IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium
23-27 April 2018 // Taipei, Taiwan
Cognitive Management in a Cyber World

Call for Technical Session Papers

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission: Oct. 6, 2017 (extended)
  • Notification of Acceptance: Dec. 4, 2017
  • Camera Ready: Jan. 12, 2018


Paper Submission

Authors  are  invited to submit original contributions written in English that  have  not  been  published  or submitted for publication elsewhere. Technical papers must be  formatted using the IEEE 2-column format and not exceed 8 pages (excluding references) for full paper submissions or not exceed 4 pages (excluding references) for poster/short paper submissions. All  papers  should  be submitted through JEMS.

The authors of the best 10 technical papers will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers to a fast-track reviewed Wiley’s International Journal of Network Management (IJNM).

All  submitted   papers   will be peer-reviewed. Accepted  and presented papers  will  be  published  in the conference proceedings and  submitted to IEEE Xplore.


Call For Technical Session Papers  (CFP in 1-page PDF)

The 16th IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2018) will be held 23‐27 April 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan. Held in even‐numbered years since 1988, NOMS 2018 will follow the 30 years tradition of NOMS and IM as the primary IEEE Communications Society's forum for technical exchange on the management of information and communication technology focusing on research, development, integration, standards, service provisioning, and user communities. The theme of NOMS2018 will be Towards Cognitive Management in a Cyber World, presenting recent, emerging approaches and technical solutions for dealing with management of Fixed Networks, Mobile Networks, Clouds, and Vertical Systems (e.g., smart cities and smart transportations, etc.) in order to enable the convergence of the networked services. NOMS 2018 will offer various types of sessions: keynotes, technical, experience, demo, tutorial, poster, panel, and dissertation. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Smart Vertical Systems in the 4th Industrial Revolution Era

  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Grid
  • Smart Homes
  • Cyber‐Physical Systems
  • Internet of Things
  • 5G
  • Social Networks
  • Applications and case studies

Software‐Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV)

  • Network virtualization
  • Control plane programmability
  • Data plane programmability
  • Management & Orchestration (MANO)
  • Service Function Chaining
  • Protocols, languages, and frameworks
  • Open source networking (ONOS, CORD, ODL, ONAP, OSM, OVS, DPDK, etc.)
  • Cloud native networking
  • Case studies and practical deployments

Technologies Enabling Smart Management.

  • Management with Big Data
  • Management with AI, Deep Learning
  • Data, information, and semantic modeling
  • Message and software buses
  • Middleware, Mobile agents, Protocols
  • Software engineering for clouds
  • Software product lines
  • Virtualization
  • Web services

Security Management

  • Intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, intrusion response
  • Network security
  • Security for peer‐to‐peer and overlay networks
  • Security for smart X and large systems and critical infrastructures
  • Privacy and anonymity
  • Vulnerability management
  • Early warning

Network Management & Operational Experience

  • Ad‐hoc networks
  • Automotive and Vehicular Networks
  • Big Data in and for management
  • Broadband access networks
  • Cognitive Radio networks
  • Data Centers
  • e‐Maintenance
  • Future Internet
  • Heterogeneous networks
  • Home networks
  • M2M networks
  • OSS/BSS development
  • Overlay networks
  • Personal area networks
  • Sensor networks
  • Wireless & mobile networks

Service Management

  • Business management
  • Clouds
  • Data center management
  • Data service management
  • Hosting
  • Infrastructure as a Service, Management as a Service, Platform as a Service, Software as a Service
  • IT service management
  • Managed service provisioning
  • Multimedia service management
  • OTT service management
  • Virtualized infrastructure management

Functional areas

  • Billing, Accounting
  • Configuration and Deployment
  • Diagnostics, Tracing, Troubleshooting
  • Fault management
  • Energy‐efficiency/green management
  • Service Assurance
  • Service Fulfillment
  • Service Level Management
  • Security Management

Methodologies for Network Operations and Management

  • Control theory
  • Data collection and aggregation
  • Data mining, Machine learning
  • Design and simulation
  • Economic/finance theories
  • Experimental approaches
  • Optimization theory
  • Probability and stochastic processes, queuing theory
  • Risk management
  • Software engineering methodologies
  • Visualization

Management approaches

  • Autonomic and self‐management
  • Best practices
  • Centralized management
  • Distributed management
  • Integrated management
  • Management architectures
  • Organizational aspects
  • Policy‐based management
  • Process oriented management
  • IT service management (ITSM)
  • Process engineering and frameworks (ITIL, CobIT, RiskIT, ValIT)


Technical Program Committee Co-Chairs

Young-Tak Kim, Yeungnam University, Korea
Clarissa Marquezan, Huawei Technologies, Germany
Chih-Wei Yi, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan