WGRS – XXIII Workshop on Management and Operation of Networks and Services


The XXIII Workshop on Management and Operation of Networks and Service (WGRS 2018) (WGRS) is a workshop promoted by the Brazilian Computing Society (SBC) with the main goal to promote relevant research and activity related to the research field of management and operation of networks and service. The workshop contributes to the integration of the Brazilian community of researchers and professionals working in this area. In addition, the WGRS aims to promote a forum for the presentation and discussion of solutions related to network management. The WGRS will be organized during the 36th Brazilian Symposium on Computer Networks and Distributed Systems (SBRC), on May 7, 2018, in Campos do Jordão, SP.


The WGRS 2018 will announce during the event the best paper award, which will receive a certificate and an invitation to submitt an extended version of the paper in the International Journal of Network Management.


Authors are invited to submit full-papers containing relevant results from their scientific or technological research. All submitted papers will be evaluated based on their quality and relevance by at least three reviews. Only original papers not published or under review elsewhere can be submitted. A non-exhaustive list of topics of interest for WGRS 2018 include:

  • Network provisioning and capacity planning
  • Management architectures
  • Self-management and self-configuration
  • Accounting and billing
  • Performance, Quality of Service, and Quality of Experience
  • Autonomous Network and Service Management
  • Management based on Policies
  • Management based on Web Services e Peer-to-Peer
  • Cloud and fog computing management
  • Mobile ad-hoc Network (MANETs), wireless networks, and sensor networks management
  • Mobility Management
  • Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) communication management
  • Optical network management
  • Services and Applications management
  • Distributed management
  • IT infrastructure management
  • Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks (VANETs) and Flying Ad-Hoc Network (FANETs) management
  • 4G and 5G cellular network management
  • Convergent network management
  • IoT Infrastructure and Platform management
  • Integrated heterogeneous network management
  • Big data Management
  • Methodologies for network management and operation
  • Management information modeling
  • Monitoring and methods based on network metrology
  • Management platforms
  • Overlapping networks and virtual topologies
  • Software Defined Networks (SDN)
  • Social networking (online, mobile and pervasive)
  • Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
  • Security, privacity, and Isolation
  • Events and failures monitoring


Papers submission will be exclusively electronic, through JEMS. Papers can be written in Portuguese or English, only in PDF format. Each paper is limited to 14 pages, including abstract (and an english abstract, for papers in Portuguese), figures, diagrams and references. Papers should be formatted following the model papers of SBC.


Paper Submission Deadline: March 19th, 2018
Acceptance Notification: April 10th, 2018
Camera Ready Paper Due: April 14th, 2018
Conference Date: May 07th, 2018


Alberto Schaeffer Filho (UFRGS)
Aldri Luiz dos Santos (UFPR)
Anelise Munaretto (UTFPR)
Antonio Marcos Alberti (INATEL)
Antônio Tadeu Azevedo Gomes (LNCC)
Artur Ziviani (LNCC)
Augusto Venâncio Neto (UFRN)
Bruno Schulze (LNCC)
Bruno Kimura (UNIFESP)
Carlos Westphall (UFSC)
Célio Vinicius Neves de Albuquerque (UFF)
Cristiano Bonato Both (UFCSPA)
Daniel Fernandes Macedo (UFMG)
Daniel Ludovico Guidoni (UFSJ)
Danielo Gonçalves Gomes (UFC)
Denis Rosário (UFPA)
Edmundo Madeira (UNICAMP)
Eduardo Cerqueira (UFPA)
Fátima Duarte-Figueiredo (PUC Minas)
Fernando Matos (UFPB)
Heitor Ramos (UFAL)
Horacio Oliveira (UFAM)
Joaquim Celestino Júnior (UECE) ● Joel Rodrigues (INATEL)
José Augusto Suruagy Monteiro (UFPE)
José Marcos Nogueira (UFMG)
Jéferson Campos Nobre (Unisinos)
Juliano Araujo Wickboldt (UFRGS)
Jussara Almeida (UFMG)
Leandro Villas (UNICAMP)
Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville (UFRGS)
Luciano Paschoal Gaspary (UFRGS)
Luiz Fernando Bittencourt (UNICAMP)
Luis Henrique Costa (UFRJ)
Luiz Henrique Andrade Correia (UFLA)
Marcelo Rubinstein (UERJ)
Mauro Fonseca (PUCPR)
Michele Nogueira (UFPR)
Paulo André da Silva Gonçalves (UFPE)
Rafael Lopes (UECE)
Ronaldo Ferreira (UFMS)
Vinicius da Cunha M. Borges (UFG)
Vinicius Mota (UFOP)
Thiago Silva (UTFPR)


Denis Rosário (UFPA)

WGRS Coordinator

E-mail: contact.wgrs[at]gmail.com

Leandro Villas (UNICAMP)

WGRS Coordinator

E-mail: contact.wgrs[at]gmail.com