Welcome to IPOM 2008

The IPOM 2008 is the eighth in a series of dedicated events to Operations and Management in IP-based networks. Recently there is a heated discussion followed by highly ambitious, thus, high in risk, international research undertakings and programs, GENI and FIND in USA, FIRE in Europe, u-Japan in Japan to name a few, aiming at defining the Future Internet. Building on the success of the previous events, IPOM 2008 focuses on network management challenges for the current Internet as well as Future Internet Design (FIND). We are particularly interested in network management issues related to virtualization, mobility, service provision, security, multimedia, wireless networking, and P2P applications.