IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium
20-24 April 2020 // Budapest, Hungary
Management in the Age of Softwarization and Artificial Intelligence

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The 17th IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2020) will be held on 20-24 April 2020 in Budapest, Hungary. Held in even-numbered years since 1988, NOMS 2020 will follow the 32 years tradition of NOMS and IM as the primary IEEE Communications Society's forum for technical exchange on management of information and communication technology focusing on research, development, integration, standards, service provisioning, and user communities. The theme of NOMS 2020 is Management in the Age of Softwarization and Artificial Intelligence. It aims to capture recent results, emerging approaches and technical solutions for dealing with management of Fixed and Mobile Networks and Services, Clouds, and Vertical Eco-Systems (e.g., smart cities and smart transportations, etc.) NOMS 2020 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:

Management of Smart Vertical Systems in the Industry 4.0 Era

  • Smart Cities, Smart Grid, Smart Homes, Smart Environment
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • 5G networking
  • Social Networks
  • Cyber-Physical Systems including techniques supported with Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, Physical vs. Digital Twins
  • Applications and case studies

Artificial Intelligence techniques for Network and Service Management

  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Machine Learning & Deep Learning
  • Big Data & Data Mining
  • Mobile Agents
  • AI vs. legacy optimization methods in management

Management of Softwarised Networks, SDN and NFV

  • Network virtualization
  • Network (data, control, management planes) programmability
  • Slicing in 5G and Beyond 
  • Management & Orchestration (MANO)
  • Service Function Chaining
  • Protocols, languages and frameworks
  • Open source networking 
  • Cloud native networking
  • Case studies and practical deployments

Management Functional Areas

  • FCAPS: Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance and Security Management
  • Green operation & management
  • Billing & Accounting
  • Service Assurance
  • Service Fulfillment
  • Service Level Management

Network Management & Operational Experience

  • Ad-hoc networks
  • Automotive and vehicular networks
  • Broadband access networks
  • Cognitive radio networks
  • 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
  • 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

Methodologies for Network Operations and Management

  • Control theory
  • Markov Chains and management
  • Data collection and aggregation
  • Design and simulation
  • Economic/finance theories
  • Experimental approaches
  • Optimization theory
  • Probability and stochastic processes, queuing theory
  • Risk management
  • Software engineering methodologies Visualization
  • Management approaches for Quantum Networking

Management Approaches

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

Paper Submission Guidelines

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 15 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) or IEEE Communications Magazine series on Telecom Software, Network Virtualization, Software Defined Networks.

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

Important Dates

Paper Submission: 30 August 2019 2 October 2019 (Final Extension!)
Notification of Acceptance: 15 November 2019
Camera Ready: 12 January 2020

Technical Program Committee Co-Chairs

Imen Grida Ben Yahia, Orange Labs, France
Alex Galis, UCL, UK
Istvan Godor, Ericsson, Hungary
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