IEEE Latin America Network Operation and Management Symposiums

By Aldri Luiz dos Santos - Brazil, Augusto Venâncio Neto - Brazil, Fernando Menezes Matos - Brazil and José Neuman de Souza - Brazil

The 8th Latin American Network Operations and Management Symposium (LANOMS) 2015 was held in the beautiful and pleasant coastal city of João Pessoa, jointly organized by the Federal University of Paraíba and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte. LANOMS is a biannual conference, and the 2015 event was the first time it was located in the Northeast region of Brazil. It was technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) and the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). The conference has the goal to bring together international representatives of academic areas, civil services, businesses, and other entities in order to create a stimulating environment to present and discuss ideas, solutions, and lessons learned to solve technical and research challenges in network and service management. Moreover, LANOMS also aims to be the main Latin American conference in the network management field, alongside APNOMS (Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium) and NOMS (Network Operations and Management Symposium), the main Asian and worldwide conferences in network management, respectively.

This LANOMS edition received 33 paper submissions, of which 12 were accepted as full papers and selected for oral presentation through four technical sessions (Network Virtualization, Security Management, Monitoring and Management Approaches, and Wireless Network Management). Moreover, five papers were selected for short paper presentations, and five papers were selected for poster presentations. An application session was also part of the LANOMS 2015 program, where applications papers, focusing on tools for contemporary and important paradigms, such as cloud computing and software defined networking (SDN), were presented. In addition, two keynotes were scheduled in the conference program, addressing relevant and up-to-date topics. In the first keynote, Prof. Rui Aguiar from the University of Aveiro, Portugal, outlined the management challenges of 5G networks; in the second keynote, Masum Z Hasan, from Cisco Systems (USA), talked about seamless cloud extensions over multiple disparate clouds. This year, LANOMS 2015 paid a small tribute to Prof. Luiz Fernando Gomes Soares, who developed several research efforts on network management and led the development of Ginga-NCL middleware. Ginga-NCL middleware is part of the Brazilian digital TV system, and has been adopted by several countries in Latin America. Finally, a social event was held at a barbecue restaurant, allowing approximately 40 participants to talk about the event, future cooperation, and the like.

The success of this LANOMS edition was largely due to all the people involved in the conference. First, we are most grateful to the authors who submitted their work and the technical program committee members who devoted their time to support the peer-review process. We also need to thank the Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), the Federal University of Ceará (UFC), and the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), the Brazilian Computing Society (SBC), and the National Laboratory of Computer Networks (LARC), for their invaluable support. We also want to thank the organizing committee members and the volunteers who all worked hard on the details and important aspects of the conference. Finally, but not least, we acknowledge the support of our sponsors (CAPES and who helped us cope with the costs of organizing LANOMS 2015, seeking to ensure a high-level event for all participants. We also invite our community to attend the future events.

For further information about LANOMS, please visit the conference portal at http://www.