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The Eleventh International Conference on Quantum, Nano/Bio, and Micro Technologies

ICQNM 2017
September 10 - 14, 2017 - Rome, Italy


Call for Papers

Quantum technologies and nano technologies have a great potential to transform communications telecommunications infrastructure and communication protocols, and computers and networking devices. Nanotechnologies and micro-technologies already made their mark on smart materials, nano-medicine, nano-devices, molecular manufacturing, biotechnology, metrology, airspace.

The advancements in material science and computer science have allowed the building, launching and deploying of space exploration systems that continually do more and more as they become smaller and lighter. As an example, carbon nano-tubes have been created that are 250 times stronger than steel, 10 times lighter, and transparent. Similar advances are occurring in glass, plastics and concrete. Spacecraft are being launched, with hulls that are composed of carbon fibers, a light weight high strength material.

Swarms is another concept of nano-robotics; swarms act in unison like bees. They theoretically will act as a flexible cloth like material, as strong as diamond. Interplanetary exploration can be foreseen as being carried on by nano-robots as well.

Electronic devices, medicine, environment, metrology, aerospace programs, clothes and materials, telecommunications, cryptography, semiconductors, manufacturing, and other domains are impacted by the progress on the areas mentioned above. Particularly, micro imaging, nano-medicine: (drug delivery; nano-particles i.e. viruses; proteins.), bio-nanostructures: (nano-tubes, nano-particles), microsystems, micro fluidics: (including nano-fluidics, modeling; fabrication and application), micro instrumentation / implantable microdevices (miniaturized bio-electronic systems etc.) and micro sensors benefits from the progress on quantum, nano and micro technologies.

The International Conference on Quantum-, Nano- and Micro-technologies (ICQNM 2017) continues a series of events covering particularly promising theories and technologies. The conference covers fundamentals on designing, implementing, testing, validating and maintaining various kinds of materials, systems, techniques and mechanisms related to quantum-, nano- and micro-technologies.

Developing nanoscale-manufactured robots presents fabrication and control challenges. The evolution of mechatronics system and robotic system requires advanced functions for control. Special methods and technologies have been developed to design, analyze, build, controls, and apply micro/nano-robotic systems for biotechnology, medical, information technology, materials, etc. A particular application of nano-robots would be in carrying out projects in hostile environments, utilizing local materials and local energy. Ultra-miniature robotic systems and nano-mechanical devices will be the biomolecular electro-mechanical hardware of future manufacturing and biomedical industry.

Nowadays, there are tremendous attempts to develop new bio-molecular machines, components that can be assembled in nano-devices. Bio-robotics entities are able to manipulate the nano-world components, convey information from the nano/nano to the nano/macro world and navigate at the nano-environment level. Additionally, they are able to self replicate, leading to the bio-robot factory. Protein-based nano-motors and nano-robots, as well as biomolecular components interfaces.

Quantum cryptography uses the uncertainty principle of quantum physics to provide a safe but public means for transmitting vital, secret information. A quantum public key distribution system depends on the uncertainty principle to ensure secrecy. Special protocols correlations and composability algorithms ensure similar functionality as in non-quantum systems. The security related tracks cover a series of events focusing on quantum security aspects. On the quantum protocol side, automated proofs of security and probabilistic model-checking methods have been suggested. Research teams focus on quantum key distribution and aspects related to key composability and correlations. Limitations are mainly related to physical devices and polarization control.

Classical methods for reasoning on security, discovering security vulnerabilities and building secure quantum cryptographic systems must be revisited.

ICQNM 2017 has the following tracks:

TRENDS: Hot research/industrial areas
NBIOSENS: Nano/Biosensing
QTECH: Quantum technologies
QSEC: Quantum security
NTECH: Nano technologies
MTECH: Micro technologies
APPDOM: Application nano/micro domains
MATERIALS: Nano and micro materials and properties
FLUIDICS: Microfluidics and nanofluidics
SUPER: Superconductivity, materials and applications

