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Publication Date

Third Quarter 2024

Manuscript Submission Deadline

Special Issue

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Nanotechnologies enable the development of innovative nano-devices with unprecedented capabilities. By means of communications, networks of nano-sensors and nano-actuators can perform complex tasks in a distributed manner. Similarly, the wireless interconnection of nano-processors in massive multi-core architectures can enable innovative parallel computing architectures. Moreover, the interconnection of networks of nanomachines or nanonetworks with macroscale communication networks – the so-called Internet of Nano-Things – opens the door to transformative applications not only across scales (from nano to macro) but also across domains (biological and non-biological) and realms (classical and quantum).

In the last fifteen years, there have been many major accomplishments relating to different approaches to realizing the vision of nanonetworking. This Special Issue focuses on electromagnetic nanonetworks and aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art findings including technology, theory, design, optimization, and applications. Some key topics include the development of techniques for wireless nanosensor networks and the Internet of Nano-Things; the study of wearable and implantable electromagnetic nanonetworks as an interface between the nano-bio world and the macroscale world; and the development of new communication and networking architectures for massive multi-core computing platforms enabled by Wireless Networks-on-Chip, both in the classical and quantum realms.

Original, high-quality contributions are invited in the areas including, but not limited to:

  • Channel modeling for electromagnetic nanonetworks, including specific environments (i.e., in-body to the out-of-body channel for implantable electronics, or intra-chip to inter-chip links) as well as multiple frequency bands (i.e., microwave, terahertz, optical, etc.)
  • Waveform and wavefront design for electromagnetic nanonetworks; modulation and coding for electromagnetic nanonetworks; interference modeling, node discovery, and (shared) medium access control solutions
  • Performance evaluation of electromagnetic nanonetworks including, but not limited to capacity, latency, and reliability, as well as novel nanonetworks-specific key performance indicators
  • Energy efficiency of electromagnetic nanonetworks
  • Battery-less and energy-harvesting solutions
  • Lessons learned on the principal difference between the applicable solutions for the Internet-of-Things and the Internet-of-Nano-Things.
  • Health and safety aspects of design, development, and deployment of electromagnetic nanonetworks
  • Open issues and solutions related to the co-existence of electromagnetic nanonetworks with the existing wireless technologies; seamless integration of electromagnetic nanonetworks into the existing technology landscape
  • Security and privacy aspects of electromagnetic nanonetworks
  • Standardization and regulatory work, prototyping of electromagnetic nanonetworks
  • Ability of electromagnetic nanonetworks to assist in existing applications and services.
  • Novel applications and services enabled by electromagnetic nanonetworks

Submission Guidelines

Prospective authors should submit their manuscripts following the IEEE JSAC guidelines. Authors should submit a PDF version of their complete manuscript to EDAS.

Important Dates

Manuscript Submission Deadline: 15 October 2023 (Deadline Extended)
First Notification: 15 December 2023
Acceptance Notification: 15 February 2024
Final Manuscript Due: 1 March 2024
Publication Date: Third Quarter 2024

Guest Editors

Josep Miquel Jornet (Lead Editor)
Northeastern University, USA

Sergi Abadal
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain

Ian F. Akyildiz
University of Iceland, Iceland

Chong Han
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Laura Galluccio
University of Catania, Italy

Vitaly Petrov
Northeastern University, USA