Call For Submissions

The 15th IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Network and Service Management (IM 2017) will be held 8-12 May 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal. Held in odd-numbered years since 1989, IM 2017 follows the 29 years’ tradition of NOMS and IM as the primary IEEE Communications Society’s forum for technical exchange on management of information and communication technology focusing on research, development, integration, standards, service provisioning, and user communities.

IM 2017 will focus on the theme “Integrated Management in the Cloud and 5G Era”, presenting recent, emerging approaches and technical solutions for dealing with 5G and cloud infrastructures, as well as associated services and applications. In addition to this edition theme, IM 2017 will keep a wide range of topics of interest within the field in integrated network and service management, as listed below.

Download the Call for Papers in A4 or US Letter format.

Important Dates for Technical Paper Sessions:

  • Paper Registration: September 23, 2016 (firm deadline)
  • Paper Submission: September 23, 2016 (firm deadline)
  • Notification of Acceptance: November 11, 2016
  • Camera Ready Papers: January 27, 2017

Experience Session papers can be registered and submitted until September 30, 2016 (firm deadline)

Important dates for dissertation papers, tutorials, panels, workshops, exhibits and demos will be announced soon.

Submission Guidelines

Papers for the technical, application, dissertation digest and demonstration/exhibition tracks should be submitted through JEMS.

Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted. Proposals for tutorials, panels and workshops should be sent directly to the respective chairs via email.

To be published in the IFIP/IEEE IM 2017 Conference Proceedings and IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full or limited (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented at the conference. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full or limited registration is valid for up to 3 papers. Conference content will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

Topics of Interest

Authors are invited to submit papers that fall into or are related to the topic areas that are listed below.

Network Management
Software-Defined Networks
IP Networks
Wireless and Cellular Networks
Optical Networks
Overlay Networks
Virtual Networks
Home Networks
Access Networks
Enterprise and Campus Networks
Data Center Networks
SCADA Networks and DCS
Wireless Sensor Networks
Internet of Things Networks
Information-Centric Networks

Service Management
Multimedia Services
Content Delivery Services
Cloud Computing Services
Internet Connectivity and Access
Internet of Things Services
Security Services
Context-Aware Services
Information Technology Services

Business Management
Economic Aspects
Multi-Stakeholder Aspects
Service Level Agreements
Lifecycle Aspects
Process and Workflow Aspects
Legal Perspective
Regulatory Perspective
Privacy Aspects

Functional Areas
Fault Management
Configuration Management
Accounting Management
Performance Management
Security Management

Management Paradigms
Centralized Management
Hierarchical Management
Distributed Management
Federated Management
Autonomic and Cognitive Management
Policy-Based Management
Pro-Active Management
Energy-Aware Management
QoE-Centric Management
Intent-Based Management

Fog and Edge Computing
Communication Protocols
Overlay Networks
Cloud Computing and Cloud Storage
Data, Information & Semantic Models
Information Visualization
Software-Defined Networking
Network Function Virtualization
Operations/Business Support Systems

Mathematical Logic and Automated Reasoning
Mathematical Optimization
Control Theory
Probability Theory, Stochastic Processes, and Queuing Theory
Machine Learning
Evolutionary Algorithms
Economic and Game Theory
Monitoring and Measurements
Data Mining and (Big) Data Analysis
Computer Simulation Experiments
Prototype Implementation and Testbed Experimentation
Field Trials

IEEE Policy on Nondiscrimination