10th International Conference on Network and Service Management
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - November 17-21, 2014

Message from the CNSM Technical Program Co-Chairs

It is our pleasure to welcome you to at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the 2014 International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM).

This year's conference continues the CNSM tradition of being a leading venue for the presentation of innovative research on network and service management. We had 133 submissions from all over the world – Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America. The papers were reviewed by an excellent program committee with members drawn from industry and academia as well as over 100 additional reviewers. All submitted papers underwent a rigorous review process with at least three reviews for every paper and a rebuttal phase. The review processes concluded at the TPC virtual meeting on August 29. Out of the 105 full papers submitted, 18 were accepted as regular papers – a very competitive acceptance ratio of 17%. Due to the high quality of the submitted papers, many good papers could not be selected to the main technical conference. The 16 best such papers were selected for the Mini-Conference program. In addition, 29 short papers will be presented in 2 poster sessions. The topics covered this year include: traffic measurement and characterization, software-defined networks, cloud management, virtualization, fault tolerance and security, performance management, mobile and wireless management, and risk management.

The program also features three engaging keynote talks. Professor Deep Medhi, a network routing expert from the University of Missouri-Kansas, opens the conference with a keynote on an analysis of multipath routing for data centers. Then, Prof. Randy H. Katz, of UC Berkeley, will talk about software-defined networks as building blocks to cyber-physical systems. Prof. Scott Shenker of U.C. Berkeley/ICS will continue the discussion of software-defined networks and talk about the evolution of software- defined networks and future perspectives.

Additional topics are covered by CNSM co-located events: the 1st International Workshop on Management of SDN and NFV Systems and the 35th IRTF's Network Management Research Group (NMRG) meeting.

This high quality program is a result of hard work and efforts of many people. First, and most importantly, we thank all authors for their creative and compelling research. We thank the technical program committee and external reviewers for their hard work. Last but not least, we thank the organizing committee, which included Brendan Jennings and Edmundo Madeira (Publications Co-Chairs) as well as José Marcos Nogueira and Filip De Turck (Workshop Co-Chairs) for the tremendous amount of work they put in that makes this conference a success.

We hope that you find the program interesting and stimulating. It has been a privilege to organize this event. Enjoy CNSM 2014 and Rio de Janeiro.

Danny Raz
Michele Nogueira
CNSM 2014 Technical Program Co-Chairs

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