PAM: Passive and Active Network Measurement



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Event When Where Deadline
PAM 2023 Passive and Active Measurement Conference 2023
Mar 21, 2023 - Mar 23, 2023 Virtual Oct 28, 2022 (Oct 21, 2022)
PAM 2022 Passive and Active Measurement Conference 2022
Mar 28, 2022 - Mar 30, 2022 Virtual Oct 27, 2021 (Oct 20, 2021)
PAM 2021 Passive and Active Network Measurement
Mar 28, 2021 - Mar 28, 2021 Virtual Oct 23, 2020 (Oct 16, 2020)
PAM 2020 Passive and Active Network Measurement
Mar 30, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020 Oregon, US Nov 1, 2019 (Oct 25, 2019)
PAM 2019 Passive and Active Network Measurement
Mar 27, 2019 - Mar 29, 2019 Puerto Varas, Chile Oct 17, 2018 (Oct 10, 2018)
PAM 2018 Passive and Active Network Measurement
Mar 26, 2018 - Mar 27, 2018 Berlin, Germany Oct 17, 2017 (Oct 10, 2017)
PAM 2017 Passive and Active Measurement Conference
Mar 30, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 Sydney Oct 14, 2016 (Oct 7, 2016)
PAM 2016 Passive and Active Network Measurement
Mar 31, 2016 - Apr 1, 2016 Heraklion, Crete, Greece Oct 16, 2015 (Oct 9, 2015)
PAM 2015 Passive and Active Measurement Conference
Mar 19, 2015 - Mar 20, 2015 New York City, NY Oct 2, 2014 (Sep 25, 2014)
PAM 2014 Passive and Active Network Measurement
Mar 10, 2014 - Mar 11, 2014 Los Angeles, CA Sep 12, 2013 (Sep 5, 2013)
PAM 2013 The 14th Passive and Active Measurement Conference
Mar 18, 2013 - Mar 20, 2013 Hong Kong, China Sep 13, 2012 (Sep 6, 2012)
PAM 2012 Passive and Active Measurement Conference
Mar 13, 2012 - Mar 14, 2012 Vienna, Austria Sep 14, 2011 (Sep 7, 2011)
PAM 2011 Passive and Active Measurement Conference
Mar 20, 2011 - Mar 21, 2011 Atlanta Oct 9, 2010 (Oct 2, 2010)
PAM 2010 Passive and Active Measurement conference
Apr 7, 2010 - Apr 9, 2010 Zurich Oct 9, 2009 (Oct 2, 2009)

Present CFP : 2023

Call for Papers

Passive and Active Measurement (PAM) Conference 2023

The Passive and Active Measurement (PAM) conference brings together researchers and operators to discuss novel and emerging work in the area of network measurement and analysis. PAM is inclusive of all areas of network measurement, but focuses on systems-based research and real-world data. Indeed, measurement technology is needed at all layers of the network stack, ranging from power profiling of hardware components to virtualization in data centers to application profiling and even user experience. Work with operational impact or relevance to the broader network research community is especially welcome, as are early and promising measurement techniques and replications of existing studies. Original contributions that advance the state-of-the-art in the following areas are invited:

- Applications (e.g., web, streaming, games)
- Data centers and cloud computing
- Energy
- IoT (e.g., smart home, SCADA, ICS, embedded systems)
- Measurement tools and software
- Network security and privacy
- Overlays (e.g., P2P, CDNs)
- Physical Layer
- Routing
- Social networks
- Topology
- Transport/congestion control
- User behavior and experience, QoE
- Virtualization (e.g., SDN, NFV)
- Visualization
- Wireless and mobile

PAM 2023 will be held virtually.

*Important Dates*

- *Paper Registration* 21 October, 2022
- *Paper Submission* 28 October, 2022
- *Notification to Authors* 21 December, 2022
- *Camera-ready Due* 1 Feb, 2023
- *Virtual Conference* 21-23 March, 2023

*Submission Guidelines*

Authors should only submit original work that has not been published before and is not under submission to any other venue.

PAM welcomes both short and long submissions. This includes early-stage contributions of work that is less mature but shows exciting promise, articulates a high-level vision, and describes challenging future directions for the community or validate, verify important results, or present new ideas that challenge existing assumptions. Submissions should describe original research, with succinctness appropriate to the topics and themes they discuss.

We will consider paper submissions that extend previously published short, or preliminary papers (including PAM short papers), following the model of the ACM SIGCOMM policy.

*Replication Track*

Works that are a reappraisal or independent validation of previous results, or which enhance the reproducibility of network measurement research, for instance by publishing new datasets on an existing topic, are explicitly included in PAM’s scope. To this end, this year will feature a replication track explicitly devoted to work which replicates existing findings. Submissions to this track should offer comparisons and analysis to the systems, settings, and data used in the work they replicate. Submissions must be explicitly opted into the replication track via HotCRP.

As described in similar replication tracks (e.g. USENIX SOUPS,, replication papers:
- Will be held to the same technical standards as other submissions,
- Should use up to date methodologies and avoid using outdated techniques only because they appeared in previous studies,
- May repeat procedures of existing studies, or explore their extensibility,
- And should provide an explanation of the value of performing a replication study.

*Submission Requirements*

All submissions must satisfy the following requirements:

- Follow Springer LNCS format (see

- Short papers: Up to 12 pages for technical content (up to 5 pages for
appendices and references)

- Long papers: Up to 24 pages for technical content (up to 5 pages for
appendices and references)

- Note that reviewers are not required to read appendices. Everything
needed to evaluate the paper should appear in the first 12 pages for
short and 24 pages for long papers.

- Anonymization: Reviewing will be double-blind
- Do not include names or affiliations of authors in the submission.
- Refer to your prior work in the third person.
- Make a best effort to anonymize system names that would give you away.
- If you have any concerns about how to anonymize your paper while maintaining its integrity, contact the PC chairs.

Submit via HotCRP:

*Ethical Considerations*

Submissions are required to include a statement (in the main paper, not in the Appendix) describing any ethical concerns raised by the paper. If no concerns are raised, this should be stated explicitly. PAM follows the standard set by the Internet Measurement Conference (from which we base this section). Papers describing experiments with users or sensitive user data (e.g., network traffic, passwords, social network information) must follow basic precepts of ethical research and subscribe to community norms. These include: respect for privacy, secure storage of sensitive data, voluntary and informed consent if users are placed at risk, avoiding deceptive practices when not essential, beneficence (maximizing the benefits to an individual or to society while minimizing harm to the individual), and risk mitigation. Authors may want to consult the Menlo Report ( for further information on ethical principles and the Allman/Paxson IMC 2007 paper ( for guidance on ethical data sharing. Note that submitting research for approval by each author’s institutional ethics review body is necessary, but not sufficient – in cases where the PC has concerns about the ethics of the work in a submission, the PC will consider the ethical soundness and justification of any paper, just as it does its technical soundness. Authors unsure about ethical issues are welcome to contact the program committee co-chairs.


There will be two awards for papers of exceptional merit. The *Best Paper Award* will recognize the paper that is deemed by the committee to have the highest merit of all the submissions. The *Best Community Artifact Award* will be given to the best paper that makes relevant datasets, source code, or platforms available to the public by the time the camera-ready is submitted. These artifacts must be sufficiently documented such that any researcher can use them to repeat the results or procedures described in the paper, and they must be placed in a sufficiently long-lived archival repository (e.g.,Github, Bitbucket, or CRAWDAD).

*Program Committee Chairs*

Anna Brunstrom (Karlstad University)
Marcel Flores (Edgio)


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