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Subject: [Fwd: [Ifip_nm] XML-based Management of Networks and Services]


Since this topic is clearly related to the WSDM work, I thought this 
call for papers would be relevant.


John DeCarlo, The MITRE Corporation, My Views Are My Own

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                           CALL FOR PAPERS


             XML-based Management of Networks and Services


The increasing dependence of society on the availability and the
correct operation of the Internet demands for continuous improvement
of Internet management technologies. Traditionally, Internet
management is based on the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP),
which defines the management information exchange between managers and
agents.  Within agents, the management information is organized in
Management Information Bases (MIBs) and described according to the
rules of the Structure of Management Information (SMI). Although
several versions of SNMP, MIBs and the SMI exist, the basic concepts
did not change since the first versions appeared nearly 15 years ago.
At that time bandwidth was scarce and processing power of devices was
limited. Although many years of experience proved that existing
Internet management technology is well suited to monitor network
devices, it also became clear that SNMP technology is hardly used for
configuration management and management of higher level services.
These management tasks still rely on proprietary and ad-hoc
technologies. Currently, there is a growing interest in using XML
technologies for management purposes.  XML has the advantage that it
is widely accepted, which means that there are many tools available
that potentially support the implementation of management functions.
In addition, the promise of XML is to facilitate the easy integration
of different applications; something that is particularly important
for the cooperation of network and service management applications.

Scope of Expected Contributions

It is the intention to present the state of the art and recent
developments in XML based management in a feature issue of IEEE
Communications Magazine. Authors are therefore invited to submit
complete unpublished papers, which are not under review for any other
conference or journal, in the following areas:

- Architectures for XML based management
- Management based on Web Services (SOAP, WSDL, ...)
- Management information and data modeling using XML Schema
- Translation from traditional information and data models to 
  XML schemas or DTDs
- Protocols for XML based management
- Interworking between XML and traditional management systems
- Secure management using the XML security framework
- Application of generic XML technologies (XPath, RDF, XQuery, ...)
  for management
- Implementation experiences and case-studies
- Standardization activities (IETF, DMTF, ...)


Prospective authors should submit their manuscripts through Manuscript
Central <http://commag-ieee.manuscriptcentral.com/> by November 15th.
Please see <http://www.comsoc.org/pubs/commag/sub_guidelines.html> for
the author's guidelines. The following is the timetable for this
feature topic publication:

  Submission Deadline:          November 15, 2003
  Acceptance Notifications:     February 15, 2004
  Final Manuscripts Due:        April 15, 2004
  Journal Publication:          July 01, 2004

Guest Editors

Olivier Festor         
LORIA - INRIA Lorraine
54602 Villers-lès-Nancy

Aiko Pras
University of Twente
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

Jürgen Schönwälder
International University Bremen
28759 Bremen


Juergen Schoenwaelder		    International University Bremen
<http://www.eecs.iu-bremen.de/>	    P.O. Box 750 561, 28725 Bremen, Germany
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