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

Call for Tutorial Proposals (closed)

Important Dates

  • Tutorial submission deadline: January 31, 2022
  • Acceptance notification: February 22, 2022
  • Tutorial material: June 10, 2022

Scope and Topics of Interest

The 8th IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft 2022) will be held on July 1-5, 2022, Milan, Italy. IEEE NetSoft is a flagship conference aiming at addressing the “Softwarization” of networks and systemic trends related to the convergence of Cloud Computing, Software-Defined Networking (SDN), and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). The IEEE NetSoft 2022 conference seeks tutorial proposals, which should provide clear and focused teaching materials covering hot and emerging topics that are within the scope of the conference, which include, but not limited to:

  • Programmable SDN and NFV: languages and architectures
  • Softwarized cloud, fog and edge infrastructures
  • Cognitive and autonomic networking
  • AI/ML techniques to support network automation
  • Big data analytics for managing softwarized networks
  • Network slicing and slice management
  • Mobility management in software networks
  • Policy-based and intent-based Networking
  • Centralized vs distributed control, management & orchestration
  • Context-awareness orchestration
  • Hardware-acceleration in orchestration
  • Abstractions and virtualization of resources, services and functions
  • Service function chaining
  • Container/microservice-based network functions
  • Cloud-native architectures for 5G softwarized networks
  • Efficient network/service monitoring in SDN/NFV
  • QoS and QoE in softwarized infrastructures
  • Resilience, reliability, and robustness of softwarized networks
  • Network softwarization for 5G
  • Network management at the edge for low-latency services
  • Cooperative multi-domain, multi-tenant SDN/NFV environments
  • Security, Safety, Trust and Privacy in virtualized environments
  • Softwarized 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

Submission Guidelines

A NetSoft 2022 tutorial proposal should be submitted in a single PDF file (4 pages max.), and must include the following:

  1. Tutorial title
  2. Tutorial duration: half day (with a break)
  3. Abstract briefly describing the concept and content of the tutorial (no more than 300 words)
  4. Names, affiliations and short biographies of the speakers highlighting their experience on the proposed topic (no more than 300 words per speaker).
  5. Intended audience and a brief description of the background required by the tutorial attendees.
  6. Tutorial content: a detailed description of the tutorial content. It should highlight the relevance and timeliness of the addressed topic, the goal of the tutorial and an outline of its content.
  7. Hand-out material: a description of the non-interactive material that will be provided to the tutorial’s attendees (e.g., slides, code snippets, tools, virtual machines).
  8. In case the tutorial includes a hands-on component, please describe it.

Please submit your proposal by email to the tutorial co-chairs (, by January 31, 2022.

Tutorial Co-Chairs

  • Eiji Oki, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Christian Esteve Rothenberg, University of Campinas, Brazil

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