Workshops

 

 

MON 08:45 - 17:45 5th International Workshop on Management of the Future Internet (ManFI)
Website: http://www.manfi.org
Room: Rector Vermeylen
The Fifth IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Management of the Future Internet (ManFI 2013) will be held in conjunction with the IFIP/IEEE Integrated Network Management symposium (IM 2013) in Ghent, Belgium, from May 27-31, 2013. The workshop is sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society and is endorsed by the Technical Committee on Network Operations and Management (CNOM) and by the EU FP7 Flamingo Network of Excellence research project. Following the success of the previous editions of this workshop, the main goal of the workshop is to present state-of-the-art research results and experience reports in the area of Future Internet Management, addressing amongst others currently important topics such as efficient network and service monitoring for the Future Internet, management of virtualized networks and services, management of IaaS, PaaS, SaaS offerings, content-aware and information-centric networks, management of software defined networks, federated management of the Future Internet, and economic based network and service management. ManFI 2013 will combine original full paper presentations with a motivating keynote, quick hot topic presentations and a panel discussion. Furthermore, the workshop attendees will be stimulated to participate in interesting discussions amongst the attendees, such that all participants can take home lots of ideas for consideration in their ongoing research projects or start new research projects to address the challenging topics. To this end, short papers describing late-breaking advances and work-in-progress reports from ongoing research are also welcome.

 

MON 08:45 - 17:45 8th International Workshop on Business-driven IT Management (BDIM)
Website: http://www.bdim.net
Room: Rector Blancquaert
Information Technology (IT) management has evolved  significantly over the past few years as IT-based solutions have become increasingly critical to the functioning of organizations. A recent shift in perspective brought to bear a more customer-centric approach to IT management, putting IT managers in condition to look at IT not just from the IT department's traditional point of view, but from the customers’ and users’ points of view. This is termed Business-driven IT Management (BDIM) and is the main subject of this Workshop. BDIM focuses on the impact of IT on business processes and business-level objectives and vice versa; besides the conventional IT metrics such as availability and response time, it looks at other key performance indicators (KPIs), that is metrics that have significance from the point of view of the business supported by the IT. The BDIM approach aims at rethinking IT management from a business perspective. BDIM is not restricted to  IT environments in enterprises, but encompasses techniques and decision making that involve thinking about IT in terms of objectives that are at business level, of  organizations that may not traditionally be classified as "businesses". 

 

FRI 08:45 - 17:45 1st International Workshop on Quality of Experience Centric Management (QCMan)
Website: http://www.qcman.org
Room: Priorzaal
The First IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Quality of Experience Centric Management (QCMan) will be held in conjunction with IFIP/IEEE IM 2013 in Ghent, Belgium, from May 27-31, 2013. The workshop is sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) & IFIP and supported by the Technical University Eindhoven and Ghent University-iMinds. The workshop is endorsed by the Technical Committee on Network Operations and Management (CNOM). In recent years, the Internet has evolved from a pure packet forwarder to a provider of complex and high demanding services and applications (e.g., video, voice, on-line gaming, cloud applications). These services and applications are typically managed through a set of Quality of Services parameters (e.g. packet loss, delay, jitter). However, it is widely agreed that the management of these services and applications should be centered on their quality as perceived by the end user: the Quality of Experience (QoE). However, this QoE centric management is greatly challenged in today’s Internet by (i) the stringent QoE requirements of the supported services and applications (e.g., timing constraints, loss intolerance) and users (e.g., unpredictability of user behavior, request for high quality services), (ii) the plethora of service consumption possibilities (e.g. for video: live vs on-demand, managed vs over-the-top), (iii) the inherent complexity of services and applications which can be offered to users in several ways to reach the same QoE level and (iv) the difficulty in assessing the quality as perceived by the end user also due to insufficient insight in the psychological and sociological factors of the service and application consumption. QCMan 2013 aims at providing an international forum for researchers addressing these challenges. QCMan 2013 will combine original full paper presentations with a motivating keynote to thoroughly explore this challenging topic.

 

FRI 08:45 - 17:45 6th International Workshop on Distributed Autonomous Network Management Systems (DANMS)
Website: http://www.danms.org
Room: Oude Infirmerie
The 6th IFIP/IEEE Distributed Autonomous Network Management Systems 2013 (DANMS 2013) workshop is part of a series of workshops dedicated to advances in network management and the applications of new management principles in network design.  This year the DANMS 2013 will be held on 31 May 2013 at Ghent University, Belgium. With the emergence of cloud computing, increasing IT capabilities and resources are provided as services, via the Internet for on-demand access at anywhere anytime. Networks provide the delivery platform for services and it is important for network operators to ensure the reliability of the delivery platform so that both service providers and consumers can trust and rely the network. Many aspects of cloud services including, large number of services, rapid evolvement of service implementations, virtualized infrastructures, a large number of users, lack of direct control of services, etc., make network operators face great challenges on network management for service delivery. DANMS’13 will focus on the technologies of fully or semi automated network management for assured service delivery.