NBR: Nano and bio robotics

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

TRENDS: Hot research/industrial areas

Molecular design and biomimetics
Molecular communications
Molecular Engines in nano-scale communications
Nano-wireless communications
Nanophotonic communications
Neuronal communications
Bacterial communications
Touchable molecular communications
Terahertz communications
Analog synthetic gene networks
Internet of Nano Things (IonT)
Quantum memory
Nonlinear/quantum photonics
Smart antennas
Nanophotonic devices
Micro/nano resonators
Hydrodynamic microfluidity
Discrete microfluidics
Molecular timing channels
Nanonetworks of mobile proteins
Ribocomputing devices
Graphene and nanotubes
On-chip trace-gas spectroscopy
Microrobotics
Performance of nano/micro systems
Energy detection in THz nanonetworks
Pyroelectric energy harvesting

NBIOSENS: Nano/Biosensing

Novel biorecognition and actuation approaches
Multifunctional biosensing (nano)materials and interfaces
Biomacromolecular confinement, control, orientation, and anchoring at interfaces
Nano/biosensors for biotechnology and for biomedical applications

QTECH: Quantum technologies

Quantum information
Quantum communication
Quantum computation
Quantum teleportation
Quantum cryptography
Quantum key distribution
Quantum communication infrastructure
Quantum entanglement
Quantum simulation tools

QSEC: Quantum security

Quantum cryptographic systems
Quantum key distribution primitives
Security of QKD protocols
Privacy and authentication in QKD based networks
Quantum Cryptographic error-correcting codes
Quantum cheating
Attacking QKD devices
Quantum correlations
Current limitations of QKD based communication
Reasoning about QKD security
Security frameworks for QKD environments
QKD based networks security vulnerabilities
Applications of QKD systems

NTECH: Nano technologies

Nano materials and nanostructures
Nano devices and electronics
Nano lithography and manufacturing
Nano fluidics and robotics
Nano architectures and computation models
Reliability of nano devices, circuits and systems
Modeling and simulation of nano devices
Design methodologies and tools for nano circuits and systems
Nano tribometry
Testing of nano circuits and systems
Nano tools
Integrated nano systems
Standards

MTECH: Micro technologies

Micro modeling and design
Micro fabricated sensors
Micro/Nano fluidic devices
Biomolecular machines
Micro propulsion systems
Fuel cells and energy storage devices
Fluidic and optical structures
Micro materials and micro systems
System integration - macro/micro/nano systems
Micro factory and micro assembly
Microscale control and micro manipulation
Reliability of micro devices, circuits and systems (microreliability, microsafety)
Near-field microscopy
Instrumentation micro systems (actuators, transducers, etc.)
Non-destructive evaluation (acoustic, thermal, etc.)
Micro-instruments
Scanning probe microscopy

APPDOM: Application nano/micro domains

Nano/micro materials (materials, 3-D microstructuring, nano/micro scale thermal radiation)
Nano medicine (drug delivery; Nano particles i.e., viruses; proteins)
Bio-nanostructures (nano-tubes, nano-particles)
Microsystems, micro fluidics (including nano-fluidics, modeling; fabrication and application)
Micro instrumentation / implantable micro-devices (miniaturized bio-electronic systems etc.)
Micro imaging
Nano measurements (optical interference)
Nano biotechnology
Aerospace and automotive
Molecular manufacturing
Nanotech networking event
Quantum Nano metrology
Defense and homeland security
Energy saving and optimal consumption
Aerospace applications
Data-storage techniques
Self-healing materials
Defense applications
Safety
Environmental
Education & training

MATERIALS: Nano and micro materials and properties

Interconnect materials, technologies, and applications
Materials and technologies for package-level thermal management
Nano films
Porous and pin-fin surfaces
Electrospun polymer fibers
Polymer/Clay nano composites
Optofluidics
Silicon nanowires
Wide band-gap dielectrics
Mechanical and thermal properties
Specifics on evaporation and condensation
Crystallization
Elasticity and performance
Adhesion measurements

FLUIDICS: Microfluidics and nanofluidics

Micro thermal technologies
Separation technologies
Detection technologies (optical and electro chemical)
Fluid mechanics and modeling
Microfluidics (DNA, lab-on-a-chip, lithography, etc.)
Fluidics design and assembly
Hybrid devices, microfluidic packaging
Digital microfluidics
Capillary electrophoresis
Microfluidic fuel cells
Cell soring and handling
Single cell analysis
Polymeric composites
Molecular dynamics
Multi-phase nanofluidics
Nano-properties and magnetic fields
Magnetic nanofluids
Transport in nanofluids

