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

Call for Demos

The IEEE NFV-SDN conference also invites demonstration papers in the NFV and SDN realms addressing the topics in the call for papers, including: Service Function Chaining, performance considerations in the control and data plane, analysis during runtime, automation and orchestration. In addition fault tolerance and recovery and resiliency under load are active topics of interest. Multi-tenant isolation in a shared resource such as when using SR-IOV or DPDK are also areas of keen interest. Demonstrations from industry on the best known practices as well as advances currently underway in research and academia are welcome. The demonstration showcase is part of the scheduled agenda and runs only one evening during the conference. The demonstrations should be configured to run in a cloud environment accessible via Internet and presented from the exhibition space floor on the demonstrator’s laptop. Also, an author of an accepted demo is required to register for the conference at the full or limited rate and present the demo at the IEEE NFV-SDN 2016 conference.


The topics considered but not limited to, include:

  • Applications using NFV & SDN technologies
  • Service function chaining
  • Control and Data plane performance considerations
  • NFVi performance considerations
  • Network & resource slicing
  • High performance switching using OVS and OVN
  • Multi-tenant isolation when using shared resources such as DPDK, OVS, SR-IOV
  • Benchmarking and performance testing
  • VNF Lifecycle management, including fault tolerance and recovery
  • Automation and Orchestration at scale
  • Handling IoT at scale in virtual EPC deployments
  • Low-latency, reliable video delivery in 5G environments

Important Dates

Demo proposal submission:             September 1, 2016
Acceptance notification:                    September 15, 2016


Submission Guidelines:

Please submit your IEEE NFV-SDN demonstration proposal on Demo track on EDAS at Each submission should include:

  • Title of the demonstration
  • Names, addresses, and a short biography (up to 200 words) of the presenters
  • A description of the technical issues that the demonstration will address, emphasizing its timeliness
  • An outline of the demo content, including a tentative schedule
  • Planned format of the demo, such as lecture or hands-on
  • If appropriate, a description of past versions of the demo, including number of attendees, etc.
  • Wireless access will be provided along with 5’ table and 120VAC
  • Any additional needs including monitors, tripods, must be requested with submission

Submitted demonstration proposals should not exceed 5 pages.

Demonstration Co-Chairs:

Larry Horner, Intel, USA
Ram Krishnan, Dell, USA