ACM SIGCOMM 2018, Budapest, Hungary

ACM SIGCOMM 2018 Afternoon Tutorial on Internet-of-Bio-Nano-Things: Connecting Biological Systems to the Internet (IoN)

Tutorial Program

  • Friday, August 24, 2018, InterContinental

  • 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm Session I

    Location: InterContinental, Panorama Room V

  • 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm


    Michele Nogueira

  • 2:30 pm - 3:05 pm

    The Internet of Bio-Nano-Things

    Michele Nogueira

  • 3:05 pm - 3:15 pm

    Redesigning the TCP/IP Network Architecture - Part 1

    Michael T. Barros

  • 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Tea/Coffee Break

    Location: InterContinental, Pre-Function Area

  • 3:45 pm - 5:40 pm Session II

    Location: InterContinental, Panorama Room V

  • 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

    Redesigning the TCP/IP Network Architecture - Part 2

    Michael T. Barros

  • 4:15 pm - 5:05 pm

    Main Nanonetwork Simulation Tools and Examples of Use

    Michael T. Barros

  • 5:05 pm - 5:25 pm

    Research Challenges

    Michele Nogueira

  • 5:25 pm - 5:40 pm


    Michele Nogueira

  • 5:40 pm - 5:45 pm Closing

    Location: InterContinental, Panorama Room V

Call For Participation

This tutorial will present the Internet of Bio-Nano-Things. It intends to motivate the computer networking community to work more actively in the development of nanoscale communication networks and their transmission protocols. Attendees will identify and analyze the various research and application challenges, serving as a guide for more inclusion of researchers in this area from the SIGCOMM community.

Important Dates

  • August 24, 2018



This lecture tutorial will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction (30 min) - overview on the Internet of Bio-Nano-Things. Historical perspective and current stage of the development.

  • The Internet of Bio-Nano-Things (35 min) - definition of what is nanomachines, nanonodes, nanolinks and nanocommunication per se. Three different types of information carrier: electromagnetic waves, acoustic waves and molecular waves.

  • Redesigning the TCP/IP network architecture (40 min) – discussion and details about the transformation required on the TCP/IP protocol stack by these new communication networking systems.

  • Main nanonetwork simulation tools and examples of use (40 min)

  • Research challenges (20 min) - This part provides a description of the current research challenges based on the current efforts by the Internet of Bio-Nano-Things community.

  • Applications (15 min) - This part gives an overview of the current efforts in applying the Internet of Bio-Nano-Things in a diverse set of research areas and society verticals, including: Information Technology, Medicine, Neuroscience, Precision Agriculture, Pollution and Industry.

Motivation, target audience, and interest for the ACM SIGCOMM community

The motivation to present this tutorial comes from the growing interest in the recent evolution of the Internet of Bio-Nano-Things, Nano-Scale Communications and Molecular Communications, that are areas of interest to the ACM SIGCOMM community, mainly issues related to the development and integration resulted from the early stages of this technology that seeks both research and industry efforts towards its realization. The theme of this tutorial will be covered in an introductory/intermediate level. Thus, there is no need of a previous knowledge to understand the main topics to be discussed. Graduate students and other professionals interested in understanding the evolution of the Internet of Bio-Nano-Things and its impact on the existing Internet can benefit from this tutorial.


  • Michael T. Barros

    TSSG/WIT, Ireland

    • Bio:

      Michael T. Barros was born in Campina Grande, Brazil, 1990. He is currently an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postdoctoral research fellow associated with the TSSG, WIT. Michael received his Ph.D. in Telecommunication Software at the Waterford Institute of Technology in 2016, M.Sc. degree in Computer Science at the Federal University of Campina Grande in 2012 and B.Tech. degree in Telematics at the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Paraiba in 2011. He has published over 40 research papers in diverse journals such as IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, and conferences in wireless communications, optical communications, ad-hoc networks, as well as molecular and nanoscale communications. He is also a reviewer for many journals and participated as technical program committee and reviewer for various international conferences. Interests in Molecular Communications, Nanonetworks and 5G Technology for Connected Health.

  • Michele Nogueira 

    UFPR, Brazil

    • Bio:

      Michele Nogueira is a Professor of the Computer Science Department at the Federal University of Paraná, Brazil. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the UPMC/Sorbonne Universités, LIP6, France. She was a visiting researcher at the Broadband Wireless Networking Laboratory, GeorgiaTech, USA (2009) and a visiting scholar at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Carnegie Mellon University, USA (2016-2017). Her research areas include dependability, network management, performance modeling, and wireless networks. She has regularly published in international conferences and journals related to computer networks, in which some of her scientific contributions inspired by biological algorithms have received the Best Paper Award.