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SDNFlex 2015 : Workshop on Software-Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization for Flexible Network Management


When Mar 12, 2015 - Mar 13, 2015
Where Cottbus
Submission Deadline Oct 20, 2014
Notification Due Nov 26, 2014
Final Version Due Dec 10, 2014
Categories    SDN   nfv   networking   computer science

Call For Papers

SDNFlex 2015

Workshop on Software-Defined Networking and
Network Function Virtualization
for Flexible Network Management (SDNFlex)

Co-located with NetSys, March 9-13, 2015 - Cottbus, Germany

Call for Papers

Network management currently undergoes changes towards more flexible
network management. This trend is stimulated by Network Virtualization
and Software Defined Networks (SDN) that emerged in recent years.
These technologies allow networks to be run in a more flexible and
cost efficient manner, e.g., by increasing network resource
utilization and by decreasing operational costs. As an emerging topic,
Network Function Virtualization (NFV) allows even further flexibility
by migrating network functions (e.g., DHCP, PPPoE) from dedicated
hardware to virtual machines running on commodity hardware.
Virtualized network functions are appealing to network operators since
they can be migrated and flexibly adapted to current demands.

The newly achieved flexibility in network management, particularly for
NFV, opens a set of currently unresolved key questions concerning
i) reliability, ii) service orchestration iii) function placement, and
iv) performance. How to operate virtualized network functions in a
reliable manner by providing redundancy and load balancing? Can
virtualized network functions provide performance figures required for
network operations and how can such virtualized services be
benchmarked and compared? Where should network functions be placed to
optimize the network subject to different design criteria? How can
services be orchestrated? How can network monitoring be adapted to
such flexible networks? This workshop aims at addressing these and
similar questions in virtualized networks.

Topics of interest for submissions include, but are not limited to:

- SDN/NFV architectures, applications, and use cases
- Network monitoring and QoE
- Reliability of virtualized network functions
- SDN/NFV-based service orchestration
- SDN/NFV-based network deployment and management
- Business considerations and economic aspects
- SDN/NFV security
- Theoretical foundations of SDN/NFV networks
- Network Operating Systems and Languages
- SDN in Mobile and Wireless Networks
- Network Service Chaining

Important Dates:
* Submission: October 20, 2014
* Notification: November 26, 2014
* Camera-ready: December 10, 2014
* Workshop: T.B.A. (March 12 or 13, 2015)

Submission Guidelines:
All submissions must be original, unpublished, and not considered
elsewhere for publication. We invite submissions up to 5 pages long
(10pt font, double column, IEEE format), including text, figures and

IEEE LaTeX and Microsoft Word templates, as well as formatting
instructions, are available online:

Contributions should be submitted electronically as PDF. Detailed
information regarding the submission procedure will be available soon.

Each paper will undergo a thorough process of peer reviews by at least
three members of the technical program committee. All papers accepted
in the workshop will be included in the conference proceedings
(submitted to IEEE Xplore(R)). Submission implies that at least one
author will register and attend the workshop to present the
publication if the paper is accepted.

Organizing Committee:
* David Hausheer, TU Darmstadt, Germany
* Oliver Hohlfeld, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
* Thomas Zinner, Julius-Maximilian University Wuerzburg, Germany

Technical Program Committee:
* Marco Hoffmann (Nokia)
* Michael Jarschel (Nokia)
* Marcus Schoeller (NEC)
* Fabian Schneider (NEC)
* Bernhard Ager (ETH Zuerich)
* Gerhard Hasslinger (Deutsche Telekom)
* Phuoc Tran-Gia (Uni Wuerzburg)
* Stefan Schmid (TU Berlin / Telekom Innovation Laboratories)
* Marco Canini (Universite catholique de Louvain)
* Laurent Vanbever (Princeton University)
* Thomas Magedanz (TU Berlin / Fraunhofer FOKUS)
* Steven Latre (Uni Antwerpen)
* Dariusz Bursztynowski (Orange Poland)
* Wolfgang Kellerer (TU Muenchen)
* Andreas Wundsam (Big Switch, ICSI / UC Berkeley)
* Michael Menth (Uni Tuebingen)
* Dave Meyer (Brocade)
* Christian Esteve Rothenberg (CPqD - Campinas)
* Xenofontas Dimitropoulos (University of Crete & FORTH)
* Volker Hilt (Alcatel-Lucent Bell-Labs)

* Gesellschaft fuer Informatik (GI)

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