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.
The 2017 IEEE NFV-SDN conference is the third edition of this IEEE conference series and the first event held in Europe. The highly successful 2016 edition attracted more then 140 participants from telecommunication and virtualisation industry and academia. Information about the previous events are available at the following websites.
Previous IEEE NFV-SDN Conferences:
The 1st IEEE NFV-SDN Conference, 2015 San Francisco, Ca., USA // 18-21 November 2015
The 2nd IEEE NFV-SDN Conference, 2016 Palo Alto, Ca., USA // 7-9 November 2016.