ACM NanoCoCoA 2020

1st ACM International Workshop on Nanoscale Computing, Communication, and Applications

co-located with ACM SenSys 2020, November 16, 2020

ACM NanoCoCoA 2020 will be run in virtual format.

Nanotechnology continues to revolutionize a wide variety of fields by paving the way toward sub-µm scale devices (i.e., in the order of a few hundred nanometers). Controlling materials on such a scale is expected to give rise to integrated nanodevices with simple sensing, actuation, data processing and storage, and communication capabilities, opening the horizon to a variety of ground-breaking applications. By equipping nanodevices with wireless communications capabilities, nanotechnology will facilitate the advance of multiple disruptive applications, the most prominent ones being in-body communication, software-defined metamaterials, wireless robotic materials, and on-chip communication.

Communication among the nanodevices, as well as between them and the macroscale world, will be required to achieve the promise of the above-mentioned application domains. Predominantly due to the small size and limited capabilities of nanodevices, classical communication paradigms are not directly applicable to nanocommunication and networking. Thus, several alternative nanocommunication paradigms have emerged, with the most promising one for enabling all of the envisioned applications being high-frequency (mmWave and terahertz (THz)) electromagnetic nanocommunication.

The overall objective of the ACM NanoCoCoA is to bring together a broad range of experts on nanoscale computing, high frequency electromagnetic (mmWave, THz) nanocommunication and networking, and the promising application domains, in order to  outline, discuss, and address emerging topics pertaining to designing nanodevices and wireless systems of nanodevices for this novel set of disruptive nanoscale applications.


  • November 16, 2020 - Bast paper award goes to Daniel Martins, Huong Q.-O'Reilly, Lee Coffey, Paul Cotter, and Sasitharan Balasubramaniam (Telecommunications Software and Systems Group, Ireland): "Hydrogel-based Bio-nanomachine Transmitters for Bacterial Molecular Communications".

  • October 29, 2020 - Tentative program is announced!

  • July 31, 2020 - ACM NanoCoCoA 2020 has a keynote - Prof. Josep M. Jornet!

  • July 7, 2020 - ACM NanoCoCoA 2020 CFP is up!

  • July 7, 2020 - ACM NanoCoCoA 2020 website is live!