[hpc-announce] ACM NanoCoCoA 2020 @ ACM SenSys [deadline extension + best paper award + free workshop]

Sergi Abadal abadal at ac.upc.edu
Thu Sep 17 03:00:00 CDT 2020

  Dear colleagues,

We hope this email finds you well. We would like to let you know that the
(both full and work-in-progress) paper submission deadline for the 1st ACM
International Workshop on Nanoscale Computing, Communication, and
Applications (ACM NanoCoCoA 2020, https://www.nanococoa.org) has been
extended until *September 20, 2020, (firm deadline) *
https://www.nanococoa.org/call-for-papers). Find the full call for papers

We are also excited to announce that this year's edition of the workshop
will feature a best paper award. We would also like to remind you that this
year's edition of the workshop is FREE OF CHARGE, even for the authors:

*ACM NanoCoCoA 2020 + ACM SenSys 2020 + ACM BuildSys 2020  =  free of

We are looking forward to your contributions!

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
https://www.nanococoa.org/  <https://www.nanococoa.org/>

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 20, 2020 (firm!)
Submission Deadline (WiP papers): September 20, 2020  (firm!)
Notification Due: October 9, 2020
Final Version Due: October 23, 2020
Workshop: November 16, 2020


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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