Introduction

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 17th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management, IM 2021, to be held on 17 - 21 May 2021 in Bordeaux, France. IM 2021 is sponsored by both IEEE Communications Society and IFIP Working Group 6.6.

Held in odd-numbered years since 1989, IM 2021 will follow the 33 years tradition of NOMS and IM as the primary IEEE Communications Society's forum for technical exchange on the management of information and communication technology focusing on research, development, integration, standards, service provisioning, and user communities.

IM 2021 will offer five types of sessions: technical, experience, poster, panel and dissertation. The five days of the conference brings together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry and provides a multidisciplinary trend-setting forum to explore the hottest areas of information and communications technology management related to industry, academia, government, enterprise and other market segments from around the world.

IM 2021 will focus on the theme of “Intelligent Management of Open and Highly Programmable Networks”. It aims to capture recent results, emerging approaches and technical solutions for dealing with resilience and sustainability of network and service management in highly dynamic environments. Furthermore, the sudden and important uptake of work-from-home and the promise of the post-digital era are rising new challenges and exacerbating the dynamic nature of the communication infrastructure, pushing additional requirements on networks in terms of quality, resilience and sustainability. This is also accelerating the adoption of Artificial Intelligence advances along with the openness and programmability of network infrastructures, to make these more flexible and adaptive. In addition to this theme, IM 2021 will cover a wide range of topics of interest within the field in integrated network and service management.

IM 2021 expects an outstanding program, providing opportunities that cannot be found elsewhere to gain new insights, have stimulating discussions, exchange ideas, and network with international experts in this highly-relevant and exciting field. IM 2021 will also present up-to-date approaches and technical solutions for novel management paradigms to deal with the new management issues in future infrastructures.

IM 2021 is an invitation to visit Bordeaux which is known for its exceptional 18th century architectural heritage and its wines. Bordeaux has also embraced modern architecture, with striking new buildings such as La Cité du Vin and Pont Chaban-Delmas.

