Minutes of CNOM/IFIP WG 6.6 Joint Meeting @ IM 2021

CNOM/IFIP WG6.6 Joint Meeting @IM 2021 was held virtually, May 18, 2021. The summary of the meeting is as follows.

Filip De Turck (CNOM Chair) and Rémi Badonnel (IFIP WG6.6 chair) chaired the meeting.

  • Filip welcomed the attendees and initiated the meeting describing the CNOM activities, its current members, and how to get involved. Rémi presented the IFIP WG6.6 and its activities.
  • Filip presented the list of recent notable accomplishments by the ComSoc Technical Committee on Network Operations and Management (CNOM).
  • Filip initiated the CNOM officers’ elections by describing the requirements approved by the TEA Council. Zoom poll was used as the mechanism to count the votes. Michele Nogueira and Rémi were responsible for checking those eligible to vote. The candidates received one minute each to introduce themselves. The voting order was: 1) vice-chair; 2) chair; 3) tpc chair; 4) secretary.
  • Rémi presented the 2020/2021 Conference Statistics. Aldri Luiz dos Santos reported the organization status of LANOMS 2021 and Prosper Chemouil provided more information for Netsoft.
  • Filip reported the status of the CORE conference ranking application (submitted for IM, NOMS, Netsoft, CNSM, TNSM).
  • Filip presented about the organizational activities in times of COVID-19. Toufik Ahmed shared his experiences with the organization of IM2021. Overall, it was a very positive experience, with many interactions between participants and no no-shows.
  • Carlos Raniery presented the updated Network and Service Management Taxonomy and provided a detailed description of the efforts to conclude this task. Marinos Charalambides mentioned about the possible need to make an update in FCAPS.
  • Marinos presented the proposed SIGs (Special Interest Groups). Laurent Ciaviglia provided further details about the ANT SIG and the proposed activities for the first 12 months.
  • Filip presented the CNOM Awards: Best paper award, Young professional award, and Test of time paper award. Winners would be presented at the closing ceremony of IM2021.
  • Filip introduced the IEEE Distinguished Lecturer Program and asked for nominations.
  • Filip mentioned about the ComSoc Student Competition.
  • Filip asked for contributions to organizational tasks in community, for example, young researchers are encouraged to volunteer to help organizing activities. Please feel free to contact the CNOM officers.
  • Rémi and Michele confirmed and announced the results for the CNOM elections:
    • Chair: Noura Limam
    • Vice-Chair: Marinos Charalambides
    • Technical Program Chair: Carol Fung
    • Secretary: Carlos Raniery Paula dos Santos
  • Filip concluded the CNOM meeting.
  • List of attendees:
    • Aldri Santos
    • Alexander Clemm
    • Burkhard Stiller
    • Carlos Raniery P. dos Santos
    • Carol Fung
    • Filip De Turck
    • Fulvio Valenza
    • Gabi Dreo
    • George Pavlou
    • Hanan Lutfiyya
    • Jin Zhao
    • Joan Serrat
    • Joe Betser
    • José Camacho
    • José Santos
    • Jérôme François
    • Jürgen Schönwälder
    • Laurent Ciavaglia
    • Luca Foschini
    • Marc-Oliver Pahl
    • Marinos Charalambides
    • Michele Nogueira
    • Noura Limam
    • Panagiotis Papadimitriou
    • Prosper Chemouil
    • Raouf Boutaba
    • Roberto Riggio
    • Rolf Stadler
    • Roufik Ahmed
    • Rémi Badonnel
    • Stefan Schneider
    • Vaibhav Bajpai
    • Vaishali Soni
    • Walter Cerroni
    • Yacine Ghami-Doudane
    • Yixin Diao
    • Yulei Wu
    • Zuqing Zhu

Minutes of CNOM/IFIP WG 6.6 Joint Meeting @ NOMS 2020

CNOM/IFIP WG6.6 Joint Meeting @NOMS 2020 was held virtually, April 21, 2020. The summary of the meeting is as follows.

