IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management
17-21 May 2021 // Bordeaux, France
Virtual Conference


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  • Submission: November 30, 2020 extended to December 15, 2020
  • Notification of Acceptance: January 15, 2021
  • Camera-ready Version: January 29, 2021


Direct link for submissions: https://jems.sbc.org.br/home.cgi?c=3683


The 17th IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Network and Service Management (IM 2021) will be held on May 17-21, 2021, in Bordeaux, France. Held in odd-numbered years since 1989, IM 2021 follows the 33 years tradition of NOMS and IM as the primary IEEE Communications Society's forum for technical exchange on management of information and communication technology focusing on research, development, integration, standards, service provisioning, and user communities.

The IM 2021 Dissertation Digest focuses on PhD dissertations finished recently, espe­ci­ally within the December 1, 2018 to November 30, 2020 time frame. Suitable con­tent and to­pics fall into the exact same range as for the main symposium’s list of topics, cf. This digest can be con­si­dered an extended abstract of the thesis and must be limited to six pages, while the digest’s struc­ture is very close to a regular paper.

In addition, this digest needs to add in the text and reference section a reference to a Web link for the full PhD thesis. Furthermore, the list of journal, conference, and workshops pa­pers, pu­blished as part of the PhD work, have to be included in the digest paper’s re­fe­rence section, too. Note that the authors of a digest will be only the (ex-)student and his/her su­per­visor(s). The dis­sertation digest co-chairs may request evidence of the defense or approval of the thesis for each submission before it can be accepted finally.

Only PDF submissions will be considered for review and they shall be uploaded to the JEMS system at this address : https://jems.sbc.org.br/home.cgi?c=3683


Prepare the dissertation digest paper with the maximal length of 6 pages (including all re­fe­­ren­ces, figures, and table) – in the English language only – following the IEEE double-co­­lumn for­mat using the published IEEE Conference Proceeding templates.

Authors of accepted submissions are required to present their digest within Disser­ta­tion Di­gest ses­sions of IM 2021, if the dissertation digest paper shall be included in the pro­­ceedings. Due to IEEE/IFIP technical co- sponsorship of IM 2021, your final paper is planned to be included in IEEE Xplore for archival value after the conference.

Further information is available with Radu.State@uni.lu or stiller@ifi.uzh.ch.


  • Radu State,University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Burkhard Stiller, University of Zürich and ETH Zürich, Switzerland