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TNSM-BDM 2019 : IEEE TNSM Special Issue on Big Data Analytics for Management


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Submission Deadline Nov 30, 2018
Notification Due Feb 15, 2019

Call For Papers

IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management

Special Issue on Novel Techniques in Big Data Analytics for Management

** Deadline extension - submissions now due: November 30, 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

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

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 centers
- 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 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 30, 2018 (*extended*)
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

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