Call for Dissertation Papers

The IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2016) technical program will include Dissertation Paper sessions. The goal is to provide Ph.D. students in the area of Network and Service management the opportunity to present their Ph.D. work to the wider NOMS audience. Authors who have completed or are expected to complete their thesis work in 2015 are eligible for the Dissertation Paper sessions.
The NOMS 2016 Dissertation Paper Committee considers to hand out an award for the best work. The assessment criteria for the award include the relevance of the work for network and service management, the potential of the thesis results’ for future engineering practice, the novelty and contribution of the work, and the quality of publications and software produced as part of the thesis. 


Submission Instructions

Eligible authors are invited to submit their work through the JEMS system at The paper must be an extended abstract of the thesis, and the text structure close to that of a regular paper. It must be written in English, with at most 5 pages (excluding references), and formatted according to the IEEE double column style. The URL to the thesis text, as well as the list of papers published in the course of the thesis work, must be included in the reference section. Only PDF submissions will be accepted. The authors of the thesis paper will be the (ex-)student and his/her supervisor(s), thus, defining at most 3 authors. The dissertation chairs may request evidence of the defense or formal submission of the thesis.

​​Authors of accepted submissions are invited to present their paper in the Dissertation Paper sessions of NOMS 2016. The paper will be included in the NOMS 2016 proceedings and published in IEEE Xplore.

Submission Link:


Important Dates

  • Submission: December 15, 2015
  • Notification of Acceptance: January 15, 2016
  • Camera-ready Version: January 30, 2016


Dissertation Session Co-chairs

Burkhard Stiller
University of Zürich, Switzerland
Ertan Onur
Middle East Technical University, Turkey