IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks
27-29 November 2018 – Verona, Italy


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.

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.

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.

The 3rd IEEE NFV-SDN Conference, 2017   Berlin, Germany // 6-8 November 2017.