Journal of Network and Systems Management

, Volume 24, Issue 3, pp 764–787 | Cite as

Taxonomy for the Network and Service Management Research Field

  • Carlos Raniery Paula dos SantosEmail author
  • Jeroen Famaey
  • Jürgen Schönwälder
  • Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville
  • Aiko Pras
  • Filip De Turck


Network and service management has established itself as a research field in the general area of computer networks . However, up to now, no appropriate organization of the field has been carried out in terms of a comprehensive list of terms and topics. In this paper, we introduce a taxonomy for network and service management. With such a taxonomy, it is possible to better understand the landscape of research as well as to reason about possible future challenges and opportunities. As such, in addition to the taxonomy itself, we also present an initial analysis of the field’s past, present, and future, based on the records of papers submitted and accepted in major conferences in the area, as well as a site survey performed through a questionnaire answered by experts from both industry and academia.


Network and services management Research topics Taxonomy 



This work was partly funded by Flamingo, an FP7 Network of Excellence project (318488) supported by the European Commission.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Raniery Paula dos Santos
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jeroen Famaey
    • 2
  • Jürgen Schönwälder
    • 3
  • Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville
    • 4
  • Aiko Pras
    • 5
  • Filip De Turck
    • 6
  1. 1.Federal University of Santa MariaSanta MariaBrazil
  2. 2.University of Antwerp – iMindsAntwerpBelgium
  3. 3.Jacobs University BremenBremenGermany
  4. 4.Federal University of Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil
  5. 5.University of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  6. 6.Ghent University – iMindsGhentBelgium

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