IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium 23-27 April 2017, Taipei, Taiwan (Paper Submission Date: 5 September 2017)


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


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


Data center management

Data service management


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 areass

- 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)


Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit original contributions written in English that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers must be formatted using the IEEE 2-column format and not exceed 8 pages (excluding references). All papers should be submitted through JEMS at

All submitted   papers   will be peer-reviewed. Accepted and

presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore.

For more information on NOMS2018 and paper submissions, please visit:


Important Dates

Paper Submission: Sep. 5, 2017 Notification of Acceptance: Dec. 4, 2017 Final Camera Ready: Jan. 12, 2018 Conference date: May 23-27, 2018



Young-Tak Kim, Yeungnam University, Korea

Chih-Wei Yi, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Clarissa Marquezan, Huawei Technologies, Germany