Special Session: Network Softwarization

  • In recent years, the heterogeneity and variability of Internet applications has increased significantly. Today, the network is no longer the transport network as it was previously known. Video streaming accounts for a large portion of all Internet traffic, and Internet telephony and video conferencing systems have become part of our daily lives. At the same time, the Internet of Things seeks to surpass all previous expectations of the number of devices, and smartphones and tablets are contributing to the ever-increasing demands on networks. In addition, the proliferation of all types of media hubs also increases the adoption and development of video games, upcoming virtual reality applications, 360 ° videos, and more. On the technical side, this leads to new paths in the direction of network softwarization, analytics, big data, and automated machine learning techniques in cloud and mobile networks.

    This special session seeks contributions providing new methods for network softwarization, dynamic networking, troubleshooting in 5G e.g. through SDN and NFV.

    Industry Endorsement: We would like to actively support your submissions, and promote industry comments on submissions. Therefore, we have staffed our TPC with industry representatives. We want to promote cooperation between industrial partners and science this year. The goal is that new partners might emerge through the discussion during the paper identification phase and the paper submission phase, which will allow and foster collaboration.

    :: The session will host both invited and contributed papers covering, but not limited to, the following topics:
    • Network Softwarization: Architectures, Applications and Use cases
    • Softwarization in Data Centers
    • Theoretical foundations of Softwarization
    • Service orchestration and management
    • Network controller design and placement
    • Performance evaluation and Simulation
    • Standardization efforts
    • APIs, Interfaces, OpenFlow and Softwarization languages
    • Cloud-Edge-Fog Computing
    • Tools for Development, Testing and Debugging
    • Experimental studies and approaches
    :: Session Organization Committee
    • Florian Wamser, University of Würzburg, Germany (Chair)
    • Roberto Bruschi, Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT), Genova, Italy (Chair)
    :: Submission
    All authors should prepare full versions of papers in Microsoft Word (DOC) or Portable Document Format (PDF). Papers must be limited to six pages, including text, references, tables and figures, and should be submitted online via https://www.edas.info/newPaper.php?c=24007&track=88348. All papers should be prepared according to the IEEE standard template.
    :: Publication
    All accepted papers will be published in the ICCE 2018 Conference Proceedings, while papers accepted for oral presentation will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore®. The proceedings of ICCE series will be submitted to be listed in Conference Proceeding Citation Index (CPCI) of Thomson Reuters.
    :: Important Dates
    • Extended submission deadline January 26th, 2018 Feb. 23rd, 2018, March 16th, 2018
    • Acceptance notification: April 6th, 2018May 04th, 2018
    • Registration and camera-ready version: May 4th, 2018May 22nd, 2018
    • Conference date: July 18th – 20th, 2018
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