11th International Conference on

Autonomous Infrastructure, Management and Security

(AIMS 2017)

July 10-13, 2017, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Call for Participation

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, and keynotes. 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 labs 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.

Scope and 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 network
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

Courses and Labs

AIMS 2017 features three hands-on lab sessions spread across its four-day program. They provide participants with the opportunity to gain first-hand experience with several state-of-the-art network and service management technologies and tools. Each lab session starts with a brief theoretical tutorial-style introduction and is followed by a hands-on part, allowing participants to experiment with the tools through a set of practical exercises.

Lab Session 1: Hacking your Way to Safety – A Beginner’s Guide to Security Games; Dr. Martin Drašar, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

Lab Session 2: Programming Smart Contracts; Dr. Thomas Bocek and Moritz Schneider, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Lab Session 3: Programming Data Planes in P4 – A High-level Language for Packet Processors; Salvatore Signorello, SnT research centre in Luxembourg, Jérôme François, INRIA in the Madynes Team, France

Details can be found here: Labs @ AIMS 2017

Keynotes, Conference, and Ph.D. Workshop

AIMS 2017 will feature two exciting keynotes, presenting real-world challenges for Telco Providers and concepts for cyber resilience of complex interdependent infrastructures: Prof. Dr. Marcel Waldvogel (University of Konstanz, Germany), who will discuss "Getting Rid of IoT Insecurity", and Dr. Matthias Bossardt (Lead Partner for Cyber Security at KPMG, Switzerland) who will share his view with the audience on "Cyber Security Challenges - A Business Perspective".

Moreover, the three technical sessions will present the latest results in Security Management, Evaluation and Experimental Study of Rich Network Services, as well as Management of Cloud Environments and Services. AIMS 2017 will also feature three short paper presentations covering Ph.D. research proposal discussions on the themes of Methods for the Protection of Infrastructure and Services, and Autonomic and Self-Management Solutions, as well as an overview of research results on the topic of Security, Intrusion Detection and Configuration.

Details can be found here: Keynotes and conference programm


The AIMS 2017 will be held at University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland July 10-13, 2017.