Wireless Future in the New Decade


Internet of Bio-Nano Things for Healthcare Applications

Organizers and Chairs:

Ilangko Balasingham, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
ŖÓzgur B. Akan, University of Cambridge
Sasitharan Balasubramaniam, Waterford Institute of Technology
Mladen Veleti««, Oslo University Hospital

Scope of the Papers

The paradigm of the Internet of Bio-Nano Things (IoBNT) stems from synthetic biology and nanotechnology tools that allow the engineering of biological embedded computing devices. The IoBNT stands as a paradigm-shifting concept for communication and network engineering enabling advances in monitoring, diagnosis and treatment through sensing, imaging, detection and stimulation at nanoscale. However, many challenges are faced to develop techniques for the interaction, exchange of information, and networking within the IoBNT for healthcare applications.

This Special Session will present the most recent advances concerning the principles, design, analysis, control, and implementation of signaling and information systems that rely on physics within the biochemical domain. In recognition of the interdisciplinary nature of this session, contributions from a diversity of disciplines are strongly encouraged. Prospective authors are cordially invited to submit their original manuscripts on topics including but not limited to:

  • Active or passive transport molecular communication
  • Biochemical or biophysical signaling and computing
  • Biological data storage and computing
  • Biomimetics
  • Channel modeling or characterization
  • Chemical networks
  • Computer simulation methods
  • Drug delivery systems
  • Information-theoretic analysis
  • Inter/Intra cellular communication
  • Interface and control between communication systems in different physical domains
  • Prototypes, testbeds and experimental results
  • Synthetic and systems biology
  • Transmitter and receiver design and analysis

Submission Guidelines

This Special Session will feature both invited papers and papers from an open call. Full papers and short papers/extended abstracts as defined below can be submitted.

Full Papers: Full paper submissions of original work (not previously published, or under review at another conference or journal) must not be longer than five pages and will be published in the conference proceedings.

Short Papers and Extended Abstracts: Submissions must not be longer than two pages. They should convince the reader that the author(s) would give an exciting presentation and stimulate lively discussion (will be published in the conference proceedings). Note that it is fully expected that extended abstract papers accepted for the session will eventually be extended as full papers suitable for formal academic publication and presentation at other conferences/publications.

Please use the IEEE template as described here. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore (approval pending).

Submissions will soon be accepted through EDAS.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline:   July 25, 2021
Notification of acceptance:     TBD
Camera-ready papers due:    TBD


Contact Us

Ilangko Balasingham, ilangko.balasingham@ntnu.no
ŖÓzgur B. Akan, oba21@cam.ac.uk
Sasitharan Balasubramaniam, sasib@tssg.org
Mladen Veleti««, mlavel@rr-research.no

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