[hpc-announce] IEEE NFV-SDN 18: Call for Papers

Kurt Tutschku tutschku at mac.com
Thu Jun 7 09:19:19 CDT 2018

My apologies for cross-posting. The deadline is coming up.
Best regards,

IEEE Conference on Network Functions Virtualization & Software Defined Networks
November 27th–29th, 2018, Verona, Italy
The 2018 IEEE Conference on Network Functions Virtualization and Software Defined Networking (IEEE NFV-SDN) will be held in November 27th to 29th, 2018 at in Verona, Italy. The 2018 IEEE NFV-SDN conference understands itself as one accelerator of the continuous exchange on the latest ideas, developments and results between all ecosystem partners in the academia and industry area. The conference is highly encouraged to foster discussion on new approaches as well as dedicated work on missing aspects for improvements of NFV and SDN enabling architectures, algorithms, frameworks and operation of virtualized network functions and infrastructures.

*** Scope ***
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networks (SDN) are an accepted evolution in all areas of network concepts and technologies. They are expected to further radically and dramatically transform not only telecommunication networks, campus, enterprise and data centers networks, but accelerate the introduction of smart cities/homes/cars/businesses and green infrastructures. Currently, NFV and SDN are in the transition phase from development into first trials, evaluation and early deployments, too.
A major impact for the rapid adoption is the shift to openness and knowledge exchange during the transition process. Open source software and hardware development, the convergence of IT and telco development and alignment of operation processes as well as integration of latest research results in algorithms, hardware design, etc. together with a continuous competition of the best ideas for acceptance in the community has supported the widespread acceptance of NFV and SDN.

*** Topics of interests ***
- NFV and SDN Architectures, Infrastructure and Elements
-- Emerging improvements including Network Slicing and unikernel paradigm
-- Impact of “open X”
-- Improvements in design of forwarding elements, e.g. switches/routers, wireless systems
-- Optimizing NFV infrastructures including  hardware acceleration technologies
- NFV and SDN Operations
-- Dynamic license management, autonomics, machine learning, monitoring, resiliency, fault management and self-healing
-- Security and isolation impacts of virtualization technologies
-- 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
-- Costs of migration of application containers and workloads
-- 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
-- Comparative studies on different virtualization technologies
-- 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

*** Call for Submissions ***
2018 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:
- June 12th, 2018: Full paper submission deadline
- July 8th, 2018: Demo / tutorial / panel proposal submission deadline
- July 22nd, 2018: Acceptance notification tutorials
- July 31st, 2018: Fast-track paper submission deadline
- Aug 15th, 2018: Acceptance notification full papers
- Aug 28th, 2018: Workshop paper submission deadline
- September 20th, 2018: Acceptance notification (fast-track papers, demo papers, workshop papers)
- October 7th, 2018: Camera-ready papers
Call for Demos, Call for Tutorials and Call for Workshop are pubslished separately, details can be found on the conference website http://www.ieee-nfvsdn.org/

*** Authors and submission guidelines ***
Prospective authors are invited to submit original full technical or fast-track papers for publication in the IEEE NFV-SDN 2018 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. Accepted 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 pages (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 https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=24789
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 recommend that authors check both calls for papers before submitting. Submissions should be uploaded on https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=24789

To be published in the IEEE NFV-SDN 2018 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 2018 Conference Proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore®.

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). 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; 
Qiong Zhang, Fujitsu Labs of America, USA; 
Fabrizio Granelli, University of Trento, Italy

Demo Co-Chairs: 
Andreas Kassler, Karlstad University, SE; 
Sandra Scott-Hayward, Queen's University Belfast, UK

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

Tutorial Co-Chairs: 
Tetsuya Nakamura, CableLabs, USA; 
Walter Cerroni, Univ. Bologna, IT

Publicity Co-Chairs: 
Kurt Tutschku, BTH, SWE; 
Seungwon Shin, KAIST, KR;

Keynote Chair: 
Larry Horner, Intel, USA; S
tefan Schmid, University Vienna, AT

Panel Chairs: 
Wolfgang John, Ericsson, SWE

Patronage Chair: 
Don Clarke, CableLabs, USA

Publication Chairs: 
José Soler, DTU, DK

Local Arrangement Co-Chair: 
Riccardo Bassoli, University Trento, DE; 
Damiano Carra, University Verona, IT

Web Chair:  
Vida Ahmadi Mehri, BTH, SE

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

Registration / Budget: 
Charles Cook, CenturyLink, USA

Barbara Martini, CNIT, IT

IEEE Staff: 
Tina Gaerlan, IEEE Comsoc, USA; 
Melissa Torres, IEEE Comsoc, USA

Bruce Worthman, IEEE Comsoc, USA

*** Steering Committee ***
James Won-Ki Hong, POSTECH, Korea
Nelson Fonseca, U. Campinas, Brazil
Steven Wright, AT&T USA
Dan Pitt, MEF, USA
Diego Lopez, Telefonica, Spain
Kohei Shiomoto, TCU, Japan
Kurt Tutschku, BTH, Sweden
Prosper Chemouil, Orange Labs, France

Kurt Tutschku
tutschku at mac.com

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