What is MBMC?

The area of Molecular, Biological and Multi-Scale Communications (MBMC) covers the principles, design, and analysis of signaling and information systems that use physics beyond conventional electromagnetism, particularly for small-scale and multi-scale applications. This includes molecular, quantum, and other physical, chemical, and biological (and biologically-inspired) techniques; as well as new signaling techniques at these scales.

Who are We?

The MBMC Technical Committee (MBMC-TC), is a technical committee of the IEEE Communications Society. MBMC-TC members come from diverse disciplines, including those traditionally within IEEE ComSoc and those from outside typical IEEE ComSoc backgrounds, such as molecular and cell biology, biological engineering, and medicine.

What do We do?

The MBMC-TC aims to foster the emerging area of MBMC by providing its members with a community for technical activities, interactions, and resources. In particular, we seek to facilitate collaboration within our membership and with related fields, including the identification of new research challenges, opportunities, and applications. We support our community by organizing, endorsing, and supporting activities that include seminars, workshops, conferences, and tutorials. We also organize and support special sessions within larger conferences and special issues within relevant publications. The MBMC-TC partners when possible with relevant societies both within and outside the IEEE. The MBMC-TC also coordinates with the IEEE Transactions on Molecular, Biological, Multiscale Communications (T-MBMC) and to attract submissions and support its editorial activities.

The MBMC-TC also has a role in the transfer of technologies to industry. We participate in the IEEE ComSoc Standard Development Board and contributed to the development of IEEE 1906.1 – IEEE Recommended Practice for Nanoscale and Molecular Communication Framework.

What are Our Interests?

The MBMC-TC has a broad range of research interests associated with communication, sensing, and control in MBMC systems. These include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Signal processing techniques for MBMC
  • Information theory and coding theory for MBMC
  • Communication protocols for MBMC
  • Architecture for MBMC
  • Complex network theory for MBMC
  • Distributed control and collective behavior of MBMC systems
  • Interfaces between MBMC systems and conventional communications and control systems
  • Applications of MBMC systems
  • Design, engineering, and experiments of MBMC systems
  • Standardization of MBMC

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How to Contact Us?

For inquiries, please contact the chair, Adam Noel.