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[Bio-software] Springer book on Molecular and Nano-scale Communications

Jun Suzuki via bio-soft%40net.bio.net (by jxs from cs.umb.edu)
Wed Aug 7 09:42:44 EST 2013


Modeling, Methodologies and Tools for Molecular and Nano-scale 


To be published by Springer

Chapter proposal/abstract submission due: September 1, 2013
Chapter submission due: December 1, 2013


Future systems of nano-scale devices (nanomachines) have the significant 
potential to expand the capabilities for interacting with biological, 
chemical and physical systems. Nanomachines may have electrical or 
biological components for simple tasks such as sensing, computing, data 
storage and actuation and form a system through molecular and nano-scale 
communications in order to perform collaborative and/or parallel tasks 
that no individual nanomachines could. Potential applications for such 
systems are anticipated in medical, environmental or self-manufacturing 
This book aims at systematic and in-depth introduction to current 
modeling, methodologies and tools applied to advancing the design of 
communication systems between nanomachines and applications for systems 
of nanomachines. The topic area is interdisciplinary between the areas 
of computer science, biological science, and nanotechnology; therefore, 
the intended audience is for those areas who are interested in the 
modeling, analysis, and design of nano-scale systems.


* Molecular and Nano-scale Communication devices
    - Design and engineering of nanomachines for nano/molecular 
communication: Protein machines; Artificial cells; Synthetic cells; DNA 
machines; Nano-bio sensors and actuators

    - Infrastructures for nano/molecular communication: Calcium 
signaling; Viral transport; Carbon Nano Tubes (CNT); Membrane nanotube; 
Flagellated Bacteria; Molecular motors over microtubules; Neural 
networks; Electromagnetic nanonetworks

* Modeling
    - Communication theory: Energy models for nano-scale devices; 
Nano/molecular signals and signal processing; Information processing in 
nano/molecular links

    - Network theory: Protocols and architectures for nano/molecular 
communication; Network controls of nano/molecular communication; 
Addressing, switching and routing at nano/molecular scale; Coding in 
nano/molecular networks; Security of nano/molecular  networks

* Methodologies
    - Nano/molecular network design: Robust design and architecture; 
Network design by moleware; Emergent behaviour in nano/molecular 
networks (e.g. self-assembly, self-organisation); Programming for 
moleware communication; Planning of nano/molecular networks; Networks of 
nanocomputers; integrating and monitoring nanonetworks with larger-scale 

    - Natural computing in nano/molecular communication: Molecular 
computing; DNA computing; membrane computing; Integration of 
computational and communication capabilities in nano/molecular networks

* Tools
    - Support for nano/molecular network design: Wetware communication 
by simulation in silico; Network simulators (e.g. ns2, ns3) for 
nano/molecular networks

    - Support for developing applications of nano/molecular networks: 
Healthcare, e.g., Drug delivery, Nanomedicine, Telecommunications, 
Energy, Biotechnology, Bioremediation and Environment, Nano robots 


Chapter proposal/abstract deadline: September 1, 2013
Proposal/abstract confirmation deadline: September 15, 2013
Chapter submission deadline: December 1, 2013
Notification: February 1, 2014
Book published: 2014


Chapter authors are invited to submit chapter proposals/abstracts (2 to 
3 pages) to jxs [at] cs.umb.edu. No specific page format is required for 


Junichi Suzuki
Department of Computer Science
University of Massachusetts, Boston

Tadashi Nakano
Graduate School of Biological Sciences
Osaka University

Michael John Moore
Applied Research Lab
Pennsylvania State University

Jun Suzuki
   Associate Professor of Computer Science
   University of Massachusetts, Boston
   jxs from cs.umb.edu

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