ICC 17 – SDN-NFV SAC Track – Paris 2017





Call for Papers:
SDN-NFV Track in SAC Symposium 2017

IEEE International Conference on Communication (ICC 2017)

21-25 May 2017

Paris, France



Symposium Co-Chairs:


Latif Ladid, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Dr. Maria Rita Palattella, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Dr. Ridha Soua, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Dr. Antonio Manzalini, Chair, IEEE SDN Initiative, Italy

Scope and Motivation:

SDN-NFV are still in the standardisation process with different stakeholders (SDOs, Fora’s and Initiatives) not yet converging.

The New IP Agency (NIA) is taking an industry approach by setting an interoperability platform for all Telecom, ISPs and vendors

to peer-test and interoperate with each to create a defacto standard.  In any case, this is a field still wide open for research and

pilot testing work to open up its potential. There is need to exploit high levels of management and increased network agility in

software-based deployment. This will impact all network architectures including IoT, Big data, Optical, Edge and Openstack-based

cloud and future 5G networks by greatly easing service deployment and smoothening infrastructure management.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

– Network Softwarization for 5G

– Softwarized Openstack-based cloud infrastructures

– Softwarized edge cloud infrastructures

– Softwarized platforms for Internet-of-Things (IoT)

– Softwarized networks for Big Data applications

– Software-defined optical transport networks

– Energy efficient and green SDI

– SDN-NFV Mobility/Security/Privacy/Safety support

– IPv6-based SDN-NFV/Cloud/IoT inflections

– Traffic Engineering and QoS/QoE in SDN/NFV
– Interoperability of SDI with Legacy Infrastructures
– Centralized vs Distributed control of SDN/NFV-based systems
– Policy-based management in SDN/NFV
– SDN switch/router architectures/designs
– Resource management and Orchestration for SDN/NFV-based systems
– Modeling, representation, composition algorithms, and deployment for Service Function Chains
– Efficient network and service monitoring for SDN/NFV
– Transition strategies from existing networks to SDN/NFV
– Management of federated SDN/NFV infrastructures
– Debugging and introspection of software-defined virtualized
– APIs, protocols and languages for programmable networks and SDI (Software-Defined Infrastructures)
– Abstractions and Virtualization of resources, services and functions in SDN and NFV
– Availability and resilience of virtualized software-defined systems
– Verification/Auditing tools for softwarized systems

– Experience reports from experimental testbeds and deployments
– New service models and paradigms enabled by Softwarization
– Socio-economic impact and regulatory implications for Softwarization




  • Paper submission: 14 October 2016
  • Paper acceptance notification: 27 January 2017
  • Camera-Ready Papers Due: 24 February 2017



Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical contributions for presentation at the conference and publication

in the IEEE ICC 2017 Proceedings and IEEE Xplore.

Papers must be registered on EDAS and submitted in PDF format. Detailed submission instructions are available at the conference website: