• Paper Registration: October 2, 2005, 11PM EDT (North America)
  • Paper Submission: October 9, 2005, 11PM EDT (North America) (HARD deadline)
  • Author Notification: December 9, 2005
  • Camera Ready: Feb 17th, 2006.

The sixth Passive and Active Measurement conference will be held March 30-31, 2006 in Adelaide, Australia. 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, for the first time, an award will be given at PAM 2006 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. 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 2006 is fresh and interesting, we are soliciting short papers. Unlike in previous years, authors are asked for full papers and not extended abstracts. No additional space will be given once a paper has been accepted.

Papers must be submitted in the Springer LNCS format and must not exceed 10 pages. Formatting guidelines are available here.

The paper registration and submission site is now available. If you have problems, please contact Mark Allman (

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

PAM would like to thank ARC Communications Research Network (ACoRN) for sponsoring the proceedings, National ICT Australia (NICTA) for sponsoring the prize for best paper, AARNET for providing Internet access, and Intel as major sponsor for the conference.