Workshop 15- SNM

International Workshop on Smart Services

and Network Management Applications in Next Generation Virtual Computing Networks

(SNM 2011)


Industry Track

As part of

The 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems (CTS 2011)

May 23 - 27, 2011

The Sheraton University City Hotel

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Extended Submission Deadline: January 31, 2011


With the recent advancements in cloud computing, mobility, video and data centers, support of service and network management applications and algorithms becomes more important than ever. Service and network management systems are becoming more complex by interconnecting different technologies and architectures across various software platforms. No single technology or architecture will be able to smoothly glue together such complex systems into a single network of all networks. New Services and applications will be supported on these complex systems through upper layer middleware software platforms. These services will no longer be independent static sources of content, rather will have intelligent software to adapt those sources to varying network conditions, technologies, and platforms. This will be achieved through another intelligent layer of cognitive middleware that is capable of interfacing these services to the underlying network technologies. New services must be capable of receiving information about the network and adaptively tune their transport parameters as well as bit-rates according to the underlying networking conditions/technologies. New Services and contents will need to understand networking traffic parameters, and react accordingly in order to maintain smooth traffic flows in the network and avoid skewness behaviors.

The scope of this workshop is to address the research and development efforts of the aforementioned various issues in the area of intelligent service and network management in next generation networks. This includes services for collaboration among multiple entities and users in composite, integrated, and federated settings. In particular we are interested in papers dealing with state-of-the-art design and analysis, implementation and experimental results of cognitive and intelligent software agents/services and applications as well as novel architectures for intelligent content delivery.

The Workshop topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

    • Service and Network Management Applications, Systems and Algorithms

    • Composite and Federated Services

    • Services Integration

    • Services Value Chain Collaboration (Inter- and Intra-Enterprise)

    • Extended Business Collaboration Models

    • Collaboration Constructs and Exchange Protocols

    • Collaboration Resources and Services

    • Services Publishing and Discovery

    • Programmable Services Interfaces

    • Enterprise Modeling and Management

    • Services Performance Evaluation, Models and Optimization

    • Services Lifecycle (Planning, Implementation, Delivery, Operation, Management, ..)

    • Application Services and Standards

    • Smart Technologies and Services for Could Computing, Mobility, Video and Data Centers

    • Smart Software Agents and Clients

    • Smart Data Collection Systems

    • Smart Data Analysis and Validation Algorithms

    • Smart Services and Applications

    • Smart Wireless Access (e.g., 802.16 Wimax)

    • Novel Architectures for Intelligent Content Delivery

    • Adaptive QoS Provisioning Issues

    • Traffic Management and Control

    • Experimental Test-beds and Results

    • Intelligent Algorithms

    • Multicast Support

    • Service-aware Congestion and Traffic Control Protocols

    • Security and Privacy Issues in Services

    • Case Studies


You are invited to submit original and unpublished research works on above and other topics related to intelligent service and network management in next generation networks. Submitted papers must not have been published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Submission should include a cover page with authors' names, affiliation addresses, fax numbers, phone numbers, and email addresses. Please, indicate clearly the corresponding author and include up to 6 keywords from the above list of topics and an abstract of no more than 450 words. The full manuscript should be at most 8 pages using the two-column IEEE format. Additional pages will be charged additional fee. Please include page numbers on all preliminary submissions to make it easier for reviewers to provide helpful comments. Submit a PDF copy of your full manuscript via email to the Workshop organizer at and

Only PDF files will be accepted, sent by email to the workshop organizers. Each paper will receive a minimum of three reviews. Papers will be selected based on their originality, relevance, technical clarity and presentation. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. Authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their papers will be registered and presented at the workshop.

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings. Instructions for final manuscript format and requirements will be posted on the CTS 2011 Conference web site. It is our intent to have the proceedings formally published in hard and soft copies and be available at the time of the conference. The proceedings is projected to be included in the IEEE Digital Library and indexed accordingly.

If you have any questions about paper submission or the workshop, please contact the workshop organizer.

Important Dates


Ammar Rayes James Spohrer

Senior Manager Director

Cisco Systems, San Jose, California, USA IBM Almanden Research Center - San Jose, California, USA

Phone: +1 408-525-0720 Phone: +1 408-927-1928

Email: Email:

Phillip Remaker

Distinguished Engineer

Cisco Systems, San Jose, California, USA

Phone: +1 408-526-8614


International Program Committee:

All submitted papers will be reviewed by the workshop technical program committee members following similar criteria used in CTS 2011.

    • Ala Al-Fuquaha, Western Michigan University, MI, USA

    • Mikio Aoyama, NISE Labrotory - Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan

    • Paolo Bellavista, DEIS - Università di Bologna, Italy

    • M. Brian Blake, University of Notre Dame, IN, USA

    • Athman Bouguettaya, Virginia Tech, VA, USA

    • Hong Cai, IBM China Software Development Lab, China

    • Wu Chou, Avaya Labs Research, NJ, USA

    • Matt Engle, Cisco Systems, CA, USA

    • Kazuo Iwano, IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory, Japan

    • Hemant K. Jain, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, WI, USA

    • James Larus, Microsoft Research, WA, USA

    • Frank Leymann, University of Stuttgart, Germany

    • Ling Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA, USA

    • Morley Mao, University of Michigan, MI, USA

    • Mohamed Mostafa, Cisco Systems, CA, USA

    • Erich J. Neuhold, Universität Wien, Austria

    • Zhiyun Qian, University of Michigan, MI, USA

    • Phillip Remaker, Cisco Systems, CA, USA

    • Raghu Ramakrishnan, Yahoo! Research Silicon Valley, CA, USA

    • Ming-Chien Shan, SAP San Francisco, CA, USA

    • Michael Sobolewski, Polish-Japanese Institute of Information Technology, Warsaw, Poland, and AFRL, WPAFB, OH, USA

    • Alex Truong, Cisco Systems, CA, USA

    • Wil van Der Aalst, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, The Netherlands

* Partial TPC. Will be confirmed and completed shortly.

For information or questions about Conference's paper submission, tutorials, posters, workshops, special sessions, exhibits, demos, panels and forums organization, doctoral colloquium, and any other information about the conference location, registration, paper formatting, etc., please consult the Conference’s web site at URL: or contact one of the Conference's organizers or Co-Chairs: Geoffrey C. Fox at and Waleed W. Smari at