Call for Papers

The 4th Latin American Network Operations and Management Symposium - LANOMS 2005, to be held in Porto Alegre - Brazil, is the result of the great success of the previous LANOMS 1999 (held in Rio de Janeiro), LANOMS 2001 (held in Belo Horizonte), and LANOMS 2003 (held in Iguassu Falls), as well as the other successful events in the area of network management: NOMS and APNOMS.

The LANOMS 2005 is promoted by the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS) and by the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS). The main goal of LANOMS 2005 is to create a forum more specific to the necessities of Latin American in the area of network management involving networking and telecommunications companies, academic institutions and equipment vendors. LANOMS is an event open to participants from all over the world who are interested in having, or already have, research or commercial liaisons in Latin America - one of the fastest growing regions in the world in networking.


The LANOMS 2005 invites authors to submit original and unpublished work to both technical and application tracks. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

- Management architectures and platforms
- Distributed and cooperative management
- Self management
- Policy and role-based management
- Security management
- Configuration management
- Adaptive and programmable management
- Context and subscriber-aware networks, mobile computing 
- Management information models, ontologies
- Web Services
- Smart homes, Personal Area Networks
- Multisensor and RFID-enabled networks
- Ad hoc and self organizing networks
- WLANs, metro Ethernet, optical networks
- Overlay networks, virtual topologies
- QoS management
- IPv4/v6 networks and services
- VoIP and video distribution management
- Storage Area Networks, content hosting
- Utility computing, virtualized resources
- Grid, cluster, and peer-to-peer management
- Converged networks and services

Importante dates:

- Deadline for receipt of cientific papers: May 02, 2005 [close]
- Deadline for receipt of application papers: May 20, 2005 [close]
- Notification of acceptance: June 13, 2005 (scientific papers), June 20, 2005 (application papers)
- Final camera ready paper due: June 27, 2005

Paper format and submission instructions

Scientific papers should not exceed the limit of 12 pages. Scientific paper sample files and templates are those from the Springer LNCS (Lecture Notes in Computer Science) series. Application papers should have a visual in the upper half of a page and the explanatory text in the lower half, following the current IM/NOMS application paper format, and should not exceed 12 visuals (download PowerPoint template and sample PDF file). All selected papers will be published in the LANOMS proceedings. Authors of scientific papers should submit a PDF file at Authors of application papers should submit at Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of selected excellent scientific papers will be invited to submit an extended version for publication in the Journal of Network and Systems Management – JNSM (Kluwer).

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