Call For Technical Session Papers

The 15th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network 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 “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. IM 2017 will offer five types of sessions: technical, experience, poster, panel, and dissertation. High quality will be assured through a well-qualified Technical Program Committee and rigorous peer review of papers.

Important Dates:

  • 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

Topics of Interest

Authors are invited to submit papers that fall into or are related to the topic areas that are listed below. In addition, we invite submissions of proposals for demonstrations, exhibits, technical panels, tutorials, workshops, and experience session papers.

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
  • Middleware
  • Overlay Networks
  • Cloud Computing and Cloud Storage
  • Data, Information & Semantic Models
  • Information Visualization
  • Software-Defined Networking
  • Network Function Virtualization
  • Orchestration
  • 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

Submission Instructions

Submissions should be made using the JEMS conference submission system.

Authors are invited to submit original contributions (written in English) in PDF format through the IM 2017 web site. Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted. Each submission will be limited to 8 pages (full papers) or 4 pages (short papers) in IEEE 2-column style. Papers exceeding these limits, multiple submissions, and self-plagiarized papers will be rejected without further review. The authors of the IM 2017 top papers will be encouraged to extend their work and submit to IEEE TNSM (IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management). These extended papers will undergo the normal TNSM peer-review process.

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