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IEEE NFV-SDN 2017 : IEEE Conference on Network Functions Virtualization & Software Defined Networks


When Nov 6, 2017 - Nov 8, 2017
Where Berlin, Germany
Submission Deadline May 15, 2017
Notification Due Jun 15, 2017
Final Version Due Sep 15, 2017
Categories    nfv   cloud   network virtualization   SDN

Call For Papers

IEEE NFV-SDN 2017 - Extended Deadline

IEEE Conference on Network Functions Virtualization & Software Defined Networks

November 6th-8th, 2017, Berlin, Germany


The 2017 IEEE Conference on Network Functions Virtualization and Software Defined Networking (IEEE NFV-SDN) will be held in November 6th to 8th, 2017 at the Fraunhofer Forum in Berlin, Germany. In addition to the latest NFV and SDN concepts and mechanisms, the 2017 IEEE NFV-SDN conference will focus on first operational results related to virtualized networks functions (VNFs) as well as describing new applications of VNFs which smarten networks and their usage.

*** Scope ***

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networks (SDN) enable rapid network and service innovation for all participants in the ecosystem. NFV enables network capacity and functionality to be decoupled, allowing network functions to be dynamically deployed whenever they are required and wherever they can be hosted. SDN allows programmability of the NFV networking infrastructure to support the deployment of new network functions in a variety of environments including telecommunications networks, campus and enterprise networks, and data centers. The dramatic industry transformation implied by NFV and SDN will not only impact computing platforms and network architectures, but will also open up new avenues of research. Further, these technologies will accelerate the deployment of new capabilities to enable smart cities/homes/cars/businesses and green infrastructures. And we will see new types of user interfaces and physical system realizations. In addition to the latest NFV and SDN concepts and mechanisms, the 2017 IEEE NFV-SDN conference will focus on first operational results related to virtualized networks functions (VNFs) as well as describing new applications of VNFs which smarten networks and their usage.

*** Topics of interests ***

The IEEE NFV-SDN conference brings together researchers from around the world to share ideas that can impact the evolution and operation of NFV and SDN technologies. We encourage submission of innovative work on NFV and SDN. The following is a non-exhaustive list of topics:

- NFV and SDN Architectures

-- Advances in Control planes, forwarding abstractions and programmability paradigms

-- Analysis of combined control plane architectures

-- Emerging improvements including Network Slicing and hierarchical controllers

- NFV and SDN Infrastructure and Elements

-- Improvements in design of forwarding elements, e.g. switches/routers, wireless systems

-- Optimizing NFV infrastructures includinghardware acceleration technologies

- NFV and SDN Operations

-- Dynamic service function chaining/orchestration and traffic steering

-- Dynamic license management, autonomics, machine learning, monitoring, resiliency, fault management and self-healing

-- Security impacts

-- Advanced tools for automated design, deployment, validation and management

-- Application of machine learning and big data analytics to manage virtualized networks

- Performance Analysis and Optimization

-- Data/control plane performance, interoperability and scalability studies

-- Resource dimensioning and optimization (e.g. cloud-native design), workload isolation and tradeoffs

-- Design guidelines for modularity, scalability, high availability and interoperability (e.g. container and micro services implementations)

- Results and Evaluations in Application Scenarios

-- Usage scenarios such as SD-WAN, IoT, Smart Grid, Smart Cities, etc.

-- Improvements in future communication infrastructure enabled by SDN and NFV including RAN, evolution to 5G, public, private and hybrid clouds

-- Operations experience (e.g. lab. and field trial results)

-- New commercial models and ecosystems enabled by NFV and SDN

*** Call for Submissions ***

2017 IEEE NFV-SDN will feature technical paper presentations, tutorials and demos. Additionally, topical workshops will be co-located so various call for proposals are issued. Deadlines are as follows:

- April 1st, 2017: Workshop proposal deadline

- May 15th, 2017: Full paper submission deadline (extended)

- June 1st, 2017: Demo / tutorial / panel proposal submission deadline

- June 15th, 2017: Fast-track paper submission deadline

- June 15th, 2017: Acceptance notification (full papers)

