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6 November 2017 @ 8:00 - 7 November 2017 @ 17:00 CET

The 2017 IEEE Conference on Network Functions Virtualization and Software Defined Networking (IEEE NFV-SDN) will be held in November 6th to 8th, 2017 at the Fraunhofer Forum in Berlin, Germany. In addition to the latest NFV and SDN concepts and mechanisms, the 2017 IEEE NFV-SDN conference will focus on first operational results related to virtualized networks functions (VNFs) as well as describing new applications of VNFs which smarten networks and their usage.

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networks (SDN) enable rapid network and service innovation for all participants in the ecosystem. NFV enables network capacity and functionality to be decoupled, allowing network functions to be dynamically deployed whenever they are required and wherever they can be hosted. SDN allows programmability of the NFV networking infrastructure to support the deployment of new network functions in a variety of environments including telecommunications networks, campus and enterprise networks, and data centers. The dramatic industry transformation implied by NFV and SDN will not only impact computing platforms and network architectures, but will also open up new avenues of research. Further, these technologies will accelerate the deployment of new capabilities to enable smart cities/homes/cars/businesses and green infrastructures. And we will see new types of user interfaces and physical system realizations. In addition to the latest NFV and SDN concepts and mechanisms, the 2017 IEEE NFV-SDN conference will focus on first operational results related to virtualized networks functions (VNFs) as well as describing new applications of VNFs which smarten networks and their usage.

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

-NFV and SDN Architectures
-Advances in Control planes, forwarding abstractions and programmability paradigms
-Analysis of combined control plane architectures
-Emerging improvements including Network Slicing and hierarchical controllers
-NFV and SDN Infrastructure and Elements
-Improvements in design of forwarding elements, e.g. switches/routers, wireless systems
-Optimizing NFV infrastructures including  hardware acceleration technologies
-NFV and SDN Operations
-Dynamic service function chaining/orchestration and traffic steering
-Dynamic license management, autonomics, machine learning, monitoring, resiliency, fault management and self-healing
-Security impacts
-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
-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
-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
-Operations experience (e.g. lab. and field trial results)
-New commercial models and ecosystems enabled by NFV and SDN

Call for Submissions
2017 IEEE NFV-SDN will feature technical paper presentations, tutorials and demos. Additionally, topical workshops will be co-located so various call for proposals are issued. Deadlines can be found on the conference website.

Organising Committee
-General Chair: Kurt Tutschku, BTH, SWE
-Technical Program Co-Chairs: Mario Kind, Deutsche Telekom AG, DE; Rudra Dutta, NCSU, USA; Selcuk Uluagac, FIU, USA Tutorial Co-Chairs: Dilip Krishnaswamy, IBM, India; Tetsuya Nakamura, CableLabs, USA Demo / Poster Co-Chairs: Ram Krishnan, Dell, USA (TBC); Wolfgang John, Ericsson, SWE Workshop Chairs: Evangelos Markakis, TEI of Crete, GR; George Xilouris, NCSR Demokritos, GR Local Arrangement Chair: Thomas Magedanz, FOKUS, DE Publicity Co-Chairs: Christian Makaya, IBM, USA; Daniel King, Lancaster Univ., UK; Ying-Dar Lin, NCTU, Taiwan Keynote Chair: Larry Horner, Intel, USA; James Kempf, Ericsson, USA Panel Chairs: Larry Horner, Intel, USA; Don Clarke, CableLabs, USA Patronage Chair: Don Clarke, CableLabs, USA Publication Chairs: Christian Sieber, TU Munich, DE; Walter Cerroni, Univ. Bologna, IT
-Webmaster: Vida Ahmadi Mehri, BTH, SE
-Technical Co-Sponsorships Chair: Steven Wright, AT&T, USA Registration / Budget: Charles Cook, CenturyLink, USA
-Secretary: Qiong Zhang, Fujitsu Labs of America, USA IEEE Staff Contact: Melissa Torres, IEEE Comsoc, USA; Bridget Erlikh, IEEE Comsoc, USA
-Treasurer: Bruce Worthman, IEEE Comsoc, USA

Steering Committee
-Nelson Fonseca, U. Campinas, Brazil
-Steven Wright, AT&T USA
-Dan Pitt, MEF, USA
-Diego Lopez, Telefonica, Spain
-Kurt Tutschku, BTH, Sweden
-Prosper Chemouil, Orange Labs, France


6 November 2017 @ 8:00 CET
7 November 2017 @ 17:00 CET




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