Place: Snowbird Cliff Lodge, Snowbird, Utah
Date: noon April 23-noon April 27, 2006.

Sponsors: International Society For Nananoscale Science, Computation and Engineering (ISNSCE)
and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).


FNANO06 Conference Web page: http://www.cs.duke.edu/FNANO06

FNANO06 Conference Registration page (Registration will be open starting February 1, 2006) http://events.duke.edu/fnano06

FNANO06 Schedule: http://www.cs.duke.edu/~reif/FNANO/FNANO06/FNANO06schedule.html

Hotel Accommodations: http://www.cs.duke.edu/~reif/FNANO/FNANO06/venue.html

FNANO06 Announcement: [PDF] [TXT] [HTML]

Obtaining prior year's FNANO Proceedings: http://www.cs.duke.edu/~reif/ FNANO/FNANOproceedings.html

Plans for Special Journal Issues of FNANO Papers: http://www.cs.duke.edu/~reif/FNANO/FNANO06/journals.html

Concurrent NSF Workshop on Programmed Self-Assembly: href="http://www.cs.duke.edu/~reif/FNANO/FNANO06/NSF

Foundations of Nanoscience is a yearly conference on foundations of nanoscience, maintaining the highest scientific standards. Self-assembly is the central theme of the conference. Topics include self-assembled architectures and devices, at scales ranging from nano-scale to meso-scale. Methodologies include both experimental as well as theoretical approaches.  The conference spans traditional disciplines including chemistry, biochemistry, physics, computer science, mathematics, and various engineering disciplines including MEMS.

The prior year's 1st and 2nd Conferences on Foundations of Nanoscience(FNANO04 and FNANO05) had an significant impact on the emerging fields of Nanoscience and Self-assembly -- they brought many of the leading Nanoscientists and researchers working in a wide variety of areas of Self-assembly in the same place to present invited talks.

The 3rd Conference on Foundations of Nanoscience had a schedule with many contributed posters and open discussion periods to allow for attendee interaction, as well as invited talks by distinguished Nanoscientists.

Important Dates:
Paper and Poster Submission Website: http://fnano06.cs.duke.edu/submit/
(This submission website will be open starting Feb. 1)
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: extended to February 22, 2006 (firm deadline).
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: If you wish to present a talk or poster at FNANO06, you need to submit by February 22, 2006 an extended abstract of at least one page in PDF format. Submitted papers can be either an abstract or a paper, ranging in length between one page to 12 pages, at the author’s option. Even if your talk is invited, you still need to submit at least a one page abstract by this date.
SUBMISSION METHOD: Submissions are electronic via a Web interface at the above Paper and Poster Submission Website. Please make sure you have a browser that supports uploading via a web form.

March 1, 2006.

The FNANO06 Conference Proceedings:
A hard copy of this year's FNANO06 Conference Proceedings will again provided to all registered FNANO06 Conference attendees and subsequently available from the publisher .
The conference proceedings will include a 1 to 12 page paper for each invited or contributing speaker and a 1 to 5 page extended abstract for each poster presenter.

DEADLINE for Uploading ACCEPTED PAPERS (for invited talks & accepted submitted papers and posters) for Publication in the Conference Proceedings: March 15, 2006 at the Website: http://fnano06.cs.duke.edu/submit/.

Conference Proceedings Paper Format Instructions: http://www.cs.duke.edu/~reif/FNANO/FNANO06/instructions.html .

Obtaining Extra or Electronic Copies of FNANO Conference Proceedings: Both printed and electronic (DC-ROM and download) versions of this year's FNANO06 Proceedings will be available for purchase from the electronic publisher sciencetechnica.com .

Obtaining Prior FNANO Conference Proceedings at Substantial Discount: As a participant at this year's FNANO conference, you are entitled to purchase both printed and electronic (DC-ROM and download) versions of prior year's FNANO04 and FNANO05 Proceedings at a substantial DISCOUNT off the retail price at the web site sciencetechnica.com and sciencetechnica.com .


