Message from the Technical Program Chairs

Managing It All

Welcome to the 2003 Integrated Management Symposium (IM2003), the eighth in a series that has become the most important international technical conference in this field. As IT management has become mission critical to the economies of the developed world, our technical program has grown in strength and quality. Over the next few years, most IT organizations will gradually move from identifying infrastructure problems to providing business services via automated, intelligent management systems. To be successful, these future management systems must provide global scalability, for instance, to support Grid computing. They must also integrate the management of business processes and their supporting technology infrastructure as a single entity. They will need to significantly reduce the amount of data thrown at administrators, delivering instead a more cogent view of the system state. Some vendors are placing a new emphasis on "autonomic" computing, i.e. building systems that can perform routine tasks without administrator intervention and take prescient actions to rapidly recover from potential software or hardware failures. Large management frameworks could take years to implement, leaving many customers with only partial installations. Now, vendors are breaking down their frameworks so customers can choose less-expensive and more-focused products. Web services, with public interfaces and bindings described using XML, are often proposed and used as the latest model for interaction between management systems and applications.

These are some of the topics and issues that will be covered by the 41 papers, 5 panels, 24 posters, 16 tutorials, and 6 invited speakers, that our Technical Program Committee (TPC) has assembled. Our TPC consists of 48 members residing in 15 countries in Asia, Europe and the Americas. These members have helped us prepare an excellent technical program, covering areas such as Provisioning, Modeling, Wireless, QoS, Faults, Power, Optical, Configuration, Peer to Peer, Intrusion Detection, Accounting, Policies and Performance Management. Six invited keynote speakers will provide fresh and interesting perspectives on different aspects of management. We received 149 paper submissions from all over the world, representing research contributions in a wide variety of topics related to network and systems management. The submissions were distributed among TPC members and other reviewers, resulting in 635 independent expert technical reviews, an average of 4.3 reviews per paper. After a rigorous evaluation process, 24 members of the TPC met on 23-25 October, 2002, in Montreal, Canada. At this meeting the TPC selected the final 41 high-quality papers for technical presentations in IM2003, the most selective rate of acceptance of any IM, which signifies our striving to produce a program of the highest quality. The topical coverage of the selected papers represents the excitement and diversity present in this field. In addition, we selected 24 short papers that represent the latest ongoing research and development work on network operations and management.

We thank the authors of all submitted manuscripts for their effort and creativity. We owe much to the reviewers from within and from outside the TPC, and to the session chairs who ensured that the accepted papers addressed the concerns raised during the reviews. We hope to see you in attendance at IM2003, where you will find our technical program informative, thought provoking, and enjoyable!

Germán Goldszmidt, IBM Research, USA
Jürgen Schönwälder, University of Osnabrück, Germany

  Program at a Glance
  Keynote Speakers
  Technical Session
  Panel Sessions

  Distinguished Experts Panel
  Birds of Feather

The technical program and all meals will be held in the Colorado hall section of the Broadmoor Hotel

