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14th International Conference on Network and Service Management
Rome, Italy, Nov. 5 - Nov. 9, 2018
 

Preliminary Call for Papers

The 14th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM) is inviting authors to submit original contributions in the network and service management research area. CNSM 2018 is a selective single-track conference, covering all aspects of the management of networks and services, pervasive systems, enterprises, and cloud computing environments. The core track is accompanied by a series of workshops and poster sessions.

Papers accepted and presented at CNSM 2018 will be published open access on the conference Web site (with IFIP copyright) and will be submitted for possible inclusion in IEEE Xplore, ACM and IFIP Digital Libraries. Authors of selected papers acceptedfor publication in CNSM 2018 proceedings will be invited to submit anextended version of their papers to the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management journal.

 

Topics of interest ( but not limited to):

Management Paradigms

  • Centralized management
  • Distributed management
  • Hierarchical management
  • Federated management
  • Autonomic and cognitive management
  • Policy-based management
  • Pro-active management
  • Energy-aware management
  • Quality of experience-centric management

 

Management Technologies

  • Network function virtualization
  • Software-defined networking
  • Orchestration
  • Cloud computing and cloud storage
  • Communication protocols
  • Middleware
  • Data models, information models semantic models
  • Operations support systems and business support systems
  • Information visualization

 

Service Management

  • Cloud computing services
  • Content delivery services
  • Multimedia services
  • Internet connectivity and Internet access
  • Internet of Things services
  • Security services
  • Context-aware services
  • Information technology services

 

Functional Areas

  • Deployment management
  • Fault management
  • Configuration management
  • Accounting management
  • Performance management
  • Security management

Business Management

  • Economic aspects
  • Multi-stakeholder aspects
  • Service level agreements
  • Lifecycle aspects
  • Process and workflow aspects
  • Legal perspective
  • Regulatory perspective
  • Privacy aspects

 

Network Management

  • Sotware-defined networks
  • Virtual networks
  • Overlay networks
  • Wireless networks and cellular networks
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Internet of Things networks
  • Information-centric networks
  • Enterprise networks and campus networks
  • Data center networks
  • Optical networks
  • IP networks
  • Home networks
  • Access networks
  • SCADA networks and distributed control systems
  • Smart Cities and Smart Grids

 

Methods

  • Mathematical optimization
  • Control theory
  • Probability theory, stochastic processes, and queuing theory
  • Machine learning
  • Evolutionary algorithms
  • Economic theory and game theory
  • Mathematical logic and automated reasoning
  • Data mining and (big) data analysis
  • Monitoring and measurements
  • Computer simulation experiments
  • Prototype implementation and testbed experimentation
  • Field trials

 

Authors are invited to submit original contributions that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers should be prepared using the IEEE 2-column conference style and are limited to 8 pages excluding references (full papers) or 4 pages excluding references (short papers). They have to be submitted electronically in PDF format through EDAS. Papers exceeding page limits, multiple submissions, and self-plagiarized papers will be rejected without further review. All other papers will sustain a thorough single-blind review process, followed by a rebuttal phase.

 

Tentative dates

Paper Submission:
June 12th, 2018

Acceptance Notification:
August 27th, 2018

Camera Ready:
October 7th, 2018

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