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Please Note: Distinguished keynote speakers already confirmed - Vint Cerf (Google Chief Internet Evangelist, USA), David Lassner (University of Hawaii, USA), Hossein Eslambolchi (2020 Venture Partners, USA), Toshitaka Tsuda (Fujitsu Labs, Japan), Yuan-Kuang Tu (Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan), Morris Sloman (Imperial College London, UK) and Dave Belanger (AT&T, USA). We are very proud to announce them! 

The 13th IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2012) will be held 16-20 April 2012 at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Maui, Hawaii, USA. Held in even-numbered years since 1988, NOMS 2012 will follow the 24 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 2012 will focus on the theme "Managing the Next Wave of Information and Communications Technologies," 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.

NOMS 2012 will offer five types of sessions: technical, application, poster, panel, and Dissertation Digest. Technical sessions will present high-quality papers on the latest research results in the network operations and management area. The mini-conference covers both (i) initial contributions and research results on emerging topics and (ii) contributions to currently existing research problems. Papers for the mini-conference will be selected from the pool of papers submitted to the technical sessions and will be presented in a separate track on the first day of the technical program. Application sessions will include papers focusing on experiences in the IT and telecommunications industries, including but not limited to service providers, OSS vendors, and equipment manufacturers. The application session scope includes customer/user requirements, management system implementations, and business practices. Poster sessions will provide insights into work-in-progress and rapidly evolving hot topics. Panel sessions will focus on business implications, market trends, and emerging applications with panelists who are the technology and business leaders. Dissertation Digest Sessions will select and award the best Ph.D. work in the area of Network and Service management. High quality will be assured through a well qualified Technical Program Committee and stringent peer review of paper submissions.


Authors are invited to submit papers that fall into or are related to the topic areas that are listed below. In addition, we invite submissions of proposals for technical panels, tutorials, workshops, and application session papers.

Network Management & Operational Experience

  • Ad-hoc networks
  • Wireless & mobile networks
  • Personal Area Networks
  • IP/MPLS networks
  • LANs
  • Optical networks
  • Sensor networks
  • Overlay networks
  • P2P networks
  • Broadband access networks
  • Future Internet
  • Home networks
  • Smart grids

Service Management

  • Multimedia service management
  • Data service management
  • Hosting
  • Data center management
  • Grid & cloud computing
  • Virtualized infrastructure management
  • Infrastructure as a Service
  • Platform as a Service
  • Software as a Service

Business Management

  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Process Management

Functional Areas

  • Fault management
  • Configuration management
  • Accounting management
  • Performance management
  • Security management
  • SLA management
  • Event management
  • Energy management

Management Approaches

  • Centralized management
  • Distributed management
  • Autonomic and self-management
  • Policy-based management
  • Integrated management


  • Protocols
  • Middleware
  • Web Service technologies for service creation and management
  • Mobile agents
  • Data, information, and semantic modeling

Methodologies for Network Operations and Management

  • Control theory
  • Optimization theory
  • Economic theory
  • Machine learning
  • Probability, stochastic processes, and queuing theory
  • Design and simulation
  • Experimental approaches
  • Visualization


  • Paper registration & submission: 22 August 2011 5 September 2011 (extended)
  • Notification of acceptance: 31 October 2011
  • Final Camera Ready papers: 15 January 2012


Authors are invited to submit original contributions (written in English) in PDF format through the NOMS 2012 web site. Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted. Each submission will be limited to 8 pages (full papers) or 4 pages (short papers) in IEEE 2-column style. Papers exceeding these limits, multiple submissions, and self-plagiarized papers will be rejected without further review. The authors of the NOMS2012 top papers will be encouraged to extend their work and submit to IEEE TNSM (IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management). These extended papers will undergo the normal TNSM peer-review process. 
To be published in the IEEE NOMS Conference Proceedings and IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented at the conference. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration is valid for up to 3 papers. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE NOMS Conference Proceedings and in IEEE Xplore®. IEEE Policy on Nondiscrimination:

