Scope and Mission
The main goal of the Workshop on Molecular Communications is to bring together researchers from diverse disciplines to present and discuss their latest research results on this emerging topic.
In particular, the lively exchange among the participants is an important part of the workshop, which is triggered through innovative ideation sessions.
Since the workshop is highly interdisciplinary, it aims to attract researchers from various disciplines, including communications engineering, computer science, (synthetic) biology, chemistry, and physics, who are interested in communications using chemical signals.
Virtual 2021 Workshop
Due to the still ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no physical Workshop on Molecular Communications in 2021.
Instead, a virtual workshop will take place, which features the following exciting program:
- 4 keynotes by prominent researchers.
- Panel discussion with young and experienced researchers on the future of the field.
Remarks on 2020 Workshop
Originally, the fifth edition of the Workshop on Molecular Communications was planned to be held from 18 – 20 May 2020 in Tampere, Finland. However, due to the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the workshop was canceled. By the time the cancellation was confirmed, the submission process was already completed, thus the organizing committee prepared a special issue in the IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological and Multi-Scale Communications (T-MBMC). The authors were asked to extend their submitted 2-page abstracts to letter submissions for T-MBMC. After a standard peer-review process, eight papers were selected for inclusion in this special issue, which addresses important molecular communication research themes, such as simulation, experiments, and theoretical design/analysis of synthetic MC systems, as well as modeling of biological systems. The special issue is entitled Special Issue—Advances in Molecular Communications: Theory, Experiment, and Application, and is available at IEEEXplore: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9467485