Technically co-sponsored by the IEEE/IFIP/WG 6.6
October 19th-21st, 2009. Barradas Hotel. Punta del Este, Uruguay.

6th Latin-American Network Operations and Management Symposium

The 6th Latin American Network Operations and Management Symposium (LANOMS 2009) will be held on October 19th-21st, 2008 at the Conrad Resort & Casino in Punta del Este, Uruguay. LANOMS 2009 will offer the latest technical advances in all aspects of the operation and management of distributed infrastructures, including networks, application services and distributed systems in general. LANOMS has been held in odd-numbered years since 1999 and pursues the tradition of the NOMS and APNOMS events.

LANOMS 2009 is promoted by the University of the Republic of Uruguay (UdelaR). It aims to be the primary forum in Latin America for the exchange of ideas and results among the research, standards, vendor and user communities in the field of operations and management. The symposium is co-sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 6.6 on Management of Networks and Distributed Systems , and by the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Network Operations and Management (CNOM).

Several types of sessions will be held at LANOMS 2009.

Technical sessions will be held for the presentation of full scientific papers discussing recent research results. Poster sessions are directed for more informal interactions and presenting work in progress. Short papers can be submitted for consideration as poster presentations. Posters will be selected from these short papers and full papers. Application sessions aim to complement the Technical Sessions with contributions that emphasize practical experiences and lessons learnt in conjunction with management technology. They will focus on aspects such as real-world deployment scenarios, experiences with the management of new services and technology, industrial applications of management technology, implementation examples of new management technology, organizational impact, and business cases. The intended audience especially includes decision makers and experts from industry.

Travel Grants:

Thanks to the supporting organizations, LANOMS 2009 has a travel grants program. Authors of outstanding papers can apply. Please contact Travel Grants Chair Martin Giachino at

Paper submissions:

Paper submissions will undergo a rigorous review process performed by the Technical Program Committee, which includes the most respected experts in the field. We encourage the submission of papers that present new research results or that present insightful results based on experience with the operation and management of networks, systems, applications and services.The LANOMS 2009 invites authors from all over the world to submit original and unpublished work to both technical and application tracks. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

Management Paradigms, Models, Theories and Architectures

* Integrated control and management
* Distributed, cooperative and scalable management
* Policy and role based management
* Proactive and reactive management
* Programmable, active, and adaptive management
* Information models and Internet technologies (Web, XML, DEN, CIM)
* Management using Web Services
* Ontologies in management
* Resilience, dependability and survivability
* Component-based management
* Customer-controlled and managed networks
* Theories (control, optimization, economic, games, chaos, graph) for management

Enabling Management Technologies

* Autonomic Computing and Self-Management
* Grid, middleware and peer-to-peer technologies
* User interfaces and virtual reality in management
* Data warehousing, mining and statistical methods in management
* AI techniques (knowledge-based, intelligent agents, machine learning, neural networks)

Operation and Management Functions

* Security management
* Mobility management
* End-to-end measurements
* Network and systems monitoring
* Alarm correlation, filtering and fault management
* Customer care and workforce management
* Process engineering for operators’ service and network management
* Performance management
* Configuration and accounting management
* Integration and testing of commercial off-the-shelf products
* Content hosting and delivery
* Path Protection and Restoration
* Internet service pricing, bandwidth trading

IT Service Management

* Process Engineering and Process Frameworks (ITIL, eTOM)
* IT service delivery processes
* IT service support processes
* Workflow Management for IT Service Provisioning
* Transaction-oriented services and supply chain management
* Service discovery and service negotiation
* Risk Management and IT Governance Issues
* Business-Driven IT Management