SUPER: Superconductivity, materials and applications

Types of superconductivity
Superconductor classification
Supercurrents and superconductors
d-wave superconductors
Superconductor-ferromagnet bilayer structures
Spin screening effect in superconductors
Antiferromagnetic spin fluctuations
Spin relaxation
Thermal expansion
Doping and temperature dependence
Interlayer spacing
Two-dimensional superfluid density
Band renormalization
Fermi surface reconstruction
Specific heat oscillations
Superconducting quantum interference
n-dimensional nanoscale patterns
Ferromagnet thin film heterostructures
Superfluid film
Superfluid stiffness
Iron-based superconductors
Anisotropic pressure derivatives

NBR: Nano and bio robotics

Autonomous and teleoperated nano-manufacturing systems
Microscope nano-probes, optical tweezers, and dielectrophoresis
Carbon nano-tubes and biological objects (DNA, RNA, cell, tissue, etc.)
Biologically inspired miniature space robots and micro-/nano-systems
Nano-particles and nano-wires
Micro-/nano-electromechanical systems
Performance models of nano- and bio-robots
Dynamics and kinematics of bio-nano robots
Molecular kinematics
Limitations of nano-robot colonies
Nano-robots and nano-assembly
Nano-robots control design
Computational nano-robotics
Nano-robotics simulation
Nano-robotics communications techniques
Evolutionary nano-robots
Cellular robotics and micro/nano robotics systems
Viral proteins motors
Protein-based nano-motors and nano-robots
Biomolecular components interfaces (DNA joints and carbon-nanotube rigid links)
Nano-robots in nano-medicine
Surgical micro-robots inside the human body
Nano-robotics and biomedical applications
Medical nano-robots feasibility

 

INSTRUCTION FOR THE AUTHORS

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission (full paper)

April 25, 2017

Notification

June 25, 2017

Registration

July 10, 2017

Camera ready

July 27, 2017

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Contribution types

  • regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • extended abstracts: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • presentations: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • demos: two pages [posted on www.iaria.org]
  • doctoral forum submissions: [in the proceedings, digital library]

Proposals for:

FORMATS

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the here. Latex templates are also available.

Slides-based contributions can use the corporate/university format and style.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of contribution acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

We would recommend that you should not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 contributions per event are recommended, as each contribution must be separately registered and paid for. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to ensure that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings and in the digital library, or posted on the www.iaria.org (for slide-based contributions).

CONTRIBUTION TYPE

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
These contributions could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Short papers (work in progress) (up to 4 pages long) (oral presentation)
Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. These contributions represent partial achievements of longer-term projects. They could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Ideas contributions (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
This category is dedicated to new ideas in their very early stage. Idea contributions are expression of yet to be developed approaches, with pros/cons, not yet consolidated. Ideas contributions are intended for a debate and audience feedback. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Idea. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Ideas explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Extended abstracts (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
Extended abstracts summarize a long potential publication with noticeable results. It is intended for sharing yet to be written, or further on intended for a journal publication. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Extended abstract. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Posters (paper-based, two pages long) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. A two-page paper summarizes a presentation intended to be a POSTER. This allows an author to summarize a series of results and expose them via a big number of figures, graphics and tables. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster Two Pages. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, in addition to the oral presentation.

Posters (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. The slides must have comprehensive comments. This type of contribution only requires a 8-10 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, additionally to the oral presentation.

Presentations (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
These contributions represent technical marketing/industrial/business/positioning presentations. This type of contribution only requires a 12-14 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Presentation (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Demos (two pages) [posted on www.iaria.org]
Demos represent special contributions where a tool, an implementation of an application, or a freshly implemented system is presented in its alfa/beta version. It might also be intended for thsoe new application to gather the attendee opinion. A two-page summary for a demo is intended to be. It would be scheduled in special time spots, to ensure a maximum attendance from the participants. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Demos. The Demos paper will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.

Doctoral forum submissions: (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
There contributions refer to PhD dissertations, new PhD approaches, and PhD out-of-the-book thinking, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type Doctoral forum. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Tutorial proposals
Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for 2-3 hour long. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to tutorial proposal

Panel proposals
The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to panel proposal

Workshop proposals
See http://www.iaria.org/workshop.html

Mini Symposium proposal
See http://www.iaria.org/symposium.html

 
 

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