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

Call for Papers

The IEEE NFV-SDN conference brings together researchers from around the world to share ideas influencing the evolution and operation of NFV and SDN technologies. We encourage submission of innovative work on NFV and SDN. This is a non-exhaustive list of topics:

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