4th IEEE International Workshop on Systems Management

2000-03-03 18:03:31
Subject: 4th IEEE International Workshop on Systems Management
From: Hanan Lutfiyya <hanan AT CSD.UWO DOT CA>
To: nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com
Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2000 23:03:31 GMT
                        Call for Papers

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           ***New date for submissions is April 3, 2000***

        IEEE 4th International Workshop on Systems Management
      (Theme:  Exploitation of Data Mining and Visualization Age)

                   Montreal Quebec, Canada
                       June 28-30, 2000

This workshop is the fourth in a series of highly successful forums for the
discussion of research in the area of systems management.  Previous
have been held in Los Angeles, California, Toronto, Ontario, and Newport,

This year the scope of this workshop is mining, visualization, management,
and acquisition of data for network and systems management. With the
widespread adoption of standards for data collection (e.g., SNMP in
data networks CMIP in telecommunications networks) and the growing
acceptance of technologies for information modeling (e.g., UML, XML, and
the next challenge for network and systems management is interpreting the

These interpretations should be task oriented, such as for problem
problem diagnosis, and planning. The purpose of this workshop is to bring
together researchers with in-depth knowledge of data interpretation and
presentation to focus on challenges of network and systems management.
These challenges include: heterogeneous data semantics, dealing with large
volumes, noisely data, high dimensional data, dearth of labelled data for
supervised learning, and the exploitation of underlying structure
(e.g., based on network topologies). To aid in our objective,
several data sets will be provided in advance of the workshop, along with
some background about the kinds of information that should be extracted.

Workshop participants are encouraged to submit papers (or extended
that apply their techniques to these data.

The URL for our site is http://www.csd.uwo.ca/SMW4.

Three kinds of participation are possible. The first are presenters of
full papers that fall within the topic areas considered by this workshop.
second are those who report on the results of mining and/or visualizing
network and systems management data made available for this workshop, which
can be found under Dataset Information at http://www.csd.uwo.ca/SMW4/.
This data has been provided by Cooperative Association for Internet Data
Analysis (CAIDA).  Also encouraged is participation by individuals
seeking information on recent advances in the application of data mining
and visualization to network and systems management.

An award will be presented to the best paper that provides the best insight
into the analysis (visualisation or patterns) of the skitter data
(please see "Dataset Information" at http://www.csd.uwo.ca/SMW4/).

All submitted papers will be reviewed by experts in the area of submission.
Individuals presenting the results of analyses of the data sets provided by
this workshop should submit an extended abstract summarizing their
and results. All accepted contributions (including extended abstracts) will
eligible for publication in the bound proceedings of the workshop.  At
one of the authors of each paper must register for the workshop to present
the paper.

Papers are to be submitted in English.  The cover page should include
paper title, author(s) full name, affiliations, complete address(es),
telephone number(s), and electronic mail address(es). Full-length papers
should have a brief abstract and be no longer than 12 pages (6,000 words),
including references and figures.

Extended abstracts should be in the format of an extended abstract that is
longer than 2 pages (1,000 words), excluding figures.

Proposals for panel discussions are also solicited.  Panels are scheduled
for 1.5 hours.  Proposals should specify the topic, panel chair, and
participants.  Please include a two page abstract that highlights key
for discussion and areas of controversy that will be addressed.

All submissions should be sent by email
in postscript or pdf form to smw4 AT csd.uwo DOT ca with the subject
line "SMW4 Paper Submission: <file name>," where <file name>
indicates the compression used if any (e.g., paper.ps.gz).

If electronic submission is not possible,
please submit 4 paper copies to the following address:

  Professor Hanan Lutfiyya
  Department of Computer Science
  The University of Western Ontario
  London, Ontario CANADA N6A 5B7

Application of data mining algorithms to network and systems management

Scalable and effective visualizations for management tasks

Efficient techniques for on-line pattern recognition (e.g., for detecting
performance problems and security intrusions)

Scalable architectures for distributed data mining and visualization

Case studies of data mining and visualization in systems and network

Agent technologies for building distributed mining and visualization

Information models that aid in mining and visualizing network systems
management data

Papers, panels, and extended abstracts due: April 3, 2000
Author notification: April 21, 2000
Camera ready copy: May 10, 2000

Hanan Lutfiyya
Department of Computer Science
The University of Western Ontario
hanan AT csd.uwo DOT ca

Paul J. Brusil
35 Brackenbury Lane
Beverly, Massachusetts, USA 01915-3821
brusil AT snad.ncsl.nist DOT gov

Joseph L. Hellerstein
IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Hawthorne, New York, USA
hellers AT us.ibm DOT com

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