- August 30th, 2017: Acceptance notification (fast-track papers, tutorials, demo)

- September 15th, 2017: Camera-ready papers

Call for Demos, Call for Tutorials and Call for Workshop are published separately, details can be found on the conference website

*** Authors and submission guidelines ***

Prospective authors are invited to submit original full technical or fast-track papers for publication in the IEEE NFV-SDN 2017 Conference Proceedings and for presentation in the technical sessions. We solicit submission of high-quality full papers reporting original and novel research results on all above topics. Papers must be written in English, unpublished and not submitted elsewhere. Full papers must be formatted as the standard IEEE double-column conference template

FULL TECHNICAL PAPERS should have a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pag-es (10-point font), including figures, without incurring additional page charges (maximum 1 additional page with over length page charge of USD100 if accepted). Papers exceeding 7 pages will not be accepted at EDAS.Submissions should be uploaded on

FAST-TRACK PAPERS: In addition, we welcome fast-track papers from the research community up to four (4) pages in length (10pt font); max. one additional page with over length page charge of USD100 if accepted. These papers should focus more on recent and newly-developing results. FAST-TRACK papers will be reviewed with a more open mind towards the scope of evaluation or breadth of topics compared to longer papers. We rec-ommend that authors check both calls for papers before submitting. Submissions should be uploaded on

To be published in the IEEE NFV-SDN 2017 Conference Proceedings and to be eligible for publication in IEEE Xplore, an author of an accepted paper is required to register for the conference at the FULL (member or non-member) rate and the paper must be presented by an author of that paper at the conference.For authors with multiple accepted papers, one FULL registration is valid for up to 3 papers. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the IEEE NFV-SDN 2017 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®.

The IEEE reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference (in-cluding its removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference. Papers are reviewed on the basis that they do not contain plagiarized material and have not been submitted to any other conference at the same time (double submission). These matters are taken very seriously and the IEEE Communications Society will take action against any author who engages in either practice.

*** Organizing Committee ***

General Chair: Kurt Tutschku, BTH, SWE

Technical Program Co-Chairs: Mario Kind, Deutsche Telekom AG, DE; Rudra Dutta, NCSU, USA; Selcuk Uluagac, FIU, USA

Tutorial Co-Chairs: Dilip Krishnaswamy, IBM, India; Tetsuya Nakamura, CableLabs, USA

Demo / Poster Co-Chairs: Ram Krishnan, Dell, USA (TBC); Wolfgang John, Ericsson, SWE

Workshop Chairs: Evangelos Markakis, TEI of Crete, GR; George Xilouris, NCSR Demokritos, GR

Local Arrangement Chair: Thomas Magedanz, FOKUS, DE

Publicity Co-Chairs: Christian Makaya, IBM, USA; Daniel King, Lancaster Univ., UK; Ying-Dar Lin, NCTU, Taiwan

Keynote Chair: Larry Horner, Intel, USA; James Kempf, Ericsson, USA

Panel Chairs: Larry Horner, Intel, USA; Don Clarke, CableLabs, USA

Patronage Chair: Don Clarke, CableLabs, USA

Publication Chairs: Christian Sieber, TU Munich, DE; Walter Cerroni, Univ. Bologna, IT

Webmaster: Vida Ahmadi Mehri, BTH, SE

Technical Co-Sponsorships Chair: Steven Wright, AT&T, USA

Registration / Budget: Charles Cook, CenturyLink, USA

Secretary: Qiong Zhang, Fujitsu Labs of America, USA

IEEE Staff Contact: Melissa Torres, IEEE Comsoc, USA; Bridget Erlikh, IEEE Comsoc, USA

Treasurer: Bruce Worthman, IEEE Comsoc, USA

*** Steering Committee ***

Nelson Fonseca, U. Campinas, Brazil

Steven Wright, AT&T USA

Dan Pitt, MEF, USA

Diego Lopez, Telefonica, Spain

Kurt Tutschku, BTH, Sweden

Prosper Chemouil, Orange Labs, France

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