Call for Papers

Please download the CNSM CFP flyer here:

Important Dates

Paper Registration: 8 July 2022
Paper Submission: 8 July 2022
Rebuttal Period: 18-21 August 2022
Acceptance Notification: 26 August 2022
Camera Ready Due: 16 September 2022
Conference: 31 October - 4 November 2022

The 18th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM) is inviting authors to submit original contributions in network and service management research. CNSM 2022 is a selective single-track conference, covering all aspects of the management of networks and services, pervasive systems, enterprises, and cloud computing environments. CNSM 2022 is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society, IFIP, and ACM’s in-Cooperation support.

CNSM 2022 will focus on the theme "Intelligent Management of Disruptive Network Technologies and Services". The core track will be accompanied by a series of workshop and poster sessions.

Papers accepted and presented at CNSM 2022 will be published as open access on the conference website and will be submitted to the IFIP Digital Library and IEEE Xplore. Authors of selected papers accepted for publication in the CNSM 2022 proceedings will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers to the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management journal.

Topics of Interest (but not limited to)

Network Management

  • Software-defined networks
  • Virtual networks
  • Overlay networks
  • Wireless and cellular networks
  • Sensor networks
  • Internet of Things
  • Information-centric networks
  • Enterprise and campus networks
  • Data center networks
  • Optical networks
  • Home networks
  • Access networks
  • Smart cities and Smart grids

Management Technologies

  • Network function virtualization
  • Software-defined networking
  • Orchestration
  • Network slicing
  • Service function chaining
  • Cloud computing and cloud storage
  • Edge/Fog computing
  • Middleware
  • Data models and semantic models
  • Operations support systems and business support systems

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


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

Management Paradigms

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

Business Management

  • Economic / financial aspects
  • Multi-stakeholder aspects
  • Service level agreements
  • Lifecycle aspects
  • Process and workflow aspects
  • Privacy aspects

Functional Areas

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

Paper Submission

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 9 pages including references (full papers) or 5 pages including 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 get a thorough single-blind review process, followed by a rebuttal phase.