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

Authors

Instructions for Authors of Accepted Papers

Authors of the accepted papers are requested to submit the final version of their manuscript by:

  • October 7, 2018 for full papers.

Final papers can be prepared and submitted following these steps:

 

Step 1 – Prepare your final paper

  • Accepted papers should be revised to address as much as possible the reviewers’ comments and suggestions.
  • Any changes to the paper title must be approved by the TPC Chairs, and no changes to the author list will be allowed.
  • Do not add page numbers and headers/footers to the paper.
  • The page limits for final papers are:
    • six (6) pages for full papers and workshop papers
    • four (4) pages for fast-track papers
    • two (2) pages for demo papers

including figures, tables, and references. However, authors can pay USD 100 for one additional page.

Step 2 – Verify that the PDF file of your final paper is compatible with the IEEE Xplore publication requirements

  • Use PDF eXpress to verify the PDF file of the paper for IEEE-compliance before submission. Papers that are not IEEE-compliant will not be included in the proceedings nor published.
  • Log in to the PDF eXpress web site: http://www.pdf-express.org
  • First-time users should do the following:
    • Select the “New Users – Click Here” link
    • Enter the following:
      • 44633X for the Conference ID
      • your email address
      • a password
    • Continue to enter information as prompted
    • An online confirmation will be displayed and an email confirmation will be sent verifying your account setup.
  • Previous users of PDF eXpress need to follow the above steps, but should enter the same password that was used for previous conferences. Verify that your contact information is valid.
  • The validated PDF obtained from PDF eXpress is the file that you must upload as a final version. It includes a label in the PDF metadata that certifies the compatibility with IEEE Xplore.

 

Step 3 – Sign the Copyright Form for each paper

  • Authors of each accepted paper must fill and sign the IEEE eCopyright Form.
  • The electronic copyright form can be accessed via EDAS (http://edas.info), by selecting the “My Papers” tab, then selecting the paper title, and finally clicking on the “+” sign corresponding to the “copyright form” field.

 

Step 4 – Register to the conference

  • 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.

 

Step 5 – Upload Your Final Paper

  • The final paper should be uploaded via EDAS (http://edas.info).
  • Please double check the information that you provide during submission, including title of the paper, abstract, name, affiliation, and e-mail address of the authors.

 

 

If you have any questions on creating and/or submitting the camera-ready paper, please contact the publication co-chair:

Juhoon Kim, Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany – j.kim@telekom.de

Author &  Submission guideline

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 papers reporting original and novel research results on all topics. Papers must be written in English, unpublished and not submitted elsewhere. All papers must be formatted as the standard IEEE double-column conference template.

Full Technical Paper

Final Full Technical Paper submissions 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 http://edas.info/

Fast-Track Papers

In addition to the instructions above, we welcome fast-track papers from the research community up to four (4) pages in length (10-point font), including figures, without incurring additional page charges (maximum 1 additional page with over length page charge of USD100 if accepted).

Fast-track papers should focus more on recent and newly-developing results. They 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/types of papers before submitting. Submissions should be uploaded on http://edas.info/ 

Workshop Papers

Prospective authors are invited to submit original workshop papers for publication in the IEEE NFV-SDN 2018 Conference Proceedings and for presentation in the technical sessions. We solicit submission of high-quality papers reporting original and novel research results on the conference topics. Papers must be written in English, un- published and not submitted elsewhere. They must be formatted as the standard IEEE double-column conference template.

Workshop papers may be up to five (5) pages in length (10pt font); max. one additional page with over length page charge of USD100 if accepted.

General Requirements

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.