Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization Performance

IEEE PVE-SDN 2023 Call for Papers

On Performance Evaluation of Next Generation Virtualized Environments and Software-Defined Networks

co-located with the IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft 2023), Madrid, Spain, 19-23 June 2023.

The 5th PVE-SDN workshop aims to explore potential challenges and solutions for the goal of provisioning network performance in next generation virtualized and software-defined network environmentsThe 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 centers 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/quality of experience (QoS/QoE) 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 and state of the art techniques from the perspective of providing and maintaining the expected services, 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, metrics and measurements for virtualized networking environments
  • Performance evaluation/analysis in Edge-to-cloud continuum
  • Performance of AI-enabled SDN
  • Performance of Digital twins
  • Performance evaluation/analysis in Programmable networks
  • NFV in 5G/6G networks
  • Performance of Metaverse
  • Containers, microservice architectures, serverless computing, and edge-to-cloud continuum
  • Network Softwarization for supply chain and e-commerce
  • SD-WAN, technologies for programmable data plane, and resource orchestration
  • Performance models, metrics and measurement for virtualized environments
  • Quality of Service and Quality of Experience in next generation SDN
  • Content distribution in virtualized environments and software-defined networks
  • Resource-aware virtualization and infrastructure as a service
  • Management of software-defined ecosystems
  • High-Precision and Qualitative Communication Services
  • SDN/NFV Performance in Context of 5G
  • 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
  • Role of virtualization and software defined environment in enhanced governance and    digital transformation
  • Policy paradigms related to software defined environments

Prospective authors are invited to submit full-length papers, with up to six pages for technical content including figures and possible references in IEEE format. All the accepted papers need to be presented at the workshop. They will be included in the workshop proceedings as well as IEEE Xplore.

Submission Guidelines

Prospective  authors  are  invited  to  submit  papers  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  submitted through EDAS:

Important dates:

Paper submission: April 02, 2023

Acceptance notification: April 21, 2023

Camera-ready submission: April 28, 2023

For more information, please feel free to contact the chair at [email protected]