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ICN 2017 : The Sixteenth International Conference on Networks


Conference Series : International Conference on Networking
When Apr 23, 2017 - Apr 27, 2017
Where Venice, Italy
Submission Deadline Dec 5, 2016
Notification Due Feb 20, 2017
Final Version Due Mar 15, 2017
Categories    networking   communication   management   computation

Call For Papers

ICN 2017, The Sixteenth International Conference on Networks

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Submission page:

SOFTNETWORKING 2017, The International Symposium on Advances in Software Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization

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Submission page:

Event schedule: April 23 - 27, 2017 - Venice, Italy


- regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]

- short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]

- ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]

- extended abstracts: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]

- posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]

- posters: slide only [slide-deck posted at]

- presentations: slide only [slide-deck posted at]

- demos: two pages [posted at]

- doctoral forum submissions: [in the proceedings, digital library]

Proposals for:

- mini symposia: see

- workshops: see

- tutorials: [slide-deck posed on]

- panels: [slide-deck posed on]

Submission deadline: December 5, 2016

Sponsored by IARIA,

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA Journals:

Print proceedings will be available via Curran Associates, Inc.:

Articles will be archived in the free access ThinkMind Digital Library:

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to, topic areas.

All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions, in terms of Regular papers, Posters, Work in progress, Technical/marketing/business presentations, Demos, Tutorials, and Panels.

Before submission, please check and comply with the editorial rules:

ICN 2017 Topics (for topics and submission details: see CfP on the site)

Call for Papers:



Communication theory; Communications switching and routing; Communications modeling; Communications security; Computer communications; Distributed communications; Signal processing in communications; Multimedia and multicast communications; Wireless communications (satellite, WLL, 4G, Ad Hoc, sensor networks); Vehicular communications

New Internet technologies

SDN, SDX, NFV; 4G/5G and advanced mobile Internet; Internet of X (everything, things, people, etc.); Internet, Virtualization and Cloud; Internet and Big Data; Sensing and sensor networks; Energy-aware networks; Content-oriented networking; Cellular cognitive networks; Future routing mechanisms


Next generation networks [NGN] principles; Storage area networks [SAN]; Access and home networks; High-speed networks; Optical networks; Peer-to-peer and overlay networking; Mobile networking and systems; MPLS-VPN, IPSec-VPN networks; Vehicular Networks; GRID networks, Cloud and Visualization; Broadband networks; Small cell networks; Sensing and sensor networks

Computation and networking

Cloud computing; Fog computing; Internet computing; Mobile computing; Ubiquitous computing; Real-time computing; Big data-based computing; Services computing and opportunistic computing; High Performance Computing (HPC); Fast data processing; Fast switching and routing protocols; Parallelization of algorithms and applications; Energy-efficient High Performance Computing

Networking metrics

Quality of service, service level agreement [QoS/SLA]; Reliability, availability, serviceabiliy [RAS]; Traffic engineering, metering, monitoring; Voice over IP services; Performance evaluation, tools, simulation; Network, control and service architectures; Network signalling, pricing and billing; Network middleware; Telecommunication networks architectures; On-demand networks, utility computing architectures; Applications and case studies

Next generation networks (NGN) and network management

NGN protocol design and evaluation NGN Standard Activities [ITU, TMF, 3/4/5GPP, IETF, etc.]; NGN Device Instrumentation; Network Management, scheduling and policy; NGN policy-based control; Networks policy-based management; Management of autonomic networks and systems; Delay tolerant networks; Mobility management

SOFTNETWORKING 2017 Topics (for topics and submission details: see CfP on the site)

Call for Papers:


Software Defined Networking (SDN): concepts, challenges and architectures

Control and Management in SDN; Network Operating Systems (NOS, ONOS) and virtualization in SDNs

Network Function Virtualization concepts, challenges and architectures (NFV, OPNFV)

SDN and NFV cooperation

SDN and NFV standardization

OpenDaylight (goals, platforms, interfaces and applications), OpenStack and SDN

SDN Controllers design and implementation

SDN Forwarding Elements design and implementation

OpenFlow and Southbound Protocols

Application programming interfaces for SDN

Forwarding plane abstractions, programmability, languages

Verification techniques and tools for SDN and NFV

Performance evaluation, optimization and isolation of the Data and Control Planes

SDN applications and use cases: Data-center/ clouds/ BigData; Service Provider Networks: dynamic service chaining, optical networks and transport, cellular/mobile, traffic management, resources and QoS management, WANs/carrier; Networks and support for clouds, virtualization of aggregation networks; Enterprise, home, sensors networks; Software Defined Wireless Networks (SDWN); SDN in mobile and 5G networks; SDN controlled vehicular networks; Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M communications

NFV applications and use cases: Home environment; Mobile Core&IMS, mobile base stations; Fixed access networks; CDNs; NFVIaaS, VNFaaS, VNPaaS, VNF Forwarding Graphs

Reliability, resiliency and fault management in SDN and NFV

Security and privacy and in SDN and NFV

Data and Control Plane scalability, inter-operability

Autonomic (self) management technologies in SDN and NFV

SDN/NFV architecture versus Content delivery and oriented networks, Information Centric Networking

Operators and Service Providers business and deployment perspective on SDN and NFV

Planning and Deployment of SDN/NFV technologies and applications in operational networks


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SOFTNETWORKING 2017 Committee:

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