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IMC 2016 : Internet Measurement Conference


Conference Series : Internet Measurement Conference
When Nov 14, 2016 - Nov 16, 2016
Where Santa Monica, CA
Abstract Registration Due May 5, 2016
Submission Deadline May 12, 2016
Notification Due Jul 29, 2016
Final Version Due Sep 9, 2016

Call For Papers


For details, see

The Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) is a highly selective venue
for the presentation of measurement-based research in data
communications. The focus of IMC 2016 will be on research that either
improves the practice of network measurement, or illuminates some facet
of an operational network, or both. IMC takes a broad view of
contributions that are considered in scope for improving the practice of
network measurement, including, but not limited to:

- collection and analysis of data that yield new insights about
network structure and network performance (e.g., traffic, topology,
routing, energy utilization)
- collection and analysis of data that yield new insights about
application and end-user behavior (e.g., economics, privacy,
security, application interaction with protocols)
- modeling of network internals and application behavior (e.g.,
workloads, scaling behavior, assessment of performance bottlenecks)
- methods and tools to monitor and visualize network-based phenomena
- novel systems and algorithmic techniques that leverage
measurement-based findings
- advances in data collection, analysis, and storage (e.g.,
anonymization, querying, sharing)
- reappraisal of previous empirical findings

Operational networks of interest include:

- the Internet backbone
- edge networks (e.g., home networks, cellular networks, WLANs)
- data centers and cloud computing infrastructure
- software-defined networks
- peer-to-peer, overlay, and content distribution networks
- infrastructure for online social networks
- experimental networks, prototype networks, and future Internets

Review process and criteria

IMC 2016 invites two forms of submissions:

- Full papers (up to 13 pages for text and figures + up to 2 pages for
references) 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.

Any submission exceeding short paper page-length limit will be evaluated
as a full paper. 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 2016 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.

Ethical Considerations

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. When appropriate, authors are
encouraged to include a subsection describing these issues. 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.

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. The PC takes a
broad view of what constitutes an ethical concern, and authors agree to
be available at any time during the review process to rapidly respond to
queries from the PC chairs regarding ethical considerations.

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

Submission guidelines

All submissions must satisfy the following requirements:

- Full papers: up to 13 pages (+2 pages for references)
- Short papers: up to 6 pages (+1 page for references)
- 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

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.

Important Dates

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Paper registration (with abstract): May 5, 2016 (noon US Pacific Time)
Paper submission: May 12, 2016 (noon US Pacific Time)
Notification: July 29, 2016
Camera-ready due: September 9, 2016
Conference: November 14-16, 2016
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(Note that original announced conference dates were Oct. 31 to Nov. 2;
we changed these dates out of necessity.)

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