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