The Seventh IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2001) will be held on 14-18 May 2001 in Seattle, Washington, USA. The symposium is sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 6.6 on Network Management for Communication Networks, and by the IEEE Communications Society Technical Committee on Network Operations and Management (CNOM). IM (tm) and the Network Operations and Management Symposia (NOMS) are the premier technical conferences in the area of network and systems management, operations and control. 

IM 2001 will build upon the successes of IM and NOMS each year since 1988, in serving as the primary forum for technical exchange for the research, standards, development, systems integrator, vendor and user communities in the area of network and distributed systems management, operations and control. 

At the dawn of the new millennium, the ubiquitous explosion of the Internet and the fast proliferation of networked devices and business applications create a unique challenge for the network management community. Innovative solutions are required for managing the sheer numbers of devices and the complexity of applications. Further, new ways of strategic thinking must be incorporated in future management products and services to ensure a smooth transition to the new networked society. Management in this new information era will need to support the integration of data and telecommunications networks, from narrowband to broadband, terrestrial to satellite, fixed to mobile and uni-media to multi-media. The IM 2001 conference provides a forum for discussion of new paradigms and architectures (or new spins on old ones) that can deal with the many management issues related to these next-generation networks. 

This symposium, along with NOMS, is the premier annual event where the latest research and industrial solutions for integrated management of networks and distributed systems are presented in technical sessions, tutorials, and vendor exhibits. IM 2001 introduces a new track of industrial experience to permit the sharing of the lessons learnt from case studies by the user or vendor community. 

The IM 2001 symposium will provide the highest quality professional event of the year through active participation on the Program Committee of many of the most respected people in the fields of network and distributed systems management, and a stringent review process. 


Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal, as well as proposals for tutorials, panel discussions, poster demonstrations, or birds-of-a-feather sessions (informal discussion groups) in the following topic areas. Other topics relevant to management are also welcome and we particularly encourage industrial papers on case studies and experiences which emphasise the lessons learnt. 

  • Management Platforms, Standards and Protocols 
  • Emerging Management Technologies and Frameworks (Web, XML, DEN, etc.) 
  • Active and Programmable Network Management 
  • Management of Virtual Private Networks 
  • Management of Optical Networks 
  • Management of CATV Networks 
  • Management of Mobile Networks and Services 
  • Management of Voice Networks and Services 
  • Management of IP Networks and Services 
  • Management of Ad-Hoc Networks 
  • Management of Transaction-Oriented Services and Electronic Commerce 
  • Management Aspects of Service Pricing, Accounting and Billing 
  • Management of Service Level Agreements and Bandwidth Brokerage 
  • Data Warehousing, Mining and Statistical Methods in Management 
  • Mobile and Intelligent Agents in Management 
  • Interoperability and Cooperative Control 
  • Quality of Service Management 
  • Network and Systems Monitoring 
  • Fault and Performance Management 
  • Security Management 
  • Information Modeling 
  • Policy-Driven Management 
  • Applications, Case Studies and Experiences 
  • User Interfaces and Virtual Reality in Management 
  • Open-Source Management Software


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ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION IS MANDATORY.  To submit your paper, please proceed to the on-line submission Web site 

Authors experiencing problems with the on-line submission form, please e-mail to:

All paper submissions will be carefully reviewed by at least three
international experts and returned to the author(s) with comments to ensure high quality. The authors of accepted papers will receive the suggested modifications for inclusion in the widely distributed, hard-bound Symposium Proceedings published by IEEE. The final camera-ready copy should be no longer than 14 single-spaced pages. Final papers arriving too late will be removed from the program. The authors of accepted papers must guarantee that their paper will be presented at the symposium.

For ALL submissions the cover page of the paper should be submitted using the available on-line form if the paper is submitted via the web, or in plain text format (ASCII) if the paper is submitted by e-mail. 

