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IFIP/IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS) 2014

posted May 14, 2014, 1:52 AM by Christos Tsiaras   [ updated Jul 21, 2014, 7:47 AM by Corinna Schmitt ]
The 14th IFIP/IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium targeted at the “Management in a Software-defined World” main theme and has shown a number of related key note presentations as well as paper sessions.

During the NOMS different research questions in the fields of Network virtualization, Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), Bid Data and the role of networks, and Internet of Things (IoT) have been outlined, presented, and solutions or proposals have been presented. The generally discussed topics, especially Big Data, raised a question on how to handle, store, route, analyze and characterize the traffic that is produced by (a) the increasing number of smart phone users and (b) the sensors that constantly generate traffic. Furthermore, with respect to Software-defined networks the key interest was on determining the real problems in migrations and operations, ensuring that current drawbacks (e.g., operation and communication of SDN controllers across several domains) can be solved.  Thus, since SmartenIT focuses on dynamic traffic management, the project is aligned with the main topics that have been addressed in NOMS 2014.

Additionally, Burkhard Stiller, as the IFIP TC6.6 Vice Chair run jointly with the IEEE CNOM Chair Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville the IFIP/CNOM meeting, which promoted the network and service management area, outlined the conference and workshop statistics of 2013/2014 events under support from IFIP TC6.6 and CNOM, and discussed a newly updated structure of the research area with respect to a suitable taxonomy. The last topic was undertaken as a liaison work between FLAMINGO and SmartenIT.

Summarizing the relevant impact of NOMS 2014 for the SmartenIT project it will be relevant for the project, too, to consider potentially security and privacy issues within the WSN and Internet-of-Things (IoT) area, while respecting at the same time any energy-related constraints. Furthermore, SmartenIT acknowledges the fact that the data generated by on-line social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter with 10 vs. 7 Tera Byte per day each, respectively, do affect the networks in operation. As such, SmartenIT’s approach to smarten the respective traffic management mechanisms is inline with up-to-date demands. Additionally, the role of data centers and their traffic demands for virtual machines placements and inter-data center migration leads to demands of effective traffic management and of monitoring virtual machines.

The partners of the SmartenIT project were proud to contribute to NOMS 2014 with two demonstrators, one paper in the mini conference session, and one full paper in the technical session:


·      C. Tsiaras, S. Liniger, B. Stiller: Automatic and On-demand Mobile Network Operator (MNO) Selection Mechanism Demonstration (Full Paper)

·      J. Rückert, R. Bifulco, M. Rizwan-Ul-Haq, H.-J. Kolbe, D. Hausheer: Flexible Traffic Management in Broadband Access Networks using Software Defined Networking (Mini Conference Paper)

·      C. Tsiaras, S. Liniger, B. Stiller: An Automatic and On-demand MNO Selection Mechanism (Demonstrator and Demo Paper)

·      G. Machado, T. Bocek, B. Stiller: PiCsMu: A System to Aggregate Multiple Heterogeneous Cloud Services' Storage (Demonstrator and Demo Paper)