The IM/NOMS Steering Committee (NISC) coordinates the nomination and decision processes for the two prestigious awards presented at IM and NOMS to select individuals for their outstanding contributions to the network, system and service management community. The two awards are:


The DAN STOKESBERRY AWARD presented in memory of IM’97 Chair Dan Stokesberry at each International Symposium on Integrated Network Management (IM) to an individual who has made a particularly distinguished technical contribution to the growth of the field.

The recipients of the Dan Stokesberry award are:

1997: Robbie Cohen
1999: Morris Sloman
2001: Heinz-Gerd Hegering
2003: Aurel Lazar
2005: John Strassner
2007: Joe Hellerstein
2009: Raouf Boutaba
2011: George Pavlou
2013: James Won-Ki Hong
2015: Rolf Stadler
2017: Nikos Anerousis
2019: Olivier Festor
2021: Filip De Turck


The SALAH AIDAROUS AWARD presented in memory of NOMS’04 Chair Salah Aidarous at each International Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS) to an individual who has provided unremitting service and dedication to the IT and Telecommunications Network Operations and Management community.

The recipients of the Salah Aidarous Award are:

2004: Roberto Saracco
2006: Douglas N. Zuckerman
2008: Veli Sahin
2010: Masayoshi Ejiri
2012: Raouf Boutaba
2014: Prosper Chemouil
2016: Aiko Pras
2018: Mehmet Ulema
2020: Alexander Clemm

Nominations for these awards are to be submitted to the chair of the IM/NOMS Steering Committee (NISC) to no later than one month prior to IM for the Dan Stokesberry award and to NOMS for the Salah Aidarous award. Award presentations will be made at each IM and NOMS.

IEEE Fellows

IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.

List of recent fellows:

  • Filip De Turck, Ghent University-imec, Belgium (2021): for contributions to network resource management and adaptive service delivery
  • George Pavlou, University College London, UK (2018): for contributions to resource management and content-based networking
  • Deepankar (Deep) Medhi, University of Missouri-Kansas City and NSF, USA (2018):  for contributions to optimization and the design of computer communication networks
  • Yixin Diao, IBM TJ Watson, USA (2016): for contributions to modeling, optimization, and control of computing systems
  • Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, CA (2012): for contributions to network management methodologies and applications
  • Prosper Chemouil, Orange, France (2003): for contributions to the design and implementation of dynamic routing
    and traffic management systems in telecommunications networks

Young Professional Award

Young Professional Award is to recognize outstanding research contribution and leadership for young professionals in the field of network and service management.

The recipients of the Young Professional Award are:

  • 2014: Steven Latré
  • 2015: Carol Fung
  • 2016: Marinos Charalambides
  • 2017: Faten Zhani
  • 2019: Jérôme François
  • 2021: Daphné Tuncer, Shihabur Rahman Chowdhury

Best paper and best PhD research

BEST PAPER AWARD is presented at main conferences in the area of network and service management to authors of the best technical paper.
The recipients of the Best Paper Award are:

