IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks
6-8 November 2017 – Berlin, Germany

Call for Papers

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 including hardware 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