IEEE PVE-SDN 2019 Call For Papers

Approaches, Analyses, and Performance Issues in Virtualized Environments and Software Defined Networking

Co-located with the IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft 2019), Paris, France

June 24, 2019


The emergence of software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) as two pillars of a new networking paradigm has led to design and deployment of elastic content- and service-delivery virtual networks on cloud-based data centres whose backbones consist of software-defined substrate physical networks. This dynamic, multi-layer architecture for network functions introduces new challenges in maintaining performance and quality of service for service providers, and requires new ideas and frameworks in performance measurement and network management. This workshop aims to bring together academic and industry researchers from software-defined ecosystems to identify and discuss technical challenges, state of the art techniques, and contemporary results related to performance analysis of SDN and NFV environments. Submissions are welcomed on a variety of topics including but not limited to:

  • Performance models for virtualized environments
  • Performance metrics in virtualized environments
  • Performance measurement in virtualized environments
  • Quality of Service and Quality of Experience in cloud-based networks
  • Content distribution in virtualized environments and software-defined networks
  • Resource-aware virtualisation and infrastructure as a service
  • Management of software-defined ecosystems
  • Service provider requirements
  • SDN/NFV Performance in Context of 5G
  • Performance of SDN data, control, and management planes
  • Design and assessment of efficient SDN northbound/southbound interfaces
  • Performance of multi-controller SDN deployments
  • Service function chaining performance evaluation
  • Performance of NFV orchestration solutions
  • Analysis of SDN and/or NFV systems
  • SDN/NFV in Context of BlockChains, and FinTech
  • Quantum devices and hybrid networks, quantum communications, QKD-compatible SDN

Prospective authors are invited to submit papers prepared using IEEE 2-column conference style with no more than 6 pages including figures and references.  All the accepted papers need to be presented at the workshop. They will be included in the workshop proceedings as well as IEEE Xplore.


Important Dates

Paper submission: March 01, 2019
Acceptance notification: March 22, 2019
Camera-ready submission: April 15, 2019
Workshop Date: June 24, 2019


Submission guidelines

The paper should be prepared using IEEE 2-column conference style (IEEE paper Template) with no more than 6 pages including figures and references. The PDF version of the paper should be then submitted using the official submission page:

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