Call For Submissions

The 14th IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Network and Service Management (IM 2015) will be held 11-15 May 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada at the Shaw Centre (formerly Ottawa Convention Centre). Held in odd-numbered years since 1989, IM 2015 follows the 27 years tradition of NOMS and IM as the primary IEEE Communications Society’s forum for technical exchange on management of information and communication technology focusing on research, development, integration, standards, service provisioning, and user communities. IM 2015 will focus on the theme  "Integrated  Management in  the  Age  of  Big  Data" presenting recent, emerging  approaches and technical  solutions  for dealing with Big Data  as well as using  it  for  management  solutions.   IM 2015 will offer five types of sessions: technical, experience, poster, panel and dissertation. High quality will be assured through a well qualified Technical Program Committee and stringent peer review of paper submissions. A special call for demonstrations is organized to allow industry partners and researchers to demonstrate early products and prototypes. 

Download Call for Papers in A4 or US Letter format.


Important Dates


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Technical Paper Session
Sept. 30, 2014 Dec. 5, 2014 Feb. 1, 2015
Experience Sessions
Sept. 30, 2014 Dec. 5, 2014 Feb. 1, 2015
Dissertation Papers
Oct. 30, 2014 Dec. 30, 2014 Feb. 1, 2015
Oct. 31, 2014 Nov. 28, 2014 March 13, 2015
Oct. 31, 2014 Dec. 1, 2014 TBA
Jan. 12, 2014 Feb. 5, 2015 Feb. 15, 2015
Jan. 30, 2015 Feb. 9, 2015 Feb. 15, 2015

Submission Guidelines

Papers for the technical, experience, dissertation digest and demonstration/exhibition tracks should be submitted through JEMS.

The paper submission template is available on:

Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted. Proposals for tutorials, panels and workshops should be sent directly to the respective chairs via email.

To be published in the IFIP/IEEE IM 2015 Conference Proceedings and IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full or limited (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented at the conference. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper. Conference content will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

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Topics Of Interest

Authors are invited to submit papers  that fall into or are related to the topic  areas that  are  listed  below.  In  addition,  we  invite submissions of  proposals  for demonstrations, exhibits,  technical panels, tutorials and workshops. 
Papers can be submitted  as  technical  session  full  papers,  technical session  short  papers, experience session papers and dissertation papers.

Network Management & Operational Experience
- Software Defined Networks (SDN)
- Smart Cities, Smart Grids
- Internet of Things (IoT)
- Future Internet
- Content Distribution Networks (P2P, CDN, ICN)
- Virtual and Overlay Networks
- Data Centers, Storage Area Networks
- Cyber-Physical Systems
- Wireless and Mobile Networks (Ad-Hoc, Mesh, Sensor, Vehicular)
- Smart Devices and Home Networks
- Broadband Access Networks
- Cognitive Radio Networks
- IP/MPLS Networks
- Optical Networks
- Heterogeneous Networks

Service Management
- Cloud Services (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)
- IT Service Management
- Multimedia and Data Services
- QoE-Centric Management
- Service Discovery, Migration and Orchestration
- Resource Provisioning and Management
- Hosting and Virtualized Infrastructures
- OTT Service Management
- Management as a Service

Business Management
- Legal and Ethical Issues
- Process Management

Functional Areas
- Deployment
- Fault Management
- Diagnostics, Tracing, Troubleshooting
- Configuration Management
- Accounting and Billing Management
- Performance Management
- Service Level Management
- Security Management, IDS, IPS

Management Approaches
- Centralized management
- Distributed management
- Autonomic and self-management
- Policy-based management
- Federated Management
- Pro-Active Management
- Energy-Aware Management
- Management Architectures

Management Enablers & Technologies
- Network Programmability
- Cloud Computing
- Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Service Chaining
- (Big) Data, Information and Semantic Modeling
- Protocols and Languages
- Message and Software Buses
- Middleware, Grids
- Mobile Agents
- Social Networking
- Human-Machine Interactions
- Operations and Business Support Systems (OSS/BSS)

Methodologies for Network Operations and Management
- (Big) Data Analytics and Data Mining
- Monitoring and Measurements
- Control Theories
- Optimization Theories
- Economic Theories
- Machine learning and Genetic Algorithms
- Probability, Stochastic Processes, and Queuing Theory
- Design and Simulation
- Experimental Studies
- Visualization