Keynote Speakers

NanoNetworks: A New Frontier in Communications


Broadband Wireless Networking Lab., School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology,
Atlanta, GA 30332, USA

N3Cat (NaNoNetworking Center in Catalunya) School of Electrical Engineering, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya,
Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain


Nanotechnology promises new solutions for many applications in the biomedical, industrial and military fields as well as in consumer and industrial goods. The interconnection of nanoscale devices with existing communication networks and ultimately the Internet defines a new networking paradigm that is further referred to as the Internet of Nano-Things. Within this context, this talk captures the state of the art in electromagnetic and molecular communication among nanoscale devices. An in-depth view is provided from the communication and information theoretic perspective, by highlighting the major research challenges in terms of channel modeling, information encoding and protocols for nanonetworks and the Internet of Nano-Things.


I. F. AKYILDIZ received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Computer Engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Germany, in 1978, 1981 and 1984, respectively. Currently, he is the Ken Byers Chair Professor with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Director of Broadband Wireless Networking Laboratory, Chair of the Telecommunication Group at Georgia Tech. Dr. Akyildiz is an Honorary Professor with School of Electrical Engineering at the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, and Founding Director of N3Cat (NaNoNetworking Center in Catalunya) in Barcelona, Spain, since June 2008. He is also an Honorary Professor with University of Pretoria, South Africa since March 2009. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Computer Networks (Elsevier) Journal, the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Ad Hoc Networks Journal (Elsevier) launched in 2003, of the Physical Communication (PHYCOM) Journal (Elsevier) launched in 2008 and of the Nano Communication Networks (NanoComnet) Journal (Elsevier) in launched 2010. Dr. Akyildiz is an IEEE FELLOW (1996) and an ACM FELLOW (1997). He received numerous prestigious awards from several organizations including IEEE and ACM. His current research interests are in Nanonetworks, Cognitive Radio Networks and Wireless Sensor Networks.