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

Call for Workshop Proposal

The 7th IEEE NFV-SDN conference, which will take place in Heraklion, invites proposals for one full-day or two half-day workshops to be held on Nov 9, 2021, at the start of the main technical program. The scope of the workshops is to complement the main conference program with forums for the exchange of technical expertise, development, integration, and standardization efforts on particularly focused areas of interest within the frame of the NFV-SDN. Proposals from industry and academia are welcome.

The topics considered but not limited to, include:

  • Network Slicing in 5G/6G Systems
  • NFV Evolution
  • Advances in Network Services Chain
  • SDN and NFV Security challenges
  • Portability and benchmarking of Virtual network functions
  • Edge Computing synergy with NFV and SDN
  • Machine learning for NFV Management and Orchestration
  • NFV-SDN deployment cases across vertical sectors
  • Validation and Verification of Network Services and VNFs
  • Zero-touch network and Service Management

Submission Guidelines

Each IEEE NFV-SDN workshop proposal in a single PDF file must include:

  • Name and abbreviation of the workshop
  • Names, addresses, and a short bio of the workshop organizers (i.e OC chairs)
  • A brief description of the technical focus addressed by the workshop and the motivation.
  • Technical Program Committee (TPC) and/or Organizing Committee (OC) roster.
  • The planned format of the workshop, including a strategy to facilitate lively and interactive discussions.
  • Publicity and advertising plan to attract paper submissions and attendees.
  • A draft of 1-page “Call for Papers (CfP)” including title, description, topics and important dates.

Submitted Workshop proposals should not exceed TWO pages and should be submitted via email to

General Chair

Kurt Tutschku, BTH, SWE & Larry Horner, Intel, USA

Workshop Chairs

Evangelos Markakis, Hellenic Mediterranean University, GR

George Xilouris, NCSR Demokritos, GR

Important Dates

Workshop proposal submission: June 14, 2021
Notification of acceptance: June 21, 2021
Workshop Paper Submission: August 16, 2021
Notification of Acceptance: September 13, 2021
Camera-ready Submission: October 11, 2021

2021 Patrons

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