[nmrg] IEEE NetSoft 2018: Call for Papers

Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville <granville@inf.ufrgs.br> Tue, 05 September 2017 09:21 UTC

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|                    IEEE NetSoft 2018                   |
|        The 4th IEEE International Conference on        |
|                 Network Softwarization                 |
|         “Achieving smart network softwarization”       |
|            25-29 June 2018, Montreal, Canada           |
|                 http://ieee-netsoft.org                |

The  4th  IEEE   International   Conference   on   Network
Softwarization (NetSoft 2018) will be  held on June 25-29,
2018  at  Concordia  University  in Montreal, Canada. IEEE
NetSoft has  been created  as a flagship conference aiming
at  addressing  “Softwarization" of networks  and systemic
trends  concerning  the  convergence  of  Cloud Computing,
Software-Defined  Networking (SDN), and  Network  Function
Virtualization (NFV).

The  telecommunications  landscape  is  expected to change
radically  in   the  next   few  years.  Pervasive  ultra-
broadband, programmable networks, and cost reduction of IT
systems   are   paving  the   way  to  new  services   and
commoditization of telecommunications infrastructure while
lowering entrance barriers for new players and giving rise
to  new value  chains.  While this results in considerable
challenges for service providers, this transformation also
brings unprecedented opportunities for the Digital Society
and  the Digital Economy  related to emerging new services
and  applications.  Examples  include Tactile  Internet of
Things,  Industry  4.0,  Cloud  Robotics,  and  Artificial
Intelligence.  5G  will  both  accelerate and exploit this
huge  transformation, and  as such, smart networking  with
embedded  AI  techniques leveraging NFV  and  SDN  becomes
essential.   This   will  be  made  possible  through  the
exploitation of massive  network data with  analytic tools
and machine learning, allowing for proactive management of
softwarized infrastructures.

This  trend  will  be  reflected  in  NetSoft  2018 in the
various  topics  of  interest  under  the theme "Achieving
smart  network  softwarization"  and the  conference  will
serve  as a forum to discuss the  latest advances  in this

Topics of interest
Authors  are invited  to submit papers  that fall into the
area of software-defined and  virtualized infrastructures.
Topics  of interest  include,  but are not limited to, the

- Programmable SDN and NFV
- Softwarized cloud, fog, and edge infrastructures
- Cognitive and autonomic networking
- Network slicing and slice management
- Policy-Based Networking (PBN) and Intent-Based
  Networking (IBN) in Software-Defined Infrastructures
- Centralized vs Distributed control, management &
- Abstractions and virtualization of resources, services,
  and functions
- Service function chaining
- Container/microservice-based network functions
- Real-time operations and efficient network/service
  monitoring in SDN/NFV
- Analytics and big data approaches for managing
  softwarized networks
- QoS and QoE in softwarized infrastructures
- Resilience, reliability, and robustness of softwarized
- Mobility/Security/Safety/Trust support in virtualized
- SDN switch/router architecture and design
- APIs, protocols, and languages for programmable networks
- Lifecycle management of network software
- Debugging and introspection of software-defined
  virtualized systems
- Transition strategies from existing networks to SDN/NFV
- Softwarized platforms for Internet of Things (IoT)
- New service models and paradigms enabled by
- New value chains and business models 
- Socio-economic impact and regulatory implications for
- Energy efficient and green SDI
- Experience reports from experimental testbeds and

Call for Submissions
NetSoft 2018  will  feature technical paper presentations,
keynotes,  tutorials,  demos  and  exhibitions from world-
leading  experts  representing service providers, vendors,
research institutes,  open source projects,  and academia.
Additionally,  topical  workshops  will  be  co-located so
various call for proposals are issued. Deadlines are:

- December 1, 2017:  Technical Papers
- December 15, 2017: Workshop Proposals
- January 15, 2018:  Tutorial Proposals
- May 4, 2018:       Demo Proposals

Paper Submission
Authors  are  invited  to  submit  original  contributions
(written  in English) in PDF format.  Only original papers
not  published or  submitted for publication elsewhere can
be  submitted.  Papers can be of  two types: full (up to 9
pages)  or  short  (up  to 5 pages)  papers.  Full  Papers
accepted as short Papers will be required to be reduced to
5-pages  length.  Papers   should  be  in  IEEE   2-column
US-Letter   style  using  IEEE  Conference  template  (see
publishing/templates.html) and submitted in PDF format via
JEMS at: https://jems.sbc.org.br/netsoft2018.

Papers exceeding these limits,  multiple submissions,  and
self-plagiarized  papers will be  rejected without further
review.  All  submitted  papers will be subject to a peer-
review process.

Accepted  and presented  papers  will be  published in the
conference  proceedings  and submitted for publications to
IEEE Xplore.

Important dates for Main Track
- Paper submission deadline: December 1, 2017  
- Acceptance notification:   March 9, 2018 
- Full Conference Paper:     April 6, 2018

TPC Co-Chairs
- Chadi Assi, Concordia University, Canada
- Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville, UFRGS, Brazil
- Imen Grida Ben Yahia, Orange Labs, France 

General Co-Chairs
- Prosper Chemouil, Orange Labs, France
- Noura Limam, University of Waterloo, Canada