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Operations, Experience, and Business Aspects

Letter from the Techincal Program Co-Chairs

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 8th IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2002). Held in the even-numbered years since 1988, NOMS 2002 will continue the established tradition of NOMS and IM as the primary forum for technical exchange of research, standards, development, systems integrator, service providers, and user communities.

Following our symposiumís theme "Management Solutions for the New Communications World", NOMS 2002 will present the latest approaches and technical solutions in the area of network operations and management. An exciting, peer-reviewed program of technical sessions, tutorials, and vendor exhibits will address the ever-increasing interest in overall management solutions for all types of communications and computing networks, systems, services and enterprise applications.

For NOMS 2002, we have received a high number of paper submissions, 173 in total. Each paper that was within the scope of NOMS was reviewed by at least three international experts. The full technical program committee made the final decision on acceptance or rejection of every submitted paper during a 2-day face-to-face meeting in Nancy, France. In the end, 57 technical papers were selected for presentation at NOMS 2002. In addition, the technical program committee and the poster chair selected 18 submissions for poster presentations.

We have divided the 3-day technical program into three parallel tracks. First, two tracks include technical papers focusing on various aspects of the network management field from a technical and academic point of view. Second, a third track covers paper presentation and panel discussions on the operational aspects, industry experiences, and business aspects. It is the first time in NOMS history that we have combined into a single track all sessions with particular relevance to an industry audience. As in the past, the program includes a number of first class tutorials taught by leading experts in the industry and academia

We are convinced that NOMS 2002 exhibits a high-quality program that is attractive to experts from research, planning and operations in the field of network management. We would like to express our gratitude to the authors of the technical papers, without whom this symposium would not be possible, our technical program committee, and the numerous expert reviewers who worked diligently under very tight schedules. Finally, our thanks go to the members of the organizing committee for their help and tireless effort in making the symposium a success, as well as the IEEE Communications Society for their professional help and advice in managing the innumerable details that are needed to organize such a symposium.

See you in Florence!

Rolf Stadler
Technical Program Co-Chair

Mehmet Ulema
Technical Program Co-Chair