Call for Papers

Please download the CNSM CFP flyer here:

Important Dates

Paper Registration: 7 June 2021
Paper Submission: 11 June 2021
Acceptance Notification: 15 July 2021
Camera Ready Due: 1 August 2021
Conference: 25-29 October 2021

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
  • Information-centric networks
  • Enterprise and campus networks
  • Data center networks
  • Optical networks
  • Home networks
  • Access networks
  • Smart cities and Smart grids

Management Technologies

  • Network function virtualization
  • Software-defined networking
  • Orchestration
  • Network slicing
  • Service function chaining
  • Cloud computing and cloud storage
  • Edge/Fog computing
  • Middleware
  • Data models and semantic models
  • Operations support systems and business support systems

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


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

Management Paradigms

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

Business Management

  • Economic / financial aspects
  • Multi-stakeholder aspects
  • Service level agreements
  • Lifecycle aspects
  • Process and workflow aspects
  • Privacy aspects

Functional Areas

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

Paper Submission

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 9 pages including references (full papers) or 5 pages including references (short papers). They have to be submitted electronically in PDF format through EDAS at

Papers exceeding page limits, multiple submissions, and self-plagiarized papers will be rejected without further review. All other papers will get a thorough single-blind review process, followed by a rebuttal phase.