Letter from the General Chair

Meet the leading experts at IM 2001!

Come join us at IM 2001 this May in Seattle. This will be our seventh biennial IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management.

Sponsored by IFIP Working Group 6.6 on Management of Networks and Distributed Systems and the IEEE Communications Society, this premier event focuses on the pivotal role that integrated management strategies, new developments and solutions play in the worldwide information infrastructure.

I promise you five powerful days of compelling technical presentations - a full program on hot topics and specific issues that influence your network strategy and relate directly to solving everyday problems. You can anticipate:

• A world-class program of renowned keynote speakers
• Over twenty high-quality technical sessions
• Fourteen timely tutorials presented by recognized leaders
• Special features such as vendor demonstrations of real-world solutions
• An "Open Source Corner"
• Popular "Birds-of-a-Feather" ad hoc discussion groups
• Poster sessions offering a more interactive presentation style
• Perspectives of distinguished experts at the closing panel

Join over 600 attendees from all over the world to meet friends, colleagues, and competitors. Discuss the rapidly emerging technologies that you will soon employ to meet tomorrow's integrated management requirements. Establish new contacts, and be part of this highly dynamic industry. Experience the global cooperation established at fourteen years of highly successful IM and NOMS (IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium) events. Catch the spirit of the Integrated Management week!

The meeting site, The Westin Seattle, is ideally suited for our professional event and affords an excellent opportunity for you, friends and family to visit one of America's most hospitable cities.

Please review this Advance Program. It will outline the details of the technical sessions and provide the necessary information you need to plan an enlightening and enjoyable week in the Seattle area.

Don't miss this opportunity and join us at IM 2001.

Wolfgang Zimmer
IM 2001 General Chair