Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization Performance

Call for Papers

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

Co-located with the 10th IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization (IEEE NetSoft 2024) to be held in Saint Louis, MO, USA, from 24 June to 28 June, 2024.

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 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 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:

  • Design and assessment of efficient SDN architectures (interfaces, controllers etc)
  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence in SDN
  • Intent-based and Programmable SDN
  • Security issues in SDN and virtual environments
  • Applications and performance of SDN/NFV in 6G networks
  • Containers, microservice architectures, serverless computing, and edge-to-cloud continuum
  • SD-WAN performance modelling, optimization and resource orchestration
  • 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
  • High-Precision and Qualitative Communication Services
  • Service function chaining design and performance evaluation for SDN and cloud networks
  • governance and Policy paradigms related to software defined and virtualized environments
  • Use of SDN/NFV in digital twin networks (DTN)

Important Dates (tentative):
Paper submission: April 15, 2024
Acceptance notification: April 26, 2024
Camera-ready submission: May 3, 2024

Submission Guidelines
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.

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