NetSoft 2021 : IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization

  in Conferences   Posted on October 30, 2020

Conference Information

Submission Deadline Monday 14 Dec 2020 Proceedings indexed by :
Conference Dates Jun 28, 2021 - Jul 2, 2021
Conference Address Tokyo, Japan
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Conference Ranking & Metrics (This is a TOP Conference)

Impact Score 2.64
#Contributing Top Scientists 27
#Papers published by Top Scientists 44
Google Scholar H5-index 8
Guide2Research Overall Ranking: 320
Category Rankings
Networks and Communications 81
Software Engineering & Programming 69

Conference Call for Papers

Over the years, software has become the core value provider in the telecommunications industry. Boosted by scientific breakthroughs, continuous innovation and stringent requirements for new services, network softwarization is currently transforming telecommunications and networking industry and is bringing several opportunities, while raising new challenges, from both conceptual and operational perspectives. To move ahead cognitive network softwarization, NetSoft 2021 will serve as a forum to discuss the latest advances in network softwarization technologies, AI-based software-defined networks, autonomic networking, intent/policy-based network management, network slicing, and other related research areas that are anticipated to radically transform today’s networks. The need for further advances in these topics is reflected in the overall theme of NetSoft 2021: “Accelerating Network Softwarization in the Cognitive Age”.

NetSoft 2021 will feature technical paper presentations, keynotes, tutorials, workshops, demos, and exhibitions from world-leading experts representing service providers, vendors, research institutes, open source projects, and academia.

Topics of Interest
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Softwarized cloud, fog, and edge infrastructures
Cognitive and autonomic networking
Centralized vs distributed control, management & orchestration
Abstractions and virtualization of resources, services and functions
AI techniques to support network automation
Big data analytics for managing softwarized networks
Network slicing and slice management
Mobility management in softwarized networks
Programmable SDN and NFV: languages and architectures
Policy-based and intent-based networking
Service Function Chaining (SFC)
Mapping and scheduling of SFC
Container/microservice-based network functions
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
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
Experience reports from experimental testbeds and deployments

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