Special Issue "Molecular Communication and Nanonetworks"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 May 2018)
“There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom”—R. Feynman
With the advent of breakthroughs in nanotechnology and nanomaterials, we now have access to micro/nano nodes that are performing simple tasks in many fields and applications. However, a single node working independently is generally not adequate for high-impact applications of nanotechnology. Instead, these applications necessitate large group of nodes working in concert. Therefore, a demand for communication between micro/nano nodes at small scales become imperative to fully achieve the potential of nanotechnology.
Most of the high-impact applications regarding micro/nano nodes are healthcare applications (such as targeted drug delivery and cancer cell detection/localization) and environmental sensing applications. Most of these applications require nodes and communication systems that can work inside living tissues (i.e., in vivo) and focus on overcoming the hurdles of the communication environment. A prevalent communication approach for these environments is molecular communication, which focuses on solutions inspired by existing communication systems in nature.
Although considerable research has been performed on this topic in the recent years, challenges still exist, both from theoretical and practical aspects. The aim of this Special Issue is to address these challenges and open issues with original and unpublished scientific articles to pave the way for effective implementations and high-impact applications.
Topics of interest in the Special Issue include (but are not limited to):
- Channel modeling in various environments
- Mathematical modeling of molecular channel with memory
- System and architectural designs
- Transmitter and receiver (e.g., receptor) design
- Modulation and coding techniques
- Multiple transmitter and receiver systems
- Enhancements for interference mitigation
- Testbed and simulation design
- Applications for in vivo and in vitro environments
- Energy models and energy efficiency
- Machine learning techniques
- Internet of Nano-things
Assist. Prof. M. Şükrü Kuran
Dr. H. Birkan Yilmaz
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- Molecular communication
- Internet of Nano-things