Chair: Filip de Turck

Filip de Turck
Ghent University – IBBT
Gaston Crommenlaan 8 bus 201

B-9050 Gent

Phone: +32 9 331 49 32
Fax: +32 9 331 48 99

Filip De Turck leads the network and service management research group at the Department of Information Technology of the Ghent University, Belgium and the IBBT (Interdisciplinary Institute of Broadband Technology, Flanders). He is a full-time professor at the Ghent University in the area of telecommunication and software engineering. He is author or co-author of more than 300 refereed  papers published in international journals or in the proceedings of international conferences. His main research interests include scalable software architectures for telecommunication network and service management, performance evaluation and design of new telecommunication and services. In this research area, he is involved in several research projects with industry and academia, both on a national and European scale (FP7 projects). He is a member of the network management research community by serving to Technical Program Committees of many network management conferences such as NOMS, IM, CNSM, APNOMS, and several workshops held in co-location.

Vice Chair: Laurent Ciavaglia

Nokia – Bell Labs
Route de Villejust, Nozay

91620 Paris

Phone: +33 1 30 77 26 36

Laurent Ciavaglia works at Nokia Bell Labs in Paris, France inventing new technologies for networks, turning concepts into real-life innovations. Recently, he is having fun (and some headaches) trying to combine network management and artificial intelligence. He has been involved in and led several European research projects such as UNIVERSELF, developing a unified management framework for autonomic network functions. He serves as co-chair of the IRTF Network Management Research Group (NRMG), and participates in IETF, essentially in the OPS area. Previously, he was vice-chair of the ETSI ISG on Autonomics for Future Internet (AFI), working on the definition of standards for self-managing networks. He has been recently appointed Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE SDN initiative Softwarization newsletter, and acts as Standards Liaison Officer for the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Autonomic Communications (TCAC).

Technical Program Chair: Carol Fung

Virginia Commonwealth University
401 West Main Street
Office: E-4234

Richmond, Virginia

Phone: +1 804 828 9731
Fax: +1 804 828 2771

Carol Fung received her PhD degree in computer science from the university of Waterloo (Canada). Her research interests include collaborative networks, next generation computer networks, social networks, and security issues in mobile networks, medical systems, and DDoS defense. She is the recipient of the IEEE/IFIP IM 2015 Young Professional Award, Alumni Gold Medal of university of Waterloo in 2013, best dissertation awards in IM2013, the best student paper award in CNSM2011 and the best paper award in IM2009. She received numerous prestige awards and scholarships including Google Anita Borg scholarship, NSERC Postdoc fellowship, David Cheriton Scholarship, NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship, and President’s graduate scholarship. She has been a visiting scholar at POSTECH (South Korea), a software engineer intern at Google, and a research intern at BlackBerry.

Secretary: Carlos Raniery P. dos Santos

Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM)
Avenida Roraima, 1000
Sala 1204-B, Anexo C, Prédio 70

Santa Maria, RS

Phone: +55 55 3220 6111
Fax: +55 55 3220 6111

Carlos Raniery is Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Applied Computing of the Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil. He holds Ph.D. (2013) and M.Sc. (2008) degrees in Computer Science, both received from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), where he was also Postdoctoral Research Fellow from October 2013 to September 2014. From May 2010 to April 2011 he was a visiting researcher at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center – Hawthorne, where he developed projects on IT Service Management and Security Management. As an Adjunct Professor he’s involved with supervision and education activities on undergraduate and graduate courses on Computer Science, Information Systems, and Computer Engineering.

Standard Liaison: Marcus Brunner

Markus Brunner
NEC Europe Limited
Kurfuersten-Anlage 36

D-69115 Heidelberg

Phone: +49 6221 4342 129
Fax: +49 6221 4342 155

Dr Marcus Brunner is chief researcher at the Network Laboratories of NEC Europe Ltd. in Heidelberg, Germany. He received his Ph.D. from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) in 1999. He got his M.S. in Computer Science from ETH Zurich in 1994. Aside from the involvement in different national and international projects, his primary research interests include network architectures (fixed and mobile), programmability in networks, network and service management. He is a member of the network management research community with being in the Organization and Technical Program Committees of many network management conferences such as NOMS, IM, DSOM, IPOM, etc. E.g., he was TPC co-chair of NOMS’08. Also in the networking area he is in the Organization and Technical Program Committees of major conferences such as IEEE Globecom, IEEE ICC, etc. He is currently ICC’09 symposium chair on Next Generation Networks and ICC’10 symposium chair on Communication Software and Services Symposium. He is in the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM), the Journal of Network and Systems Management (JNSM), and the Journal on Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications. Finally, he is secretary of the IEEE Communication Society Technical Activities Council (TAC), secretary of the IEEE ComSoc technical committee on Network Operation and Management (CNOM), and member of the IEEE ComSoc Nomination and Election Committee.