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5th Latin American Network Operations and
Management Symposium

September 10-12, 2007

LNCC - Petrópolis, Brazil

Technically co-sponsored by the IEEE/IFIP/WG 6.9

The 5th Latin American Network Operations and Management Symposium (LANOMS 2007) will be held on September 10-12, 2007 at the National Scientific Computing Laboratory (LNCC) in Petrópolis, Brazil. LANOMS 2007 will offer the latest technical advances in all aspects of the operation and management of distributed infrastructures, including networks, application services and distributed systems in general. LANOMS has been held in odd-numbered years since 1999 and pursues the tradition of the NOMS and APNOMS events.

LANOMS 2007 is promoted by National Scientific Computing Laboratory (LNCC). It aims to be the primary forum in Latin America for the exchange of ideas and results among the research, standards, vendor and user communities in the field of operations and management. The symposium is co-sponsored by the Brazilian Society for Computing (SBC), the National Computer Networks laboratory (LARC), the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 6.6 on Management of Networks and Distributed Systems , and by the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Network Operations and Management (CNOM) .

The management of networks and distributed systems continues to face major challenges, among which the most critical are reliability and availability, scale, security, the integration of heterogeneous technologies, and demonstrating alignment with the business. Combining all these aspects at one and the same time is still not resolved satisfactorily, although solutions are improving with time.

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.

Several types of sessions will be held at LANOMS 2007.

Technical sessions will be held for the presentation of full scientific papers discussing recent research results.
Poster sessions are directed for more informal interactions and presenting work in progress. Short papers can be submitted for consideration as poster presentations. Posters will be selected from these short papers and full papers.
Application sessions aim to complement the Technical Sessions with contributions that emphasize practical experiences and lessons learnt in conjunction with management technology. They will focus on aspects such as real-world deployment scenarios, experiences with the management of new services and technology, industrial applications of management technology, implementation examples of new management technology, organizational impact, and business cases. The intended audience especially includes decision makers and experts from industry.

Paper submissions will undergo a rigorous review process performed by the Technical Program Committee, which includes the most respected experts in the field. We encourage the submission of papers that present new research results or that present insightful results based on experience with the operation and management of networks, systems, applications and services.


Management Paradigms, Models, Theories and Architectures

Enabling Management Technologies

Operation and Management Functions

IT Service Management

Management of Emerging Networks and Services

Special topics of interest to Latin America

Important Dates

Submission Instructions

Authors are invited to submit original contributions in PDF format through the LANOMS 2007 web site. Papers must be written in English. Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted. Self-plagiarized papers and multiple submissions will be rejected without further review.

Full papers should not exceed the limit of 12 pages. Short papers should not exceed the limit of 4 pages. Format full and short papers using the IEEE 2-column style. Sample files and templates can be downloaded from the LANOMS 2007 Web site. Application papers consist of annotated slides and should have a visual in the upper half of a page and the explanatory text in the lower half, following the current IM/NOMS format, and should not exceed 12 visuals in PDF only. A PowerPoint template and a sample PDF file can be downloaded from the LANOMS Web site as well.

All selected papers will be published in the LANOMS proceedings. All papers appearing in the proceedings will be included in IEEExplore. Authors of scientific papers (full and short) should submit a PDF file at Please select “Poster session” if you are submitting a short paper. Authors of application papers should submit at Please prepare your submission to the application session using this template..

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 (Springer).

Organizing Committee

- José Neuman de Souza
- Bruno Schulze

- Jacques Sauvé
  (Universidade Federal de Campina Grande - Brazil)
- Edmundo Madeira

- Cirano Silveira
  (HP Brazil)

- Artur Ziviani

- Carlos Becker Westphall

- Rossana Andrade

- Manu Malek
- Nazim Agoulmine
- Ahmed Karmouch
- James Won-Ki Hong

Steering Committee

- Lisandro Z. Granville
- Luciano P. Gaspary
- Bruno Schulze

- Carlos B. Westphall
- José Neuman de Souza

Technical Program Committee

- Abdelmalek Benzekri
  Université Paul Sabatier, France
- Ahmed Karmouch
  University of Ottawa, Canada
- Akhil Sahai
  HP Labs, USA
- Aldri dos Santos
  Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil
- Antonio Alfredo Ferreira Loureiro
  Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
- Artur Ziviani
  Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica - LNCC, Brazil
- Benjamin Baran
National University of Asuncion, Paraguay
- Bruno Schulze
  Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica - LNCC, Brazil
- Carlos Westphall
  Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil
- Claudio Bartolini
  HP Labs, USA
- Edmundo Monteiro
  Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
- Eduardo Grampin
  Universidad de la Republica de Uruguay, Uruguay
- Edward Pinnes
  Telcordia, USA
- Elias P. Duarte Jr.
  Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
- Germán Goldszmidt
- Hanan Lutfiyya
  University of Western Ontario, Canada
- Iara Machado
  Rede Nacional de Pesquisa - RNP, Brazil
- James Hong
  POSTECH, Republic of Korea
- Jauvane Oliveira
  Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica - LNCC, Brazil
- Joan Serrat

  University Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
- José Neuman de Souza
  Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil
- José-Marcos Nogueira
  Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
- Liane Tarouco
  Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
- Linnyer Ruiz
  Uinversidade Estadual de Londrina, Brazil
- Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville
  Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
- Luciano Paschoal Gaspary
  Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
- Lundy Lewis
  Southern New Hampshire University, USA
- Manu Malek
  Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
- Masayoshi Ejiri
  Fujitsu, Japan
- Mehmet Ulema
  Manhattan College, USA
- Nazim Agoulmine
  University of Evry, France
- Paulo Simoes
  Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
- Raouf Boutaba
  University of Waterloo, Canada
- Rossana Andrade
  Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil
- Tereza Carvalho
  Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
- Thomas Magedanz
  FOKUS, Germany
- Yezid Donoso
  Universidad del Norte, Colombia