IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium
8–12 May 2023 // Miami, FL // USA



The Doctoral Symposium is a concentrated half-day event that will be held during IEEE/IFIP NOMS 2023, which will be held 8-12 May 2023 in Miami. In it, Ph.D. students present their ongoing research interests/plans/results to a panel of researchers in the field and receive specific constructive feedback, including opportunities to meet with mentors one-on-one.

We encourage students to present reproducible and replication of already published research in network & service management and to promote new and open-source implementations in order to ensure that the original research is reproducible. Details of the implementation of a replicated research study should be made publicly available together with comments, explanations, datasets, and tests.

The accepted paper will be presented as a poster to allow students to quickly familiarize themselves with each other’s work and to be shown to a broader audience during the conference. Accepted papers (four pages maximum) will be published in the conference proceedings and be included in the online IEEE/IFIP NOMS conference proceedings. Moreover, the abstracts will be archived in the IEEExplore digital library once presented by the Ph.D. students during the conference.

Eligibility and Topics

Ideal candidates will be in the early or mid stages of their Ph.D. and should have a solid idea of their direction and topic, but should also have room for improvement. The Doctoral Symposium welcomes applicants from a broad range of disciplines, including Management of 6G Networks, Management of Smart Vertical Systems in the Industry 4.0 Era, Artificial Intelligence techniques for Network and Service Management, Management of Softwarized Networks, Software-Defined Networking, Network Function Virtualization, Service Function Chaining, Cyber Security & Cyber Resiliency, Service and application management, and related fields.

Submission Guidelines

To apply to the Doctoral Symposium, please submit the following two documents through JEMS

  • All paper submissions should be 4 pages long, including references, using the IEEE 2-column and one-page Curriculum Vitae. The total number of pages is 5. Papers can be:
    • Position paper: this position paper must clearly motivate, discuss, and summarize the proposed Ph.D. research, describe how the research fits into and advances research in related fields, and report on your progress. You may additionally focus on a more specific area of the research if desired. In the concluding section, you should identify 2 questions/areas for improvement that you would like to discuss during the session.
    • Reproducible and replication of research paper: this paper should present a replication of already published research work in network and service management to confront the new implementation and results with that of the original research and to allow that reproducible research to be made publicly available together with comments, explanations, datasets, and tests. We encourage students to publicly share their findings over platforms such as github.

Important Dates:

  • Paper Submission Deadline: January 7, 2023
  • Notification of Acceptance: January 31, 2023
  • Final Camera Ready: February 11, 2023

Dissertation Digest Co-chairs and Further Information:

  • Toufik Ahmed, LaBRI Lab. Bordeaux University, France
  • Eyuphan Bulut, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA