IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization
27 June–1 July 2022 // Milan, Italy

Call for Technical Session Papers

Important Dates

  • Paper submission deadline: December 15, 2021
  • Acceptance notification: March 15, 2022
  • Camera-ready paper: April 25, 2022

Scope

NetSoft 2022 will feature technical paper presentations, keynotes, tutorials, workshops, demos, and exhibitions from world-leading experts representing service providers, vendors, research institutes, open source projects, and academia.

Topics of Interest

The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Softwarized cloud, fog, and edge infrastructures
  • Cognitive and autonomic networking
  • Centralized vs distributed control, management & orchestration
  • Abstractions and virtualization of resources, services and functions
  • AI techniques to support network automation
  • Big data analytics for managing softwarized networks
  • Network slicing and slice management
  • Mobility management in softwarized networks
  • Programmable SDN and NFV: languages and architectures
  • Policy-based and intent-based networking
  • Network implications for the creation of a (device to cloud) computing continuum
  • Network brokering services for inter-edge/cloud interconnects
  • Service Function Chaining (SFC)
  • Mapping and scheduling of SFC
  • Container/microservice-based network functions
  • Efficient network/service monitoring in SDN/NFV
  • QoS and QoE in softwarized infrastructures
  • Resilience, reliability, and robustness of softwarized networks
  • Network softwarization for 5G/6G
  • Network management at the edge
  • 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
  • Experience reports from experimental testbeds and deployments
  • Impact of the open-source on network softwarization

Paper Submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers for presentation at the conference and publication in the NetSoft 2022 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 or Short papers, up to 9 and 5 pages respectively, including references and all other material. If accepted, a paper will be published in the category (long/short) of its submission. Long papers are the more traditional form to present technical work. Long papers should emphasize not only novelty and vision, but execution and thoroughness of the contribution (design, evaluation). Short papers are the preferred vehicle for visionary papers or traditional technical papers whose description fits within a smaller number of pages. Short papers may not yet be ‘fully baked’ in terms of execution and evaluation.

Papers submitted should describe original, previously unpublished research results, not currently under review by another conference or journal. Papers not meeting the length and formatting requirements or violating IEEE’s guidelines on plagiarized content will be rejected without review. All other submitted papers will be reviewed. Selected papers for NetSoft 2022 may be conditionally accepted and subjected to shepherding before final acceptance.

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=28960

Important: NetSoft 2022 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.

TPC Co-Chairs

  • Carmen Mas Machuca, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Munich, Germany
  • K. K. Ramakrishnan, University of California, Riverside, CA, USA
  • Fulvio Risso, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy