6G life Workshop on Molecular Communications

On July 20th - 21th, 2023, the 6G life Workshop on Molecular Communications took place in Munich.


Christian Deppe (TUM-LNT), Holger Boche (TUM-LTI)

Local Organisation

Kiran Adhikari (TUM-LNT), Elizabeth Soeder (TUM-LTI), Evagoras Stylianou (TUM-LNT), Verena Widhopf (TUM-LTI), 

Topics of Interest

During the workshop the participants discussed the possibilities of molecular communication.

The participants were from the 6G-life projects 1.3, 1.7 and 1.8, the 6G-RIC project, and other international researchers.

Molecular communication is a new paradigm in communication technology in which information is transmitted via signal molecules. In the last decade, synthetic molecular communication has been extensively studied in the literature from various aspects, including channel modelling, modulation and detection design, biological building blocks for transceiver design, and information-theoretic performance characterisation. In addition, several proof-of-concept implementations of synthetic molecular communication systems have been considered. Despite recent theoretical and technological advances in the field of molecular communications, the fundamental channel capacity limits of most systems are still unknown. There is a vision that molecular communications can be a new physical layer for 6G, accessing and extracting data from extremely low-wave environments.


Thursday, July, 20th:
- Arrival from 12:00 h
- 12:00 – 12:30 h: Welcome snacks
- 12:30 – 13:30 h: "On Foundations and Future Perspectives" (Massimiliano Pierobon)
- 13:30 – 14:30 h: “Molecular Communication: Fundamentals, Testbeds, and Research Directions” (Robert Schober)
- 14:30 – 15:00 h: Coffee break
- 15:00 – 16:00 h: "The Internet of BioNanoThings: Applications, Components and Modeling" (Maximilian Schäfer)
- 16:00 – 17:00 h: "The Role of Humans and Senses in 6G Networks." (Riccardo Bassoli)
- 17:00 – 17:30 h: Coffee break
- 17:30 – 18:00 h: "Deterministic Identification For Molecular Communication Over The Poisson channel" (Mohammad Javad Salariseddigh)
-18:00 – 18:30 h:  "Polymersomes as Versatile Chassis for Molecular Communication Applications" (Kathrin Castiglione) 
- 19:00 – 21:00 h: Dinner in Park Cafe

Friday, July, 21st:
- 08:00 – 08:30 h: Welcome and Snacks
- 09:00 – 10:00 h: "Nucleic acid based molecular circuits" (Friedrich Simmel)
- 10:00 – 10:30 h: Coffee break
- 10:30 – 11:30 h: "Coding-theoretic Challenges for DNA-based Storage/Communication Systems" (Yonatan Yehezkeally, Anisha Banerjee, Lorenz Welter)
- 12:00 – 13:00 h: Lunch
- 13:00 – 14:00 h: "Assessing the performance of Internet of Bio Nano Things using Age of Information" (Falko Dressler, Jorge Torres Gomez)
- 14:00 – 14:30 h: "Reading Articles with Our Noses: An Olfactory-Inspired Solution for Synthetic Molecular Communications" (Vahid Jamali)
-14:30 – 15:00 h: "A Perspective on Molecular Resource Usage - NOMA for Diffusion-Based Molecular Communication Networks" (Alexander Wietfeld, Sebastian Schmidt)
- 15:00 – 15:30 h: Coffee break
- 15:30 – 16:30 h: "Coding in Molecular Communication Networks – A Macroscale and Microscale View" (Pit Hofmann)
- 18:30 – 22:00 h: Dinner (own payment)


Many thanks to all participants who made this workshop a successful event.


The organizers acknowledge the financial support by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in the program “Souverän. Digital. Vernetzt.”, joint project 6G-life, project identification number: 16KISK002