2016 IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks
7-9 November 2016 // Palo Alto, California, USA


The following workshops will be held in conjunction with the 2016 IEEE NFV-SDN conference.

The 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Orchestration for Software Defined Infrastructure (O4SDI)

The current industry trend of convergence between computing and networking eco-systems clearly shows that software will play an unprecedented dominant role also in future communication environments. Computing, storage, and connectivity services, as well as any other present and future application instances, will be deployed in the form of virtualized assets within a software-defined infrastructure running on top of general-purpose processing and communication hardware, all managed and made available under the cloud “As A Service” paradigm. This technological convergence and infrastructure sharing between the computing and communication systems portend a scenario with a “fog” of micro-clouds composed of generalized virtual functions providing both applications and network services that supplement those deployed in traditional cloud datacenters.

The Second IEEE Workshop on Orchestration for Software-Defined Infrastructures (O4SDI) addresses the challenges that will facilitate orchestration and programmability of generalized virtual functions in Software Defined Infrastructures (SDI), enabling cloud and network providers to deploy integrated services across different resource domains. Orchestration mechanisms will facilitate the live deployment and lifecycle management of these virtual elements, at the application level, the server level, and the network level within a single domain and across multiple domains. Without such orchestration it will not be possible to enable dynamic establishment of generalized virtual functions chains, according to service requirements.

Visit the workshop website for more details: http://o4sdi.unibo.it/o4sdi2

Call for papers: O4SDI2-CFP


The First International Workshop on Security in NFV-SDN (SNS2016)

Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Network (SDN) have changed the networking industry dramatically. NFV virtualizes network services by utilizing virtualization technologies to reduce the dependency on underlying hardware. NFV provides many benefits such as faster service enablement, ease of resource management and lower OPEX and CAPEX. SDN separates the control functions from the underlying physical network by decoupling the control and data planes. SDN provides many benefits such as reduced costs, ease of deployment and management, better scalability, availability, flexibility and fine-grain control of traffic and security. Like traditional networks, they are subject to various security threats and attacks. In this workshop, we invite high-quality submissions in the areas of NFV and SDN security and other related areas. Submitted papers should highlight methods and approaches that can be used to analyze the security risks and requirements, threats and techniques related to NFV and SDN and to provide novel methods and approaches to assure security in NFV and SDN.

Visit the workshop website for more details: http://computing.derby.ac.uk/sns2016/

Call for papers: SNS 2016 CFP