[GHPN-WG] DSOM 2007 - 18th IFIP/IEEE Distributed Systems: Operations and Management

Sumit Naiksatam snaiksatam at scu.edu
Thu Apr 26 01:44:20 CDT 2007

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                October 29-31, 2007 - San Jose, California

                            CALL FOR PAPERS

The IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Distributed Systems:  Operations and Management  (DSOM)  is the premier  annual workshop  in the general area of network and services management.  It has built up its strong reputation over a  period  of  almost  two  decades.   The  workshop  is  sponsored  by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 6.6 on  Management  of  Networks  and  Distributed  Systems,  with technical co- sponsorship  by  the  IEEE Communications Society, Technical  Committee  on Network  Operations  and Management (CNOM).  In its 18th edition,  DSOM 2007 will be held October 29-31,  2007 in Silicon Valley,  California, as part of the  3rd International Week on Management of Networks and Services  (Manweek 2007).

The primary theme of DSOM 2007 will be  "Managing Virtualization of Networks and  Services."  Virtualization,  in  which  properties  of  a service  are decoupled   from   its  physical   realization  over   networking   and IT infrastructure,  is  capturing  the imagination  of  the  industry  and the research community alike.  The goal of DSOM 2007 is to shed light on related research issues,  investigating questions  such as:  what is different about virtualization  in 2007  compared to  the mainframe era, what  advances  in network  control and  self-management  may advance virtualization,  what new problems we will incur when managing virtualized networks and services,  and how management itself may benefit from virtualization. Submissions on topics related  to  managing virtualization  of  networks and  services  are hence particularly encouraged.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
  - Virtualization of networks and services
  - Management implications of virtualization
  - Managing security in a virtual environment
  - Self-management and virtualization
  - Troubleshooting virtualized networks and services
  - Performance and QoS management in virtualized environments
  - Management patterns and algorithms for scalable management
  - Controlling the tradeoffs between overhead, accuracy,
    robustness, and security
  - Distributed, decentralized, and peer-to-peer management
  - Management of next generation service networks
  - Monitoring and measurements
  - Anomaly detection and data mining for management
  - Fault management and event correlation
  - Management and operations of massively redundant data centers
  - Semantic Web techniques for management
  - Instrumentation and embedded management
  - Implementation, deployment, and operations experiences

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It is planned to publish  DSOM 2007 proceedings in Springer-Verlag's Lecture Notes in  Computer Science (LNCS)  series.  Paper submissions must  present original,  unpublished research or  experiences.
Late-breaking advances and work-in-progress  reports from ongoing research are also encouraged. Papers under review  elsewhere  MUST NOT be  submitted to  DSOM 2007.  Authors are requested to submit either long or short papers, strictly in LNCS format:

  - Long papers (up to 12 single-spaced single-column pages)
  - Short papers describing work-in-progress (up to 4 pages)

Submissions  exceeding the above mentioned page limits will not be reviewed.

Papers  must  be  submitted  electronically   through  the  JEMS conference management  system  at  https://jems.sbc.org.br/dsom2007 (only PDF files are permitted).

  - Submission:   May 13, 2007 (GMT)
  - Notification: July 6, 2007
  - Camera ready: August 2, 2007

Alexander Clemm        -Cisco, USA- alex at cisco.com                 
Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville       -UFRGS, Brazil-  granville at inf.ufrgs.br               
Rolf Stadler -KTH, Sweden- stadler at ee.kth.se 

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