The 2nd IEEE NFV-SDN conference, which will take place in Palo Alto, California, invites proposals for one full-day or two half-day workshops to be held on Nov 7, 2016 at the start of the main technical program. The scope of the workshops is to complement the main conference program with forums for exchange of technical expertise, development, integration and standardization efforts on particularly focused areas of interest within the frame of the NFV-SDN. Proposals from industry and academia are welcome.
The topics considered but not limited to, include:
- SDN and NFV Security challenge
- Portability and benchmarking of Virtual network functions
- Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) synergy with NFV and SDN
- Machine learning for NFV Management and Orchestration
- NFV-SDN deployment cases across vertical sectors
Each IEEE NFV-SDN workshop proposal in a single PDF file must include:
Name and abbreviation of the workshop
Names, addresses, and a short bio of the workshop organizers (i.e OC chairs)
A brief description of the technical focus addressed by the workshop and the motivation.
Technical Program Committee (TPC) and/or Organizing Committee (OC) roster.
The planned format of the workshop, including a strategy to facilitate lively and interactive discussions.
Publicity and advertising plan to attract paper submissions and attendees.
A draft of 1-page “Call for Papers (CfP)” including title, description, topics and important dates.
Submitted Workshop proposals should not exceed TWO pages and should be submitted via email to workshops-NFVSDN@comsoc.org.
Workshop proposal submission: April 10, 2016
Notification of acceptance: April 25, 2016
Workshop Paper Submission: May 30, 2016
Notification of Acceptance: September 7, 2016
Camera-ready Submission: Octomber 7, 2016
Steven Wright, AT&T, USA
Evangelos Markakis, TEI of Crete, GR
George Xilouris, NCSR Demokritos, GR
IEEE NetSoft 2016 Demonstrations
The 2nd IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization
6-10 June 2018, Seoul, Korea
CALL FOR DEMONSTRATIONS
The IEEE conference on Network Softwarization symposium, NetSoft, invites
demonstration proposals on networking software related research prototypes. As
a high-profile, leading edge forum for researchers and engineers in the field
of networking software, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function
Virtualization (NFV), NetSoft 2016 offers a unique opportunity to demonstrate
innovative and leading edge networking software prototypes, engage with highly
skilled technical audience, and discuss emerging technologies with key thought
Demonstrations showcasing working systems, innovative applications, ground
breaking ideas, and novel concepts related to networking software are welcome.
In particular, we are seeking the following types of contributions without
implying any order of preference:
* Demonstrations from student authors related to the concepts presented in
* Demonstrations from authors whose contributions have been accepted in the
main conference and workshops
* Demonstrations from faculty and academic research groups related to NetSoft
2016 key topics
* Demonstrations from industrial researchers.
* Demonstrations from open source communities.
Prospective contributors are expected to turn in a demo proposal in the form of
a 2-page paper in IEEE conference double-column format, preferably incorporating
a demo system architecture illustration. Demo papers will be peer-reviewed and
accepted demo papers will be included in the electronic conference/workshops
proceedings bundle provided to Networks 2016 delegates and will be subsequently
submitted to IEEExplore. The paper should incorporate the following:
* Key networking concepts involved and what is demonstrated
* Prototype Illustrations
* Highlights of the innovation, ground breaking, novel ideas in the area of
* A crisp list of individual items that will be demonstrated.
* The list of technical requirements for the demonstration (power outlet,
The proposal may include additional documents like power points, etc., that
clarifies the demonstration. Demonstration proposal papers should be submitted
through electronic mail (E-mail) to email@example.com,
The NetSoft 2016 program committee will review the demonstration proposals for
acceptance, based on the following criteria:
* Significance of the research contribution in terms of innovation, novelty,
ground breaking in the area of networking software.
* Potential impact on the field of networking and more importantly on Network
* The specification of the list of individual items that will be clearly
* The clarity and the quality of the documentation provided along with the
The NetSoft 2016 program committee will send acceptance notifications to a
selected list of contributors no later than April 15th, 2016. The selected
contributors are required to submit camera-ready presentation document that
will be used for the demonstration by May 9th, 2016. This submission should
include the following documents:
* The original proposal document(s) incorporating any corrections and
clarifications required by the committee.
* Demonstration is expected to be within 20-30 minutes. Optionally, a power
point presentation document could be used as support for the demonstration.
* A detailed prototype description document that describes the demonstration
setup, hardware and software used, explanation of the theory involved,
description of the software architecture and design.
* An abstract of the detailed document that will be published in the conference
At least one author of each accepted proposal is required to register for the
NetSoft 2016 main conference and demonstrate their prototype at the specified
Submission deadline: April 15th, 2016
Acceptance notification: April 29th, 2016
Camera ready: May 9th, 2016
Sungwon Lee, KHU, Korea
Roberto Riggio, Create-Net, Italy
Noriaki Kamiyama, Osaka University, Japan
1st IEEE CONFERENCE ONNETWORK SOFTWARIZATION
Bridging Networking with IT, LONDON, U.K. – APRIL 13-17, 2015 http://site.ieee.org/netsoft/
CALL FOR PAPERS SCOPE: The IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft 2015) will be held April 13-17, 2015 in London, U.K. at the Cruciform Building of University College London (UCL). NetSoft 2015 will be the first of a series of annual events established as part of the IEEE Software-Defined Networks initiative of the IEEE Future Directions Committee to build an IEEE-wide community in this area across multiple IEEE societies and councils (http://sdn.ieee.org/about.html).
Software-Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and Software-Defined Clouds could be seen as different expressions of an overall transformation trend, which is deeply impacting Telecom and IT industries. This trend is also transforming several other Industries, in using ”softwarization” to optimize costs and processes and in bringing new values in infrastructures. In particular, SDN, NFV and network programmability are creating the conditions to re-invent network and cloud architectures, accelerate service deployment and facilitate infrastructure management. Accordingly, the theme of NetSoft 2015 is “Software-Defined Infrastructures for Networks, Clouds and Services”. NetSoft is intended to serve as the flagship IEEE forum for technical exchange on software defined infrastructures and services.
Paper Submission: December 15, 2014 Camera Ready Papers: March 13, 2015. Notification of Acceptance: February 15, 2015
GENERAL CO-CHAIRS: Prosper Chemouil, Orange Labs, France
George Pavlou, University College London, UK
TPC CO-CHAIRS: Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, Canada
Alex Galis, University College London, UK
IEEE SDN INITIATIVE CHAIR: Antonio Manzalini, Telecom Italia, Italy
For more information, please visit: http://site.ieee.org/netsoft/