IMC Conference

The Internet Measurement Conference


The Internet Measurement Conference is an annual conference focusing on Internet measurement and analysis, sponsored by ACM SIGCOMM and ACM SIGMETRICS. The aim is that papers presented at the conference contribute to the current understanding of how to collect or analyze Internet measurements, or give insight into how the Internet behaves.

IMC was begun as a workshop in 2001 in response to the difficulty at that time finding appropriate publication/presentation venues for high-quality Internet measurement research in general, and frustration with th  annual ACM SIGCOMM conference's treatment of measurement submissions in particular.

The conference is generally held in late October or early November. In its first two years as a Workshop, attendance was limited, but now as a conference it is open to all interested in attending.

Papers are submitted in May with notifications in July and camera-ready papers due in August. The acceptance rate to date has been around 25%. IMC is usually open to both full-length papers and extended abstracts, with the latter being significantly shorter and intended to convey work-in progress and less mature results.

To encourage broader data sharing in the community, each year IMC will present a best paper award for the top paper that makes its data sets publically available by the time of camera ready submission. Several papers are selected for "fast-track" submission to IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking. In addition, IMC is committed to offering a number of student travel grants to foster the participation of students.


Next Conference

  • IMC 2024 will be held in Madrid, Spain on November 4 - 6, 2024.

