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

Call for Tutorials

The 2016 IEEE NFV-SDN conference, which will take place in Silicon Valley, invites proposals for 2.5 hour, half-day, or one full-day of tutorials to be held on Nov 7, 2016, prior to the main technical program. Tutorials should serve one or more of the following objectives: Introduce students and newcomers to major topics of NFV and SDN research; Provide instruction on es-tablished practices and methodologies; Survey a mature area of NFV and SDN research and/or practice; Motivate and explain an NFV and SDN topic of emerging importance; Introduce expert non-specialists to an NFV and SDN research area.



The topics considered but not limited to, include:

• Applications using NFV & SDN technologies
• NFV and SDN Infrastructure
• Network & resource slicing
• Bridging the NFV and SDN control plane
• Application deployment: VM vs. container
• High performance switching using OVS and OVN
• Virtualization infrastructure management platforms
• Benchmarking and performance testing
• VNF Lifecycle management
• NFV and/or SDN related information modelling, data modelling
• Open source (e.g. OpenStack, ODL, ONOS, OpenContrail, OPNFV, Atrium, OpenAirInterface)


Important Dates

Tutorial proposal submission:             June 15, 2016
Acceptance notification:                       September 7, 2016


Submission Guidelines:

Please submit your IEEE NFV-SDN tutorial proposal direct to the Tutorial Co-Chairs (contact information below). Each submission should include:

  • Title of the tutorial
  • Length of the tutorial: 2.5 hour, Half‐day or Full‐day
  • Names, addresses, and a short biography (up to 200 words) of the instructors
  • A description of the technical issues that the tutorial will address, emphasizing its timeliness
  • An outline of the tutorial content, including a tentative schedule
  • Planned format of the tutorial, such as lecture or hands-on
  • If appropriate, a description of past versions of the tutorial, including number of attendees, etc.

Submitted tutorial proposals should not exceed 5 pages.


Tutorial Co-Chairs:

Tetsuya Nakamura, Cablelabs, USA :
Daniel King, Univ of Lancaster, UK :


Download a PDF version of the Call-for-Tutorials.