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AIMS 2017 : 11th International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management, and Security


Conference Series : Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security
When Jul 10, 2017 - Jul 14, 2017
Where Zurich, Switzerland
Abstract Registration Due Feb 14, 2017
Submission Deadline Feb 28, 2017
Notification Due Apr 1, 2017
Final Version Due Apr 14, 2017

Call For Papers

11th International Conference on Autonomous
Infrastructure, Management, and Security (AIMS 2017)

July 10-14, 2017, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland


The AIMS International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure,
Management, and Security is a single-track event targeted at junior
researchers and Ph.D. students in network and service management and
security. It features a range of sessions including conference paper
presentations, hands-on lab courses, educational keynotes, as well as
tutorials on transversal aspects of a research activity (e.g., publi-
cation strategies, paper reviewing, and research presentation design).
The objective of AIMS is to offer junior researchers and Ph.D.
students a dedicated place, where they can discuss their research
work and experience, receive constructive feedback from senior
scientists, and benefit from a number of practical hands-on sessions
and tutorials on emerging technologies and Ph.D./research life-related
topics. By putting the focus on junior researchers and Ph.D. students,
AIMS acts as a complementary piece in the set of international
conferences in the network and service management community, providing
an optimal environment for in-depth discussions and networking.

AIMS 2017 will focus on the theme of security of networks and services
in an all-connected world. With the rapid development of advanced
communication and networking services, providing security, reliability
and resilience while guaranteeing the best performance in a wide range
of more complex, more dynamic and hyper-connected environments, has
become crucial. To address these challenges, new paradigms, smart and
fully distributed approaches, as well as scalable and flexible
management solutions have to be investigated. The design, monitoring,
configuration, and protection of the next generation of networked
systems in an efficient, secure, and smart manner are crucial to
commercially viable and successful networks and services.

Conference Topics:

Authors are invited to submit papers in the theme of the conference
on the following topics, including related fields:

Network Environments and Services
- Wireless networks (e.g., ad-hoc, mesh, sensor, or vehicular)
- 5G networks
- Internet-of-Things (IoT)
- Smart cities
- Smart grids
- Smart contracts and blockchains
- SCADA networks and Industrial Control Systems (ICS)
- Overlay, grid, and virtual networks
- Big data
- Software-defined Networks (SDN)
- Data centers and clouds (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS)
- Content delivery (e.g., P2P, OLN, CDN, or ICN)
- Social networks

Management Functions
- Intrusion detection
- Protection of infrastructures and services
- Security management
- Configuration management
- Accounting of systems, services, and behavior
- Economic traffic and service management
- Service provisioning
- Resilience of management infrastructures and services
- Privacy and management data
- Quality-of-Service (QoS) and Quality-of-Experience (QoE)

Techniques and Methodologies
- Security protocols
- Modeling of security and attack
- Autonomic and self-management
- Distributed monitoring and correlation
- Risk management
- Knowledge plane design and deployment
- P2P-based management
- Modeling of management technologies and procedures
- Flow-based management
- Scalability of management infrastructures
- Evaluation of reliability and resilience
- Experimental studies
- Open Source intelligence
- Information gathering
- Security performance evaluations

Conference Paper Submission:

The paper submission is handled by the JEMS system, accessible from the
AIMS 2017 Web page and available at

Authors can submit two types of papers:

Full papers are expected to report substantial research results
relevant for the subjects listed in the conference topics. The first
author of the submitted paper must be a junior researcher or Ph.D.
student. Only original and full papers that have not been published or
submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted. Each submission
must be written in English and are limited to 14 pages, including all
references and figures/tables, in LNCS paper format. Papers exceeding
14 pages, multiple submissions, and self-plagiarized papers will be
rejected without further review.

Ph.D. Research Proposals are short papers describing the current state
of the student's research. The paper needs to include a clear
description of the research problem and the chosen approach, argue why
the problem is hard and the approach novel, and it has to outline the
results achieved to date. Specific, low-level technical details are to
be avoided. Papers should have no more than two(in exceptional cases
three) authors: the student and one or two advisors. Each submission
must be written in English and has to be limited to 5 pages, including
all references and figures/tables, in the LNCS paper format.


All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of AIMS 2017,
an IFIP sponsored event. The conference will be published in
Springer's Lecture Notes of Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Important Dates:

- Paper registration: February 14, 2017
- Paper submission: February 28, 2017
- Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2017
- Camera Ready Papers Due: April 14, 2017
- Conference dates: July 10-14, 2017

Organizing Committee:

General Chair:
- Burkhard Stiller, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

TPC Co-chairs:
- Daphne Tuncer, University College London, London, U.K.
- Robert Koch, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Munich, Germany

Lab Session Co-chairs:
- Thomas Bocek, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
- Martin Drasar, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Publications Co-chairs:
- Burkhard Stiller, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
- Remi Badonnel, INRIA, Nancy, France

Local Chair:
- Barbara Jost, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Publicity & Web Master:
- Corinna Schmitt, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Lab Courses and Further Information

AIMS 2017 will also include hands-on sessions and Lab Courses that
attendees, who registered for the event as a whole, can attend for
free and in which they will receive instructor teaching and practical
guidance in a selected range of those topics listed above. For final
information on those topics as well as further information on
AIMS 2017 in general, as soon as it will become available, please
consult the AIMS 2017 Web site at

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