Integrated management of networked systems is facing new challenges, stemming from a combination of rapidly evolving technologies and an increased scrutiny from corporate customers. At the same time, as IT and network services become more and more ubiquitous, their reliability and performance become more critical for all kinds of enterprises. The resulting demands for improving and verifying service quality must be met in an environment of increasingly distributed and decentralized service provisioning, accelerated service lifecycles, and unprecedented security challenges. Today's IT management issues involve many diverse problems in controlling heterogeneous IT infrastructures, often across organizational boundaries. However, new and difficult challenges are emerging while aligning technical and organizational IT management to business requirements, thus calling for integrating management tools and measures "from bits to business value".
IM 2007 will be organized into technical and application sessions, panels, and tutorials. In addition, it will feature an industrial experience track to share practical lessons learned by the user and vendor communities, posters, birds-of-a-feather sessions, and vendor exhibits. In the tradition of previous events, we strive to make the IM 2007 Symposium the highest quality professional event of the year. Paper submissions will undergo a stringent review process implemented by the Technical Program Committee, which includes the most respected experts in the field. We encourage papers that break new ground or present insightful results based on experience with integrated management of networks, systems, applications and services.
If accepted, the maximum length of each paper will be 10 printed pages including figures in IEEE 2-column style.
For samples and templates, please refer to the IM 2007 author instructions.
Topics of interest to IM 2007 include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Abstract Registration:
August 24, 2006 midnight (GMT)
September 1, 2006 midnight (GMT)
- Notification of Acceptance:
December 1, 2006
- Camera ready Copy: February 15, 2007
NOTE: No extensions will be granted for paper submissions. Please plan accordingly.
In addition to regular papers presented in
technical sessions, IM 2007 also offers poster sessions for more informal
interactions and presenting work in progress. Short papers (4 pages long, IEEE
2-column style, PDF only) can be submitted for consideration as poster
presentations. Posters will be selected from these short papers and regular
papers. You can submit your work selecting "Poster session" in the IM 2007
submission system (JEMS) at https://submissoes.sbc.org.br/im2007.
Further questions related to posters should be addressed to the poster co-chairs:
Radu State, INRIA-LORIA, France
Nazim Agoulmine, University of Evry Val d'Essonne, France
Ehab Al-Shaer, DePaul University, USA
Heinz-Gerd Hegering, Leibniz Supercomputing Center, Germany
Alexander Keller, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
IM 2007 will include an Application Session program.
Application Sessions aim to complement the Technical Sessions with contributions
that emphasize practical experiences and lessons learnt in conjunction with
anagement technology. They will focus on aspects such as real-world deployment
scenarios, experiences with the anagement of new services and technology,
industrial applications of management technology, implementation examples of new
management technology, organizational impact, and business cases. The intended
audience especially includes decision makers and experts from
Papers for the Application Sessions should be written in English. The paper format will be one of annotated slides - papers should have a visual in the upper half of a page and the explanatory text in the lower half. Paper submissions should consist of no more than 15 annotated visuals in PDF only. Detailed author instructions are available on the author information page on the conference web site. Further questions related to the application session should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org or directly to the application sessions co-chairs:
Alexander Clemm, Cisco Systems, USA
Bernhard Neumair, GWDG, Germany
Workshops on specialized topics will be held on the days before and after the IM technical program. Contributions to these workshops will be solicited and reviewed separately from those for IM. A proposal to organize a full-day workshop should contain the following information
- A draft of the CFP (includes title, description, topics and dates)
- Why is the topic area important?
- Likely contributors and target audience
- Organizing committee
- Plan for workshop advertising and publicity
- Biography of the main organizer (100-200 words)
Deadline for submission is
September 1, 2006.
For a point of reference, see the workshops held in conjunction with NOMS 2006 at http://www.noms2006.org. Workshop proposals should be sent to one of the workshop co-chairs:
To provide the best possible tutorial offerings, IM 2007 solicits proposals and ideas for half-day (3.5 hours) and full-day (7 hours) tutorials.
Proposals will be evaluated by the IM 2007 Technical Program Committee. Tutorial presenters will receive a honorarium. If you are interested in presenting a tutorial at this conference or you do have an idea for a tutorial you would like to see offered please contact the Tutorial Chair:
Burkhard Stiller, University of Zürich and ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Deadline for submitting Tutorial Proposals:
15 September 2006.
A proposal to present a tutorial should contain the following information:
- Tutorial Title
- Full Name(s) and Affiliation(s) of the Instructor(s)
- Extended Abstract (500-1000 words) detailing (a) the technical subject, (b) its importance, and (c) its relevance and benefits to IM 2007 attendees
- Table of content in a medium level of granularity including sections and subsections as well as literature
- Potential attendee profile
- Biography of the Instructor (100-200 words)
If the tutorial or its earlier version has been given before, please indicate those respective events, dates, and content.