CNNA 2020

The 17th International Workshop on Cellular Nanoscale Networks and their Applications

University of Catania

September 2-4, 2020

The 7th Memristor and Memristive Symposium will be held on the 1st of September
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Dear Colleagues,

the safety and well-being of all conference participants is our priority. Please know that our thoughts are with those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. After studying and evaluating the recent announcements, guidance, and news released by relevant national departments, as well as the general uncertainty that remains, we are sorry to announce that CNNA 2020, scheduled to be held September 1-4, 2020 in Catania, Italy will no longer be held and will be re-scheduled to be held in September 2021 in Catania.

We wish you all good health and look forward to seeing you next year in Catania!

On behalf of the conference organizing committee and the Chair of the CNNA TC

Maide Bucolo and Alon Ascoli

Scope of the Conference

The 17th International Workshop on Cellular Nanoscale Networks and their Applications will be held in Catania,
2-4 September 2020.
Computer technology is rapidly changing in the last decades. Besides the general progression in multi-core and many-core designs there is a strong demand for emerging nano-scale technologies with low power dissipation, intelligent, bio-inspired machines, massively-parallel architectures with learning capabilities, and memristive systems. Moreover, sensing and analyzing the visual world requires special sensors and processors. Sensor-processor arrays can solve problems from early image processing up to decision making. CNNA 2020 will provide a forum for the presentation of latest results and exploration of future directions in the context of Cellular Nanoscale Networks and their Applications.
The 7th Memristor and Memristive Symposium will be held on the 1st of September.

Conference informations

Paper submission

Submission opens
February 1st, 2020

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Early registration deadline
June 1st, 2020

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Technical and organizing Committees

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Scientific Programme

Keynote Speakers and Sessions

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Cittadella Universitaria
University of Catania

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Patrons and Sponsors

Financial and Technical Sponsorship

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Paper Submission

Full paper submission
May 3rd, 2020
Notification of paper acceptance
June 1st, 2020
Camera-ready paper submission
July 1st, 2020

The camera-ready papers are uploaded using EasyChair.
All the accepted papers will be published on IEEE Xplore digital library.
The submitted papers (2-4 pages) must be written in English, using Microsoft Word or LaTex according to the IEEE guidelines for the two-column IEEE-sponsored conference proceedings. Templates for Microsoft Word and LaTeX are available here

Submission opens: February 1st, 2020

Early registration deadline
July 30th, 2020
Late registration deadline
August 23rd, 2020

Early registration fee
450 Euro
IEEE Members - Early registration fee
400 Euro
Late registration fee
550 Euro
IEEE Members - Late registration fee
500 Euro
On-site registration fee
600 Euro
IEEE Members - On-site registration fee
550 Euro
Student registration fee
250 Euro
IEEE Members - Student registration fee
200 Euro
Memristor Symposium - One day only
100 Euro

To register to CNNA 2020 please fill the PDF registration form and send back to, along with a copy of the payment via bank transfer invoice.
General chair
Maide Bucolo (University of Catania)
Honoray chair
Leon O. Chua (University of California Berkeley)
Technical Program chair
Ronald Tetzlaff (Dresden Technical University)
Special Session Chair
Angela Slavova (Bulgarian Academy of Science)
Mustak E. Yalcin (Istanbul Technical University)
Memristor and Memristive Symposium chair
Alon Ascoli (Dresden Technical University)
Publicity chair
Piotr Zwierzykowski (Poznan University of Technology)

