IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization
25-29 June 2018 – Montreal, Canada
IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks
6-8 November 2017 – Berlin, Germany




***Call for Workshop Proposals***

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

Submission Guidelines

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

Important Dates:
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

General Chair:
Steven Wright, AT&T, USA

Workshop Co-Chairs:
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




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

their paper(s).


* 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.


Submission Guidelines


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:


* Title

* Abstract

* Description

* Key networking concepts involved and what is demonstrated

* Prototype Illustrations

* Highlights of the innovation, ground breaking, novel ideas in the area of

Networking Software.

* A crisp list of individual items that will be demonstrated.

* The list of technical requirements for the demonstration (power outlet,

space, etc.).


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,, and by April 29th, 2016.


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

demonstration proposal.


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



Important Dates


Submission deadline: April 15th, 2016

Acceptance notification: April 29th, 2016

Camera ready: May 9th, 2016


Demonstrations Co-Chairs


Sungwon Lee, KHU, Korea

Roberto Riggio, Create-Net, Italy


Noriaki Kamiyama, Osaka University, Japan



Bridging Networking with IT, LONDON, U.K. – APRIL 13-17, 2015

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 (

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

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