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IMC 2009 : Internet Measurement Conference 2009


Conference Series : Internet Measurement Conference
When Nov 4, 2009 - Nov 6, 2009
Where Chicago, Illinois, USA
Abstract Registration Due May 4, 2009
Submission Deadline May 11, 2009
Notification Due Jul 17, 2009
Final Version Due Aug 22, 2009
Categories    internet   measurement   metrics

Call For Papers

Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) 2009
Sponsored by ACM SIGCOMM and in cooperation with USENIX
November 4 - 6, 2009
Chicago, Illinois, USA

The Ninth Internet Measurement Conference is a two and a half day event focusing on Internet measurement and analysis, building on the success of past IMCs. We invite submissions of papers that contribute to our understanding of how to collect or analyze Internet measurements, or give insight into Internet structure and behavior. Examples of relevant topics are:

* Internet traffic analysis
* Internet structure and topology characteristics
* Internet performance measurements
* Measurement-based network management such as traffic engineering
* Inter-domain and intra-domain routing
* Network applications such as multimedia streaming, gaming and on-line social networks
* Measurements of content distribution, peer-to-peer, overlay, and social networks
* Data-centric issues, including anonymization, querying, and storage
* Measurement-based inference of network properties
* Design of monitoring systems, sampling methods, signal processing methods
* Network anomaly detection
* Network security threats and countermeasures
* Software tools and environments in support of measurement
* Measurement-based assessment of simulation/testbeds
* Measurement-based workload generation
* Measurement-based modeling
* Reappraisal of previous measurement findings
* Internet-oriented wireless, and mobility measurement

Papers that do not in some fashion relate to measuring Internet properties are out of scope. Authors can contact the Program Chairs at for clarification if they are unsure whether their paper is in scope.

Ethical standards for measurement must be considered by all IMC authors. In particular, authors must be aware of and conform to acceptable use policies for individual domains that are probed or monitored, data privacy and anonymity for all personally identifiable information, and etiquette for using shared measurement data (see Allman and Paxson, IMC '07). If applicable, authors are also urged to notify parties of security flaws in their products or services in advance of publication. Adherence to ethical standards for measurement will be a criteria for all submissions and violations will be grounds for rejection.

Submission Guidelines
There are two forms of submissions:

1. Full papers (up to 14 two-column pages) describing original research, with succinctness appropriate to the topics and themes they discuss.
2. Short papers (up to 6 two-column pages), conveying, for example, work that is less mature but shows promise, or that articulate a high-level vision, describe challenging future directions, or critiquing current measurement wisdom. Short papers will be subject to a 6-page limit in the Proceedings.

Submissions must be in electronic form, as PDF documents. The submission must conform to the page limits stated above, and with text written in at least a 10-point font (Fonts used in Figures etc should be no smaller than 9 pt) satisfying the requirements specified below.

* use double column format
* the size of each column should be at most 9.25" by 3.33"
* the space between columns should be at least 0.33"
* use 10pt font
* use up to 55 lines of text per column

The sig-alternate-10pt.cls style file should satisfy these requirements.

* Please use -t letter when converting the .dvi file to pdf.

All manuscripts must be in English and do not need to be anonymized. Submissions that do not comply with these requirements will not be read.
All full papers and short papers accepted for presentation will be published in the Conference Proceedings produced by ACM. A few accepted papers may be forwarded for fast-track submission to the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.

Important dates

* May 4, 2009: 10PM EDT: Registration of title and 250-word abstract
* May 11, 2009: 10PM EDT HARD submission deadline
* July 17, 2009: Notification
* August 22, 2009: Camera Ready Copy due
* November 4-6, 2009: Conference held in Chicago, Illinois

To encourage broader data sharing in the community, the conference will present a best paper award for the top paper that makes its data sets publically available by the time of camera ready submission. For example, wireless-network data sets may be published through CRAWDAD. Authors that would like their paper to be considered for this award should add a footnote on the first page of their submission (and indicate this by selecting the appropriate button on the paper registration/submission page).

A limited number of travel grants may be available to students who are unable to secure funding from their advisors.

Program Chairs
Anja Feldmann, Deutsche Telekom Laboratory
Laurent Mathy, Lancaster University

Program Committee

IMC Steering Committee
Paul Barford, University of Wisconsin
Bruce Maggs, Carnegie Mellon University/Akamai Technologies

Local Arrangements Chairs
Yan Chen, Northwestern University
Aleksandar Kuzmanovic, Northwestern University
Fabian Bustamante, Northwestern University

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