Previous Conferences

  • IMC 2023 held in Montreal, Canada on October 24 - 26, 2023.
    General chairs: Marie-José Monpetit (Concordia University), Aris Leivadeas (École de technologie supérieure)
    Program chairs: Steve Uhlig (Queen Mary University of London), Mobin Javed (Lahore University of Management Sciences)
  • IMC 2022 held in Nice, France on October 25 - 27, 2022.
    General chairs: Chadi Barakat (Inria, Université Côte d’Azur), Cristel Pelsser (University of Strasbourg)
    Program chairs: Theophilus Benson (Brown University), David Choffnes (Northeastern University)
  • IMC 2021 held on Nov 2-4 as a Virtual Event.
    General chairs: Dave Levin (University of Maryland), Alan Mislove (Northeastern University).
    Program chairs: Johanna Amann (ICSI), Matthew Luckie (University of Waikato)
  • IMC 2020 held on Oct 27-29 in Pittsburgh, PA.
    General chair: Nicolas Christin (Carnegie Mellon University), Vyas Sekar (Carnegie Mellon University), Konstantinos Pelechrinis (University of Pittsburgh). Program chairs: Fabián Bustamante (Northwestern University), Nick Feamster (University of Chicago).
  • IMC 2019 held on the week of Oct 21 in Amsterdam.
  • General chair: Anna Sperotto (University of Twente), Roland van Rijswijk-Deij (University of Twente), Christian Hesselman (SIDN Labs & University of Twente). Program chairs: Robert Beverly (NPS), Phillipa Gill (UMass).
  • IMC 2018 held October 31- November 2 2018 in Boston, MA, USA.
  • General chair: Alan Mislove (Northeastern University), David Choffnes (Northeastern University), Christo Wilson (Northeastern University). Program chairs: Ben Y. Zhao (University of Chicago), Ethan Katz-Bassett (Columbia University).
  • IMC 2017 held November 1-3 2017 in London, UK.
  • Sponsors: NSF, COMCAST, CISCO, Akamai, Facebook. General chair: Steve Uhlig (Queen Mary University of London), Olaf Maennel (Tallinn University of Technology)
    Program chairs:Renata Teixeira (Inria), Geoff Voelker (UCSD)
  • IMC 2016 held November 14-16 2016 in Santa Monica, California, USA.
    Sponsors: NSF, Akamai, M-Lab, Comcast, Facebook, Verizon, ThousandEyes General chairs: John Heidemann (USC/ISI), Phillipa Gill (Stony Brook University)
    Program chairs:Ramesh Govindan (USC), John Byers (Boston University)
  • IMC 2015 held October 28-30, in Tokyo, Japan.
    Sponsors: NSF, Akamai, M-Lab, ThousandEyes, IIJ, Internet Society, Technicolor, Facebook General chairs: Kenjiro Cho (IIJ), Kensuke Fukuda (National Institute of Informatics)
    Program chairs: Vivek Pai (Google), Neil Spring (University of Maryland)
  • IMC 2014 held November 5-7, in Vancouver, Canada.
    Sponsors: NSF, Akamai, M-Lab, Verisign, Alcatel-Lucent, Facebook, Technicolor, ThousandEyes
    General chair: Carey Williamson (U. Calgary)
    Program chairs: Aditya Akella (UW-Madison), Nina Taft (Technicolor)
  • IMC 2013 held October 23-25, in Barcelona, Spain.
    Sponsors: NSF, Akamai, Telefonica, M-Lab, MPlane, ThounsandEyes, Technicolor
    General chair: Konstantina Papagiannaki (Telefonica Research)
    Program chairs: Krishna Gummadi (MPI-SWS), Craig Partridge (BBN Technologies)
  • IMC 2012 held November 14-16, in Boston, USA.
    Sponsors: NSF, Akamai, Microsoft Research, M-Lab, Cisco, Telefonica, Narus, ThousandEyes
    General chairs: Jim Kurose (UMass), John Byers (BU)
    Program chairs: Ratul Mahajan (Microsoft), Alex Snoeren (UCSD)
  • IMC 2011 held November 2-4, in Berlin, Germany.
    Sponsors: NSF, Endace, Akamai, At&T, Technicolor, HP, Telefonica, Narus, Sprint, IBM Research
    Local arrangements chair: Anja Feldmann, Steve Uhlig, Georgios Smaragdakis (TU Berlin/Deutsche Telekom Laboratories)
    Program chair: Patrick Thiran (EPFL), Walter Willinger (AT&T).
  • IMC 2010 held November 1-3, in Melbourne
    Sponsors: NSF, Google, NICTA, Akamai, HP, At&T, Technicolor, Intel, Telefonica
    Local arrangements chair: Darryl Veitch (University of Melbourne, Australia)
    Program committee chair: Mark Allman (ICSI)
    Technical program
  • IMC 2009 held November 4-6, in Chicago
    Sponsors: Endace, Akamai, AT&T, Intel, and the National Science Foundation.
    Local arrangments chairs: Yan Chen, Aleksandar Kuzmanovic, and Fabian Bustamante (Northwestern University).
    Program Chairs: Anja Feldmann (Deutsche Telekom Laboratory), and Laurent Mathy (Lancaster University).
    Technical program with accepted papers.
  • IMC 2008 held October 20-22, in Vouliagmeni, Greece.
    Sponsors: Thomson, Intel, Akamai, Cisco, Microsoft Research, and the National Science Foundation.
    Local arrangements chair: Christophe Diot (Thomson).
    Program chairs: Konstantina Papagiannaki (Intel Research) and Zhi-Li Zhang (University of Minnesota).
    Technical program with accepted papers.
  • IMC 2007 held October 24-26, in San Diego, CA, USA.
    Sponsors: Thomson, Intel, Sprint, and the National Science Foundation.
    Local arrangements chairs: Colleen Shannon (CAIDA).
    Program chairs: Constantine Dovrolis (Georgia Tech University) and Matt Roughan (University of Adelaide).
    Technical program with accepted papers.
  • IMC 2006 held October 25-27, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
    Sponsors: Thomson, Intel, Akamai, USENIX, and the National Science Foundation.
    Local arrangements chairs: Jussara Almeida and Virgilio Almeida, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).
    Attendees: 108
    Papers: 155 submissions, 34 accepted (22%); extended abstracts: 63 submitted, 15 accepted (24%); full papers: 92 submitted, 19 accepted (21%).
    Program chair: Paul Barford, University of Wisconsin (Madison).
    Technical program with accepted papers.
  • IMC 2005 held October 19-21, in Berkeley, CA, USA.
    Sponsors: Cisco, Intel, Microsoft Research, USENIX, National Science Foundation.
    Local arrangements chair: Nina Taft, Intel Research Berkeley.
    Attendees: 135
    Papers: 148 submissions, 36 accepted (24%); extended abstracts: 66 submitted, 14 accepted (21%); full papers: 82 submitted, 22 accepted (27%).
    Program chairs: Venkat Padmanabhan (Microsoft Research) and Darryl Veitch (University of Melbourne).
    Technical program with accepted papers.
  • IMC 2004 held October 25-27, 2004, in Taormina, Sicily, Italy.
    Sponsors: Cisco, IBM, Intel, Microsoft Research, USENIX, National Science Foundation.
    General Chair: Alfio Lombardo, University of Catania.
    Attendees: 109.
    Papers: 157 submissions, 38 accepted (24%); extended abstracts: 59 submitted, 19 accepted (32%); full papers: 98 submitted, 19 accepted (19%).
    Program chair: Jim Kurose, University of Massachusetts.
    Student travel grants: 18 awarded.
  • IMC 2003, held in Miami, Florida, USA.
    Sponsors: Cisco, Intel, Sprint, Microsoft Research, USENIX, National Science Foundation.
    Attendees: 114.
    Papers: 109 submissions, 33 accepted, of which 73 were full paper submissions with 19 accepted (26%).
    Program chair: Mark Crovella, Boston University.
    Student travel grants: 22 awarded.
  • IMW 2002, held in Marseille, France.
    Sponsors: Cisco, Sprint, AT&T, USENIX, Gemplex.
    Attendees: 103.
    Papers: 93 submissions, 41 accepted, of which 62 were full paper submissions with 15 accepted (24%).
    Student travel grants: 22 awarded.
  • IMW 2001 held in San Francisco, California, USA.
    Sponsors: netVMG, Sprint.
    Attendees: 60.
    Papers: 53 full paper submissions, 14 accepted (26%).

