• Paper Registration: October 8th, 2006, 23:59 GMT (UK Time)
  • Paper Submission: October 15th, 2006, 23:59 GMT (UK Time) (HARD deadline)
  • Author Notification: December 22nd, 2006
  • Camera Ready: Jan 20th, 2007.
  • Early Registration: Feb. 15th 2007.

The eighth Passive and Active Measurement conference will be held April 5-6, 2007 in Louvain-la-neuve Belgium. This event focuses on research and practical applications of network measurement and analysis techniques. The conference's goal is to provide a forum for current work in its early stages. Original papers are invited from the research and operations communities on topics including, but not limited to:
  • Active Network Measurements
  • Passive Network Measurements
  • Performance Metrics
  • Traffic Statistics
  • Measurement Visualization
  • New Measurement Approaches & Techniques
  • Deployment of Measurement Infrastructure
  • New Measurement Initiatives
  • Applications of Network Measurements
  • Network Measurements and Security
  • Network Troubleshooting using Measurements
The PAM steering committee believes that releasing measurement data allows for better science to be conducted in the field of network measurement. Therefore, an award will be given at PAM 2007 for the best paper based on a new dataset that the authors are releasing for community use in subsequent research. To qualify, a paper must significantly utilize a dataset that has been collected for the work presented in the paper. Further, the dataset must be freely available to any researcher; wireless data sets may, for instance, be published through CRAWDAD. Authors should flag papers they wish to be considered for this award with a footnote on the first page of the paper. Novel datasets are especially encouraged. The awarded paper will be chosen from the set of qualifying papers accepted for the conference by a committee made up of a subset of the program and steering committees.

To ensure PAM 2007 is fresh and interesting, we are soliciting papers, submitted in the Springer LNCS format, that do not exceed 10 pages. No additional space will be given once a paper has been accepted.

Authors are, as always, asked to refrain from submitting papers submitted to PAM to other venues during the reviewing period.

After this year's PAM program has been finalized, we will ask authors to rank the quality of each review they received. Participation in the scheme is optional both for authors and reviewers and will not affect the decision for any paper. The intent of this experiment is to help us understand how authors value reviews, and to provide TPC members with feedback on the reviews they have written. We hope the results will help us maintain high review quality for future PAMs.

Upon notification, authors will be asked to rank the quality of each review along a number of dimensions, e.g. whether the review was accurate, whether the reviewer offered suggestions for improvement, etc. To protect the anonymity of both reviewers and authors, all review feedback will be submitted to the TPC chair. The chair will then assemble an overall list of review ranks for each TPC member and forward the list to the TPC member without revealing which score corresponds to which review. Individual TPC member scores and overall TPC scores will be further analyzed to understand the role that author feedback can play in the evaluation of conference review quality.