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

Call for Tutorials

The 4th IEEE NFV-SDN conference, which will take place in Verona, Italy, invites proposals for two half-day and one full-day tutorials to be held on November 27th, 2018, prior to the main technical program. Tutorials should serve one or more of the following objectives: Introduce students and newcomers to major topics of NFV and SDN research; Provide instruction on established practices and methodologies; Survey a mature area of NFV and SDN research and/or practice; Motivate and explain an NFV and SDN topic of emerging importance; Introduce expert non-specialists to an NFV and SDN research area.

Suggested topics to be considered include, but are not limited to:

  • Applications enabled by NFV & SDN technologies
    • SD-WAN, IoT, content acquisition and delivery, AR/VR
  • NFV and SDN Infrastructure design
    • Cloud-Native design principles
    • Serverless computing
      • Network slicing, dynamic resource allocation
      • High performance switching and data plane optimization
      • Low latency computing at the network edge
      • Benchmarking and performance testing
      • Autonomics enabling dynamic network reconfiguration
      • Fault management and self-healing
      • Security and resilience
    • NFV and/or SDN related information modelling, data modelling
    • Hands-on with open source software tools


Please submit your IEEE NFV-SDN tutorial proposal directly to the Tutorial Co-Chairs (contact information below). Each submission should include:

  • Title of the tutorial
  • Length of the tutorial (Half-day or Full-day) and expected total time
  • Names, addresses, and a short biography (up to 200 words) of the instructors
  • A description of the technical issues that the tutorial will address, emphasizing its timeliness
  • An outline of the tutorial content, including a tentative schedule
  • Planned format of the tutorial, such as lecture or hands-on
  • If appropriate, a description of past versions of the tutorial, including number of attendees, etc.

Submitted tutorial proposals should not exceed 5 pages.


Tetsuya Nakamura:

Walter Cerroni:


Demo proposal submission:               July 8, 2018
Notification of Acceptance:                July 22, 2018