IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization
24-28 June 2019 – Paris, France


NetSoft 2019 will feature technical paper presentations, keynotes, tutorials, demos and exhibitions from world-leading experts representing service providers, vendors, research institutes, open source projects, and academia. Additionally, topical workshops will be co-located so various call for proposals are issued. Download the NetSoft 2019 Call for Papers flyer here.


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

– Programmable SDN and NFV: languages, architectures, environments

– Softwarized cloud, fog, and edge infrastructures

– Cognitive and autonomic networking

– Network slicing and slice management

– Mobility Management in software networks

– Policy- and Intent-Based Networking

– Centralized vs Distributed control, management & orchestration

– Abstractions and virtualization of resources, services, and functions

– Service function chaining (including SF placement optimization and SFC OAM)

– Container/microservice-based network functions

– Efficient network/service monitoring in SDN/NFV

– AI techniques to support network automation

– Analytics and big data approaches for managing softwarized networks

– QoS and QoE in softwarized infrastructures

– Resilience, reliability, and robustness of softwarized networks

– Cooperative multi-party, multi-domain, multi-tenant SDN/NFV environments

– Security/Safety/Trust support in virtualized environments

– SDN switch/router architecture and design

– Dynamic resource discovery mechanisms and service parameter/resource negotiation schemes

– APIs, protocols, and languages for programmable networks

– Lifecycle management of network software

– DevOps methodologies for network softwarization

– Debugging and introspection of software-defined virtualized systems

– Service fulfillment assurance systems in SDN/NFV environments

– Softwarized platforms for Internet of Things (IoT)

– Energy efficient and green software-defined infrastructures (SDI)

– Transition strategies from existing networks to SDN/NFV

– New service models and paradigms enabled by softwarization

– New value chains and business models

– Socio-economic impact and regulatory implications for softwarization

– Experience reports from experimental testbeds and deployments


*** Call for Submissions ***

You are invited to submit technical papers, tutorial, demo and workshop proposals that fall into the conference topics of interest. Deadlines are:

Technical Papers:              December 10, 2018

Workshop Proposals: December 19, 2018         

Tutorial Proposals:            January 15, 2019

Demo Proposals:               March 11, 2019


Accepted and presented technical papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

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*** Important dates for Main Track ***

Paper submission deadline:                  December 10, 2018

Acceptance notification:                        March 8, 2019

Full Conference Paper:                           April 5, 2019



Prosper Chemouil, IEEE Volunteer, France

Flavio Esposito, Saint Louis University, USA

Olivier Festor, TELECOM Nancy, France

Filip De Turck, Ghent University & IMEC, Belgium

Christian Jacquenet, Orange Labs, France