12th International Conference on Network and Service Management
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Oct. 31 - Nov. 4, 2016

Call for Papers

The 12th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM) is inviting authors to submit original contributions in the network and service management research area. CNSM 2016 is a selective single-track conference, co-sponsored by DMTF, IBM, and IEEE SDN Initiative, 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 2016 will be published open access on the conference Web site (with IFIP copyright) and submitted to IEEE for inclusion in IEEE Xplore, ACM and IFIP Digital Libraries. Authors of selected papers accepted for publication in the CNSM 2016 proceedings will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers to the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management journal.

Topics of interest (but are not limited to):

Network Management

  • Software-defined networks
  • Virtual networks
  • Overlay networks
  • Wireless networks and cellular networks
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Internet of Things networks
  • Information-centric networks
  • Enterprise networks and campus networks
  • Data center networks
  • Optical networks
  • IP networks
  • Home networks
  • Access networks
  • SCADA networks and distributed control systems
  • Smart Cities and Smart Grids


Management Paradigms

  • Centralized management
  • Distributed management
  • Hierarchical management
  • Federated management
  • Autonomic and cognitive management
  • Policy-based management
  • Pro-active management
  • Energy-aware management
  • Quality of experience-centric management


Service Management

  • Cloud computing services
  • Content delivery services
  • Multimedia services
  • Internet connectivity and Internet access
  • Internet of Things services
  • Security services
  • Context-aware services
  • Information technology services


Functional Areas

  • Deployment management
  • Fault management
  • Configuration management
  • Accounting management
  • Performance management
  • Security management


Business Management

  • Economic aspects
  • Multi-stakeholder aspects
  • Service level agreements
  • Lifecycle aspects
  • Process and workflow aspects
  • Legal perspective
  • Regulatory perspective
  • Privacy aspects


Management Technologies

  • Network function virtualization
  • Software-defined networking
  • Orchestration
  • Cloud computing and cloud storage
  • Communication protocols
  • Middleware
  • Data models, information models semantic models
  • Operations support systems and business support systems
  • Information visualization



  • Mathematical optimization
  • Control theory
  • Probability theory, stochastic processes, and queuing theory
  • Machine learning
  • Evolutionary algorithms
  • Economic theory and game theory
  • Mathematical logic and automated reasoning
  • Data mining and (big) data analysis
  • Monitoring and measurements
  • Computer simulation experiments
  • Prototype implementation and testbed experimentation
  • Field trials


Important Dates

Paper Submission: June 14th, 2016 (FIRM)
Rebuttal Phase: Aug. 5th to 10th, 2016
Acceptance Notification: Aug. 22nd, 2016
Camera Ready Paper: Sept. 11th, 2016
Conference: Oct. 31st - Nov. 4th, 2016

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