Call for Technical Session Papers

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The submission deadline has been extended to 9 September 2013 noon GMT

The 14th IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2014) will be held 5-9 May 2014 at Radisson Park Inn, Krakow, Poland. Held in even-numbered years since 1988, NOMS 2014 will follow the 26 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. NOMS 2014 will focus on the theme "Management in a Software-Defined World," presenting recent, emerging approaches, and technical solutions for dealing with future network and ICT infrastructures, as well as with novel services provided on top of these infrastructures in virtual environments (e.g., Cloud Computing and SDN).


Important dates

  • Submission deadline: 15 August 2013 9 September 2013 noon GMT (final!)
  • Notification of acceptance: 4 November 2013
  • Camera ready deadline: 15 January 2014

Topics of Interest

NOMS 2014 will offer various types of sessions: technical, experience, demo, poster, panel, and dissertation. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Software-Defined Networking

  • Advanced network virtualization
  • Applications
  • Case studies and practical deployments
  • Concepts
  • Control plane programmability
  • Data plane programmability
  • Mechanisms
  • Network functions virtualization
  • Non-IP protocols
  • Protocols, languages and frameworks (OpenFlow, Frenetic, OpenDaylight...)


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
  • Internet of Things
  • M2M networks
  • OSS/BSS development
  • Overlay networks
  • Personal area networks
  • Sensor networks
  • Smart cities
  • Smart Grids
  • 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
  • Deployment
  • Diagnostics, Tracing, Troubleshooting
  • Fault management
  • Energy-efficiency/green management
  • Service Assurance
  • Service Fulfillment
  • Service Level Management
  • Security Management

Management approaches

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

Technologies enabling management

  • Data, information, and semantic modeling
  • Message and software buses
  • Middleware
  • Mobile agents
  • Protocols
  • Social networking
  • Software engineering for clouds
  • Software product lines
  • Virtualization
  • Web services

Methodologies for network operations and management

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


Submission guidelines

  • Papers should be registered and submitted through JEMS (
  • Papers should be written in English, using the IEEE 2-column format, in PDF, limit of pages is 8 for full papers and 4 for short papers (excluding references)
  • Only original papers, neither published before nor submitted for publication elsewhere, can be submitted
  • All papers will be peer reviewed by at least three referees to assure a high quality technical program
  • The papers accepted and presented at IEEE/IFIP NOMS 2014 will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore® as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases. For detailed rules, see the NOMS webpage.

TPC Co-Chairs

  • Hanan Lutfiyya, The University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Piotr Cholda, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland