[hpc-announce] [NanoCoCoa @ ACM SenSys] 1st ACM Int'l Workshop on Nanoscale Computing, Communication, and Applications

Sergi Abadal abadal at ac.upc.edu
Mon Jul 27 05:00:00 CDT 2020

ACM NanoCoCoA 2020
1st ACM International Workshop on Nanoscale Computing, Communication, and

November 16, 2020 - Fully Virtual (originally Yokohama, Japan)

To be held in conjunction with the:

ACM SenSys
ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems

G E N E R A L    I N F O R M A T I O N

Nanotechnology continues to revolutionize a wide variety of fields by
paving the way toward sub-µm scale devices (i.e., in the order of a few
hundred nanometers). Controlling materials on such a scale is expected to
give rise to integrated nanodevices with simple sensing, actuation, data
processing and storage, and communication capabilities, opening the horizon
to a variety of ground-breaking applications. By equipping nanodevices with
wireless communications capabilities, nanotechnology will facilitate the
advance of multiple disruptive applications, such as in-body communication,
software-defined metamaterials and metasurfaces, wireless robotic
materials, and on-chip communication. Enabling the above applications will
require a broad range of expertise, ranging from nanoscale hardware design,
resource-constrained computing, and channel modelling to different layers
of nanonetworks' protocol development, as well as the expertise along the
four detected promising application domains.

The First ACM International Workshop on Nanoscale Computing, Communication,
and Applications (ACM NanoCoCoA 2020) will be held in conjunction with the
The 18th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys 2020)
on November 16, 2020. The twofold mission of this workshop is to increase
the visibility of nanoscale computing, communication, networking, and
supported applications, as well as to bring together researchers from
diverse disciplines that can foster and develop this fast developing field.

A R E A S   O F   I N T E R E S T

We seek original, completed, and unpublished work that is not currently
under review by any other journal, magazine, conference, or workshop.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Embedded, Distributed, Resource Constrained, Intermittent, and
Unconventional Nanoscale Computing Systems,
- Sensing, Actuation, Data Processing, and Storage at the Nanoscale,
- Programming paradigms, Languages, and Tools for Nanoscale Computing and
- Nanoscale Hardware Design, Implementation, and Performance Benchmarking,
- Electromagnetic (e.g., mmWave, THz) Nanocommunication Paradigm,
- mmWave and THz Channel Modelling at the Nanoscale in Different Mediums,
e.g., Free-space, In-body, On-chip,
- Nanonetworking Protocol Stack, i.e., Physical, Link, Network, Transport,
and Application Layers,
- Reduced/Condensed/Integrated Nanonetworking Protocol Stack,
- Nanoscale Applications, e.g., Software-defined Metamaterials/Surfaces,
Wireless Robotic Materials, In-body Healthcare, On-chip Communication, etc.,
- Energy-related Considerations, Modelling, and Constraints, e.g., Energy
Harvesting, Backscattering, etc.,
- End-to-End Nanonetwork Architectures, e.g., Internet of (Bio/Multimedia)
- Nanoscale Localization and Tracking using Electromagnetic Signals,
- Security, Integrity, and Privacy at the Nanoscale,
- Standardization Proposals and Reviews (e.g., IEEE P1906.1),
- Simulations Tools, Experimental Testbeds, Datasets, and Methodologies for
Evaluation and Benchmarking of Nanoscale Computing, Communication, and
Networking Approaches;

Accepted and presented workshop papers (both work-in-progress and full
papers) will be included with the ACM SenSys 2020 proceedings and published
in the ACM Digital Library. Extended versions of the best workshop papers
will be offered a possibility of fast-track publication at MDPI
Electronics' special issue "Nanonetworking Communications: Latest Advances
and Prospects" (Impact factor: 2.412, ranking 125/266 (Q2) in "Engineering,
Electrical & Electronic").


Submitted papers must be unpublished and must not be currently under review
for any other publication. Submissions must be either full or
work-in-progress (WiP) papers, with at most 6 and 3 single-spaced 8.5” x
11” pages, respectively, and with 9-pt font size in two-column format,
including figures and tables. As for references, submissions may include as
many pages as needed. All submissions must use the LaTeX (preferred) or
Word styles found here. LaTeX submissions should use the acmart.cls
template (sigconf option), with the default 9-pt font. This format will be
used also for the camera-ready version of the accepted papers. Papers that
do not meet the size and formatting requirements will not be reviewed. We
require each paper to be in the Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) and
submitted through the workshop submission system.

I M P O R T A N T    D A T E S

Submission Deadline: September 11, 2020
Notification Due: October 9, 2020
Final Version Due: October 23, 2020
Workshop: November 16, 2020


Filip Lemic - University of Antwerp - imec & Polytechnic University of
Chong Han - Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Jeroen Famaey - University of Antwerp - imec
Sergi Abadal - Polytechnic University of Catalonia

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