ANOM Workshop

The third Workshop on Advances in Network Optimization and Management (ANOM)


Software-defined networking (SDN) provides network communities with innovative networking ideas, while the emerging 5G wireless networks ensure that various contemporary wireless applications can be timely and satisfactorily served  anytime and anywhere. Today, the rapidly developing SDN and 5G networks bring forth many challenges for network optimization and management. In particular, traditional methods are either unavailable or inoperative for these new networking paradigms. Therefore, new advances in network optimization and management are needed urgently in order to maintain normal operations of SDN and 5G networks.

This workshop aims to identify challenges and solicit novel solutions in network optimization and management for the new SDN and 5G networking paradigms. Specifically, we invite original contributions that envision future directions of network optimization and management. We welcome high-quality papers containing the latest theoretical and/or experimental results. Researchers and engineers from both academia and industry are welcome to attend the workshop for discussions and idea sharing.

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The topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Artificial intelligence in next-generation networks
  • Cloud-based, edge-based and fog-based networking
  • Optimization and modeling for SDN/5G
  • Operation and management for SDN/5G
  • Content-centric networking and named data network
  • Converged networks and applications
  • Emerging added-value network services and applications
  • Data center network architectures and performance
  • Big data driven optimization and management technologies for SDN/5G
  • Intelligent optimization, operation, and management for communications
  • Network service management for new networking paradigms
  • Cloud-native networking architectures
  • Future Internet and next-generation networking architectures
  • Energy-efficient green communications
  • Heterogeneous multi-layer and multi-domain wireless-wireline internetworking
  • Network Automation, Intent-based and policy-based network control and management
  • Advanced modeling and management theory and methods for network traffic
  • Network traffic characteristics for SDN/5G
  • Network traffic model and characteristics for SDN/5G
  • Estimation and prediction approaches for network traffic
  • Internet survivability and network resilience strategies
  • Integrated networking, storage and computing
  • Mobile Cloud Computing (MCC) and Mobile Edge Computing (MEC)
  • Networking flying vehicles such as UAVs and drones
  • Next-generation flow management: resource sharing, congestion control
  • Simulation techniques for network optimization and management
  • Machine Learning techniques for network optimization and management
  • Simulation tools and software for network optimization and management
  • Next-generation networking protocols
  • Next-generation network management and control
  • Operational and research issues with IPv6
  • Packet classification and forwarding mechanisms at ultra-high link rates (terabits)
  • Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE) in next-generation networks
  • Applications based on network optimization and management
  • Resource allocation/service management/security analysis/performance analysis for intelligent communications networks
  • Quantum Internet
  • Resource orchestration in next-generation networks
  • Routing and switching
  • Self-protection and self-organization networking
  • Artificial intelligence and deep-learning based approaches for network optimization and management
  • Optimization and management in mobile edge computing and fog computing and cloud computing
  • Measurement and evaluation in network optimization and management
  • Traffic measurement, analysis, modelling, visualization, and engineering
  • Vehicular networking
  • Optimization and management in Satellite/aerial/terrestrial communications networks
  • Network planning and scheduling for intelligent communications networks
  • Software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV)
  • Terahertz wireless communications

Paper submission & Publication

The workshop only accepts original and previously unpublished papers. All submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of ten  (10) pages (10-point font). The page limit of the camera-ready version without incurring additional charges  is six (6) pages, and maximum one (1) additional page above the page limit (with over-length page charge) is allowed

Papers should be submitted through EAI ‘Confy+‘ system, and have to comply with the Springer format (see Author’s kit section).

Accepted and presented papers will be included in the same volume with the SIMUtools 2021 proceedings that are submitted for publishing by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library.

Important dates

Paper Submission deadline
August 3, 2021
Acceptance Notification deadline
August 17, 2021
Camera-ready deadline
August 30, 2021

Workshop Chairs:

Dingde Jiang, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

Lei Shi, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland

Workshop TPC Chairs:

Zhihao Wang, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

Feng Wang, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

Litao Zhang, Zhengzhou Institute of Aeronautical Industry Management, China

Sheng Qi, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China