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

In conjunction with
The Fourth IEEE International Conference on Software Defined Systems (SDS-2018)
Barcelona, Spain. April 23-26, 2018

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 2018) 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 Second 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

    Gregorio Martinez Perez, University of Murcia, Spain

Technical Program Co-chairs

    Zilong Ye, California State University, Los Angeles, USA

    Cristina Cervelló-Pastor,Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain

Steering Committee

    Luís Veiga, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

    Ahmed E. Kamal, Iowa State University, USA

    Cristina Cervelló-Pastor,Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain

    Zilong Ye, California State University, Los Angeles, USA

    Gregorio Martinez Perez, University of Murcia, Spain

Publication and Publicity Co-chairs

    Guillaume Ruty,Cisco Systems, Telecom ParisTech

    Sandra Sendra, Universidad de Granada, Spain

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
  • Submission Date: February 10th, 2018 (Firm Deadline)

    Paper Submission

  • February 20th, 2018

    Author's Notification

  • March 5th, 2018

    Camera-ready paper submission

  • March 5th, 2018

    Registration Deadline

Submission Instructions

Papers selected for presentation will appear in the FMEC Proceedings, which will be published by the IEEE Computer Society and be submitted to IEEE Xplore for inclusion. Papers must be 6 pages in IEEE format, 10pt font using the IEEE 8.5" x 11" two-column format, single space, A4 format. All papers should be in PDF format, and submitted electronically at Paper Submission Link. A full paper must not exceed the stated length (including all figures, tables and references). Submitted papers must present original unpublished research that is not currently under review for any other conference or journal. Papers not following these guidelines may be rejected without review. Also submissions received after the due date, exceeding length limit, or not appropriately structured may also not be considered. Authors may contact the Program Chair for further information or clarification. Papers should be submitted electronically by the deadline to