Call for Experience Session Papers

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The submission deadline has been extended to 9 September 2013

NOMS 2014 will be next year's IEEE flagship conference in the area of management of networked systems and services. The symposium will include an Experience Session program. Experience Sessions complement the Technical Sessions with contributions that emphasize practical experiences and lessons learnt in applying, implementing, and deploying management technology. They will focus on aspects such as real-world deployment scenarios, experiences with the management of new services and technology, industrial applications of management technology, implementation experiences, and organizational considerations. Experience sessions are particularly aimed at decision makers and experts from industry.

New this year and for the first time at NOMS, the best Experience Paper will be recognized with an award.

Topics of interest 
NOMS 2014's theme is "Management in a Software Defined World". NOMS 2014 will place particular emphasis on Software Defined Networking and related technologies; submissions in those areas are particularly encouraged. Specific topics include but are not limited to the ones listed below. Please refer also to the general Call for Papers.
  • Management case studies and best practices
  • Issues and experiences with practical deployments
  • Software Defined Networks and enabling technologies
  • Open source SDN frameworks, Open Daylight
  • Experiences with OpenFlow deployments
  • Orchestration and SDN controllers
  • Network Function Virtualization implementations
  • Data center automation
  • Management of cloud
  • Cloud service assurance
  • Big Data analytics in management
  • Management of virtualized environments
  • OSS/BSS development
  • Virtualization of operation centers and help desks
  • Organizational aspects of IT service management
  • IT governance
  • Service engineering and operational challenges
  • Management of emerging networks and services
  • Green management and managing energy efficiency
  • Smart buildings, industrial automation and management
  • Experiences with autonomic networking and self-management
  • Application of machine learning and data mining to management
  • Advances in standardization
  • Management information models
  • Event correlation, diagnostics, fault, performance management
  • Billing and accounting models and service level management
  • Business alignment of IT service management
  • Experiences with Call Home frameworks
  • Managed service provider issues
  • Service delivery and service assurance
  • Experiences with process engineering and frameworks (ITIL, eTOM)
  • Other topics in network and service operations and management

Submission instructions 
Submissions should be made using the JEMS conference submission system at
Papers for the Experience Sessions must be written in English and adhere to one of the following two format options:
  • Option 1: Annotated Slides. Papers should have a visual in the upper half of a page and the explanatory text in the lower half. Paper submissions must not exceed 15 annotated visuals including title and references, in PDF only. Click here for an example. 
  • Option 2: IEEE 2-column format. This is the same format as for Technical Sessions. Paper submissions must not exceed 6 pages, in PDF only. Click here for an example.    
Detailed author instructions are available on the author information page on the conference web site.

Submitted papers may not be submitted for conference publication, journal publication, or be under review for any other conference or journal.
Important dates
  • Paper submission: 24 August 2013 9 September 2013 (extended!)
  • Notification: 31 October 2013
  • Camera ready: 15 January 2014    

Experience Session Co-Chairs
  • Alexander Clemm, Cisco, USA
  • Luciano Paschoal Gaspary, UFRGS, Brazil