IEEE Conference on Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networks
9–11 November 2021 // Heraklion, Greece


Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networks (SDN) are an accepted evolution in all areas of network concepts and technologies. They are dramatically transforming telecommunication networks, campus, enterprise and data center networks, and accelerating the introduction of technologies and applications, which enable programmatic control of networks. Currently, NFV and SDN are in the transition phase from development and trials to full-scale deployments.

Significant enablers for rapid adoption are the shifts towards open source software and hardware development, the convergence of IT and telco tools and technologies, and alignment of operational processes. Integration of the latest research in software technologies, algorithms, hardware design, etc., driven by competition for the adoption of the best ideas is helping to drive global acceptance of NFV and SDN.

The 2021 IEEE NFV-SDN conference is an important forum for the ongoing exchange of the latest ideas, developments and results amongst ecosystem partners in both academia and industry. The conference fosters knowledge sharing and discussion on new approaches as well as work addressing gaps and improvements in NFV and SDN-enabled architectures, algorithms and operational frameworks for virtualized network functions and infrastructures.

Previous IEEE NFV-SDN Conferences:

The 1st IEEE NFV-SDN Conference, 2015    San Francisco, Ca., USA // 18-21 November 2015

The 2nd IEEE NFV-SDN Conference, 2016  Palo Alto, Ca., USA // 7-9 November 2016.

The 3rd IEEE NFV-SDN Conference, 2017   Berlin, Germany // 6-8 November 2017.

The 4th IEEE NFV-SDN Conference, 2018   Verona, Italy // 27-29 November 2018.

The 5th IEEE NFV-SDN Conference, 2019   Dallas, USA // 12-14 November 2019.

The 6th IEEE NFV-SDN Conference, 2020   Virtual Conference // 9-12 November 2020.