The 11th Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium
22 - 24 October 2008
Park Plaza Beijing Science Park, Beijing, China

Technically Co-Sponsored by IEEE Communications Society

"Challenges for Next Generation Network Operations and Service Management"

You are cordially invited to join us at APNOMS 2008 at Park Plaza Beijing Science Park, Beijing, China. This is the 11th in the series, following the successful APNOMS¡¯97 (Seoul), APNOMS¡¯98 (Sendai), APNOMS¡¯99 (Kyongju), APNOMS 2000 (Nara), APNOMS 2001 (Sydney), APNOMS 2002 (Jeju), APNOMS 2003 (Fukuoka), APNOMS 2005 (Okinawa), APNOMS 2006 (Busan), and APNOMS 2007 (Sapporo). APNOMS 2008 is building on the success of previous APNOMS, the premier technical symposium in the area of network/service operations and management in the Asia-Pacific region. This is the very first time that APNOMS is being held in China.

Research and development on Next Generation Networks (NGNs) have been carried out over the last few years and we are already seeing their deployment and operations in many parts of Asia-Pacific countries. We are also beginning to experience new and interesting services that utilize these NGNs. We are certain that we will see more deployment of NGNs and NGN services in the next few years. Thus, the operations and management of NGNs and their services are very important to the network operators and service providers. At the same time, they are also concerned about new and more effective ways of performing the operations and management. The Organizing Committee has timely selected ¡°Challenges for Next Generation Network Operations and Service Management¡± as the theme of APNOMS 2008

and has prepared an excellent 3-full day program with keynotes, tutorials, special sessions, panels, technical sessions, poster sessions, and exhibitions with the theme in mind. This year we have received over 200 submissions of technical paper and we are certain that the selected 48 technical papers will be of high-quality on the latest hot topics in next generation network operations and service management.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we would like to extend a warm welcome to all the participants to APNOMS 2008. The APNOMS 2008 venue, Park Plaza Beijing Science Park, is located in the university/science district of Beijing, very close to the 2008 Summer Olympic Stadium. Beijing is the home to the many of the world¡¯s most revered treasures, such as The Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, and Ming Tombs. We sincerely hope that all of you will help make this symposium the most productive and useful with lots of fruitful discussions with other participants. We also hope that you discover and enjoy many things that Beijing and the other parts of China can offer before or after the symposium.

Finally, we would like to sincerely thank all contributors to this symposium, without whom£¬ this symposium would not have been possible. We would also like to thank all committee members, who put their endless time and effort in preparing for the success of this symposium.


APNOMS 2008 General Co-Chairs

Prof. James Won-Ki Hong

Prof. Luoming Meng
BUPT, China