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


The 7th IEEE Conference on Network Functions Virtualization and Software-Defined Networking (IEEE NFV-SDN 2021) will be a virtual event in 2021. The conference is scheduled to take place online from 9-11 November 2021.

In 2021, IEEE NFV-SDN conference will focus on the foundation, design, verification, operation, security, and evolution of virtualized network functions (VNFs) and the advances in the NFV concept. In addition, the 2021 conference includes the investigation of the relationship Beyond 5G/6G networks and transmission technologies will have with applications within the NFV architectural concepts. Special interest will be given to how Beyond 5G/6G applications are designed, orchestrated, and managed by NFV mechanisms and VNFs. IEEE NFV-SDN 2021 continues as the premier IEEE event on the latest NFV and SDN concepts and mechanisms.

We look forward to your participation!

Kurt Tutschku and Larry Horner

(General Chairs 2021 IEEE NFV-SDN and on behalf of the OC)

COVID-19 Statement

The NFV-SDN 2021 Organizing Committee (OC) has been closely monitoring the development of the COVID-19 situation that could impact in-person attendance and paper presentations. Unfortunately, the OC has decided to make the 2021 edition of the NFV-SDN a virtual conference. Though we will not be able to hold the conference in Heraklion, we hope you will still want to learn about this beautiful destination.

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