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Guest editorial special issue on the internet of nano things

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Internet of Things Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2016
Publication typeB1 Article in a scientific magazine


The six papers in this special section focus on the Internet of nanotechnology things. While researchers are currently investigating these challenges to develop fully functional nano communication systems, a question remains as to whether they can represent an extended communication network that is part of the broader Internet. These papers address new solutions for the Internet of Nano Things. The Internet of Things paradigm has transformed the way we operate our personal and professional lives, it is driving our economy and will continue to enable many new opportunities in broad research areas. As this pervasive and ubiquitous interconnection of our everyday life appliances continues into the future, new types of devices enabled by nano and biotechnology promise to push engineering to previously unexplored application domains, where the exchange of information and access from/to the broader Internet for their monitoring and control are even more essential. The research on nanoscale communication and networks aims to develop systems for interconnecting these novel devices at the nanoscale, i.e., the Internet of Nano Things.