The Seventh IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2000) will be held on 10 - 14 April 2000 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. The symposium is sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society's Technical Committee on Network Operations and Management (CNOM), with technical co-sponsorship from the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 6.6 on Network Management.

NOMS and the IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM)[tm] are the premier technical conferences in the area of network and systems management, operations and control. Held in the even-numbered years since 1988, NOMS 2000 will continue the well-established tradition of NOMS and IM as the primary forum for technical exchange for the research, standards, development, systems integrator, vendor and user communities in the area of network operations and management.

NOMS 2000 will present the latest industrial solutions for network operations and management in an exciting program of technical sessions, tutorials, vendor exhibits and "birds of a feather" sessions that address the ever-increasing interest in overall management solutions for all types of communications and computing networks, systems, services and enterprise applications. This will be one of the most significant Management events in the calendar, with active participation of leading technical experts and a stringent review process for all papers and tutorial contributions.

In addition to the regular presentation sessions, the Symposium will also offer poster sessions for more informal interaction and presenting work in progress. Selections for both full presentations and poster sessions will be made from the submissions to the Symposium, although extended abstracts can be submitted for consideration as poster presentations only.

A limited number of stipends will be available to students who are unable to obtain funding to attend the symposium. Students whose papers are accepted and who will present the paper themselves are encouraged to apply if such assistance is needed. Please also note that a limited number of IEEE Student Travel Grants may be available for student authors from outside North America who will be presenting papers. Please consult the author kit for further details on student travel grants.


Authors are invited to submit papers which are not under consideration or been published elsewhere, as well as proposals for tutorials, panel discussions, poster presentations, or birds-of-a-feather sessions (informal discussion groups) in the subject areas listed below.

All paper submissions should reflect either original research or significant insight from ongoing projects or other experience. We particularly encourage industrial papers on case studies and experiences which emphasize the lessons learned.

In addition to the subject areas listed below, all other areas relevant to management are also welcome:

  • Distributed Systems and Applications Management
  • New Enabling Management Platforms (CORBA, DCOM, Java,etc.)
  • Using the Web for Management
  • Management Tools and Applications
  • Integration of Network Control and Management
  • Network Design Tools and Capacity
  • Planning Active Network Management
  • Intelligent Agent Technology
  • Interoperability and Cooperative Control
  • Management of the Internet, Intranets and the Web
  • Management of Electronic Commerce
  • Management of Mobile Systems and Networks
  • Personal Communications Services Management
  • Multimedia and Telecommunication Service Management
  • Information Models
  • Policy-Driven Management
  • Monitoring, Event and Fault Handling
  • Quality of Service Management
  • Security Management
  • Open Network Control Standards
  • Frameworks and Issues: OSI, SNMP, TMN, TINA, ODP etc.
  • Case Studies and Experiences
  • User and Service Profile Management
  • Human Factors, User Interfaces and Virtual Reality for Management
  • Management of Cable Networks and DTH
  • Broadcast Networks
  • Management of Voice over Packet Management of Datacentric and Converged Networks
  • AI Techniques for Network Management
  • OSS Interconnection Management
  • Internet Traffic Engineering and Shaping

Please use the following paper format guideline to prepare your paper:
author instructions (html file)

author-guide.pdf (PDF) 221 K

Click here to view a sample paper:
sample.pdf (PDF) 158 K


Deadline for Receipt of Papers: 1 August 1999
Deadline for Receipt of Proposals for Tutorials, BOFs, Panels and Posters: 15 August 1999
Notification of Acceptance Mailed: 23 October 1999
Final Camera Ready Papers Due: 7 January 2000


Papers are to be written in English. Please note that there is a change of paper format. While previous NOMS used a visual/text format, NOMS 2000 will require full papers.

A sample paper is now available here in pdf format..

The cover page should indicate whether it is a research or experiences paper; and include paper title, brief abstract, list of key-words, author(s) full name(s), affiliation(s) and complete address(es), telephone number(s) and electronic mail address(es). Technical papers should not be longer than 12 single-spaced pages. Extended abstracts of 3-5 pages will be accepted for poster session papers.

All technical paper and poster session submissions will be carefully reviewed by at least three international experts and returned to the author(s) with comments to ensure high quality. The authors of accepted papers will receive the suggested modifications for inclusion in the widely distributed, hard-bound Symposium Proceedings. Final papers arriving too late will be removed from the program. The authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the symposium.


Authors are requested to submit papers in PDF or Postscript format via the Web. For ALL submissions, a printed hard copy must also be sent to the appropriate Technical Program Co-Chair:

Technical Program Co-Chair:
(Americas, Europe)

Robert Weihmayer Advanced/Internet Services GTE Internetworking/Information Technology
150 CambridgePark Drive, MS 20/760
Cambridge, MA 02140, USA
Tel: +1 617 873 6141
Fax: +1 617 873 4265
Technical Program Co-Chair:
(Asia, Oceania, Africa)

Prof. James Won-Ki Hong
San 31 Hyoja, Namgu Pohang, Korea 790-784 Tel: +82 562 279 2244
Fax: +82 562 279 5663



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