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

Best Paper Awards

NetSoft 2019 has delivered three awards: Best Paper Award, Best Student Paper Award, Best Demo Paper Award. These awards are determined both on the scientific quality of the paper and the oral presentation of the contribution or demo.

  • Best Paper Award: “µNF: A Disaggregated Packet Processing Architecture”, by Shihabur Rahman Chowdhury, University of Waterloo, Canada, Anthony Anthony, University of Waterloo, Canada, Haibo Bian, University of Waterloo, Canada, Tim Bai, University of Waterloo, Canada, and Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Best Student Paper Award: “Latency-Aware Service Function Chain Placement in 5G Mobile Networks”, by Davit Harutyunyan, FBK CREATE-NET, Italy, Nashid Shahriar, University of Waterloo, Canada, Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, Canada and Roberto Riggio, FBK CREATE-NET, Italy
  • Best Demo Award: “A Lightweight Toolchain to Validate, Visualize, Analyze, and Deploy ETSI NFV Topologies”, by Philippe Merle, Inria Lille – Nord Europe, France, Adja Sylla, Orange Labs, France, Meryem Ouzzif, Orange Labs, France, Frederic Klamm, Orange Labs, France, and Karine Guillouard, Orange Labs, France
Best Paper Award Selection
  • The Best Paper Award is granted to the best contribution being presented in Plenary Sessions (Full paper) during NetSoft 2019 among all contributions.

  • The Best Student Paper Award is conferred to the best paper whose first author is a full-time student at the time of submission of the paper and is the presenter of the accepted paper in a Plenary Session (Full Paper) at the conference.

  • The Best Demo Paper Award is granted to the best demo paper presented in a live demonstration session during NetSoft 2019.

Runners-up papers will be evaluated during the conference by an Award Selection Committee, based on the best contributions identified by the TPC.

2019 Patrons

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