[hpc-announce] CFP - 2nd IEEE Workshop on Orchestration for Software-Defined Infrastructures (O4SDI-2)

Walter Cerroni walter.cerroni at unibo.it
Tue Jun 14 13:31:47 CDT 2016

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     2nd IEEE Workshop on
     Orchestration for Software-Defined Infrastructures (O4SDI-2)

     To be held in conjunction with the
     2016 IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software
     Defined Networks (IEEE NFV-SDN 2016)

     November 7, 2016 - Palo Alto, California, USA




     Paper submission deadline:  July 15, 2016
     Acceptance notification:    September 16, 2016
     Camera-ready papers:        October 7, 2016


     Paper submissions are handled on-line through the EDAS system:




     The current industry trend of convergence between computing and
     networking eco-systems clearly shows that software will play an
     unprecedented dominant role also in future communication environments.
     Computing, storage, and connectivity services, as well as any other
     present and future application instances, will be deployed in the form
     of virtualized assets within a software-defined infrastructure running
     on top of general-purpose processing and communication hardware, all
     managed and made available under the cloud “As A Service” paradigm.
     This technological convergence and infrastructure sharing between the
     computing and communication systems portend a scenario with a “fog” of
     micro-clouds composed of generalized virtual functions providing both
     applications and network services that supplement those deployed in
     traditional cloud datacenters.

     The Second IEEE Workshop on Orchestration for Software-Defined
     Infrastructures (O4SDI) addresses the challenges that will facilitate
     orchestration and programmability of generalized virtual functions in
     Software Defined Infrastructures (SDI), enabling cloud and network
     providers to deploy integrated services across different resource
     domains. Orchestration mechanisms will facilitate the live deployment
     and lifecycle management of these virtual elements, at the application
     level, the server level, and the network level within a single domain
     and across multiple domains. Without such orchestration it will not
     be possible to enable dynamic establishment of generalized virtual
     function chains, according to service requirements.

     These challenges of orchestration are many-fold, with many open
     questions that need to be addressed in the areas of:
       -  network "softwarization," which requires unified management of
          computing, storage, and network resources for the effective
          deployment, lifecycle management, and run-time configuration of
          generalized virtual functions;
       -  abstraction models and open standard interfaces, needed for
          assuring vendor interoperability;
       -  adaptation and optimization mechanisms, which must be enforced at
          global and/or local level for coping with user demand, application
          requirements, resource unavailability, etc.

     O4SDI aims at providing an international forum for researchers and
     practitioners from academia, industry, network operators, and service
     providers to discuss and address the challenges deriving from such
     emerging scenario where systems, processes, and workflows used in both
     computing and communications domains are converging.



     Due to the highly interdisciplinary scope of the workshop,
     contributions are expected from both computing and network-oriented
     research communities, with the aim of facilitating discussion, cross-
     fertilization and exchange of ideas and practices, and successfully
     promote innovative solutions toward a real programmatic use of software-
     defined infrastructures as a whole. Contributions that discuss lessons
     learnt and best practices, describe practical deployment and
     implementation experiences, and demonstrate innovative use-cases are
     especially encouraged for presentation and publication.

     We are particularly interested in papers that cover, but are not
     limited to, the following topics:
       -  single domain and cross domain orchestration issues
       -  integrated network and computing resource control and management
       -  control and abstraction of heterogeneous networks
       -  orchestration in SDN/NFV
       -  run-time orchestration
       -  orchestration for next-generation IP and optical networks
       -  orchestration in 5G networks
       -  QoS/QoE in software-defined infrastructures
       -  orchestration for high-availability and resilience in
          software-defined infrastructures
       -  intent-based orchestration
       -  dynamic service composition and delivery
       -  network programmability for service chaining
       -  software engineering and operating systems techniques applied
          to orchestration
       -  description, specification, and abstraction languages
          for orchestration
       -  optimal orchestration algorithms
       -  context-aware orchestration
       -  functional architectures of orchestrating elements
       -  testbed experiments on orchestrations
       -  performance evaluation of orchestration elements
       -  standardization issues in orchestration



     Stuart Clayman, University College London, UK - s.clayman at ucl.ac.uk
     Walter Cerroni, University of Bologna, Italy - walter.cerroni at unibo.it
     Barbara Martini, CNIT, Pisa, Italy - barbara.martini at cnit.it
     Federica Paganelli, CNIT, Firenze, Italy - federica.paganelli at cnit.it


     To be announced soon



     Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality, original technical
     papers for presentation at the workshop and publication in the O4SDI
     Proceedings and IEEE Xplore. Papers must be written in English,
     unpublished and not submitted elsewhere. Full papers must be formatted
     as the standard IEEE double-column conference template. All final
     submissions should have a maximum paper length of six (6) printed pages
     (10-point font), including figures, without incurring additional page

     To be published in the Workshop Proceedings and to be eligible for
     publication in IEEE Xplore, at least one author of an accepted paper is
     required to register and present the paper at the workshop. The IEEE
     reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the
     conference (including 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).

     For additional author guidelines, please refer to:


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