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

Call for Tutorials

Call for Tutorials 

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networks (SDN) are an accepted evolution in all areas of network concepts and technologies. They are expected to transform not only telecommunication networks, campus, enterprise, and data center networks, but accelerate the introduction of smart cities/homes/cars/businesses and green infrastructures. Currently, NFV and SDN are in the advanced transition phase from development into trials and early deployments. 

The shift to openness and knowledge exchange during the transition process is encouraging rapid adoption. Open-source software and hardware development, the convergence of IT and telco development, and the alignment of operation processes have supported the widespread acceptance of NFV and SDN. The latest research results in algorithms, hardware design, etc. together with competition for the adoption of the best ideas for acceptance in the community are driving rapid growth of research in this area. 

Tutorial Format 

For the 2021 edition of IEEE NFV-SDN, tutorials will follow a virtual/online format. Tutorial proposal submissions should address how the tutorial is fit for the online format. 

Submission Guidelines 

Proposals should be submitted by email to the Tutorial Program Co-Chairs: 

The submission should be in the form of a pdf file containing sections on: 

  • Tutorial Title 
  • Keywords 
  • Intended Audience 
  • Motivation and Context 
  • Outline and Tentative Schedule (for 1/2day or full-day tutorial) 
  • Importance and Timeliness of the Tutorial 
  • Tutorial fitness to the online format, and online-specific requirements 
  • Speaker/Author’s Previous Tutorial, Seminars, and IEEE Flagship Conf. Presentations Experiences 
  • Key Bibliography 
  • Speaker/Author’s Biosketch 

Important Dates 

July 19th, 2021  Tutorial submission deadline 
July 26th, 2021  Acceptance notification 



Tutorial Co-Chairs 


2021 Patrons

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