The 1st International Workshop on Software-Driven Flexible and Agile Networking will be held on the 11th of April, 2016 in San Francisco, CA, USA in conjunction with IEEE INFOCOM 2016.
11th of April 2016: The paper AirNet: the Edge-Fabric model as a virtual control plane, from Messaoud Aouadj and Emmanuel Lavinal (University of Toulouse & IRIT, France), Thierry Desprats (Universite Paul Sabatier, France) and Michelle Sibilla (University Paul Sabatier Toulouse 3, France) received the best paper award.
17th of March 2016: The workshop technical program can be downloaded from here.
22nd of February 2016: We announced a list of the accepted papers.
17th of February 2016: The camera-ready paper submission deadline is on the 7th of March, 2016. The instructions for the camera-ready paper submission can be found at this link.
20th of December 2016: Paper submission deadline extended to December 23, 2015 (firm).
2nd of December 2016: Paper submission deadline extended to December 20, 2015.
17th November 2016: TPC announced.
1st November 2016: The SWFAN 2016 website is online.
The NFV/SDN paradigms promote the deployment of Network Functions (NF) as software components into cloud infrastructures, and the identification of relevant abstractions for their configuration, control and management. Such NFs can comprise processing elements in the data plane (e.g., packet inspection, filtering, flow-level monitoring, or access control) as well as control-plane components (e.g., signaling, routing, dynamic load balancing). This paradigm shift essentially enables new cloud service models, i.e., NF-as-a-service (NFaaS), which can lead to significant operational and technology investment cost savings for service providers. Beyond that, telecom operators can greatly benefit from NFV/SDN, considering the increasing trend to implement mobile communication network functions in software.
NFV/SDN orchestration can satisfy the evolving requirements of service and infrastructure providers with respect to the resource constraints, dynamic network conditions and service environments. Virtualized NFs should be deployed, located, scaled, and orchestrated in a holistic manner to realize novel services, through exposing their configurations using standardized interfaces, whereas SDN can provide a flexible network plane along these lines. Furthermore, the integration of protocol and application/service processing creates opportunities for enhancing the performance of cloud applications and services when accessed by mobile users.
In this respect, SWFAN aims at bringing together researchers, engineers, and practitioners to discuss challenging aspects of NFV/SDN orchestration, such as the elastic provisioning of computing, storage, and network resources for NF deployment and scaling in the cloud, the development of new models, protocols, algorithms, and abstractions for more flexible and agile network control, management and operation, as well as NFaaS negotiation, contracting, billing, and SLA management.
We solicit submissions of previously unpublished work on the following topics of interest (but not limited to):
Submitted papers should not exceed 6 pages in IEEE format (double-column, 10pt font). Paper review is single-blind, i.e., papers should include author names and affiliations. To submit your paper for review, you should have an EDAS account and visit this link.
The camera-ready paper submission instructions can be found at this link.
Lefteris Mamatas, University of Macedonia, Greece
The workshop technical program can be downloaded from here.