The First IEEE international workshop on
Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualization

In conjunction with
The Fourth IEEE International Conference on Software Defined Systems (SDS-2017)
Valencia, Spain. May 8-11, 2017

The emerging networking techniques such as Software Defined Network (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) are promising a complete paradigm shift in how we manage our future networks. With their enormous benefits which include reducing the operational cost, better resources utilization and easier management requirements, the adoption of such technologies is gaining momentum. Supported by a well-defined basis such as network virtualization and the decoupling of the data and control planes, the integration of SDN and NFV with current systems might be a straightforward process. However, this might incur many challenges which require deep analysis to propose creative solutions. In the (SDN-NFV 2017) workshop, we are aiming to invite researchers from both the academia and the industry to present their state of the art research efforts and findings and to open the doors for discussion about how to contribute of the advancement of this important research field.

The First IEEE International workshop on Software Defined Network and Network Function Virtualization (SDN-NFV) will be a forum for scientists, researchers, students, and practitioners to present their latest research results, ideas, developments, and applications in the areas of SDN, NFV, 5G, Internet of Things (IoT) and Edge Computing . We are mainly interested in receiving state of the art work on different aspect of SDN and NFV management system, security and privacy, cloud computing and big data supported SDN and NFV, to mention but few.

The topics of interest for this workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Software Defined Network (SDN) Architectures and Design
  • Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Architectures and Design
  • SDN-NFV Integration
  • SDN-NFV Orchestration
  • SDN-NFV Based Control plane design
  • SDN-NFV Based Data plane design
  • SDN-NFV Performance Management
  • SDN-NFV support for Cloud based DataCenter
  • SDN-NFV support for 5G Networks
  • SDN-NFV support for Internet of Things (IoT)
  • SDN-NFV support for Big Data Computing
  • SDN-NFV support for large scale storage system
  • Hardware system design for SDN-NFV
  • SDN-NFV Security management
  • Radio Access Network virtualization
  • SDN-NFV in access networks
  • Edge and Fog Computing
  • Cloud Computing
  • Case studies

Organising Committee

General Co-chairs

    Ahmed E. Kamal, Iowa State University, USA

    Luís Veiga, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

Technical Program Co-chairs

    Zilong Ye, California State University, Los Angeles, USA

    Mohammad Fraiwan Jordan University of Science and Technology

Publication and Publicity Co-chairs

    Abdallah Khreishah, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA

    Elhadj Benkhelifa, Staffordshire University, UK

Technical Programme Committee

    Jingyuan Fan, SUNY Buffalo, USA

    Doan Hoang, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

    Huu-Nghi Nguyen, École Normale Supérieur de Lyon, France

    Gladys Diaz, Paris 13 University, France

    Zhanqi Xu, Xidian University, China

    Jian Kong, The University of Texas, Dallas, USA

    Yu Xiong, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

    Yongli Zhao, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

    Lingxia Liao, The University of British Columbia, Canada

    Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, Canada

    Gang Sun, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

    Abdulaziz Ghaleb, QU, Qatar

    Kohei Shiomoto, NTT, Japan

    Suleyman Eken, Kocaeli University, Turkey.

    Andy Rindos, IBM Research, USA

    Jianwu Wang, University of California, San Diego, USA

    Ahmed Bouridane, University of Northumbria, UK

    Mohamed Abdel-Maguid, University Campus Suffolk, UK

    Emmanuel Bertin, Orange Labs - France Telecom, France

Important Dates
  • March 6 , 2017 (Firm Deadline)

    Paper Submission

  • March 20, 2017

    Author's Notification

  • April 1st, 2017

    Camera-ready paper submission

  • April 1st, 2017

    Registration Deadline

Ready Camera submission and Registration Instructions

Please refer to the link below for detailed instructions to complete your registrations and Final Submissions

Workshop Program

SDN-NFV Detailed Technical Program