11th International Conference on Network and Service Management
Barcelona, Spain - November 09-13, 2015

Call for Papers

The 11th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM) is inviting authors to submit original contributions in the network and service management research area. CNSM 2015 is a selective single-track conference, technically co-sponsored by IFIP WG 6.6, IEEE Communications Society, and IEEE Computer Society, and organized in cooperation with ACM SIGCOMM, covering all aspects of the management of networks and services, pervasive systems, enterprises, and cloud computing environments. The core track is accompanied by a series of workshops and poster sessions.

Papers accepted and presented at CNSM 2015 will be published open access on the conference Web site (with IFIP copyright) and included in the IFIP Digital Library and in IEEE Xplore. Authors of selected papers accepted for publication in the CNSM 2015 proceedings will be invited to submit an extended version of their paper to the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management journal.

Topics of interest (but are not limited to):

Network Management

  • Software Defined Networks
  • Home Networks and the Internet of Things
  • Future Internet and Novel Network Technologies
  • Content Distribution Networks
  • Virtual and Overlay Networks
  • Data Centers Networks and Storage Area Networks
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Wireless and Mobile Networks
  • Broadband Access Networks
  • Cognitive Radio Networks
  • IP/MPLS Networks
  • Optical Networks
  • Heterogeneous Networks
  • Industrial Automation Networks
  • Smart Cities and Smart Grids


Service Management

  • IT Service Management
  • Cloud Services and Cloud Federations
  • Multimedia and Data Services
  • Content Delivery Platforms and Services
  • Resource Provisioning and Management
  • Service Discovery, Migration and Orchestration
  • Hosting and Virtualized Infrastructures
  • Over the Top Service Management
  • Enterprise Information and Resource Planning Systems
  • Management as a Service


Business Management

  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Business Process Management
  • Business Impact Analysis


Functional Areas

  • Deployment Management
  • Fault Management
  • Configuration Management
  • Accounting and Billing Management
  • Performance Management
  • Security Management


Management Approaches

  • Centralized Management and Distributed Management
  • Autonomic and Self-Management
  • Policy-based Management
  • Federated Management and Pro-Active Management
  • Energy-Aware Management and QoS / QoE-Centric Management
  • Management Architectures


Management Technologies

  • Network Programmability, Cloud Computing
  • Network Function Virtualization and Service Chaining
  • (Big) Data, Information and Semantic Modeling
  • Protocols and Languages
  • Middleware, Message and Software Buses, Mobile Agents
  • Social Networking, Human-Machine Interactions
  • Operations and Business Support Systems (OSS/BSS)



  • (Big) Data Analytics and Data Mining
  • Monitoring and Measurements
  • Control Theories and Optimization Theories
  • Economic and Game Theories
  • Machine Learning and Computational Intelligence
  • Probability, Stochastic Processes, and Queuing Theory
  • Modeling and Simulation, Visualization
  • Experimental Studies


Important Dates

Paper Submission: June 14th, 2015 (FIRM!)
Rebuttal Phase: July 20th - 26th, 2015
Acceptance Notification: August 10th, 2015
Camera Ready Paper: September 20th, 2015
Conference: November 9th - 13th, 2015


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