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Nano Communication Networks
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Nano Communication Networks Journal is an international, archival and multi-disciplinary journal providing a publication vehicle for complete coverage of all topics of interest to those involved in all aspects of nano-scale networking and communications. Theoretical research contributions presenting new techniques, concepts, or analyses, applied contributions reporting on experiences and experiments, and tutorials are published.

Starting in 2010, it is planned to have four issues per year.

Nano Communication Networks is a part of COMNET (Computer Networks) family of journals within Elsevier. The family of journals covers all aspects of networking except the nano-scale communications subject which is the target for this newly proposed journal.

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Nano Communication Networks will be committed to the very timely publication of very high-quality, peer-reviewed, original papers that advance the state-of-the art and applications of all aspects of nano-scale networking and communications. Survey papers reviewing the state-of-the-art of timely topics will also be considered.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
1. Architectures and Systems for Nanocommunications
2. Novel Information Theory Aspects of Nanocommunications
3. Communication Protocols for Nanonetworks
4. Nano-addressing and Nano-coding for Communications
5. Molecular Communication aspects such as Ion Signaling, Molecular Motors, Flagellated Bacteria, Nanorods, Pheromones, Axons, Light Transducers, Capillaries
6. Quantum Theory and its Application on Nano-Communication Networks
7. Modeling and Simulation of Nano-Networks
8. Automata Models for Nanonetworks
9. Graph Theory Aspects of Nano-Networks
10. Nano-Sensor Networks: Architecture and Communication Protocols
11. Bio-nano Applications: Bio-micro/nanoelectronics, molecularscale chemical and biosensors, bio-MEMS technology, data and power management
12. Networks-on-Chip (NoC): Network architectures and topologies, NoC performance and trade-off analysis, Energy efficiency and power management, CAD flows for NoCs and MP-SoC platforms, Fault tolerance and reliability issues
13. Innovative System Interconnects: Nano-technologies and devices for on-chip interconnects (CNTs, semic., metallic and DNA-templated nanowires), Molecular, optical and wireless interconnects, Interconnects for non-charge-based devices
14. Electro-Magnetic Communication for Nanonetworks (Nanoscale Electromagnetics, Carbon Nanotubes, Propagation models for nanoscale communications, planning and optimization, nano-radios, nano-batteries, nanoscale antennas, nano-arrays, EM aspects at nanoscale, reconfigurability issues)
15. Nanonetworks in Terahertzband
16. Applications of Nano-Networks.
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2019-12-05
Special Issues
Special Issue on Chip-scale Nanonetworks: Recent Trends, Emerging Technologies, Disruptive Applications
Submission Date: 2020-02-28

Recent years have witnessed the emergence of computing architectures that integrate up to a thousand processor cores and memory on a single die as a result of relentless semiconductor device scaling. This opens up a plethora of architectural challenges in terms of efficiency or specialization, among others, and supports the spread of various applications and novel computational paradigms, ranging from massive manycore processing to reconfigurable, quantum, in-memory, or neuromorphic computing. As a side effect of such wild increase in integration, communication (and not computation) has gradually become the main determinant of performance in nowadays computers. To address this, processors integrate interconnection networks that manage the movement of data in a scalable and cost-effective manner at the chip scale, i.e., for ranges between hundreds of nanometers to a few millimeters. The main challenge is for these chip-scale nanonetworks to provide the efficiency, versatility, scalability and reliability necessary to tackle the growing technological, architectural and workload heterogeneity in this new era of computing. The special issue seeks contributions addressing the different challenges of chip-scale nanocommunications and networking, putting emphasis on emerging technologies (e.g., wireless, RF interconnects, optics), new approaches (e.g., approximate computing, machine-learning-based design) and disruptive applications (e.g., quantum computers). The editors equally welcome submissions about physical prototypes realizable in the near future and more prospective contributions with clear longer-term potential. While the scope of the special issue revolves around communications and networking aspects, submissions discussing frontier aspects such as memory architectures, 2.5D/3D packages, or application mapping are also welcome. The special issue solicits high-quality and original contributions on topics including, but not limited to: · Wireless chip-scale nanonetworks: mmWave-THz channel models, on-chip antenna design, transceiver implementation, MAC protocols, graphene-based wireless designs, wireless manycore architectures, hybrid wired-wireless nanonetworks. · Nanophotonic chip-scale nanonetworks: integrated nanophotonic component design, laser integration, novel network architectures, thermal-aware design, optical-wireless channel modeling. · Integrated 2.5D/3D nanonetworks: stacked and monolithic 3D Network-on-Chip (NoC), TSV placement, TSV-aware topologies, thermal-aware routing, multicast and broadcast in 3D NoCs, off-chip communication in interposer-based systems · Machine learning (ML) and NoC-based systems: Interconnects for ML systems/accelerators, Memory access for the NoC-based ML systems, NoC-based ML algorithm design. · Communication within quantum computers: qubit mapping, SWAP-aware routing algorithms, qubit shuttling and swapping mechanisms, multi-chip quantum architectures. · Approximate computing for NoC and NoC-based systems: approximate communication in on-chip networks, approximate computing-communications interplay, adaptive error control. · NoC in emerging architectures/applications: NoCs for FPGAs, ASICs, heterogeneous systems; neural network accelerators, massive manycore processors, neuromorphic (spike-based) computers, software-defined metamaterials, programmable matter. · Extreme embedded nano-systems: real-time, mission-critical, intermittent computing, energy-harvesting-based embedded networks. · Quantum Cellular Automata: integrated communication modules, prototypes, QCA-network-on-chip. · NoC architecture and implementation: impact of novel technologies to topologies, routing, flow control, QoS management, reliability, security, design methodologies and tools, application mapping. Real and industrial NoC case studies.
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2019-09-01
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