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Call For Papers (Abstracts and Letters)

The Workshop Technical Program Committee is pleased to invite the submission of ABSTRACTS (up to 2 pages) and LETTERS (up to 4 pages; 5 pages after review). For a graphical summary of the distinct handling processes for these two submission types, please see the bottom of this page.

Letter submissions are intended for presenting original theoretical and/or experimental work and tutorial expositions of permanent reference value, and will be rigorously reviewed for publication in a Special Issue of IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications (T-MBMC). Letters accepted for the Workshop will be shared with workshop attendees (but NOT publicly posted) and then revised letters will be submitted directly to IEEE T-MBMC. Additional details can be found below.

Abstract submissions are intended for summarizing recently-published research or work in progress. Accepted abstracts will be revised and posted on the workshop website https://www.molecularcommunications.org/. They will NOT be considered for the Special Issue; authors wishing to publish in the Special Issue should submit a Letter instead (see above).

All submissions should fall within at least one of the following three core thematic areas:

  • Theme 1 – Fundamental Molecular Communication: This theme focuses on leveraging communication theory to either model the behavior of living systems or to design and analyze artificial molecular communication system.
  • Theme 2 – Applications of Molecular Communication: This theme focuses on applications in the area of biomedical, biological, environmental, and industrial engineering. These can include natural signaling, health monitoring, and drug delivery, among others.
  • Theme 3 – Molecular Communication Testbeds: This theme focuses on simulation tools and techniques and experimental methods.

Important Dates

  • Abstract and Letter Submission: January 7, 2023
  • Notification of Acceptance: February 12, 2023
  • Abstract Camera Ready due: March 1, 2023
  • Revised Letter to T-MBMC for Special Issue due: April 30, 2023

Letter Submissions

Letter submissions should follow the IEEE double-column format for transactions journals and be submitted as a single PDF file. Letters are limited to 4 pages including figures and references. Final letter manuscripts can be up to 5 pages in length.

Templates can be downloaded using the IEEE Template Selector:

  • Select “Transactions, Journals and Letters” as the publication type
  • Select “IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, and Multi-Scale Communications” as the publication

Initial Letter submission is to be made to the Workshop submission page on CMT3. You will need to create a CMT3 account if you do not already have one.

Submitted Letters will undergo peer review as coordinated by the Technical Program Committee. ALL Letter submissions accepted as Letters for the Workshop will be deemed to have passed the first round of review for publication in the T-MBMC Special Issue.

Here are additional notes regarding the Letter review process:

  • To be accepted as a Letter for the Workshop, it must meet the quality standard of T-MBMC (read more here).
  • Letters accepted for the Workshop should be revised and submitted by the authors to T-MBMC using Manuscript Central. The deadline for revised submissions (April 29, 2023) is after the Workshop to give authors time to revise their Letters as needed.
  • Letters submitted to T-MBMC must include a response to reviewers and a cover letter indicating submission to the Molecular Communication Workshop Special Issue.
  • Revised letters will be treated as second-round submissions to T-MBMC.
  • “No show” letters that are not presented at the Workshop will be excluded from the T-MBMC Special Issue.
  • Letters rejected by the Workshop review process may still be invited for presentation as an abstract and be posted on the Workshop website. Such letters will not be considered for the T-MBMC Special Issue.
  • If a Letter is accepted for the Workshop but subsequently rejected by T-MBMC, then the authors may still choose to have their Letter posted on the Workshop website.

Abstract Submission

Abstract submissions should follow the IEEE double-column format for conferences and be submitted as a single PDF file. Abstracts are limited to 2 pages including figures and references.

Templates can be downloaded using the IEEE Template Selector:

  • Select “Conferences” as the publication type

Initial Abstract submission is to be made to the Workshop submission page on CMT3. You will need to create a CMT3 account if you do not already have one.

Submitted Abstracts will undergo peer review as coordinated by the Technical Program Committee.

Graphical Summary

Here is a graphical summary of the distinct processes for the handling of Abstract and Letter submissions:

Submission Flowchart for the 7th Workshop on Molecular Communications