(Deadline for paper submission has passed
The Eighth IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2003) will be held on 24-28 March 2003 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. The symposium is sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 6.6 on Management of Networks and Distributed Systems, and by the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Network Operations and Management (CNOM).
IM 2003 will build upon the successes of IM and NOMS each year since 1988, in serving as the primary forum for technical exchange for the research, standards, vendor and user communities in the area of network and distributed systems management, operations and control.
The ubiquitous explosion of the Internet and the fast proliferation of networked devices and applications create a unique challenge for the network management community. Innovative solutions are required for managing the plethora of network devices and systems, multiple inter-connected networking technologies, and the complexity of distributed applications. Management in this new information era will need to support the integration of data and telecommunications networks, from narrowband to broadband, terrestrial to satellite, fixed to mobile and uni-media to multi-media. The IM 2003 Symposium provides a forum for discussion of new paradigms and architectures (and new spins on old ones) that can deal with the many management issues related to these next-generation networks.
The IM 2003 Symposium presents latest research results and industrial solutions for integrated network and distributed systems management. The symposium will be organized in technical sessions, tutorials, and vendor exhibits. An industrial experience track will be introduced to share the practical lessons learned by the user and vendor communities.
The IM 2003 Symposium will provide the highest quality professional event of the year through a stringent review process implemented by the Program Committee, which includes many of the most respected experts in the fields of network and distributed systems management.
Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal, as well as proposals for tutorials, panel discussions, poster demonstrations, or birds-of-a-feather sessions (informal discussion groups) in the following, but not limited, topic areas:
We particularly encourage industrial papers (e.g., case studies that emphasize the lessons learned).
IM 2003 papers must be written in English and should not exceed 5000
via the Web is mandatory. Authors are requested to submit their papers
in PDF format. Please ensure that the PDF file does not contain character
sets from languages which are not universally printable.
is being handled through the EDAS system running at www.informatik.uni-osnabrueck.de/edas/
Paper submission is a three-step process:
(1) First, you have
to register the author(s) within the EDAS system. To do this, go to the
EDAS system and follow the instructions.
(2) Next, you have
to register the paper within the EDAS system. To do this, login into the
EDAS system and click on the link to submit a paper for IM 2003. You have
to fill out a form which describes your paper.
(3) Finally, you
can (from within EDAS) upload your PDF file. Once the upload has completed
successfully, the submission procedure ends. If you experience problems
with the system, please feel free to
Program Co-Chair: (Americas, Australia)
Program Co-Chair: (Europe, Asia,
In addition to the regular presentation sessions, the symposium will also offer poster sessions for more informal interactions and presenting work in progress. Extended abstracts can be submitted for consideration as poster presentations. Posters will be selected from these extended abstracts and regular papers. Poster submissions and proposals for Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (informal discussion groups) and "work in progress" demonstrations should be submitted to the
Poster/Birds-of-a- Feather Chair:
The symposium includes tutorials on the days before and after the technical program. A proposal to present a tutorial should contain the following information:
If the tutorial or an earlier version of it has been given before please indicate the events, dates and contents. Information on suggested topic areas and guidelines for submitting proposals can be found at www.im2003.org/.
Proposals should be submitted to the Tutorial Chair:
Proposals for panel sessions should be submitted to the Panels Chair:
Nelson Fonseca firstname.lastname@example.org
The symposium offers organizations and vendors the opportunity to demonstrate their products and services to the symposium participants: leaders and innovators in network and distributed systems management from around the World. Various levels of patron sponsorships are available. Symposium Patrons may present their products and services in our Vendor Showcase. Symposium Patrons will also have an opportunity to make a product-related presentation on recent technical advancements, product enhancements, or technology innovations. The vendor showcase will be open during the three days of the symposium, in parallel with other sessions. There may also be an opportunity to do demonstrations during a special cocktail hour. The cost of sponsorship is being kept at a modest level to encourage broad participation and demonstration of innovative technologies. In addition, organizations and vendors are encouraged to sponsor special events and activities e.g. lunches, Internet café or offer special gifts to the participants with their company material and logo.
Vendors and organizations interested in becoming Symposium Patrons or participating in the showcase should contact the
STUDENT TRAVEL GRANTS
|A limited number of Student Travel Grants will be available to those student authors who will be presenting papers and are unable to obtain funding to attend the symposium. Requests for Student Travel Grants should be addressed to the Program Co-Chair responsible for the requestor's region.|
There will be a Best Paper Award for the best submitted paper and a Best Student Paper Award for the best paper written by a student. For the Best Student Paper, expenses to attend the symposium will also be provided. A Best Newcomer Award will be given to the best submission written solely by authors who have never published in earlier IM or NOMS proceedings.
Potential candidates for awards will be identified during the normal review process. A special independent Awards Committee will be formed to evaluate the candidate papers together with their presentations and to select the award winners. The Awards Committee has the right to give all awards to the same paper, not to give an award, or to split an award among several papers.
Technical Program Co-Chairs:
Tutorial Program Chair:
Local Arrangements Chair:
Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, Canada
Sebastian Abeck, University of Karlsruhe, Germany