1st School on Molecular Communications

Dublin, Ireland 9th – 11th May of 2017

School Organisers:

Alan Davy

Mauro Femminella

Local Organisers:

Zeta Dooly

Michael  Taynnan Barros

Steering Committee:

Ian Akyildiz

Sasitharan Balasubramaniam

Ozgur Akan

The 1st School on Molecular Communications is being held in Dublin City, Ireland on the 9th to 11th of May 2017. The School will cover topics in Molecular Communications from theory to practice and is focused towards young researchers studying Molecular Communications.

The program will be based on a emerging research in the field of Molecular Communications through the delivery of a series of practical lectures and tutorials. Topics will include:-

The program will also include poster sessions where attendees will have an opportunity to discuss their ongoing work, and informal interactive sessions where attendees and speakers will debate general aspects of molecular communications research.


Registration is now open to attend the School via [Eventbrite].


Dublin City was founded as a Viking settlement in 988 AD, the Kingdom of Dublin became Ireland’s principal city following the Norman invasion. Now Dublin is a vibrant city, home to the Silicone Docks located at the Grand Canal, which has the highest concentration of high-tech companies outside the US.


This event is co-funded by the Science Foundation Ireland under grant no. 16/CW/4535 and H2020 FETOpen CIRCLE project with EU funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the grant agreement No. 665564.

2nd IEEE Italy Section PhD Summer School

Perugia, IT, 6th – 10th June 2016 

Session: “Molecular Communication Systems”

Organized by CIRCLE

Gianluca Reali (CNIT): Education and training opportunities in Molecular Communications

This talk has illustrated the novel opportunities in education for young researchers willing to face the challenges of molecular communications. During the session, the MolCom Starter Kit has been sketched, as well as the various opportunities in terms of PhD programs and Master schools oriented to molecular communications or including well distinguishable contents of them. Slides Download

Pietro Liò (University of Cambridge, Computer Lab): Applications Opportunities of Molecular Communications

This talk has illustrated the novel applications that could benefit of the molecular communications paradigm as enabling technology.

Antonio Macchiarulo (University of Perugia): Cellular Interaction Mechanisms

This talk has explored the research opportunity for molecular communications in chemistry and drug discovery, which is one of the most important research fields in pharmacology. Slides Download

Mauro Femminella (CNIT): Models of Molecular Communications Systems

This talk has illustrated various models for molecular communication systems, focusing on the receiver models. Some models, characterized by different complexity and achievable performance have been presented and analysed, together with an applicability analysis tailored to the considered application scenario. Slides Download

Luca Felicetti and Mauro Femminella (CNIT): Simulation of Molecular Communication Systems in the Software Engineering Lab

During the last lecture of this session a set of simulation results about a widespread molecular communication scenario has been collected. This scenario was composed by a single absorbing receiver node. The information molecules are released by a punctiform emitter placed at a distance of 5 um and propagate by means of diffusion. The other relevant simulation parameters, simulation results and the Matlab script for the performance comparisons are available here.