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IMC 2015 : ACM Internet Measurement Conference


Conference Series : Internet Measurement Conference
When Oct 28, 2015 - Oct 30, 2015
Where Tokyo, Japan
Abstract Registration Due Apr 29, 2015
Submission Deadline May 6, 2015
Notification Due Jul 24, 2015
Final Version Due Sep 1, 2015

Call For Papers

The Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) is a highly selective venue for the presentation of measurement-based research in data communications. The focus of IMC 2015 will be on papers that either (1) improve the practice of measurement or (2) illuminate some facet of an operational network. IMC takes a broad view of what constitutes an operational network. This view includes (but is not limited to):

the Internet backbone and edge networks (e.g., home networks, cellular networks, WLANs)
data centers and cloud computing infrastructure
peer-to-peer and content distribution networks
infrastructure for online social networks
experimental networks affiliated with the Internet (e.g., overlay networks, future internets or other prototype networks)
Types of contributions that the program committee would enjoy receiving submissions regarding include (but are not limited to):

collection and analysis of data that yield new insights about network structure and behavior (e.g., traffic, topology, routing, privacy, security, energy use, economics, application interaction with network protocols)
methods and tools to monitor and visualize network-based phenomena
systems and algorithmic techniques that leverage measurement-based findings in novel ways
advances in data collection and handling (e.g., anonymization, querying, storage, facilitating sharing)
modeling of network structure and behavior (e.g., workload, scalability, assessment of performance bottlenecks)
reappraisal of previous empirical findings
Papers describing experiments with users or user data (e.g., network traffic, passwords, social network information), should follow the basic principles of ethical research, e.g., beneficence (maximizing the benefits to an individual or to society while minimizing harm to the individual), minimal risk (appropriateness of the risk versus benefit ratio), voluntary consent, respect for privacy, and limited deception. When appropriate, authors are encouraged to include a subsection describing these issues, and the review process may examine the ethical soundness of the paper just as it would examine the technical aspects. Authors may want to consult the Menlo Report for further information on ethical principles, or the Allman/Paxson IMC 07 paper for guidance on ethical data sharing.

Authors unsure about topical fit or ethical issues are welcome to contact the program committee co-chairs at

Review process and criteria
IMC 2015 invites two forms of submissions:
Full papers (up to 14 pages) that describe original research, with succinctness appropriate to the topics and themes they discuss.
Short papers (up to 6 pages for text and figures + up to 1 page for references) that convey work that is less mature but shows promise, articulate a high-level vision, describe challenging future directions, critique current measurement wisdom, or offer results that do not merit a full submission.

All submissions that are longer than what is allowed for a short paper will be evaluated as full papers.

Authors should only submit original work that has not been published before and is not under submission to any other venue. We will consider full paper submissions that extend previously published short, preliminary papers (including IMC short papers) following the model of the ACM SIGCOMM policy (

IMC 2015 will bestow two awards. One award will recognize the outstanding paper at the conference, and all accepted papers are eligible for it. The other award will recognize a paper that contributes a novel dataset to the community. To be eligible for this award, the authors must make their dataset publicly available (e.g., through DatCat for Internet measurement data or CRAWDAD for wireless data) by the time of the camera-ready submission.

A few accepted papers may be forwarded for fast-track submission to IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.
Review summaries from prior years
Submitting authors may find it useful to refer to public review summaries of papers that appeared at past IMC conferences to get a sense of what reviewers look for in IMC submissions. These summaries can be found at the following links: IMC 2013, IMC 2012, and IMC 2011. To access the reviews for IMC 2013 and 2012 papers, click on the "review" link next to each paper. Reviews for IMC 2011 papers are appended at the end of each paper's PDF.

Submission guidelines
All submissions must satisfy the following requirements:

up to 14 pages for full papers, or up to 6 pages (+1 page for references) for short papers
10-point font for main text; font used in other places (e.g., figures) should be no smaller than 9 point
two-column format, with the size of each column being at most 3.33 x 9.25 inches and the space between columns being at least 0.33 inches
letter page size (8.5 x 11 inches)
include names and affiliations of all authors on the title page (no anonymization)
Submissions that do not comply with these requirements will be rejected without review. The sig-alternate-10pt.cls style file satisfies the formatting requirements. Compile your source with options that produce letter page size.

Submission site:
Please visit for submissions.

Important Dates
Paper registration (with abstract): April 29, 2015 (5pm US Pacific Time)
Paper submission: May 6, 2015 (5pm US Pacific Time)
Notification: July 24, 2015
Camera-ready due: September 1, 2015
Conference: October 28-30, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan

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