The 2nd International Workshop on Software-Driven Flexible and Agile Networking will be held on the 1st of May 2017, Atlanta, GA, USA. SWFAN is a full-day workshop that is organized in conjunction with IEEE INFOCOM 2017.
17th of January 2017: Paper submission deadline extended to the 24th of January 2017 (firm).
10th of January 2017: Paper submission deadline extended to the 17th of January 2017.
10th of October 2016: The SWFAN 2017 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, load balancing, mobility management). This paradigm shift 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.
Software-based networks can mitigate problems and shortcomings of today’s networks, such as long provisioning times, with wasteful over-provisioning used to meet variable demand, and reliance on rigid and cost-ineffective hardware devices. Therefore, there is an increasing need for more flexibility and agility that can be attained via the architectural decomposition of network components and network services into elementary, reusable primitives as well as the virtualization of network processing elements.
In this respect, SWFAN aims at bringing together researchers, engineers, and practitioners to discuss the latest advances on architectures, algorithms, abstractions, and technologies for fluidity, flexibility, and agility in software-based networks. SWFAN solicits submissions on: (i) the rapid and elastic provisioning of computing, storage, and network resources for NF deployment and scaling in virtualized infrastructures, (ii) the development of new models, protocols, algorithms, and abstractions for more flexible and agile network control, (iii) the specification and development of elementary and reusable primitives for flexible network processing, and (iv) new technologies for high-performance processing.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
Submitted papers should not exceed 6 pages in IEEE format (double-column, 10pt font) and be PDF files (formatted for 8.5x11-inch paper). 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 will be announced soon.
The 1st International Workshop on Software-Driven Flexible and Agile Networking was held on the 11th of April, 2016 in San Francisco, CA, USA. More information can be found at the SWFAN 2016 website.