Call for Papers - IMC 2015, Tokyo, Japan

Printable PDF version of CFP

The Internet Measurement Conference (IMC) is a highly selective venue for the presentation of measurement-based research in data communications. The focus of IMC 2015 will be on papers that either (1) improve the practice of measurement or (2) illuminate some facet of an operational network. IMC takes a broad view of what constitutes an operational network. This view includes (but is not limited to):

Types of contributions that the program committee would enjoy receiving submissions regarding include (but are not limited to):

Papers describing experiments with users or user data (e.g., network traffic, passwords, social network information), should follow the basic principles of ethical research, e.g., beneficence (maximizing the benefits to an individual or to society while minimizing harm to the individual), minimal risk (appropriateness of the risk versus benefit ratio), voluntary consent, respect for privacy, and limited deception. When appropriate, authors are encouraged to include a subsection describing these issues, and the review process may examine the ethical soundness of the paper just as it would examine the technical aspects. Authors may want to consult the Menlo Report for further information on ethical principles, or the Allman/Paxson IMC 07 paper for guidance on ethical data sharing.

Authors unsure about topical fit or ethical issues are welcome to contact the program committee co-chairs at

Review process and criteria

Review summaries from prior years

Submitting authors may find it useful to refer to public review summaries of papers that appeared at past IMC conferences to get a sense of what reviewers look for in IMC submissions. These summaries can be found at the following links: IMC 2013, IMC 2012, and IMC 2011. To access the reviews for IMC 2013 and 2012 papers, click on the "review" link next to each paper. Reviews for IMC 2011 papers are appended at the end of each paper's PDF.

Submission guidelines

All submissions must satisfy the following requirements:

Submissions that do not comply with these requirements will be rejected without review. The sig-alternate-10pt.cls style file satisfies the formatting requirements. Compile your source with options that produce letter page size.

Submission site:

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Important Dates

Paper registration (with abstract): April 29, 2015 (5pm US Pacific Time)
Paper submission: May 6, 2015 (5pm US Pacific Time)
Notification: July 24, 2015
Camera-ready due: September 1, 2015 September 6, 2015
Conference: October 28-30, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan

The camera-ready instructions