21th NMRG Meeting in Utrecht (Netherlands)

The 21th NMRG meeting will be held in cooperation with EMANICS on Thursday October 19th and Friday October 20th in Utrecht (Netherlands), just before the MANWEEK 2006 in Dublin (Ireland). The organizers of this meeting are Aiko Pras, Jürgen Schönwälder, and Gabi Dreo Rodosek.


Joint EMANICS / IRTF-NMRG Workshop
Future Direction of Network and Service Management Research

19-20 October 2006

Hosted by SURFnet
Utrecht, The Netherlands


The area of network and service management research has undergone several changes. While some research topics have matured over the years into their own little areas (e.g. policy-based management or fault management), there are other areas that are more driven by advances in technologies. This includes technologies that need new management approaches but also technologies that can be utilized for more effective management.

The purpose of this jointly organized workshop is to bring together researchers, operators, vendors and technology developers to identify promising future directions of network and service management research. The outcome produced by the workshop should be a description of research directions that is felt worthwhile to explore in a timeframe of the next 5 years.


The workshop will be limited to 30 participants. The organizers seek pariticipation from researchers, operators, vendors, and technology developers.

Interested parties are invited to write up a short position statement (about one page plain ASCII text) explaining their specific background and how they plan to contribute to the workshop discussions. The deadline for sending position statements is September 15th.

If position statements of more than 30 people are received, the organizers will select participants with the goal to achieve a diverse view on the subject and to balance involvement of researchers, operators, vendors, and technology developers.


The meeting is hosted by SURFnet, Utrecht, The Netherlands. SURFnet is the operator of the Dutch research network. SURFnet is located in Utrecht, a city close to the Amsterdam Schiphol international airport.

There is a train running from the airport to Utrecht which takes approximately 30 minutes. The schedule of the trains running from Schiphol to Utrecht Central can be found here. To find your way to the meeting place, please following these directions.


  • NH Utrecht Hotel (4 stars, 5 minutes walk)
    Jaarbeursplein 24
    3521AR Utrecht
    Tel: +31-30-2977977
    Euro: 140-240
  • IBIS (2 stars, 20 minutes walk)
    Bizetlaan 1
    3533 KC UTRECHT
    Tel: +31-30-2910366
    Euro 82

For additional hotels, go to ViaMichelin. Select on "Maps": City=Utrecht, Netherlands and "Nearby hotels".


The meeting will start on Thursday at 10:00 and it will close on Friday at 16:00.

Thursday (2006-10-19)

Time Activity Actors
10:00 Welcome and Administrivia Chair(s)
10:25 Roll-call Participants
10:30 Position Statements Participants
12:30 Lunch Break
13:30 Position Statements Participants
15:00 Coffee Break
15:30 Break-out Sessions Operators / Vendors / Researchers
18:00 End of Day #1
19:30 Dinner

Friday (2006-10-20)

Time Activity Actors
09:00 Break-out Sessions Results Operators / Vendors / Researchers
10:00 Discussion Participants
10:30 Coffee Break
11:30 Discussion Participants
12:30 Lunch Break
13:30 Summary and Conclusions Participants
15:00 Coffee Break
15:30 Wrap-up Chair(s)
16:00 End of Day #2

Position Statements

In order to prepare the meeting, we collect position statements from all participants. The position statements will go online beginning of October. Any subsequent discussions before the meeting should take place on the NMRG mailing list.

  1. Claudio Bartolini
  2. Mark Burgess
  3. Prosper Chemouil
  4. Petre Dini
  5. Gabi Dreo Rodosek
  6. Liam Fallon
  7. Olivier Festor
  8. David Harrington
  9. James Won-Ki Hong
  10. Simon Leinen
  11. Giorgio Nunzi
  12. Gregorio Martinez Perez
  13. Aiko Pras
  14. Danny Raz
  15. Dan Romascanu
  16. Jürgen Schönwälder
  17. Rolf Stadler
  18. Burkhard Stiller
  19. Jean Theunissen
  20. Stefan Wallin
  21. Bert Wijnen
  22. Jae-Hyoung Yoo

Here is the reader in PDF format which contains all position statements for your printing convenience.




  1. Claudio Bartolini (HP)
  2. Mark Burgess (University College Oslo)
  3. Prosper Chemouil (Orange France Telecom)
  4. Petre Dini (Cisco Systems)
  5. Liam Fallon (Ericsson)
  6. Olivier Festor (LORIA - INRIA Lorraine)
  7. David Harrington (Huawei)
  8. James Won-Ki Hong (Pohang University of Science and Technology)
  9. Simon Leinen (Switch - Swiss Education and Research Network)
  10. Giorgio Nunzi (NEC Network Labs)
  11. Gregorio Martinez Perez (University of Murcia (UMU))
  12. Aiko Pras (University of Twente)
  13. Danny Raz (Technion)
  14. Dan Romascanu (Avaya)
  15. Jürgen Schönwälder (International University Bremen)
  16. Rolf Stadler (KTH)
  17. Burkhard Stiller (University Zurich)
  18. Jean Theunissen (Tiscali)
  19. Bert Wijnen (Lucent)
  20. Jae-Hyoung Yoo (Korea Telecom)