The 16th IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2018)

23-27 April 2018

Taipei, Taiwan

Call For Technical Papers

The 16th IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2018) will be held 23‐27 April 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan. Held in even‐numbered years since 1988, NOMS 2018 will follow the 30 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. The theme of NOMS2018 will be Towards Cognitive Management in a Cyber World, presenting recent, emerging approaches and technical solutions for dealing with management of Fixed Networks, Mobile Networks, Clouds, and Vertical Systems (e.g., smart cities and smart transportations, etc.) in order to enable convergence of the networked services. NOMS 2018 will offer various types of sessions: keynotes, technical, experience, demo, tutorial, poster, panel, and dissertation. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

Smart Vertical Systems in the 4th Industrial Revolution Era

  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Grid
  • Smart Homes
  • Cyber‐Physical Systems
  • Internet of Things
  • 5G
  • Social Networks
  • Applications and case studies

Software‐Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV)

  • Network virtualization
  • Control plane programmability
  • Data plane programmability
  • Management & Orchestration (MANO)
  • Service Function Chaining
  • Protocols, languages and frameworks
  • Open source networking (ONOS, CORD, ODL, ONAP, OSM, OVS, DPDK, etc.)
  • Cloud native networking
  • Case studies and practical deployments

Technologies Enabling Smart Management

  • Management with Big Data
  • Management with AI, Deep Learning
  • Data, information, and semantic modeling
  • Message and software buses
  • Middleware, Mobile agents, Protocols
  • Software engineering for clouds
  • Software product lines
  • Virtualization
  • Web services

Security Management

  • Intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, intrusion response
  • Network security
  • Security for peer‐to‐peer and overlay networks
  • Security for smart X and large systems and critical infrastructures
  • Privacy and anonymity
  • Vulnerability management
  • Early warning

Network Management & Operational Experience

  • Ad‐hoc networks
  • Automotive and Vehicular Networks
  • Big Data in and for management
  • Broadband access networks
  • Cognitive Radio networks
  • Data Centers
  • e‐Maintenance
  • Future Internet
  • Heterogeneous networks
  • Home networks
  • M2M networks
  • OSS/BSS development
  • Overlay networks
  • Personal area networks
  • Sensor networks
  • Wireless & mobile networks

Service Management

  • Business management
  • Clouds
  • Data center management
  • Data service management
  • Hosting
  • Infrastructure as a Service, Management as a Service, Platform as a Service, Software as a Service
  • IT service management
  • Managed service provisioning
  • Multimedia service management
  • OTT service management
  • Virtualized infrastructure management

Functional areas

  • Billing, Accounting
  • Configuration and Deployment
  • Diagnostics, Tracing, Troubleshooting
  • Fault management
  • Energy‐efficiency/green management
  • Service Assurance
  • Service Fulfillment
  • Service Level Management
  • Security Management

Methodologies for Network Operations and Management

  • Control theory
  • Data collection and aggregation
  • Data mining, Machine learning
  • Design and simulation
  • Economic/finance theories
  • Experimental approaches
  • Optimization theory
  • Probability and stochastic processes, queuing theory
  • Risk management
  • Software engineering methodologies
  • Visualization

Management approaches

  • Autonomic and self‐management
  • Best practices
  • Centralized management
  • Distributed management
  • Integrated management
  • Management architectures
  • Organizational aspects
  • Policy‐based management
  • Process oriented management
  • IT service management (ITSM)
  • Process engineering and frameworks (ITIL, CobIT, RiskIT, ValIT)

Important Dates

Paper Submission Sep. 5, 2017
Notification of Acceptance Dec. 4, 2017
Camera Ready Jan. 12, 2018

Submission Guideline

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Organizing Committee


  • Yuan-Kuang Tu
    Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan


  • James Won-Ki Hong
    POSTECH, Korea
  • Yu-Chee Tseng
    National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan


