Technical Session Papers

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 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.

Important Dates
  • Paper due date: Sept. 30, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: December 5th, 2014
  • Camera ready submission: February 1st, 2015
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, workshops, and application session papers.

Network Management 

  • 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 Enables & 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
  •  Probabilistic, Stochastic Processes, and Queuing Theories
  •  Design and Simulation
  •  Experimental Studies
  •  Visualization

Submission Instructions

Submissions should be made using the JEMS conference submission system at:
Authors are invited to submit original contributions (written in English) in PDF format through the IM 2015 web site. Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted. Each submission will be limited to 8 pages (full papers) or 4 pages (short papers) in IEEE 2-column style.
The paper submission template can be found at the following url:
Papers exceeding these limits, multiple submissions, and self-plagiarized papers will be rejected without further review. The authors of the IM 2015 top papers will be  encouraged to extend their work and submit to IEEE TNSM (IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management). These extended papers will undergo the normal TNSM peer-review process.

TPC Co-Chairs

For more information, please contact the TPC co-chairs at