Management of Emerging Networks and Services

* Converged networks and services
* Peer-to-peer and community networks
* Grids, grid services, and grid applications
* Ad hoc and self-configurable networks
* Multi-sensor and self-organizing networks
* Overlay networks, virtual topologies and VPN services
* Wireless broadband networks (2G, 2.5G, 3G, and beyond)
* High speed access, Wireless Local (WLANs) and Personal Area Networks (PANs)
* Optical networks (metropolitan, all optical, WDM, DWDM, optical IP)
* Video and broadband cable networks
* VoIP, VoD, FTTX networks, services, and protocols (IPv4, IPv6, H.323, SIP, RTP, RTCP, RTSP, MGCP, and QoS)
* Storage Area Networks (SAN) and ASP/MSP server farms
* Management of Web Services
* Content delivery networks
* Smart homes and networked haptics
* Satellite and interplanetary networks

And special topics of interest to Latin America such as:

* Management experience of academic networks
* Management experience of metropolitan networks
* Management of community wireless networks
* Brazilian Giga Project
* EELA-2 Project
* OLPC deployment, such as CEIBAL and UCA projects
* Experience with Planet Lab
* IPv4/v6 networks and services
* Experience with advanced networks (Clara, Internet2, Ampath, Géant)


Submission (extended) deadline: May 31, 2009
Notification of acceptance: June 28, 2009
Camera ready paper due: July 12, 2009


Authors are invited to submit original contributions in PDF format through the LANOMS 2007 web site. Papers must be written in English. Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted. Self-plagiarized papers and multiple submissions will be rejected without further review.

Full papers should not exceed the limit of 12 pages. Short papers should not exceed the limit of 4 pages. Format full and short papers using the IEEE 2-column style. Sample files and templates can be downloaded from the LANOMS 2009 Web site. Application papers consist of annotated slides and should have a visual in the upper half of a page and the explanatory text in the lower half, following the current IM/NOMS format, and should not exceed 12 visuals in PDF only. A PowerPoint template and a sample PDF file can be downloaded from the LANOMS Web site as well.

All selected papers will be published in the LANOMS proceedings. All papers appearing in the proceedings will be included in IEEExplore (to be confirmed). Authors of scientific papers (full and short) should submit a PDF file at Please select “Poster session” if you are submitting a short paper. Authors of application papers should submit at

Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted.

Extended versions of selected excellent papers will be submitted for fast-track publication in Computer Communications Journal (Elsevier)


Nazim Agoulmine (nazim.agoulmine at
University of Evry Val d’Essonne

Eduardo Grampín (grampin at
University of the Republic of Uruguay

Javier Baliosian (javierba at
University of the Republic of Uruguay

Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville (granville at
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Héctor Cancela
University of the Republic of Uruguay

Jose Neuman de Souza
Federal University of Ceara

Pablo Rodriguez-Bocca
University of the Republic of Uruguay


Rolf Stadler

Joan Serrat

Luciano P. Gaspary

Bruno Schulze

Carlos B. Westphall

Gonzalo Perera

Pablo Belzarena

José Neuman de Souza
(Brazil )


Abdelmalek Benzekri - Université Paul Sabatier
Aldri dos Santos - Universidade Federal do Paraná
Antonio Alfredo Ferreira Loureiro - UFMG
Ariel Sabiguero - Instituto de Computación, Universidad de la República
Artur Ziviani - LNCC
Bruno Schulze - LNCC
Carlos Westphall - Federal Uiversity of Santa Catarina
Ed Pinnes - Telcordia Technologies
Edmundo Monteiro - University of Coimbra
Eduardo Grampin - Universidad de la Republica de Uruguay
Hanan Lutfiyya - University of Western Ontario
Hector Cancela - Universidad de la Republica
James Hong - POSTECH
Javier Baliosian - University of the Republic
Javier Barria - Imperial College London
Joan Serrat - Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
José De Souza - UFC
José Piquer - Universidad de Chile
Jose-Marcos Nogueira - UFMG
Linnyer Ruiz - UEL
Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville - UFRGS
Luciano Paschoal Gaspary - UFRGS
Lundy Lewis - Southern New Hampshire University
Mauro Tortonesi - University of Ferrara
Mehmet Ulema - Manhattan College
Nazim Agoulmine - University of Evry
Pablo Belzarena - Universidad de la República
Pablo Rodríguez-Bocca - Universidad de la República
Paulo Simoes - University of Coimbra
Rossana Andrade - UFC