Website Submission of Abstracts for the 2009 Nanoelectronic Devices for Defense & Security (NANO-DDS) Conference will be accepted during the period:

May 1, 2009 through the Extended Date of July 10, 2009
(see Submission Portal at Bottom)

Submission of abstracts are encouraged that address the Conference Theme and Technical Objective Statement as articulated on the Conference Scope page.

Specifically, research and development from nanoelectronic and supporting nanotechnology activities (e.g., nanoscience, nanomaterials, nanofabrication nanoengineering) which possess strong relevance to core defense and security areas such sensing, data processing, computation and communications will be a priority. Therefore, abstracts are expected that fit into the following tentatively defined technical blocks and focus session areas:

I. Science & Technology for Interfacing to the Nanoscale

(A) Interface Science & Phenomenology at the Nanoscale

(B) Interface Properties in Micro-to-Macro Building-Blocks

(C) Interface Hierarchical Issues in 3-D Nanoarchitectures

II. Sensor & System Applications

(A) Analysis & Detection Methodologies for Threat-Agent Samples & Targets

(B) Sensitivity and Discrimination Enhancement Mechanisms and Principles

(C) Integrated and Networked Sensor Platforms & Infrastructure Technology

(D) Imaging, Data Processing and Display Technologies

III. Device Concepts & Sensor/System Functionality

(A1) Experimental Characterization & Theoretical Interpretation of Microenvironments

(B1) Novel Signature Mechanisms & Recognition Techniques

(C1) Nanostructure-Molecular Interface Science and Signal Transduction Phenomena

(A2) Nano-Engineered Sources, Detectors & Components for Situational Awareness

(B2) Electrical & Photonic Properties of Coupled Nanostructure-Molecular Complexes

(C2) Quantum-Effect Based Detection Modalities and Advanced Functionality

IV. Materials, Fabrication and Integration for Sensor/System Architectures

(A1) Engineered Nanoparticles for Enhanced Device & Sensor Functionality

(B1) Chemically Directed/Selective Self-Assembly of Nanoscaffolds

(C1) Chemically-Synthesized and Biologically-Inspired Architectures

(A2) Construction and Application of 3-D Micro/Nano-Structures

(B2) Nanopatterning for Complex Systems

(C2) Hybrid Molecular & Nanoscale CMOS-Based Architectures

(S1) Graphene: Materials, Functionalities and Novel Device Concepts

IMPORTANT NOTE: As this is a U.S. Department of Defense affiliated conference a straightforward procedure for documenting the public-domain status of all submitted abstracts is being utilized. Specifically, all authors are required to submit a fully completed Manuscript Disclosure Authorization form (see FORM: 2009-NANO-DDS-MDA before the abstracts can be published and/or the associated technical content can be presented at the conference.

Special Issue of the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology Journal: The Publications Committee of the 2009 NANO-DDS Conference is leading the organization and construction of a Special Issue of the IEEE Transaction Nanotechnology on the subject of “Device Concepts, Architectural Strategies and Interfacing Methodologies for Realizing Nanoscale Sensors and Systems.” All authors that successfully present at the 2009 NANO-DDS Conference are strongly encouraged to submit full-paper manuscripts according to the format and procedures as described in the official Call-for-Papers. Please note that all submitted papers will go through the standard IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology peer review process and that only high-quality contributions will be included into the special issue.

Authors should upload one (or two) page
abstracts that satisfy the Conference-Format

All abstracts (oral and poster) are eligible
for the 2009 NANO-DDS Conference
Best-Paper Awards Competition

ATTENDEE-ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: The 2009 NANO-DDS Conference Organizers have some limited funds to entertain applications for Attendance & Travel Assistance from students and speakers. Interested parties should complete and return the Application-Form. Please note that a compelling need is the primary factor in prioritizing the requests.

RECRUITMENT FROM UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS: In order to increase the participation from underrepresented groups (minorities, women and persons with disabilities) the NANO-DDS Conference has implemented a special Attendee-Assistance Recruitment Program. Through generous donations supplied by administrators of the U.S. Army Research Office (ARO) Historically Black Colleges & Universities / Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) Program and the National Science Foundation (NSF) the conference is able to accept and consider applications from researchers and students that need financial assistance to attend the conference. Here, the conference is making a special effort to notify attendees from the following two special groups:

Professors, Graduate Students & Research Associates from HBCU/MI Institutions

Graduate Students within Underrepresented Groups from all U.S. Academic Institutions

Underrepresented (UG) groups should complete and return the UG-Application-Form.

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