Communication Modeling for Targeted Delivery under Bio-DoS Attack in 6G Molecular Networks

Qili Shen, Jun Wu, Jianhua Li, Xiaofei Zhang, Kuan Wang

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Being the revolutionary future networking technology, 6G networks are expected to solve the issue of the drastic data demand and satisfy emerging applications and services. As one of the most feasible nanonetwork paradigms in 6G networks, molecular communication provides opportunities for targeted delivery, which solves nanodevice communication problems. The delivery communication is implemented by the biochemical reaction between the targeted molecule and the released specific Information Molecule (IM). The unprotected characteristic of this communication makes it vulnerable to be attacked on the biological process, adversely affecting the targeted delivery. In this paper, we propose the communication model for targeted delivery under the Bio-Denial of Service (Bio-DoS) attack. We first put forward the concept of the Bio-DoS attack and prove its feasibility. Moreover, we establish the diffusion-based multi-target model for the delivery process considering the combined characteristic of traditional communication and biology features. Simulation results show that the model accurately evaluate the signal receiving and processing in targeted delivery process under attack. This work is of a great significance to analysis the communication performance of the targeted delivery under attack.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICC 2021 - IEEE International Conference on Communications, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728171227
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Jun
Externally publishedYes
Event2021 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2021 - Virtual, Online, Canada
Duration: 2021 Jun 142021 Jun 23

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607


Conference2021 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2021
CityVirtual, Online


  • 6G networks
  • communication model
  • molecular communication
  • targeted delivery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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