FNANO06 Program Chair: John H. Reif <>, Department of Computer Science, Duke University, Durham, NC


FNANO06 Program coChairs:

            Paul Weiss <stm@psu.edu>, Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

            Erik Winfree <winfree@caltech.edu>, Department of Computer Science and Computation and Neural Systems, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA


FNANO06 Program Committee: Track Chairs


Track on Principles and Theory of Self-Assembly:

            Track Chair: Leonard Adleman <adleman@usc.edu>, Laboratory for Molecular Science, University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA

            coChair: Natasha Jonoska <jonoska@tarski.math.usf.edu>, Department of Mathematics, University of South Florida, FL


Track on Self-Assembled DNA Nanostructures:

            Track Chair: Nadrian Seeman <ncs1@feynman.acf.nyu.edu>, Department of Chemistry, New York University, New York, NY

            coChair: Chengde Mao <mao@purdue.edu>, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University , West Lafayette, IN


Track on Self-Assembled Surface Chemistry:

            Track Chair: Lloyd Smith <smith@chem.wisc.edu>, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

            CoChair: Paul Weiss <stm@psu.edu>, Department of Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA


Track on Viral Self-Assembly

            Track Chair: M.G Finn <mgfinn@scripps.edu>, Department of Chemistry and The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA

            coChair: Morley Stone <mstone@darpa.mil>, DARPA/DSO, Arlington, VA


Track Self-assembly of Peptide-Protein Nanostructures

            Track Chair: Mehmet Sarikaya <sarikaya@u.washington.edu>, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Track on Self-assembly Across Scales:

            Track Chair: Karl Bohringer <karl@ee.washington.edu>, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

            coChair: Babak Amir Parviz <babak@ee.washington.edu>, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Track on DNA-linked Nanoparticle Structures:

            Track Chair: George C. Schatz <schatz@chem.northwestern.edu>, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (late session)


Track on Nano-Optics

            Track Chair: Harry Atwater <haa@its.caltech.edu>, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA


Track on Molecular Electronic Devices  & Circuit Assembly:

            Track Chairs: James R. Heath <heath@caltech.edu>, Department of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, Los Angeles, CA

            coChairs: Pat Collier <collier@caltech.edu>, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA and Kwan Kwok <kkwok@darpa.mil>, Microsystems Technology Office (MTO), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Arlington, VI


Track on Self-assembled Computer Circuit and System Architectures:

            Track Chairs: Philip J. Kuekes <kuekes@hpl.hp.com>, Hewlett-Packard Corporation, Palo Alto, CA

            coChair: Alvin R. Lebeck <alvy@cs.duke.edu>, Department of Computer Science, Duke University, Durham, NC


Track on Molecular Motors:

            Track Chair: Andrew Turberfield <a.turberfield@physics.ox.ac.uk>, Department of Physics, Oxford University, Oxford, UK


Track on Fullerene Nanostructures: in Memorial to Rick Smalley

            Track Chair: Jie Liu <j.liu@duke.edu>, Department of Chemistry, Duke University, Durham, NC


 (Special) Track on Biomedical Nanotechnology

            Track Chair: Carston R. Wagner <wagne003@tc.umn.edu>, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


 (Special) Track on Top-down Meets Bottom-up

            Description: Talks & posters in this track will combine bottom-up self-assembly with top-down methods such as lithography or an external patterning force (e.g., electromagnetic field or chemical gradient).

            Track Chair: Marya Lieberman <mlieberm@nd.edu>, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN


 (Special) Track on Self-Assembled System Complexity:

            Description:  A special session on system complexity issues in self-assembly, nano-manufacturing, and nano-based systems.

            Track Chair: Seth Goldstein <seth.goldstein@cs.cmu.edu>, School of Computer Science, CMU, Pittsburg, PA


Foundations of Nanoscience: Self-Assembled Architectures and Devices
Copyright 2006
Duke University, Department of Computer Science
John Reif, Program Chair