[hpc-announce] ACM NanoCoCoA @ ACM SenSys [call for participation, FREE]

Sergi Abadal abadal at ac.upc.edu
Fri Nov 6 01:00:00 CST 2020

  Dear colleagues,

We hope this email finds you well. With this email, we just wanted to let
you know that the program for the *1st ACM International Workshop on
Nanoscale Computing, Communication, and Applications (ACM NanoCoCoA 2020)
to be held online within ACM SenSys on November 16th 2020* is already
posted in the website: https://www.nanococoa.org/program

The program features an amazing keynote by Prof. Jornet from Northeastern
University, four invited talks and two technical sessions. Some of the
topics of the talks are nanonetworking in the terahertz band, metasurface
holograms, microrobotics, network-on-chip, lab-on-a-chip, and molecular

We would also like to remind you that this year's edition of the workshop
is *FREE OF CHARGE*. To register, go to:

We sincerely hope that the workshop will be of your interest and we're
looking forward to meeting you online in NanoCoCoa 2020.

Best regards,
ACM NanoCoCoA organizing committee
Sergi Abadal, Chong Han, Jeroen Famaey, and Filip Lemic

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.


Josep Miquel Jornet (Northeastern University)
Nanonetworking in the Terahertz Band (and Beyond): From Nanomaterials
to Macrosystems

The possibility to control matter at the atomic and molecular scale opens
the door to new physics, which can be leveraged to develop new types of
devices with unprecedented capabilities. For the communication community,
the plasmonic properties of nanomaterials and nanostructures enable the
development of miniature transceivers and antennas, which intrinsically
operate in uncharted spectral bands. The extremely small size of the
devices and the unprecedentedly large bandwidths that these can excess
opens the door to transformative applications across scales. In this talk,
the state of the art in electromagnetic nano communication and networks
will be presented by following a bottom-up approach. The fundamental
physical properties and capabilities of novel plasmonic transceivers,
antennas and antenna arrays at terahertz and optical frequencies will be
described. The propagation properties of the generated electromagnetic
waves and their implications for practical communication systems will be
presented. Starting from the hardware capabilities and the channel
peculiarities, innovative solutions at the different layers of the protocol
stack will be discussed, all defining a roadmap that can transform over ten
years of fundamental research into societally meaningful applications.


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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