CfP: The 6th International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security (AIMS'2012)

posted 9 Dec 2011 00:44 by Martin Waldburger   [ updated 9 Dec 2011 00:46 ]
The AIMS conference is a single-track event integrating normal conference paper sessions, tutorials, keynotes, and a PhD student workshop into a highly interactive event. One of the goals of AIMS is to look beyond borders and to stimulate the exchange of ideas across different communities and among PhD students. Furthermore, AIMS 2012 integrates 2 days of courses and labs which offers hands-on learning experiences in network and service management topics and which requires attendees to work in practical on-site courses combined with preceding short tutorial-like teaching sessions.
AIMS 2012 focuses on the theme of managing and monitoring of next-generation networks, network security and services. New paradigms as well as autonomic and fully distributed algorithms, virtualization and monitoring techniques or self-organizing overlays have to be investigated. The design, monitoring, configuration and protection of the next generation of networked systems in an efficient, secure, and autonomic manner are crucial to commercially viable and successful networks and services.
Authors are invited to submit unpublished papers (written in English) in PDF format that are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following or related topic areas:
  • Autonomic network and service management
  • Adaptability and self-organization
  • Decentralized and distributed management techniques
  • Monitoring and visualization of management data and systems behavior
  • Accounting of systems, services, and behaviors
  • Distributed network analysis and accounting
  • Management of grid resources and virtual networks
  • Network measurements in large high-speed networks (hardware acceleration in networking)
  • Network security monitoring
  • Monitoring of special environments (SCADA networks, smart grids, building management systems)
  • Protection against distributed attacks and botnets
  • Modeling of management technologies and procedures
  • Virtualization of resources and services
  • Configuration and security in the Internet of Things
  • Overlay- and P2P-based management systems
  • Socio-economic effects of service provisioning
  • Economic traffic management

Conference Paper Submission

Only original, full papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted. Each submission will be limited to 12 pages in the LNCS paper format. Papers exceeding 12 pages, multiple submissions, and self-plagiarized papers will be rejected without further review. Paper submission is handled by the JEMS system, accessible from the AIMS 2012 Web page.

PhD Student Workshop Submission

The PhD workshop is open to both PhD and prospective PhD students. Authors are invited to submit short papers (4 pages in the LNCS paper format, written in English and in PDF format) describing the current state of their research. The paper should include a clear description of the research problem and the chosen approach, argue why the problem is hard and the approach novel, and it should outline the results achieved to date. Specific, low-level technical details should be avoided. Papers should have no more than two authors - the student and the advisor. Accepted submissions will be published in the AIMS 2012 proceedings.

Best Paper Award

The program committee will select one paper for the Best Paper Award (all regular papers are eligible). The winner will be presented at the conference.

Important Dates

  • January 27, 2012 - Conference paper registration and submission deadline
  • January 27, 2012 - PhD student workshop paper registration and submission deadline
  • March 5, 2012 - Notification about paper and PhD student workshop paper acceptance
  • March 26, 2012 - Camera ready paper copies due
  • June 4-8, 2012 - AIMS 2012 conference and summer school

General Chair

Radu State, University of Luxembourg

Technical Program Co-chairs

Jiri Novotny, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Ramin Sadre, University of Twente, The Netherlands

PhD Student Workshop Co-chairs

Pavel Celeda, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Martin Waldburger, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Technical Program Committee

Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo
Isabelle Chrisment, LORIA-University of Nancy
Alexander Clemm, Cisco Systems
Marinos Charalambides, University College London
Alva Couch, Tufts University
Guillaume Doyen, UTT
Dominique Dudkowski, NEC Europe Ltd.
Olivier Festor, INRIA Nancy-Grand Est
Jerome Francois, University of Luxembourg
Anandha Gopalan, Imperial College London
David Hausheer, UC Berkeley and University of Zurich
James Hong, POSTECH
Georgios Karagiannis, University of Twente
Alexander Keller, IBM Global Technology Services
Jan Korenek, Brno University of Technology
Vojtech Krmicek, Masaryk University
Antonio Liotta, Eindhoven University of Technology
Emil Lupu, Imperial College
Hanan Lutfiyya, University of Western Ontario
Hermann De Meer, University of Passau
Aiko Pras, University of Twente
Bruno Quoitin, University of Mons
Danny Raz, Technion
Gabi Dreo Rodosek, University of Federal Armed Forces Munich
Juergen Schoenwaelder, Jacobs University Bremen
Maarten van Steen, Vrije Universiteit
Burkhard Stiller, University of Zurich
Robert Szabo, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Kurt Tutschku, University of Vienna
Filip De Turck, Ghent University - IBBT
Martin Zadnik, Brno University of Technology
Lisandro Zambenedetti, Granville UFRGS
Martin Waldburger,
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