FlexNGIA 2021 : 1st IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Fully-Flexible Internet Architectures and Protocols for the Next-Generation Internet

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Conference Information

Submission Deadline Friday 08 Jan 2021 Proceedings indexed by :
Conference Dates May 17, 2021 - May 21, 2021
Conference Address Bordeaux, France
Conference & Submission Link https://www.FlexNGIA.net/workshop
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Conference Call for Papers



1st IFIP/IEEE International workshop on

Fully-Flexible Internet Architectures and Protocols

for the Next-Generation Internet (FlexNGIA 2021)

in collocation with IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on

Integrated Network Management (IM2021)

17-21 May 2021 // Bordeaux, France



The rise of edge, cloud and in-network computing and the proliferation of Artificial

Intelligence (AI) are promoting the development of innovative applications like

virtual/augmented reality, telepresence, autonomous systems, remotely controlled

robotics and tactile applications, promising to revolutionize health-care,

transportation, industry, agriculture, society and culture. However, to deploy such

applications and to comply with their requirements, there is a need for a Tactile

Internet that, according to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), combines

ultra low latency with extremely high availability, reliability and security.

Unfortunately, current Internet architecture and protocols fall short when it comes

to providing such requirements due to several fundamental design and implementation

limitations. As a result, there is a compelling need to rethink the Internet

architecture and protocols to overcome those limitations by efficiently harnessing

recent technological advances in terms of virtualization, network softwarization,

NFV/SDN, data plane programmability and even when they break the tenets of the current

Internet. Such an architecture is embodied in the FlexNGIA Architecture

(https://www.flexngia.net) that has the potential to enable novel network services and

management schemes adapted to the requirements of future applications.


Topics of Interest


The topics addressed in this workshop include, but are not limited to:

– Analysis of the characteristics and requirements of future network applications.

– Gap analysis highlighting the limitations of the traditional Internet architecture

and protocols and their inability to cater to future applications’ requirements.

– Design and evaluation of new architectural paradigms and communication

Protocols as well as network management schemes based on AI/ML and distributed

decision making.

– Use-cases and specific applications and potential mechanisms, protocols

and schemes to ensure the performance and reliability required by future

applications including the move to Industry 5.0 and 6G networks.

– Solutions to further develop the FlexNGIA towards a full-fledged architecture by

addressing key research challenges including service function chaining, functional

decomposition, alternative Network/Transport protocols, resource management,

signaling, design of high-performance virtual network functions and services,

high-precision monitoring, measurements and in-network telemetry, pricing and

economics, Security and privacy.

More challenges are available at https://www.flexngia.net/research-challenges


Submission Instructions


Authors are invited to submit original contributions. Submitted manuscripts should use

IEEE 2-column conference style and are limited to 6 pages (including references).

The submission link will be available soon at https://www.flexngia.net/workshop


Important Dates


– Paper submission deadline: January 8, 2021

– Paper acceptance notification: February 18, 2021

– Camera-ready version due: March 5, 2021


Organizing Committee


General co-chairs


Marie-Jose Montpetit, Concordia University, Canada

Latif Ladid, IPv6 Forum/University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Rui L. Aguiar, University of Aveiro, Portugal

TPC co-chairs


Nadjib AitSaadi, Paris-Saclay University, France

Noura Limam, University of Waterloo, Canada

Lisandro Zambenedetti Granville, UFRGS, Brazil


For more information, please check https://www.flexngia.net/workshop

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