6th IEEE/IFIP International Workshop on Management of the Future Internet (ManFI 2014)
Date: Mon, May 5
Web site: www.manfi.org
Contact: Filip De Turck <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Following the success of the previous editions of this workshop, the main goal of the workshop is to present state-of-the-art research results and experience reports in the area of Future Internet Management, addressing amongst others currently important topics such as efficient network and service monitoring for the Future Internet, management of virtualized networks and services, management of IaaS, PaaS, SaaS offerings, content-aware and information-centric networks, management of software defined networks, federated management of the Future Internet, and economic based network and service management.
ManFI 2014 will combine original full paper presentations with a motivating keynote, quick hot topic presentations and a panel discussion. Furthermore, the workshop attendees will be stimulated to participate in interesting discussions amongst the attendees, such that all participants can take home lots of ideas for consideration in their ongoing research projects or start new research projects to address the challenging topics. To this end, short papers describing late-breaking advances and work-in-progress reports from ongoing research are also welcome.
9th International Workshop on Business-driven IT Management (BDIM 2014)
Date: Mon, May 5
Contact: Michael Brenner <Michael.Brenner@lrz.de>
Information Technology (IT) management has evolved significantly over the past few years as IT-based solutions have become increasingly critical to the functioning of organizations. A recent shift in perspective brought to bear a more customer-centric approach to IT management, putting IT managers in condition to look at IT not just from the IT department's traditional point of view, but from the customers’ and users’ points of view. This is termed Business-driven IT Management (BDIM) and is the main subject of this Workshop. BDIM focuses on the impact of IT on business processes and business-level objectives and vice versa; besides the conventional IT metrics such as availability and response time, it looks at other key performance indicators (KPIs), that is metrics that have significance from the point of view of the business supported by the IT. The BDIM approach aims at rethinking IT management from a business perspective. BDIM is not restricted to IT environments in enterprises, but encompasses techniques and decision making that involve thinking about IT in terms of objectives that are at business level, of organizations that may not traditionally be classified as "businesses".
1st IEEE Workshop on SDN Management and Orchestration (SDNMO 2014)
Date: Fri, May 9
Contact: David Soldani <email@example.com>
The progressive integration of advanced Information Technologies (IT) and Communication Technologies (CT) calls for a complete rethinking, restructuring and redesigning of the current end-to-end architecture. Network programmability and dynamic configurability are essential requirements for future carrier networks. Software defined networking (SDN) along with network virtualization is envisaged as one of the key technology enablers for meeting these necessities. Within this framework, in order to fully exploit the potential of network and application virtualization and efficiently handling heterogeneous physical resources, e.g. across network and datacenter domains, network operators need orchestration platforms. Key platform ingredients are algorithms to allocate physical resources to virtual requests and find the optimal location of network functions, IT and CT resources, services and corresponding states, especially at the edge of the network. Equally important are the APIs at the different interfaces between individual resources and their controllers to implement the orchestration functionality. This timely workshop will shed light on the fundamental technology components for SDN management and orchestration, as primary building blocks of the network of the future.
2nd IEEE/IFIP International Workshop on Quality of Experience Centric Management (QCMan 2014)
Date: Fri, May 9
Contact:Steven Latre <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In recent years, the Internet has evolved from a pure packet forwarder to a provider of complex and high demanding services and applications (e.g., video, voice, on-line gaming, cloud applications). These services and applications are typically managed through a set of Quality of Services parameters (e.g. packet loss, delay, jitter). However, it is widely agreed that the management of these services and applications should be centered on their quality as perceived by the end user: the Quality of Experience (QoE). However, this QoE centric management is greatly challenged in today’s Internet by (i) the stringent QoE requirements of the supported services and applications (e.g., timing constraints, loss intolerance) and users (e.g., unpredictability of user behavior, request for high quality services), (ii) the plethora of service consumption possibilities (e.g. for video: live vs on-demand, managed vs over-the-top), (iii) the inherent complexity of services and applications which can be offered to users in several ways to reach the same QoE level and (iv) the difficulty in assessing the quality as perceived by the end user also due to insufficient insight in the psychological and sociological factors of the service and application consumption.
QCMan 2014 aims at providing an international forum for researchers addressing these challenges. QCMan 2014 will combine original full paper presentations with a motivating keynote to thoroughly explore this challenging topic