Call for Papers
The Internet Measurement Conference is a highly selective venue for the presentation of measurement-based research in data communications. The focus of IMC 2013 will be on papers that either (1) improve the practice of measurement or (2) illuminate some facet of an operational network.
IMC takes a broad view of what constitutes an operational network. This view includes (but is not limited to):
- the Internet backbone and edge networks (e.g., home networks, cellular networks, WLANs)
- data centers and cloud computing infrastructure
- peer-to-peer and content distribution networks
- infrastructure for online social networks
- applications that use these networks (e.g., Web, gaming, multimedia streaming, VoIP, MapReduce)
- experimental networks affiliated with the Internet (e.g. overlay networks, future internets or other prototype networks)
Types of contributions that the program committee would
enjoy receiving submissions regarding include (but are not limited to):
- collection and analysis of data that yield new insights about
network structure and behavior (e.g., traffic, topology, routing, privacy,
security, energy use, economics)
- methods and tools to monitor and visualize network-based
- systems and algorithmic techniques that leverage
measurement-based findings in novel ways
- advances in data collection and handling (e.g., anonymization,
querying, storage, facilitating sharing)
- modeling of network structure and behavior (e.g., workload)
- reappraisal of previous empirical findings
Authors unsure whether their paper fits IMC are welcome to contact the program committee co-chairs
Review process and criteria
- IMC 2013 invites two forms of submissions
- Full papers (up to 14 pages) that describe original research, with succinctness appropriate to the topics and themes they discuss.
- Short papers (up to 6 pages for text and figures + up to 1 page for references) that convey work that is less mature but shows promise, articulate a high-level vision, describe challenging future directions, critique current measurement wisdom, or offer results that do not merit a full submission.
All submissions that are longer than what is allowed for a short paper will be evaluated as full papers.
Authors should only submit original work that has not been published before and is not under submission to any other venue. We will consider full paper submissions that extend previously published short, preliminary papers (including IMC short papers) following the model of the ACM SIGCOMM policy (http://www.sigcomm.org/about/policies/frequently-asked-questions-faq).
- Ethical standards for measurement must be considered by all authors. In particular, authors must conform to acceptable use policies for domains that are probed or monitored, data privacy and anonymity for all personally identifiable information (PII) 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 criterion for all submissions, and any violations---including ambiguous situations not well described---will be grounds for rejection
- IMC 2013 will continue the “review summary” exercise from IMC 2011 and 2012. Published versions of the papers will be accompanied by 1) almost-verbatim but anonymized reviews written by the reviewers, and 2) a short response by the authors to the reviews. For reference, see the IMC 2011 program, where review summaries appear towards the end of each paper. The main goal of this exercise is to make review process more transparent by making public the PC’s rationale for accepting the paper, the main concerns of the reviewers, and the authors’ response to those concerns.
All accepted papers (both long and short) will be included in this process. This exercise does not have any bearing on the accept/reject decision on the paper, and it does not impact papers that are not accepted for publication.
- IMC 2013 will bestow two awards. One award will recognize the outstanding paper at the conference, and all accepted papers are eligible for it. The other award will recognize a paper that contributes a novel dataset to the community. To be eligible for this award, the authors must make their dataset publicly available (e.g., through CRAWDAD for wireless data) by the time of camera ready submission.
A few accepted papers may be forwarded for fast-track submission to IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking.
All submissions must satisfy the following requirements:
- up to 14 pages for full papers, or up to 6 pages (+1 for references) for short papers
- 10-point font for main text; font used in other places (e.g., figures) should be no smaller than 9 point
- two-column format, with the size of each column being at most 9.25 x 3.33 inches and the space between columns being at least 0.33 inches
- letter page size (11 x 8.5 inches)
- include names and affiliations of all authors on the title page (no anonymization)
Submissions that do not comply with these requirements will be rejected without review. The sig-alternate-10pt.cls style file satisfies the formatting requirements. Compile your source with options that produce letter page size.
Click here for the HotCRP IMC 2013 website.
Paper registration (with abstract): May 1st, 2013 (23:59:59 GMT)
Paper submission: May 8th, 2013 (23:59:59 GMT)
Notification: July 15th, 2013
Camera-ready due: August 21st, 2013
Conference: October 23-25, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain