Welcome to PAM 2012!

The organizing committee is excited to invite you to take part in the 13th Passive and Active Measurement conference will be held March 13-14th, 2012 in Vienna, Austria at Forschungszentrum Telekommunikation (FTW).

This year PAM is co-located with the COST Traffic Monitoring and Analysis (TMA) workshop, which will take place one day before the beginning of the conference on March 12th.

Conference Details

The PAM conference has in the past focused on research and practical applications of network measurement and analysis techniques. However this year PAM is broadening its scope based upon numerous trends in this area. The scope of network measurements today goes well beyond the traditional Layer-3 and encompasses measurements in any type of networked environment, networked applications, content distribution networks, online social networks, overlay networks, and more. Measurement technology is needed at all layers of the stack: for power profiling of hardware components, at the MAC/network/transport layers, as well as up the stack for application profiling and even to collect user feedback. Measurements technologies are being designed for the digital home, residential access networks, wireless and mobile access, enterprise, ISP and data center networks. In recognition of these trends, PAM is encouraging submission on a broad set of topics. We aim to understand the role that measurement techniques can play in networked environments and applications, across different l ayers, and how they can serve as critical building blocks for broader measurement needs. At the same time, PAM also continues with its original goal, to expand the techniques, tools and practical uses of network measurement technology. PAM seeks to bring together both the research and operation communities, and encourages submission of early stage research.
Original papers are invited, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Passive and Active Measurement Tools: Techniques, Design and Experience
  • Characterization studies of network usage and networked applications
  • Measurements of social networks, game networks and networked services at large.
  • Correlating measurements across multiple layers
  • Combining measurements from a network and end-terminals
  • Measurement oriented to End-user Perception and Quality of Experience
  • Measurements for Security and Privacy
  • Distributed and Inter-domain measurements
  • Network and System Troubleshooting using Measurements
  • Metrics and measurements of resilience and dependability
  • Measurement technology for software-based routers
  • Assessing Data Center Networks and Cloud Services
  • Measurements in Home Networks
  • Measurement Visualization
  • Deployment and operation of Measurement Infrastructure
  • New Measurement Initiatives
  • Reassessing Previous Measurement Methodology and Results
  • Performance Metrics and Traffic Analysis
  • Measurement Data Management


  • 2012-08-03: TMA 2012 proceedings are online
  • 2012-01-06: PAM program is online
  • 2012-01-06: TMA program is online
  • 2012-01-06: Hotel webpage has been updated
  • 2012-01-05: Social Event webpage has been updated
  • 2012-01-05: Registration webpage has been updated
  • 2011-11-03: TMA 2012 Madness Session, Call for Presentations
  • 2011-10-20: TMA 2012 Submissions are closed
  • 2011-09-24: TMA 2012 Submission deadlines have been extended
  • 2011-09-14: PAM 2012 Submissions are closed
  • 2011-09-03: TMA 2012 Submissions are open
  • 2011-09-01: PAM 2012 Submissions are open
  • 2011-08-20: Published PAM TPC members list
  • 2011-08-01: Published information on the conference venue
  • 2011-07-27: Added information for authors
  • 2011-07-25: the PAM Steering Committee has been published on the website
  • 2011-07-20: Published TMA TPC members list
  • 2011-07-18: TMA 2012 proceedings will be published in a LNCS volume
  • 2011-07-01: TMA 2012 is supported by COST
  • 2011-07-01: TMA 2012 website is online
  • 2011-07-01: PAM 2012 website is online

Important Dates

  • Conference: 13-14th March, 2012
  • Abstract Registration: September 7, 2011
  • Paper Submission: September 14, 2011
  • Notification of Decision: November 22, 2011
  • Camera Ready: December 22, 2011
  • Travel Grant Application:


General Chair Fabio Ricciato University of Salento and FTW
Program Chair Nina Taft Technicolor Research, Palo Alto (USA)
Local Arrangements Chair Philipp Svoboda TU Wien
Publicity Chair Antonio Pescapè University of Napoli, Federico II



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