Call for Papers

The 15th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM) is inviting authors to submit original contributions in the network and service management research area. CNSM 2019 is a selective single-track conference, 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 2019 will be published open access on the conference website (with IFIP copyright). Authors of selected papers accepted for publication in the CNSM 2019 proceedings will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers to the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management.

Topics of interest ( but not limited to):

Network Management

  • Software-defined networks
  • Virtual networks
  • Overlay networks
  • Wireless and cellular networks
  • 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

Business Management

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

Functional Areas

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

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

Methods

  • Mathematical optimization
  • Control theory
  • Probability theory, stochastic processes, and queuing theory
  • Machine learning, artificial intelligence
  • Evolutionary computing
  • 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

 

Authors are invited to submit original contributions that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers should be prepared using the IEEE 2-column conference style and are limited to 8 pages excluding references (full papers) or 4 pages excluding references (short papers). They have to be submitted electronically in PDF format through EDAS. Papers exceeding page limits, multiple submissions, and self-plagiarized papers will be rejected without further review. All other papers will sustain a thorough single-blind review process, followed by a rebuttal phase.

 

Important dates

Paper Submission: May 15, 2019
Acceptance Notification: August 5, 2019
Camera Ready Due: October 30, 2019
Conference: Oct. 21 - 25, 2019

General Chair:

Hanan Lutfiyya, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Yixin Diao, IBM T.J. Watson Research, USA

Technical Program Co-Chairs:

Nur Zincir-Heywood, Dalhousie University, Canada
Remi Badonnel, Telecom Nancy, France