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SDN on Optics 2013 : IEEE Globecom Workshop on Software-Defined Networking (SDN) on Optics a Control: Plane for Emergent Optical Networks


When Dec 9, 2013 - Dec 13, 2013
Where Atlanta, GA, USA
Submission Deadline Jul 7, 2013
Notification Due Sep 1, 2013
Final Version Due Oct 1, 2013
Categories    optical network   network virtualization   software-defined networking   optical network elements

Call For Papers

Update on June 28, 2013
The Globecom Workshops committee has agreed to extend the submission deadline to July 7th, 2013. Pushing the deadline beyond this will not be possible without jeopardising the review process, so this must be firm and final.

IS EXTENDED TO: July 7, 2013
and this is a Firm Deadline

This is a kind notification that the paper submission deadline for: IEEE GLOBECOM 2013 Workshop - Software-Defined Networking (SDN) & Optics: a Control Plane for Emerging Optical Networks

IEEE Globecom Workshop on

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) on Optics:

a Control Plane for Emerging Optical Networks

Atlanta, GA, USA

Call for papers

IEEE Globecom Workshop on “Software-Defined Networking (SDN) on Optics: a Control Plane for Emerging Optical Networks”


Software defined networking or SDN is defined as a control framework that supports the programmability of network functions and protocols by decoupling the data plane and the control plane, which are currently integrated vertically in most network equipment. The SDN technology allows network operators to manipulate logical map of the network and create multiple co-existing network slices independent of the underlying transport technology and network protocols. Furthermore, the separation of control plane and data plane makes the SDN a suitable candidate for end-to-end network service delivery. Enabling SDN at the optical layer can potentially facilitate application specific network slicing at optical layer, coordination of higher network layers and application with optical layer. It can also provide a unified control plane platform for integration of packet and optical switched networks for access, metro and core network segments.

This full day workshop explores the state-of-the-art, the potentials and the possible applications of software defined networks and OpenFlow framework empowered by optics. The workshop brings together technical contributions ranging from control plane technologies and networking techniques to techno-economic evaluations and market implications. The workshop includes a lively panel and audience debate to discuss and deepen the opinions of researchers, carriers, operators, device, and equipment vendors.

Potential audiences include: university faculty, graduate students-Engineers, managers of vendors and operators, policy makers and market/technology analysts.


The workshop include SDN and optics related topics, but are not limited to:

• SDN architecture

• OpenFlow and other enabling protocols

• SDN for Flexible grid optical networks

• Virtualized Networks and Clouds

• SDN-based mobile backhaul architecture

• SLA and QoS assurance in SDN

• SDN standardization

• SDN for carrier and data center networks

• SDN as a new platform for businesses

• SDN devices or sub-systems in optical networks

• Software-defined optical transmission technologies

• Software-defined multi-layer or multi-domain optical networks

• Software-defined converged fixed and mobile aggregation/metro networks

• Protection/restoration strategies in SDN

• Green technologies in SDN

• Emerging next-generation optical transport and enabling technology

• Optical bandwidth virtualization and multilayer integration

• Techno-economic analysis

• Market expectations including operators’ view

• Experiments and field trials


Full-day workshop. We solicit high-quality contributions from both academia and industry that report on advances and open issues on SDN/OpenFlow for optical networks. Submitted papers will be peer-reviewed. Invited presentations from industry experts may be included to ensure that the scope of the program spans the whole range of topics involved. The workshop will conclude with a panel to foster discussions.

Submission Guideline

Paper Submission guidelines are available at the GC’13 authors' guideline page:

Paper submission through EDAS system:

Important Dates

Submission deadline: June 25th, 2013

Peer Review: July1, 2013 – August 20, 2013

Acceptance notification: September 1, 2013

Camera ready: October 1, 2013

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