Date Added: Oct 2012
Nanotechnology is enabling the development of novel devices which are able to generate process and transmit multimedia content at the nanoscale. The interconnection of pervasively deployed multimedia nano-devices with existing communication networks and ultimately the Internet defines a novel communication paradigm that is further referred to as the Internet of Multimedia Nano-Things (IoMNT). The IoMNT is a truly cyber - physical system with a plethora of applications in the biomedical, security and defense, environmental and industrial fields, amongst others. This paper discusses the state of the art and major research challenges in the realization of the IoMNT.