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NOMS 2006 focuses on integrated management that encompasses provisioning, operations, and maintenance. This broad scope also calls for an integrated approach to dependability, resilience, Quality-of-Service (QoS), mobility management, and service billing. Accordingly, this year the theme of the symposium is "Management of Integrated End-to-end Communications and Services". There is much interest in this theme, as evidenced by the large number and high quality of the papers submitted. NOMS 2006 received a total of 186 submissions from 38 countries. Of these, the Technical Program Committee (TPC) accepted 53 papers for 14 technical sessions, which corresponds to an acceptance rate of 28.5%. Each paper was reviewed by a minimum of three TPC members or their delegates. The papers and reviews were discussed at last October's TPC meeting in Barcelona, Spain, where the final paper selection took place. The result of this process is an exceptional technical program consisting of 14 sessions in 2 tracks that present the latest research results on topics in the areas of: charging and accounting, measurements and QoS, information extraction and visualization, traffic engineering and optimization, wireless and mobility management, reliability and robust management, security management, business integrated management, server provisioning, overlay management, policy management, application management and self-management, middleware management, and performance management. The technical program is complemented by a third track consisting of five panel sessions that provide a broad forum for attendee participation, and five application sessions that focus on practical lessons learned by the user and vendor communities. In addition to these tracks, there is an impressive selection of technical posters, tutorials, keynotes, and workshops on emerging topics in management.