Chair: Filip De Turck

Ghent University – imec
Department of Information Technology
Phone: +32 9 331 49 32

Filip De Turck leads the network and service management research group at Ghent University, Belgium and imec. He (co-) authored over 700 peer reviewed papers and his research interests include design of efficient softwarized network and cloud systems. He is involved in several research projects with industry and academia, serves as chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Network Operations and Management (CNOM), and steering committee member of the IM, NOMS, CNSM and NetSoft conferences. Prof. Filip De Turck serves as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM), and was recently named an IEEE Fellow.

Vice Chair: Marinos Charalambides

UCL Institute of Communications and Connected Systems
Roberts Building

Torrington Place
London WC1E 7JE

Phone: +44 (0)20 7679 2000

Marinos Charalambides holds a PhD degree in Network Management, an MSc in Communications Networks and Software (Distinction), and a BEng in Electronic and Electrical Engineering (First Class Honours), all from the University of Surrey, UK. He is currently a senior researcher at University College London, and prior to that he was a researcher at Surrey University. Since 2003 he has been working on key research challenges in the area of network and service management and has published a number of high quality journal and conference papers. His research interests focus on network programmability, adaptive resource management, content distribution, and network monitoring. He has contributed to several European and UK national research projects, and he is on the technical program committees of the main network and service management conferences. Dr Charalambides was the recipient of the IEEE NSM Young Professional Award in 2016 for outstanding research contributions and leadership in the field of network and service management, he is on the editorial board of IEEE TNSM, and he was the lead TPC co-chair of the 2017 IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management.

Technical Program Chair: Carol Fung

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

Richmond, Virginia, USA

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, Brazil

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
Huawei, Switzerland

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.