Scientific Committee
Jordi Albo-Canals (Ramon Llull University)
Horvath Andras (Pazmany Peter Catholic University)
Paolo Arena (University of Catania)
Sabri Arik (Instanbul University)
Jorge Fernandez Berni (University of Seville)
Arturo Buscarino (University of Catania)
Xavier Vilasis Cardona (Ramon Llull University)
Gert Cauwenberghs (University of California)
Pier Paolo Civalleri (Politecnico di Torino)
Fernando Corinto (Politecnico di Torino)
Arpad Csurgay (Politecnico di Torino)
Ciro Del Negro (INGV)
Mauro Di Marco (University of Siena)
Piotr Dudek (University of Manchester)
Luigi Fortuna (University of Catania)
Mattia Frasca (University of Catania)
Ricardo Carmona Galan (Spanish National Research Council)
Marco Gilli (Politecnico di Torino)
Eduardo Gomez (University of Guadalajara)
Kristof Karacs (Pazmany Peter Catholic University)
Hyongsuk Kim (Chonbuk National University)
Mika Laiho (University of Turku)
Chin-Teng Lin (National Chiao Tung University)
Gabriele Manduchi (IGI-CNR)
Valeri Mladenov (Technical University of Sofia)
Ioannis Messaris (Dresden Technical University)
Michael Niemier (University of Notre Dame)
Josef Nossek (Technical University of Munich)
Maciej Ogorzalek (TJagiellonian University)
Ari Paasio (University of Turku)
Luca Patanè (University of Messina)
Viet-Thanh Pham (Hanoi University of Science)
Wolfgang Porod (University of Notre Dame)
Csaba Rekeczky (Eutecus Inc)
Angel Rodriguez-Vazquez (Spanish National Research Council)
Victor M.Brea Sanchez (University of Santiago de Campostela)
Bertram Shi (University of Hong Kong)
Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis (Democritus University of Thrace)
Lambert Spaanenburg (Lund University)
Johan Suykens (Catholic University of Leuven)
M.N.S. Swamy (Concordia University Montreal)
Peter Szolgay (Pazmany Peter Catholic University)
Mamoru Tanaka (Sophia University)
Vedat Tavsanoglu (Isik University)
Akio Ushida (Tokushima Bunri University)
Joos Vandewalle (Catholic University of Leuven)
David Lopez Vilarino (University of Santiago de Campostela)
Chai Wah Wu (IBM T. J. Watson Research Center)
Chung-Yu Wu (National Chiao Tung University)
Nerhun Yildiz (Yildiz Technical University)
Akos Zarandy (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
Nagy Zoltan (Pazmany Peter Catholic University)

Local organizing committee
Paolo Arena (University of Catania)
Giuseppe Avon (University of Catania)
Concetta Barcellona (University of Catania)
Loubna Belhamel (University of Catania)
Arturo Buscarino (University of Catania)
Riccardo Caponetto (University of Catania)
Claudia Corradino (University of Catania)
Carlo Famoso (University of Catania)
Mattia Frasca (University of Catania)
Salvina Gagliano (University of Catania)
Lucia V. Gambuzza (University of Catania)
Giovanni Muscato (University of Catania)
Giuseppe Nunnari (University of Catania)
Giovanna Stella (University of Catania)

Scientific Programme

To be defined

Keynote Speakers

Leon O. Chua

Ronald Tetzlaff

Luigi Fortuna

The conference will be held in the Cittadella Campus of the University of Catania, located in Viale Andrea Doria 6.

From Vincenzo Bellini Fontanarossa airport
Public transportation: You can take a bus, called "Alibus", runs periodically (about every 20 minutes) between the airport, the central station and the city center. From there, you can continue by bus or metro.
Taxi: A trip costs about 25-30 euros depending on timetables and traffic.

To reach the "Conference Venue"
By bus: You can take the line 432 - takes you to the entrance of Via S. Sofia. Once in the "Citadella Universitaria", continue until you reach a crossroads, turn right and after about 100 meters on the right you will find the building of interest.
You can take also the lines 449 and 638R - the stop is in front of the main entrance of the "Cittadella Universitaria", on Viale Andrea Doria 6. Entering, go left and the first building you come across on the left is the building of interest.

By metro: You can take the metro from the station "Giovanni XIII" to the station "Milo". From there, you can take the shuttle service to reach the University. It is suggested to get off at the stop in Viale Andrea Doria.


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