AIMS 2017 : 11th International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure, Management, and Security

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Conference Information

Submission Deadline Tuesday 28 Feb 2017
Conference & Submission Link
Conference Dates Jul 10, 2017 - Jul 14, 2017
Conference Address Zurich, Switzerland
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Conference Call for Papers

11th International Conference on Autonomous

Infrastructure, Management, and Security (AIMS 2017)

July 10-14, 2017, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland


The AIMS International Conference on Autonomous Infrastructure,

Management, and Security is a single-track event targeted at junior

researchers and Ph.D. students in network and service management and

security. It features a range of sessions including conference paper

presentations, hands-on lab courses, educational keynotes, as well as

tutorials on transversal aspects of a research activity (e.g., publi-

cation strategies, paper reviewing, and research presentation design).

The objective of AIMS is to offer junior researchers and Ph.D.

students a dedicated place, where they can discuss their research

work and experience, receive constructive feedback from senior

scientists, and benefit from a number of practical hands-on sessions

and tutorials on emerging technologies and Ph.D./research life-related

topics. By putting the focus on junior researchers and Ph.D. students,

AIMS acts as a complementary piece in the set of international

conferences in the network and service management community, providing

an optimal environment for in-depth discussions and networking.

AIMS 2017 will focus on the theme of security of networks and services

in an all-connected world. With the rapid development of advanced

communication and networking services, providing security, reliability

and resilience while guaranteeing the best performance in a wide range

of more complex, more dynamic and hyper-connected environments, has

become crucial. To address these challenges, new paradigms, smart and

fully distributed approaches, as well as scalable and flexible

management solutions have to be investigated. The design, monitoring,

configuration, and protection of the next generation of networked

systems in an efficient, secure, and smart manner are crucial to

commercially viable and successful networks and services.

Conference Topics:

Authors are invited to submit papers in the theme of the conference

on the following topics, including related fields:

Network Environments and Services

– Wireless networks (e.g., ad-hoc, mesh, sensor, or vehicular)

– 5G networks

– Internet-of-Things (IoT)

– Smart cities

– Smart grids

– Smart contracts and blockchains

– SCADA networks and Industrial Control Systems (ICS)

– Overlay, grid, and virtual networks

– Big data

– Software-defined Networks (SDN)

– Data centers and clouds (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS)

– Content delivery (e.g., P2P, OLN, CDN, or ICN)

– Social networks

Management Functions

– Intrusion detection

– Protection of infrastructures and services

– Security management

– Configuration management

– Accounting of systems, services, and behavior

– Economic traffic and service management

– Service provisioning

– Resilience of management infrastructures and services

– Privacy and management data

– Quality-of-Service (QoS) and Quality-of-Experience (QoE)

Techniques and Methodologies

– Security protocols

– Modeling of security and attack

– Autonomic and self-management

– Distributed monitoring and correlation

– Risk management

– Knowledge plane design and deployment

– P2P-based management

– Modeling of management technologies and procedures

– Flow-based management

– Scalability of management infrastructures

– Evaluation of reliability and resilience

– Experimental studies

– Open Source intelligence

– Information gathering

– Security performance evaluations

Conference Paper Submission:

The paper submission is handled by the JEMS system, accessible from the

AIMS 2017 Web page and available at

Authors can submit two types of papers:

Full papers are expected to report substantial research results

relevant for the subjects listed in the conference topics. The first

author of the submitted paper must be a junior researcher or Ph.D.

student. Only original and full papers that have not been published or

submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted. Each submission

must be written in English and are limited to 14 pages, including all

references and figures/tables, in LNCS paper format. Papers exceeding

14 pages, multiple submissions, and self-plagiarized papers will be

rejected without further review.

Ph.D. Research Proposals are short papers describing the current state

of the student\’s research. The paper needs to include a clear

description of the research problem and the chosen approach, argue why

the problem is hard and the approach novel, and it has to outline the

results achieved to date. Specific, low-level technical details are to

be avoided. Papers should have no more than two(in exceptional cases

three) authors: the student and one or two advisors. Each submission

must be written in English and has to be limited to 5 pages, including

all references and figures/tables, in the LNCS paper format.


All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of AIMS 2017,

an IFIP sponsored event. The conference will be published in

Springer\’s Lecture Notes of Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Important Dates:

– Paper registration: February 14, 2017

– Paper submission: February 28, 2017

– Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2017

– Camera Ready Papers Due: April 14, 2017

– Conference dates: July 10-14, 2017

Organizing Committee:

General Chair:

– Burkhard Stiller, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

TPC Co-chairs:

– Daphne Tuncer, University College London, London, U.K.

– Robert Koch, Universit√§t der Bundeswehr M√ľnchen, Munich, Germany

Lab Session Co-chairs:

– Thomas Bocek, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

– Martin Drasar, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

Publications Co-chairs:

– Burkhard Stiller, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

– Remi Badonnel, INRIA, Nancy, France

Local Chair:

– Barbara Jost, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Publicity & Web Master:

– Corinna Schmitt, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Lab Courses and Further Information

AIMS 2017 will also include hands-on sessions and Lab Courses that

attendees, who registered for the event as a whole, can attend for

free and in which they will receive instructor teaching and practical

guidance in a selected range of those topics listed above. For final

information on those topics as well as further information on

AIMS 2017 in general, as soon as it will become available, please

consult the AIMS 2017 Web site at

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