Program Co-Chair: (Americas, Australia) 
Nikos Anerousis, Inc. 
215 West 95th St., Ste. 10M 
New York, NY 10025, USA 
Phone: +1-212-316-4764 
Fax: +1-419-828-9898 


Program Co-Chair: (Europe, Asia, Africa) 
George Pavlou 
Center for Communication Systems Research 
Department of Electronic Engineering 
University of Surrey 
Guildford, GU2 5XH, UK 
Phone: +44 1483 879480 
Fax: +44 1483 876011 
Deadline for Receipt of Papers: 15 September 2000 
Deadline for Receipt of Proposals 
for Tutorials, Panels and Posters:
15 October 2000 
Deadlines for Receipt of Proposals 
for Birds-of-a-Feather
15 January 2001
Notification of Acceptance Mailed: 15 December 2000 
Final Camera Ready Papers Due: 1 February 2001 

In addition to the regular presentation sessions, the Symposium will also offer poster sessions for more informal interaction and presenting work in progress. Selections for both full presentations and poster sessions will be made from the submissions to the Symposium, although extended abstracts can be submitted for consideration as poster presentations only.

These should be submitted to the
Poster Chair:
Yvonne Hildebrand 
Deadline for Receipt of Proposals 15 October 2000 

The symposium includes tutorials on the days before and after the technical program. 
A proposal to present a tutorial should contain the following information:
Tutorial Title, Names of Presenter(s), biography, track record 
Summary of the contents: approximately 1-2 pages i.e. 
500-1000 words 
Brief biography of the presenter(s): approximately half page 

If the tutorial or an earlier version of it has been given before please indicate the events and dates. 

Information on suggested topic areas and guidelines for submitting proposals can be found at

Proposals should be submitted to the
Tutorial Chair: 
Metin Feridun 
Deadline for Receipt of Proposals: 15 October 2000 

Proposals for Panel Sessions should be submitted to the 
Panels Chair: 
Rolf Stadler 
Deadline for Receipt of Proposals 15 October 2000 

Proposals for Birds-of-a-Feather Sessions (informal discussion groups) and "work in progress" demonstrations should be submitted to the 
Special Events Chair: 
Raouf Boutaba 
Deadline for Receipt of Proposals 15 January 2001 

Since the symposium will pay special attention to open-source management software, authors of such software are invited to submit papers in which they describe their package. These papers should be specially submitted to the Open Source Chair and will go through a tailored review process. High quality papers will be published in the proceedings and the papers will be presented in a technical session. Authors of open-source management software not submitting a paper or not passing successfully the review process may also participate in the open source corner; proposals to participate should be submitted to the Open Source Chair: 
Aiko Pras 
Deadline for Receipt of Proposals: 15 October 2000 


The Symposium offers vendors the opportunity to demonstrate their network and systems management products to leaders and innovators from around the world. Various levels of participation are available. As a Symposia Patron, you can present your products and services in our vendor showcase. Symposia Patrons will also have an opportunity to make a product-related presentation on recent technical advancements, product enhancements, or corporate directions. The vendor showcase will be open during the three days of the symposium, in parallel with other sessions. For IM '01 we are adding a lower cost vendor participation level designed for smaller companies with innovative technologies. Cost will be saved through time- shared demonstration facilities and displays. 

Vendors interested in becoming Symposium Sponsors or participating in the showcase should contact the 
Vendor Chair:
Varoozh Harikian, 
IBM International Education Centre, Belgium 
Phone: +32 2 655 5766 
Fax: +32 2 655 5562 


A limited number of stipends will be available to those unable to obtain funding to attend the conference. Students whose papers are accepted and who will present the paper themselves are encouraged to apply if such assistance is needed. Requests for stipends should be addressed to the Program Co-Chair responsible for the requestor's region. Please also note that a limited number of IFIP and IEEE Student Travel Grants may be available for student authors who will be presenting papers. 


