Management of Integrated End-to-end Communications and Services

noms2006 Welcome to the 10th IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2006), which will be held April 3-7, 2006 in the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Center, Vancouver, Canada.


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NOMS 2006 Distinguished Expert Panel on VoIP management

The following podcast have been recorded at the 2006 IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium on April 6, 2006, in Vancouver, Canada.
  • VoIP Management - Does the Emperor have any clothes on?. Intro by Aiko Pras (University of Twente)
  • Provider challenges in VoIP?. By Magda Nassar (AT&T).
  • Applications and Trends in Wireless Consumer Networking. By Alexander Gelman (Panasonic).
  • VoIP Management. By Amy Pendleton (Nortel).
  • VoIP Management - The Emperor Has No Clothes On. By Henry Sinnreich (Pulver.Com).
  • Closing discussion between panelists and audience.

    Workshop Slides

    VoIP MaSe

    Panel Slides

    Panel 1: Where is SOA taking us in OSS design?

    Dave Milham :Where is SoA taking us in OSS Design?
    Franceso Caruso :Where is SOA taking us in OSS Design?
    Martin Huddleston :SOA Challenges in NGN-M & Use of IMS
    Philippe Lalande :Service Oriented Architectures - Living the Dream or the Nightmare?
    John Strassner :SOA...SOL...SOS
    Kevin Twardus :Applying SOA to OSS for Telecommunications

    Panel 2: Self-Management: Separating Facts from Fiction?

    Rolf Stadler :Self-Management: Separating Facts from Fiction
    Raouf Boutaba :Self-Management - A Vision, A Hype, A Philosophy?
    Joe Hellerstein :How Self-Managing Is a Self-Managing System?
    Randy Katz :Self-Management: Separating Facts from Fiction
    Ralf Wolter :Self Management: Separating Facts from Fiction

    Panel 3: Direction of Open Source for OSS implementation

    Panel 4: Management Metrics - How do we know that Management is working?

    Alexander Keller :Management Metrics - How do we know that Management is working?
    Alexander Clemm :Management Metrics - How do we know that Management is working?
    Alva Couch :Toward a cost model for system and network administration
    Hing Wing To :Management Metrics - How do we know that Management is working?
    Alan Yamamoto

    Panel 5: Does the World Still Need Generic Management Protocols?

    DEP Presentations

    Aiko Pras :VoIP management - Does the emperor have any clothes on
    Alex Gelman :Applications and Trends in Wireless Consumer Networking
    Amy Pendleton :VoIP Management
    Henry Sinnreich :VoIP management - The Emperor Has No Clothes On
    Magda Nassar :Provider Challenges in VoIP

    Keynote Slides

    Henning Schulzrinne (Columbia University): Managing the New Internet
    Chuck Kalmanek (AT&T): Unlocking Systems and Data: The Key to Network Management Innovation
    Clifford B. Meltzer (Cisco Systems): Managing the Intelligent Network
    Craig Farrell (Micromuse): The Converging Worlds of Network Management and Security Information Management
    Adam Drobot (Telcordia Technologies): Total Lifecycle Management of Converged Communications and Services
    Randy H. Katz (University of California at Berkeley): Quality of Service versus Any Service at All

    Pictures from NOMS 2006

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    Final Program

    Final Program (web version ~ 1MB)
    Final Program (print version ~ 100MB)
    News & Updates
    03.04.2006  Committees Meetings online!
    24.02.2006  Check out this site: 2nd IFIP/IEEE Internatiol Management Week, MANWEEK 2006!
    17.02.2006  Please book your hotel today! Some hotels have courtesy block with cut-off dates for NOMS 2006 participants, some hotels have discount rates based on availability only. The hotel list can be found in the Local Arrangements section.
    29.01.2006  The NOMS 2006 Advance Program is now available.
    04.01.2006  A link to the IEEE XPlore guidelines has been added. (Authors section)
    15.12.2005  The Important Dates section has been updated. The deadlines for "Draft Updated Papers Due", "Feedback from session chairs to authors" and "Author Registration Deadline" have been extended.
    09.12.2005  The Tutorials and the Application Sessions sections have been updated.
    02.12.2005  The Important Dates section has been updated. Dates for "Draft Updated Papers Due" and "Feedback from session chairs to authors" have been added.
    01.11.2005  NOMS 2006 Workshops page online (CALL FOR PAPERS). Please find the link to the workshops here.

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