[hpc-announce] CFP - IEEE NetSoft 2017 - One week to paper submission deadline

Walter Cerroni walter.cerroni at unibo.it
Mon Jan 2 17:09:20 CST 2017

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IEEE NetSoft 2017

The 3rd IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization

3-7 July 2017, Bologna, Italy


"Softwarization Sustaining a Hyper-connected World: en route to 5G"


The 3rd IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft 2017)
will be held July 3 to 7, 2017 at the University of Bologna in Bologna, Italy.
IEEE NetSoft is the flagship conference of the IEEE SDN Initiative which aims
to address "Softwarization" of networks and systemic trends concerning the
convergence of Cloud Computing, Software-Defined Networks, and Network
Function Virtualization.

*** Scope ***
The telecommunications landscape will change radically in the next few years.
Pervasive ultra-broadband, programmable networks, and cost reduction of IT
systems are paving the way to new services and commoditization of telecommunications
infrastructure while lowering entrance barriers for new players and giving
rise to new value chains.
While this results in considerable challenges for service providers, this
transformation also brings unprecedented opportunities for the Digital Society
and the Digital Economy related to emerging new services and applications.
Examples include Tactile Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, Cloud Robotics,
and Artificial Intelligence. 5G will both exploit and accelerate this transformation.

NetSoft 2017 aims to capture the theme of "Softwarization Sustaining a
Hyper-connected World: en route to 5G" and serve as forum for researchers
to discuss the latest advances in this area.
NetSoft 2017 will feature technical paper, keynotes, tutorials, and demos
and exhibits from world-leading experts representing operators, vendors,
research institutes, open source projects, and academia.

*** Topics of interests ***
Authors are invited to submit papers that fall into the area of software-
defined and virtualized infrastructures. Topics of interest include,
but are not limited to, the following:

      - SDN and NFV as enabling technologies for 5G
      - From Cloud Computing to Edge-Fog Computing
      - 5G Functional Decomposition and Infrastructure slicing
      - 5G sustainable ecosystems: IoT, Industry 4.0, Pervasive Robotics,
      - Self-driving vehicles, Tactile Internet, Immersive Communications, Artificial Intelligence applications
      - Software Defined infrastructures for Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) network services
      - Service Function Chaining for NFV: Modeling, composition algorithms, deployment
      - Intent-based interfacing for NFV
      - SDN/NFV Network & Service Orchestration and Management
      - Management of federated SDN/NFV infrastructure and frameworks
      - Real time operations and efficient network/service monitoring in SDN/NFV
      - Performance and scalability issues in NFV implementation scenarios
      - Traffic Engineering and QoS/QoE in SDN/NFV
      - APIs, protocols and languages for programmable networks and
      - Software-Defined Infrastructure
      - SDN switch/router architectures/designs
      - SDN/NFV issues and opportunities for security, trust and privacy
      - Experience reports from experimental testbeds and deployment
      - Softwarized platforms for Internet-of-Things (IoT)
      - New value chains and business models

*** Call for Submissions ***
NetSoft 2017 will feature technical paper presentations, tutorials, demos and
exhibitions from world-leading service providers, vendors, research institutes,
open source projects, and academia. Additionally, topical workshops will be
co-located so various call for proposals are issued. Deadlines are as follows:

      - Technical Papers EXTENDED: January 9, 2017
      - Tutorial Proposals: January 15, 2017
      - Demo Proposals: February 15, 2017
      - Exhibition Proposals: March 15, 2017

*** Paper Submission ***
Authors are invited to submit original contributions (written in English) in PDF
format. Only original papers not published or submitted for publication elsewhere
can be submitted. Papers can be of two types: full (up to 9 pages) or short (up to
5 pages) papers. Full Papers accepted as short Papers will be required to be reduced
to 5-pages length. Papers should be in IEEE 2-column US-Letter style using IEEE
Conference template (http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html)
and submitted in PDF format via JEMS at:


Papers exceeding these limits, multiple submissions, and self-plagiarized papers
will be rejected without further review. All submitted papers will be subject to a
peer-review process.
Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and
submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases.

*** Important dates for Main Track***

      - Paper submission deadline:    January 9, 2017 EXTENDED
      - Acceptance notification:      March 6, 2017
      - Full Conference Paper:        April 10, 2017
      - Author registration:          April 10, 2017
      - Early-Bird Registration:      May 30, 2017

*** General Co-Chairs ***

      - Antonio Manzalini, Telecom Italia Mobile, Italy
      - Roberto Verdone, University of Bologna, Italy

*** TPC Co-Chairs ***

      - Franco Callegati, University of Bologna, Italy
      - Alexander Clemm, Sympotech, USA
      - Kohei Shiomoto, NTT Labs, Japan

*** Steering Committee Chair ***

      - Prosper Chemouil, Orange Labs, France

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