IM 2015 Issues Call for Experience Session Papers

July 25, 2014

July 25 — The 14th IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Network and Service Management (IM 2015) will be held 1115 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 digest. The goal of the Experience Session program is to complement the Technical Sessions with contributions that emphasize practical experiences and lessons learned in applying, implementing, and deploying management technology. They will focus on aspects such as real-world deployment scenarios, experiences with the management of new services and technology, industrial applications of management technology, implementation examples of new management technology, organizational impact, and business cases. 

Topics of Interest

Authors are invited to submit papers that fall into or are related to the topic areas that are listed below. 

  • Management case studies and best practices
  • Issues and experiences with practical deployments
  • Software Defined Networks and enabling technologies
  • Open source SDN frameworks, Open Daylight
  • Experiences with OpenFlow deployments
  • Orchestration and SDN controllers
  • Network function virtualization implementations
  • Data center automation
  • Management of cloud
  • Cloud service assurance
  • Management of grids and smart grids
  • Big Data analytics in management
  • Management of virtualized environments
  • OSS/BSS development
  • Virtualization of operation centers and help desks
  • Organizational aspects of IT service management
  • Risk Management and IT governance
  • Service engineering and operational challenges
  • Management of emerging networks and services
  • Green management and managing energy efficiency
  • Building automation and management
  • Smart buildings, industrial automation and management
  • Experiences with autonomic networking and self-management
  • Application of machine learning and data mining to management
  • Advances in standardization
  • Management information models
  • Management standards and enabling technologies
  • Integration technologies for management
  • Managing interactive media
  • Social networking infrastructure and management
  • Event correlation, diagnostics, fault, performance management
  • Billing and accounting models and service level management
  • Business alignment of IT service management
  • Experiences with Call Home frameworks
  • Managed service provider issues
  • Service delivery and service assurance
  • Experiences with process engineering and frameworks (ITIL, eTOM)

Submission Instructions 

Authors are invited to submit original contributions using the JEMS conference submission system at All submissions must be written in English and have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere. Papers for the Experience Sessions must adhere to one of the following two format options:

Option 1: Annotated Slides. Papers should have a visual in the upper half of a page and the explanatory text in the lower half. Paper submissions must not exceed 15 annotated slides including title and references, in PDF only.
Option 2: IEEE 2-column format. This is the same format as for Technical Sessions. Paper submissions must not exceed 6 pages, in PDF only.   

Submission requires the willingness of at least one of the authors, in case of paper acceptance, to register for IM 2015 and present the contribution in the conference. All submitted papers will be peer-reviewed and accepted papers will be published in IEEE Xplore.

Important Dates

  • Paper submission: September 15th, 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: November 30th, 2014
  • Camera ready submission: February 1st, 2015

Experience Session Co-Chairs

  • Yixin Diao, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA
  • Mauro Tortonesi, University of Ferrara, Italy

For more information, please contact the experience session co-chairs at

Source: IEEE

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