  • Douglas N. Zuckerman, Telcordia, USA
  • Tom Moore, TropTel, USA


  • Filip De Turck, Ghent University-IBBT, Belgium 
  • Luciano Paschoal Gaspary, UFRGS, Brazil
  • Nazim Agoulmine, University of Evry, France
  • Osamu Akashi, NTT, Japan
  • Ehab Al-Shaer, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, USA
  • Nikos Anerousis, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
  • Shingo Ata, Osaka City University, Japan
  • Remi Badonnel, University of Nancy - LORIA, France
  • Javier Baliosian, University of the Republic, Uruguay
  • Arosha Bandara, The Open University, UK
  • Claudio Bartolini, HP Laboratories, USA
  • Joseph Betser, The Aerospace Corporation, USA
  • Kamal Bhattacharya, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
  • Thomas Bocek, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Aidan Boran, Alcatel-Lucent, Ireland
  • Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Torsten Braun, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • David Breitgand, IBM - Haifa Research Lab, Israel
  • Nevil Brownlee, The University of Auckland, New Zeland
  • Marcus Brunner, NEC Europe Ltd., Germany
  • Seraphin Calo, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
  • Joaquim Celestino Júnior, State university of Ceará, Brazil
  • Ritu Chadha, Telcordia, USA
  • Marinos Charalambides, University College London, UK
  • Prosper Chemouil, Orange Labs, France
  • Omar Cherkaoui, University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada
  • Mi-Jung Choi, Kangwon National University, Korea
  • Alexander Clemm, Cisco Systems, USA
  • Yixin Diao, IBM Research, USA
  • Elias P. Duarte Jr., UFPR, Brazil
  • Tamar Eilam, IBM Research, USA
  • Metin Feridun, IBM Research, Switzerland
  • Olivier Festor, INRIA Nancy - Grand Est, France
  • Joel Fleck, Hewlett Packard, USA
  • Luca Foschini, DEIS - University of Bologna, Italy
  • Stéphane Frénot, Université de Lyon - INRIA, France
  • Luciano Paschoal Gaspary, UFRGS, Brazil
  • Kurt Geihs, Universität Kassel, Germany
  • Yacine Ghamri-Doudane, ENSIIE & Université Paris-Est (LIGM lab)
  • Alberto Gonzalez, Cisco Systems, USA
  • Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville, UFRGS, Brazil
  • Go Hasegawa, Osaka University, Japan
  • Peer Hasselmeyer, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
  • David Hausheer, UC Berkeley and University of Zurich, USA
  • Choong Seon Hong, Kyung Hee University, Korea
  • James Won-Ki Hong, POSTECH, Korea
  • Cynthia Hood, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
  • Brendan Jennings, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • Hong-Taek Ju, Keimyung University, Korea
  • Martin Karsten, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Alexander Keller, IBM Global Technology Services, USA
  • Myung-Sup Kim, Korea University, Korea
  • Young-Tak Kim, Yeungnam University, Korea
  • Kazuhiko Kinoshita, Osaka University, Japan
  • Yoshiaki Kiriha, NEC, Japan
  • Lundy Lewis, Southern New Hampshire University, USA
  • Noura Limam, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Antonio Liotta, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Jorge Lobo, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
  • Emil Lupu, Imperial College, UK
  • Hanan Lutfiyya, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Leonidas Lymberopoulos, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
  • Edmundo Madeira, UNICAMP, Brazil
  • J.P. Martin-Flatin, EPFL, Switzerland
  • Deep Medhi, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
  • Sven van der Meer, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
  • Michael Menth, University of Tuebingen, Germany
  • Jose-Marcos Nogueira, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Michele Nogueira, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
  • Giorgio Nunzi, NEC Europe Ltd., Germany
  • Gerard Parr, University of Ulster, UK
  • George Pavlou, University College London, UK
  • Aiko Pras, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Jürgen Quittek, NEC Europe Ltd., Germany
  • Pradeep Ray, UNSW, Australia
  • Danny Raz, Technion, Israel
  • Gabi Dreo Rodosek, University of Federal Armed Forces - Munich, Germany
  • Aldri dos Santos, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
  • Jacques Sauvé, Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Brazil
  • Jürgen Schönwälder, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany
  • Karsten Schwan, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Joan Serrat, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain
  • Adarsh Sethi, University of Delaware, USA
  • Morris Sloman, Imperial College London, UK
  • José Neuman de Souza, UFC, Brazil
  • Rolf Stadler, KTH, Sweden
  • Radu State, University of Luxembourg, Luxemburg
  • Malgorzata Steinder, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, USA
  • Burkhard Stiller, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • John Strassner, POSTECH, Korea
  • Declan O'Sullivan, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Joe Sventek, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Makoto Takano, NTT West, Japan
  • Vanish Talwar, HP Laboratories, USA
  • Toshio Tonouchi, NEC, Japan
  • Mauro Tortonesi, University of Ferrara, Italy
  • Filip De Turck, Ghent University - IBBT, Belgium
  • Jorge López de Vergara, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
  • Vincent Wade, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Christopher Ward, IBM, USA
  • Carlos Westphall, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
  • Jiahai Yang, Tsinghua University, China
  • Martin Zach, Siemens AG Austria), Austria
  • Xiaoyun Zhu, VMware Inc., USA
  • Artur Ziviani, LNCC, Brazil
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