2nd International Workshop on Autonomous Network Management in 5G and Beyond Systems (ANMS 2023)


Beyond 5G (B5G) wireless systems are expected 1) to increase data rates significantly, 2) to provide ultra-low latency and enhanced connectivity of a massive number of devices, and 3) to bring improvements in network energy efficiency. Moreover, this new generation of networking systems aims to be fully Autonomous Networks (ANs) with management capabilities such as self-configuration, self-healing, self-optimizing, and self-evolving, aspects that today’s networks do not support as their management is largely manual with some automated assistance. This workshop focuses on novel research in algorithms for the management of ANs in B5G systems. More specifically, we encourage original paper submissions, which have not been published or submitted elsewhere, from academia and industry presenting novel research on the most recent advances, frameworks, models, and approaches for management of autonomous networks using enabling techniques like SDN, AI, and blockchain. We are also interested in articles revising the state-of-the-art of this topic, showing recent major advances and discoveries, significant gaps in the research, current standardization status, and new future issues.

May 8, 2023
Miami, Florida


Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Network resource and service automation and orchestration
  • Intelligent network service provisioning and assurance
  • Network state prediction and forecasting for AN
  • Network monitoring systems (traffic recognition, anomaly detection, etc.) for AN
  • Efficient resource allocation and scheduling (e.g., spectrum, storage, computing, processing)
  • AN management in resource-constrained environments
  • Adaptation and customization of AI to run on constrained devices (e.g. edge) for network control
  • Architectures and frameworks to integrate AI in AN management
  • Generation and use of knowledge-graphs for network use cases
  • Taxonomies of explainability of AI decisions for network use cases
  • Green AI for ANs
  • Blockchain and distributed ledger technology for AN management
  • Security provision in ANs
  • End-to-end management of ANs


Paper submissions must present original, unpublished research or experiences. Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted. Each submission must be written in English, accompanied by a 75 to 200 words abstract that clearly outlines the scope and contributions of the paper. There is a length limitation of 6 pages (including title, abstract, all figures, tables, and references) for regular papers, and 4 pages for short papers describing work in progress. Submissions must be in IEEE 2-column style. Self-plagiarized papers will be rejected without further review. Authors should submit their papers via JEMS:


Extended versions of the best paper(s) may be considered for fast-tracking to the Journal of Network and Systems Management (to be confirmed, https://www.springer.com/journal/10922, IF 2.026)

Important Dates

  • Paper Submission Deadline: January 15 | January 31, 2023
  • Notification of Acceptance: March 1st, 2023
  • Camera-ready submission: March 10, 2023


  • Miguel Camelo, University of Antwerp, iMEC
  • Francesc Wilhelmi, Nokia Bell Labs
  • Paul Harvey, University of Glasgow
Paul Harvey
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