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Nano-Scale and Molecular Communications Emerging Technologies Initiatives

This subcommittee focuses on nanoscale communication in the range from nanometers to micrometers. Nanoscale communication may be based on biological materials and mechanisms (molecular communication), electromagnetic waves and principles (electromagnetic communication), or quantum states and quantum physics (quantum communication). Nanoscale communication is a paradigm-shifting communication and networking technology that enables nano-to-micro meter scale devices to coordinate and perform a wide range of applications from targeted drug delivery, inbody nanosensor wireless networks and computing in a new paradigm.

The primary objective of this subcommittee is to foster the emerging area of nanoscale communication by providing its members with a forum to conduct technical discussions and interactions. Subcommittee members come from diverse disciplines, including those considered within the traditional IEEE Communications Society and those that are typically considered outside the IEEE Communications Society, such as molecular and cell biology, biological engineering and medicine, and quantum physics. In order to fulfill the objective, the subcommittee will organize special sessions and tutorials in leading conferences. The subcommittee will also organize special journal issues and hold dedicated topical meetings, symposia, workshops and other events to identify innovative research issues and facilitate collaboration among its members.  The subcommittee will work closely with relevant societies within and outside IEEE. The subcommittee will also coordinate with the IEEE Nanoscale and Molecular Communications standardization group to transfer technologies developed in the community to industry.

Chair | Tadashi Nakano
Vice-Chair | Yifan Chen
Secretary | Mohammad Mahfuz
Conference Coordinator | Mauro Femminella
Web Coordinator | Yutaka Okaie
Advisory Board | Stephan Bush | Andrew Eckford | Tatsuya Suda