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CALL FOR PAPERS: Dissertation Digest Session ‐ Best Ph.D. work award

IM 2011 includes the Dissertation Digest Session in Network and Service Management in the technical program. The Dissertation Digest Session in Network and Service Management was introduced in IM 2009. After its successful launch, the Dissertation Digest Session will once again be an integral part of 12th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM 2011), which will be held from 23rd to 27th May 2011 in Dublin, Ireland.
The goal of the Dissertation Digest Sessions is to select and award the best Ph.D. work in the area of Network and Service management. The session intends to support and promote young researchers in the area of network and service management, where obtaining the award will help enhance opportunities for future academic careers (Postdoctoral research positions). This will also allow recent PhD graduated (or defended) students to communicate their research to a wide audience, consisting of experts and professionals from industry and academia, and to receive high quality feedback that can support future research. The sessions will also highlight advisor’s guidance on the Ph.D works.
The award will be given based on the following criteria:

1) Scope: Is the Ph.D. work within the scope of Network and Service Management (in particular, close relation to conference/journal scope of IM, NOMS, ManWeek/CNSM and TNSM)?
2) Novelty and Contribution: What is the novelty of this Ph.D. work? Is it significant/ground breaking, will it lead to citations in subsequent years, and will it help advance the area of Network and Service Management?
3) Publications: What is the quality, quantity of papers published as part of this Ph.D. work? Did the candidate receive any awards (e.g. best paper awards)?
4) Impact on engineering practice: What is the impact of the Ph.D. work on engineering practice, such as standards, products, patents and/or
open-source software?
5) Thesis: How well is the thesis organized and structured?
6) Overview paper / thesis abstract: How well does the overview paper (or thesis summary) identify the hypothesis, problem domain and specific problem addressed, methodological approach, evaluation methods, and results?

Submission Instructions:
Authors who completed their thesis, including the defense, in 2009 or 2010, are invited to submit:
* A summary / extended abstract of the thesis.
* A link from which the complete Ph.D. thesis can be downloaded.
* A list of journal and conference papers, published as part of the Ph.D. work.

To be considered for the best paper, the author must present the work at IM 2011.
The summary / extended abstract will be included in the IM 2011 proceedings, and must be written in English, with at most 6 pages, formatted according to the IEEE double column style. The URL to the thesis, as well as the list of journal and conference papers, must be included in the reference section of the summary / abstract. Only PDF submissions will be accepted. The authors of the extended abstract will be the ex-student and his/her supervisor(s). Please note that the co- chairs may request evidence of the defense and/or approval of the thesis, if the extended abstracts are accepted.
Paper submissions must be done through the IM 2011 web site, using the JEMS system ( https://submissoes.sbc.org.br/).

Important Dates
* Deadline for Submission: ** Extended to November 21st, 2010**  midnight (GMT)
* Notification of Acceptance: December 18th, 2010
* Camera-ready Copy: January 15, 2011

Workshop Chairs
* Aldri Santos, Federal University of Parana, Brazil
* Sasitharan Balasubramaniam, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland

PLEASE NOTE: To be published in the IM 2011 Conference Proceedings and IEEE Xplore®, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the full (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented at the conference. Non-refundable registration fees must be paid prior to uploading the final IEEE formatted, publication-ready version of the paper.

For authors with multiple accepted papers, one full registration is valid for up to 3 papers. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IM 2011 Conference Proceedings and in IEEE Xplore®.



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