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VMS 2014 : VMS 2014 - First International Workshop on Virtualized Multimedia Services


When Sep 11, 2014 - Sep 11, 2014
Where Oxford, UK
Submission Deadline May 30, 2014
Notification Due Jun 22, 2014
Final Version Due Jun 30, 2014
Categories    cloud computing   virtualization   network function virtualizatio   mobile multimedia services

Call For Papers

First International Workshop on Virtualized Multimedia Services (VMS)

held in conjunction with NGMAST 2014, September 10-12, 2014, Oxford, UK

Date: September 11, 2014

Workshop URL:

Paper Submission Deadline: May 30, 2014

Paper Submission Website:

Proceedings published by IEEE CPS and IEEE Xplore
(as part of NGMAST2014 proceedings)

Topics of interest for the Workshop

Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) are emerging paradigms that aim at increasing the flexibility of network infrastructures.
The first playground for these innovative solutions were cloud datacenters, due to the compelling need of addressing the challenges raised by the management of large numbers of virtualized resources in multitenant environments.
However, SDN and NFV will also play a role in core, access and customer networks, as the growing interest of Telecom operators for such technologies demonstrate.
For example ETSI's document on NFV use cases lists Customer Premises Equipments (CPEs) and Provider Edge routers (PEs) as possible targets for the implementation of NFV, as well as other uses of NFV for virtualizing network functions in core networks (e.g. EPC) and IMS.
By making the network controllable by logically centralized software entities, SDN aims at playing a key role for enabling the creation of virtualized network infrastructures on-demand (a feature usually referred to as Network-as-a-Service, NaaS).
The proper combination of these concepts will lead to virtualization of IMS functions, as well as to the virtualization of Home Networks and of Content Delivery Networks (CDNs).
This Workshop aims at collecting and present recent developments and trends in the area of Virtualized Multimedia Services, i.e. multimedia services offered to residential or mobile users through the adoption of SDN and/or NFV solutions.

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

- Network Function Virtualization for Multimedia Services
- Virtualized functions in IMS networks
- Virtualized functions for residential home gateways
- Multimedia delivery in Software Defined Networks
- Combined use of NFV and SDN for network virtualization
- The role of SDN in service chaining
- VNPaaS and VNFaaS service models
- Network as a Service
- CDN as a Service
- Software Defined Networking for Mobile Multimedia Services
- Use of SDN in Mobile Clouds
- Mobile Cloud Networking and Multimedia Services
- Cloud Computing and NFV convergence
- SDN/NFV Testbeds
- SDN/NFV and Open Source
- SDN/NFV in 5G
- Standardization efforts

Workshop Co-Chairs:
Roberto Canonico, Universita' di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Antonio Manzalini, Telecom Italia, Italy
Khalid Al-Begain, University of South Wales, UK

Technical Program Committee (TPC):
Pedro Andres Aranda Gutierrez, Telefonica I+D, Spain
Roberto Bifulco, NEC Laboratories Europe, Germany
Gonzalo Camarillo, Ericsson Research, Finland
Bruno Chatras, Orange, France
Pasquale Donadio, Alcatel-Lucent, Italy
Andreas Mauthe, Lancaster University, UK
Edmundo Monteiro, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Nicholas Race, Lancaster University, UK
Simon Pietro Romano, Universita' di Napoli Federico II, Italy
Stefano Salsano, Universita' di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
Wenyu Shen, NTT, Japan

Important Dates
Paper Submission: 30 May 2014
Acceptance Notification: 22 June 2014
Camera-Ready Submission: 30 June 2014
Author/Early Registration: 30 June 2014
Workshop Date: 11 September 2014

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