IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium
25-29 April 2022 // Budapest, Hungary
Network and Service Management in the Era of Cloudification, Softwarization and Artificial Intelligence

Distinguished Experts Panel

All times listed are in Central European Summer Time (CEST)



DEP: Shift of management paradigms in light of Cloudification, Softwarization and Artificial Intelligence

Young-Tak Kim, Yeugnam University, Korea
Rolf Stadler, KTH, Sweden



Alexander Clemm, Futureway, USA
Gabi Dreo Rodosek, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany
Wolfgang Kellerer, TUM, Germany
Jürgen Schönwälder, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany



Over the last decade, new concepts, taken and adapted from other areas, have been introduced to the network and service management field. These include cloudification, softwarization and the application of AI/ML. While cloudification and softwarization have proved successful and characterize many modern management solutions, AI/ML is still in the research and adoption stage. The distinguished expert panel (DEP) will discuss how these new technologies give rise to new management paradigms and to which extent they replace traditional management paradigms, some of which have their roots in the 1990s, such as MIB, FCAPS, policies, autonomic management, etc. The DEP will also discuss how changes in the industry landscape and the rise of new players like Google or Amazon enable or accelerate the paradigm shift.



Young-Tak KimYoung-Tak Kim

Young-Tak Kim ( is a professor at Yeungnam University in Korea. He received his Ph.D. degree from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology). Before joining Yeungnam Univ. in 1994, he had researched B-ISDN networking technologies at KT (Korea Telecom). He also participated in the standardization activities of ITU-T Study Group 13 (B-ISDN). In 2001, 2008, and 2015 he joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA, as a Visiting Scholar. His research interests include QoS-guaranteed traffic engineering in future Internet, cloud/edge computing, QoS-aware seamless secure mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), and smart mobility. He served as the Technical Program Chair of IEEE ComSoc CNOM for 2007-2008, TPC Co-chair of IFIP/IEEE IM2009, the General Chair of APNOMS2009, the TPC co-chair of IEEE/IFIP NOMS 2018, and the General Co-Chair of IEEE NetSoft 2021.

Rolf StadlerRolf Stadler

Rolf Stadler is a professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden, and head of the Division of Network and Systems Engineering. He holds an M.Sc. degree in mathematics and a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Zurich. Before joining KTH in 2001, he held positions at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, Columbia University, and ETH Zürich. His group made contributions to real-time monitoring, resource management, and automation for large-scale networked systems. His current interests include intelligent monitoring techniques and data-driven methods for network engineering and management. Rolf Stadler has been Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (TNSM) 2014-2017.

Alexander ClemmAlexander Clemm

Dr. Alexander Clemm ( is a Distinguished Engineer at Futurewei in Santa Clara, California. He has been involved in networking software and management technology throughout his career, most recently in the areas of high-precision networks and future networking services as well as network analytics, intent-based networking, service assurance, and telemetry. Alex has 60+ publications, 60+ issued patents, 13 RFCs, and several books; he has also been regularly serving on the OC and TPC of highly-regarded management and network softwarization conferences for many years (e.g., IM/NOMS, CNSM, and NetSoft). He holds an M.S. degree in computer science from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from the University of Munich, Germany.

Gabi Dreo RodosekGabi Dreo Rodosek

Gabi Dreo is Professor for Communication Systems and Network Security at the Bundeswehr University Munich and the Founding Director of the Research Institute CODE. She is the Coordinator of the EU H2020 project CONCORDIA and holds several supervisory and advisory mandates in industry. Besides, she is member of the Digital Council of the German Ministry of Defence, member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Cybersecurity, member of the Board of the Security Network Munich etc. Professor Dreo studied computer science at the University of Maribor, Slovenia and got her PhD and habilitation from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. Her research interests include AI-based network security, Software-Defined Networks, 5G/6G, Moving Target Defence.

Wolfgang KellererWolfgang Kellerer

The research area of Wolfgang Kellerer covers methods and systems for communication networks as an infrastructure for the future of networking with a focus on the next generation mobile communication networks 6G. Focus of his research are flexible, dynamic networking based on Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network (Function) Virtualization as well as wireless network resource management. After studying Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), he obtained his PhD degree from TUM in 2002. After a research visit to Stanford University, USA, in 2001, he joined NTT DOCOMO’s European research institute (DOCOMO Euro-Labs) where most recently he served as the head of the research department for wireless communication and networking. Since July 2012, Prof. Kellerer is full professor at TUM. He is also an adjunct professor in the department of Informatics. He is member of the Wissenschaftlicher Arbeitskreises für Regulierungsfragen (WAR) of the Federal Network Agency of Germany (Bundesnetzagentur) and of the Board of Directors of the Center for Digital Technology and Management (CDTM). Prof. Kellerer is Senior Member of IEEE and serves on the editorial boards of IEEE COMST and IEEE TNSM.

Jürgen SchönwalderJürgen Schönwälder

Jürgen Schönwälder is professor of computer science and leading the Computer Networks and Distributed Systems research group at Jacobs University Bremen. He received his doctoral degree in 1996 from the Technical University Braunschweig, Germany. His research interests include network management and measurement, network and system security, embedded systems, and distributed systems. Jürgen Schönwälder is an active member of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). He has co-authored more than 40 network management related specifications and standards. He co-chaired the NETMOD and ISMS working groups of the IETF and the NMRG research group of the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF). He has been principal investigator in several European research projects (Emanics, Flamingo, Leone, Concordia). Jürgen Schönwälder contributed in various roles to IEEE and IFIP sponsored conferences. He serves on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, the Springer Journal of Network and Systems Management and the Wiley International Journal of Network Management. He is co-editor of the Network and Service Management series of the IEEE Communications Magazine.