functionalized materials for biological and chemical sensors, etc.
    • Nanoscale energy systems, e.g., nano-batteries, nano-ultra-capacitors, harvesting mechanisms, ZnO.

2-. Nano Communications and Networks

The interconnection of nanodevices requires the development of new communication paradigms suited for the nanoscale. In particular, we are interested in:

  • Molecular Communications
    • Propagation architectures for molecular communication, e.g., diffusion-based, molecular motors, carrier-based, etc.
    • Channel modeling for molecular propagation of information.
    • Capacity analysis of molecular communication systems.
    • Molecular information modulation and coding.
    • Molecular networking protocols for medium access and routing.
    • Design of devices for molecular communication, e.g., molecular transmitter/receiver.
  • Electromagnetic and Quantum Communications
    • Propagation models for nano-electromagnetic communications.
    • Interaction of electromagnetic waves and nanoscale entities.
    • Modulations and coding techniques for EM nanonetworks.
    • New network architectures and protocols for EM nanonetworks.
    • Quantum communication and networks.

3-. Nanoscale and Quantum Computing

Nanocomputers and information processing at the nanoscale is another challenging field. We are interested in the most relevant current research trends of this field such as:

    • Molecular computing
    • Nanoscale and molecular logic gates and flip-flops
    • Quantum computing and information processing
    • Nano coding and compression
    • DNA computing and coding
    • Quantum cellular automata
    • Bio-molecular automata

4-. Applications of Nanonetworks

Communication among nanodevices enables new applications of nanotechnology in diverse fields. We are interested in novel applications such as:

    • Wireless nanosensor networks.
    • Health monitoring nanonetworks.
    • Intelligent drug delivery systems.
    • Intra-body sensor/actuator networks.
    • Wireless networks of multi-core computing architectures.
    • Ultra-high-speed wireless networks in the Terahertz Band.