2nd International Conference on

Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security

Resilient Networks and Services

1st-3rd July 2008, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

Conference Topics

Authors are invited to submit unpublished papers that are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, or related topic areas:

Scalable and autonomic infrastructures

  • Autonomic network and service management
  • Dynamic overlays and P2P-based management systems
  • Fully decentralized and distributed approaches

Economic management

  • Economic aspects of IT infrastructures
  • Distributed accounting and monitoring
  • Reputation and incentive mechanisms

Security and trust management

  • Inter-domain trust management and security concepts
  • Resilience and reliability of network and service infrastructures
  • Defense against distributed attacks and botnets
  • Management and evaluation of security services


  • Virtualization of resources and services
  • Management of virtual network laboratories (e.g. GENI, PlanetLab)
  • Economics of network and service virtualization
  • Management of Grid resources and virtual organizations

Modelling and visualization

  • Modelling of management technologies and procedures
  • Modelling and analysis of policies and promises
  • Visualization of management data and systems behavior

Conference Paper Submission

Authors are invited to submit original contributions (written in English) in PDF format. Only original, full papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere can be submitted to the AIMS 2008 paper track. Each submission will be limited to 12 pages in the LNCS paper format. Papers exceeding 12 pages, multiple submissions, and self-plagiarized papers will be rejected without further review. Paper submission is handled by the JEMS system, accessible from the AIMS 2008 Web page.

Submissions to the conference are expected to report substantial research results relevant for the subjects listed above.

PhD Workshop Submission

The PhD workshop provides PhD students the opportunity to present, discuss, and obtain feedback from the AIMS 2008 audience about their research work. PhD students are invited to submit short papers (4 pages, written in English and in PDF format) describing the current state of their research. The paper should include a clear description of the research problem and the chosen approach, argue why the problem is hard and the approach novel, and it should outline the results achieved to date. Specific, low-level technical details should be avoided. Papers should have no more than two authors--the student and the advisor. Accepted submissions will be published in the AIMS proceedings.

Best Paper Award

The program committee will select one paper for the Best Paper Award (all regular papers are eligible). The winner will be presented at the conference.


  • 24 Feb 2008 Abstract registration deadline
  • 24 Feb 2008 Conference paper submission deadline
  • 24 Feb 2008 PhD workshop paper submission deadline
  • 06 Apr 2008 Notification about paper acceptance
  • 06 Apr 2008 Notification of PhD workshop paper acceptance
  • 20 Apr 2008 Camera ready paper copies due
  • 01 Jul 2008 AIMS 2008 conference
Sponsored by the EC IST-EMANICS Network of Excellence (#26854)