Call for Papers: Signal Processing Aspects of Molecular Communications

  in Special Issue   Posted on September 4, 2020

Information for the Special Issue

Submission Deadline: Sun 29 Nov 2020
Journal Impact Factor : 2.337
Journal Name : Digital Signal Processing: A Review Journal
Journal Publisher:
Website for the Special Issue: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/digital-signal-processing/call-for-papers/signal-processing-aspects-of-molecular-communications
Journal & Submission Website: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/digital-signal-processing

Special Issue Call for Papers:

Molecular communication is one of the oldest and the most widespread communication mechanisms on Earth. It is essential for all living entities from unicellular organisms to multicellular animals and plants to retain their vital functionalities. For example, many bacteria respond to signaling molecules which are secreted by their neighbors to coordinate their behavior. Signaling molecules (e.g., pheromone) are also extensively used by a great variety of animal species ranging from insects to higher primates to transmit and receive information for many behavioral functions. Furthermore, in neuronal system, electrical impulses (i.e., action potential) and neurotransmitters (i.e., signaling molecules) are jointly used by neuron cells to communicate with target cells. Besides these fascinating molecular communication mechanisms in nature, developments in nano- and biotechnology have recently revealed that molecular communication is also a promising alternative for the interconnection of very tiny “biomimetic machines” or commonly known as nanomachines such as engineered cells and bionanorobots. The interconnection of these nanomachines, i.e., nanonetwork, is expected to enable sophisticated medical, industrial, and environmental applications. In these applications, molecular communication among nanomachines can enforce reliability and controllability. More importantly, molecular communication can coordinate different nanomachine populations to reach highly sophisticated behavior and increase the number of design possibilities.

The molecular communication literature is relatively new, but quickly spreading. Most of the articles in this literature have been investigating what is the rate of the molecular communication and introducing a diverse set of communication methods to improve this rate. However, the investigation of how molecular signals are modeled and processed is also essential to figure out many natural phenomena such as molecular information processing in a synapsis and to design efficient molecular communication and computing systems. The main motivation behind this special issue is to reveal the signal processing aspects of the molecular communication through review articles (preferred) and technical contributions. We invite submissions from the following (but not limited to) topics:

  • Detection Schemes for Molecular Information
  • Estimation of Molecular Channel Parameters
  • Localization of a Molecular Source
  • Direction of Arrival (DoA) Estimation of Molecular Information
  • Analysis and Modeling of Molecular Noise Signal
  • Analysis and Processing of Molecular Signals in Neuronal System
  • Molecular Signal Processing in Gene Regulatory Networks
  • Molecular Signal Processing in Molecular Circuits

Important Dates

  • Manuscript Submission Deadline: 29 November 2020
  • Acceptance Notification: 28 February 2021
  • Final Manuscript Due: 28 March 2021
  • Publication Date: June 2021

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts should follow the rules provided by the ‘Guide for Authors’ tab on the Digital Signal Processing homepage

Guest Editors

Barış Atakan (barisatakan@iyte.edu.tr)

İzmir Institute of Technology, Turkey

Sebastià Galmés

University of Balearic Islands, Spain

Werner Haselmayr

Johannes Kepler University, Austria

Nariman Farsad

Ryerson University, Canada

Tadashi Nakano 

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