A Note About IMC's Sponsors

A primary reason IMC is able to keep registration rates low and enable many students to travel and attend the conference is due to the generosity of our many corporate sponsors and NSF's support of travel grants, for which we are grateful.

IMC Test of Time Award

The IMC Test of Time Award is given to papers that have had a significant impact on the field of network measurement since their publication.


For "Winners" please use the following link:

Steering Committee

  • John Byers, Boston University
  • Phillipa Gill, Google/University of Massachusetts -- Amherst
  • Ramesh Govindan, University of Southern California / Google
  • Georgios Smaragdakis, Delft University of Technology
  • David Choffnes, Northeastern University

EC members: 

  • Christophe Diot (SIG Conference Coordinator)

Steering Committee Past Members

  • Anja Feldmann, Max Planck Institute for Informatics (2018-2023)
  • Darryl Veitch, University of Technology Sydney (2015-2022)
  • Mark Allman, ICSI (2011 - 2021)
  • Olivier Bonaventure, Universite Catholique de Louvain (2017 - 2021)
  • Dina Papagiannaki, Google (2019 - 2021)
  • Ratul Mahajan, Microsoft Research (2014 - 2019)
  • Renata Teixeira, Inria (2009-2016)
  • Jim Kurose, U. Massachusetts (2012-2014)
  • Chen-Nee Chuah, University of California - Davis (2009-2014)
  • Paul Barford, University of Wisconsin (2007-2011)
  • Bruce Maggs, Duke University (2005-2010)
  • Nina Taft, Intel Research (2004-2008)
  • Kevin Jeffay, University of North Carolina(2005-2008)
  • Mark Crovella, Boston University (2004-2006)
  • Jennifer Rexford, AT&T Labs - Research (2001-2003)
  • Christophe Diot, Intel Research (2001-2004)
  • Vern Paxson, ICSI and LBNL (2001-2004)
  • Balachander Krishnamurthy, AT&T Labs - Research (2001-2005)