Call for Technical Session Papers
Paper submission deadline: December 2, 2019
Acceptance notification: March 9, 2020
Camera-ready paper: April 6, 2020
Over the years, software has become the core value provider in the telecommunications industry. Boosted by scientific breakthrough, continuous innovation and stringent requirements for new services, the telecommunication transformation is on track and filled with opportunities. The supporting technologies are maturing at great pace and softwarization is recognized as a major enabler by many standardization efforts and industrial initiatives.
This trend will be reflected in NetSoft 2020 in the various topics of interest under the theme “Bridging the gap between AI and network softwarization” and the conference will serve as a forum to discuss the latest advances in this area in both industry and academia.
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 following:
Programmable SDN and NFV: languages and architectures
Softwarized cloud, fog and edge infrastructures
Cognitive and autonomic networking
Network slicing and slice management
Mobility management in software networks
Policy-based and intent-based Networking
Centralized vs distributed control, management & orchestration
Abstractions and virtualization of resources, services and functions
Service Function Chaining
Container/microservice-based network functions
Efficient network/service monitoring in SDN/NFV
AI techniques to support network automation
Big data analytics for managing softwarized networks
QoS and QoE in softwarized infrastructures
Network softwarization for 5G
Network management at the edge for low-latency services
Cooperative multi-domain, multi-tenant SDN/NFV environments
Security, Safety, Trust and Privacy in virtualized environments
SDN switch/router architecture and design
Dynamic resource discovery and negotiation schemes
Lifecycle management of network software
DevOps methodologies for network softwarization
Debugging and introspection of software-defined systems
Softwarized platforms for Internet of Things (IoT)
Energy efficient and green software-defined infrastructures (SDI)
Transition strategies from existing networks to SDN/NFV
New value chains and service models enabled by softwarization
Socio-economic impact and regulations for softwarization
Resilience, reliability, and robustness of softwarized networks
Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers for presentation at the conference and publication in the NetSoft 2020 Proceedings. All submissions must be written in English and must use standard IEEE two-column conference template that can be downloaded from https://www.ieee.org/conferences/publishing/templates.html.
Technical Papers can be of two types: Full papers or Short papers, up to 9 pages and 5 pages respectively, including tables, figures and references. Full papers accepted as short papers will be required to be reduced to 5-pages length.
Papers submitted should describe original, previously unpublished research results, not currently under review by another conference or journal. All submitted papers will be reviewed.
Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process and all manuscripts must be electronically submitted through EDAS: https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=25363.
Important: NetSoft 2020 is enforcing a strict publication and no-show policy as stated by IEEE. By submitting a contribution, you agree with the terms of the publication and no-show policy as mentioned here.
Tim Wauters, Ghent University – imec, Belgium
Mohamed Faten Zhani, ÉTS, Canada
Walter Cerroni, University of Bologna, Italy