NetSoft 2020 : IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization 2020

  in Conferences   Posted on June 21, 2019

Conference Information

Submission Deadline Monday 02 Dec 2019 Proceedings indexed by :
Conference Dates Jun 29, 2020 - Jul 3, 2020
Conference Address Ghent, Belgium
Conference & Submission Link
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Conference Call for Papers

Call for Technical Session Papers

Important dates

Paper submission deadline: December 2, 2019

Acceptance notification: March 9, 2020

Camera-ready paper: April 6, 2020


Over the years, software has become the core value provider in the telecommunications industry. Boosted by scientific breakthrough, continuous innovation and stringent requirements for new services, the telecommunication transformation is on track and filled with opportunities. The supporting technologies are maturing at great pace and softwarization is recognized as a major enabler by many standardization efforts and industrial initiatives.

This trend will be reflected in NetSoft 2020 in the various topics of interest under the theme “Bridging the gap between AI and network softwarization” and the conference will serve as a forum to discuss the latest advances in this area in both industry and academia.

Topics of interest

Authors are invited to submit papers that fall into the area of software-defined and virtualized infrastructures. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

Programmable SDN and NFV: languages and architectures

Softwarized cloud, fog and edge infrastructures

Cognitive and autonomic networking

Network slicing and slice management

Mobility management in software networks

Policy-based and intent-based Networking

Centralized vs distributed control, management & orchestration

Abstractions and virtualization of resources, services and functions

Service Function Chaining

Container/microservice-based network functions

Efficient network/service monitoring in SDN/NFV

AI techniques to support network automation

Big data analytics for managing softwarized networks

QoS and QoE in softwarized infrastructures

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

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

Resilience, reliability, and robustness of softwarized networks

Paper Submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers for presentation at the conference and publication in the NetSoft 2020 Proceedings. All submissions must be written in English and must use standard IEEE two-column conference template that can be downloaded from

Technical Papers can be of two types: Full papers or Short papers, up to 9 pages and 5 pages respectively, including tables, figures and references. Full papers accepted as short papers will be required to be reduced to 5-pages length.

Papers submitted should describe original, previously unpublished research results, not currently under review by another conference or journal. All submitted papers will be reviewed.

Only PDF files will be accepted for the review process and all manuscripts must be electronically submitted through EDAS:

Important: NetSoft 2020 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

Tim Wauters, Ghent University – imec, Belgium

Mohamed Faten Zhani, ÉTS, Canada

Walter Cerroni, University of Bologna, Italy

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