[hpc-announce] CFP - IEEE TNSM Special Issue on Advances in Big Data Analytics for Management

Giuliano Casale g.casale at imperial.ac.uk
Mon Nov 5 06:03:36 CST 2018

IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management

Special Issue on Advances in Big Data Analytics for Management


(Submissions due: 15 November 2018)

Cloud and network analytics can harness the immense stream of operational
data from clouds and networks, and can perform analytics processing to
improve reliability, configuration, performance, fault and security
management. In particular, we see a growing trend towards using statistical
analysis, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning to improve
operations and management of IT systems and networks.

Research is therefore needed to understand and improve the potential and
suitability of Big Data analytics and AI in the context of systems and
network management. This will not only provide deeper understanding and
better decision making based on largely collected and available operational
data, but present opportunities for improving data analysis algorithms and
methods on aspects such as accuracy and scalability, as well as demonstrate
the benefits of machine intelligence methods in system and network
management and control. Moreover, there is an opportunity to define novel
platforms that can harness the vast operational data and advanced data
analysis algorithms to drive management decisions in networks, data
centers, and clouds.

IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (IEEE TNSM) is a
premier journal for timely publication of archival research on the
management of networks, systems, services and applications. Following the
success of two recent TNSM special issues on Big Data Analytics for
Management in 2016 and 2018, this special issue will also focus on recent,
emerging approaches and technical solutions that can exploit Big Data,
analytics, and AI in management solutions. We welcome submissions
addressing the underlying challenges of Big Data Analytics for Management
and presenting novel techniques, experimental results, or theoretical
approaches motivated by management problems. Survey papers that offer a
perspective on related work and identify key challenges for future research
are also in the scope of the special issue.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest for this special issue include, but are not
limited, to the following:

* Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning
- Analysis, modelling and visualization
- Operational analytics and intelligence
- Event and log analytics, text mining
- Anomaly detection and prediction
- Monitoring and measurements for management
- Harnessing social data for management
- Predictive analytics and real-time analytics
- Artificial intelligence, neural networks, and deep learning for management
- Data mining, statistical modeling, and machine learning for management

* Application Domains and Management Paradigms
- Cloud and network analytics
- Data centric management of virtualized infrastructure, clouds and data
- Data centric management of software defined networks
- Data centric management of storage resources
- Data centric management of Internet of Things and cyber-physical systems
- Platforms for analyzing and storing logs and operational data for
management tasks
- Applications of Big data analytics to traffic classification, root-cause
analysis, service quality assurance, IT service and resource management
- Novel approaches to cyber-security, intrusion detection, threat analysis,
and failure detection based on Big data analytics and machine learning

Paper Submission

All papers should be submitted through the IEEE Transactions on Network and
Service Management manuscript submission site at
https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tnsm. Authors must indicate in the
submission cover letter that their manuscript is intended for the "Novel
Techniques in Big Data Analytics for Management" special issue. Each
submission will be limited to 14 pages in IEEE 2-column format. Detailed
author guidelines can be found at

Important Dates

Paper submission: November 15, 2018
Review results returned: February 15, 2019
Revision submission: March 15, 2019
Final acceptance notification: June 15, 2019
Final paper submission: July 7, 2019
Publication date (tentative): September 2019*

(* online published version will be available in IEEE Xplore after the
camera ready version has been submitted with final DOI)

Guest Editors

David Carrera (Barcelona Supercomputing Center, Spain)
Giuliano Casale (Imperial College London, UK)
Takeru Inoue (NTT Laboratories, Japan)
Hanan Lutfiyya (The University of Western Ontario, Canada)
Jia Wang (AT&T Research, US)
Nur Zincir-Heywood (Dalhousie University, Canada)

For more information, please contact the guest editors at
TNSM.SI.BDM19 at gmail.com
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