  • Young-Tak Kim
    Yeungnam University, Korea
  • Clarissa Marquezan
    Huawei Technologies, Germany
  • Chih-Wei Yi
    National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan


  • Alex Galis
    UCL, UK
  • Yu-Huang Chu
    Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan
  • Taesang Choi
    ETRI, Korea


  • Filip De Turck
    Ghent University, Belgium
  • Phone Lin
    National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Kiyohito Yoshihara
    KDDI Research, Japan


  • Noura Limam
    University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Shingo Ata
    Osaka City University, Japan
  • Joon-Myung Kang
    Hewlett Packard Labs, USA
  • Chung-Ta King
    National Tsing Hua University., Taiwan


  • Mohamed Faten Zhani
    École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada
  • Cheng-Hsin Hsu
    National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
  • Takumi Miyoshi
    Shibaura Inst. of Tech., Japan


  • Prosper Chemouil
    Orange Labs, France
  • Roberto Riggio
    Create-Net, Italy
  • Jiann-Liang Chen
    National Taiwan Univ. of Sci. & Tech., Taiwan
  • Kazuhiko Kinoshita
    Tokushima University, Japan


  • Luciano Paschoal Gaspary
    UFRGS, Brazil
  • Yen-Wen Chen
    National Central Univ., Taiwan
  • Hong-Taek Ju
    Keimyung Univ., Korea


  • Remi Badonnel
    Telecom Nancy, France
  • Sejun Song
  • Wen-Chih Peng
    National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  • Mu-Chun Su
    National Central University, Taiwan


  • Shen Lin Chou
    ITRI, Taiwan
  • Young-Woo Lee
    KT, Korea
  • Manabu Nakagawa
    NTT Communications, Japan


  • Teh-Sheng Huang
    Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan
  • Buseung Cho
    KISTI, Korea


  • Olivier Festor
    Telcom Nancy, France
  • Carol Fung
    Virginia Commonwealth University, USA


  • Chien Chen
    National Chiao Tung University


  • Bruce Worthman
    IEEE ComSoc, USA


  • Gayle Weisman
    IEEE ComSoc, USA


  • Jiun-Long Huang
    National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  • Myung-Sup Kim
    Korea University, Korea


  • Yung-Ju Chang
    National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  • Raylin Tso
    National Chengchi University, Taiwan
  • Chih-Hao Chang
    TamKang University, Taiwan


  • Chi Yu Li
    National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan


  • Yung-Ju Chang
    National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  • His-Lu Chao
    National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan


  • Burkhard Stiller
    U. of Zurich, Switzerland
  • Chien-Chao Tseng
    National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  • Yoonhee Kim
    Sookmyung Women’s University, Korea
  • Takuya Asaka
    Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
  • Deep Medhi
    University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA
  • Carlos Westphall
    SCFU, Brazil
  • John Jiahai Yang
    Tsinghua University, China
  • Rocky K. C. Chang
    Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
  • Teerapat Sanguankotchakorn
    AIT, Thailand
  • Rajan Shankaran
    Macquarie University, Australia
  • Shie-Yuan Wang
    National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan


  • Raouf Boutaba
    University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Marus Brunner
    Swisscom, Switzerland
  • Prosper Chemouil
    Orange Labs, France
  • Alexander Clemm
    Huawei, USA
  • Olivier Festor
    Telcom Nancy, France
  • Nobuo Fujii
    Cyber Creative Institute, Japan
  • James Won-Ki Hong
    POSTECH, Korea
  • Aiko Pras
    University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville
    UFRGS, Brazil
  • Doug Zuckerman
    Vencore Labs, USA


  • Masayoshi Ejiri
  • Choong Seon Hong
    Kyung Hee University, Korea
  • Yoshiaki Kiriha
    NEC, Japan
  • Wang-Cheol Song
    Jeju National University, Korea
  • Yoshiaki Tanaka
    Waseda University, Japan