  • Filip (CNOM Chair) and Rémi (IFIP WG6.6 Chair) chaired the meeting.
  • Please find attached the presented slides (in pdf format).
  • Filip described the CNOM activities, its current members, and how to get involved. Rémi explained the IFIP, its origins, and activities.
  • Rémi presented an overview of journals and further coming events.
  • Filip provided detailed information of IEEE TNSM.
  • COMMAG:
    • Filip provided detailed information of the IEEE COMMAG Series.
    • Noura and Prosper will be suggested as new Network and Service Management Series editors.
    • Prosper and George discussed about the style of IEEE Communications Magazine papers. George mentioned they should not be a high level or survey proposals or an architecture without any validation and should have some realization behind to support it. Essentially IEEE COMMAG Series papers should have a tutorial text in the first part, while the second part should have the specific contributions to advance the state of the art. George also mentioned that Tarek S. El-Bawab, the new editor-in-chief has plans to change that and will get in touch with the Series Editors.
    • Filip mentioned the need to define strategies to attract high quality COMMAG paper submissions from the community.
    • Marc Olivier mentioned the need to create awareness about the possibility for the authors whom had papers published in TNSM to have another publication in IEEE COMMAG
    • Alexander Clemm suggested to update the CNOM website with information about the style of papers and possibilities of publication.
    • George emphasized that this community should support the magazine and that several of the papers do not come from the community itself.
  • Rémi provided detailed information of JNSM, IJNM, and JSAC.
  • Filip showed the upcoming special issues with open calls.
  • Rolf Stadler reported the status of current JSAC Special Issues and mentioned that have not yet discussed about follow up issues. Filip mentioned there used to be a special issue and a whole series on softwarization, but it has been discontinued, however TNSM has a special issue on this topic.
  • Rémi presented the 2019/2020 Conference Statistics
  • Pal Varga reported his impressions on having NOMS virtually. Mentioned problems with microphone misuse and other small problems. However, overall everything was very good, specially the attendance, with 35~40 people in the rooms, while the keynote had 86 participants. No reported no-shows. Concluded showing a movie demonstrating the 3D room used for poster sessions, which was interesting as it brought an extra flavor for the posters. Marc Olivier liked everything and Prosper congratulated Pal for the efforts.
  • Rémi and Filip presented the future conferences (TMA, Networking, Netsoft, CNSM, IM) and mentioned that some will be held virtually inspired by NOMS 2020. Prosper provided further details of NetSoft 2020.
  • Filip showed a video created by Toufik of the city of Bordeaux to advertise IM 2021.
  • Filip mentioned that CNOM officers can nominate colleagues to serve as symposium chair of ICC/Globecom and encouraged interested colleagues to contact the CNOM officers.
  • Filip reported the CNOM Recertification status, which has been approved by the ComSoc TC Board
  • Marinos explained the updated CNOM Policies & Procedures, available for feedback on the CNOM website until May, 5th 2020 and asked for feedback through mail. After this date, the new CNOM Policies & Procedures will be published online.
  • Carol introduced the CNOM BPA and emphasized that the focus is only on conference papers. A first CNOM BPA will be selected by May, 1st and publicly announced during ICC 2020.
  • Filip showed the IEEE Distinguished Lecturers Program and introduced the IEEE Student Competition. All interested colleagues are encouraged to participate. The CNOM officers are happy to nominate interested colleagues as IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.
  • Carlos provided an overview of the Network and Service Management Taxonomy and mentioned it will be updated again later this year.
  • Filip asked for contributions to organizational tasks in community, for example, young researchers are encouraged to volunteer to help organizing activities. Please feel free to contact the CNOM officers.
  • Marinos reported the TC Newsletter recent initiative. Every 6 months will be a new newsletter.
  • Filip concluded the CNOM meeting.
  • List of attendees:
    • Alexander Awuviri
    • Alexander Clemm
    • Barbara Martini
    • Burkhard Stiller
    • Carlos Raniery
    • Carol Fung
    • Esmeralda Asurza
    • Fredy Campos
    • Filip De Turck
    • George Pavlou
    • Hanan Lutfiyya
    • Jerome Francois
    • Jürgen Schönwälder
    • Laurent Ciavaglia
    • Li Wu
    • Marc-Oliver Pahl
    • Marinos Charalambides
    • Martin Husak
    • Mauro Tortonesi
    • Pal Varga
    • Prosper Chemouil
    • Rémi Badonnel
    • Rolf Stadler
    • Thomas Zinner
    • Vaibhav Bajpai
    • Walter Cerroni
    • Xuesong Qiu
    • Yixin Diao