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IMC 2005 Call for Papers

IMC 2005
Internet Measurement Conference 2005

October 19–21, 2005
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Sponsored by ACM SIGCOMM in cooperation with USENIX

Important Dates
Registration of paper title and 250-word abstract due: May 6, 2005, 9:00 p.m. PDT
Full papers due: May 13, 2005, 9:00 p.m. PDT (Hard Deadline)
Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2005
Camera-ready final papers due: August 10, 2005

Conference Organizers
Program Co-Chairs:
Venkata N. Padmanabhan, Microsoft Research, USA
Darryl Veitch, University of Melbourne, Australia

Program Committee:
Sharad Agarwal, Microsoft Research, USA
Jussara Almeida, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Chadi Barakat, INRIA, France
Paul Barford, University of Wisconsin, USA
Supratik Bhattacharyya, Sprint Labs, USA
Mark Claypool, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Constantinos Dovrolis, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Steven Gribble, University of Washington, USA
Timothy Griffin, University of Cambridge, UK
Jasleen Kaur, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Balachander Krishnamurthy, AT&T Labs—Research, USA
Craig Labovitz, Arbor Networks, USA
Bruce Maggs, Carnegie Mellon University and Akamai, USA
David Moore, CAIDA and University of California at San Diego, USA
Dina Papagiannaki, Intel Research, UK
Rajeev Rastogi, Bell Labs, India
Jennifer Rexford, Princeton University, USA
Keith Ross, Polytechnic University, USA
Matthew Roughan, University of Adelaide, Australia
Neil Spring, University of Maryland, USA
Carey Williamson, University of Calgary, Canada
Walter Willinger, AT&T Labs—Research, USA
Lixia Zhang, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
Yin Zhang, University of Texas at Austin, USA

Local Arrangements Chair:
Albert Greenberg, AT&T Labs—Research, USA

Steering Committee:
Mark Crovella, Boston University, USA
Balachander Krishnamurthy, AT&T Labs—Research, USA
Bruce Maggs, Carnegie Mellon University and Akamai, USA
Nina Taft, Intel Research Berkeley, USA

The 2005 Internet Measurement Conference (IMC 2005) is a two and one-half day event focusing on Internet measurement and analysis, following on the success of four previous IMCs. We welcome the submission of papers that contribute to our understanding of how to collect or analyze Internet measurements, or give insight into how the Internet behaves. More generally, measurement-based studies of IP-based networks and network technologies are of interest.

Examples of relevant topics include measurement-based studies of:

  • Network structure and topology
  • Traffic analysis
  • Traffic engineering
  • Inter-domain and intra-domain routing
  • Intra-domain IP-based networks such as enterprise networks and campus networks
  • Network inference and anomaly detection
  • Network applications, including Web, multimedia streaming, and gaming
  • CDN, peer-to-peer, and overlay networks
  • Wireless LAN and WANs, and sensor networks as they relate to TCP/IP protocols and applications
  • Network modeling
  • Network security threats and countermeasures
  • Data-centric issues, including anonymization, querying, and storage
  • Software tools and systems in support of network measurement
  • Reappraisal of previous measurement findings
Papers that do not in some fashion rely on measuring properties of IP networks are out of scope. Authors can contact the Program Co-Chairs at for clarification if they are unsure whether their paper is in scope.

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. Short papers will be subject to a 6-page limit in the Proceedings.
Submissions must be in electronic form, as Postscript or PDF documents. The submission must conform to the page limits stated above, and the main text body must be written in a 10-point (or larger) serif font. All manuscripts must be in English. Submissions that do not comply with these requirements will not be read. Please refer to the detailed submission instructions for more information.

All full papers and short papers accepted for presentation will be published in the Conference Proceedings produced by USENIX. A few accepted papers may be forwarded for fast-track submission to the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.

Registration Materials
Complete program and registration information will be available in August 2005 on the conference Web site. The information will be in both HTML and a printable PDF file. If you would like to receive the latest USENIX conference information, please join our mailing list.

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