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IMC 2011 : Internet Measurement Conference 2011


Conference Series : Internet Measurement Conference
When Nov 2, 2011 - Nov 4, 2011
Where Berlin, Germany
Abstract Registration Due May 6, 2011
Submission Deadline May 13, 2011
Notification Due Jul 22, 2011
Categories    internet   measurement

Call For Papers

The eleventh Internet Measurement Conference is a three day event focusing on all aspects of measurement-based research pertaining to today's Internet. Building on the success of past IMCs, we invite submissions of papers that contribute to our understanding of all aspects related to the Internet through the collection, analysis, or visualization of all types of network-related measurements. Examples of relevant topics are:

* Internet traffic and topology measurement
* Internet-oriented wireless, and mobility measurement
* Internet performance measurements
* Inter-domain and intra-domain routing
* Measurement-based network management such as traffic engineering
* Network applications such as multimedia streaming, gaming and on-line social networks
* Measurement of sensing applications, including home networking and green networking
* Measurements of content distribution, peer-to-peer, overlay, and social networks
* Internet data-specific issues, including anonymization, querying, and storage
* Measurement-based inference of network properties and structures
* Design of and experiences with new monitoring systems
* Algorithms for network measurements, including sampling and statistical inference methods
* Network anomaly detection and troubleshooting
* Software tools for analyzing and visualizing high-volume Internet-related datasets
* Measurement related to network security and privacy
* Measurement-based assessment of simulation/testbeds
* Measurement-based modeling and workload generation
* Reappraisal of previous measurement findings
* Measurement related to data centers and the cloud
* Measurement of technological and socio-economic aspects of networking
* Relevant end-host and end-user measurements

Papers that do not in some fashion relate to measuring aspects of the Internet or Internet-like systems are out of scope. Moreover, papers describing original ideas and novel validation methods will be given preference over submissions that report on incremental improvements of the existing state-of-the-art. Authors can contact the Program Co-Chairs for clarification if they are unsure whether their paper is in scope.

Ethical standards for measurement must be considered by all IMC authors. In particular, authors must be aware of and conform to acceptable use policies for individual domains that are probed or monitored, data privacy and anonymity for all personally identifiable information, and etiquette for using shared measurement data (see Allman and Paxson, IMC '07). If applicable, authors are also urged to notify parties of security flaws in their products or services in advance of publication. Adherence to ethical standards for measurement will be a criteria for all submissions and violations---including ambiguous situations not well described---will be grounds for rejection.

Submission Guidelines

There are two forms of submissions:

1. Full papers (up to 14 two-column pages) describing original research, with succinctness appropriate to the topics and themes they discuss.
2. Short papers (up to 6 two-column pages for text and figures + 1 page for references) conveying work that is less mature but shows promise, articulating a high-level vision, describing challenging future directions, critiquing current measurement wisdom or offering results that do not merit a full submission. Short papers will be subject to a 7-page limit in the Proceedings (with the last page for references only).

Note: Previous IMCs have utilized a "reject to short" notion whereby full paper submissions have been accepted as short papers. IMC 2011 will not be using this procedure. Any submission longer than allowed by the above short guidelines will be considered a full paper.

Note: Authors are encouraged to think carefully about whether to submit a full or short paper. In the past there have been many instances whereby a full submission has been found to be lacking enough technical contribution for a full paper, but for which the PC finds an interesting portion of the paper that would have been a very nice contribution as a short paper.

Submissions must be in electronic form, as PDF documents. The submission must conform to the page limits stated above, and with text written in at least a 10-point font (Fonts used in Figures etc should be no smaller than 9 pt) satisfying the requirements specified below.

* use double column format
* the size of each column should be at most 9.25" by 3.33"
* the space between columns should be at least 0.33"
* use 10pt font
* use up to 55 lines of text per column

The sig-alternate-10pt.cls style file should satisfy these requirements.

* Please use -t letter when converting the .dvi file to pdf.

All manuscripts must be in English and do not need to be anonymized. Submissions that do not comply with these requirements will not be read.
Important Dates

* May 6, 2011, mid-night EDT: Registration of title and 250-word abstract
* May 13, 2011, mid-night EDT: Hard submission deadline
* July 22, 2011: Notification
* November 2-4, 2011: Conference held in Berlin, Germany

To encourage broader data sharing in the community, the conference will present a best paper award for the top paper that makes its data sets publically available by the time of camera ready submission. For example, wireless-network data sets may be published through CRAWDAD. Authors that would like their paper to be considered for this award should add a footnote on the first page of their submission (and indicate this by selecting the appropriate button on the paper registration/submission page).

A limited number of travel grants may be available to students who are unable to secure funding from their advisors.
Program Co-Chairs

Patrick Thiran, EPFL
Walter Willinger, AT&T Labs-Research
Program Committee

Martin Arlitt (HP Labs and University of Calgary, Canada)
Katerina Argyraki (EPFL, Switzerland)
Suman Banerjee (University of Wisconsin, USA)
Bobby Bhattacharjee (University of Maryland, USA)
Fabian Bustamante (Northwestern University, USA)
Augustin Chaintreau (Columbia University, USA)
Xenofontas Dimitropoulos (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
Lixin Gao (University of Massachusetts, USA)
Alex Gerber (AT&T Labs-Research, USA)
Srikanth Kandula (Microsoft Research, USA)
Thomas Karagiannis (Mirosoft Research, UK)
Sachin Katti (Stanford University, USA)
Ramana Kompella (Purdue University, USA)
Christian Kreibich (ICSI, USA)
Nikolaos Laoutaris (Telefonica Research, Spain)
Olaf Maennel (Loughborough University, UK)
Ratul Mahajan (Microsoft Research, USA)
Z. Morley Mao (University of Michigan, USA)
Hung X. Nguyen (University of Adelaide, Australia)
Antonio Nucci (Narus, USA)
Konstantina (Dina) Papagiannaki (Intel Labs, USA)
Lili Qiu (University of Texas, USA)
Reza Rejaie (University of Oregon, USA)
Matthew Roughan (University of Adelaide, Australia)
Pablo Rodriguez (Telefonica Research, Spain)
Georgios Smaragdakis (TU Berlin and Deutsche Telekom Labs, Germany)
Vyas Sekar (Intel Labs, USA)
Rob Sherwood (Deutsche Telekom Labs, USA)
Joel Sommers (Colgate University, USA)
Neil Spring (University of Maryland, USA)
Renata Teixeira (CNRS and UPMC Sorbonne Universit├ęs, France)
Steve Uhlig (TU Berlin and Deutsche Telekom Labs, Germany)
David Wetherall (University of Washington, USA)
Lixia Zhang (UCLA, USA)

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