2nd IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Management of the Future Internet (ManFI 2010)
April 19, 2010 at the Osaka International Convention Center, Osaka, Japan
(in conjunction with NOMS 2010)

It is widely agreed that, despite its many successes, the current Internet also has a set of systemic problems, ranging from an upcoming shortage of IP addresses to insufficient security. However, the lack of scalable and agile manageability is arguably more important, as without management, it is impossible to build systems that adapt the services and resources offered in a context-dependent manner.

In either case (clean slate vs. evolution vs. revolution), we must consider the manageability of the Future Internet from the beginning. Following the success of ManFI 2009 held in conjunction with IM 2009, this workshop aims at providing an international forum for researchers in these and similar areas. ManFI 2010 will combine original full paper presentations with quick hot topic presentations and a panel discussion to thoroughly explore this challenging topic.

The workshop aims at providing a truly international forum for researchers in this area. The goal is to gather people to share their knowledge, discuss challenges and visions, and compare and evaluate different approaches and ideas. To keep the workshop very interactive and to foster discussions, the format of the workshop will combine original full paper presentations with quick hot topic presentations and a panel discussion.

Topics of interest for this workshop include, but are not limited, to the following:

- Advantages and disadvantages of revolutionary, evolutionary, and other approaches to managing the Future Internet

- Separation of data, control, and management planes

- Introduction of other abstractions (e.g., the knowledge and inference planes) for management and control

- Design of architectural building blocks for managing the Future Internet

- Accommodating context-awareness in management

- Automation of management functionality

- Information exchange between different management layers, systems, and components

- The role of models, ontologies, and other knowledge abstractions in the Future Internet

- Uncertainty and probabilistic approaches to management of the Future Internet

- Data analysis and visualization of large sets of management data

- Economic aspects driving the deployment of Future Internet management technology

- Economic opportunities and challenges for management technology

- Experience reports from management in testbeds

Paper Submission: Paper submissions must present original, unpublished research or experiences. Late-breaking advances and work-in-progress reports from ongoing research are also encouraged. Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted.

Each submission must be written in English, accompanied by a 75 to 200 word abstract that clearly outlines the scope and contributions of the paper, and a list of key words. There is a length limitation of 8 pages (including title, abstract, all figures, tables, and references) for regular conference papers, and 4 pages for short papers describing work in progress. Submissions must be in IEEE 2-column style. Papers exceeding these limits, multiple submissions, and self-plagiarized papers will be rejected without further review.

Authors should submit their papers (full or short) in PDF format via JEMS: https://jems.sbc.org.br/manfi2010

Important Dates:
Paper registration and submission: January 4, 2010
Notification of acceptance: February 8, 2010
Final camera-ready papers due: February 19, 2010
Workshop date: Monday April 19, 2010

Workshop Co-Cahirs:
Gabi Dreo Rodosek, Universitaet der Bundeswehr Muenchen, Germany
John Strassner, POSTECH, Korea

If you have any questions on ManFI 2010 please contact:
Iris Hochstatter, Universitaet der Bundeswehr Muenchen, Germany