Dissertation Papers

The IFIP/IEEE IM’2015 technical program will include Dissertation Paper sessions. The goal is to provide Ph.D. students in the area of Network and Service management the opportunity to present their Ph.D. work to the wider IM audience and to give out an award for the best work. The assessment criteria for the award include the relevance of the work for network and service management, the potential of the thesis results for future engineering practice, the novelty and contribution of the work, as well as the quality of publications and software produced as part of the thesis.

Submission Guidelines

Authors who have completed, or are expected to complete, their thesis work in 2014 are invited to submit their work through the JEMS system.

The paper must be an extended abstract of the thesis, and the text structure close to that of a regular paper. It must be written in English, with at most 6 pages (excluding references), formatted according to the IEEE double column style. The URL to the thesis text, as well as the list of papers published in the course of the thesis work, must be included in the reference section. Only PDF submissions will be accepted. The authors of the thesis paper will be the (ex-)student and his/her supervisor(s). The dissertation chairs may request evidence of the defense and/or acceptance of the thesis.
Authors of accepted submissions are invited to present their paper in the Dissertation Paper sessions of IM 2015. The paper will be included in the IM 2015 proceedings and published in IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates
  • Submission: October 30th, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: December 30th, 2014
  • Camera-ready version: February 1st, 2015

For more information contact:

Dissertation Digest Co-Chairs   
Olivier Festor, INRIA Nancy - Grand Est, France
Lisandro Granville UFRGS, Brazil