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

Call for Workshop Proposal

The 4th IEEE NFV-SDN conference, which will take place in Verona, invites proposals for one full-day or two half-day workshops to be held on Nov 27, 2018 at the start of the main technical program.  The scope of the workshops is to complement the main conference program with forums for exchange of technical expertise, development, integration and standardization efforts on particularly focused areas of interest within the frame of the NFV-SDN. Proposals from industry and academia are welcome.

The topics considered but not limited to, include:

  • Network Slicing in 5G Systems
  • Advances in Network Services Chain
  • SDN and NFV Security challenges
  • Portability and benchmarking of Virtual network functions
  • Edge Computing synergy with NFV and SDN
  • Machine learning for NFV Management and Orchestration
  • NFV-SDN deployment cases across vertical sectors
  • Validation and Verification of Network Services and VNFs




Each IEEE NFV-SDN workshop proposal in a single PDF file must include:

  • Name and abbreviation of the workshop
  • Names, addresses, and a short bio of the workshop organizers (i.e OC chairs)
  • A brief description of the technical focus addressed by the workshop and the motivation.
  • Technical Program Committee (TPC) and/or Organizing Committee (OC) roster.
  • The planned format of the workshop, including a strategy to facilitate lively and interactive discussions.
  • Publicity and advertising plan to attract paper submissions and attendees.
  • A draft of 1-page “Call for Papers (CfP)” including title, description, topics and important dates.

Submitted Workshop proposals should not exceed TWO pages and should be submitted via email to

General Chair

Kurt Tutschku, BTH, SWE



Evangelos Markakis, TEI of Crete, GR  

George Xilouris, NCSR Demokritos, GR



Workshop proposal submission:         April 15, 2018
Notification of acceptance:                 April 29, 2018
Workshop Paper Submission:            July 8, 2018
Notification of Acceptance:                July 31, 2018
Camera-ready Submission:               September 30, 2018