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Anke Kuestner, Ketki Pitke, Jorge Torres Gómez, Regine Wendt, Stefan Fischer and Falko Dressler, "Age of Information in In-Body Nano Communication Networks," Proceedings of 8th ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication (NANOCOM 2021), Virtual Conference, September 2021, pp. 27:1–27:2.


The use of nanobots and in-body nano communication techniques offer manifold options for next generation health care and precision medicine. Scientific progress allows to place nanobots in the human circulatory system and enabled them to exchange data and information among each other as well as to external gateway systems. One of the frequently asked questions is how to identify the optimal number of bots for a task, monitoring frequencies, and communication technologies and protocols. In this paper, we introduce and study the age of information (AoI) as a comprehensive metric for describing the performance of in-body nano communication networks. We integrated the AoI concept in an in-body measurement scenario to perform a first study on the impact of selected design decisions. Our results clearly demonstrate that the AoI is a very helpful tool to study the system-wide performance in such in-body nano communication networks.

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Anke Kuestner
Ketki Pitke
Jorge Torres Gómez
Regine Wendt
Stefan Fischer
Falko Dressler

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    author = {Kuestner, Anke and Pitke, Ketki and Torres G{\'{o}}mez, Jorge and Wendt, Regine and Fischer, Stefan and Dressler, Falko},
    doi = {10.1145/3477206.3477481},
    title = {{Age of Information in In-Body Nano Communication Networks}},
    pages = {27:1--27:2},
    publisher = {ACM},
    address = {Virtual Conference},
    booktitle = {8th ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication (NANOCOM 2021)},
    month = {9},
    year = {2021},

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