Call for Papers


Eleventh IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on

Distributed Systems: Operations & Management

DSOM 2000

Thompson Conference Center

University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX  USA

December 4-6, 2000



The Eleventh Annual IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on "Distributed Systems: Operations and Management" (DSOM 2000) will be hosted by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University ofTexas at Austin. DSOM 2000 is sponsored by IFIP Working Group 6.6 with technical co-sponsorship by the IEEE Communications Society. DSOM 2000 follows a series of highly successful meetings, the latest of which tookplace in Zurich, Switzerland (DSOM'99), Delaware, USA (DSOM'98), and Sydney, Australia (DSOM'97).


The DSOM workshops focus on the latest advancements in operations and management

in networked environments and discuss the impact of emerging computing and networking technologies on management. Of specific interest to DSOM 2000 will be the current developments in the field of services management in intelligent networks.


The workshop will be limited to approximately 100 participants and will follow a single track program in order to allow for in-depth discussions and interaction among workshop participants. The workshop proceedings will be published by the IEEE.


Authors are invited to submit research and experience papers.
Topics of interest include:
      - Telecommunication Services Management
      - Management of the Internet and Internet Services
      - Inter-Domain Management
      - Management of Mobile Systems and Networks
      - Mobile and Intelligent Agent Technology in Management
      - Enabling Management Platforms: CORBA, Java, Web, etc.
      - Integration of Network Control and Management
      - Monitoring, Event Handling, and Fault Management of
        Networks and Services
      - Policy-Based Management
      - Security Management
      - QOS Management
      - Management of Active and Programmable Networks
      - Management Aspects of Electronic Commerce

The workshop will include paper sessions, 'work in progress' sessions and Panel discussions.

A limited number of presentations of recent research results will be selected for the 'work in progress' sessions.  To be considered for these, an extended abstract of no more than three pages should be submitted describing the research area and its significance.


Suggestions for Panel discussion topics and potential panelists should be sent to the conference chair.


Paper submissions must present original, unpublished research or experiences. They should be full papers and be no longer than 5000 words (no more than 12 single-spaced pages). Submissions must include a cover page, containing the title, author name(s) and affiliation(s), the complete address (telephone, fax, email) of the corresponding author, and an abstract (max 150 words) followed by up to 5 keywords.

Papers under review elsewhere must not be submitted to DSOM 2000.

Authors are requested to submit papers in electronic PDF or Postscript format. Instructions for electronic submissions are available at the conference Web site


       June 15, 2000:                   Submission of Full Papers
       September 1, 2000:          Notifications of Acceptance
       September 20, 2000:      Camera-ready Papers Due Date

Conference Chair:
      Seraphin B. Calo, IBM Research, USA (

Technical Program Co-Chairs:
      Anthony Ambler, Univ. of Texas at Austin, USA (
      Gautam Kar, IBM Research, USA (

      Sebastian Abeck, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
      Nikos Anerousis, Voicemate, USA
      Enrico Bagnasco, CSELT, Italy
      Suzanne Barber, University of Texas, USA
      Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, Canada
      Marcus Brunner, NEC Europe, Germany
      Rob Davison, BT, UK
      Metin Feridun, IBM Research, Switzerland
      Kurt Geihs, University of Frankfurt, Germany
      German Goldszmidt, IBM Research, USA
      Sigmund Handelman, IBM Research, USA
      Heinz-Gerd Hegering, University of Munich, Germany
      Joseph Hellerstein, IBM Research, USA
      James Hong, POSTECH, Korea
      Gabriel Jakobson, GTE Laboratories, USA
      Irene Katzela, Lucent Netcare, Canada
      Ryutaro Kawamura, NTT, Japan
      Alexander Keller, IBM Research, USA
      Yoshiaki Kiriha, NEC, Japan
      Emil Lupu, Imperial College, UK
      Hanan Lutfiyya, University of Western Ontario, Canada
      Kenneth Lutz, Telcordia Technologies, USA
      Thomas Magedanz, IKV++ GmbH, Germany
      Jean-Philippe Martin-Flatin, EPFL, Switzerland
      Subrata Mazumdar, Lucent Bell Labs, USA
      Branislav Meandzija, General Instrument Corporation, USA
      George Pavlou, University of Surrey, UK
      Aiko Pras, University of Twente, The Netherlands
      Pradeep Ray, University of New South Wales, Australia
       Juergen Schoenwaelder, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany
      Adarshpal Sethi, University of Delaware, USA
      Morris Sloman, Imperial College, UK
      Rolf Stadler, Columbia University, USA
      Burkhard Stiller, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
      Carlos B. Westphall, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil
      Wolfgang Zimmer, GMD FIRST, Germany
      Simon Znaty, EFORT, France
      Douglas Zuckerman, Telcordia Technologies, USA