General Chair:
Wolfgang Zimmer 
Kekulestr. 7 
D-12489 Berlin, Germany 
Phone: +49 30 6392 1903 
Fax: +49 30 6392 1805 

Technical Program Co-Chairs:
Nikos Anerousis, Voicemate, USA 
George Pavlou, University of Surrey, UK 

Vendor Program Chair:
Varoozh Harikian, 
IBM International Education Centre, Belgium 

Vendor Program C0-Chair
and Exhibit Manager:

Jeff Wheeler, 

Tutorial Program Chair:
Metin Feridun, 
IBM Research, Switzerland 

Panels Chair: 
Rolf Stadler, 
Columbia University, USA 

Special Events Chair:
Raouf Boutaba, 
University of Waterloo, Canada 

Poster Chair:
Yvonne Hildebrand, 
Copper Mountain Networks, USA 

Open Source Chair:
Aiko Pras, 
University of Twente, Netherlands 

Finance Chair:
Adarshpal Sethi, 
University of Delaware, USA 

Publicity Chair:
Emil Lupu, 
Imperial College, UK 

Local Arrangements Chair: 
Andrea Westerinen, 
Management Objects Consulting, USA

IEEE/ComSoc Coordinators:
Tom Stevenson and Gayle Weisman, 
IEEE Communications Society, USA

Steering Committee:
Branislav Meandzija, 
Motorola, USA 

Wolfgang Zimmer, 
GMD-FIRST, Germany 

Doug Zuckerman, 
Telcordia Technologies, USA


Branislav Meandzija, Motorola, USA (Chair) 
Salah Aidarous, NEC, USA 
Seraphin Calo, IBM, USA 
Masayoshi Ejiri, Fujitsu, Japan 
Shri Goyal, GTE, USA 
Heinz-Gerd Hegering, University of Munich, Germany 
Kenneth Lutz, Telcordia Technologies, USA 
J. Scott Marcus, Genuity, USA 
Jong-Tae Park, Kyungpook National University, Korea 
Veli Sahin, Marconi Communications, USA 
Roberto Saracco, CSELT, Italy 
Morris Sloman, Imperial College, UK 
Bert Wijnen, Lucent Technologies
Makoto Yoshida, NTT-AT, Japan 
Wolfgang Zimmer, GMD-FIRST, Germany 
Doug Zuckerman, Telcordia Technologies, USA


Enrico Bagnasco, CSELT, Italy
Joseph Betser, Aerospace Corporation, USA

Jit Biswas, ISS, Singapore 
Alexander Clemm, Cisco Systems, USA 
Fawzi Daoud, University of Toronto, Canada 
William Donnelly, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland 
Gabi Dreo-Rodosek, Leibniz Supercomputing Center, Germany 
Olivier Festor, INRIA, France
Kurt Geihs, University of Frankfurt, Germany 

Roch Glitho, Ericsson, Canada
German Goldszmidt, IBM,
T.J. Watson Research Center, USA 
Sigmund Handelman, IBM, T.J. Watson Research Center, USA 
Masum Hasan, Cisco Systems, USA 
Joseph Hellerstein, IBM, USA 
James Hong, POSTECH, Korea 
Gabriel Jakobson, GTE Labs,USA 
Alan Johnston, Lucent, USA 
Gautam Kar, IBM, USA 
Alexander Keller, IBM, USA 
Wolfgang Kleinoeder, IBM, Switzerland 
Graham Knight, University College London, UK 
Lundy Lewis, Aprisma Management Technologies, USA 
Antonio Liotta, University of Surrey, UK 
Manu Malek, Lucent Bell Labs, USA 
Ian Marshall, British Telecom, UK 
Jean-Philippe Martin-Flatin, EPFL, Switzerland 
Subrata Mazumdar, Bell Laboratories, USA 
Deep Medhi, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA 
Christian Rad, Telcordia Technologies, USA 
Raju Rajan, AT&T, USA 
Pradeep Ray, University of New South Wales, Australia 
Danny Raz, Bell Laboratories, USA 
Juergen Schoenwaelder, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany 
Burkhard Stiller, ETHZ, Switzerland 
John Strassner, Cisco Systems, USA 
Simon Towers, Microsoft, USA 
Vincent Wade, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Robert Weihmayer, GTE, USA 

Jonathan Weinstock, Motorola, USA 
Carlos Westphall, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brasil 
Felix Wu, NC State University, USA 


Note that the members of the Organising Committee and the Advisory Board are also implicit members of the Program Committee.