The 5th IEEE International Workshop on
Management of Emerging Networks and Services (IEEE MENS 2013)

in conjunction with IEEE GLOBECOM 2013, 9-13 December, Atlanta, Georgia, USA


More recently, requirements in network management and control have been amended by emerging network and computing models, including wireless sensor networks, ad hoc networks, overlay networks, grid networks, optical networks, multimedia networks, storage networks, the convergence of next generation networks (NGN), the clouds, or even nano-networks etc. Increasingly ubiquitous network environments require new management strategies, which can cope with resource constraints, multi-federated operations, scalability, dependability, context awareness, security, mobility and probability etc. To bring complex network systems under control, it is necessary for the IT industry to move to autonomic management, autonomic features in both the data and control planes of the network, context-aware management and self-management systems in which technology itself is used to manage technology. New theoretical approaches are needed in resolving the challenging problems in network management including network architectural reference models that incorporate autonomic and self-management principles. This workshop will provide a forum to researchers to propose theories and technologies on the management of emerging networks and services, share their experience of IT and telecommunications industries and discuss future management solutions for emerging networks and services. The workshop will also give the opportunity for the various communities and stakeholders to show results of adopting the ETSI AFI GANA Reference Model in research work and prototyping, while at the same time presenting and discussing the ways in which various research results can be contributed to the evolution of the Reference Model (as it becomes a commonly-shared framework for autonomic, cognitive networking and self-management).


Authors are invited to submit papers in theories and techniques for the management of emerging networks or related areas. Topics of the workshop include but are not limited to:
- Management of Emerging Networks and Services
- Management of Next-Generation Networks
- Management of Ad-hoc/Mesh Networks
- Management of 3G/4G Networks
- Management of Sensor Networks
- Resource Management of Wireless Networks
- Management of Virtualized Networks, Virtualized Resources and Virtualized Network Functions
- Management of Overlay Networks
- Management of VPN
- Management of P2P Networks
- Management of Grid Architecture
- Management of Multimedia Networks
- Management of Satellite Networks
- Management of Optical Networks
- Management of Cognitive Networks
- Management of Future Internet
- Management of Clouds
- Management of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication systems and networks
- Converged Management of Fixed and Mobile Networks: Solutions for NGMN NGCOR Project
- Federation Models and Federated Management of Heterogeneous Networks
- Evolution of Information Models and Data Models
- Adoption and application of the ETSI AFI GANA Reference Model for the Self-Managing Future Internet
- Network and Protocols Evolutions towards the Self-Managing Future Internet
- Evolving IPv6 Protocols towards IPv6++ for advanced Self-Managing Network Features
- Software-Driven/Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Management & Control
- OpenFlow Networking and Management
- Policy-based Network Management
- Bio-inspired Network Management
- AI Approaches for Network Management
- Control Theory for Network Management
- New Theory for Network Management
- Autonomic Management and Communication
- Self-management (Self-*) and Initiatives towards Standardization
- Context-aware Management
- Converged Networks and Services
- Management of SON (Self-Organizing Networks) Functions
- Reports on New Management Challenges in IT and Network Industries
- QoS & Performance Management in Emerging networks
- Security Management of Emerging Networks and Services
- Mobility management
- Managing energy consumption in resource constrained networks
- Metrics, Techniques, and Experiments for Evaluating Network Management Architectures
- Experimental Platforms that Support Network Management Research

All accepted and presented papers will be included in the IEEE GLOBECOM proceedings and IEEE  Xplore and indexed in relevant databases (EI).

Important Dates:

Submission due: July 7th (Sunday) 23:59 EDT (Firm), 2013 June 30, 2013
Accept notification: September 10th, 2013 September 1st, 2013
Camera Ready: October 1st, 2013