  • NOMS 2008: Artur Andrzejak (Zuse Institute, Berlin) and Luis Silva (University of Coimbra): Using Machine Learning for Non-Intrusive Modeling and Prediction of Software Aging
  • IM 2009: Carol J Fung, Jie Zhang, Issam Aib, Raouf Boutaba (University of Waterloo): Robust and Scalable Trust Management for Collaborative Intrusion Detection
  • NOMS 2010: Raphael M. Bahatia and Michael A. Bauer (University of Western Ontario): Towards Adaptive Policy-Based Management
  • IM 2011: Jun Li, Sharad Singhal, Ram Swaminathan, Alan Karp (HP Labs): Managing Data Retention Policies at Scale
  • NOMS 2012: Optimization for Time-driven Link Sleeping Reconfigurations in ISP Backbone Networks, Frederic Francois, Ning Wang, Klaus Moessner and Stylianos Georgoulas (University of Surrey, UK)
  • IM 2013:
    • Analysis of Content Charge by ISPs
      Noriaki Kamiyama, Ryoichi Kawahara (NTT, Japan)
    • Gateway Selection in Hybrid Wireless Networks through Cooperative Probing
      Bong Jun Ko (IBM T.J. Watson), USA), Sisi Liu (Broadcom, USA), Murtaza Zafer, Ho Yin Starsky Wong, Kang-Won Lee (IBM T.J. Watson, USA)
  • NOMS 2014:
    • (Best paper award)  Predicting Service Delivery Cost for Non-Standard Service Level Agreements, Yixin Diao, Linh Lam, Larisa Shwartz (IBM T.J. Watson Research), David Northcutt (IBM)
    • (Best student paper award) Design and Evaluation of Learning Algorithms for Dynamic Resource Management in Virtual Networks, Rashid Mijumbi, Joan Serrat, Juan Luis Gorricho (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya), Maxim Claeys, Filip De Turck, Steven Latré (University of Antwerp – iMinds)
  • IM 2015
    • (Best paper award) Detecting Performance Interference in Cloud-Based Web Services, Yasaman Amannejad, Diwakar Krishnamurthy, Behrouz Far (University of Calgary, Canada)
    • (Best student paper award) Piecing Together the NFV Provisioning Puzzle: Efficient Placement and Chaining of Virtual Network Functions, Marcelo Caggiani Luizelli, Leonardo Bays, Luciana Buriol, Marinho Barcellos, Luciano Paschoal Gaspary (UFRGS, Brazil)
  • NOMS 2016
    • A Minimum Spanning Tree-Based Approach for Reducing Verification Collisions in Self-Organizing Networks:  Tsvetko Tsvetkov, Janne Ali-Tolppa, Henning Sanneck and Georg Carle
  • IM 2017
    • (Best paper award) Using Residual Resource Consumption to Resample Top-k Monitoring Reports Thomas Gschwind (IBM Research – Switzerland), Metin Feridun (IBM Research – Switzerland)
    • (Best student paper award) Energy-Efficient Resource Allocation and Provisioning for In-Memory Database Clusters Karsten Molka (Imperial College London – Great Britain), Giuliano Casale (Imperial College London – Great Britain)
  • NOMS 2018
    • (Best paper award) Melting the snow: Using active DNS measurements to detect Snowshoe spam domains Andreas Olivier van der Toorn (University of Twente – The Netherlands), Roland van Rijswijk-Deij (University of Twente – The Netherlands), Bart Geesink (University of Twente – The Netherlands), Anna Sperotto (University of Twente – The Netherlands)
    • (Best student paper award) Efficient placement of edge computing devices for vehicular applications in smart cities Gopika Premsankar (Aalto University – Finland), Bissan Ghaddar (University of Waterloo – Canada), Mario Di Francesco (Aalto University – Finland), Rudi Verago (IBM Research – Ireland)
  • IM 2019
    • (Best paper award) Performance Prediction in Dynamic Clouds using Transfer Learning Andreas Johnsson (Ericsson Research – Sweden), Farnaz Moradi (Ericsson Research – Sweden), Rolf Stadler (KTH The Royal Institute of Technology – Sweden)
    • (Best student paper award) Optimized Placement of Scalable IoT Services in Edge Computing Adyson Maia (Universidade Federal do Ceará – Brazil), Yacine Ghamri-Doudane (University of La Rochelle – France), Dario Vieira (EFREI – France), Miguel Franklin de Castro (Universidade Federal do Ceará – Brazil)
  • NOMS 2020
    • (Best paper award) P4 Switch Code Data Flow Analysis: Towards Stronger Verification of Forwarding Plane Software Karine Birnfeld (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul – Brazil), Diogo Campos da Silva (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul – Brazil), Weverton Cordeiro (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul – Brazil), Breno Bernard Nicolau de Franca (University of Campinas – Brazil)
    • (Best student paper award) Load Migration in Distributed SDN Controllers Mohammad Amin Beiruti (University of Toronto – Canada), Yashar Ganjali (University of Toronto – Canada); Value of Information based Optimal Service Fabric Management for Fog Computing Filippo Poltronieri (University of Ferrara – Italy), Mauro Tortonesi (University of Ferrara – Italy), Cesare Stefanelli (University of Ferrara – Italy), Niranjan Suri (University of Ferrara – Italy), Alessandro Morelli (Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition – USA)

The IM/NOMS BEST PHD DISSERTATION AWARD is presented to students who have recently completed their thesis and performed outstanding research.
The recipients of the best Ph.D. Dissertation Award are:

  • NOMS 2008: Maitreya Natu (University of Delaware, USA): Application of adaptive probing for fault diagnosis in computer networks (Advisor: Adarshpal S. Sethi)
  • IM 2009: Alberto Gonzalez Prieto (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden): Adaptive Real-Time Monitoring for Large-Scale Networked Systems (Advisor: Rolf Stadler)
  • IM 2011: Jointly awarded to:
    • Fetahi Wuhib (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden): Distributed Monitoring and Resource Management for Large Cloud Environments (Advisor: Rolf Stadler)
    • Clarissa Marquezan (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil): On the Investigation of the Joint Use of Self-* Properties and Peer-To-Peer for Network Management (Advisor: Lisandro Z. Granville)
  • NOMS 2012: Steven Latré  (Ghent University – imec, Belgium): Autonomic QoE Management of Multimedia Networks (Advisor: Filip De Turck)
  • IM 2013: Jointly awarded to:
    • Carol Fung (University of Waterloo, Canada): Design and Management of Collaborative Intrusion Detection Networks (Advisor: Raouf Boutaba)
    • Adetokunbo Makanju (Dalhousie University, Canada): Exploring Event Log Analysis with Minimum Apriori Information (Advisors: Nur Zincir-Heywood, Evangelos Milios)
  • IM 2015: Amir Nahir (Technion, Israel): Resource Allocation and Management in Cloud Computing (Advisor: Danny Raz)
  • NOMS 2016: Misbah Uddin (KTH, Sweden): A Bottom-Up Approach to Real-Time Search in Large Networks and Clouds (Advisor: Rolf Stadler)
  • IM 2017: Vaibhav Bajpai (TU Munich – Germany): Understanding the Impact of Network Infrastructure Changes using Large-Scale Measurement Platforms (Advisor: Juergen Schoenwaelder)
  • NOMS 2018: Michael Seufert (University of Wuerzburg – Germany): QoE and access traffic management of HTTP adaptive video streaming (Advisor: Phuoc Tran-Gia)
  • IM 2019: Andreas A. Blenk (Technische Universität München – Germany): Towards Virtualization of Software-Defined Networks: Analysis, Modeling, and Optimization (Advisor: Wolfgang Kellerer)
  • NOMS 2020: Jessica Steinberger (Central Office for Information Technology in the Security Sector – Germany): Distributed DDoS defense: A collaborative approach at internet scale (Advisors: Anna Sperotto and Aiko Pras)