Welcome Message from the Honorary Co-Chairs

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 14th IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Network and Service Management 2015 (IM 2015) in Ottawa.

As a core national high-technology and 
R&D centre Ottawa is an ideal setting for this conference. There are over 1,800 companies in the area working in software, photonics, defense & security, and more. It also offers many historical and cultural sites including our parliament buildings, the Canadian Museum of Civilisation, and the National Gallery of Canada. I hope that while you are here you are able to explore the natural beauty and culture of our national capital city.

This year’s theme, "Integrated Management in the Age of Big Data” will examine the potential of Big Data to improve the quality of management in a number of areas, including: Network Management, Service Management, & Business Management, as well as in management approaches and methodologies. The emergence of network virtualized function also creates a great opportunity for traditional network management, and the instrumentation when the hardware is generic. With a strong technical program, keynote speakers, expert panels, & vendor exhibits as well as our Dissertation and Young Professionals (GOLD) sessions this conference will provide opportunities for both education and networking.

We would like to thank members of the organizing committee, reviewers, volunteers, presenters, and authors.
Also we would like to thank the patrons, exhibitors and supporters for their valuable support to make this conference a success.
We hope that you find this conference productive and 
informative, and that you enjoy your time at IFIP/IEEE IM 2015..


Ibrahim Gedeon
Honorary Co-Chair
TELUS Inc., Canada  
Kent MacDonald
Honorary Co-Chair
President and Vice Chancellor, 
St. Francis Xavier University, Canada

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Welcome Message from the General Co-Chairs

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management 2015 (IM 2015) in the Shaw Centre located on the scenic banks of the Rideau Canal in the cultural center of Ottawa - Canada’s beautiful capital city. We are culpably pleased that the conference dates, 11-15 May, overlap with the 2015 Ottawa Tulip Festival.
In this idyllic setting, we hope that you will enjoy the IM conference program and will be able to network with friends, colleagues, customers and vendors from around the world. The theme of the IM 2015 conference - Integrated Management in the Age of Big Data - aims at capturing the new management challenges and opportunities offered by Big Data. In this perspective, the conference program features:
Research Presentations, including

  • Keynote Presentations – six top industry and academic leaders share their visions and experiences, and challenge us in exciting, new ways.
  • Technical Paper Sessions – selected papers presenting the latest research advances in the field.
  • Experience Paper Sessions – selected papers presenting lesson learned from developing and deploying management solutions.
  • Panel sessions – featuring recognized experts sharing exciting and oftentimes controversial viewpoints on hot new topics of importance to our community.
  • Poster Sessions – enabling one-on-one interactions between authors and attendees.
  • Demonstration Session – showcasing research prototypes and research demonstration systems.
  • Tutorials – offering educational material to keep up with new and emerging topics essential to today's engineering and technology environment.
  • Workshops –with specialized focus on the latest breakthroughs in information and communications technology management in an environment that encourages discussion and debate.
Industry Exhibits – where major vendors and service providers display their latest products and services including conference patrons.
Professional Development, including
  • Dissertation Sessions – recognizing the best doctoral theses from among the best and brightest of our next generation.
  • Young Professional Session – providing a forum for the IEEE Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) program to address career and other professional development needs for recent graduates.
Working with outstanding teams of organizing and technical committees for over two years our goal has been to make your participation in IM 2015 one of the most valuable and memorable experiences from both professional and personal perspectives. We are grateful to all those who contributed to making IM 2015 a successful event including patrons and sponsors, authors and reviewers, presenters and exhibitors, and the numerous members of the technical and organizing committees.
We hope that you will enjoy the technical and social events offered by IM 2015, as well as the city of Ottawa and its surroundings.

Raouf Boutaba
General Co-Chair  
University of Waterloo, Canada         

Wahab Almuhtadi
General Co-Chair
Algonquin College, Canada