IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multi-Scale Communications

Issue 2 • June 2017

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): C1
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  • Molecular Communication: A 10 Year Retrospective

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):71 - 78
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    This paper provides the author's personal retrospective on molecular communication research. The author has been involved in molecular communication from its conceptualization to the establishment as a scientific discipline and its flourishing today. Based on his personal journey, the author describes the history of molecular communication research and shares what he learned from the journey. The ... View full abstract»

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  • Bounded-Degree Connected Approximations of Stochastic Networks

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):79 - 88
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    We propose a method to find optimal sparse connected approximations for large complex networks of nodes interacting over time. Optimality is measured by Kullback-Leibler divergence. The sparsity is controlled by the user through specifying the in-degrees. The approximations have spanning tree subgraphs, enabling them to depict flow through a network. They can also depict feedback. The approximatio... View full abstract»

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  • Fick’s Law Model Revisited: A New Approach to Modeling Multiple Sources Message Dissemination in Bacterial Communication Nanosystems

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):89 - 105
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    As advances in nanotechnology continue their ascending course, new areas of application for nanoscale communication open up, involving biological systems. Such systems have peculiarities that must be taken into consideration, when trying to study new communication paradigms based on microbiological communication systems. In this paper, an innovative mathematical model is employed, in an effort to ... View full abstract»

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  • Quantization in Molecular Signal Sensing via Biological Agents

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):106 - 117
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    One of the long-term goals of synthetic biology is to reliably engineer biological systems that perform human-defined functions such as sensing, monitoring, and processing. Molecular sensing via biological cells is often performed through receptors which interact with the signal molecules. The ligand receptors in bacteria are one of the most studied examples of such phenomenon. In this paper, we s... View full abstract»

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  • Analyzing Large-Scale Multiuser Molecular Communication via 3-D Stochastic Geometry

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s):118 - 133
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    Information delivery using chemical molecules is an integral part of biology at multiple distance scales and has attracted recent interest in bioengineering and communication theory. Potential applications include cooperative networks with a large number of simple devices that could be randomly located (e.g., due to mobility). This paper presents the first tractable analytical model for the collec... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE Communications Society Information

    Publication Year: 2017, Page(s): C3
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Aims & Scope

As a result of recent advances in MEMS/NEMS and systems biology, as well as the emergence of synthetic bacteria and lab/process-on-a-chip technques, it is now possible to design chemical "circuits," custom organisms, micro/nanoscale swarms of devices, and a host of other new systems. This success opens up a new frontier for interdisciplinary communications techniques using chemistry, biology, and other principles that have not been considered in the communications literature.The IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications (T-MBMC) is devoted to the principles, design, and analysis of communication systems that use physics beyond classical electromagnetism. This includes molecular, quantum, and other physical, chemical and biological techniques; as well as new communication techniques at small scales or across multiple scales (e.g., nano to micro to macro; note that strictly nanoscale systems, 1-100 nm, are outside the scope of this journal). Original research articles on one or more of the following topics are within scope: mathematical modeling, information/communication and network theoretic analysis, standardization and industrial applications, and analytical or experimental studies on communication processes or networks in biology. Contributions on related topics may also be considered for publication. Contributions from researchers outside the IEEE’s typical audience are encouraged.

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University of Southern California
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