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Committee

GENERAL CO-CHAIRS

Toufik Ahmed
Bordeaux INP, France

GENERAL CO-CHAIRS

Olivier Festor
University of Lorraine, France

TPC CO-CHAIRS

Yacine Ghamri-doudane
Université de la Rochelle, France

TPC CO-CHAIRS

Joon-Myung Kang
Google, USA

TPC CO-CHAIRS

Alberto E. Schaeffer-Filho
UFRGS, Brazil

KEYNOTES AND DEP CO-CHAIRS

Prosper Chemouil
Cnam, France

KEYNOTES AND DEP CO-CHAIRS

Noura Limam
University of Waterloo, Canada

PANEL CO-CHAIRS

Alexander Clemm
Futurewei Technologies, Inc., USA

PANEL CO-CHAIRS

Emmanuel Dotaro
Thales, France

EXPERIENCE SESSIONS CO-CHAIRS

Marc-Oliver Pahl
IMT Atlantique, France

EXPERIENCE SESSIONS CO-CHAIRS

Rémi Badonnel
Telecom Nancy - University of Lorraine, LORIA/INRIA, France

DISSERTATION SESSIONS CO-CHAIRS

Radu State
University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

DISSERTATION SESSIONS CO-CHAIRS

Burkhard Stiller
University of Zurich and ETH Zurich, Switzerland

POSTER CO-CHAIRS

Stuart Clayman
University College London, UK

POSTER CO-CHAIRS

Ahmed Mehaoua
Paris Descartes University, France

WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS

Mohamed Faten Zhani
Ecole de Technologie Supérieure Montréal, Canada

WORKSHOP CO-CHAIRS

Abbas Bradai
University of Poitiers, France

TUTORIAL CO-CHAIRS

Carol Fung
Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

TUTORIAL CO-CHAIRS

Isabelle Chrisment
Telecom Nancy, Université de Lorraine, France

DEMO CO-CHAIRS

Roberto Riggio
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Sweden

DEMO CO-CHAIRS

Christian Jacquenet
Orange Labs, France

EXHIBITION CO-CHAIRS

Mohamed Mosbah
Bordeaux INP, France

PATRON CO-CHAIRS

Merouane Debbah
Centrale Supelec and Huawei France, France

PATRON CO-CHAIRS

Laurent Ciavaglia
Nokia Bell Labs, France

STUDENT TRAVEL GRANT CO-CHAIRS

Mourad Rabah
University of La Rochelle, France

FINANCE CHAIR/TREASURER

Filip De Turck
University of Gent, Belgium

PUBLICATION CO-CHAIRS

Edmundo Madeira
University of Campinas, Brazil

PUBLICATION CO-CHAIRS

Abdelkader Lahmadi
University of Lorraine, France

CO-CHAIR LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS

Ronan Champagnat
University of La Rochelle, France

WEB/SOCIAL MEDIA CO-CHAIRS

Laurent Andrey
University of Lorraine, France

PUBLICITY CO-CHAIRS

Michele Nogueira
UFMG, Brazil

PUBLICITY CO-CHAIRS

Jérôme François
INRIA, France

PUBLICITY CO-CHAIRS

Hanan Lutfiyya
University of Western Ontario, Canada

PUBLICITY CO-CHAIRS

Shingo Ata
Osaka University, Japan

PUBLICITY CO-CHAIRS

Pal Varga
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

CONFERENCE PLANNER

Melissa Smith
Senior Conference Planner, IEEE Communications Society, USA

TREASURER CHAIR

Bruce Worthman
IEEE Communications Society, USA

Call for paper

Submission Topics

Authors are invited to submit papers that fall into or are related to the topic areas that are listed below. In addition, we invite submissions of proposals for demonstrations, exhibits, technical panels, tutorials and workshops, as well as experience session papers and dissertation papers.

MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF NETWORKS

Enterprise and Campus Networks
Data Center Networks
Industrial Networks and TSN
Cyber Physical Systems
IP Networks
5G/6G
Wireless & Mobile Networks, including optical, overlay, access, SCADA, IoT, VANET, etc.

PROGRAMMABLE NETWORKS AND AUTOMATION

Software-Defined Networking
Network Virtualization
Network (Data, Control, Management planes) Programmability
Network Slicing
Management & Orchestration
Network Functions Virtualization/Service Function Chaining
Cloud Native Networking, DevOps, Network Automation, Zero-Configuration Networking Network Telemetry

MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF COMMUNICATION SERVICES

Information Technology
Services Virtual Networking Services
XaaS and Cloud Services
Multimedia Services
Content Delivery Services
Social Networking Services
Security Services IoT Services
Network Resilience and High-Precision Networks

MANAGEMENT ALGORITHMS AND ARCHITECTURES

Centralized Management
Distributed Management
Autonomic Networks and Self-Management
Management Protocols
Fog and Mobile Edge Computing
Lambda Functions and Elastic Management
Data Analytics for Management
Policy-Based Management
Intent-Based Management
Network Optimization

MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS AND PRACTICAL APPROACHES

FCAPS: Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance and Security
Case Studies and Practical Experiences
Business-Driven Management Services
Measurement and Validation
SLA Management, QoS and QoE
Energy Management
Deployment of Services
Operations Support Systems

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TECHNIQUES FOR NETWORK AND SERVICE MANAGEMENT

Management with AI
Markov Chains and Management
Machine Learning and Deep Learning
Management with Big Data
Mobile Agents

MANAGEMENT EFFORTS FOR PANDEMICS AND CRISIS SITUATIONS (COVID-19)

Contact and Activity Tracing
Network/Service Management Support
Network Measurements
Network Adaptation
Case Studies and Practical Experiences

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    May 17

    2021

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    May 21

    2021

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IEEE Communications Society IFIP TC6 Working Group 6.6
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