Program at a Glance
Monday, 24 March 2003
08:00 - 12:00 TUTORIAL 1: Service Level Management and Quality Aspects in Service Management (Colorado Hall C)
TUTORIAL 2: Management of Next-Generation Wireless Networks and Services (Colorado Hall D)
TUTORIAL 3: Internet Traffic Monitoring and Analysis: Methods and Applications (Colorado Hall E)
TUTORIAL 4: Web Service Management (Colorado Hall F)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch on your own
13:30 - 17:30 TUTORIAL 5: QoS Management in IP Networks (Colorado Hall C)
TUTORIAL 6: Internet Management Protocols: State-of-the-Art and Recent Developments (Colorado Hall D)
TUTORIAL 7: Security Management: State-of-the-Art, Challenges and Myths (Colorado Hall E)
TUTORIAL 8: Management of Optical Networks (Colorado Hall F)
19:00-21:00 Welcome Reception (Broadmoor Main Building)
Tuesday, 25 March 2003
07:00 - 8:30 BREAKFAST
08:30 - 9:00 Introduction / Welcome
09:00 - 10:00 Keynote: Alan Ganek, Vice President, Autonomic Computing, IBM (Colorado Hall D)
10:00 - 10:30 BREAK
10:30 - 12:00 Session 1: ANOMALY / INTRUSION DETECTION (Colorado Hall E)
Session 2: INTERNET ACCOUNTING (Colorado Hall F)
Panel 1:Web-Services for Internet Management: Yet Another Hype? (Colorado Hall D)
12:00 - 13:30 LUNCH
13:30 - 14:30 Keynote: Dawn C. Meyerriecks Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) (Colorado Hall D)
14:30 - 15:00 BREAK
15:00 - 17:00 Poster 1: MONITORING AND SECURITY (Colorado Hall E)
Panel 2: Overlay Networks and Management: Real Solution or New Hype (Colorado Hall D)
17:00 - 18:30 Poster Exhibition (1 + 2): Birds of a Feather (Colorado Hall E, F)
18:30 - 19:30 BREAK
19:30 -22:30 Social Event (Cheyenne Lodge)
Wednesday, 26 March 2003
07:00 - 8:00 BREAKFAST (Colorado Hall AB)
08:00 - 9:00 Keynote: Ian Foster Associate Director, Mathematics and Computer Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory and Professor of Computer Science, University of Chicago (Colorado Hall D)
09:00 - 9:30 BREAK
09:30 - 11:00 Session 3: PROVISIONING AND SERVICE MANAGEMENT (Colorado Hall E)
Session 4: POLICY-BASED MANAGEMENT (Colorado Hall F)
Panel 3: Resource Management for Enterprise Application Grids (Colorado Hall D)
11:00 - 11:30 BREAK
11:30 - 12:30 Keynote: Karl Auerbach, InterWorking Labs (Colorado Hall D)
12:30 - 14:00 LUNCH
14:00 - 15:30 Session 5: MONITORING AND PERFORMANCE (Colorado Hall E)
Session 6: CONFIGUATION MANAGEMENT (Colorado Hall F)
Panel 4: Security and Privacy: How can we resolve the conflicts of law enforcement and freedom lovers? (Colorado Hall D)
15:30 - 16:00 BREAK
16:00 - 18:00 Session 7: PEER-TO-PEER AND OVERLAY NETWORKS (Colorado Hall D)
Session 8: DISTRIBUTED MANAGEMENT (Colorado Hall E)
18:00 - 19:00 Poster Exhibition (3): Birds of a Feather (Colorado Hall D, E, F)
Thursday, 27 March 2003
07:00 - 8:00 BREAKFAST
08:00 - 9:00 Keynote: James L. Becker Executive Vice President, Qwest Enterprises (Colorado Hall D)
09:00 - 9:30 BREAK
09:30 - 11:00 Session 9: INFORMATION MODELLING (Colorado Hall E)
Session 10: SLA / QUALITY OF SERVICE (Colorado Hall F)
Panel 5:Intrusion Detection Management: are we reinventing the wheel? (Colorado Hall D)
11:00 - 11:30 BREAK
11:30 - 12:30 Keynote: Dale N. Hatfield Professor of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications at University of Colorado at Boulder (Colorado Hall D)
12:30 -13:30 LUNCH
13:30 -15:00 Session 11: MANAGEMENT SYSTEM DESIGN (Colorado Hall D)
Session 12: FAULT MANAGEMENT (Colorado Hall E)
Session 13: POWER AND OPTICAL MANAGEMENT (Colorado Hall F)
15:00 -15:30 BREAK
15:30 -17:30 Closing Plenary & Distinguished Experts Panel on Security (Colorado Hall D)
Friday, 28 March 2003
08:00 - 12:00 TUTORIAL 9: Web-Services Primer: Architecture, Protocols and Standards (Colorado Hall D)
TUTORIAL 10: Fast Track Introduction to Control Theory for Computer Scientists (Colorado Hall E)
TUTORIAL 11: eTOM: The Business Process Framework for Information and Communications Service Providers (Colorado Hall F)
TUTORIAL 12: Management of Pervasive Computing (Colorado Hall C)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch on your own
13:30 - 17:30 TUTORIAL 13: NGOSS: What is it good for? (Colorado Hall D)
TUTORIAL 14: Over-the-Air Device Management (Colorado Hall E)
TUTORIAL 15: OSS/J: Building Real World Systems with J2EE (Colorado Hall F)
TUTORIAL 16: Broadband Networks and Service Management (Colorado Hall C)