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

Call for Tutorial Proposals

Important Dates
  • Tutorial submission deadline:       January 15, 2019 extended January 30, 2019
  • Tutorial Acceptance notification: January 29, 2019 moved to February 13, 2019
  • Tutorial material:                                June 17, 2019
Aim and Scope

The 5th IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft 2019) will be held on June 24-28, 2019 in Paris, France. IEEE NetSoft has been created as a flagship conference aiming at addressing “Softwarization” of networks and systemic trends concerning the convergence of Cloud Computing, Software-Defined Networking (SDN), and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).
The IEEE NetSoft 2019 conference seeks tutorial proposals, which should provide clear and focused teaching materials covering hot and emerging topics that are within the scope of the conference, which include:

  • 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
  • Centralized vs Distributed control, management & orchestration
  • 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
  • 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
Submission Guidelines

A NetSoft 2019 tutorial proposal should be submitted in a single PDF file (4 pages max.), and must include the following:

  1. Tutorial title
  2. Tutorial length: either 1.5 hours or 3.5 hours (with a break)
  3. Names, affiliations and short biographies of the speakers highlighting their experience on the proposed topic (no more than 300 words per speaker).
  4. Intended audience and a brief description of the background required by the tutorial attendees.
  5. Tutorial content: a detailed description of the tutorial content. It should highlight the relevance and timeliness of the addressed topic, the goal of the tutorial and an outline of its content.
  6. Materials: a description of the materials that will be provided to the tutorial’s attendees (e.g., slides, code snippets, tools, virtual machines).

Please submit proposals to the tutorial co-chairs via email ( and

Upon acceptance, the final materials for the tutorials (e.g., slides, documents, virtual machine images) will have to be submitted to the tutorial co-chairs by email by June 17, 2019.

Tutorial Co-Chairs
  • Mathieu Bouet, Thales, France
  • Mohamed Faten Zhani, ÉTS, Canada

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