Call For Submissions

Call for Technical Session Papers

The 15th IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2016) will be held between 25-29 April 2016 at İstanbul Technical University, Süleyman Demirel Kültür Merkezi, Istanbul, Turkey. Held in even-numbered years since 1988, NOMS 2016 will follow the 28 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. NOMS 2016 will focus on the theme "Managing Everything toward a Secure, Smart, and Hyperconnected World", presenting recent, emerging approaches, and technical solutions for dealing with future network and ICT infrastructures, as well as with novel services provided in smart and hyperconnected environments (e.g., smart cities, Internet of Things).

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NOMS 2016 will offer various types of sessions: technical, experience, demo, poster, panel, and dissertation. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Smart and hyperconnected environments
    • Smart Cities
    • Smart Grid
    • Smart Homes
    • Cyber-Physical Systems
    • Internet of Things
    • Social Networks
    • Applications and case studies
  • Software-Defined Networking
    • Advanced network virtualization
    • Case studies and practical deployments
    • Control plane programmability
    • Data plane programmability
    • Network functions virtualization
    • Non-IP protocols
    • Protocols, languages and frameworks (OpenFlow, Frenetic, OpenDaylight...)
  • 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-Maintenace
    • 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
    • Deployment
    • Diagnostics, Tracing, Troubleshooting
    • Fault management
    • Energy-efficiency/green management
    • Service Assurance
    • Service Fulfillment
    • Service Level Management
    • Security Management
  • 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)
  • Technologies enabling management
    • Data, information, and semantic modeling
    • Message and software buses
    • Middleware
    • Mobile agents
    • Protocols
    • Software engineering for clouds
    • Software product lines
    • Virtualization
    • Web services
  • Methodologies for network operations and management
    • Control theory
    • Data collection and aggregation
    • Data mining
    • Design and simulation
    • Economic/finance theories
    • Experimental approaches
    • Machine learning
    • Optimization theory
    • Probability and stochastic processes, queuing theory
    • Risk management
    • Software engineering methodologies
    • Visualization
  • Security and security management
    • Security aspects, principles, technologies, protocols for all other aforementioned topics
    • Intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, intrusion response
    • Network security
    • Security for peer-to-peer and overlay networks
    • Near Field Communication (NFC) Security
    • Security for smart X
    • Security for large systems and critical infrastructures
    • Privacy and anonymity
    • Vulnerability management
    • Early warning

Submission Guidelines

  • Papers should be registered and submitted through JEMS.
  • Papers should be written in English, using the IEEE 2-column format, in PDF, limit of pages is 8+1 (references) and 4 pages for short papers.
  • Only original papers, neither published before nor submitted for publication elsewhere, can be submitted.
  • All papers will be peer reviewed by at least three referees to assure a high quality technical program.
  • Conference content will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore®.
  • IEEE and IEEE Communications Society Policies
    • To ensure appropriate consideration of conflicts of interest during the review process, the ComSoc prohibits changes to the list of authors once a paper has been submitted for review during review, revision, or (if accepted) final publication. The author list may be changed only prior to the submission deadline.
    • To be published in the IEEE/IFIP NOMS 2016 Conference Proceedings and IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference unless the TPC Chair grants permission for a substitute presenter.
    • Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration is valid for up to 3 papers. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the /IFIP NOMS 2016 Conference Proceedings and in IEEE Xplore®.

Important Dates

  • Paper registration & submission: September 22,2015 
  • Notification of acceptance: November 20, 2015
  • Final Camera Ready papers: February 10, 2016

General Chairs

Sema Oktug
Istanbul Technical University
Mehmet Ulema
Manhattan College

TPC Chairs

Brendan Jennings
Waterford Institute of Technology
Melike Erol-Kantarci
Clarkson University
Helmut Reiser
Ludwig-Maximilians University