Special Track on Autonomic Management

The special track calls are an initiative, originally launched at the 12th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2011), aiming at attracting contributions in specifically targeted areas of high interest to the networks and service management research community.

The 15th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2017) will feature a special track on Autonomic Management.

Programmable and software networks require more than ever management systems with smart, adaptive and effective decisions, recommendations and actuations. Management systems should incorporate autonomic management principles to be able to sense their environment, perceive the changes and react quickly to changing conditions in order to optimize operation and performance, diagnose faults, and protect from threats. Papers for this special session should address the diverse challenges in the development and deployment of autonomic management solutions including, but not limited to:

  • Self-configuration, self-optimization, self-healing and self-protection in programmable and software-defined networks
  • Self-optimization for dynamic controllers and virtual network functions placement
  • Policy-based management, including imperative, declarative (intent), and other paradigms
  • Learning and reasoning techniques for programmable networks
  • Data analytics and machine learning for autonomic management
  • Autonomic based service lifecycle management and orchestration
  • Autonomic resource allocation and configuration in virtualized infrastructures
  • Adaptive scheduling in cloud computing environments

This special track is supported by the IEEE ComSoc Technical Subcommittee on Autonomic Communications (TCAC).

Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit original contributions written in English that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers must be formatted using the IEEE 2‑column format and not exceed 8 (excluding references). All papers should be submitted through JEMS.

All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore.  

Important Dates

  • Paper submission:  January 31, 2017 (extended)
  • Author notification: February 24, 2017 (extended)
  • Final paper due: March 10, 2017 (extended)

Special Track Co-Chairs

  • Imen Grida Ben Yahia, Orange Labs, France
  • Noura Limam, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Mohamed Faten Zhani, École de Technologie Supérieure, Canada