The 4th IEEE International Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft 2018) will be held on June 25-29, 2018 at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. IEEE NetSoft has been created as a flagship conference aiming at addressing “Softwarization” of networks and systemic trends concerning the convergence of Cloud Computing, Software-Defined Networking (SDN), and Network Function Virtualization (NFV). Download call for paper from HERE.
The telecommunications landscape is expected to change radically in the next few years. Pervasive ultra-broadband, programmable networks, and cost reduction of IT systems are paving the way to new services and commoditization of telecommunications infrastructure while lowering entrance barriers for new players and giving rise to new value chains. While this results in considerable challenges for service providers, this transformation also brings unprecedented opportunities for the Digital Society and the Digital Economy related to emerging new services and applications.
Examples include Tactile Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, Cloud Robotics, and Artificial Intelligence. 5G will both accelerate and exploit this huge transformation, and as such, smart networking with embedded AI techniques leveraging NFV and SDN becomes essential. This will be made possible through the exploitation of massive network data with analytic tools and machine learning, allowing for proactive management of softwarized infrastructures. This trend will be reflected in NetSoft 2018 in the various topics of interest under the theme “Achieving smart network
softwarization” and the conference will serve as a forum to discuss the latest advances in this area.
- Paper Submission: December 1, 2017
- Acceptance Notification: March 9, 2018
- Camera Ready due: April 6, 2018
- Conference: June 25-29, 2018