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

Call for Technical Session Papers

Call for papers is available in PDF version.Technical Paper CfP
Important dates
  • Paper submission deadline:     December 3, 2018 extended to January 7, 2019 – Closed
  • Acceptance notification:             March 8, 2019
  • Camera-ready paper:                  April 5, 2019

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 telecommunications transformation is on track and filled with opportunities. The supporting technologies are maturing at great pace and softwarization is recognized as a major enabler in many standardization efforts and industrial initiatives.

This trend will be reflected in NetSoft 2019 in the various topics of interest under the theme “Unleashing the power of network softwarization” and the conference will serve as a forum to discuss the latest advances (both industry and academia related) in this area.

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, architectures, environments
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 and Privacy 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
  • 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
Paper Submission

Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers for presentation at the conference and publication in the NetSoft 2019 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 2019 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
  • Prosper Chemouil,  Orange Labs (retired), France
  • Flavio Esposito, Saint Louis University, USA
  • Olivier Festor, TELECOM Nancy, France

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